Kim Jong Il has finally died. The late North Korean dictator’s son, Kim Jong Un, will be his replacement. Get your Kelly green jumpsuits and some shades, everybody, because I’m sure the future of North Korea will be an interesting one. To be honest, I wouldn’t even doubt it in the slightest that a publication like Vogue Italia will be inspired by this.
Everyone from WWD to Grazia is reporting that Raf Simons is in talks with Dior. This seems odd. So many people have been reported to have been in talks with the company after Galliano got the boot. We’ve heard everyone from Ackermann, Tisci, to Elbaz, and of course, Marc Jacobs. This new pairing just doesn’t seem to fit. Don’t get me wrong, Raf’s designs are wonderful, but he’s first and foremost a menswear designer, and his work at Jil Sander doesn’t seem to mesh well with the Dior crowd, perhaps. Maybe we’re all used to John Galliano’s drama and excessive exuberance. I know Galliano’s designs have been said to be overdone and getting a little been there, done that, so why is it so hard to find a replacement?
Here are the photos you’ve all been waiting for, but probably not been waiting for. I’ll give it to Lindsay and Playboy, they created some sexy photos modeled directly from Marilyn’s editorial the magazine first ran in 1953. The girl looks hot and bless her ample tits. Haters can move to the left and stay pressed.
Magazine: Playboy January/February 2012
Actress: Lindsay Lohan
I saw this article earlier and immediately saw the absurdity in it all. Apparently, Forever 21 is threatening to sue fashion blogger Rachel Kane for her blog, WTForever21.com, on grounds of “trademark infringement, copyright infringement, unfair competition and dilution” to their brand. They want her to delete her site by June 10.
I have a problem with this for multiple reasons. Her blog is based on satirical thoughts and ramblings; humorous nonetheless. She finds random products and calls them out with hilarious, uncensored quips of judgement. If anything, she is still promoting the company, not to mention using her freedom of speech. She credits the website, in this case Forever 21’s website, when using photos and really just speaking out about what she thinks about their products.
Suck it up, Forever 21. Please visit her blog and support it! I know I would hate for someone to tell me not to be able to add commentary to what I do on here.
Various media outlets are reporting that Dior will release a statement today upon John Galliano. It is being said today that Dior has formally severed ties with John Galliano. As most know, John Galliano has been accused of anti-semitic remarks and even is captured on film. Whether he meant what he had said or was being antagonized to say those crude things, it seems that Galliano’s connection with Dior is quickly dwindling.
In a rather wordy and try-hard statement, Natalie Portman, recently the face of Dior Cherie, says she has cut ties: “I am deeply shocked and disgusted by the video of John Galliano’s comments that surfaced today. In light of this video, and as an individual who is proud to be Jewish, I will not be associated with Mr. Galliano in any way. I hope at the very least, these terrible comments remind us to reflect and act upon combating these still-existing prejudices that are the opposite of all that is beautiful.”
Amidst the backlash, Franca Sozzani, Vogue Italia’s editor-in-chief, has released saying she supports Galliano and that ‘Christian Dior without John Galliano would be a pity’. She also took to the internet in support.
Regardless of stance for his sick tirade, it isn’t looking too great for John Galliano. Paris Fashion Week begins today, but no one really knows how the Galliano show or the Dior show will presume. We’ll be looking out for Dior’s statement.
As expected, Dior is firing Galliano: “I very firmly condemn what was said by John Galliano, which totally contradicts the values which have always been defended by Christian Dior,” Christian Dior Chief Executive Sidney Toledano said in a statement.
It has been a couple years since his Emporio Armani underwear ads, but do these make you want see a little more? I’m wondering if he’s stuck with the label, especially for games.
Moving on with the underwear topic, I’ll have to admit that I’m still dedicated to H&M’s underwear for men. The trunks are always cute with designs from strips to geometric shapes. How can you go wrong?
I’ll thank Mr. Beckham for inspiring my underwear post and the reminding need of getting in shape. Underwear can make you feel better about yourself, albeit in a more hidden way, but the point is that they don’t just have to be an undergarment. From silly and sexy to utilitarian, underwear has an abundance of purposes. How do you wear your underwear?