Drake and Jennifer Lopez. Image by: Getty
Is DraLo legit? Reply hazy, ask again.
Where's our Magic 8-Ball when we need it? Jennifer Lopez is still refusing to confirm or deny any rumours of her alleged romance with Drake during a press day for her TV show, Shades of Blue.
When an Entertainment Tonight reporter asked her about the romance, the star's publicist cut in and J.Lo walked away. Prior to this awkwardness, she did, however, confirm what everyone already knows. The pair has collaborated on a song that may be on his next album.
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Roberta Einer spring 2017
This designer's clothes aren't for shrinking violets.
Estonian-born, London-based designer Roberta Einer's frenetic and playful vibe is infectious. Since launching her label in 2015, Einer has become known for her bold use of couture-level embellishment and hand embroidery. It's no surprise that prior to launching her label, Einer worked with Olivier Rousteing as a print and embroidery assistant at Balmain.
We chatted to Einer about her spring collection, which is a mix of mad prints and reworked silhouettes inspired by pastel-hued South Beach circa 1980.
A look from Roberta Einer's spring 2017 collection
What's the mood and feeling of this collection?
"I drew main inspiration from Miami and South beach – 1980’s poolside poster art was translated into embellishment, highly worked fabrics featured botanicals and tropical birds. For the colours I was inspired by illustrators like Jiro Bevis and Yoko Honda who [featured] Miami a lot in their work. I wanted to recreate what all those strong Studio 54 characters like Bianca Jagger, Janice Dickinson and Debbie Harry would be wearing if they went to Miami. The pastel hues of the city’s architecture lead to using rainbow palette of greens, blues, pinks and fluorescents that were set by monochrome. It’s a very fun and sexy collection – just like Miami! – with lots of high shine and big contrasts in textures and cuts."
In terms of textures, what was the process in selecting or creating then?
"Fabric and material sourcing is one of the most important parts when designing collection. We get custom tweeds done in Linton mill, which is the same mill that develops Chanel tweeds. We get jacquards from Paris and leather from Italy. All embroidery is manufactured in one of the best hand embroidery factories, that also produces for Balmain, Ralph & Russo and Lanvin. We [experiment] in-house for the most creative techniques and finishes and then give the production to the industry’s best."
Who's the Roberta Einer customer?
"I don’t really believe that there is a certain age or image that most of our customers have, because for me it has always been about designing every kind of woman – all ages, all ethnicities, all body types and characters. I started selling from the very first season globally, so it became vital to design for all types of women.
One thing that unites all customers is that they wish to stand out and have this playful way of dressing and living. For me, it’s really important that the customer wears clothes and not the other way around. And with designs like mine, you will really need a quite a character to pull it off!"
Canadian singer Kiesza is launching a collection with M.A.C Cosmetics. Image by: ELLE Canada
Canadian beauty giant M.A.C Cosmetics has teamed up with Canadian musician Kiesza for a four-piece makeup collection. Two of the products, Big Brow Pencil in Cork and Liquidlast Liner in Point Black, are the singer's longtime favourite from the brand. The lip products, a Vamplify Lip Gloss and lipstick, are both '90s-esque "vampy brown" shades – a throwback to the era when the company began it's meteoric rise – and feature prominently in her new work. "My passion for music translated well into my makeup collaboration," explains the Calgary-born artist. "So much so that my Lipstick in Dearly Beloved is also the name of my new single and I’m wearing the shade in my new music video."
The campaign image for Kiesza's namesake collection with M.A.C Cosmetics. Image by: M.A.C Cosmetics
"Makeup serves the same purpose as fashion to me," says Kiesza. "It's a form of expression that allows me to display externally, what I'm feeling beneath the surface. It's like an extension of my personality. My face and body become the canvas as I turn myself into my own ever-changing works of art. As I wander through each day, the world is my gallery."
The collection launches in-store a month today, on February 9th.