In case you didn’t pick up a copy of VMan Magazine, here’s what you missed in their interview with their cover man Jake Gyllenhaal.
1) He often gets so into character on set that he’ll react to things in a way that wasn’t even scripted.
2) Hollywood is a family business to him: Jake’s dad is a director, his mom is a screenwriter, and his sister is also an actor!
3) He tries not to take on movie roles too often so that viewers don’t view him as an actor. It’s important to him that the viewers can really relate to him as the character he’s playing.
4) Jake uses movie roles to “explore the unfiltered recesses of his mind” and express the many aspects of his own personality.
5) He wants to be considered a “great” actor. “More than rich, and more than famous, and more than happy–I [want] to be great.”
The terms “retro” and “vintage” seem to be used pretty much interchangeably these days. However, there’s actually a huge difference.
When we asked around, everyone had their own way of differentiating between the two words:
“Vintage means from a different century”…
“Retro is if it’s decor and vintage is clothing”…
“It’s only vintage if it comes with a certificate”…
Sounds like everybody is a little confused, so we did the research and got to the bottom of the mystery.
Officially, “vintage” refers to anything made between 20 and 100 years ago. (After 100 years it becomes an “antique.”) So something made in 1995 might be outdated, but it’s not yet vintage. (Sidenote: Most people in the vintage industry aren’t really considering the 90′s a vintage era yet, at all.)
So then what’s “retro”?
“Retro” refers to pieces that are made in the modern era with a vintage flare. So “retro” things aren’t actually old, they just look like it. An example of this would be Ray Ban sunglasses that are manufactured today with vintage inspiration, or Macy’s Material Girl line that has many 80′s inspired pieces. These items weren’t actually made back then–they’re brand new–but they have a vintage look to them.
Glad that’s settled.
Creativity and uniqueness were two key elements that came into play for designer bags this year at Fashion Week. From Fendi to Chanel, we saw take out boxes, shopping baskets, and even a mini Karl Lagerfeld. These accessories added a bold twist to the designer’s collections and was like nothing we’ve seen before.
A huge trend that kicked off in 2014 was women suited up in stylish designer suits and looking fabulous. The simplistic look brought style and grace to the runway. Celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres, Madonna, and Kourtney Kardashian also took in this trend and did it well wearing Saint Laurent. A feminine tuxedo with an oversized tie, or a feminine tuxedo with no under shirt, seemed to be the look most designers went for at the 2014 fashion shows.
(Ellen DeGeneres, Madonna, Kourtney Kardashian)- Saint Laurent
Whether you love the Kardashian-Jenner klan, or love to hate on them, there’s no denying that 18-year-old Kendal Jenner is making a splash in the fashion industry in her own right.
The argument could be made that designers would book her because of her family’s marketability. However, she’s now walked for Givenchy and Chanel at Paris Fashion Week. These two high-fashion designers would never sell out like that. There’s only one conclusion then: Kendall Jenner is actually a good model!
The quietest of the Kardashian sisters, Kendall is certainly getting herself noticed now.
She has an impossibly perfect body and an equally enviable wardrobe; even on our most dressed-up days, this teen fashionista puts us to shame. She’s modeled for some of the top names in industry, and she’s been linked to One Direction band-member Harry Styles. Does this girl seriously need to have it all? With all this going for her, we are definitely crushing.
The elaborate and detailed set designs for fashion week 2014 played a huge role in the overall success of the show. The set designs brought the clothes to life and made a name for themselves as well. They were creative, bold, and mind blowing. They created interest and gave the audience something to obsess over. From grocery stores to a floating sky, the set designs were ultimately amazing. It’s what we like to see being brought to a runway and it gives fashion a whole other name.
Another exciting thing that happened after the Chanel supermarket set show, was the audience got to take home pieces from the set. People were obsessing and climbing over one another to get their Chanel doormats and Chanel brooms.
Skins star Jack O’Connell is in talks of staring in big-screen spy movie Section 6–it’s a dream come true!
This hottie has already captured our hearts with his three seasons starring on television show Skins, and we couldn’t be more excited about his blossoming big-screen career. He’s been working on Angelina Jolie’s upcoming war drama, Unbroken, as well as filming for 300: Rise of an Empire which is set to release later this week.
Seems like we’re all about to be seeing a lot more of him–and we’re not complaining…
Street style at Milan Fashion Week had everyone turning heads. Despite the unpredictable rainy weather changes, the style was unbelievable hot. The street style represented a more soft romantic theme that consisted of a lot of reds, pinks, and soft colors. Behind these simplistic designs, were street style fashionistas who brought character and attitude.
How could we not point out the stunning Anna Dello Russo dressed from head to toe in straight-off-the-runway Moschino. The prints and patterns presented street style at its finest outside of Milan Fashion Week.
Sarah Nicole Rosetto
Anna Dello Russo
A huge trend we saw hit the runways was an expression of wearing your art on your sleeve. This spring is all about masterpieces coming to life and pop art prints. The trend brings art school pieces straight from the paper into your closet. From Prada to Chanel, we saw choppy vibrance combined with bold colors. This trend is really all about self-expression and the beauty of art. It’s about becoming inspired by paintings and other forms of art, and letting your clothing do the talking.
Dolce and Gabbana
If you’re the creative director of super high-end designer label, chances are people value your taste and opinion.
So when Riccardo Tisci compared Kim Kardashion to Marilyn Monroe in a recent interview with The Sunday Times, the world is forced to pay attention.
“I met her as the girlfriend of a good friend,” Tisci said (referring to Kanye). “I just wanted a moment with her to understand— and I fell in love. She’s the Monroe of our age. People think she’s like a doll, but actually she’s tough and clever.”
There are certainly similarities between the two: the paparazzi, the fascination, the curves, the fame…It’s impossible not to see the comparison. But does that mean Kim K will be a cultural icon for generations to come? Only time will tell.