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Donna Karan enters the world of e-commerce
Have you checked out Donna Karan’s new website yet? You can now shop the Fall Collection from the comfort of your own home! In addition to enjoying the convenience of shopping online, you can also enter to win a $10,000 Donna Karan wardrobe here, or check out Donna’s Journal, which is full of tidbits on wonderful women who inspire. Included in the list are Susan Sarandan, Milla Jovovich, Brooke Shields, and a myriad of other remarkable women. My favorite, of course, if the ever-glorious Christina Hendricks. Click the image to be taken directly to her interview.
Kristen McMenamy for Gareth Pugh S/S 2011
No words needed for this. Click and enjoy!
Constance Jablonski for Numéro No. 117
You’ve probably heard about the latest fashion editorial controversy: Constance Jablonski styled in varying degrees of blackface and an afro in the October 2010 issue of Numéro Magazine.
This isn’t the first time this practice has caused controversy in the fashion industry. Last year, French Vogue caused a stir when they featured a blackfaced Lara Stone in an editorial. More recently, Karl Lagerfield shot Claudia Schiffer in blackface (amongst other looks). Without a doubt, the use of blackface always leads to some controversy and increased publicity for a publication. What do you think of this practice? My thoughts are: why couldn’t they use a stunner like Joan Smalls or Liya Kebede in the shoot instead? Is it really necessary to take a woman with fair skin and style her in an afro and blackface, when there are beautiful black models out there? Personally, I like the late 60’s, early 70’s vibe of the editorial itself, I just wish they had gone with a different model.
Just for comparison, here we have Constance Jablonski in the June/July 2010 issue of Vogue Paris:
Photographers: Claudia Knoepfel & Stefan Indlekofer
And here she is in Numéro No. 117:
Photographer: Greg Kadel
So, what do you think?
Illamasqua’s Art of Darkness
If you have ever been on the hunt for bright, dramatic makeup that was also high-quality, you may have stumbled across Illamasqua. I came across the Art of Darkness promotional film for their Fall Collection, and no matter what you think about the video, you can’t argue that it’s a unique and memorable approach! They definitely made great use of the product and created something unique with the film.
Lipstick at all Times
I came across this photo on facebook the other day and had to post it. Bojan Stanic is one of my favorite Serbian photographers, and this image is a teaser from a photoshoot he recently did. No matter what is going on in your life – wear lipstick!
I hope you are having a great Wednesday!