Plus, sought-after hairstylist Guido Palau talks staying calm during the madness of fashion week.
And Michelle Williams talks to Nicolas Ghesquière in the March issue of "Interview."
Cara Delevingne is also fêting her birthday today, probably with freed nipples.
New York Fashion Week has already gotten off to a bit of a dramatic start. Yesterday, we got an email from PR and production agency People's Revolution noting the following: People's Revolution is canceling our participation in the David Tlale show, Thursday September 5 9:30am in the Box at Lincoln Center as we have not been paid. Please note no one from production will be in attendance. Very Best, People's Revolution Which we thought was strange, since the show would be taking place less than 24 hours later.
We're approaching the home stretch of New York Fashion Week, which means many of our attitudes have shifted from excited and energetic to when-will-this-be-over? So, we asked some of fashion's busiest bees to tell us what they do to stay sane (and no we don't mean pharmaceuticals--though those certainly aren't off-limits). From Jenna Lyons' many coats, to BryanBoy's cathartic Instagramming, click through for their (and our) tips and tricks!
1. Holy hell, what kind of crazy is Tyra on this episode... and where can I get some? 2. Was this episode originally meant to coincide with Halloween or something? 3. Does this mean that none of the eliminated girls (except, tear... Victoria?) actually returned to their island home and packed their bags to leave Jamaica immediately after being eliminated? And the girls who never even made it to Jamaica got a free trip anyway?
Hurricane Sandy is upon us--but the fashion industry isn't letting this Frankenstorm bring them down. We checked in with some of our favorite people in the industry--from The Man Repeller's Leandra Medine to Kelly Cutrone to DKNY PR Girl Aliza Licht--to find out how they prepped for tonight's storm. For an industry that's supposed to shun carbs we are collectively loaded up on them--as well as candy, nail polish, and fashion mags to read by scented candle light. Click through to see how everyone is getting ready. And above all, everybody stay safe!!
1. Forget about Leila's walk and Kiara's photos--does Kristin not realize that everyone watching ANTM can see her awful personality? 2. Did Kiara actually just ask the Jamaican male models if they've ever heard of Las Vegas? Cringe. 3. Is Tyra too godly to take the same flight as the girls? 4. Was Tyra's impromptu lesson on smizing and tooching far more valuable to real life than anything I ever learned during all four years of earning my college degree? 5. Is anyone surprised that Victoria once participated in a Siamese ballet?
A Look Back at Gossip Girl's Finest Fashion Moments: We're eleven episodes from the finale of Gossip Girl, and the mourning process has begun. A moment of silence for these amazing fashion moments, please. Top Trends from the Spring 2013 Runways: If, like us, you're still trying to process all of the beautious clothing paraded down runways around the world we hope this break down of the top trends for Spring 2013 will help. Guide to Find the Perfect Black Bootie: Boot season is upon us and everybody knows the staple of any good Fall wardrobe is the black bootie. For those who haven't tracked down that perfect pair yet, we have some suggestions.
When Kelly Cutrone likes you, she is your biggest advocate and will chop down forests for you. If you piss her off, however, beware her wrath and facility with social media. Just ask that ex-assistant who allegedly stole her credit cards. Anyway, the outspoken ANTM judge and publicist took to Twitter last night to vent about a frustrating experience she had while shopping with her daughter at the Urban Outfitters on Sixth and 14th Street in NYC. We reached out to Cutrone to get the scoop, and here's what went down.
My life consists of exactly two time periods: B.T. and A.T. (Before and After Tyra). B.T. was a pretty dark time for me. For twenty-five long, wasted
Is it just us, or has anyone else noticed that a lot of legitimate editorials have been looking a little America's Next Top Model-esque lately? Sure,
Ah, prom. The memories, the dresses, the awkward dances, and... Kelly Cutrone? Yep, if you attend Newburgh Free Academy in Newburgh, NY, Cutrone will be a part of your prom memories, too. We headed out to Newburgh Wednesday to meet high school senior Rachel, the winner of Nine West's Prom Crashers with Kelly Cutrone contest, which gave high school students the chance to win full prom makeovers (including hair and makeup, Nine West custom-made dresses and shoes, and prom and style tips from the publicist-cum-reality TV star). "I was just sitting with my assistant principal talking about college, and all of a sudden Kelly Cutrone pops in and says 'You've been Prom'd!'" Rachel said. "I was crying. I never thought this would happen to me, and this was the best way to end senior year." [Ed. note: She presumably was not told to go outside.]
