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Natasha Lyonne On Why She’ll Never Get Botox—And Why You Won’t Catch Her Drunkenly Hailing a Taxi in Heels

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Bottega Veneta's Ladylike Luxury - Bottega Veneta creative director Tomas Maier reinterpreted femininity for the brand's spring 2014 collection of ladylike looks. The new season puts a focus on fabrics with plenty of draping, pleats and ruffles for the Bottega Veneta woman to wear. As with many shows this Milan Fashion Week, the color palette is subtle, embracing simple black, neutral and midnight blue hues that evoke a certain luxury. Texture takes shape in Maier's feather decorated and beaded gowns for a more classic take on evening wear.

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Magical Sunrise Wedding Inspiration

Super vintage and retro ideas for weddings in 2014

One Direction's Zayn to marry Perrie from Little Mix!

by Rachel Morgan via Wedding Ideas, supported by beach wedding dresses
One Direction's Zayn Malik has popped the question to Litle Mix's Perrie Edwards in a super romantic proposal at the weekend.

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The Little Mix star showed off her sparkly new engagement ring at her fiancé's film premiere in London's Leicester Square on Tuesday.
The sexy blonde singer, 20, showed off a three stone ring at the This Is Us screening, in front of thousands of screaming fans. Read full post

Magical Sunrise Wedding Inspiration

by Jen via Real Weddings | Green Wedding Shoes Wedding Blog | Wedding ...
We decided to forego the idea of a tailored theme in favor of something simple, attainable, and natural that would let the most gorgeous elements in the shoot speak for themselves. It was an early morning for us all, but it was well worth it - we were all speechless when the sun came over the trees!sunrise bouquet

How much do you love the groom's red pants?! Such a rad look for a daring + stylish fella! Read the full post

Super vintage and retro ideas for weddings in 2014

by Sophie Grabham via Wedding Ideas
Vintage wedding themes don't show any sign of going away just yet. So it seems like it's a look that's here to stay awhile but with a few alterations. The original vintage style is developing and maturing as it takes inspiration from new films and fashion.

Gorgeous and glamorous

Hair accessories designer Zowie Spragg has noticed this trend changing. "The hottest themes I am asked to create are still in the vintage styling mood," says Zowie. "However with films like The Great Gatsby catching the eyes of brides-to-be, the trend is moving away from classic vintage with pearls and ivories on to more glamorous diamanté headpieces. Another popular trend that I think is set to stay is the rustic bohemian look, with soft waves and a simple pearl forehead band to complete the look."
Nicky at Euphoria Boutique agrees: "Euphoria are predicting the 2014 wedding season to be a mixture of lace, vintage and 1920′s glamour contrasted with beading and metallic influences. These styles are popular as brides love to feel sentimental and romantic on their wedding day but then add a modern twist of their own. Short dresses, especially for the bridesmaids, will be popular with the colours of navy and black and white being bang on trend."
"Art Deco and Gatsby-inspired trends have been very popular this year and I think the glitz and glam of old Hollywood will carry on well into 2014," say Jessica Underwood of Soiree de Luxe. "We will see a return of the 'cocktail hour' and suave style and sophistication will be the theme, with opulent styling and decor. Lots of gold, paired with deep, moody shades will be the colour palette of choice."

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Retro maids

At Maids To Measure you can design your bridesmaid dresses along with your bridesmaids, so they'll know exactly what they're getting. "We are finding certain patterns coming through." says Sinclair from Maids to Measure. "Dots are big at the moment and also a lot of neon and netting."
If you're going down this route, maybe think about adding a coloured petticoat to your plus size wedding dresses or the bridesmaid dresses. We spotted a red petticoat on a retro wedding dress recently and it looked fabulous. If you're going for a 1950s-inspired look, this is a really dramatic way of adding a splash of colour and it's not expensive, either. Don't feel you all have to wear the same colour petticoats - mix it up for a fun effect in your photos. Read the full post.
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Today's Reading Material For Weddings:

