The latest episode of Lily McMenamy's (brilliant! underrated! hilariously entertaining!) web series for i-D guest stars the legendary Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele, who imparts style wisdom and life advice (specifically and winningly: "FASHUN HAVE TO BE FUN") while wearing a Jeremy Scott track suit accessorized with Chanel bags worn as necklaces.
If you're all, "Wait, what, who?," Carlyne is the genius stylist behind Anna Wintour's first-ever Vogue cover (and about a billion covers since), and Lily is the 22-year-old model offspring of '90s supermodel Kristen McMenamy and French nightclub owner Hubert Boukobza. Together they're the coolest chicks you could ever want to have a slumber party and girl talk with. And since you can't actually do that, watching this video is the next best thing.
Real talk: who wore this collar better?
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Yesterday, Lady Gaga left her apartment wearing the above Tudor ruff because—IDK—it was Wednesday? We all celebrate the middle of the week differently, right? She wore an oversized blazer, her new fave wig, and carried Asia, who was just hanging. Literally—look at her cute li'l legs!
Last night, Gaga posted photos of Asia wearing the Elizabethan collar (but not that Elizabethan collar) which begs the question: who wore it better? OK, it doesn't, but play along, plz?
Let's appreciate Houston, y'all.
Photo: October's Very Own
Even though Drake is from Toronto—a fact we couldn't forget if we tried—he's shining the light on H-town this weekend with Houston Appreciation Weekend. And while Beyonce seems like a likelier host candidate for this kind of celebration considering it's (a) her hometown and (b) the inspiration behind her greatest unreleased song (IMHO) "Bow Down/I Been On," Drake has made the social centerpiece of this thing a pool party, which trumps all weirdness/confusion/side-eye I might have been harboring. I mean, who doesn't love a pool party? Anyway, we're guessing Bey would be proud of Drake's initiative. Also, there's merch.
How America feels about the Super Bowl is how the rest of the universe feels about the World Cup—except it's an even BIGGER deal, because it only comes every four years. We're not going to give you a history lesson, nor are we going to tell you why you should tune in (I mean, c'mon).
Point being: Starting today and running through July, there are going to be a whole lotta games to follow, and you're going to need cool stuff to wear while watching 'em.
TEXTILE ELIZABETH AND JAMES FOR SHOPBOP
Who knew MK+A were such soccer fans? The world's most fashionable twins produced a line of striped, cropped, and generally rad tees that are so stylish, you'll have no excuse not to watch the games with friends.
I don't have anything against rich people. I really don't. But when I stumble upon websites like House of Solid Gold and see they're selling shoelaces that are the same price as a car, thinking about whoever would buy them makes my right eye twitch. The e-commerce site is pretty self-explanatory: It takes everyday items and transforms them into all-gold masterpieces, and in theory, that's awesome. I've truly never seen a more badass set of nail clippers in my life, but the more time I spend on this site, the more and more
insane depressing it becomes. So, I just had to share some of the craziest items with y'all. Tip: Don't look at your bank account before proceeding.
Harmony Korine, the auteur behind Spring Breakers and Kids, directed Dior's latest fragrance ad. The commercial features a model wandering around a decked-out mansion before stumbling across a secret garden where a heavily remixed version of Die Antwoord's "Enter the Ninja" drops in. The last time Korine was tapped to direct a fashion film was 2011, for Proenza Schouler. It was widely panned.
Korine's films tackle issues like poverty, mental illness, and dysfunctional families. He isn't a traditional filmmaker: His work is non-linear, experimental, and surrealist with elements of Vaudevillian minstrelsy, dark humor, and absurdism. In other words, he's never been one for mainstreamers, so it's interesting to see him so restrained. In honor of Harmony Korine, here's a roundup of other outlandish fashion films. This one's for the weirdos. Mazel.
JULIETTE LEWIS & DAFT PUNK X GAP
Let's start off simple. In 2001, when the only songs by French robotic duo Daft Punk on your radar was the house favorite "One More Time" or the meme bait "Harder Better Faster Stronger", they were tapped by Gap along with Juliette Lewis to shill jeans. Oh 2001, what a year to be alive.
If you're a fan of Orange Is the New Black, then your past week has probably been spent binge-watching season two. For those of you who prefer to watch the Netflix drama at a more leisurely pace (huh?), I promise not to spoil the heartbreakingly beautiful plotlines that lie ahead of you. I will simply say this: You are in for a treat.
OITNB's greatest strength is its ability to make viewers feel for each individual character through a mixture of subtle moments and slowly revealed backstories—much the way you get to know people in real life. And some of those best moments just so happen to center around beauty and fashion.
It might seem like a superficial approach to a supposedly gritty television show, but the scenes where Sophia (Laverne Cox) pampers her salon "patrons" or Lorna (Yael Stone) spends her mornings getting pretty only add to the complex nature of these characters. Because even though they throw pies and crack ribs in the courtyard, they can still remember the excitement of trying on a beautiful new dress. And THAT'S how you write female characters, my friends.
I went ahead and took note of all the amazing style and beauty moments I noticed while watching season two to either get you excited for your remaining episodes or to tide you over until season three. *SIGH* Is it 2015 yet?
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If you don't keep close tabs on Lady Gaga like I do (um, it's my job, so bye H8ERz), you may have missed the large, curly wig she's been wearing since last week. She's been wearing it with a slew of different looks, but all have one thing in common—it's hard to deny how Cher that wig is. Gaga is not the only pop star paying attention to Cher's past looks—Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Katy Perry, and more have all taken pages from her long and iconic book.
Below are a few of the most obvious homages/imitators/etc. If you're a pop star looking to start a trend, you can rest assured that Cher (probably) did it first.
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Miley's Bangerz Tour wardrobe is heavy on the sequins and cutouts. Guess who was wearing a similar white outfit in 1975? Cher.
They say great minds think alike, but it appears great minds dress alike, too. Three of the magazines that always have a spot on our nightstands—Elle, Vogue, and Vanity Fair—(unknowingly?) called in the exact same Christian Dior dress from the Fall 2014 collection for their cover shoots, which means two things: (1) lace-up detailing is going to be huge this season and (2) someone's PR team may have messed up (or is brillz because hi, here we are talking about it).
Karma and Amy on 'Faking It.'
Whoa. That Faking It finale, you guys? I'm not really sure how I'm supposed to live my life until next season? Oh, yeah, big news—Faking It was picked up for a second season! All our faves will be back (yay!) but considering everything that went down on last night's episode, there is bound to be some major ~dramz~. But let's skip chatting about heartbreak and focus on fashion because, well, it's not as traumatizing. And, TBH, wedding fashion > all other fashion.
Karma on 'Faking It.'
Karma wore a short-sleeve green dress with a netted cutout along the neckline. This is how to do cutouts, people. Also, her hair color + that dress color = perfection. We've seen Karma in a lot of dresses this season, but never anything so simple and solid-color. It totally fits her, IMHO!