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Keke Palmer wears the new pelvis cut-out trend at the BET Awards.  I am actually pretty lax when it comes to cut-outs; as long as all the bits are covered and the look is sophisticated, I am all for it.  However I absolutely hate this trend.  I hated it on Kendall Jenner, and I hate it now.  It’s too much, too vulnerable, and too desperate for “shock value.”  
Via Refinery29.

Keke Palmer wears the new pelvis cut-out trend at the BET Awards.  I am actually pretty lax when it comes to cut-outs; as long as all the bits are covered and the look is sophisticated, I am all for it.  However I absolutely hate this trend.  I hated it on Kendall Jenner, and I hate it now.  It’s too much, too vulnerable, and too desperate for “shock value.”  

Via Refinery29.

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Thoughts on: "My Husband Doesn't Need to See Your Boobs"
Posted on Friday June 13, 2014

You’re right, your husband doesn’t need to see my boobs.  So tell him not to look.

"I never suggested my husband isn’t responsible for his own eyes and heart {actually, I said he works his butt off to protect those} and I agree that us women are not in control of any man’s thoughts. All I’m saying is we can make it easier for them."  

A friend of mine on Facebook shared this blog post, written by a wife and mother of 2.  The author wrote that she would prefer that girls/women not post photos of themselves in tiny swimsuits or skimpy clothing for two reasons: 1.) to show respect for themselves (k, fine, self-respect is important), and 2.) to keep her husband from seeing these images and possibly comparing them to her (wait…).  She titles it “My Husband Doesn’t Need to See Your Boobs,” but the title of my response would be “Keep My Boobs Out of Your Marriage.”  

Normally I might let this go, with an eye roll and a sigh, but I couldn’t this time, and since I wasn’t able to comment on her blog, I thought I’d vent here.  I understand that it is important for everyone to have respect for their bodies, to strongly consider the image(s) they use to define themselves.  However a person should do that for themselves, and those they care about, and not for anyone else—let alone a stranger.  

By saying in this context that “[women] can make it easier for [men],” it is implying that if a woman or girl does not do all she can to “make it easier,” that any subsequent male thoughts or actions would be partially her fault.  But unless a woman is actively seeking and consenting to sexual or romantic attention, this idea that any unwanted—or even unasked-for—thoughts or actions towards a woman would be even 0.01% her fault is wrong, and it has to STOP.  

Insecurity in relationships is something we have all felt, in one form or another, and I hate that she feels that she can’t fully trust her husband (I mean, she’s an adorable woman and seemingly a devoted wife and mother), but this blaming of women for the problems of men is an enormously dangerous problem in our society—too important to trivialize—and has gone on long enough.   #notallmen, but #yesallwomen.

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Kate Mara ReCouture: the Dolce & Gabbana dress Kate wore to the Tony Awards on Sunday would have been an automatic slam-dunk for me, a few years ago.  I love any and all beading, sequins, and rhinestones, but the power-shoulder dress had its heyday; combined with the heavy beading, it’s a little too ’80s.  On the right is the ReCouture version with a new neckline and wider black panels for balance
All Photoshop work by ReCouturier.
Original photo via E! Online.
Elements via Net-a-Porter.

Kate Mara ReCouture: the Dolce & Gabbana dress Kate wore to the Tony Awards on Sunday would have been an automatic slam-dunk for me, a few years ago.  I love any and all beading, sequins, and rhinestones, but the power-shoulder dress had its heyday; combined with the heavy beading, it’s a little too ’80s.  On the right is the ReCouture version with a new neckline and wider black panels for balance

All Photoshop work by ReCouturier.

Original photo via E! Online.

Elements via Net-a-Porter.

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officialrodarte:

Happy Birthday Natalie!!! (photo by Autumn de Wilde; on set fitting for Black Swan).

officialrodarte:

Happy Birthday Natalie!!! (photo by Autumn de Wilde; on set fitting for Black Swan).

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Lupita Nyong’o Just Owned The Paparazzi
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It looks like Lupita Nyong’o is going to be pretty good at this whole fame thing. Fresh off the heels of her Oscar win, the breakout star is still adjusting to life in the limelight. While she’s obviously been enjoying the many perks that come along with being a Hollywood It Girl, Nyong’o has also come to terms with its drawbacks. Chief among them are the pesky paparazzi, who snapped the 31-year-old actress frolicking in a bikini on a Hawaii beach. According to Nyong’o, it was one of her first real encounters with the invasive shutterbugs, and she handled it in stride. Nyong’o took to Instagram to make light of the situation and posted a photo of herself in the bikini along with a paparazzi snapping her picture. “The paparazzi: they got me good!!! #FirstPapStakeOut #ZoomLensesSuitableForHorrorFilms” read the caption. Nyong’o is in Hawaii to attend the Maui Film Festival, where she’ll be receiving an award for her work in 12 Years a Slave. It’s been a whirlwind year for the ingenue, and it’s about to get even wilder, as she begins shooting Star Wars: Episode 7 this summer. As her star continues to grow, here’s hoping Nyong’o’s paparazzi troll game stays tight. (The Gloss) 

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Via Refinery29.

Lupita Nyong’o Just Owned The Paparazzi

It looks like Lupita Nyong’o is going to be pretty good at this whole fame thing. Fresh off the heels of her Oscar win, the breakout star is still adjusting to life in the limelight. While she’s obviously been enjoying the many perks that come along with being a Hollywood It Girl, Nyong’o has also come to terms with its drawbacks. Chief among them are the pesky paparazzi, who snapped the 31-year-old actress frolicking in a bikini on a Hawaii beach. According to Nyong’o, it was one of her first real encounters with the invasive shutterbugs, and she handled it in stride. 

