It’s campaign season. Let’s discuss.
1. Moschino Amputates Sasha Luss
When I hear about photoshop mishaps concerning magazine covers or ad campaigns all of which are staked on amounts of money beyond my meager imagination, I can only think one thing. Who let this happen? It’s so obvious that it will be called out, and so, IMHO, ‘twould be better to let bodies be real and avoid the outpouring of critique that is then inevitable. But sometimes, it’s not even about body image. As is the case in Moschino’s otherwise pretty cool new ad campaign, shot by Steven Meisel and starring the very hip Anna Ewers, Hollie-May Saker, and a mysteriously one-legged Sasha Luss. Whatever happened to your leg, Sasha, we hope it was painless and you’re back on two feet now…and all that.
2. Biebs for CK (#hiscalvins)
Justin Bieber may skateboard in sweater dresses and frequently rock harem pants, but no matter what trend he tries, he stays loyal to his Calvins, because, duh. The now-20 year old drops trou (well, rocks ’em extra low-rise) to show off that infamous waistband in a series of also photoshopped pics for his starring role in the new campaign. He appears to have received an, um, upgrade, in definition, as well as some extra pubes. Cool.
3. And…in the Category of People Who Hang Out With Biebs, We Have Kylie Jenner on the Cover of Cosmo
All by herself. So there Kendall. And Kim. And Khloe. She’s sporting hyper-ombre’d hair (grey?), a trend I didn’t know was still happening, and discusses her lips (a very popular topic of conversation in this world) stating that surgery is not something she “desires” right now, and she has simply learned to kontour. Oh, to be a Kardashian.
4. Alexa’s Music Video Debut–Inspired by Denim
Alexa Chung’s music video debut, directed by Gia Coppola, and inspired by her upcoming collaboration with AG, features the leggy Brit enthusiastically performing a karaoke rendition of her song “Blue Denim” (how meta) to an audience of bored party guests. She’s got on a little denim dress and white skimmers and looks cool (obviously) in spite of her disinterested friends (and boyfriend?). I would like the dress, please.
5. Bloggers Go Print on Lucky’s Latest Cover
Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad, Nicole Warne of Gary Pepper Girl, and Zanita Whittington of Zanita.com.au have just become the first bloggers to grace the cover of a major mag. It’s no surprise that it’s Lucky being that Editor-in-Chief, Eva Chen, is known for pioneering the rocky road that is the relationship between print and digital. This is sure to be a cover that stirs up opinions.
6. This is Not the Best Revenge
C. Wonder, awkwardly founded by Chris Burch after his divorce from ex-wife Tory, and said to be an act of revenge, will close its last 11 stores due to the competitive nature of the industry. The brand’s social media accounts are already gone. Burch, however, will be okay. He recently bought an island in Indonesia.
7. Jared Leto’s Abs Might Make You Want a Fanny Pack
Here is an example of ombre that I have no sass about. You do you, Jared Leto, you shirtless, legging-ed “hip pack” hawker. I’d also like to note that this seems very appropriate to Jordan Catalano-era fashion too. Some celebs make fragrances, Leto has this.
8. The Show Will Go On at Schiaparelli
In spite of Marco Zanini’s recent exist and the house of Schiaparelli’s current creative director-less-ness, the show will go on, on January 26th for Paris Couture Week.
9. The Jagger Sisters Team Up for Sonia Rykiel
The beautiful offspring of Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall, sisters Georgia May and Elizabeth Jagger co-star in Sonia Rykiel’s new ad campaign shot by Juergen Teller. The two also both walked in the September runway show. This casting represents a cross-section of those we’re seeing make headlines–the celebrity/model/celebrity-by-association hybrid. Either way, the girls have their father’s rockstar panache.
10. Marc Kerimzadeh Joins the CFDA as Editorial and Communications Director
Kerimzadeh formerly worked at WWD and has fifteen years of fashion coverage experience. He will help the CFDA develop their editorial voice and brand.
11. Cara Delevingne: Renaissance Woman
Another woman whose name requires many “///” Ms. Delevingne can now add “contributing editor” to her supermodel/actress/designer/set-of-eyebrows C.V.
12. Jourdan Dunn Makes History
Jourdan Dunn made history this month as the first Black solo cover model for Vogue UK in 12 years. She’s wearing a beautiful Prada dress and Patrick Demarchelier took the pics. The last woman to do so was Naomi Campbell in 2002.