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“I’m The Pearl”: Willow Smith Covers V Magazine And Shares Why The World Is Not Ready For Her Music

January 28th, 2014 - By Lauren R.D. Fox
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Karl Lagerfeld/V Magazine

Karl Lagerfeld/V Magazine

A few weeks ago, we shared Willow Smith’s new song “5”, featuring her brother Jaden Smith. As the record played, we heard a new Willow Smith- more mature than the little girl we met via “Whip My Hair.” “5″ offered Willow up as a sound young woman and even better she recently showcased her growth on the cover of V Magazine. Photographed by iconic creative director of Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, our sister site StyleBlazer noted:

“You see as ‘regular’ as Willow wants to be, she’s still a child of Hollywood, and that comes with a certain set of demands–ones Willow doesn’t necessarily want. She recently pulled out of playing  Annie in the film’s revival, which is being produced by her father, saying, “I just wanted to chill, and be at home, and decompress, and just find out what I wanna do and where I stand on this planet, with the little tiny place we have.” “

For the shoot, Lagerfeld instructed  Willow to bring some of her favorite pieces and surprisingly,  she paired boy-drag  boxer shorts with low rider jeans and oxford shoes. She told V Magazine: “I kind of just put on what feels right. Sometimes that’s Converse and a T-shirt, sometimes it’s Givenchy heels and leather pants.” During her time with Lagerfeld, whose aura comes off as mysterious, Willow shared he was extremely friendly despite being  a legend in the fashion world.

Given the constant chatter that’s surrounded her upbringing, with wisdom Willow told V Magazine, her present goal is to be stress free. She noted: “I just wanna do things that make me feel good and not stressed. I just chill and open my eyes and think, just relaxing and being silent. Because the world is so loud.”

Although the world may nag her,  Willow shared her music career will not end, even  if people do not support her music. After releasing her summer jam, “Summer Fling,” incumbents of social media wagged their fingers too hard at Willow, noting the song was not age appropriate. To keep it light, Willow created a plan to keep her music to herself until she thinks the world can receive her art. She may release a track here or there on SoundCloud but Willow claimed:

“I just feel like I want to do it different than the world’s ready for. It’s like a pearl—I’m reading that book right now. You put a piece of sand in it, which is the imagination. You close it over a bunch of years, making it awesome, and then Bam! It comes open. And I’m it! I’m the pearl.”

You go girl!

Get into the pictures from her V Magazine shoot below.

Karl Lagerfeld/ V Magazine

Karl Lagerfeld/ V Magazine

Karl Lagerfeld/ V Magazine

Karl Lagerfeld/ V Magazine

 

Gabourey Sidibe Shines In ‘Singular Beauties’ Spread For ‘Harper’s Bazaar’

August 7th, 2013 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Source: Harper's Bazaar

Source: Harper’s Bazaar

In a new fashion spread titled, “Singular Beauties,” which was unveiled earlier this week, Harper’s Bazaar celebrated the diverse beauty of women by featuring a refreshing mix of celebrities. Among the diverse beauties, were Oscar nominee Gabourey Sidibe, Scarlett Johansen, Dakota Fanning, Zoe Kravitz and Lily Collins.

The fashion spread, which is referred to by the publication as “homage to the diversity of women,” was a collaboration coordinated, styled, conceptualized and cast by Global Fashion Director Carrine Roitfield and HB’s creative director, Stephen Gans. For the “Royal Treatment” shot, Gabourey wore a bold, red coat by Spanish fashion house, Loewe and an ornate Tarun Tahiliani shawl. Her Yelling to the Sky co-star, Zoe Kravitz, on the other hand, was practically adorned from head-to-toe in Fendi multi-colored fur for the “Free Spirit” shot.

According to USA Today, the spread will appear in all 29 editions of the magazine’s September 2013 issue.

What do you think of the shoot?

Source: Harper's Bazaar

Source: Harper’s Bazaar

Famous Fat-Shaming: Celebrities Who’ve Been Overly Criticized For Their Weight

July 3rd, 2013 - By Meg Butler
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Image Source: WENN.com

Image Source: WENN.com

It’s 2013. Homosexuals can marry and a black man is president, we thought we were done discriminating. So why is the media so hard on overweight people? These celebrities have been shamed, called names and changed forever by this negative media attention. Do they have the right to complain? Or is this part of the price of being famous?

Praise the Shoe Gods: Melissa Shoes and Forever 21 do a Summer Collabo

April 25th, 2013 - By Lauren R.D. Fox
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From WWD

From WWD

 

From StyleBlazer

After landing a collaboration with Karl Lagerfeld, it’s safe to say that Melissa’s Shoes is having a very good year! Now the company’s diffusion line, Mel, will partner with fast-fashion giant Forever 21.  The collaboration will include six designs, including sandals and slip-on shoes, starting at $19.80.

Melissa’s U.S. CEO Michele Levy told WWD: “Forever 21 is a great way for us to reach a wider audience with the right fashion credibility. Forever 21 stands for value, fashion and fun, so our values matched theirs.”

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Karl Lagerfeld Thinks Michelle Obama’s Face is Magical

February 7th, 2012 - By Brande Victorian
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You never know what’s going to come out of fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld’s mouth, just like you never know what’s going to be said about the First Lady, but for once this situation is a win-win.

Turns out Karl is a huge fan of Michelle Obama, and he told the Metro World News in Paris so today, as he gave his thoughts on the hottest news stories. Here’s what he said:

“Yes he does [deserve to be re-elected], especially because of Mrs. Obama. I’m a big fan of Mrs. Obama – and her face, I think, is magical. He would not be there without her. Mrs. Obama is not a fashion statement, but she has other things to do. My favorite thing about Mrs Obama was when she was asked if her skirt was not too tight and she answered “Why you don’t like my big black a**?”* I want [Barack] Obama to win because there is nothing better anyway, and especially because of her.

I never voted in my life. I will never vote. I know too much about politics from what’s going on backstage. To vote you have to believe all that garbage that they promise you, and they can’t keep those promises. If someone gave me an Obama pin, I would just put it on.”

If you’re scratching your head a little bit, you should be. Michelle Obama actually never made that big black a** comment, but it would have been great is she did—although, oddly enough, Karl isn’t a fan of anything too big.When asked how he felt about singer Lana Del Ray, he turned the attention to Adele, saying:

“The thing at the moment is Adele. She is a little too fat, but she has a beautiful face and a divine voice.”

You can always count on Karl to keep it non-PC.

Did you know he was such a Michelle Obama fan?

Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.

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Oh, Claudia. Is Blackface Ever Cool?

June 3rd, 2010 - By madamenoire
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Fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld compiled 20 years worth of photos of supermodel Claudia Schiffer for the 60th issue of Stern Fotografie, a German coffee table style quarterly, according to SassyBella. One of the photos is stirring up a bit of controversy.

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