Vanity FairOne thing magazines love to do is call dibs on who will be the new "It" celebrities in the year to come. Sometimes they pick stars whose careers are destined to take off, occasionally they make incredible calls with near-nobodies who later become A-listers, and usually the majority of their picks fade into oblivion. While we'd like to think celeb bible Vanity Fair puts a great deal of thought and planning into its annual "New Hollywood" issue, this year the editors really limited their scope when it came to choosing the next big stars. (Or perhaps they overemphasized the "Fair"? ) Every woman on its new cover is extremely thin and very, very white. Unless Vanity Fair considers one redhead to be diversity, we feel the need to cry foul.
Vanity Fair, August 2008The cover of the March issue features Abbie Cornish, Kristen Stewart, Carey Mulligan, Amanda Seyfried, Rebecca Hall, Mia Wasikowska, Emma Stone, Evan Rachel Wood, and Anna Kendrick. Many, if not all of these women have good reason to grace the Vanity Fair
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- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Tue, Feb 2, 2010 8:16 PM EST
Vanity FairOne thing magazines love to do is call dibs on who will be the new "It" celebrities in the year to come. Sometimes they pick stars whose careers are destined to take off, occasionally they make incredible calls with near-nobodies who later become A-listers, and usually the majority of their picks fade into oblivion. While we'd like to think celeb bible Vanity Fair puts a great deal of thought and planning into its annual "New Hollywood" issue, this year the editors really limited their scope when it came to choosing the next big stars. (Or perhaps they overemphasized the "Fair"? ) Every woman on its new cover is extremely thin and very, very white. Unless Vanity Fair considers one redhead to be diversity, we feel the need to cry foul.Read More »from Vanity Fair's "New Hollywood" issue completely lacks diversity
Getty ImagesWhile browsing through blogs today, I came upon a post from US Weekly called, "Brad Pitt Trims His Beard!" Yes! Finally! So I clicked through, and I stopped and stared at the photos. YUCK! It's still there! Now I fully understand many women may not be in agreement, but I think Brad's beard was just so nasty. It was way too long, it had miniature ponytails in it, and I can't help but think of all the food and germs and who knows what that gets caught in there. The beard is mildly better now without those longer tendrils hanging down, but still kinda bad. Why not shave it all off already? Haven't you had enough fun with your beard by now?Read More »from Do men love their beards more than we do?
I just think guys-especially handsome guys like Brad Pitt-look better with a close shave. When men randomly decide to grow a beard, it often times looks bad on them, gets overgrown, or they don't know how to properly groom it. Every time a male friend says, "I think I'm gonna grow a beard," I want to shout, "No! Don't do it!" Sometimes I do. I could be
Getty ImagesWith more and more men and women wearing sweatpants, gym clothes, and pajamas outside of the home, we began to wonder if people were becoming too lazy for real clothes. Well, UK supermarket chain Tesco is cracking down on the sloppy attire and now banning "nightwear" from their stores. Their Wales location posted these signs at the entrance:Read More »from British supermarket bans shopping in pajamas
"To avoid causing embarrassment to others we ask that our customers are appropriately dressed when visiting our store (footwear must be worn at all times and no nightwear is permitted)."
Security guards are enforcing the new dress code after an excess of mothers have gone shopping at Tesco in their pajamas after dropping their children off at school. "We do not have a strict dress code, but we don't want people shopping in their nightwear in case it offends other customers," a Tesco spokesman. "We're not a nightclub with a strict dress code, and jeans and trainers are of course more than welcome. We do, however, request that customers do not shop
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Fri, Jan 29, 2010 6:39 PM EST
Jimmy ChooThe coveted luxury shoe brand Jimmy Choo may be known for its killer high heels, but lately it seems intent on venturing into slightly more scaled-down territory. Just weeks ago, the company announced a collaboration with Ugg Australia (famous for the ubiquitous furry boots), and now Jimmy Choo will be taking on the sneaker market as well. The designer's pre-fall 2010 collection features eight athletic-wear styles--suede and snakeskin models will run about $473 for low tops, and $633 for the high-top looks. (And we thought the cost of plain old Nikes was getting high!)Read More »from Are high-end sneakers the way of the future? Jimmy Choo thinks so
Jimmy Choo isn't the first designer to recently dip into the sneaker market. Michelle Obama famously wore Lanvin's pricey trainers last year. Prada, Gucci, Dior, and Pierre Hardy have all created luxury athletic footwear, and, in the past few years, we've seen loads of designer sneaker collaborations such as Marc Jacobs for Vans, John Varvatos for Converse, Jil Sander for Puma, and Jeremy Scott for Adidias. Even
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Thu, Jan 28, 2010 10:52 PM EST
APOh no! Kate Moss has grey hair! What a bad dye job! That's what the media was saying earlier this morning when photos of the 36-year-old supermodel at the launch of her Longchamp bags surfaced on our side of the pond. Plenty of women start going grey by her age, but we suspected that a celebrity of her caliber would not be so sloppy with her highlights. Well, it turns out we were right: Kate Moss has had strips of her hair dyed grey deliberately.Read More »from Kate Moss goes prematurely grey with grey hair dye
Back in December we read articles about how young women like Pixie Geldof were trading in their platinum hair for a greyish silver, but we didn't believe it was a trend. Now that Kate Moss as adopted the look, we're sure imitators will follow.
