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It takes a fine eye to catch that shade, though.

 
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Is she shading Gucci or Jada lol?
It'd say Gucci since the title, intentionally or not, implies that Gucci looks otherwise bad.

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It'd say Gucci since the title, intentionally or not, implies that Gucci looks otherwise bad.
And everyone else who's been wearing the brand before Jada! Especially Beyonce, who always looks so God-awful in it.

That said, it's still a bit random because Jada isn't exactly a fashion force.

 
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And everyone else who's been wearing the brand before Jada! Especially Beyonce, who always looks so God-awful in it.

That said, it's still a bit random because Jada isn't exactly a fashion force.
Well we all know what happens to a designer piece when Beyonce wears it.


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I know this is one of the very few industries where this narcissistic type of behaviour is actually encouraged, but yikes!

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Meet Chen Man, the ‘Chinese Annie Leibovitz’

By VALERIYA SAFRONOVA
MAY 10, 2017

The next breakout star from China is not an actress or a pop idol, but rather a photographer. Signed in 2016 by Creative Artists Agency, home of Meryl Streep, Will Smith and Jennifer Lopez, Chen Man has already drawn comparisons to Mario Testino and Annie Leibovitz. Ms. Chen, known for her high-wattage clients and a dramatic, vivid style that melds contemporary Chinese imagery with historical symbols and spaces, was honored last Sunday in New York at the China Fashion Gala, an annual event co-hosted by the China Institute and the China Beauty Charity Fund. The gala benefits a design competition and a scholarship at the Fashion Institute of Technology, with an advisory board this year that included Valentino Garavani, Vivienne Tam, Christian Louboutin and Zang Toi.

Ms. Chen, 36, began her career in 2003 while working on her bachelor’s degree at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing with a series of rich, striking covers for Vision, a Chinese fashion magazine. She has photographed Rihanna, Victoria Beckham and Nicole Kidman for the Chinese versions of Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar and Grazia, and works regularly with such Chinese stars as Fan Bingbing, Li Bingbing and Zhang Ziyi. For a glimpse into her background as a painter, how she compares to Ms. Leibovitz, and the place of Chinese art on a global stage, read on.

Q. How did you end up working as a photographer?

A. My parents sent to me to professional children’s painting classes since I was 3 years old. While other children went on holiday, I was always painting. I always stared at people. People were actually uncomfortable about that. I used to want to draw court portraits, like for the wanted posters. I’m still painting a lot.

The reason I majored in photography is that I trained too much as a painter, so when I went to college, I wanted to start something new. And I like to be in contact with real people, not just be indoors and not go out.

Because I drew people a lot in my childhood, I’m very attuned to details. When I shoot celebrities, I make them look better. So for most of the top-of-the-line celebrities, I became the top choice. If you Google “Who is the Chinese Annie Leibovitz?” you will find me.

Speaking of Annie Leibovitz, how would you compare her work to yours?

I have more of a fusion style. Annie Leibovitz shoots more reality, documentary. I like more drama. I went to a school for theater and worked as a graphic designer to earn extra money before going to Central Academy of Fine Arts. I’m a painter and a graphic designer as well as a photographer. I use a lot of postproduction.

I want to show what contemporary China is and what contemporary Chinese beauty is. I did several shoots for i-D magazine. I was a special editor on one issue, so I used models of different Chinese races for the covers. People think Chinese look the same, but we are kind of like the Americans. We have 56 different races.

A few years ago, I shot models with the type of face that was not popular in China at the time. We call it the Asian face. Not the girl with big eyes, white skin, not so sweet, but the real Asian woman. And I shot them in contemporary Chinese scenes, like the Great Wall, Shanghai Bund and Tiananmen Square.

Who are the celebrities you work with the most?

