Hello fans of online consignment shops! Boy do we have good news in the world of online consignment shops! Bib + Tuck, that online consignment shop, whose creative director we interviewed here. When we profiled the site’s founders Sari Bibliowicz and Sari Azout last year, called their site “a modern take on the traditional clothing swap.” But while before there was no actual money being exchanged between the site’s users, you can now spend and make actual dollars on the site. To mark the occasion, Bib + Tuck recruited NYC personality Jilly Hendrix to host an interview series called Cash Money Clothes, that focuses on NYC fashionistas living out their dreams. Below, an episode the features fashion writer Arabelle Sicardi. Check it out!
Queen of the Internet and attention addict Cara Delevingne is out there being completely wacky and adorable again, this time by teaming with the UK’s LOVE magazine for a completely pointless but absolutely essential viral video. It features the supermodel lip-synching to LL Cool J and Jennifer Lopez’s “Control Myself,” a completely great song from 2006 that we hadn’t heard until now. The video, which is called Caraoke, features cheesy 8-bit graphics and Delevingne, on a pile of colorful wafers, mouthing lyrics like “zz-zz-zz-zz-zz-zz-zz-zz-zz-zz-zz-zz.” It’s a great watch.
We have a rule on this site: Only write about Kendall Jenner if she shows up to the Much Music Awards in Toronto wearing an insane dress that features high-risk slits on both sides. So just following the rules here. Anyway you have to hand it to her: she sure knows how to get blogs bloggin.’
The Harmony Korine we’ve always known—you know, the one who made this—would not fit within the steely confines of a tightly managed global brand. But the Harmony Korine we know has obviously been gunned down by three balaclava wearing beach babes, because here is a fairly tame “fashion film” the director made for Dior’s new fragrance, Addict. The spot, which stars model Sasha Luss, is lush, dreamy, ethereal, and all the other adjectives you’d use to describe content of this nature, but because it’s Korine, it features a version of Die Antwoord’s “Enter the Ninja” that sounds like it was run through Skrillex’s blender. Playing of Alice in Wonderland imagery, the ad ties into a larger theme for the campaign, which Dior is calling wonDiorland. This is the director’s cut, which means Korine got to ad twenty seconds from the original version. See if you can spot them!
The other day we re-announced V magazine’s announcement that they were opening up a sliver of the fashion world’s stratosphere to the regular population (albeit the hot-as-shit portion of it). Yesterday, DKNY and that cartoonish supermodel with the heavy eyebrows—alias Cara Delevingne—have announced a similar strategy with their “#CaraWantsYou.” Revolving around a new capsule collection that the model will design for the brand, Delevingne is asking her 5.5 million Instagram followers to post images using the hashtag for a chance to model the collection, which will reportedly include 15 pieces like tanktops, leather bombers, and beanies. The only catch is you need to be 18 years old, and most likely really, really good looking.
Photographer: Asya Cetin
Stylist: Dilara Findikoglu
Hair: Aaron Grenia
Make up: Ido Raphael Zadok
Producer: Yusuf Yagci Rosco Productions
Models: Shaun Ross @Next Model Management, Helene Desmettre @ IMG NY
V magazine, in conjunction with Ford Models, is holding a contest with the ultimate prize. They will hold a model search in the hopes of finding “the next face of fashion,” and this year, the winner will not only be shot by Karl Lagerfeld himself, but they will also get to walk in his next Chanel and Fendi shows. The shoot will Mr. Lagerfeld will be featured in an upcoming issue of V, and the winner will be awarded with a contract from Ford. As the application page says, “Thousands will enter, one will win.” Above are examples of the kinds of photos you’ll need to submit, and how you’ll probably have to look if you want to submit them.
TOPMAN’s next collaboration officially hits stores on June 12, and it’s with Danish street wear designer Astrid Andersen. The 17-piece collection was largely inspired by Punjab basket teams, after Andersen stumbled across a website that had vintage photos. Says the designer: “There were images from the early fifties right up to today so the inspiration became the crossover references on how this was originally a national sport but as time progressed it became highly Americanised. The colour code and metal reflect the traditional Indian use of colours but in a tight palette.” Sticking close to his street wear roots, Anderson chose New York rapper A$AP Ferg to model the line that includes a crushed pink velour sweat suit, black jersey shirts with sheer panelling, and neoprene sweatshirts accentuated with copper foil and metalwork. The pieces start at $90.00 and will be available online and at TOPMAN in NYC and LA.
Photographed by Eliot Lee Hazel, creative directed by Stacey Nishimoto, models are twin brothers Bradley and Brian Cowell.
Stylist and model: Honor Hamilton. Photographer: Alexander Jacob