Tina Turner is on the cover of Vogue Germany. Bam. This is apparently the 73-year-old singer's first cover of any edition of Vogue, which makes this cover simply the best. [Fashionista]
Taking cues from his fall men's collection, Tisci designed a printed parka featuring gold bullet motifs, embroidery and Swarovski Elements. Underneath was a black-and-white leather bra with golden buckles and starry embroideries, juxtaposing a pair of black silk and satin mini shorts. Accenting the ensemble was a pair of couture goggles featuring gold hardware, a gold metal shark tooth necklace reading "RIRI" in the back, and white crystal stud earrings.
"Couture goggles." [WWD]
- Amidst all the brouhaha over Sheryl Sandberg's book, the backlash and the backlash to the backlash from the Times and the New Yorker and each and every one of the lady blogs, one voice has, until now, been sadly missing: Vogue Italia editor Franca Sozzani. No longer! The results are...sort of like reading an essay about feminism written by a talented college freshman who once watched a fuzzy VHS tape of a Gloria Steinem speech.
A woman in a leadership position is called "bossy", a man is called a "leader". Just think that out of 195 heads of State only 17 are women and that in politics and finance only 15% of leaders are women. A woman earns over 20% less than a man holding the same position.
According to Sheryl women are in this condition because they renounce, they give up the fight, affected by their own good manners which always places the woman in the background. Sandberg suggests not to be self-assured or aggressive but instead to appear vulnerable and then become ruthless and determined.
"Ladies, are you ready to take power?" Sheryl Sandberg asks women.
- Fashionista hears from "a reliable source" that Kate Upton is going to be on the cover of American Vogue's June issue. [Fashionista]
- J.C. Penney, which lost $985 million last year, has laid off 2,200 employees. [Reuters]
- Designer dress rental site Rent the Runway just raised another $24.4 million in financing. [WWD]
- Rebecca Taylor says she is "definitely" interested in collaborations. Hear that, H&M? "It's great that collaborations have become more and more prevalent over the years. It's exciting to see the end product of two people working together creatively." [Fashionista]
- Speaking of which, Target just announced a collaboration with Lauren Bush's charitable label Feed. [Racked]
- Ebay just lost Neiman Marcus as a fashion partner. [Reuters]
- The first store from H&M's new, more expensive retail concept, & Other Stories, opens in London today. The goods, all by H&M's design team, offer "clean timeless silhouettes in an array of colours." [Vogue UK]
- The Bob Marley estate has licensed the worldwide apparel rights to the late singer's name and image, meaning a Bob Marley clothing brand is probably in the works. Just like "Marilyn Monroe" is now a clothing brand. [WWD]