Gwyneth Paltrow is selling bikinis for girls ages 4-8 on her website – which has critics up in arms. But actually it’s the conversation about ‘sexualizing’ kids that’s harmful.
Frank Ocean Goes Polaroid for Band of Outsiders
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Frank Ocean has officially gone high fashion. He’s the face of Band of Outsiders’s Spring/ Summer 2013 campaign, which was released in a series of Polaroids on Wednesday. In the photographs, which were shot by the brand’s designer, Scott Sternberg, Ocean wears several looks from the collection.
In one picture, Ocean reclines in a tuxedo on a park bench in Downtown Los Angeles; in another he lies listlessly on a grass lawn — in a third, he sits in a poncho on a cement stoop. And Ocean looks good in the clothes: afterall, he wore a yellow Band of Outsiders suit onstage during his performance at the Grammys last month.
Ocean joins a long line of stars that have appeared in campaigns for the brand. The painter Ed Ruscha rode a motorcycle in a campaign last year – and Michelle Williams, Kirsten Dunst, Andrew Garfield and Amy Adams have all made cameos in Sternberg’s now-famous Polaroid campaigns in the past.
The Fall 2012 campaign featured Josh Brolin as a modern cowboy. At the time, Sternberg told us that there would only be two more Polaroid campaigns, and that afterwards he would publish a book of them. “It’s time to close the chapter on the Polaroids,” he told us. “It’s time to evolve.”
Judy McGuire reports on “fatshion,” a popular community on Tumblr where plus-size bloggers post pictures of themselves as a way of celebrating their size. Here’s how it starts:
Short of having a bucket of blood dumped over your head at prom, few things compare to the humiliation of being the only customer browsing the racks of an overpriced East Village lingerie store and hearing the painfully chic saleswoman—who’d only begrudgingly buzzed you in the first place—loudly proclaim, “I wish people would realize we don’t stock sizes larger than a medium.”
[Photo via Fatshion Daily]
The Creators of NYC: Menswear Icon Nick Wooster
Josh Wool spent a decade as an executive chef, opening restaurants across the south. But all that changed in 2010, when the carpal tunnel in his hands meant he could no longer work. To keep from going stir crazy, he picked up a camera and found his next calling. Two years, thousands of portraits, and a move to New York later, Wool is documenting the people who inspire him on a daily basis. Welcome to Creators of NYC.
Nickelson Wooster is a veritable master of all things sartorial. He’s been called the “alpha male of American street style” by GQ and has redefined the norm for modern masculine fashion through his work at Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Calvin Klein — and now JC Penney. His personal brand, a kind of of rugged style meets elegance, has shaped the way men dress all over the world. We caught up with the Kansas native at Bobo, one of his favorite West Village restaurants.
Can you describe what inspires your style?
Getting dressed for me is like a window to my soul. I grew up in the 60s and 70s when men were required to wear a suit, shirt, and tie every day to be taken seriously. I was at the tail end of that generation, and it had a significant impact on me. I always favor being overdressed –- if I’m not wearing a suit, I’m wearing a jacket.
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“I wanted someone with a sensual body, someone who could be a mother for all these babies.”
Oh nothing to see here— just an exclusive behind-the-scenes video of Kate Upton frolicking with baby goats and baby humans, set to a children’s choir. Shot by Bruce Weber for Carine Roitfeld’s new magazine CR Fashion Book.