With Scott Schuman and Garance Doré gearing up to receive the media award at this year's CFDA Awards, the pair have been in the press a lot recently. This week Schuman spoke to GQ about everything from the problems created by sitting front row at that Dolce & Gabbana show to the failings of street style blogs today. In a joint interview with Style.com, the pair criticise the eagerness that showgoers have to be photographed and Schuman talks about how he feels when people criticise them.
On choosing not to shoot purely at the shows:
SS: Other people do this and they shoot very much at the shows—and that's great and that's very fashion. Where for me, that's an element of it, but also people on the street, people in different places. Still to this day, the most fun is just getting on my bike, going out, and shooting. Sometimes I don't get anything—yesterday I didn't get anything—but it's still that absolute search and challenge to go out and see someone.
GD: He really loves that. It's really his thing. I'm not like that. It's rough! You spend hours outside—it's like hunting. You're so frustrated. You don't like that comparison?
Janice Dickinson isn't the only person that's dubious about Vogue's new health initiative. Jezebel's Jena Sauers asked Cindy Crawford whether she had any thoughts on the issue, to which she responded, 'Honestly, not really.'
According to the model, society needs to change before the industry will. 'I think that the fashion industry is in the consumer's hands because if they buy into it, nothing will change,' she argued. 'If consumers don't like it that models are too skinny, or too young and they don't buy magazines, then believe me, the magazines will have to change.' While there may be truth in that, it seems only right that the industry takes a firm stance, even if doing so is only the starting point in realising real change.
Crawford doesn't seem convinced. 'If you make too many rules - like, 'You can't work this many hours' — it doesn't work, because sometimes you have to. Sometimes you have to get up early or be prepared to do the job in the freezing cold. I think that, again though, models have to have a voice and speak up for themselves, every day, on the job ... People have to respect each other. And if you're working with someone who doesn't respect you, then leave.'
With the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations just around the corner, so are the special products available and the latest comes from Georgia Hardinage. The British designer, who is known for dressing everyone from Lady Gaga to Beyonce, has partnered up with Lancôme to create a special limited edition bottle for two of their popular fragrances.
Each bottle of their Visionnaire and Génifique bottles have been hand painted by the designer with theLancôme sceptre appearing on the former and their crown on the latter - and that's not all. All of the outer boxes feature one of four Union Jack drawings and on May 31 and June 7 between 6pm and 9:30pm, Georgia will be on hand in Selfridges personalising bottles with customers names.
Beth Ditto is one of the few musicians out there that are refreshingly honest and candid, especially at a time where performers are increasingly media trained. When she commented on the whole Karl Lagerfeld-Adele issue a few weeks back, then, it came as no surprise. 'I come from a highly politicized, radically feminist, lesbian scene,' she told Vulture. 'So I can’t imagine not coming from a punk scene and adopting riot grrrl sensibilities. Not having that — can you imagine handling fame without that sort of mentality? Even navigating the world would be tough.'
The Gossip singer, who was in Cannes this week at the premiere of 'De Rouille et D'os', was also talking openly about that Evans collection that she did a few years back. 'I wish there was more confrol in that line, but there wasn't,' she revealed. 'I really wanted to do my own line that's ethically made, and I can do whatever the fuck I want with it.' But don't worry, she confirmed that she definitely sees design in her future. 'I want to make the IKEA of clothes for fat girls and boys,' she said. 'Cheap, affordable, basic - but ethically made.'
Janice Dickinson, or the self-titled world's first supermodel, isn't really one to mince her words and definitely not when it comes to Tyra Banks. Ever since she bitterly parted ways with 'America's Next Top Model', Dickinson hasn't wasted an opportunity to criticise her former boss so her latest comments come as no surprise.
This week she was on the red carpet at Fox's American Idol finale show where she spoke about Banks' recent decision to fire Jay Manuel, Nigel Barker and J. Alexander. '[She's] fired everybody, she'll keep firing people,' she told Fox. 'She's soulless, she's heartless, and she's cold.' But Tyra isn't the only person that Dickinson isn't happy with. When asked about Vogue's new healthy model initiative, she said: 'Please, look at Anna Wintour. She's thinner than thin. I just don't buy it.
Model David Gandy isn't the only person turning to Vogue UK to refute recent statements. Yesterday Christian Louboutin spoke to the website to dispel rumours that he intentionally makes his shoes uncomfortable.
'I have been misquoted,' he said. 'People say I am the king of painful shoes. I don't want to create painful shoes, but it is not my job to create something comfortable. I try to make high heels as comfortable as they can be, but my priority is design, beauty and sexiness. I'm not against them, but comfort is not my focus.'
Along with the Met Gala, the annual amfAR event during the Cannes Film Festival is one of the biggest events on the calendar. Unlike some of the big award ceremonies that can often be a bit hit and miss, amfAR always attracts a good red carpet and last night, with the exception of Kate Upton, was no exception.
Diane Kruger continued her reign as one of the best dressed women at this year's event, sporting a dress from the Chanel Resort 2013 collection that was unveilved recently. Karolina Kurkova continued her love of all things gold in a beautiful Roberto Cavalli sheer sequin dress with a matching jacket but you'll pleased to know that it came sans gold blingy hat.