Archive: Fashion

Lady Gaga steps out in Milan, Italy, wearing a skin-tight red Versace gown.

Lady Gaga met up with fashion designer Donatella Versace in Milan, Italy, yesterday. The 26-year-old singer wore a skin-tight Versace dress, with multiple cut-outs. After announcing she had “gained like, 25 pounds”, Gaga certainly didn’t mind showing off her new curves. If you ask me, she looks amazing! She admitted she “doesn’t feel bad about putting on the weight”, but that she is dieting to get back into shape.

Indeed, her trainer, Harley Pasternak, tells the new issue of Us Weekly (out now), “She will slim down. But whatever weight she’s at, she looks phenomenal!”

Though her weight gain made headlines, Gaga used it as an opportunity to speak about positive body image via her website, Little Monsters.

“I have been startled and overwhelmed with pride and emotion the past few days. Gratitude mostly. Seeing you post photos of things on your bodies and in your minds that you feel society tells you you should be ashamed of. You are showing them you have no shame,” the Grammy Award winner wrote. “Watching you all create a safe space online for people to be compassionate is the greatest gift you could ever give me.”

Gaga added that her boyfriend, Taylor Kinney, 31, “prefers me curvier. When I eat and am healthy and not so worried about my looks, I’m happy. Happier than I’ve ever been. I am not going to go on a psycho-spree because of scrutiny.”
“This is who I am,” she added. “And I am proud at any size.”

Gaga shared the picture above on her Facebook page, and said, “Some legends, truly are. Pic of me walking into Gianni’s apt, which she covered in 40,000 roses. I love u Donatella.”

Source

Victoria’s Secret’s “Sexy Little Geisha” look sparks controversy

Victoria’s Secret is in hot water today after their new “Sexy Little Geisha” outfit causes a stir. The outfit is part of VS’s “Go East” collection, an “Eastern-inspired” floral print fabric plus a removable obi belt. The model poses with a matching fan and chopsticks, which Candice Swanepoel models. Victoria’s Secret claims the outfit is “your ticket to an exotic adventure”.

The negative reactions began several weeks ago. On Racialicious, Nina Jacinto took Victoria’s Secret to task for essentializing Asian identity and reducing “Eastern” culture to a stereotype of exotic sexuality. “It’s a narrative that says the culture can be completely stripped of its realness in order to fulfill our fantasies of a safe and non-threatening, mysterious East,” she argues. Done at the corporate level, “it’s a troubling attempt to sidestep authentic representation and humanization of a culture and opt instead for racialized fetishizing against Asian women.”

The Frisky concurred: “Considering the complicated history of geishas, repurposing the [geisha] ‘look’ for a major corporation to sell as role-playing lingerie seems a bit tasteless.”

Victoria’s Secret has responded to the protests, if only tacitly: type in the URL for the Sexy Little Geisha product page and it redirects you to VictoriasSecret.com. In fact all the product pages for the “Go East” collection, including the Printed Chiffon Robe we highlighted last month, now simply redirect to the Victoria’s Secret homepage.

What do you think? Does the outfit seem inappropriate to you?

Source

Best hats for summer!

Are you a summer hat kinda girl? Every now and then I spend some time at the pool and I’m always amazed by the cute summer hats that are out there! I would love to find a summer hat that would work for me (I might have a large head)! I did some digging today and found some great deals for those of you with more normal-sized heads. I’ll live vicariously through you!

Whether you’re looking to shade your face from the sun, or just want to wear something fabulous – here are our tops picks!

Endless Summer Hat from American Apparel: $28.00

Betmar Zoe Brettman Sun Hat: On sale! $41.96

San Diego Hat Co.: $34.99

Nine West Hat Packable Straw Super Floppy: $40

Veranda Sun Hat, Ann Taylor: $48

Permalink | | See More Fashion | Comments (0)

PICS: Lana del Rey poses for H&M!

26-year-old Lana del Rey has had quite a year! Since dropping her debut album in January, the singer has shot into stardom.

The singer was picked by H&M to appear in their fall ads. The campaign, which launches in September, shows their new collection – which they hope will “inspire” their customers.

Chloe Bowers, H&M PR Manager, said: ‘We were looking for a style icon and singer to model our fall collection and Lana Del Rey was the perfect choice.

‘We think she shows our fall fashion in a very inspiring way.’

Lana will star in Press ads and a commercial for the brand, which reported a 20 per cent rise in quarterly profits following ‘very strong sales’ of its spring collection.

Director Johan Renck came up with the idea that Lana should record the song ‘Blue Velvet’ for the commercial.

The theme of the campaign is a modern and feminine woman with a soft attitude.

Curves and waist are important in autumn’s silhouette, with a focus on knitwear and tweed, the store says.

Colours include powder tones and accessories in wine red.

‘The mood is very LA noir,’ Donald Schneider, H&M’s creative director, told WWD.

I’m torn on these ads. I love the clothes, and even the pictures, but I’m not sure how I feel about Lana as the model. Ok, maybe it’s just her hair I’m not so sure about.

What do you guys think?

Source