Win your groom's suit hire with Stephen Bishop suiting, worth £500

Blush Pink Roses & Succulents: A Stylish, Organic Wedding

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Win your groom's suit hire with Stephen Bishop suiting, worth £500

by Richard Presley via Wedding Ideas

This month, one lucky groom will win £500 to spend on his outfit at Stephen Bishop Suiting in Woking, Surrey. stephen bishop suiting Stephen Bishop Suiting offer a fresh approach to men's formal wear. Whether you want to buy, hire or get a made-to-measure design, a trip to see Stephen Bishop and his team will ensure your groom looks gorgeous on the big day. Using exclusive lightweight fabrics, comfort and relevance is top of Stephen Bishop's list of priorities. In addition you will find amazing footwear by Oliver Sweeney and handcrafted cufflinks to enhance any outfit in store. See more super suit styles now at and read on to enter our fabulous competition. Read more...

Blush Pink Roses & Succulents: A Stylish, Organic Wedding

by Elizabeth via Bridal Musings

It's such a pleasure to share this sweet and stylish wedding with you all today. The bride, Sara, is the editor of Wedding Sparrow (a gorgeous blog to add to your collection) and the lady behind the lens is Debs Ivelja Photography - whose romantic photos I've been admiring ever since I was a bride myself. Sara and Andy opted for a soft, delicate colour palette of ivory, blush pink and grey teamed with fresh greens, spiky succulents and mecuried silver. While rustic details such as twine wrapped place settings, chalkboard signs and locally sourced food added to the relaxed, organic vibe of the day. I was almost as excited as their adorable little flower girl when I saw Sara's elegant, fitted, lace wedding dress for the first time. (See the seventh photo down). That fishtail is a show stopper!

The Wedding Dress

I knew I wanted a fitted dress and wanted it to be quite plain. A challenge in itself when I was presented with some fairly blingtastic designs whilst dress shopping! Luckily I found the perfect lace wedding dresses from Boda Bridal in Chester (250 miles away!) by Enzoani. Classic looking and not trendy in any way, I hope it stands the test of time! I wanted the bridesmaids in something they felt comfortable in and could wear again. We went shopping together and came home with gorgeous fitted cream dresses from Coast. Read more ....

By The Riverside

by Fern via Rock My Wedding
Cover By The Riverside. Where the River Thames meets the Cotswolds. That's how The Trout Inn describes it's location. As you can imagine, it's pretty idyllic. Which is exactly why today's gorgeous couple chose it as their wedding venue. They hired an amazing vintage marquee, set it up between the pub and the river and jitterbugged the night away. Throw in family, friends and homemade cake and you're on to a winner. The images were captured by the lovely Cotton Candy Photography ladies - make sure you click through to the gallery and have a look at some of their shots using vintage and toy cameras.

Very dreamy purple bridesmaid dresses indeed. Read more....

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14 celebrity wedding facts that will blow your mind!

Original by Alice Rimes via Wedding Ideas, and supported by
Known for their lavish lifestyles, celebrities aren't exactly going to simmer down when it comes to their wedding day.

So we decided to sift through some of the best celebrity nuptials and reveal the craziest facts we could find! From the proposal, to the invitations, to the gifts: we think some of them are just showing off...

Jay Z and Beyonce

You better put a ring on it!

Jay Z liked it so he put a ring on it, but it wouldn't have been right popping the question to the diva that is Beyoncé without an 18-carat emerald cut diamond costing around five million dollars, surely?

An expensive taster

Holly Valance and Nick Candy's wedding wasn't known for being the cheapest, and this began from the moment the invitations were made. With each invite reportedly costing around £300, the guests were given a taste of what they were going to get on the actual day - pure luxury.

Rock goddess

Rock chick Avril Lavigne didn't want to be too separated from her notorious goth look on her big day. Her vision was for the wedding to be "over the top", and she certainly made it that with a gloomy-yet-gorgeous red and black colour scheme in a medieval French castle.

Nicole Richie Joel Madden

Real-life luck

Nicole Richie's guest list didn't just stop at friends and family. Her wow factor came in the form of a real-life elephant who made an appearance on the big day. Apparently they're good luck, is anyone tempted?

