Los duques de Cambridge continúan con su visita oficial a Pakistán, donde se han desplazado a la zona norte para visitar el distrito de Chireal. En esta ocasión, Kate Middleton nos ha dejado un look que nada tiene que ver con los vistos en los días anteriores, mucho más todoterreno, pero con toques tradicionales de la zona.
Esta vez, hemos visto a los duques en la montaña para lo cual, Kate ha elegido un look muy campero y con mucho estilo, con una camisa negra, chaleco de cuero de la marca Really Wild, falda midi marrón yunas botas altas marrones de ante de la misma firma, todo ello aderezado con la bufanda del hombro llamada dupatta y pendientes de Missonma.
Sin embargo, también ha habido momentos muy distendidos, como éste en el que a su llegada a la zona donde han sido agasajados con las vestimentas propias de la zona, las cuales ya lució la princesa Diana cuando visitó la zona.
Posteriormente, el matrimonio real ha ido a visitar el pueblo, donde ha sido el príncipe Guilermo el que ha lucido el sombrero que lució su madre, y Kate otro muy colorido con plumas rosas.
Está claro que en este viaje, siguen los pasos de Lady Di, allá por donde van.
Shaudi Lynn never really wanted to be a designer. As a creative kid, Lynn knew she wanted to do something in the arts, but wasn’t sure what exactly. It took a chance encounter with her then-future husband Bobby Fahari at a rave in Los Angeles, where she was DJing under the name “Shoddy” Lynn, for the idea behind Dolls Kill to be born.
“Ever since I was 14 or 15 I was always, like, slinging clothes on Ebay and was into wearing weird shit, so it’s always been in my DNA,” she says. Lynn and Fahari launched Dolls Kill in 2011 with a collection of foxtail keychains. Over the course of the next decade, it has expanded into one of the most popular online destinations for millennial and Gen-Z shoppers, selling everything from from black Fila bike shorts to holographic bell-bottoms with cutouts at the waist. The retailer recently released a line of clothes inspired by the cult-classic movie “The Craft”complete with sheer babydoll dresses and mesh mini skirts.
Lynn’s approach to fashion is simple: “You can dress like a hooker on the weekend, go to work during the week, who the fuck cares?” she declares. “Live your life.”
Her “do whatever you want” approach has garnered collaborations with the likes of ’90s super-brand Delia’s and, most-recently, Dr. Martens. The latter collection — which officially launches Oct. 19 — features the classic punk boot with the highest platform that the footwear brand has ever created. At the time of our conversation, on the evening of the collaboration’s launch party at New York City’s The Dance, Lynn is dressed to impress in her very own pair.
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The appeal of working with the classic brand was simple: What’s old is new again. “Fashion is cyclical, it goes in waves,” she says. “One thing is cool one day, and it’s not the other day. Dr. Martens, for a while, no one was wearing them and now they’re back again.”
Working with brands that may have once seen brighter days — like, say, Delia’s, which filed for bankruptcy in 2014 — is part of what makes Dolls Kill such a hit with fans of all ages. And while Lynn doesn’t necessarily consider Dolls Kill to be particularly goth, its selection of clothes, shoes and accessories hit a nostalgic note for shoppers looking for a bit of edge amidst the Revolves of the world.
Despite rapid growth fueled in part by $5 million from venture-capital firm Maveron in 2014, Dolls Kill has remained true to the fans that have so lovingly worn its pieces for the past decade. “We’re an authentic brand. We are dedicated to who our fans are, who our girls are, who our guys are, so in that sense it’s the same. We’re always speaking to the same group of individuals,” Lynn says of the loyal shoppers who have made the brand a household name. “Within our customer base, it’s become so acceptable to be different and cool and do whatever the fuck you want.”
Much of Dolls Kill’s ability to as hold onto its fan base owes to its savvy use of social media. At the time of its launch, the brand eschewed print and television ads for Instagram and Facebook marketing, and many of the models featured on the site have been plucked off of Instagram. Lynn prides herself on knowing exactly what her customers are thinking and feeling in order to keep them happy and engaged. With 2.9 million Instagram followers, keeping up is a challenge that Lynn readily accepts. “I see the customer complaints and the things they love,” she says. “It really is a great way to pay attention to where the brand is going.” Plus, Gen-Z-leaning platforms like Snapchat and TikTok allow Dolls Kill to market to a younger set of users at the heels of discovering their own sense of personal style.
