Looks like Vogue may be regretting their decision to feature Kimye in their magazine. The April shoot, which meant a long awaited cover for Kim Kardashian, has seemed to bring down some trouble on Anna Wintour and her team at Vogue. According to The Post, Rickey Spicer, who has already sued West before, is now trying to sue the magazine for supposedly using one of his songs in their behind-the-scenes video of the shoot.
Spicer’s rep stated that, “his voice is used substantially throughout the video, comprising approximately 44 percent of the lyrics” and that all this took place without consent or authorization. Kanye West apparently lobbied Anna Wintour into getting Kim on the cover stating that she was “more relevant to fashion” than Michelle Obama. Wintour may have thought it a good idea at the time, but the repercussions may be causing more trouble than the cover was worth.
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Gap has a history of getting its hands on the best designers to collaborate with including Stella McCartney and Diane von Furstenberg. So when Kate and Jack Spade announced their partnering with Gap, we were not surprised, but definitely excited, especially considering this is the first time the duo will dabble in childrenswear. Holiday season 2014 will bring the arrival of the collaboration with the Spades’ and Gap Kids.
Though no statements have been released regarding what the collection will look like, we can only hope for mini versions of anything and everything Spade-related. This may be one of the more exciting partnerships to take place, especially when taking into consideration just how many there are at the moment. H&M and Alexander Wang, Zooey Deschanel and Tommy Hilfiger, as well as Adidas and Mary Katrantzou. Seems like amazing collaborations are what’s in style!
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Moving around is, apparently, the new trend in fashion.
First and foremost, Dior has decided to show it’s pre-spring 2015 collection at the Brooklyn Navy Yard during the month of May. Back in February, Alexander Wang showed his collection there and since then it’s seemed to become the hot spot for fashion shows. According to reports, there will be a ferry, as well as a car service, which will be transporting and dropping off guess to the venue.
Dior knows what’s up.
On a similar note, the Victoria’s Secret fashion show has moved from its usual location of New York to London town. Just this morning director Ed Razek, as well as supermodels Candice Swanepol and Adriana Lima, made the official announcement at the company’s London location on Bond Street. Over the years, the Victoria’s Secret fashion show has gained an immense amount of viewers due to the huge production they put on, as well as consistently bringing in famed musicians to perform…
Oh and the gorgeous angels don’t hurt either….
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Yes, it’s true – Alexander Wang is collaborating with H&M. Saturday night, Wang announced his partnership with the Swedish fast fashion brand via his Instagram. He posted a video from a Coachella party, that showed a digital countdown to “Wang x HM” on a basketball scoreboard with the numbers “11:06″, indicating that we can expect the BEST COLLAB IN H&M HISTORY (come on, you know it’s true) to debut November 6th. This will make Wang the first American designer that the Swedish retailer has partnered with for its annual designer collaborations. The collection will launch in 250 stores worldwide and online. Wang, who is the creative director of Balenciaga, will be joining other designers who have collaborated with H&M like: Stella McCartney, Donatella Versace, Karl Lagerfeld, and Isabel Marant. WWD caught up with Wang at the Coachella event and asked him a few questions about the much anticipated collaboration. One of the questions asked was, “Do you have any details on the collection?” Wang responded with, “It’s too early to say. There will be a new element of lifestyle offering that’s a completely new way of approaching the collaboration, but it is too early to give away.” So, he is staying pretty hush-hush on it for now, but we only expect the best from Wang and we are confident that he will deliver.
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Yahoo News is taking over. Recently naming Bobbi Brown to direct its beauty section, it has nabbed another big name for its team. Elle‘s creative director, Joe Zee, is heading to Yahoo News to help with expanding their expertise in fashion. According to reports, Zee and Yahoo have been talking for a while, but this Friday made the move to Yahoo a done deal.
Zee has also worked for and hosted two television shows on the Sundance Channel, expanding his relationships and experience within the industry. Aside from that, he has worked for W Magazine as well as with many top name celebrities. According to those who have worked alongside him, Zee is easy to work with and friendly, unlike a lot of his counterparts within the industry which makes him a special asset to have. Looks like Yahoo is on their way to a revamp that will put them on the fashion and beauty map.