A large guest list

A slightly more traditional wedding came from Kate and Wills, but we're thinking the number of those that attended might be one of the biggest we've heard of. Think: the huge congregation that filled Westminster Abbey, as well as all of you at home. With an estimated 300 million people watching worldwide, imagine the wedding day nerves!

Lots of flower girls, lots and lots...

Although Mariah Carey and Tommy Mottala aren't together anymore after getting married in 1993, her decision to have no less than 50 flowergirls cannot go unmentioned!

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Only the best for Ms Moss

You might think that most celebrities have everything they want in life, but apparently Kate Moss was short of crystal ashtrays before her wedding, asking for fourteen of them, at about £240 each, in her gift list.

100-year-old romance

James Righton from the Klaxons splashed out £3,000 for a 100-year-old olive tree as a wedding gift for Keira Knightley. And to top it off, he had their initials and the date of the wedding carved into the bark - what a romantic - and possibly something you could copy?

Crystal-encrust everything!

Jamie O'Hara gave his gorgeous girl Danielle the wedding gift of a crystal-encrusted Bentley costing around £200,000. A bit more glamorous than poor old Keira's olive tree! But which would you prefer?

Family flight packages

Family is an important part of any wedding day and what could be more generous than Wayne and Coleen Rooney splashing out on private planes to get their loved ones there for their big day.

Celine Dion

Go big or go home

Almost being able to be a landing strip for the Rooney's private planes, Celine Dion's bridal attire (including a 20ft train), was certainly attention-grabbing. Her vintage wedding dresses taking 1,000 hours to complete was topped by a headdress weighing, a headache-inducing 7lbs.

A £1,000 slice of cake

With all of those guests, Kate and Wills were going to need a big cake. And the eight-tiered design by Fiona Cairnes did the job perfectly. With one of the 650 pieces being set to fetch around £1,000 at auction, we wonder if anyone actually ate theirs?

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Cheeky cake toppers

David and Victoria Beckham left nothing to the imagination with their wedding cake, which was topped with nude sculptures of the newlyweds - delicious?!

An army of staff

And who were going to dish out these slices of Posh and Becks, but only the small number of 437 staff? Would you be able to fill that many jobs for your big day?

Have you planned anything for your wedding that might be seen as a bit 'out there'? Why not talk to our brides on the Wedding Ideas Forum about your fun-filled ideas!

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Natural History Museum Wedding: Jen + Eric

by Jen via Real Weddings | Green Wedding Shoes Wedding Blog | Wedding ...
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It's hard to imagine a more amazing backdrop for a wedding reception than LA's very own Natural History Museum! Jen + Eric took advantage of the setting with a big, fun celebration full of incredible details + beautiful A-line wedding dresses + meaningful moments. I love how they were able to bring bits of the environment into the tablescapes in the form of nature-filled shadowboxes, dinosaur figurines + awesome found objects! And the textural, overgrown florals by Primary Petals are so crazy pretty! Here's a bit more from the lovely bride:

We knew in order to enjoy our day fully, we had to make it a 2 day affair! We had our ceremony on a Thursday at the Wayfarers Chapel in Palos Verdes with 50 of our closest friends and family, with a celebration dinner after. Friday was spent relaxing by the pool at Terranea. Saturday was the reception at The Natural History Museum in LA. It included about 170 people and was more of a cocktail party feel. I have been in a lot of weddings, so I had plenty of time and experience to figure out exactly what I wanted. We had a destination wedding feel in our own city! Eric's family was coming in from Illinois and Ohio, so we didn't want just 5 minutes to spend with them at a reception. We basically got an entire weekend with family and friends. From the Converse groom's cake, to Neon Nation - our AMAZING 80′s band, the whole weekend was SO us.

Thank you to Victor Sizemore for the gorgeous images + Kristeen LaBrot Events for the beautiful event design. And big congrats to the happy couple - we wish you all the best! Read the full post ...

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Take One Summer Scorcher

by Lolly via Rock My Wedding
Summer Scorcher Themed Week At Rock My Wedding
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I'm hot and I don't mean in a kick-ass, lip-pouting, boys-eat-your-heart-out kinda way. I mean in a slightly clammy, I can't be bothered to do anything with my hair, I only want to wear a bikini state of affairs.