“We are in the process of working on TikTok and other new social media outlets,” Lynn says when asked about the future of Dolls Kill’s social media growth. “We see social media as always innovating, and losing touch with this would be the death of any brand.”
When it comes to social media strategy, festival season is the Olympics. Retailers flock to Coachella, Lollapalooza, and Governors Ball to promote their latest and greatest offerings. While other brands send out hoards of product to a massive crop of influencers and editors each season, Dolls Kill hand-selects people who it feels push the brand’s specific message — and who are already massive fans, too.
“We want to work with people who wear the brand, are into the brand, love the brand, love the clothes,” Lynn says of who makes the final cut. While Dolls Kill does gift product, Lynn and her team don’t tell the recipients how to specifically create their content. They also throw events — like a Coachella kick-off party in 2018 — to spread awareness in a more fun, playful way. This past summer, Dolls Kill launched its very own Bling Tour activation, including an ice cream truck that made stops around the country, stocked full of its infamous Billionaire Bling Boot. The limited-edition shoe made waves online back in 2018 for selling out in 30 minutes during its original launch.
The rapid success across online and social has lead to the opening of two flagship brick-and-mortar locations in both San Francisco and on Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles, just down the block from Supreme. It’s not always easy for online brands to create worthwhile and lasting offline experiences, but Lynn believes that her brand can draw customers into stores IRL. She says the stores serve as the perfect vehicles to “blur everything into one setting.”
Rather than using the classic pop-up method so beloved by other online-only brands and retailers like Madhappy or Revolve, Lynn believes in having a few key flagship locations across the country — and across the globe. She cites places like Miami, London and New York as possibilities for future locations. At the massive Fairfax Avenue location, shoppers are submerged in the Dolls Kill universe. Neon lights cover the walls and bumping bass-heavy music blares through the speakers. Lynn’s troop of cool-girl shop assistants wear the latest collections, the human exemplification of the site.
“I think touching and feeling the clothes is really important. There are so many details and designs that we do that I think are really hard to show online,” she says of why opening stores was the next step for the brand. “When you walk into the store, there’s a real feeling. You really get the brand as soon as you walk in.”
After our interview, Lynn sits with her husband to have a drink. At the launch party that night, her mission becomes realized. Partygoers dressed in latex and vinyl danced to beats produced by Brooke Candy well into the night. Photos lined the walls of models clad in fishnets and plaid mini skirts with Doll Kill’s signature platform boots. Lynn, the ringleader, sat on stage with her own posse of girls dressed in their Dr. Martens, doing whatever the fuck they wanted.
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UPDATE (October 16, 2019): According to reports, Travis Scott visited an orthopedic specialist at the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles for the injury he sustained during his Rolling Loud New York 2019 performance. Rumors are noting that La Flame suffered a dislocated knee, more specifically, a tear in his patellar tendon. Doctors are currently waiting to see if the knee can heal on its own, if not Travis will be required to go under the knife as surgery would be the only way to get his knee fully back in shape.
Stay tuned for more details.
ORIGINAL STORY (October 13, 2019): During his recent Rolling Loud New York 2019 headling set, Travis Scott suffered a knee injury while performing “BUTTERFLY EFFECT.” Captured on the livestream for the event, La Flame is seen energetically moving around on stage but suddenly falls down. Despite the fall, the rapper gets up to continue the song with a visible limp.
After finishing the song, Travis addresses the crowd while bent over, “I ain’t gon’ lie, I think I just, like, broke my knee just now. This show cannot stop. So middle fingers to the sky. Lets rage.” Immediately continuing his set, Travis went on to perform “NO BYSTANDERS,” “HIGHEST IN THE ROOM” and “Antidote” while hopping around in one place. It is currently unknown how serious the injury is and if it will affect Travis Scott’s upcoming show dates.
Take a look at the incident and catch Travis Scott’s brief update to fans on Instagram below.
In case you missed it, Justin Bieber recently previewed a rap song that flips 50 Cent’s “Many Men.”
Travis Scott just broke his Knee at Rolling Loud ? and he’s still performing after this. ? @RollingLoud pic.twitter.com/LwsZ1152eq
— $hari (@kingin77) October 13, 2019
Travis Scott legitimately believes he broke his knee right now at Rolling Loud but refuses to let the show stop ?