If there is one person in the industry no one wants to piss off, it's Kelly Cutrone. [Ed. note: OK, really it's Anna Wintour, but she won't put your shit on blast like Cutrone.] The lifestyle guru, America's Next Top Model judge, and PR maven is known for telling it exactly how it is, no matter who it is. The most recent victim of her acid tongue? Janice Dickinson. Dickinson, who seems to enjoy running her mouth about anything in order to stir the pot, recently mouthed off about her former employer, Tyra Banks, calling her "soulless, heartless, and cold." We hung out with Cutrone recently (more on that later) and she told us she's "gotten really close with Tyra." So what did she think about the choice words Dickinson had for her Top Model boss?
Dressing Up Zuckerberg: Zuckerberg may be disgustingly rich now, but even ringing the NASDAQ bell to celebrate taking Facebook public wasn't enough to get the Zuckster out of that damn hoodie. We got some of our favorite stylish dudes to play dress up with the Face of Facebook. Delivery.com-Addicted Assistant Steals from Kelly Cutrone: We would never steal a seat from PR powerhouse Kelly Cutrone, let alone money, but that's just what one crazypants assistant did. We talked to Cutrone, and she shared more unbelievable details about the situation. Good luck finding a fashion job now, kiddo. Carrie Bradshaw's Life Changing Accessory: According to Sarah Jessica Parker and Patricia Fields, our beloved Carrie Bradshaw may never have become the fashion plate we know her as without the Fendi Baguette. Kim K Will Be in Vogue: It's happening whether Anna Wintour likes it or not: Kim Kardashian will appear in L'Uomo Vogue. Kim Kardashian! In a Vogue!
After all the buzz about bloggers replacing America's Next Top Model long-standing cast members (who were let go a month ago), the show has finally announced the new additions to the team, and there's not a blogger in sight.
Yesterday, we learned, thanks to a mini Twitter rampage by Kelly Cutrone, that one of her former assistants had stolen money from her company People's Revolution and would soon pay the price. Kelly called us yesterday and now we know a little bit more about Kelly vs. the thieving ex-assistant. First of all, she confirmed that the culprit is who we thought it was: the person she directed this tweet to, Brunson Stafford. He worked for Kelly for only a few months and was fired during this past fashion week. And he's been methodically stealing money from her for the past several months.
We know from watching The Hills, The City and Kell on Earth that Kelly Cutrone is pretty tough on her assistants--though as far as we know, she's never had one arrested. Until now. And she's really pleased about it.
We're still reeling from Friday's news that long-standing America's Next Top Model cast members Jay Manuel, J. Alexander and Nigel Barker had been fired from the show--news that left a lot of questions, like who would be replacing them and what did that mean for the show? Now, we know a little more.
The imminence of prom season means we've been inundated with an array of press releases on the subject, one of which actually grabbed our attention
Last night, Kelly Cutrone made her debut as the newest judge on America's Next Top Model: British Invasion, a perfect role for someone known for being blunt and unfiltered on and off television. Cutrone is a smart lady who spends a lot of time thinking about the fashion industry--from what's wrong with it, to what fashion people will always complain about, to what it takes to break into it, to why runway shows are important, to how she's building her own fashion business. Basically, she knows what she's talking about and we think you should hear what she has to say. We caught up with her over "tea" before she headed out to a Van Halen concert a few evenings ago.
The latest rumors in the post-Galliano Dior saga say that LVMH is definitely interested in Alexander Wang, but, according to
Kelly Cutrone's return to reality tv could be imminent and have a totally new context. The fashion publicist and author may replace Andre Leon Talley as a judge on America's Next Top Model after the 17th season ends, Page Six reports. Talley's been on the show for four years and since he began, his title at Vogue has changed from editor at large to the less burdensome one of contributing editor. Perhaps he intends to increase his role there again? Maybe Anna misses him? Since Kell on Earth doesn't look to be coming back anytime soon and The Hills/The City are definitely dunzo, we were wondering when we would be seeing Kelly on the small screen again. Given the affinity she's shown for giving advice and making decisions, we think she would make a great judge for just about anything.
Erin Brockovich and Brangelina have nothing on Kelly Cutrone, who should now think of adding lobbyist/activist to her prolific resume. As we were waiting for the What Goes Around Comes Around show to begin a the Soho Grand yesterday afternoon (more on that shortly), we had a moment to catch up with the power publicist/author/reality star/Dr. Phil correspondent and found ourselves pretty impressed. While Manhattan emerged from Hurricane Irene’s path largely unscathed last week--save for a profusion of weather-related fashion Tweets, major Sunday hangovers, and rescheduled runway shows-- other parts of the Northeast weren’t so fortunate. “My house--I have $400,000 worth of damage at my home upstate, which is really funny because I convinced the Vice President of MTV to leave New York so she wasn’t stuck,” Cutrone said. “We ended up being rescued on harnesses with ropes.”