The always pleasant Kristen Stewart has tried to shed some light on Lindsay Lohan's antics in a recent interview with Elle UK. According to Stewart, your family and upbringing defines who you become.
"My family are amazing. I had like, the perfect upbringing. It sucks for people like Lindsay Lohan, but it's not her fault that she's so off the rails."
Thank you Kristen for that enlightening take on the situation, because we didn't already know that Dina and Michael Lohan are both certifiably out of their minds.
This season of The City is a little better than the last. With a strong premiere last week, I have hope. The City, in case you don't know, centers around the life of Whitney Port (one of the less interesting, yet more grounded sidekicks of Lauren Conrad on The Hills). The show's downfall is while Whitney is pretty and sweet, she's also kind of boring. Unlike the sometimes too opinionated Conrad, Port has no real opinion. She uses words like "yeah" and "totally" to express herself when talking about serious business like her fashion line with her boss. If you don't know her costars already there's Olivia Palermo (token mean girl who works at Elle Magazine), Erin Kaplan (Olivia's nemesis also works at Elle), Roxie (Whitney's roommate, best friend and coworker at People's Revolution) and Kelly Cutrone (owner and boss of People's Revoultion). Tonight's episode centered around Whitney's new fashion line, "Whitney Eve."
Last night, Elle Magazine heavy-hitters took up a conversation about bloggers - Tavi Gevinson particularly - for ELLEvated, a forum of six Elle editors, at WFIT, the Fashion Institute of Technology's radio and tv broadcasting network.
During the discussion, Joe Zee, Kate Lanphear and Anne Slowey discussed the pros and cons of the publicity fashion bloggers have received within the past few seasons. Slowey, who has criticized the 13-year-old blogger Tavi before, compared real-life journalists to Tavi's "selling out" for Target videos of fame. Although it may have sounded as if she's against them all, she spoke words of kindness when she spoke about leading fashion blogger Bryanboy. Below are transcripted excerpts from their discussion.
Zac Posen's Pop-Up Shop: Clearly Target plans to take over the world - or at the least catch the consumers who love a zingy budget - with more NYC pop-up shops planned, the next being Go International's Zac Posen collaboration. After Liberty of London's urgent pop-up shop pack up before its ending date, Target will be deeming Posen's 24-hour preview as a "shopping party." Aren't there enough parties in fashion already? The pop-up shop will begin April 15th at 11pm, but we expect the line formations to begin at 8pm or earlier for tuxedo-seeking shoppers. Can't make it? Well, too bad. But, if you want the shopping party leftovers, the full collection will be available April 25th in stores.
Branching out and kicking it up a notch from previous years, STYLE360 made its Fall season debut at a new alternative venue for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Stage37. Serving as the epicenter for the week's off-site runway shows and parties, STYLE360 produced the highly anticipated unveiling of bebe - Kardashians, hosted by celebrity nightlife and fashion queen Kim Kardashian, for her new L.A.-style boutique in Manhattan's SoHo designer district.
Georgia born Sean O'pry needs no introduction; his career speaks for itself. Now the second most successful male model in the world, O'pry has been dominating the world of male modeling and doesn’t intend on stopping.
O'pry’s road to success is a testament to the fact that we really are in a digital age where the internet can make or break you. In Sean O'pry’s case, it was Myspace that "made" him after his online pics were discovered by Nolè Marin of Elle Magazine. He was then signed by VNY Model Management in New York City.
Joonbug hosted its First Annual Fashion Week Gala for STYLE 360 with Elle Magazine and Elle.com last Saturday night at the Capitale Ballroom in Manhattan's premier SoHo District. Live performances by Fabolous, Pras from the Fugees, Charles Hamilton, Josh Madden and O'Neal McKnight came together under a rainbow ceiling of rotating lights and attracted a star-studded crowd of over 1,500. An open bar from nine to eleven sparked an evening of VIP and fashion industry entertainment with a rotating array of DJ's between live sets.
We just spent part of our morning standing in the New York snowstorm to pick up our press credentials at Bryant Park - and it wasn't pretty. We actually walked away as - thin, yet fabulous - snowmen.
Twitter is abuzz with editors and PR reps complaining that the typical front-row faces and models that aren't already in New York are getting their flights cancelled. Landing ETA's as set for as early as the weekend - forcing many to opt out of a few shows.
As awkward as it may sound, Olivia Palermo actually has a boyfriend.
A boyfriend that is willing to sacrifice his time in the mirror to let her perfect her hair.
Olivia and boyfriend, Johannes Huebl - yes, one of those model-photographer types - recently visited Elle mag to shoot for the February issue - say Valentine's Day? Apparently, the magazine shot New York's most fashionable couples. Do Amber and Kanye not live in New York? I kid. No really! But, as we guess what other couples may be featured, let's not be fooled into thinking Olivia actually held a real job at Elle - it was only for TV - and, of course, she's a great controversial topic. In and out of love.
Watch the video to see Olivia swoon over Johannes as he brushes it off like a typical guy. Oops!
- 11/12 Meet The City's Olivia Palermo, Elle creative director Joe Zee, and Ports 1961 creative director Tia Cibani as they present the Ports 1961 pre-spring collection. Bloomingdale's, 1000 Third Ave., at 59th St., fourth fl. (212-705-2000); 6–8.
- 11/12 Get a skin consultation with celebrity dermatologist and creator of MD Skincare, Dr. Dennis Gross. Reserve a complimentary consultation (valued at $275) by calling 212-705-2772. Space NK at Bloomingdale's, 1000 Third Ave., at 59th St. (212-705-2772); 5–8.
- 11/12 Check out Lab Series Skincare for Men's new pop-up shop. Customers can get skin-care consultations, preview new products, and receive grooming services, nail buffing, and shoe shines. 43 E. 42nd St., nr. Madison Ave.; daily (7–7).
- 11/12 Scoop NYC hosts a "shop more, save more" sale. Spend $250 to $499 and save 20 percent; spend $500 to $999 and save 30 percent; and spend $1,000 or more and save 40 percent. Various hours and locations.
- 11/12 Merchandise from Martin Margiela, DSquared, and Victor & Rolf is discounted at the Staff USA sample sale. 220 W. 19th St., nr. Seventh Ave., eleventh fl.; Th–F (10–7).
- 11/12 Receive up to 65 percent off handbags and womenswear at the Bulga and Sarah Pacini sample sale. 42 Greene St., nr. Grand St., second fl.; Th–F (10–8), S (10–7).
- 11/12 NARS 15th Anniversary / Launch of NARS 15x15, Industria Superstudio, 775 Washington St., NYC The centerpiece of the project is the 15X15 book, featuring 15 celebrity portraits, each inspired by a NARS product shade and based on an iconic reference chosen by François NARS Founder and Creative Director of NARS Cosmetics (who personally did the makeup and photographed every portrait). 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM