Like Madonna, Linda Lundström has the reinvention gene. Thirty years as a fashion designer means that she’s had her share of ups (the phenomenal success of her Laparka coat) and downs (filing for bankruptcy a year ago), but she just can’t leave fashion behind. Last March, a private investment group — which owns Eleventh Floor Apparel — acquired her line. By June, she was revamping her style vision, and this spring, she’s back with a new collection, a new ad campaign (starring Canadian model Liisa Winkler, shot by renowned photographer Chris Nicholls) and even a new name: From now on, her line will be called simply “Lundström.” “I love the process of going from zero and having nothing but a blank piece of paper — it’s thrilling!”explains Lundström from her Toronto factory. After years of running every aspect of her business, she says that it’s liberating to focus solely on designing clothes. “I focused more on the finishing and the presentation of the garment; everything has become simpler.” Simplicity is one of Lundström’s favourite words. “It’s about having the right amount of clothing — fewer but better pieces,” she says. Appropriately, her spare palette of black, platinum and cream looks fresh and modern.
A key fabric in the spring collection has a papery sateen finish. To achieve it, Lundström gave kraft paper to her supplier so that he could duplicate the shade. Given the year she’s had, the fabric and the Tuck ’n’ Tie dress made from it are highly symbolic. “At the risk of sounding corny,” Lundström says with a laugh, “I had been thinking about The Paper Bag Princess” — Robert Munsch’s tale about the princess whose kingdom goes up in smoke. It’s a story she often read to her daughters at bedtime. “I knew I had to make a dress in what looked like kraft paper,” she says, “because that’s what the princess wears at the end of the story.”
Drew Barrymore's new show is not for the faint of heart. Or stomach, to be more specific.
As you'll see in this brand new trailer below, Drew (along with Timothy Olyphant and their adorable chemistry) stars as what seems like a very nice lady who has suddenly found herself to a be a zombie. Cue the guts, gore and unexpectedly uplifting family-conquering-all-together montages.
So Meghan Markle met Duchess Kate and Princess Charlotte last week! And like any woman keen to make a good impression on potential in-laws, Meg did not arrive empty handed.
The 35 year old kinda-Torontonian gave Kate, whose 35th birthday was last week, a "leather-bound dream diary"...or at least that's what The Sun newspaper is reporting.
The paper does not elaborate on what exactly one does with a "dream diary"...but if we were Kate we'd probably fill it with fantasies of a life where the internet didn't explode every time we cut a few layers into our hair.
NB: George would totally have been in on these informal celebrations but unfortunately he had school.
In breaking celebrity hygiene news, Brie Larson hasn't washed her hair since the Golden Globes.
At the time of this writing, that would add up to a grand total of 4 days without nary a trace of shampoo touching the 'do she wore to the glitzy award show (see image above).
Larson, who won an Oscar for last year's Room, celebrated this (questionable) feat with an Instagram shot of her hair in its current state, defiantly sticking it to the hair care industry by hashtagging: #dirtyhairdontcare
If you're eyes are still a little moist after Barack Obama's farewell address, let Michelle Obama dry those tears.
The FLOTUS appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon for her last appearance as First Lady, and took part in Fallon's hilarious "Thank You Notes" skit. Our fave part? When she penned a letter to her "silver fox" Barack.
Perhaps she has a future in broadcast? "I like this side of the desk," she joked to Fallon, who looked legit worried. (As he should be.)