With her piercing blue eyes and soft features, Karl Lagerfeld's cat Choupette (wait, did you think I was talking about a person?) has always seemed like she could be a model, but now it's official. Choupette will be the new face of a holiday capsule collection for cosmetic brand Shu Uemura. The collection's name? Shupette. I know—perfection. This marks the first time an animal has teamed up with a beauty brand, confirming what we already knew: Choupette is the most powerful cat in fashion. After all, she's already inspired a capsule collection of accessories that included fingerless gloves, purses, and, of course, iPad cases—a nod to her favorite device to play with. Plus she has more Twitter followers than most human beings.
Vanessa Hudgens, totally unretouched.
Vanessa Hudgens is back with her second Bongo campaign. The fact that the company tapped the actress as their face for another season isn't surprising—the fact that these images are totally unretouched, however, is. "It’s so important for girls to remember that real beauty shines from within," Vanessa said in the press release. "I’m so proud that Bongo is choosing to send such a positive message with this campaign." It's refreshing to see a model, let alone an actress like Hudgens with such a wide reach, opt out of Photoshopping—especially since heavily edited images have become the norm, setting crazy unrealistic standards for beauty.
Vanessa doesn't need any help from Photoshop, of course. She looks flawless as ever in the photos and even stays true to her OG boho style in the campaign.
Now Miley can wear pink whenever.
Photo: @mileycyrus' Instagram
Between all of the theme-park-scaled stage sets, dangerously narrow bodysuits, and intimate interviews with Miley Cyrus (clad in her undergarments and a rainbow tiara), there was a lot to take in from the Bangerz Tour documentary on NBC. So, it's entirely plausible you missed the bit where Miley compares her elementary school experience to Mean Girls—she was in the IRL Plastics, essentially.
Like Mean Girls, Miley's sixth grade crew had designated pink days and repeat outfits were forbidden. You'd get kicked out, she revealed, if you didn't wear pink in your yearbook picture. The rules in Miley's group were hardcore enforced.
Last Sunday, when Beyonce and Jay Z tele-performed for the BET Awards from their On the Run Tour, it was a struggle to make out the details of Bey's high-shine splashy one-piece. Well, Queen B must have read our minds because she posted a snapshot of the moment along with a sketch of the design on her website. As it turns out, the bodysuit was created by Michael Costello, and the BET Awards was a pretty appropriate debut for it since Bey first put Costello's name on the nation's radar when she showed up to another awards show in one of his dresses–the Grammys.
But the most exciting part about seeing the garment up close on our computer screens was discovering that Bey has now added the stories behind each outfit next to their sketch on her site. Clearly she knows what the Beyhive wants. Interestingly, the sequined and spray-painted Michael Costello look alone took "three days committed to a fabric search and nine hours of non-stop solo work by Costello."
That's nothing, though, compared to the other On the Run look Costello designed. Like, at all.
Here is a dream that's almost 20 years in the making: Cher Horowitz's game-changing closet organizing software from the movie Clueless is finally a reality. [Our immediate reaction.] Thanks to the virtual fitting room technology known as Metail, you can virtually dress yourself with an updated take on Cher's iconic wardrobe. If you want to really feel like you're living out the first few moments of Clueless, throw on David Bowie's "Fashion" while browsing through the program.
Seriously though, how great is this? Even though you can't shop Cher's exact wardrobe (yet)—we have a feeling that development isn't far behind—you can finally see how you'd look in Cher's yellow suit. The program allows users to digitally try clothes on using virtual models—Cher makes it seem so easy to pull the look off, but—like any outfit—it's not for everyone. There are, of course, others who can effortlessly wear the look: Iggy Azalea in the "Fancy" video, for example.
It looks like Iggy Azalea's reign is just getting started. Her song "Fancy" has been dominating the charts since its release (six weeks at #1 on the Billboard chart!) and now she's moving on to major magazines. The Australian rapper just landed a Cosmopolitan cover in her home country and it's a stunner. Her beauty look, a soft cat-eye with a pink pout and full brows, might be the best we've seen on Iggy yet. Just saying, if Cara Delevingne needs a partner for her potential tweezer line, she should hook up with Iggy.
A$AP Mob in 'GQ.'
With its lively history and growing creative network, Harlem is hot right now. For the July issue, GQ decided to highlight the neighborhood using locals who may know a thing or two about it—enter A$AP Mob and Cam'ron.
The A$AP Mob, who were a natural fit for the feature not only because they've curated a book on the topic but also because they've added to Harlem's fashion-forward legacy, brought their A-game (heh) to the shoot. Posted up at the Apollo, Rocky, Ferg, and the rest of their crew make suits styled with T-shirts seem like an easy look to pull off. Rocky wears a suit by Balenciaga with a Billionaire Boys Club hoodie, and checkered Vans, meanwhile Ferg reps Boss and pairs his suit with a Bellerose T-shirt, Borsalino hat, and jewelry by David Yurman. Rocky also broke down his style for GQ, saying, "Harlem has always been known for its swagger and pizzazz. I get my high-end look downtown, but my street style comes from uptown." It's definitely working for you, dude—keep that combo going.
The newest Kanye x A.P.C. collection.
Photo: @apc_paris Instagram
Yeezy season is truly approaching, y'all! Kanye West and A.P.C.'s long-awaited second collection finally got its release date and it's soon—like July 17 soon. Back in January, we got the first look at 'Ye's much more developed, military-inspired followup for the French basics brand. If you're already familiar with how (artistically) unpredictable Kanye is, it won't come as a shock that he made a ton of changes to the collection, adding and dropping pieces, right up until the last minute. "What happened at the end is exactly what he does to his own records," A.P.C.'s Jean Touitou told Style.com. "So I didn’t take it personally—like when it’s something he makes, and ten days before it drops, and then he wants to start from scratch."