Rihanna’s hair colour seems to match her nail art on the Battleship red carpet | Hollywood yohana

Oh, Rihanna! We were starting to get worried about her, but this look from Wednesday’s Battleship photocall has alleviated all concern. The singer—who has a starring role in the board game-turned-film—looked positively glowing with luminous skin and bouncy, blown out curls. While she’s been rocking this blond hair for the last few weeks, we have to admit that the intentional toupee-like crown of dark brown roots are (pardon the pun) growing on us. With the heavy fringe, she almost looks like Nicole Richie, no?
But what good is a mention of Rihanna without discussing her nails? Filed in her signature stiletto style, they were covered in white lacquer with a sparkling, spiky French tip. We couldn’t help but compare the shape and colour contrast of her nails to that of her hair—there’s a definite twinsies thing going on! And if you want to join in, here’s how: try two coats of China Glaze “White on White” ($8, nailpolishincanada.com) followed by a swipe of the gilded Ciaté Paint Pots in “Glametal” ($14, ebeauty.ca).


Israel has become the first country to legally ban the use of underweight models | Hollywood yohana

It’s been a landmark year for the international modeling industry what with the CFDA’s new suggested age restrictions and the somewhat ridiculous banning of a bajillion British ads. But now, Israel has become the first country to legally regulate the weight of working models.
According to the bill passed Monday, models attending castings must now bring medical documentation from the past three months proving they have a BMI of at least 18.5—below which the World Health Organization deems you officially malnourished. As a point of reference, Kate Moss has a BMI of around 17 whereas Naomi Campbell’s is a totally shocking 6.5. Well, looks like those two can officially say goodbye to an Israeli ad campaign.
All ads produced for the Israeli market must also have a clear statement saying the photo has been altered to make the model appear skinnier. We can only imagine the happy dance the British Advertising Standards Authority is doing right now.
Of course, there are some critics who are saying the new law should be based on health, not on weight. According to them, some models are naturally very thin and would be unfairly excluded from work because of their normal size.
The new rules won’t apply to foreign publications sold in Israel, so we can’t expect to see any major international changes just yet. But this is a definite step in the right direction. Clearly, the loose industry guidelines set in the US and UK aren’t quite enough to set some of the more rebellious designers straight (hint hint: Marc Jacobs).

Daily Mail: “Israel bans adverts featuring super skinny models in bid to crack down on eating disorders (so Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell are out).” [Daily Mail]
Fashionista: “Since Israel only has about 300 professional models, and since the law only applies to photos and ads that will run locally in Israel, the new law is unlikely to affect many models’ careers. The hope, though, is that it does much more.” [Fashionista]
Paige Dzenis, associate online editor: “Another great step in keeping models healthy—but will the international fashion capitals (Paris, Milan, London…) follow suit?”

Slick hair, soft shadows and tarnished nails at Jeremy Laing | Hollywood yohana

Clean, simple and slightly androgynous was the idea for hair and makeup at Jeremy Laing. “It’s masculine, but with feminine tones to contrast the gender-bender look,” explained CoverGirl makeup pro Greg Wencel. Eyebrows were defined with a brow pencil, but the desired effect was for a full, soft brow—not a harsh or bold statement. Eyes were equally soft, with a light wash of CoverGirl Intense ShadowBlast in “Beige Blaze” and a dusting of warm eyeshadow on top. In a very Downton Abbey sort of move, no mascara was applied—this further impressed the idea of a masculine, androgynous look.
The hair was slicked back in a style that Justin German, Pantene’s consulting stylist, described as extremely current: “Helmut Lang started this hair […] you don’t reference it back to another decade, it’s not ‘20s, it’s not ‘40s, it’s modern.” The trick to the look is the pulled panel in the back, which German’s team actually secured with a French twist. The top portion of hair was backcombed and secured-slash-styled up with a mix of wax and shine serum.
And then: the nails! Created by Leeanne Colley from Tips Nail Bar, the design used two custom China Glaze polish mixes. The base—a deep red—was a combination of “Liquid Leather” and “Drastic” that gave solid coverage with a bit of transparent sheen after one coat. Then, a gold mix of “Champagne Bubbles” and “Agro” was added on top, painted roughly from the moon and about halfway up the nail for a deconstructed and almost tarnished final look.
Photography by Jenna Marie Wakani
Photography by Jenna Marie Wakani
Photography by Jenna Marie Wakani
Photography by Jenna Marie Wakani
Photography by Jenna Marie Wakani

