Balenciaga Takes Action after Mistreatment Allegations

Balenciaga is dealing with quite a big scandal. The fashion house has been linked to allegations of mistreating its models. After the allegations emerged, the company decided to severe its relationship with its casting directors.

So, it appears that Balenciaga decided to take action on the allegations. The claims were first made on Sunday, when James Scully, a casting director who was employed by some of the most famous fashion houses in the world, including Tom Ford and Carolina Herrera, exposed the mistreatment. Scully claimed in an Instagram caption that multiple models who worked with Balenciaga told him that the company’s casting directors, Maida Gregori Boina and Rami Fernandes, actually locked over 150 models in a stairwell for hours during a show casting.

Of course, the allegations are quite serious and it seems that Scully wanted to share the story to express his disappointed for what was happening at the company. “I’m disappointed to come to Paris and hear that the usual suspects are up to the same tricks,” the Instagram post said.

“I was very disturbed to hear from a number of girls this morning that yesterday at the Balenciaga casting Madia & Ramy (serial abusers) held a casting in which they made over 150 girls wait in a stairwell told them they would have to stay over 3 hours to be seen and not to leave. In their usual fashion they shut the door went to lunch and turned off the lights, to the stairs leaving every girl with only the lights of their phones to see,” Scully concluded.

It seems that Balenciaga did not take too long to respond to the claims. The famous fashion house issued a statement in which it revealed that it terminated its relationship with the two accused casting directors. The statement, posted by The Hollywood Reporter, indicated that the company made immediate and radical changes to its casting process.

“Balenciaga sent a written apology to the agencies of the models who were affected by this specific situation, asking them to share it with them,” the statement added. The company also said that it condemns the mistreatment and it aims to ensure the best conditions possible for its models.

Kanye West to Launch Makeup Brand

Kanye West is allegedly working at a new project. The star, who is well-known for his involvement in the fashion world and his clothing collection, seems to have a new plan. So, Kanye plans on launching a new makeup brand under the name Donda.

Well, Kanye is not the only one in the family with interests in this domain. Actually, his upcoming collection will be in direct completion with Kylie Jenner’s makeup collection. Kylie is Kanye’s sister-in-law, as she is the younger sister of the rapper’s famous wife, Kim Kardashian. The news was first reported by TMZ, which claimed that Kanye has already started working at his beauty brand.

TMZ claimed that the star has started the legal proceedings to open a new business focused on makeup products. The documents reveal that the business will produce makeup, perfumes, lotions and cosmetics under the brand Donda. Allegedly, the name choice has a special meaning for Kanye, being a homage to his late mother. Kanye’s mom passed away in 2007.

Kanye also wants to have a wider use of this name, so he filed for a patent at the United States Patent and Trademark office. Kanye trademarked the word for use on all beauty products and other related products. TMZ claimed that Kanye may also be thinking about releasing a fashion line under this name and he will actually have no problem in doing so, as the rapper decided to trademark the brand for use on bags, clothing and jewelry.

Kanye West has surely had a very busy beginning of the year. The star has recently presented his fifth Yeezy collection at the New York Fashion Week, which he attended alongside his famous family. His wife was also there and Kim later on took to Twitter to praise her husband and reveal how proud she was of his work.

Well, the only thing to be discovered is when the new beauty brand will be launched. Of course, it is also interesting to find out if Kanye plans on working at a new fashion line under this name in the near future.

New Exhibit Diana: Her Fashion Story shows the Princess’ Most Iconic Outfits

Of course, Princess Diana will always remain in the history of the world, as well as in the minds and hearts of all her fans. The star had always impressed with a unique style and a simple elegance. Now, fans will be able to admire her most iconic outfits, during a new exhibit, Diana: Her Fashion Story. The exhibit will be available at the place that has become well-known as Diana’s former home, of course, the Kensington Palace.

In this exhibit that officially starts on February 24 fans will see no less than 25 impressive outfits of the famous princess. And of course, they will also be able to discover the reasoning for some fashion choices that Diana made. “What you see in the exhibition is a real evolution of the princess’s style,” one of the reps for the exhibition said according to People.

“You see that New Romanticism of the early ’80s and all the frills and ruffles that were fashionable at the time, but you see through the course of the display the princess really getting a sense of her own style . . . to this fantastically glamorous, self-confident stylish woman,” the statement added. The same statement explained that initially, Diana had very limited clothing choices.

However, her style had grown and she “learned what would work in a public capacity. She had a great design eye and a real knack for fashion. Although she wanted to focus on her work, she wanted to use fashion to help that.” Of course, the exhibition also includes the famous so-called “Elvis dress” that Diana wore to the British Fashion Awards.

Diana also decided to abandon the practice of wearing gloves all because she wanted to be closer to people. “She abandoned the royal protocol of wearing gloves because she liked to hold hands when visiting people or shake hands and have direct contact. She also stopped wearing hats because she said, ‘You can’t cuddle a child in a hat.'” Diana’s style also changed following her divorce from Prince Charles and this aspect can also be easily noticed at the exhibit.

Kanye West Releases New Fashion Collection

Kim Kardashian has definitely been a very supportive wife. The famous reality show star is very proud of her husband and his latest fashion show, which Kim seems to consider to be a success. Kanye debuted his latest Yeezy Season 5 collection at New York Fashion Week on Wednesday.

Kim accompanied her husband at the event and the star decided to also show her support for his work through a social media post. “So proud of my baby for his amazing show today!” Kim shared on Twitter. “It was so good! I’m so So proud of him!!! #yeezyseason5,” the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star went on to add. The collection was presented by Kanye during an exclusive show and of course the family was there.

Actually, it has been reported that both Kanye’s family and friends attended the event from the front row, including the Kardashians and Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour. Some famous people were also there to check out Kanye’s latest collection, and this includes Hailey Baldwin, Zoe Kravitz and Pusha T, among others. The show was quite low-key to what Kanye has previously accustomed his audience.

US Weekly claimed that unlike last year, this time Kanye only had close friends and family invited at the event, as well as fashion buyers. Without a doubt, the event has been a family focused one, as after the show, Kim and Kanye enjoyed a celebratory dinner.

Well, if Kim loved her husband’s work, we cannot say the same thing about some critics, who actually criticised Kanye’s collection in multiple social media comments. Some of these comments said that the collection was a “joke” and “trash.” Of course, Kanye has not commented on these statements and it seems that the famous family was happy with the event.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have been through some difficult moments last year. Several rumors claimed that the two were close to a divorce, but it seems that the pair proved them wrong and they remain a happily married couple. The two stars have two children together.

Liv Tyler Talks about Family and Career Plans

Liv Tyler has recently welcomed her third child, but the star is ready to once again focus on her career. And the actress seems to be having some new plans, with a focus on a brand new domain. Liv will be releasing her first fashion line in collaboration with British brand Belstaff. 

Liv talked about this collaboration in an interview with People magazine. “It’s been so fun and very different from anything I have done before,” the star said during her interview. “I was excited about creating great coats. Being a New Yorker, it’s so cold we all wear puffer coats, so I wanted to create a few looks like that with pieces like blouses, pants and boots that were super simple and classic.” 

And Liv seems to know exactly what women need. “Fashion is amazing and fabulous but it doesn’t always work in your practical life — you need things that function and last and stand the test of time,” the star went on to explain. Liv admitted that she really likes to be comfortable at home, so the star claimed that since giving birth to her daughter Lula Rose, she has been mostly wearing comfortable pajamas at home. 

Well, with the new collection, Liv believes that she will be getting some good options to look good and stylish, but also comfortable. And Liv also admitted that because of her pregnancies, she just cannot wait to be able to wear jeans again. The fact that Liv is so interested in fashion is no surprise. In fact, the actress is the daughter of model Bebe Buell and famous model Kate Moss is one of her closest friends. These people influenced her life, her taste in fashion and her interest for the industry. 

“The people that influenced me the most as a kid were my mother, my grandmother, my girlfriends Lucie de la Falaise and Kate Moss. Those were people I learned the basics from, like how to put a good red lip on!” the star said. The collection is going to soon debut at the London Fashion Week and without a doubt it is going to impress.

Victoria and David Beckham Divorce Rumors

According to the latest rumors, another celebrity couple is dealing with some serious problems, which might mean that their marriage is close to an end. So, the rumors claimed that David and Victoria Beckham might deal with some marriage problems. The rumors emerged after it has been revealed that David has resigned from Victoria’s fashion company.

The fact that David decided to resign from his director position was revealed through some court documents from Victoria’s company. The documents indicated that David secretly resigned back in December, 2014. The document was obtained by Radar Online, which revealed the shocking decision, after no less than six years of heading the company alongside his wife. 

Of course, the real reason of his decision was not revealed, but it has been claimed that the reason why David exited the company actually lies in the couple’s relationship issues. The court documents also revealed that this company’s “entire issued shared capital was transferred to” its parent company, Beckham Brand Holdings. 

“[All] contracts held by the company related to the David Beckham brand were transferred during the year to DB Ventures Limited, a sister company,” the court documents said, explaining that this sister company is “focused on exploiting the David Beckham brand.” The pair has not commented on these claims yet. 

However, this is not the first time when it is rumored that Victoria and David are going to get divorced. In fact, like any other celebrity couple, the two have been constantly associated to a series of rumors throughout their marriage. Divorce rumors intensified in 2014, when the pair started to sell some of their properties. They sold their so-called Beckingham Palace estate. The pair also sold last year their Madrid mansion and their home on the French coast of Cote d’Azur. 

The two have always denied the rumors indicating that they were dealing with problems. And without a doubt, the rumors turned out to be false, as the two stars remained a married couple. Last month, Gossip Cop also denied the divorce rumors, indicating that it talked to a rep for David, who claimed that the split claims were not true. 

Cara Delevingne Wants to End Fashion Career

Cara Delevingne is one of the most famous models at the moment. However, it seems that the talented star was actually ready to put an end to her fashion career, due to the bad taste that the fashion industry can easily leave. Cara claimed that she had such a bad experience with fashion that she was determined to quit her career. 

“I am not doing fashion work any more, after having, like, psoriasis and all that stuff,” Cara said. “Modelling just made me feel a bit hollow after a while. It didn’t make me grow at all as a human being. And I kind of forgot how young I was … I felt so old,” she went on to add. So, the star also opened up about her disease. Cara had suffered from psoriasis, which caused her lack of confidence. The disease is commonly characterized by patches of abnormal skin. 

Cara went on to say that the world in which she worked was quite cruel. The star claimed that commonly people refused to touch her, thinking that the disease could have been contagious. “People would put on gloves and not want to touch me because they thought it was, like, leprosy or something,” she said. “It is a mental thing as well because if you hate yourself and your body and the way you look, it just gets worse and worse,” Cara went on to add. 

The star also claimed that her fashion career had sometimes also come in contradiction with her own believes. She said that she never linked posing in sexually suggestive ways, as she actually considered this to be against feminism principles. “I am a bit of a feminist and it makes me feel sick,” the star said. 

Apparently, Cara is now willing to focus more on her acting career, so maybe the star will really end all her links to modeling. Cara also claimed that she feels sorry for the young women who start working in the modeling industry. However, she is now focused on her acting, while her debut in Paper Towns has been quite appreciated. Cara is currently working at another movie, Suicide Squad.

Cara Delevingne reveals that Acting is her True Passion

Cara Delevingne is probably one of the most famous models in the world. However, it seems that although she achieved an amazing success through modeling, Cara is not actually doing what she has ever dreamed of. The 22-year old star recently revealed that her true passion is acting and modeling actually only deterred her from acting. 

The star made these revelations during an interview with WSJ Magazine. “I basically gave up on acting, because trying to get an agent was impossible,” the beautiful star revealed. “Everyone said, ‘You’re just a model,’ ” she went on to reveal. And it seems that it just started to define her. “Once I had my mind set that I was going to do this modeling thing, I really wanted to beat it, if that makes sense. Win it.” “I don’t want to be that cliche: model-slash-actress,” she concluded. 

Cara went on to say that modeling has at times been quite challenging for her and it even made her feel “a bit empty.” “Fashion is about what’s on the outside, and that’s it. There’s no searching, it’s just creating pretty things. People see a pretty girl, and they expect to see a pretty face. I’m not going to do that,” Cara explained. 