I shoot them all, all the time. I kind of came up with Fan Bingbing, Li Bingbing, Zhang Ziyi. And right now I’m shooting what we call the ‘fresh meat’ actors. I have shot Nicole Kidman, Victoria Beckham, Benedict Cumberbatch. The age range is wide. Sometimes I’m shooting four covers a day.
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Favorite part of the interview is definitely the announcement of her currently in development "short-video-based app"

Is she not aware of Snapchat (Or other similar apps)??

 
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It's possible that Snapchat access in China is limited, it's hard to get on to Facebook there as well. She might want to be making something that can tap in to her home market more capably? (:

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Oh gosh! Well she's got obviously more than enough love for herself.

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It's possible that Snapchat access in China is limited, it's hard to get on to Facebook there as well. She might want to be making something that can tap in to her home market more capably? (:
Oh good point! Forgot about China's restrictions on certain social media. Well, that'll be extremely clever on Chen Man's part if she succeeds then.

Let's just hope she doesn't anoint herself as the woman who brought Snapchat to China.

 
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I remember seeing that headline on my Facebook feed and thinking, "why is everyone gotta be the new everyone else? she should just be herself", thinking it was the magazine who came up with the headline. Clearly, I shouldn't have bothered with the sympathy.

 
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Chanel Says It ‘Deeply Regrets’ Boomerang Controversy
The house was responding to the heated debate that erupted after U.S. makeup artist Jeffree Star posted a photo of the item on social media.

By Joelle Diderich on May 16, 2017


Chanel on Tuesday responded to a controversy about producing a high-priced boomerang featuring the brand’s signature logo after some people criticized it as an appropriation of Australian Aboriginal culture.

“Chanel is extremely committed to respecting all cultures, and deeply regrets that some may have felt offended,” the brand said in a statement.

Social media erupted with negative comments after Jeffree Star, a U.S. makeup artist with 4.7 million followers on Instagram, posted an image of the item with the caption: “Having so much fun with my new #Chanel boomerang ��.” The post drew close to 156,000 likes, and generated heAn image from Jeffree Star's Instagram.
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Some commenters pointed out the boomerang was originally not a toy but was used for hunting in Australia, adding that the Chanel version was offensive. Others questioned Star for spending money on the item, which on Chanel’s web site is priced at 1,260 euros, or $1,360.

Many defended the makeup artist, saying boomerangs were widely used for outdoor activities and he was entitled to purchase what he liked.

Nayuka Gorrie, an Aboriginal writer and activist, tweeted an image of the boomerang with the caption: “When I think about Aboriginal culture, I think @chanel.” She then followed with: “Have decided to save for the next three years so I can connect with my culture via @chanel.”

Chanel said the item was one of several sports accessories offered as part of its spring collection, alongside tennis rackets, a stand-up paddle, beach rackets and balls.

“The inspiration was taken from leisure activities from other parts of the world and it was not our intention to disrespect the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and the significance of the boomerang as a cultural object,” it said.

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^^OMG this insanity must end.

Seems as though most people these days are professionally offended. Certainly seems like a full time job!

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Agree. You can buy a boomerang from any manufacturer with their logo stamped right on it. Where's the outcry for those?

 
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^^OMG this insanity must end.

Seems as though most people these days are professionally offended. Certainly seems like a full time job!
If I was Chanel I would create a whole collection and send one to that writer. Hell, I might even create a gold plated Boomerang with the Chanel logo in diamonds.

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I can see both sides of the argument for the Chanel boomerang saga. Some people consider it a deep part of their tradition and are offended that indigenous artists weren't brought onboard to design or collaborate on it. On the other hand, walk down Swanston Street in Melbourne or Circular Quay in Sydney and you can buy manufactured boomerangs EVERYWHERE that all have MADE IN CHINA on them.

But the thing that baffles me the most is literally WHY would anyone spend that amount of money on a Chanel boomerang??? A boomerang is a hunting tool. This Jeffrey Star person looks like he's never even thought about the idea of going out into the wild and hunting his own food. What's he doing with it???

If you're going to buy an ornamental boomerang at least buy one by an indigenous artist. Not some crappy bland Chanel one.

 
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