Do you want to look like Sky Ferreira? Of course you do, she’s on the blogs and magazines you read and that’s how entertainment and fashion works. It’s probably a lot harder than it sounds to pull off, although waking up hungover and tossing everything that comes in your path a big stink face is a pretty good place to start. The clothes, on the other hand, well you have to be some sort of rock star to find those, right? Not anymore! Her new video “I Blame Myself” lets you click through to a page on that has all of the styles she wears available for purchase on SSENSE, like a Givenchy black lambskin star patch bomber jacket, a Balmain woven mini skirt, and a Saint Laurent black leather zipper skirt. Music videos have always been commercials, but now that’s literally true. The future is weird!
Watch the video exclusively here.
Bella Thorne is the proud owner of 5.22 million Twitter followers and counting, but chances are if you’re over the age of 14, then you’ve never seen her do what she does best. That would be singing and dancing, and the 16 year old has been doing it for years on The Disney Channel as the aspiring young dancer CeCe on the the show Shake It Up. But that was then and this is now. Like Disney princesses Miley and Selena before her, Thorne is tossing her tiara in the dumpster just outside company HQ, as she sets out to pursue a serious acting and career. This year alone she has a debut album coming out, and roles in the thrillers Big Sky and Home Invasion, along with the a supporting role in the Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler reunion Blended. Thorne has also begun shooting Amityville, a remake of the horror classic. And when she’s not dodging demons on camera, the Florida native is busy remaking herself into a designer darling, having been a ubiquitous presence at last fall’s New York Fashion Week. So when we dressed her up in the latest streetwear in this exclusive editorial, Thorne was more than happy to play the part. Photography by Naj Jamai. Styling by Marissa Peden.
At Coachella this weekend, Kendall Jenner debuted the piercing that would launch a million pageviews when she was photographed party hopping while sporting a massive hoop in her nose, a trend we do not think will catch on. Then, on Sunday night she decided to to give bulbs something to flash about by wearing a grey sweater that read, ‘I Have No Tits.’ Websites like The Cut and The Daily Mail devoted entire posts to it, and I spent about two hours deconstructing its semiotic significance (got nothing). But Jenner isn’t the first socialite to flaunt the sweater. None other than Paris Hilton wore it a while back, and then, like now, no one really gave a shit.
There aren’t many things left that can bring us all together as a country, stories that inspire us to reach across the aisle and take the hand of our fellow man, no matter what their political outlook, and collectively SMH together in solidarity. Occasionally something comes along, like this New York Times piece about the apartment hunting NYU student, or one of their predictably horrible wedding announcements, or a real estate covet-porn story like this one from Vogue. As I highlighted in the Vogue post, Ad Age pointed out that the Times must have an Editor-in-Trolling. ”How else to explain all these 1,000-word pieces featuring New York Times bubble dwellers that so outrage those who can’t stand The New York Times‘ bubble dwellers?”
The trolling editor certainly must have been having a good laugh this weekend with this piece about Nicole Hanley and Matthew Mellon, a couple who are starting a fashion line. So far so normal, right?
Nope. Let’s all hate read a few select passages.
Mr. Mellon, who comes from the Mellon and Drexel families of Bank of New York Mellon and Drexel Burnham Lambert, grew up in New York City, Palm Beach and Northeast Harbor, Me., and went to the University of Pennsylvania. The walls of the pad he and Ms. Hanley Mellon share at the Pierre are lined with paintings by Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Damien Hirst, Peter Beard and, Mr. Mellon said, “Taylor Swift.”
“You mean Sam Taylor-Wood,” Ms. Hanley Mellon said.
Matthew started Harry’s of London after meeting his first wife Tamara Mellon, co-founded of Jimmy Choo.
Their new line will be inspired by various locations around the world, like, say, Africa.
“I’ve never been to Africa, but I feel like I have this deep affinity for it,” Ms. Hanley Mellon said. “I’ve read every Hemingway, we collect Peter Beard, I’ve watched ‘Out of Africa.’ It touches your soul to visit and smell the smells, and you can’t recreate the experience without immersing yourself.”
Or, if an actual visit isn’t convenient, maybe something a little more digital to get the juices flowing?
“In the old days you’d have to travel to India or China for inspiration, and these days you’ve just got Pinterest boards and you can create looks from home,” he said. He does have an Instagram account, asliceofmellon, despite believing that “technology has made us lazy.”
Love this article so much. It was written by a sentient supercomputer programmed to ignite class war. It is perfect. http://t.co/NZE4wBZvtt
— Tom Gara (@tomgara) April 13, 2014
Several years ago I went to a fashion party in Paris, where I crawled into a VIP area, climbed onto the couch, and started dancing. Suddenly, a man was throwing ice cubes at me and yelling at me to leave. I considered that rude, so I chewed up the ice cubes and spit them back at him until he surrendered. That man was Alexander Wang, who on a completely unrelated note, just announced that he’ll be designing a line for H&M. The announcement came in true Wang fashion: at a blowout event during Coachella that featured a late night performance from Iggy.
Wang will be the first American designer to collaborate with Swedish clothing behemoth, following in the footsteps of Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney, Marni, and others. My favorite H&M collab has always been Versace, but that’s mostly because when I was living in Italy, the Italians were always too lazy to stand in line, so I got first dibs. Wang will also be the youngest to ever do it, so he’s probably not sweating the competition, as he ‘gets’ his target clients better than the rest. The Designer for Department Store phenomenon is one of the few things that makes me feel that society cares about working girls like me. I deserve designer brands and I deserve free birth control and now I can have both. Does anyone have a tissue, please?