Don't get me wrong I LOVE the heat and I'm also tickled by the fact that our fickle meteorologists are calling the current weather situation 'a heatwave'. Funny, back when I was a wee one, this would just be a standard summer but perhaps that's the mind playing tricks on me.

Any bride marrying in either June, July or August dreams of being blessed with glorious weather - I mean you don't pay a premium for marrying at the peak of summer for nothing you know - but I think even the lucky couples of the last few weeks will be amazed at their own good fortune.

And so in homage to the sunshine, to the scorching days and the balmy nights, we've decided to dedicate this week to all things summer - a 'Summer Scorcher' themed week if you will.

To kick things off it seemed fitting to share an inspiration post with you - designed with the intention of helping you gorgeous lot with making your guests as comfortable as possible when things are HOT HOT HOT on your big day.  Read full post here.


Sincerity Bridal 2014 collection

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To finish off your incredible big day outfit, team your glamorous gown with some sparkly hair accessories that will really shine as you walk down the aisle. If you're planning to wear a veil on your big day, make it fingertip-length and have it embellished with crystals, so they twinkle in the sunshine. Work your theme around your gown and go for a classic all-white wedding theme or add a splash of colour to your look with a bouquet of ravishing red roses.

For more information about Sincerity Bridal and to find your nearest stockist, please visit their website. If you want some more great ideas for your big day gown, why not visit our Wedding Dress Collections section for more heavenly bridal inspiration? Full post here ...

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I collect and show the exciting monments of bridals. Wearing beautiful wedding dresses, stand with forever yours bridesmaids, love, laughter and tears. Most of the styles are relaxed, natural and creative. My stories are collections of other websites, magazine and stores. If u are a bride-to-be, some stores you may got interested, check out bridesmaid dresses uk and purple bridesmaid dresses (one of the most popular 2013 dresse colors)

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Check Baden Makeup Artist out and remember if you are looking for vendors and suppliers with the RMW seal of approval, the Love Lust List is only one click away via the 'Find A Supplier' tab in the header section.




We love paper flowers and the creative gals from Smitten on Paper are back today to share a fun + easy DIY for paper flowers! You could use butcher paper for these as in the DIY or mix things up and use watercolor paper for a pretty ombre effect. This would be perfect for a ceremony backdrop, dessert backdrop or behind your head table at the reception. Let's see how it's made...

Step 1: Starting from the outside draw a spiral on your butcher paper. Make the outer rings narrow and widen them as you move closer to the center.

Step 2 & 3: Cut out your spiral shape starting from the outside.

Step 4: Curl your spiral shape into itself. Start with the outside end and continue to curl until you reach what was once the center of your spiral.

Step 5: Let your flower unravel into itself a bit. Do not let go while it unravels! You want a flower that is a bit loose.

Step 6: Add a bit of glue to what was once the center of your flower.

While putting together this DIY, we thought using watercolor or patterned paper would be fun to do. These flowers are so easy to make and look adorable when they're huge! To create our paper flower backdrop we scattered the flowers on a wall and added leaves in different shades of green. Send us pictures if you try this one out! Keep reading ...

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Kohls lace racerback tank, skinny jeans, studded flats
Product Info: Top- Kohl's, Jeans- Zara, Bag- ASOS, Shoes- Zara, Necklace- Lori's Shoes

This final outfit would be ideal for any casual setting, but still looks polished and put-together. Start by styling the top with a pair of light-wash denim jeggings. Embellished pointy-toe pumps are a stylish pick, while this blue bag adds a pop of bright color. For the finishing touch, accessorize with a gorgeous floral statement necklace.

Summer Layers

Hope you all had a great weekend! I was dressed to go back to L.A. this day so this was my travel outfit. I always get cold in the airplane so I thought about wearing ripped jeans but it was too hot in Kentucky for jeans so I opted for shorts and tied a sweater around my waist and had a J Brand leather jacket with me (seen here) so that I can wear them on the plane.

Bracelets from top to bottom: Cartier, Jennifer Zeuner, Vita Fede, Jennifer Zeuner, Anarchy Street, Friendship, Coordinates Jewelry Los Angeles Bracelet.

We've all done it. If you don't want to carry it, tie it! Tying a shirt around your waist comes in so handy. Channel your inner 90's by tying a flannel shirt around your waist, á la, @songdani (examples here, here and here)!
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The chunky heel Piper boot and flat Philipia boot from Tibi are, hands down, my favorite boots at the moment. Obsessed with the luxe croc-embossed detail. Both can also be found here.
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Natasha Lyonne On Why She’ll Never Get Botox—And Why You Won’t Catch Her Drunkenly Hailing a Taxi in Heels

Nastasha Lyonne is my new favorite person in the world. Less than 10 minutes after the two of us started talking, I already knew she was the greatest, warmest, funniest, smartest and friendliest celebrity I could ever hope to speak to. The only downside? She has spoiled all future celebrity interviews for me—because, c’mon, who else is going to discuss everything from “not being one of those Gisele people” to Cool Hand Luke to Fran Lebowitz to Tide pens to Shia LaBeouf’s method acting to the soul-sucking effects of Botox, all in one half-hour interview? I am convinced that she really needs her own talk show, because all of us (young girls especially) could really benefit from her no-B.S. viewpoints on fashion and feminism. At the same time, Lyonne (who we all know from such films as American PieSlums of Beverly Hills and But I’m A Cheerleader) isn’t one of those takes-themselves-too-seriously types who doesn’t also appreciate the fashion industry—and it would be hard not to be somewhat enthalled with it when your friends include Marc Jacobs, Chloë Sevigny and Alexander Wang.

Read on for my free-flowing conversation with Lyonne, as she gets ready to make her TV premiere in a prison jumpsuit for the new Netflix original series Orange is the New Black (debuting July 11). The show, about a hipster Brooklyn wife serving time for her role in a drug-smuggling ring, is based on Piper Kerman’s memoir Orange Is The New Black: My Year In a Women’s Prison, and casts Lyonne as Piper’s (Taylor Schilling) mouthy cellmate.

Lucky:  Describe your typical day working on your new show.

Natasha Lyonne: So a normal day looks like, you know, shower, put on the same jeans, the same tattered Gucci loafers I got at the thrift store, white socks, and my t-shirt and my very beat-up Helmut Lang blazer. I’m in the exact same outfit every day. Sometimes I mix it up with slight variations, but sometimes if I wear blue jeans to work instead of black jeans, I feel like my day goes sour. I’m really only going to be wearing it for an hour at most, so I feel like I like to leave the house knowing who I am, because what’s going to happen is they’re slowly going to take away any sort of—you know that RuPaul quote, “We’re all born naked and the rest is just drag?” The process begins, I’m just stripping away any sort of cool-guy pretense I may have deluded myself into thinking I had. I mean, I’m not one of these Gisele people or something. I’m not to be confused with Natasha Henstridge in Species, where I just emerge out of the weird alien womb looking amazing. I really rely heavily on my black outfits and my gold chains to give me sort of a thing.

At least you’re starting off wearing Gucci and Helmut Lang!

Listen, if you were going to have a uniform, it’s important to invest in like three pieces. That’s the thing you wonder as you grow up, what am I going to do with all this ragtag clothing? I’d rather wear things a lot and have them be high quality. You’re just going to spend eight times as much money if you’ve gotta keep replacing things. Anyway, so then I get there and they begin to just demoralize me and break my spirit and then I put on my tacky uniform and then I spend some time trying to roll up my sleeves, trying to make myself be more like Paul Newman in Cool Hand Lukeand less like me. It doesn’t work. I give up. Hair and makeup takes a total of, I don’t know, 20 minutes, 30 minutes maximum. The longest part of the makeup is applying my fake tattoos. I’m always just like, why do the fake tattoos get so much attention when there’s so much work to clearly still be done on my face?

How do they apply the fake tattoos?

They alcohol-swab your skin, they put the fake tattoo on, and then put water on it and it sticks. And then they powder it and then it inevitably cracks and it’s a nightmare. I always want to have some Shia LaBeouf episode where I’m like, “It’s not going to look real, man!” I want to be a rebellious, passionate teenage actor who thinks I have integrity, when really I’m just full of fear. Not to attack him personally or anything, I’m just speaking from my own experience of being a teenager and being so hooked on integrity and telling the truth that it was very hard for me to process anything phony, like I didn’t want to give an inch. But I think I can trust the people I’m working with—if it wasn’t looking good, they would tell me. I don’t have to do battle daily on my own. It’s supposed to be a collaboration!

Natasha takes a quick call on her cell.

I have this friend at Marc Jacobs and he just messengered me clothes because I have to go do this Women’s Wear Daily thing at 4 o’clock, last minute. I’m so lucky that I have this friend. It’s pretty sick. I’m like, I have to do this thing in like an hour, can I get something to wear? Without this man—I mean, If you could see me now, I’m not veryWomen’s Wear Daily ready. I really don’t know how I’m going to pull this together.

I’m sure you can do it.

You know, it’s aging. It’s no big deal. What’s the worst thing that can happen? But listen, the aging process is totally minimizing. Life in general is pretty minimizing because you have a lot of big ideas and you have to battle the mistaken delusions and instability that come with youth. And then watching that just wither away as you become more of a realist is a harrowing experience for any human being. I just think you gotta have a good f*****g attitude. What are you going to do? Like good luck with the Botox; you’re not fooling anybody. I happily would do it if it would make me look better, but I don’t have the nerve to do it.

I worry something would go wrong.

Yeah! It’s intense enough having to look in the mirror without then being like, oh, there’s my plastic surgery mistake on top of it. I would rather look like a person than a weirdo. I mean, there’s the shame that we put on aging naturally as a society. But the shame of plastic surgery gone wrong is something else. It’s really awful in the sense that it becomes this kind of direct window into how broken a person’s soul is. You’re not seeing the signs of life experience, but rather the signs of a person’s insecurity right on their sleeve.

How did dressing for the premiere go for you?

The white dress—let me just say, it was fine. I enjoyed it more when they stopped taking pictures, as the night went on. It was sort of like spandex-y and this form-fitting material, so I was enjoying kicking out my hips and stuff—stuff I’d never do in front of a picture because I’m not J Lo. I don’t think I’m going to wear white again for the rest of my life, though. I don’t know if that material wanted to catch stains or what, but that dress involved a Tide pen that was such a nightmare throughout the evening. So panic-inducing. Not once in my life have I had that level of drama wearing black clothing. It was such a high-stakes number for a very low-stakes evening.

Well, it looked really good. Who made it?

Let me go look at the label.  I think I’m going to wear a dress like it on a talk show, too—in black, though. Le Petite Robe Di Chiara Boni. I’m guessing it’s a newer designer, probably? It looks fancy enough.

Last time I saw you, you told me it had Chloë Sevigny’s approval.

Yeah, Chloë was into it. She said, “I’m very glad you didn’t wear the necklaces. I think it was the right move.” I mean, you know, I think that for us it’s just always funny whenever I put on anything fancy. It feels more like an inside joke or something than it does a real achievement.

Were you more into fashion in your younger years?

I’ve always had a similar take with it. Speaking of Chloë, Humberto—the guy who does Opening Ceremony—I was sitting next to him at the Alexander Wang fashion show and I would just lean over after every outfit and say, “I can’t wear that, I’m five feet tall,” or “That I can f*****g wear. That one I want!” He was very amused because he’s such a significant fashion character and would never really think of fashion that way. It’s all about what’s incredible and what’s not—but for me, it’s all about what’s practical and what’s not. Like, I want to look cool just as much as the next guy. I want to be attractive and have people sleep with me. I very much want people to sleep with me! I want as many people to want to sleep with me as possible all the time, and fashion is a big part of that.

Well, that’s one practical reason to care about clothes.

I’m a grown-up. It’s going to look ridiculous if I can’t walk in my heels and I end up in a situation where I have to hail a taxi. I’m not a drunk 17-year-old who is going to look cute while twisting my ankle and falling down on the pavement while I’m hailing a taxi. So that becomes a big fashion concern. Can I find cool shoes that are also comfortable? I think that even as a teenager, I liked keeping it simple. At the time, I had a pretty good relationship with Chanel and Marc Jacobs and I would sort of just use the two of them mostly, and have them send me stuff. Now I’m like that with Marc Jacobs and Alexander Wang. For me to go outside the box is kind of a rare event. I love it though. If I was a bajillionaire, I would spend a lot of time at Barneys just buying all kinds of great things all the time. I would have so many black cashmeres it would be out of control. I like the way nice things feel very much. Frankly, I think I was born in the wrong body. Like if I had a Tilda Swinton vibe, I’d be very into fashion. If I was David Bowie, I’d be super into fashion. I’d think of it as a worthy investment. If I was Grace Jones, I’d be super fashion. But like, I’ve always admired Fran Lebowitz as a style icon, that’s much more where I’m coming from. Just somebody who really seems like herself and can walk through any situation.

I may have to have to explain who Fran Lebowitz is…every generation has their thing.

I do think if those references are lost, it’s really tragic and a bigger sign of what’s wrong with the times. We don’t exist in a vacuum as people. We’re all picking up constantly on those who come before us. Most of the bands I listen to are very heavily influenced by The Velvet Underground, even if they’re newer bands, and I feel like if you’re a fan of the newer bands you should know why they sound the way they sound. It’s similar with fashion. There’s a picture I recently saw of a very young Jodie Foster in her Gucci loafers and jeans and I was like, surely I must have seen that picture at some point as a kid and that’s why I now like these. Everything is derivative to a certain extent. One would think the creative arts would highlight individualism—but now the big prize in succeeding is looking exactly like your peers to the point of mass confusion. I think that’s a very depressing change in the times.

There is much more money in that now, though.

Helena Bonham Carter has sort of been a beacon of light in all this. She really harkens back to the time when there were individuals in this industry. Everybody just sort of knows to step aside and let her do her thing, because she can really deliver when it comes to the role. She happens to be an exceptionally stunning woman, naturally. She’s a great example of somebody who’s seemingly escaped playing any sort of Hollywood game and still manages to have a really incredible career where she gets to do all kinds of different roles in the Hollywood system. I think that one of the great things, about getting older is that hopefully we’re in a time where there’s a bit of a revolt toward all of this same-sandwich business. As we get older, we sort of give up the fight a little bit more and wear our self-consciousness on our sleeve and are just more forced to submit to the fact that of this is who we are. I think that often that can feel appealing, especially in the face of such oppressive homogenization. Someone like Helena really shines bright in that capacity. She’s being rewarded for that because once upon a time she was a sort of just a gorgeous ingénue, and now she’s aged so fully into an individual. Wasn’t there just recently a magazine cover, even though it was airbrushed, where she was just stunning?

You still get airbrushed even when you’re 20 years old.

I mean, you have to—the wrinkles! I think that’s what’s so exciting about Orange Is the New Black; it’s very much going to feel like a breath of fresh air. Almost like a sigh, an exhaling, and relief for women. And even for men—it must be very confusing for men that they’re supposed to now be attracted to this prepubescent ideal when they’re naturally wired, scientifically, to be attracted to all different types. That’s how evolution happens. Evolution doesn’t happen because two skinny white people freak together. That’s not really how you build a great world, a great, diverse, complicated world where I’d want to live. That’s what’s so great to be working with a proven pioneer like Jenji Kohan. I mean, there are so many different kinds of women on the show and we haven’t seen anything like this forever and they’re so talented. It’s a very inspiring environment to work in, especially in this industry, which is essentially creating a warped aesthetic that rewards anorexia as a cultural achievement. I don’t even think it’s subtle anymore. That’s the message of fashion, the bulk of movies and certainly the message of just walking down the street in New York or Los Angeles or going into a store and trying to look good in something. It’s always just like, am I skinny enough?  It’s like, wow, look how the dress hangs over those bones. It’s really, deeply and damagingly warped. Speaking as an ex-drug addict or whatever, I feel like the statistics are even higher for death from anorexia. It’s really intense. I’m not sure about those statistics. I’m just saying. View original post here.

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