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Giuseppe Zanotti has a new collaboration taking place that may come as a shock. The eccentric designer is teaming up with rapper and Kim K’s arm candy, Kanye West. West and Zanotti first collaborated for West’s very first Paris runway show and the pair hit it off right away. Zanotti explained that the process was very easy when it came to working together.
Zanotti tells, “I met Kanye in Milan during a charity event. He’s very sweet, very sensitive and sometimes dangerous because he’s sensitive. He’s a good guy. Good heart. He’s a poet. We met twice and then he asked to come into mymaison because he wanted to understand the process of [creating a] collection of shoes and design. We started with something elegant for his runway, then we did something else — sneakers — together. He taught me something, I taught him something. Also, I showed him my archives of records and he sang something for me, for my team. It was good synergy, exchange of sensation and love.” Zanotti has quite a fondness for artists, especially the more eccentric ones and this collaboration sounds like it’s going to be very successful.
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Think of a collaboration that a) you thought would never happen and b) somehow works in an absolutely amazing way? Well, if you guessed Brooks Brothers working with Supreme New York, you’d be entirely correct. The unlikely pair began discussions about six months ago when Supreme contacted the Brooks Brothers company and the two tossed ideas back and forth. Supreme’s London store manager himself posted the picture below to his personal Instagram showing the promotional photo for an upcoming magazine.
Looks like it’s time to suit up.
According to Glen Hoffs of Brooks Brothers, “Supreme was looking for something that was iconic to Brooks Brothers and they thought that their customers were sophisticated enough for a nice suit. We thought that it was perfect because the fabric is so loved- it was introduced in the 1920s by Brooks Brothers.” The suit itself is expected to be on sale next week, though it already seems as though the collaboration will be a surprising success for both companies.
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Regardless of the initial controversy surrounding Kimye’s cover of Vogue Magazine, the issue is set to be the highest-selling issue of the magazine to-date.
The April 2014 cover of Vogue features Kim Kardashian and boyfriend Kanye West in a wedding-themed shoot. Many critics were outraged by the cover, claiming Kim had no standing to be on the cover of the fashion bible. Buffy star Sarah Michelle Gellar even took to Twitter to publicize her disapproval, going so far as to tweet, “I guess I’m canceling my Vogue subscription.”
Despite the haters, though, the Kimye issue is being forecasted to sell 400,000 copies–that’s more than both Beyonce’s and Michelle Obama’s covers!
We guess, at the end of the day, the all-powerful Anna Wintour is always going to get the last laugh.
This morning, WWD dropped news that Yahoo as appointed world-famous makeup artist Bobbi Brown as the editor-in-chief of Yahoo Beauty.
Brown is set to begin her reign as EIC on April 21st, but she’s already sharing some of her big plans for the site. The new Yahoo Beauty will feature lots of original content from Brown, herself, including personal videos and on-point product reviews.
Always an advocate of natural beauty, Brown intends to promote a healthy self-image and self-love in her readers throughout her Yahoo Beauty content.
“My interest in beauty isn’t just about cosmetics,” says Brown. “That’s what excited me about this opportunity. Beauty for me is lifestyle, empowerment, what you eat — so many things!”
Yahoo might not be your first stop when looking for quality articles on style and beauty, but if anyone can change that it’s Bobbi Brown. Yahoo is revamping their entire platform and building a new team, trying to become more of a destination for all your beauty and style needs. Can it be done? Let’s wait and see what Brown can come up with!
Marie Claire has named, not one, but FIVE cover girls for its May “Young Hollywood” issue. These young ladies are arguably the most talented and talked about in the industry right now, three of them have already worked together in Miu Miu’s spring 2014 campaign. Among the cover girls are Kate Mara of House of Cards, Elle Fanning playing Sleeping Beauty in the upcoming movie Maleficent, Emilia Clarke from Game of Thrones, Academy award winner Lupita Nyong’o and Elizabeth Olsen who is starring in the new Godzilla movie. Their spread in the magazine includes a little bit of their own fashion taste and thoughts on fashion trends and tips. In addition, there are personal interviews and an inside scoop on what each of these ladies are hoping for in their futures. The issue is photographed by amazing photographer, Cedric Buchet.
These talented and fashionable ladies are the ones to keep an eye out for sure.
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