Sure, highlights mixed with natural grey hair may be a great way to transition your hair as you age, but do women want to willingly go grey before they have to? [Daily Mail][The Cut]
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Thu, Jan 28, 2010 7:25 PM EST
Getty ImagesIn the age where women long for perfection and will seek it out by any means possible, a new trend towards imperfect teeth seems oddly refreshing. Remember several years ago when celebs whitened their teeth so much they almost looked blue? And all those stars who got way-too-big veneers that resembled Chiclets? Well, with stars like Anna Paquin and supermodel Lara Stone sporting adorable gap-toothed smiles, dentists are saying more and more people are leaving their natural tooth spacing alone, or having procedures done to get their original tooth gap back!Read More »from Thanks to Anna Paquin, people want their gapped teeth back
"We've overdone it with aesthetics," says cosmetic dentist Dr. Laura Torrado. "If your teeth are too white or too big, it looks unnatural so people are coming back in to make their smiles look more natural," she says.
But famous faces with gapped teeth are nothing new. Madonna, Lauren Hutton, Jane Birkin, Vanessa Paradis, Jennifer Hudson, Amy Winehouse, Shannon Doherty, as well as male celebs like David Letterman, Mick Jagger,
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Wed, Jan 27, 2010 9:42 PM EST
Paris Fashion Week is all about beautiful and extravagant clothing, but to attention addicts like Kanye West and Amber Rose, the festivities are all about them. They try to ensure that nothing will be as show-stopping or head-turning as what they themselves wear--not on the runway, but sitting in fi
Getty ImagesTyra Banks may rub us the wrong way from time to time, but we have to give her credit for being a boundary pusher. She went on her talk show sans-weave to discuss the importance of loving your real hair, she's had plus-sized and transgender contestants on "America's Next Top Model," and even dedicated the most recent season of "ANTM" to petite women who were 5'7" and under. Tyra is testing new waters again with a plus-sized modeling competition for teenagers called "Tyra's Fiercely Real Teen Model Search." To qualify, ladies must be 13 to 19 years old, 5'9" to 6'1", and wear between a size 12 and 20. In addition, Banks is having participants show off their bodies in fitted leggings and tank tops for their entry photos. She provides posing tips on her site, tyra.com.Read More »from Tyra Banks searches for plus-size teen models
"I've always felt it was my mission to expand the narrow perceptions of beauty," says Banks. "Through 'America's Next Top Model,' 'True Beauty,' and 'The Tyra Show' I challenge industry and universal standards by featuring
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Tue, Jan 26, 2010 10:47 PM EST
Xposurephotos.comMost of us mere mortals have a mix of boots, flats, heels, sneakers, and sandals in our closets, but Victoria "Posh" Beckham lives up to her Spice Girls moniker wearing sky-high stilettos and platforms every single day. Yes, even when going to the airport or picking up her boys from soccer practice. So imagine the audible gasp we made when we came across this photo of Beckham in a pair of ballet flats. GASP! Yes, we're stunned. We're heading to the optometrist to have our vision tested. What will you tell us next, that Lady Gaga was seen wearing pants?!Read More »from Victoria Beckham wears flats! (Yes, this is news.)
We're not the only ones scratching our heads. US Weekly has been documenting her footwear selections this week, and claim they spotted her in flats twice this week. What does it all mean?! US drudged up an old quote where Beckham said, "Unless they're on a ballet dancer doing ballet, I just don't get it... The problem with skinny jeans is if you wear them with flat shoes, like flip-flops or trainers, you end up looking like a golf
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Work + Money – Tue, Jan 26, 2010 7:08 PM EST
OK!With personal trainers, nutritionists, and private chefs celebrities have been known to shed their baby weight quickly. And with 24/7 paparazzi stalkers, we can hardly say we blame them for wanting to look their best. But when we saw Kourtney Kardashian looking slim as ever on the cover of OK! just six weeks after giving birth, we had to question if some foul play was involved. Sure enough, the magazine's alleged "exclusive" was bogus, and they actually airbrushed her post-baby belly right off... and mama Kardashian is not happy about it!Read More »from OK! magazine makes Kourtney Kardashian's baby bump disappear
"They doctored and Photoshopped my body to make it look like I have already lost all the weight, which I have not," Kardashian told WWD. On her Twitter account, Kourtney explained in further detail. "One of those weeklies got it wrong again…they didn't have an exclusive with me. And I gained 40 pounds while pregs, not 26...But thanks!"
The undoctored photo (click here to see it) was taken when her son, Mason, was just seven days old and ran in the