Gucci takes on Guess for copyright infringement | Hollywood yohana

Let the battle of the G’s begin! After a three-year-long feud, Gucci faced off with Guess (who are currently celebrating 30 years in the biz) in federal court, claiming the their products infringe on Gucci’s trademarked designs.
Gucci first sued Guess way back in 2009, accusing the more affordable G-named brand of retailing items with similar trademarks such as Gucci’s noted green-and-red-striped design, a square G, script and the interlocking G’s in a diamond pattern.
On Gucci’s side, lawyer Louise Ederer argues that Guess had a “massive, complicated scheme” to knock them off claiming the brand profited off over $200 million in Gucci-like gear. The luxury label is seeking $124 million in damages.
On the opposing side, Guess’s attorney Daniel Petrocelli claims that because Gucci waited seven years before going ahead with the suit, their infringement claim cannot be accepted.
Petrocelli adds: “[Guess] has no reason to be like Gucci and it did not scheme to be like Gucci.” He also plays the self-depreciation card by pointing out “Gucci uses leather, Guess uses plastic.” Fair enough, but we can certainly see the similarities and understand why Gucci would want to protect its logo in an industry where brand recognition is everything.
Who knew the letter “G” could cause so much gabble! Guess we’ll have to wait and see how this G’spat plays out.
Fashionista: “It’s not the worst point to make—the quality of Gucci products should be on a totally different level from Guess […] This probably isn’t the way Guess wanted to ring in 30 years. [Fashionista]
Refinery29: “The outcome of the intellectual property case could reveal plenty more about how design teams — both mass and luxury — create their product… But we think we’ve settled on the easy verdict. Let’s just all recognize the logo is kinda cheesy, scrap it, and start over? Cookies for everyone!” [Refinery29]
Caitlan Moneta, fashion market editor: “In an age where brand recognition and designer loyalty is king, it’s no wonder Gucci is digging in their logoed heels.”


It’s all about the burgundy manicure for fall. Plus: How to do Ruffian’s red and gold foil nails! | Hollywood yohana

In the final days of Toronto Fashion Week, one thing was starting to become very apparent: deep red nails are going to be huge for fall. Chloé Comme Parris and Pink Tartan both used the same maroon Essie shade—“Wicked”—and similar colours had been popping up at international shows all season, including Ferragamo, Jenny Packham and Bill Blass. Rachel Roy leaned towards an aubergine-tinted red, while Yigal Azrouel dubbed his shade of choice “pinot noir.” At L.A.M.B., burgundy polish covered just the moon, leaving the rest of the nail bare. And where red appears, gold seems to follow: the Toronto shows for Jeremy Laing and Ruffian paired both colours on the same nail, whereas Marchesa alternated all-burgundy (Deborah Lippmann’s “Single Ladies”) and all-gold manicures down the runway.

And with any nail polish trend, the time to start emulating is now. (You know, so you can perfect the manicure by fall!) We chatted with Leeanne Colley from Tips Nail Bar about the nails at Ruffian, which she described as a “Canadian red” with gold to emulate the look of Mounties’ uniforms. All you need is some gold foil from your favourite craft store and a deep shade of red polish—the Ruffian colour is China Glaze in “Scarlet.” After letting the red dry, apply a clear top coat and wait until it’s tacky. Then dab a smaller-than-your-nail piece of gold foil on top—it will instantly stick to the polish and give your nails a perfectly gilded look.
Photography by Jenna Marie Wakani
Photography by Jenna Marie Wakani
Photography by Jenna Marie Wakani
Ruffian at The ShOws Fall 2012. Photography by Jenna Marie Wakani


Nail Corner: We do Effie’s over-the-top caviar manicure from The Hunger Games! | Hollywood yohana

Aside from the excitement of the movie itself, obviously the best thing from The Hunger Games are the crazy manicures that Effie Trinket wears throughout. Unfortunately, only of a few are available to view close up (come on, Lions Gate Films, give fans a full gallery of nail art screen grabs!) but to our delight, one of the more intricate designs was shared by Elizabeth Banks—who of course, played the role of Effie. These Hunger Games nails include the soon-to-be-everywhere trend of caviar manicures—that is, manis with tiny beads that add playful texture—and thus, inspiration for this week’s Nail Corner was born!

