Make way for The Baddest Female there is. Last month, 2ne1′s CL released her first solo single in over five years. Was she successful? You bet. In less than 24 hours after the video release of her solo single, she hit over 1 million views. Clearly, CL is ready to take the stage. Check out her photoshoot for Vogue July 2013- its nothing short of fierce.
What I love about summer is heading out to a lot of outdoor music festivals – and being able to dress up in some quirky fashion – whether it’s rocking the latest trendy accessory off the runway, or wearing a vintage piece from my closet. I recently came across these cute little accessories for my shoes: Shwings! They’re definitely not for the conservative, but they do make quite the statement on your feet if you’re wearing plain sneakers (I’ve been wearing them with my sneaker wedges!).
Check them out here. Click below for some of our favorites.
Liu Wen as the lady in red for Vogue China.
May 22, 2013: No, Ryan Gosling was not there, but despite his absence, my last night in Cannes ended with a bang… plus some stabbing, gorging, and good ol’ fashion beheading. Luckily, the bloodiness was all onscreen, courtesy of Nicolas Winding Refn in his latest film Only God Forgives.
But let me rewind. By Wednesday morning, most of the Asian films I still wanted to see were either not playing anymore (Ilo Ilo) or too difficult to get into (The Lunchbox), so I figured this was a good time to try to get into a famous Cannes press conference — all available for viewing online, but obviously much more exciting in person.
The thing with Cannes is that even if you don’t necessarily see celebrities that often (or if you do, it’s often from far away or as part of a formal Q&A), you know that they are there… everywhere, all the time. This is not only because you go online and Cannes photos are all over news sites and blogs, but there are large TV screens both inside and outside the main venues, where it’s often live-streaming celebrities in the press conferences or on the red carpet. So even if you’re separated by a conference room wall or blocked by a crowd of photographers, every few hours, it’s like — Oh, Robert Redford is here. And there’s Justin Timberlake. Nicole Kidman and Ang Lee. Marion Cotillard and Guillaume Canet. Andy Lau and Sammie Cheung. Aishwarya Rai. Repeat for every single country that boasts a thriving film business around the world.
But there was something about the Only God Forgives press conference that shined brightest, which had everything to do with us being serious Asian entertainment journalists interested in Hollywood making films in Thailand… and not at all related to the fact that we thought Ryan Gosling might be there. Of course not.
This pretense was greatly tested when we arrived, and there was no Ryan Gosling name plate on the table.
The model, television personality and British Vogue contributing editor will soon add author to her resume – she’s got a personal book coming out in October, which will include drawings, photographs, style advice – and all sorts of little tidbits.
From the Penguin Group:
The darling of the fashion world and co-host of the music TV show Fuse News shares her inspirations, musings, and her own very personal and eclectic style
With influences that range from the sultry beauty of Jane Birkin to the rocker chic of Mick Jagger, it’s no wonder that everything worn by Alexa Chung instantly becomes the latest trend. Already a hugely popular television personality and a muse for Marc Jacobs and Karl Lagerfeld, Chung is now a co-anchor of the nightly music show Fuse News, covering today’s hottest acts and entertainment news. Chung’s first book, It, provides her legion of fans with a long-awaited inside look at her fascinating world.
A wholly unique collection of Chung’s personal writings, drawings, and photographs, It covers everything from her candid thoughts on life, love, and music to her favorite ensembles and how to decide what to wear in the morning. With Chung’s characteristic wit, charm, and refreshingly down-to-earth attitude, this full-color compendium is a must-have for anyone who loves fashion, music, and just about everything Alexa Chung.
The book will be released on Oct 29, 2013. Price: $31.50.
Jason Wu has another title to add to his belt – Artistic Director for BOSS! He’s already got a huge celebrity following, a number of designer collaborations under his belt, The designer will be in charge of Hugo Boss’s main womenswear ready-to-wear and accessory collections. Wu will work with the team out of Germany and also create a New York studio for BOSS. Wu will debut his first BOSS collection for Pre-Fall 2013 this winter. He will later present a Fall 2014 collection at New York Fashion Week in February 2014.
Are you excited to see what Wu has in store?
Diary from Cannes: Day 6
May 21, 2013: People always talk about how exhausted you’ll be at the end of Cannes, but what they don’t say is: unless you’re smart enough (or funded enough) to come several days early so you can adjust to the new time zone, you actually start Cannes exhausted. The cheapest trip I could find resulted in two three-hour stopovers and a total of 20 hours in transit, during which I was desperately trying to finish up unfinished assignments… and not quite succeeding… resulting in even more sleeplessness as I came home from late-night Cannes screenings and stayed up even later to write.
June is officially here and with it comes something we’re all excited for- summer clothes. There has been no shortage of summer photoshoots showing the latest trends. Just about everyone seems to be ready to show off their summer look and this includes Korean actress, singer, and model Han Ye Seul. Although Han Ye Seul currently does most of her work in Korea, the artist was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Needless to say, she knows quite a bit about dressing up for the hot weather. Check out more from her cute summer fashion photoshoot for Highcut below: