2014 April 9

Facing 'The Face', Episode 5 Recap

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Tonight, another new episode of The Face airs on Oxygen, and our Pratt intern Samantha Borek is back with another recap of last week's episode to get you up to speed. How are things going for Naomi, Lydia, and Anne? 

In the wake of last week’s elimination, Naomi Campbell was not a happy camper. Team Lydia Hearst's girl Allison is their saving grace, thanks to her ‘It’ girl look, and she assured Anne V she would not be in the elimination room again (we’ll see how that goes). Her teammates, Amanda and Ray, had a different reaction to Allison’s rescue—they’d rather be down one negative blonde than have a one-up on Naomi’s team. This was one elimination that put everyone on edge.

Viral videos were the name of the game this week when Nathalie Sears, president of Liebeskind North America, asked the girls to showcase Liebeskind handbags for the entire internet to see. The choreography must be edgy, which for Team Lydia meant cheerleader chic, and totally flaunt the product. The bags would be thrown off screen so that when edited they would be one continuous take with each girl capturing the bags. 

Lydia seemed to believe that her own experience in viral vids would win her this week’s challenge. In terms of the internet, though, her team might’ve won simply because the video was that bad. Even Karen Elson, who came by to coach the teams, urged Team Lydia to change their choreography. Ray was the only one who seemed to be having any fun. We have to admire her tenacity when she knows she’s on the losing team. Allison’s runway legs went into newborn horse territory when she got to her takes. So much for those 12 million views Lydia bragged about.

Felisa, who insisted that she had rhythm, really botched the big one this week. Not only did she not have rhythm, but she just couldn’t get away from her good-girl genes to give Sears what the brand wanted. Afiya was totally into the beat until she beamed Felisa in the airhead with one of the luxe satchels. We said over here, guys. Sears actually considered Team Naomi’s choreography more cheer-like. We weren’t watching the same bootylicious Afiya, were we?

Meanwhile, Team Anne V was preparing to snatch the red carpet from under the other teams once again. If only Khadisha could get her moves together. We remember when Khadisha was our go-to girl.  V's girls pulled out the best vid.  Sharon was the shining star of the video and not only won it for her team, but also won a chance to campaign for Liebeskind. When the winner was announced it was obvious she thought her flawless teammate Tiana would win. If you watch carefully you can see the exact moment Sharon’s heart bursts.

With teams Lydia and Naomi up for elimination again, we were really hoping that Naomi wouldn’t send Afiya home in the name of strategy (because that’s worked so well in the past). Our prayers were answered and Felisa and Allison went into their fashion tête–à–tête.

Sorry Allison, you were the weakest link. Goodbye.


2014 April 8

Grace Hartzel Bares It All For Saint Laurent Pre-Fall

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Hedi Slimane’s exclusive mod du jour, Grace Hartzel, stars in the pre-fall Saint Laurent ad campaign and the label’s lookbook. Let’s just say she’s not wearing much. However, she definitely fits the bill for Slimane, with her shaggy coif and a rock ‘n roll sensibility. Click here to see the rest of the (mostly-clothed) lookbook shots.


2014 April 8

J.Crew's Garments For Good

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J.Crew is doing some good with a limited-edtion t-shirt that aims to raise awareness for the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. They enlisted Brookyn-based illustrator Hugo Guinness to draw an elephant, the unofficial mascot of Crewcuts, for the special shirt for J.Crew kids ages 0-16. (Though we know quite a few adults who could easily fit it into it.) 100 percent of the net proceeds from the sale of the shirt will be donated to the trust, which is the most successful oprah-elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world. You can pick up the $29.50 shirt on J.Crew.com or in stores.



2014 April 8

Jill Kargman Is Coming To Television

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Congratulations are in order to Jill Kargman, who is getting her very own Bravo show. The orginal comedy series, Odd Mom Out, will be scripted and is based on Kargman's life with "momizillas" on the Upper East Side. She'll be playing the character, based on herself, in her 2007 novel Momzillas. Kargman has written for Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and Interview and has several best-selling books under her belt. No air date for the show has been set.


2014 April 8

Beyoncé Brings Her Magic To Out

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A blonde Beyoncé covers the latest issue of Out magazine shot by Santiago and Mauricio. Inside she reveals her fears about releasing her secret album, BEYONCÉ, in December. “I was recording, shooting videos, and performing on the tour every night, all at the same time," she tells Aaron Hicklin. "At some point I felt like, What am I doing? Is this too ambitious? Even the day the record was to be released I was scared to death. But I also knew if I was that scared, something big was about to happen." The new issue hit stands on April 22nd and you can head over to Out.com for two exclusive remixes of “XO” and “Blow.”


2014 April 8

Vanity Fair's Miss Scarlett (Johansson)

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Another day, another cover for Scarlett Johansson. She'll next be holding court on the cover of Vanity Fair's May issue: Craig McDean shot the actress, who's featured in a profile by Lili Anolik. The cover lines hint they'll be covering her "very big year" of controversy, blockbusters, and a little one on the way. The issue also features Hedwig star Neil Patrick Harris, shot by Annie Leibovitz, and a profile by Ingrid Sischy on Basquiat's other family. The new issue of VF will be available digitally on April 10th.

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