Nyong’o took to Instagram to make light of the situation and posted a photo of herself in the bikini along with a paparazzi snapping her picture. “The paparazzi: they got me good!!! #FirstPapStakeOut #ZoomLensesSuitableForHorrorFilms” read the caption. 

Nyong’o is in Hawaii to attend the Maui Film Festival, where she’ll be receiving an award for her work in 12 Years a Slave. It’s been a whirlwind year for the ingenue, and it’s about to get even wilder, as she begins shooting Star Wars: Episode 7 this summer. 

As her star continues to grow, here’s hoping Nyong’o’s paparazzi troll game stays tight. (The Gloss

Via Refinery29.

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wmagazine:

Enchanted Elle
Photograph by Mario Sorrenti; styled by Lori Goldstein; W magazine December 2011. 

Magnificent!

wmagazine:

Enchanted Elle

Photograph by Mario Sorrenti; styled by Lori Goldstein; W magazine December 2011. 

Magnificent!

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inga-na:

Actresses + suits

This.

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vanityfair:

Robert Capa’s Longest Day | Revisit the Photographer’s Gripping D-Day Coverage
Photograph by Robert Capa. 

Today is the 70th Anniversary of the Invasion of Normandy; soon there won’t be any WWII veterans to share their stories.

vanityfair:

Robert Capa’s Longest Day | Revisit the Photographer’s Gripping D-Day Coverage

Photograph by Robert Capa. 

Today is the 70th Anniversary of the Invasion of Normandy; soon there won’t be any WWII veterans to share their stories.

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Lupita Nyong’o ReCouture 2: this is the second time in two months that I’ve been inspired to redo a look of Lupita’s.  She’s been branching out from her usual sartorial perfection to push the boundaries and break a few rules.  Her Suno look was fine in theory, but the cut (especially of the pants) was off, making her legs appear short.  On the right is the ReCouture version, with a slight reduction in the volume of the fabric, inverted stripes at the pants hem to make the leg look slimmer, a subtle peplum at the waist, and various changes to color to pull the look together!
All Photoshop work by ReCouturier.
Original photo via E! Online.

Lupita Nyong’o ReCouture 2: this is the second time in two months that I’ve been inspired to redo a look of Lupita’s.  She’s been branching out from her usual sartorial perfection to push the boundaries and break a few rules.  Her Suno look was fine in theory, but the cut (especially of the pants) was off, making her legs appear short.  On the right is the ReCouture version, with a slight reduction in the volume of the fabric, inverted stripes at the pants hem to make the leg look slimmer, a subtle peplum at the waist, and various changes to color to pull the look together!

All Photoshop work by ReCouturier.

Original photo via E! Online.

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jewbat:

I love that she cracks herself up :-)

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Happy Birthday to Angelina Jolie!  Because it’s her birthday, I was going to redo one of her worst-dressed red carpet looks, but I could not find one.  Not the “Leg That Launched a Thousand Twitter Accounts,” nor the Morticia Addams look from the 1999 Oscars, not even the Billy-Bob-era leather pants and t-shirt from the “Gone in 60 Seconds” premiere; all of them were so “Angelina” that they inspired more of an unexpected sense of awe than anything else, inimitable and instantly iconic.
Photos via here, here, and here.

Happy Birthday to Angelina Jolie!  Because it’s her birthday, I was going to redo one of her worst-dressed red carpet looks, but I could not find one.  Not the “Leg That Launched a Thousand Twitter Accounts,” nor the Morticia Addams look from the 1999 Oscars, not even the Billy-Bob-era leather pants and t-shirt from the “Gone in 60 Seconds” premiere; all of them were so “Angelina” that they inspired more of an unexpected sense of awe than anything else, inimitable and instantly iconic.

Photos via here, here, and here.

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My four favorites from the CFDA Awards last night:
1. Keri Russell in Rosie Assoulin
2. Olivia Wilde in Decades LA
3. Emmy Rossum in J Mendel
4. Jaime King in Calvin Klein Collection
Photos via Lucky Magazine.

My four favorites from the CFDA Awards last night:

1. Keri Russell in Rosie Assoulin

2. Olivia Wilde in Decades LA

3. Emmy Rossum in J Mendel

4. Jaime King in Calvin Klein Collection

Photos via Lucky Magazine.

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officialstyledotcom:

Lupita Lupita Lupita! #cfdaawards

Leave it to Lupita!

officialstyledotcom:

Lupita Lupita Lupita! #cfdaawards

Leave it to Lupita!

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Zosia Mamet ReCouture: I love leather detailing on clothing—my craft cabinet is always well-stocked in recycled leather jackets or pants to use when I play Dr. Wardrobe Frankenstein.  But the leather detail on Zosia’s Honor dress is a bit awkward, and somehow resembles a pair of evil eyes that stare into my soul.  On the right is the ReCouture version, with the entire bodice redone in teal leather!
All Photoshop work by ReCouturier.
Original photo via bustle.com.

Zosia Mamet ReCouture: I love leather detailing on clothing—my craft cabinet is always well-stocked in recycled leather jackets or pants to use when I play Dr. Wardrobe Frankenstein.  But the leather detail on Zosia’s Honor dress is a bit awkward, and somehow resembles a pair of evil eyes that stare into my soul.  On the right is the ReCouture version, with the entire bodice redone in teal leather!

All Photoshop work by ReCouturier.

Original photo via bustle.com.

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accidentalslut:

I C O N I C

Boom.

What I always want to say to those who think Fashion is ridiculous.

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