The beautiful star also went on to talk about the pressure that exists in the modeling world. She claimed that the fashion world is still really demanding and people can be quite unjust. “It’s horrible living in a world where I’ll get a call from someone saying, So-and-so says you were partying a lot and you were looking this way and you need to lose weight. It makes me so angry. If you don’t want to hire me, don’t hire me,” she revealed. 

The model also talked about her role in movie Anna Karenina and she actually revealed that this role managed to change her life. The beautiful star claimed that acting is so much different from modeling, as the last thing that people do when they act is trying to look pretty. The star alleged that her modeling experience made things hard for her as an actress, as it made her be so self-aware. Well, Cara seems to enjoy success also in her acting career, so maybe she will finally be able to see her dream come true.

Rihanna is the New Dior Girl

Rihanna has always been linked to the fashion world and it seems that now the star has a brand new project with Dior. The beautiful and talented singer has become the newest Dior girl. Reportedly, the singer will star in the newest Dior’s Secret Garden video series. 

Of course, Rihanna will also be featured in a print campaign, which is set to debut this spring. Reportedly, the images will be shot by famous Steven Klein. Well, this is not the first project of this kind for Rihanna. The star has also been featured in a Balmain campaign and she actually is a creative director for Puma. Rihanna also worked for Armani, but she is famous at the same time for her numerous covers in Vogue. Without a doubt, the singer has the skills for success in the fashion business, too. 

The fact that Rihanna has become the new face of the famous fashion brand is no shock after all, since the star is well-known for her love for all the creations released by the designer brand. Rihanna has various times been spotted wearing Dior and some fashion analysts even went to call her the “Dior princess.” Well, without a doubt the fashion empire that Dior definitely is today will have to benefit from the association with Rihanna. 

Actually, Dior is already praised for its decision to team with a black star. So, this means that Rihanna is Dior’s first black campaign star, since ever. When it comes to other famous women who became Dior faces, some stars that can be mentioned are Mila Kunis, Charlize Theron, Marion Cotillard, but also Jennifer Lawrence and Natalie Portman. Dior has been under criticism in the past few years for its lack of diversity. So, it definitely seems that Rihanna is already making history at the famous brand. 

Well, no other details regarding the campaign were revealed now, but it looks that Rihanna will be quite busy in the following months. The star has recently been rumored to be dating famous actor Leonardo Di Caprio. However, the rumors were dismissed, although the two stars were spotted together on various occasions. 

Rihanna Poses Topless

Rihanna looks amazing and it seems that the beautiful singer is not afraid to show it. The beautiful star has surely managed to impress with her latest photo shoot. The star decided to pose topless for i-D Magazine. The beautiful singer also seems to be at a good time in her career, as Rihanna has just released a new single, FourFiveSeconds, with Kanye West and Paul McCartney. 

The 90s inspired look of the star has surely managed to quickly create sensation online, being featured on numerous sources. In one of the pics, Rihanna is seen wearing some oversized denim pants, while covering her breasts with her hand. Another pic shows Rihanna wearing a nose ring. 

In the past few weeks, Rihanna has been romantically linked to famous actor Leonardo DiCaprio. It has been said that Leo actually controls many aspects of Rihanna’s life. Rihanna is well known for her troubled relationships and it seems that the star cannot find a positive romance. Sources said that Leonardo is not a great fan of his girlfriend’s tattoo, so he asked Rihanna to not get another design inked on her skin. 

Rihanna and Leonardo have reportedly been seeing each other for quite some time, even though the two did not admit the relationship. However, the rumored couple was spotted several times together, at various events, so there is no wonder that rumors emerged on their possible affair. Initially, the pair was spotted getting cosy at a pre-Golden Gloves party. 

Well, if sources claimed that Leo is trying to change Rihanna, apparently, the singer has something she also would change on her boyfriend. Apparently, Rihanna would like Leo to work out his body. ‘Ri’s got extremely high standards when it comes to who she sleeps with and Leo falls out of this category because he’s a lot more flabbier than her usual lovers,’ a source recently claimed. So, Rihanna made Leo work out to get into shape. Apparently, Leo is not happy at all with this. “He’s never had a girl tell him what to do, so you can imagine how much he’s loving it,” the same insider claimed.