The return of low-rise jeans, the death of André Leon Talley, Amazon’s foray into fashion, and more.
01 Ummmmm…are low rise jeans back?
You may have noticed that some celebrities — like Emily Ratajkowski, Dua Lipa, and Kendall Jenner — have been photographed sporting low-rise jeans with the G-string “whale tail” look in the front (which is essentially straps pre-sewn into the waistband). All of this has us wondering…is the throwback, Kate Moss-circa-1996 look back in style?
02 “I feel good, finally.” — Amy Schumer, in post-surgery swimsuit snapshot
Following multiple surgeries (for liposuction and endometriosis), Amy Schumer opened up in an Instagram post about just how good she’s feeling after her long health and body confidence journey. While she hasn’t revealed TOO many details about her liposuction — and has always been supportive of anyone’s decision to pursue plastic surgery — she has criticized the beauty industry for normalizing it.
03 In a recent interview with Allure, Janet Jackson opens up about finding body confidence
“It took a lot of work,” said the iconic musician and actress, whose 1993 album release, Janet, featured her topless with her arms above her head — an intentional introduction into a period of self-love. “It was something very tough, very difficult. But I’m glad I walked through it. I’m really glad I got in. It was a way of accepting and loving, accepting yourself and your body.”
04 Fashion industry icon André Leon Talley dies at 73
Talley was a veritable creative genius. Standing at an imposing 6 feet 6 inches tall, he was called “The Only One” by The New Yorker because of the fact that he was one of the only Black editors in a notoriously white, elitist industry. Ascending to the heights of the Parisian couture scene, Talley was also an author, public speaker, television personality, and curator.
05 Indian actress Tillotama Shome is unapologetic about her armpit hair and we. are. loving. it.
In the post, she’s grinning ear to ear as he raises her hands above her head, with a shirt that says: unapologetic.
“I do say ‘sorry’ a lot. Worst is when I apologize in anticipation of someone’s apology, as if it’s a ‘hello.’ I am sorry if I did something good because I could have done it better. The visceral ones of course, slip out of your mouth in silence. The T-shirt is a reminder to use it less and mean it more,” she writes in the caption.
Now THIS is the kind of content we need to fill our feed with, don’t ya think?
06 Amazon is entering the world of fashion with…algorithms?
Yep, you read that correctly. The e-comm giant is planning on opening a 30,000 square feet shop in the LA area where customers scan a code on their app to select the color and size they’d like. From there, they enter into a virtual line for a fitting room that they’ll unlock with their smartphone.
What do we think, friends? CAN Amazon tackle the fashion world in a meaningful way that adds value? And if so, should they?
07 Louis Vuitton showcased the late Virgil Abloh’s final collection at Paris fashion week
ICYMI, Virgil Abloh was Louis Vuitton’s artistic director of men’s collections who tragically passed from cancer on November 28 at the age of 41. This month, his posthumous final menswear collection, which disregarded gender in favor of a “Dreamhouse” concept — angels included — was on display at Paris fashion week.