— LA FLAME FANPAGE ? (@bathingrage) October 13, 2019
TRAVIS SCOTT PERFORMING HIGHEST IN THE ROOM AT ROLLING LOUD WITH BROKEN KNEE ? pic.twitter.com/oI0GslW2uM
— $hari (@kingin77) October 13, 2019
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~ the ride never ends ~ ❤️NY
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Let’s get one thing straight: Zendaya never likes it when people watch her cry. The irony is that Rue, the drug-seeking teen she plays on HBO’s drama Euphoria, is all about the tears. Between bites of yellow watermelon, she explains that she has to remember not to cover her face while filming. “I always hide my face when I cry,” she says, tossing back her curly brunette locks. “I would cover up my whole performance with my hands if I let myself.” Euphoria—which delves into a generation of overdrugged, hypersexed high schoolers—centers on Zendaya’s character grappling with grief, addiction, anxiety, and depression. “Rue has such a darkness to her, but also an innocence. I have to be super vulnerable and sad in front of people. It’s weird, but cathartic in a lot of ways.”
While sipping a virgin mojito at L.A.’s trendy vegan restaurant Crossroads Kitchen, a favorite of the 23-year-old actress, she orders two more dishes to go along with the watermelon salad. “Did you know there was such a thing as yellow watermelon?” she asks in pleasurable shock. “I learn something new every day.”
Zendaya strips off an oversize hooded sweatshirt that reads “I Am a Voter,” which she found in her mailbox one day. Her playful, sporty style complements her easygoing personality. She fiddles with the $28 hoop earrings she says look dope. Even though she’s dressed down and without makeup for our dinner, her pinstripe trousers are the same ones she wore for the Spider-Man: Homecoming promotional tour in 2017.
Earlier today, Zendaya brainstormed ideas with Euphoria creator Sam Levinson for the second season of the show. “I harass him daily,” she says, half-joking, eagerly awaiting a potential shoot date in January. She tells me she doesn’t know what’s going to happen next, but she would love for her character and model-turned-actress Hunter Schafer’s character Jules to be healthy and find each other again. “Euphoria was eight months of my life, and now that it’s done I’m like, ‘Fuck,’” she says, reflecting back. “You put your shit out there, and it’s a really terrifying thing to do. It’s out for the world to see—it’s so fucking weird.”
“You put your shit out there, and it’s a really terrifying thing to do. It’s out for the world to see—it’s so fucking weird.”
Right now, Zendaya feels as if she needs to decompress and take some time for herself. She’s been continuously promoting her role as Michelle Jones, Peter Parker’s love interest in Spider-Man: Far From Home (with Tom Holland), and she debuted her Tommy x Zendaya spring 2019 collection in Paris this past March (the fall 2019 collection premiered at Harlem’s Apollo Theater in September). She’s also the face of Lancôme’s newest fragrance campaign, Idôle; in a first for her, Zendaya was involved in the development of the scent from early on. Lately, she’s been taking pottery classes and finding time to garden in her backyard. She even took a recent road trip with her mother back to her hometown of Oakland. “Even though Euphoria coming out was amazing and exciting, it was also extremely stressful. It gave me a lot of anxiety every week,” she tells me.“That’s something I deal with; I have anxiety. I already know after this interview is over, I’m going to spiral about it for weeks.”
Growing up, the former Disney star learned her love for acting from her parents, both former teachers, who encouraged her to pursue her passion even though she was very shy. “I wouldn’t try anything,” Zendaya admits. “I always had this fear of failing and not doing so well.” At 14, she became a household name as a star of the sitcom Shake It Up on the Disney Channel. The family moved from her Bay Area childhood home, located in a neighborhood she describes as “not the nicest,” to Hollywood, and she felt bad about the fact that her mother gave up her career to help her become a star.
When she was 20, Zendaya bought a $1.4 million Mediterranean-style mansion and took control of her career. “I had grown up—I moved out, and it was time for me to be the sole voice in my career and make my own choices,” she says. “I just had too many people I was trying to please, too many opinions, and I was constantly talked out of following my gut and my instinct. I don’t have a road map for this shit—I grew up really, really fast. I learned to trust myself a lot more.”
