Kate Moss Turns 40 | Lottie Moss Makes Her Modeling Debut

Photo by Beretta/Sims/REX

Photo by Beretta/Sims/REX

If you’ve read any social media updates today, you likely know that English supermodel Kate Moss just turned 40. And of course, she still looks absolutely flawless. What else would you expect from Kate Moss? She’s Kate Moss! Caught rocking her signature leopard print in coat form, she’s as poised and glowing as ever.

Well, in the midst of her birthday celebration, the fashion icon received a classic Porsche from Sir Phillip Green (TopShop owner) and announced the launch of her illustrated biography (hell yeah). But she’s not the only Moss making headlines.

Little sister Lottie Moss has some big news of her own. Merely a week after signing with Storm Model Management, Lottie’s first editorial has made its debut. The editorial, From Lottie with Love, can be seen in Dazed & Confused’s February Issue. You can check out the photos (taken by Sean and Seng) on their website here.
Photography by Sean and Seng

The 16-year-old is shown posing in everything from a cozy sweater to a dreamy polka dot dress, and damn, she looks amazing in all of it. I really admire the styling that Robbie Spencer did for the shoot because the clothing is elegant and sophisticated, but it doesn’t take away from the radiance of her youth.

What do you think of this editorial? Is Lottie the next big thing? Comment with your thoughts.

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Your Opinion Is Irrelevant: Why You Shouldn’t Tell A Woman Not To Wear Makeup

“You don’t need makeup” and “natural girls are more beautiful” are phrases that some men seem to take great pride in saying.  It’s as if they think that all women use beauty products in an effort to seek male approval.  In reality, many of us buy into the cosmetic industry simply because we enjoy it.

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I grew up in the early 2000s with an extensive collection of Bonne Bell Lip Smackers, roll-on glitter, and watermelon body mists.  I thought boys were gross back then, unless, of course, they were members of ‘N Sync.  For an elementary school student, I can honestly say I was pretty level-headed.  I didn’t put much thought into impressing my peers. I went to school to learn, and I played dress-up because I loved it.

Like most girls, I began regularly wearing “real” makeup around age 12.  The first product I owned was not a bottle of foundation or concealer, but a singular Covergirl eyeshadow in a light purple shade.  I had no interest in hiding my complexion.  There was absolutely no shame or self-esteem struggle involved.  I wanted to wear makeup for the same reason I wanted to carefully pick out my clothing- I wanted to unleash my creativity.

As an adult woman, I still enjoy waking up early and digging into my favorite palettes. To me, it’s just like painting or drawing. Of course, this isn’t the case for everyone.  Unfortunately, some women really do feel dependent on cosmetics.  But men, please do not assume that I’m insecure and desperate for your attention if I’m wearing a pair of false eyelashes…and don’t you dare tell me not to wear them.

Here’s my big issue with men (and sometimes even women) who frown upon those who wear makeup:  IT’S NOT YOUR BODY.

Who are you to tell someone what they should and should not look like? It’s really as simple as this: if you don’t like makeup, don’t wear it.  And if you do wear makeup, don’t let anyone try to shame you out of it.

This blog was created with the intention of encouraging women from all walks of life to take pride in their love for fashion and cosmetology.  If you, like myself and so many others, believe that style is an art form, I strongly urge you to stand up for these passions.  Let’s come together and make sure the world knows that makeup or no makeup, we are beautiful.

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27 Dresses? That’s Nothing. This Old Man Bought His Wife 55,000!

My boyfriend has been known to treat me to dinners, movies, and shopping sprees more than he probably should, but this news story takes spoiling your significant other to a whole new level.  According to Elizabeth Licata of The Gloss, an old man by the name of Paul Brockman has been buying his wife lavish ball gowns for 56 years.  Within this time, his collection has filled the family garage and even an entire warehouse with a total of 55,000 dresses, many of which Mrs. Brockman has never even seen.

It all started when the Brockmans moved from Germany to Ohio in 1955.  They started going ballroom dancing on a weekly basis, and Mr. Brockman decided that he wanted his wife to have a new gown every time they went.  He knew that she didn’t like shopping for herself, so he simply began buying dresses for her.  When Mrs. Brockman caught onto what her husband was doing, she asked him to stop, but he stubbornly continued to secretly store his purchases.

The Brockmans’ adult daughter only recently discovered the extent of her father’s collection when she found the family garage filled with dresses that had been hung on a two-tiered system of hanging rods he had built.  Her immediate reaction?  “What the hell is all of this?!”

When Mr. Brockman told his daughter that he intended to leave the dresses to her, she convinced him to sell some of the collection instead.  Since then, stores like Urban Outfitters and ModCloth have begun purchasing the gowns in order to create patterns for new dresses.  The Brockmans have also started holding monthly sales at their warehouse in LA, but it’s hard to say how long it will take to sell all of the pieces.

While many news outlets are marketing this story as sweet, I personally find it questionable.  Sure, it was all done with good intentions, but am I the only person who thinks it’s wrong for a husband to make such major financial sacrifices without his wife’s approval?  I can’t help but think that these purchases may have more to do with hoarding than love.

So please comment and weigh in:

Would you be mad at your spouse, or would you feel like a queen?

I can’t wait to hear your responses!

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