American Style News for 19 Feb 2014
Models in Towels–Fashion photographer Mario Testino has been taking behind the scenes shots of top models for his Instagram. With all the
In the grand tradition of Karen "Fuck List" Owen and that sorority sister who had sex with Steve Aoki, Duke University has named its latest sacrificial sex-positive woman. Well, technically they've... changed her name. But it's safe to assume everyone on campus knows who the "freshman pornstar" is since she ... More
As an homage to its nautical heritage - the brand released the first diving watch, the Radiomir 3646, during World War II - Panerai has created a brand new four-pack of instruments: the "Eilean"... collection. Taking its name from a 22m Bermudian ketch that was acquired by the company in 2007, the "Eilean" release includes a clock, barometer, thermometer, and hygrometer. Housed in corrosion-resistant AISI 316L stainless steel 14cm x 14cm square cushion-shaped cases - a nod to the restored navigational and timekeeping devices in the yacht - the instruments pair simple black dails with off-white markers while the thermometer also makes use of blue to denote sub-zero temperatures. Priced between $4,400 USD and $5,200 USD, the "Eilean" collection is now available to Panerai enthusiasts via online...
Kate Upton may not have landed on the main cover of the 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, but the beloved model is indeed the subject of the highly anticipated publication's flagship editorial.... Dubbed "Zero Gravity," the piece sees the blonde bombshell in a Boeing 727 run by the Zero G Experience - a zero-gravity flight where weightlessness can be achieved by pulling the plane up to a 45-degree angle at an altitude of roughly 34,000 feet before being pushed into a descent. Check out James Macari's shots of the golden bikini-clad Upton above and check out a variety of looks at the shoot below. The 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue hit newsstands today while a variety of digital accompaniments to the publication are now available online.
The designer discusses his first comprehensive collection for the brand, which is due to be unveiled in Milan on Thursday.
Photo: Courtesy of Netflix. I'm watching the entire second season of Netflix's original political melodrama House of Cards instead of spending my weekend interacting with actual humans, and posting... one recap per day. Catch the recap for chapter 17 here. For this episode of House of Cards, the letter of the day is "A," which stands for "autoerotic asphyxiation." Then again, maybe that's not quite accurate. After all, when we open on Chinese billionaire Xander Feng, he's tied to a fireplace and in the throes of a reverse, double-barrel bisexual blowjob, someone else has put the bag over his head. We don't linger on Feng's peccadillos, however, and it feels a little weird to open on such a salacious red herring. Instead, we're immediately transported to 1860s Virginia, where a bunch of loony...
Most money clips serve one function: To hold your cash while making you look like you own a casino in the process. The GDC Money Clip is about to add a new level of functionality to your standard... money gripper. Besides holding up to five cards, but it also slyly stores a 1.75″ blade to have by your side when tasks come up. The smart thumb ring allows you to use the blade comfortably and safely so you aren’t losing ...
Photo: Courtesy of Columbia Records. Normally Pharrell Williams is the one starting the trends (see: Grammys hat). However this time, the super producer is the one hopping on board. Following in the... footsteps of contemporaries like Kanye West, Jay-Z, and Beyoncé, Pharrell is releasing a brand new album with very little warning at all. It's called G I R L, and it's due on March 3. Williams is coming off a banner year, which means his latest solo effort will be his most anticipated yet. Last month he took home four Grammy awards for his acclaimed work on Daft Punk's Random Access Memories, and on March 2 he'll be performing his hit single "Happy" at the Academy Awards. The song, which is featured on the Despicable Me soundtrack, is also up for an Oscar. With his album out the next day, a...
Although it may be a long weekend for many of us, stars didn't use the weekend as an opportunity to slack off in the beauty department. A-listers like Cara Delevingne, Jourdan Dunn, and Kristen Bell... put their best faces forward, giving us some serious inspiration for the week ahead. Just keep scrolling for some pin-worthy looks!
