Anna Wintour thinks that Kim Kardashian has "real guts."
The Vogue editor, who previously had a frosty relationship with the reality TV star despite being close friends with her fiancee Kanye West, claims she decided to put the Keeping Up with the Kardashians beauty on the cover of the magazine's April edition because she admires Kim's "strength of character."
In her editor's letter for Vogue's Shape issue, the cover of which features the "New Slaves" hitmaker with his arms around Kim, who is wearing a strapless Lanvin wedding dress, the fashion icon, 64, writes, "There's barely a strand of the modern media that the Kardashian Wests haven't been able to master, and for good reason. Kanye is an amazing performer and cultural provocateur, while Kim, through her strength of character, has created a place for herself in the glare of the world's spotlight, and it takes real guts to do that."
"People always say 'Why do you have thin models? That's not what real people look like,' but nobody really wants to see a real person looking like a real person on the cover of Vogue... I think Vogue is a magazine that's about fantasy to some extent and dreams, and an escape from real life... People don't want to buy a magazine like Vogue to see what they see when they look in the mirror. They can do that for free... I get fed up with having to deal with the question of why are models thin, that sort of bores me."
- Alexandra Shulman, editor of Vogue UK, explains why you won't be seeing any real-sized models under her reign of the fashion glossy.
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John Mayer has sued a man for selling him fake Rolexes.
The "Who You Love" singer spent a total of $5 million on what he believed to be a collection of authentic luxury watches from dealer Robert Maron - a friend of Charlie Sheen - back in 2007, but was shocked to find one of the timepieces was a replica when he sent it off for repairs three years later.
According to TMZ, Mayer returned the watch and was given credit to buy another but now wants a refund for $656,000 he spent on seven other watches which Rolex have told him are counterfeit.
Maron is a "watch dealer to the stars" and that's how he met and got close to Sheen, who has even used him as his manager and "media adviser."
Rolex is one of the world's most prestigious watch brands, with the coveted timepieces ranging anywhere from $5,000 with the most exclusive designs costing upwards of $500,000.
Lupita Nyong'o used to pray for lighter skin.
The Kenyan actress received the Best Breakthrough Performance Award for her role in 12 Years A Slave at Essence's magazine's seventh annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon yesterday and accepted it with a speech telling how she overcame being "teased and taunted" for her "night-shaded skin."
"My one prayer to God, the miracle worker, was that I would wake up lighter-skinned. The morning would come and I would be so excited about seeing my new skin that I would refuse to look down at myself until I was in front of a mirror because I wanted to see my fair face first. And every day I experienced the same disappointment of being just as dark as I was the day before."
North West has been banned from wearing designer clothes until she is older.
The eight-month-old tot's parents Kim Kardashian and Kanye West may be notorious fashionistas - with the rapper starting a separate career as a fashion designer - but she isn't going to be wearing anything too chic until she's grown a little more.
"[North] has not actually worn anything designer yet. Kids get dirty, she'll spit up. She moves around so much. I saw this one cute dress that was $500, and I was like, 'Absolutely not!' I just want her in little onesies or leggings," Kim told People.
Kim, 33, has previously shown off a number of designer items which have been set to her for North since her birth, but at the moment she's fine dressing her hand-me-downs from her older sister Kourtney, who has 20-month-old daughter Penelope. "Despite what it looks like on Instagram, my daughter is not spoiled at all. Kourtney saves everything from her daughter, and gives it to me. I tried to put North in a faux fur vest, but she hated it. She doesn't mind headbands [that don't] pull her hair," she added.
Winona Ryder once wore a $10 dress to the Oscars.
The Girl, Interrupted star is an avid bargain hunter and lover of vintage clothes, and is also not afraid to recycle outfits she has previously worn to events. "Most of my wardrobe is vintage and I've worn dresses to the Oscars that I got for $10. At Sean Penn's last Haiti gala I wore this vintage dress that I'd worn to a film premiere in 2005. I know that's kind of a no-no in the fashion world, but why wear something just once if you love it?" she told Red magazine.
The 42-year-old actress rose to fame in the mid 80s while she was still a teenager and had continuing success in her 20s, which she says made her 30s hard, as her young looks meant she didn't always get picked for the roles she wanted: "My early thirties were rough. I went through stuff that I would have gone through, and probably should have gone through much younger, but I had spent my twenties working. Even when I was the right age for older roles, people thought of me as being younger. It was tough because I'd had so much success in my early twenties."
“It’s really important that he doesn’t look like a woman - that’s the biggest challenge. It’s hard to have him not end up on the ‘best hair’ lists - and that definitely hasn’t been our intention. He does have amazing hair, so it’s kind of inevitable.”
- Jared Leto's hairstylist Chase Kusero talks about the challenges of perfecting the Dallas Buyers Club red carpet looks.
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While Marc Jacobs might have received some flak for hiring Miley Cyrus for its Spring 2014 ad campaign, the label will surely win those fans back (and then some!) with the announcement of their decision to hire Jessica Lange as the new face of Marc Jacobs Beauty.
The brand offered up a preview - shot by David Sims - in which Lange naturally pulls off the sultry-but-fierce look beneath some very noir-ish shadows. Even Jeurgen Teller couldn't resist photographing that face!
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As we all wait in anticipation to see what Dior design Jennifer Lawrence will flaunt at this year's Oscars, the fashion house has held fans over by offering up their latest campaign starring the actress in the meantime.
Like her Dior last campaign, the ads featuring Lawrence are minimal; unlike her last Dior campaign, she actually looks like herself (although it's obvious that her torso either isn't pictured or blatantly covered up). Naturally, she looks stunning in all of them (catch the rest after the jump!) and easily sells both of the bags featured in the photos - although if the black-and-white headshots are supposed to sell their make-up, I'm not quite sold on that considering how bare face she appears to be.
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Vogue darling Rihanna is set to launch her own fashion label soon.
While the singer has kept a tight lip about details concerning her upcoming line, she has spoken about the large part style played in the success of her music career: "It's not all down to my voice... There's people with way more talent than I when it comes to singing; bigger voices. But people want to know who you are. Fashion is a clear indication, a way to express your attitude, your mood."
Having previously worked on collections for both Emporio Armani Underwear/Armani Jeans and River Island - not to mention how fashion designers Alexander Wang, Tom Ford, and Peter Dundas have praised her fashion choices - the 26-year-old has already made some headway into the industry.
There's no word yet as to when her label is due for unveiling.
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