Jeremy Meeks, who rose to national fame after his mugshot went viral, has reportedly signed a contract with a Hollywood talent agent. Meeks’s dreamy mugshot garnered attention when posted to a police department’s Facebook. It then went viral as thousands of memes, many featuring the model as the face of brands like Givenchy, Calvin Klein, and Tom Ford, began to surface. Now Meeks has been signed by Gina Rodriguez, a former porn actress turned agent–even though he’s currently still being held on $1.1 million bail in the San Joaquin County Jail for 11 felony counts. (MadameNoir)
In addition to some superb acting skills, Lupita Nyong’o can do hair. A recent interview revealed that after botched service was rendered to her while a student in college, she went home to Kenya and learned how to braid from her aunt who owned a shop. What originally was meant to turn into a “side hustle,” instead turned into a hobby. (Vogue Magazine’s Youtube)
Dev Hynes is joined by girlfriend Samantha Urbani as well as Say Lou Lou, Kelela and others for the latest ad for the cK one fragrance to debut this month. Shot by Mario Sorrenti from the perspective of a camera phone, the TV spot that goes along with the campaign features an exclusive demo produced by Evian Christ. The brand has also launched a Tumblr account where they will post clips and photos from the shoot as well as other things under the #ckmeforme hashtag. Snapchat will also be a key part of the campaign. Get all those social media channels going! (Fashion Bomb Inbox)
NET-A-PORTER is launching a new athletic shop, NET-A-SPORTER. The site promises to sell performance-wear starting July 9th on the main site. Featured brands will include Adidas by Stella Mccartney and Lucas Hugh for NIKE. “The initial idea for Net-a-Sporter only came about six months ago,” said NET-A-PORTER president Alison Loehnis. “We did a lot of research with our customer base and discovered that there is an increasing desire for all things fitness-related and that women across the world are becoming more and more active.” Are you one of those women? (Telegraph UK)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art will present “Death Becomes Her; A Century of Mourning Attire” for their next Fall exhibit. Examining the impact of high fashion on mourning between 1815 and 1915, the exhibit will open on October 21st and end on February 1st in the Anna Wintour Costume Center. The exhibit is the first fall exhibition the Costume Institute has held in seven years. “For years I’ve wanted to do a silhouette show, something that looks at the most exaggerated elements of the fashionable silhouette, which, in the 19th century, takes really extraordinary transformations,” said Harold Koda, the head curator. “I was talking with Jessica, and said, ‘Why don’t we do a show of all of our black dresses on the theme of mourning?’” Sounds spooky. (WWD)
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