When Kim Kardashian and her sizable assets showed up on the cover of Paper magazine last week, it didn’t quite “break the Internet,” as the publication had promised. But by flipping our current ideal-body imagery from lean to lush, it smashed a beauty mold that hasn’t held water for some years now.
The 2014 Grammy Awards had a distinctly throwback feel, as some of the classic performers from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s joined current hit-makers onstage. Here are some of the highlights:
New York magazine nailed it when it labeled fashion designer Catherine Malandrino as the "ultimate Frenchwoman in America." And like her peer Marc Jacobs, she, too, turned the big 5-Oh this month (April 22). Malandrino's design concept has always been "to bring softness and refinement to an urban, feminine wardrobe and to help the woman show her character and individuality through her unique clothes." And it has worked for her as evidenced by her successful career both in her native France and the United States for more than 12 years. Malandrino has earned some cachet: Madonna has worn one of the designer's pieces from her "Flag" collection and Malandrino's boutique has appeared in the TV hit Sex and the City. Now that she is an international phenomon within the luxury fashion market, she's experimenting with bringing her aesthetic to the masses. This fall, Malandrino will team up with Kohl's department stores as their third designer to participate in DesignNation, a series of collections that reflects influences from global destinations on a designer's aesthetic. The 80-piece collection will draw from her recent trip to Paris and pieces will sell from $36 to $130 in Kohl's stores and online. Congrats to Malandrino on her birthday and success with her new line!
At last, I can focus on a mitt other than the one named Romney--they're breaking out the bats and balls in Florida and Phoenix, and another baseball season is about to get underway.
Madonna is continuing a recent trend of older acts taking to the spotlight for the Super Bowl halftime show. Could Super Bowl coaches be trending up in years, as well?
"Cone Bra." "Feisty." "Innovative." "Re-invention." These are the words my colleagues used to describe Madonna, who today turns 53. For me, Madonna, born Madonna Louise Ciccone - is more than the words, my colleagues used to describe her. She's more than just the buff blonde dancing on stage with ridiculously good-looking men and women. She's more than the world's top selling female artist (Lady GaGa, keep trying). She's more than what the tabloids show her to be - ballsy, bull-headed and your other occasional "B" word.
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