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There's no denying that these images from the oil spill editorial in
's August 2010 issue are beautiful. The 24 pages of Kristen McMenamy, shot by Steven Meisel, are realistic interpretations of images of injured, oiled animals that have inundated the news media since the Deepwater Horizon explosion in April. As beautiful and provocative as they are, we can't help but feel uneasy. Creating beauty and glamour out of tragedy seems quite fucked up to us, not to mention wasteful and hypocritical, seeing as thousands of dollars of luxury clothing was flown in, and then subsequently ruined for the shoot. Glamorizing this recent ecological and social disaster for the sake of "fashion" reduces the tragic event to nothing more than attention-grabbing newsstand fodder. But that's just us. Do you think this is appropriate commentary, or just tasteless?
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Pick up a Kenneth Cole Tee to help with oil spill clean up.
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When any other celebrity dresses like a normal person, it's really no big deal. In Rihanna’s case, it's headline-worthy stuff. We are, after all, talking about she of that dress — the same woman who's been spotted in a head-to-toe knit getup and not-yet-released Alexander Wang x H&M in recent weeks. Normcore isn't read
Forget everything you think you know about purple lipstick: This season's interpretation of the notoriously hard-to-wear color emphasizes flattering hues — for all skin tones and comfort levels.
"Purple is such a versatile color," explains makeup artist Anthony Tulve. "It can be barely there, or it can be bright, or it read