The Vogue editor who put her 7-year-old daughter on an extreme diet has now scored a book deal | Hollywood yohana

It is no secret that childhood obesity is a growing issue with various solutions. Eating healthy and physical activity? Sure. Publicly humiliating a child and having them endure a rigorous calorie-counting diet? No go. The author of a controversial Vogue article has done just that and has now come under fire for chronicling her overweight seven-year-old-daughter’s questionable weight loss regime and landing a book deal out of it.
In the article, Dara-Lynn Weiss writes of the unsettling weight-loss measures she put her daughter Bea thought after a dietitian diagnosed her as “obese” at four-foot-four and 93 pounds. Depriving little Bea of her dinner after learning that she had eaten nearly 800 calories at a school event. And banning “Pizza Fridays” at school after were quick fixes.
But the story reaches another creepy level. Weiss admits, “I have not ingested any food […] without silently launching a complicated mental algorithm about how it will affect my weight.” She asks, “Who was I to teach a little girl how to maintain a healthy weight and body image?” We’re sure her critics would agree.
The memoir however, landed her a deal with Random House (the forthcoming book will be called The Heavy). The book’s publisher describes it as “an experience that epitomizes the modern parenting ‘damned if you do/damned if you don’t’ predicament.”
Weiss, who seems to talk more about her own weight issues than those of her daughter,  has us thinking if this could be a case of a parent trying to fulfill her goal through her child. Well, whatever it may be, slimmer and trimmer Bea graces Vogue having lost 16 pounds and given new dresses for her triumph (because reward systems always go over well), just in time for their mother-daughter photo shoot.
This story reads more like a recipe for a future eating disorder than a happier child. We question if publicly detailing such a sensitive issue is worth a book deal.
Jezebel: “[…] the worst Vogue article ever […] one of the most f—ed up, selfish women to ever grace the magazine’s pages.”

The Cut: “Years from now, when Bea is in therapy, she won’t have to waste those early sessions explaining herself because she’ll just be able to hand over that article and say, ‘SEE WHAT I HAD TO DEAL WITH?’”


Bernadette Morra, editor-in-chief: “It’s very easy to criticize how other people (especially our own parents) raise their children. However, this is a disturbing story on many levels, and it is clear that neither the mother nor daughter’s struggle is over. What I wonder is how Vogue feels about the author’s approach to the girl’s weight issues. Printing this story implies that they condone the mom’s words and actions. Or is it meant to be a cautionary tale? It’s hard to know, because sometimes editors run stories they know are going to create controversy, then sit back and wait for the drama to begin.”


We teach you how to recreate Céline’s colour blocked buttondown | Hollywood yohana

We’re total Phoebe Philo-philes at FASHION. We covet anything and everything Céline. This button-up has been on our wish lists since its pre-Fall 2011 debut. It ticks all the necessary boxes (collars and colour-blocking) and is just statement-worthy enough to make any outfit interesting. Since we’d rather not enter the eBay void of fighting for the last few versions of this shirt that may exist, we decided to create our own!


Score Rose Byrne's Nautical-Inspired Outfit for Less | Hollywood yohana

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We love seeing celebs wear full-length gowns and haute couture numbers. However, sometimes it's so refreshing when they are out and about sporting fashions that we could actually wear—and afford!
Case in point: Just last Tuesday, Rose Byrne attended the Young People's short film launch in Sydney, Australia, wearing four simple yet chic pieces. She was dressed in a brown blazer, black-and-white Breton striped top, blue skinny jeans and black pumps.

Even though she wore this ensemble to an A-list event, we can totally see people pulling off this outfit in the office or on the weekend. The best part about this look: All the pieces are basics, so they will be at the front of your