Tyra Banks Bravely Tweets a Photo of Her 'Muffin Top'


Tyra Banks Tweeted this photo of what she described as her “juicy muffintop.” And thanks to Tyra Banks’ selfless action, millions of women and girls around the world now feel better about their bodies. For good measure, the supermodel mogul included the hashtags #assmaintenance and #perfectisboring. (What is she, trying to shame perfect people now? Perfect-shaming? How are perfect Americans supposed to feel about that?) [@TyraBanks]

Karl Lagerfeld explains the Chanel hula-hoop bag in this video. It’s big because “You need space for the beach towel. And then you can put it into the sand and hang things on it.” So it’s a portable towel rack. Awesome. Then Lagerfeld added, “It’s not up to me to say it is chic. I thought it was but I cannot say it myself.” [Telegraph]

Jennifer Lopez‘s 4-year-old daughter, Emme, wore $2,410 worth of Chanel accessories to the Chanel show. Emme nonetheless looked kind of sad to be there. [Fashionista]

Raf Simons talks about his first Dior women’s ready-to-wear collection in this video. “The main idea was about freedom,” he pronounces in his stern, Belgian fashion. “But also sensuality, sexuality, the future, the modern, movement.” Then he goes on to consider the coat-dress — “it’s kind of like a new jacket, one could say, or it’s kind of like a jacket-dress, or is it a dress, or is it a jacket coat? One cannot really say it” — for several minutes. [YouTube]

Sarah Jessica Parker is on the new cover of Elle. [Elle]

This Wonderbra ad demonstrating the company’s new iPhone app that allows you to scan a QR code to reveal the bra a model is wearing under her clothes is painfully awkward. [YouTube]

  • Although critics were mostly lukewarm about Hedi Slimane‘s first women’s wear show for Yves Saint Laurent — many said Slimane relied too heavily on the house’s back catalog, and was too commercial — some buyers expressed excitement. [WWD]
  • Michelle Obama just became the first person to wear Jason Wu‘s new lower-priced line, Miss Wu. [TDB]
  • Kanye West reportedly went to Paris Fashion Week without Kim Kardashian because she hurts his fashion cred and he “wants to be taken seriously.” [NYDN]
  • Cynthia Rowley‘s spring collection includes bangles that double as flasks. Hallelujah! [Racked]
  • Rumor has it that Deborah Needleman was in talks with the New York Times to take over T magazine before Sally Singer even left. Among Needleman’s negotiating points: she wanted a separate publisher for the magazine (not one shared with the poorly performing New York Times Magazine) and a reduction from 15 issues per year to 12. It’s not clear whether she got either, but the Times apparently did have to dip into discretionary funds to meet her salary request (a move that doubtless won’t impress the union still in contract negotiations). Needleman started in her new job two days ago. [WWD]
  • Agyness Deyn says marriage to Giovanni Ribisi is “so fucking cool! I love being a wife.” The couple knew each other “for a while” but only began dating this spring and married within weeks. “But when you know, you know … He’s fucking awesome.” The model-turned-actor will not be converting to Scientology, she says. [ES]
  • Carine Roitfeld threw a black-tie party to fête the launch of her M.A.C. collection. The former Vogue Paris editor says she’s been wearing smoky eye makeup for 20 years. [WWD]
  • Andrej Pejic is apparently making lots of money: “According to well-placed industry sources, Pejic could easily earn $50,000 for VIP billing at an international fashion event that involves multiple runway appearances,” such as the Digital Fashion Week Singapore, which he just worked. In addition, the Australian male model nets five-figure appearance fees for parties. All of these figures are in Australian dollars. [Frockwriter]
  • All Saints hired William Kim, a former senior vice president of Burberry, to be its new C.E.O. [Vogue UK]
  • You guys, the Times just broke this amazing story about how sometimes models make jokes about themselves on Twitter and use the hashtag #modelproblems! [NYTimes]
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