But that trust also made her cautious. “I never want to mess up. I’m trying to be the best version of myself without overapplying pressure. Then I start spiraling,” she says, her cheeks flushing pink. Zendaya spent hours and hours with Levinson to help develop the character she was playing. “Rue is just a combination of my shit and Sam’s shit, and together we created her. I don’t feel too dissimilar from Rue. It didn’t feel fake to me; it felt like she was me in another version of my life.”
She bows her head, her shoulders moving up and down, until she looks up at me. “I think Euphoria taught me a lot about myself. It made me more confident in my own abilities, because I doubted myself a lot.” Zendaya says that before the show, she didn’t have any work that pushed her or allowed her to be creative. “I was looking for something to prove I can do it,” she says. “Euphoria served as that, in the healthiest way. I never want to plateau as an actress—I always want to be able to explore and push myself. [Being an actress] brings me to places and makes me do things I’d probably never do because I’m such an introverted person.”
Zendaya takes a deep breath and exhales; this interview has the feeling of an intense therapy session. She points out that she keeps repeating the words “I don’t know” and apologizes. “I know, I’m super hard on myself,” she acknowledges. But then, without so much as a blip of hesitation, she tells me that she’s glad people admire her work. “People actually saying I did a good job at my craft…it’s like, ‘Damn, I did work hard. I’m glad you see that.’” She pauses a moment, squirming slightly. “I should finally own that; it’s liberating. I feel lucky.” As with most therapy sessions, she looks down at her phone and realizes time has run out. She hugs me and tells me she’s sorry if she seemed uncomfortable. Like everything else, it’s not so scary once it’s over.
Styled by Natasha Royt. Hair by Larry Sims at Forward Artists; makeup by Sheika Daley at SIXK.LA. Manicure by Betina Goldstein at Lowe Co; produced by Michelle Hynek at Crawford Co Productions.
This article appears in the November 2019 issue of ELLE on newsstands October 22.
Kate Middleton continúa la gira por Pakistán junto a su marido el príncipe Guillermo, viaje en el que nos está dejando looks de lo más variados. Eso sí, sin duda, la prenda que está marcando esta visita oficial están siendo las túnicas como la que ha lucido en su última aparición.
En esta ocasión en la que tocaba visitar Lahore, la duquesa de Cambridge ha elegido un conjunto tradicional de salwar kameez en blanco de la firma Gul Ahmed, formado una vez más por un pantalón tobillero y una preciosa túnica bordada con botones frontales y largo por la rodilla.
Lo han combinado con la bufanda dupattaal hombro como es habitual de la marca Maheem Khan, unos salones beige de ante y un clutch del mismo tono, creando un conjunto con aire tradicional pakistaní ideal.
You live in South Carolina, where you grew up. Tell me about that.
La’Shaunae: I grew up in the woods of South Carolina. Ever since elementary school, I was bullied. From (then), I never saw myself as anyone. I wanted to be a designer and a model but I never saw myself as a pretty girl in front of the camera. I grew up around people who would tell me that I wasn’t beautiful enough to do beautiful-girl things like modelling. High school was a little better, but not much. There were these older guys who would talk about my body. As a fat girl, I didn’t have the ‘good parts’ of being a fat girl – big butt, nice shape. I was always really alone.
So you didn’t have a crew or clique?
La’Shaunae: I had friends but they were all really shady to me because they would like me when no one was around, but when everyone was around they would pick on every little thing about me. I would get in trouble at school for wearing certain things that thinner girls didn’t have an issue wearing. If I wore leggings, I got in trouble for it. There was a dress code, but it wasn’t very strict until it came to me.
Was fashion a form of escapism for you?
La’Shaunae: Ever since I was young, I used to draw in sketchbooks. I would always draw ‘pretty’ girls in pretty outfits. There was a part of me (that) always wanted to be a designer, but I never pursued it because I didn’t have the finances. I was always interested in things that people told me I would never be able to do. (Music also) really helped me, like Tyler, The Creator. I remember going to Camp Flog Gnaw (festival curated by Tyler) in 2014. The day before, I went to this breakfast place with my mom and as soon as we got there, I saw Tyler in the street. I shouted his name and he turned around and waved at me. The next day, I met him at (the festival), and he told me how sick I was. I remember crying and hugging him. I went back to school and no one believed me. They were calling me stupid for missing school for going to a concert, and I was like, ‘It’s not just any concert, because that concert saved me from hurting myself.’ That day helped me a lot. He was saying not to let anyone dim your light, and not to let anyone tell you that you can’t be something.