Opening Ceremony and Teva have teamed up for an exclusive capsule collection, says an email from Opening Ceremony. Teva is of course the iconic footwear brand largely associated with nature loving weirdos and internet artists. Opening Ceremony is the iconic clothing label and store largely associated with rich hipster tools and Chloe Sevigny (just kidding, we love Opening Ceremony). Together, they have made three sandals that will be available at OC beginning on May 23. ”We’ve been loyal fans and customers of Teva since we were kids, and we have always wanted to partner with this iconic footwear brand,” said OC co-honcho Humberto Leon. “We are excited to offer exclusively to our customers our favorite, classic Teva styles with a new point of view.”
That new POV means taking classic Teva designs and upping the ante for the new generation of OC costumers, people who really, really care about what they are wearing. For example, taking the Teva “Hurricane”—its most iconic model—and making it look metallic. Presto, the “Universal Hurricane.” There’s also going to be the “Gladiator Hurricane,” which you can see above, as well as the “Psyclone,” also available for viewing above.
The email from OC ends by saying the pair will be celebrating this collaboration with a pool part at Coachella this weekend featuring a performance from Bullett favorite FKA Twigs. We were not invited
This article originally appeared on Stylite.
Not being tacked onto the four headed beast we contend with twice yearly means Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia flies a little under the radar. This has often resulted in it being viewed as a springboard for local designers before they grow up and move to New York (good to have you, Dion Lee) but it also lets media (hi) view it with less jaded eyes.
This year’s MBFWA was a solid mix of Australian fashion linchpins (Zimmermann and Elleryboth returned to the runway this year despite showing overseas only a couple of months earlier) and rising stars (we’ve been stalking Emma Mulholland on Instagram for a while.) Here are five designers we’ll be making sure to check up on more regularly.
1. Christopher Esber
Masterful minimalism is Esber’s jam, which was this time inspired by sailing gear. For those of us without a yacht and weeks of accumulated vacation pay, there are always those crisp little nautical jackets and breezy mini dresses with round gold buttons. Fabrics ranged from custom knitwear to silk charmeuse, none of it anything you’d want to fall overboard in.
2. Romance Was Born
They say never trust a skinny chef, so perhaps you should exercise the same caution when it comes to minimalist dressers who parade kaleidoscopes down their runways. With Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales, the degree of caution that would be zero. The two are style stars in their own right, ruthlessly dedicated to bright hair and brighter clothes, and their collections consistently channel Susie Lau on an acid trip while also consistently never being the same. (Other inspirations have included Marvel Comics and psychedelic aliens.) The below look is from last season’s runway, with this year’s taking the form of a 10-year retrospective.
3. Desert Designs
They might be new, but their story goes back to a Fremantle Prison art class in 1986. Stephen Culley and David Wroth, art teachers, were so impressed with the vivid drawings of inmate and Walmajarri artist Jimmy Pike that they had the idea of marketing the prints on fabric. In 2012 Culley relaunched Desert Designs as a creative collective directed by Jedda Daisy-Culleyand Caroline Sundt-Wels, and this week made the label’s MBFWA debut with a rich showcase of landscape-inspired prints staying true to their Aboriginal origins.
4. Leroy Nguyen
The new grad’s Spring 2014 collection married surfwear with strong tailoring, padded fabrics with fluid ones, and stark whites with vivid blue color. This stuff would fly equally well on Bondi Beach and in Downtown NYC.
5. Emma Mulholland
Trippy Australiana and ’90s surf culture happen big time at Emma Mulholland. Past inspirations range from intergalactic raves to lizards dueling in a Mexican desert, with this year’s “Risque Business” shaping up via neon, washed-out pastels, and plenty of humor. This is spring break for girls too cool to actually, you know, go on spring break.
Writer, model, and television presenter Peaches Geldof has died at the age of 25, according to the BBC.
Police say they were called to an address near Wrotham, Kent following a report of concern for the welfare of a woman on Monday afternoon.
The woman, aged 25, was later pronounced dead by South East Coast Ambulance Service.
“At this stage, the death is being treated as unexplained and sudden,” said a statement from Kent Police.
Being a performer and a wealthy celebrity, you get away with wearing a lot of things that normal-ass people like us might not be able to pull off — a giant cartoon hat, say. But sneakers are usually the one democratizing field. Yes, there are rare sneakers, and plenty of expensive ones well outside our price range, but for the most part a nice pair of trainers is a nice pair of trainers no matter who we’re talking about. There’s only so much you can do to a sneaker to increase its gaudiness.
Unless, of course, you’re Pharrell, who showed off these Swavorski crystal-bedazzled Stan Smiths at his appearance on Saturday Night Live the other night. What do you think, cool, or gross? I think they look like he stepped ankle deep in dog shit in the land of frozen ice puppies, which I guess is both cool and gross at the same time so call it a draw. (h/t Styleite)
Photography: Paley Fairman
Styling: Sadie Sapphire
Makeup: Chantal Huyhn
Hair: Diana Lucia
Models: Ali Collier & Hannah Masi @ Vision Los Angeles