Dress like a tech bro in kaftan, sliders, gilet and Jeff Bezoss shorts

The Amazon bosss much admired octopus swimwear is part of a mens style revolution launched from Silicon Valley Jeff Bezos: famous founder of Amazon, baldest billionaire in the world and now an unlikely mens style icon. A pair of his swimming trunks have become one of the most searched for menswear items, according to website Lyst in its ranking of the most Googled clothing items of the season. Their popularity 4,000 searches and counting may surprise some; the aquatic design by French luxury label Vilebrequin (featuring several lilac octopuses intertwined against a lighter background) is 1% Bezos was pictured in the trunks aboard David Geffens yacht (supporting cast: supermodel and Taylor Swifts ex-bff Karlie Kloss, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein) …

Why do people hate vegans?

The long read: It has left the beige-tinted margins and become social medias most glamorous look. But why does veganism still provoke so much anger? From the hunger strike to the edible projectile, history offers abundant examples of food being used for political ends. Even so, the crowd of vegans who gathered in central London earlier this year are unlikely to forget the moment when Gatis Lagzdins skinned and ate a raw squirrel. Along with his co-conspirator Deonisy Khlebnikov, Lagzdins performed his stunt at the weekly Soho Vegan Market on Rupert Street. He would subsequently demonstrate at VegFest in Brighton (although this time his snack of choice was a raw pigs head) as part of a self-proclaimed carnivore tour intended …

Louis Vuitton x Donald Trump: the big fashion collab no one asked for

Is Louis Vuitton not worried about the threat of aligning their plastic-y, tan hides with the plastic-y tan hide in chief? Louis Vuitton, the most valuable luxury brand in the world and prize pony of luxury conglomerate LVMHs stables, has opened a Texas factory, AKA the Louis Vuitton Rochambeau Ranch. Vuitton promised the venture will provide 1,000 American jobs over the next five years. Yet, at a time where brands are feeling the pressure to be more political and woke than ever, is it not a gigantic faux pas to discount politics on Vuittons part? The answer is maybe? First off, its salient to note that this is not the first Vuitton factory in the States. No, the company has …

Making my own clothes transformed my body image and my life

As a teenager, the styles I liked never came in my size. So discovering that I could sew my own was profoundly freeing and led me to help curvy women all over the world If you had told me when I was 29 that in 10 years time I would have made my entire wardrobe, run a sewing pattern company and finally found peace with my body, I would have said that was impossible. But learning to sew a simple pillow started a journey that blossomed into a total life transformation. Ever since I was a toddler in ballet class being told off for having a sticky-out tummy, I have been on the bigger side. No matter how many diets …

Leomie Anderson: Putting on this dress took 30 minutes but it was such fun to wear

The model talks about the tulle and Perspex dress she helped design for a Cannes premiere, and how the red carpet can be surprisingly intimidating For the premiere of Lapp. Sometimes I want to be glamorous and thats when I have fun on the red carpet, go all out and think of something really dramatic to wear.

Jean genius: how Kojima became Japans denim mecca

The birthplace of Japanese denim has nearly 40 specialist shops to browse and gain an insight into the history and craftsmanship behind the worlds best jeans In a country where craftsmanship is so highly prized, its no surprise to learn that even a product as universal as jeans has been raised to an art form. Thanks to traditional production methods that create high-quality, long-lasting jeans, Japanese denim has iconic status among connoisseur denim heads, who are prepared to pay 250 or more for a pair. Major Japanese brands, such as Momotoro, Pure Blue Japan and Studio dArtisan, all have stores in the big cities, but arguably the best and certainly the most interesting place to buy jeans in Japan is …

Why Ivanka Trumps new haircut should make us very afraid | Arwa Mahdawi

If her family cares about anything, it is image. Her political bob (pob) may be an attempt to get us to take her ambitions more seriously, writes Arwa Mahdawi It is hard to keep up with the volume of news these days. However, that is no excuse for me missing what may prove to be the biggest story of the year: Ivanka Trump getting a haircut. Yep, could be an optics ploy to communicate control in a derailed administration. Salon asked whether the shorter cut was a , while an image consultant told Refinery29 that Trump Womens hair, after all, is tangled up in traditional ideas of femininity. There is a reason so many female politicians sport a short style …

A ruthless approach to decluttering completely transformed my life

Since watching an episode of Marie Kondos TV show, I have overhauled our family home and reaped mental, financial and professional rewards When I moved in with my husband, we found ourselves with two of everything. We sold furniture and donated kitchen utensils to charity. But, having lived alone, parting with more sentimental items was difficult. And, as I later discovered, my husband is a bit of a hoarder. He couldnt ditch his MDF TV cabinet; I was too attached to my impractical 50s Danish tub sofa. Things got worse after we had children. With the arrival of countless toys, books and kids clothes, it got out of hand. I am an introvert who loves being at home, but, as …

Gillian Anderson: I fall in love with my characters

Shes played a host of strong female leads, from Miss Havisham to Blanche DuBois and now Margaret Thatcher. Gillian Anderson talks about living in Britain, obsessive fans and dating Chewbacca Gillian Anderson is a woman of many duelling qualities, and it is hard to know quite what to expect when meeting her. Her old interviews are displays of either surprising candour or frosty reserve. She can be earnest and thoughtful, sometimes to the point of seeming grave, yet she peppers her social media with penis/yoni of the day posts, pictures of things that happen to look like genitals, even when they are not. She speaks with an American accent when with Americans, and with a crisp British accent with Brits, …

Jennifer Gunter: Women are being told lies about their bodies

Dr Jennifer Gunter is the worlds most famous and outspoken gynaecologist. And shes on a mission to empower women with medical facts, taking on wellness gurus, old wives tales, the patriarchy and jade eggs along the way Dear Ms Paltrow, began Dr Jen Gunters Goop. Paltrow claimed that inserting one into the vagina would improve a womans life, in at least four ways. It is the biggest load of garbage I have read on your site since vaginal steaming. Its even worse than claiming bras cause cancer. But hey, you arent one to let facts get in the way of profiting from snake oil. And so it began. It was a war on wellness an industry now worth more than …

A tale of two cities, New York style meets London chic

Art is given centre stage in a designers bright monochrome apartment. By Kate Jacobs Carl Blcher sits in his trademark baseball cap and eye-poppingly bright trainers, his friendly miniature dachshund, Mr Big, on his knee in his New-York-loft-inspired east London flat. When the new Whistles creative project manager bought the compact flat in an Edwardian mansion block 13 years ago, the original dining room was being used as a third bedroom and the kitchen was tucked away at the back. It felt very small, dark and boxy, says Blcher, but I could see that the proportions of the rooms were good. Dogs life: Mr Big on a Frank Gehry cardboard chair. Photograph: Taran Wilkhu He lived here for a couple …

The story of The Dress: how a 40 Zara frock stole the summer

This years unexpected viral fashion hit is suitable for all weathers and sizes, as comfortable as a nightie and currently unavoidable. But why are its fans so happy to be seen in the same outfit as someone else? The dress is very good friends with leather jackets, red lipstick, Birkenstocks, Veja trainers, totes and cross-body shoulder bags. It does not have time for the performance of modern femininity an embarrassment of Lycra, neon and scratchy lace. It can be worn when the weather is intolerably warm and your day stretches ahead of you work, drinks, dinner and it wont chafe or itch. The dress is on your side. You will have met the dress by now, even if you dont …

It’s electrifying! Olivia Newton-John on her big Grease auction

Those headturning trousers, a pink ladies jacket, plus many more items from the actors 55-year career are going under the hammer. So why-yi-yi-yi now? When Sandy told Danny to Tell me about it stud, in skin-tight black trousers and a leather jacket in the 1978 film Grease, little did Olivia Newton-John realise her characters costume would go on to fetch a combined estimate of $230,000 (185,000) at auction more than 40 years later. These items of cinema history, along with 200 more of the actors costumes and personal clothes will go under the hammer at Juliens Auctions in LA in November, with 32 highlights now on display at the Museum of Style Icons in Ireland. Needless to say, the black …

When will I be famous? Oscar the whippets bid for Instagram fame

Petfluencers rule the internet. Can Emma Beddington transform her gloomy pet into a social media sensation? Grumpy Cat, the internets favourite seemingly furious feline, handbag dogs, luxury cat hotels. Animal influencers have real financial clout, attracting brand partnerships, sponsors and merchandising opportunities. Its easy to see why. Animals dont get gropey at parties or turn out to be horrifyingly racist; they simply make us feel good. US superstar pets can earn up to $16,000 for a social media post. In her book Influencer, digital guru Brittany Hennessy wrote she once paid a dog $32,000 for two Facebook posts, one Instagram post, and one tweet. There are whole years I have earned less than that. Times are tough for freelance writers …

Dressed to kill: why were obsessed with the clothes on TV

Whether its Killing Eves stylish assassin or the pals in Friends, its TV, not models, that is inspiring our wardrobes and with good reason It feels safe to say that at this moment, more people around the world are lusting after the style of a serial killer than ever before. Thats globalisation for you, but thats also the grip that our favourite TV characters have on our wardrobes. Anyone who has been watching the second series of Killing Eve cannot fail to have noticed the bold, stylish and often bizarre outfits worn by Jodie Comers Russian assassin character, Villanelle. Many of the items she wears, from her velvet jumpsuits to satin coats to silk dressing gowns, are selling out despite …

The Veja way: inside the cult sneaker brand’s operations in Amazonia a photo essay

Thanks to its ethical credentials and stylish designs, the trainer brand has amassed a devoted following. Here, its co-founder, Sbastien Kopp, files his travelogue from a trip to Amazonia where the shoes are made We started working in Amazonia, in the Brazilian state of Acre, in 2004. Acre is a frontier: the last point before the Veja co-founder Sbastien Kopp (right) with local anthropologist Marcelo Piedrafita, as they embark on a journey past countless cattle pastures en route to the rainforest. All photographs by Jonny Weeks. divider The community meeting We buy wild rubber from communities of rubber tappers whom we work with inside the Amazon rainforest. The rubber is tapped directly from the Hevea trees that grow here. The …