“Once (brands) get that stamp of approval for being inclusive, they don’t care about being inclusive afterwards” – La’Shaunae
It made you believe that you could follow your passion?
La’Shaunae: Yeah. After I left school, I started feeling differently about myself. I experimented with different hair colours. I bought clothes I never saw myself wearing before. And when I posted them, I would get so many people (saying), ‘You’re helping me right now, because I never saw anyone that looks like me go out there and do what you’re doing.’ There are girls who reach out that are dealing with the same exact things I was dealing with. Whether they’re in an abusive relationship or (have) an abusive member of the family, they all tell me how they are dealing with their stuff, and it’s really driving me to try harder and better myself, because I’m helping other girls, but also myself.
What went through your mind after the response to the Universal Standard campaign?
La’Shaunae: I was so terrified when I saw the picture. Out of all the pictures, why did they choose this one? I felt like I looked so unappealing. The only thing that kept me from freaking out was the amount of support that I received online. I felt anxious and nervous, but I also felt a sense of power that I’d never had before. I got a lot of DMs and new followers. A lot of interviews from people asking me how I felt, but also a lot of people asking me if I was ever going to diet, and I really didn’t want to sound like a ‘good fat’.
What does that mean?
La’Shaunae: It’s a plus-size person who tries to be acceptable to thinner people by saying that they exercise, they’re not unhealthy. And I haven’t eaten anything bad in months because I’ve been really sick and I’ve been limiting everything that I was eating. I’ve never opened up about this, but I’ve had an eating disorder for some years. In middle school, I was a (US) size 12/13 and in high school, I went from a size 13 to size 20. Now, I’m a size 24/26. I get a lot of questions based on that picture, people asking me if I’m ever going to diet. I get so much unsolicited advice and questions about (my) health. Fat people can have eating disorders just like thin people. Since I was 14, I’ve gained 200lbs because I was really depressed and I overate. But in high school, I would eat and then make myself throw up, and that lasted until recently. I don’t want to be that person any more.
On the heels of her whirlwind wedding, Hailey Bieber has been firing off some excellent looks lately. From her off-duty ensembles to her stunning wedding dress, the model has been at the top of her style game. And her latest look is no exception. While heading to her hair salon, presumably for a trim or touch-up since we have yet to spot a total hair makeover from her, she wore a low-key outfit consisting of Reformation’s Carrie Top ($38), a trendy pair of wide-leg pants from MM6, and retro Nike Air Force 1 sneakers.
On the topic of her pant choice, relaxed and wide-leg fits have been rivaling skinny styles for a while now, and Bieber joins others such as Kate Middleton, who is also a fan of the roomy fit. But while Middleton took a more polished approach, Bieber wore a simple tank top and sneakers to make the look more off-duty casual. Her tank top, in particular, caught our attention just as much as her pants. The cheap basic from Reformation is the ideal layering piece that we might need in all four colors. It would look just as good with jeans, TBH.
Scroll down to see how Hailey Bieber styled the wide-leg pant trend that’s beginning to eclipse skinny jeans this year, and keep reading to shop her outfit.
Sofia Coppola, a long-time friend of Chanel, has made a video in tribute to the brand, highlighting some of the labels most iconic imagery. Created ahead of the Mademoiselle Privé exhibition being held in Tokyo, the film reflects Coppola’s perspective of the French fashion house.
Opening with French actress Catherine Deneuve starring in an early Chanel advert, the film then goes on to show some of Chanel’s most recognisable shows. From early presentations to the AW19 collection, were Virginie Viard made her debut for the house, the short film also features Karl Largerfeld alongside some of his muses.
Compiling famous adverts, campaigns, and some behind the scenes shots of the atelier, the film aptly highlights the evolution of Chanel from an early 20th Century Parisian house, founded by the infamous, and infamously controversial Coco Chanel, to the multi-billion pound fashion force it is today.
Starring everyone from the likes of Marylin Monroe to Kate Moss; Pharell to Lily-Rose Depp; Tilda Swinton to Jackie Kennedy, the tribute is set along to music by Grimes.