When makeup brands choose a face to represent them, it's usually a familiar model or a classically beautiful, well-respected celebrity. Ardency Inn, though, is not your average makeup brand. This... beauty newcomer takes its inspiration from the downtown-NYC music scene, with high-quality makeup for both rock stars and the women who love them. It's beauty that encourages creativity, so basically, we're obsessed with it. (It doesn't hurt that makeup artist and R29 friend James Vincent is the head of artistry and education). And, as for the new face of this super-cool company? Meet Marial Maher, also known as indie pop artist Seasick Mama. She's featured in the spring campaign to promote their Americana collection, which is composed of natural-finish neutrals. With grungy mermaid hair, a great...
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“I just thought I’d call before I throw myself into this icy lake.” Those were the matter-of-fact lyrics from late ’90s New York electronica duo Dat Oven that sent Thomas Tait’s girls... throttling down his striped carpet runway at breakneck speed in a “walk” the designer personally coached during the final pre-show run through.
Given that the pop star's own look can veer towards the theatric, we were surprised to find that many of her tips could equally apply to everyday dressing. We cherry-picked her most helpful quotes... from the article.
Web magazine honeyee.com presents a closer look at the Spring/Summer 2014 collection from DENIM BY VANQUISH & FRAGMENT following the site's Hiroshi Fujiwara-starring seasonal editorial. Dominated by... blue, the seventh DENIM collaboration between VANQUISH and Fujiwara's fragment design includes the usual denim staples alongside everything from button-downs and graphic tees to a blazer, sweat shorts, chinos, and accessories. Key details for the new drop include technical applications like an adjustable hem on the striped button-down and zippered pockets on the chinos, heavily distressed denim, and collaborative branding throughout. The entirety of this season's release is now available via VANQUISH's own online store.
Back to Nature–Heading outdoors, the fall-winter 2014 campaign from Wrangler Australia embraces the simple life with a set of images starring Lara
The Escada chief executive officer is said to be one of several candidates for the position.
Style Wonder–The February issue of L’Officiel Turkey celebrates the style of 50s comic strips with this spread photographed by Ahmet Unver. Models
The seventh collaborative endeavor borne from two Japanese superpowers, DENIM BY VANQUISH & FRAGMENT presents an editorial for its Spring/Summer 2014 collection. Raising the bar on its previous... offerings, this range showcases beautifully washed and whiskered shades of indigo, each meticulously detailed with fringing and proper fading. fragment's own Hiroshi Fujiwara models the collection, which retains a sense of age while remaining classic. Alongside the jeans, DENIM BY VANQUISH & FRAGMENT also offers essential blazers and western shirts, completing the stylish arrangements. Pick up these pieces at select retailers now.
Photo: Julian Mackler/BFA NYC; Courtesy of Gabrielle Korn. I'm just going to admit this upfront: I really like Kristen Stewart. Her infinite indifference, her braided undercuts, the fact that she... looks like she's either going to roll her eyes at you or fall asleep at any moment -- it's just so oddly appealing. But, even I, of the K. Stew-loving camp, have to say -- her signature second-day eyeliner trick, as discussed in an interview with our senior beauty editor Megan, is questionable. In case you're out of the loop, Stewart has become somewhat infamous in the beauty world for never washing her eye makeup off in order to cultivate a very specific, slept-in, dirty-chic look. As she confirmed in the aforementioned interview, she not only puts eyeliner on before bed to be worn the next day...
Schumacher's Chiang Mai fabric is a classic, and Chinoiserie lovers no doubt know it well. At $224 a yard, it's a spend-y choice, but also packs a punch in the form of a small pillow. If you still... can't bring yourself to splurge, take a look at these two other options...
The "Damages" star is to receive its Face of the Future award.
Yesterday was the final day of London Fashion Week for yet another season; talk about time flying when you're having fun! The designers showcasing their autumn/winter 2014 collections in the[
Mary Katrantzou Erno Mini Embellished Blush Jacket ($5805)
Dubbed “prêt- -couture,” the label's first collection of high-end ready-to-wear and a few accessories is to be unveiled in June for the fall 2014 season.