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.'
It seems that Katie Grand's intentions when thinking of the new covers for Love magazine were good. The first issue started as it meant to go on, promoting beauty in all shapes and sizes with The Gossip's Beth Ditto barely covered on the front cover. Ever the advocate for a healthy body image, Grand aimed to draw focus to the difference between eight supermodels on the latest covers, by shooting them in the same nude pose and publishing their measurements.
"[W]e took eight women who are generally acknowledged as the most beautiful in the world, got them to show off their bodies — widely regarded as the most perfect in the world — and photographed them all in exactly the same position for the cover. We did this to show how much they differed physically from one another, which is why we also printed their measurements." Grand explained. "The point is that 'perfection' is not fixed, timeless or transcendent. It varies, as the measurements of our cover girls show." We see where she's going, but when the model's sizes range roughly two inches, the point is somewhat missed. Good job that the covers are stunning, then. Now, which one to buy: Kate, Lara or Daria...