Plus, Prabal Gurung pens a heartfelt feminist ode. Check out all those stories in today’s Linkbait.
OPRAH WEARS 3.5 POUND WIG, LOOKS FABULOUS, OBVIOUSLY
Oprah donned a giant afro wig nicknamed ‘Wild Thang’ (yes, we know) for the new hair-centric issue of O Magazine, which is dedicated to equipping women with the skills to “grow it, blo it and awesomely fro it”. As Refinery29 point out, the wig weighs about as much as a small chihuahua, albeit a small chihuahua with the most glamorously trashy name in the world. Maybe there is a small chihuahua hiding in it. Who knows? All we can say is: we love it. [R29]
WHY ARE LUXURY GOODS GETTING MORE AND MORE EXPENSIVE?
13 years ago, a Chanel 2.55 cost $4,800. Now you’d be looking at a $7,600 price tag. That’s an almost 60% increase in price, and it’s not all that unusual in the luxury market (by comparison, the average price of consumer goods has only risen 27% over the past decade). What’s behind the increase? Brands like Burberry are trying to reposition themselves as higher-end are hiking prices up, and an increasingly affluent global elite is snapping up the results. So, best start saving for that 2.55 now – you might be able to afford it when you’re 40. [BoF]
TOTALLY INEVITABLE CARA DELEVINGNE MOVIE RUMOURS
This was totally going to happen, and you know it: after all, Cara Delevingne‘s always maintained in interviews that the modelling gig is a stopgap between her wildly successful music and/or film career (as her Russian aristo cameo in Anna Karenina, above, proves). Now the 20-year-old’s been cast in Kids In Love, a movie about “hard-partying young Londoners”. As the Mail on Sunday somewhat pointedly notes, “some aspects of the storyline will not be a particularly big stretch for Cara.” [MoS]
PRABAL GURUNG WANTS TO HEAR IT FOR THE LADIES
It’s a common misconception that having an interest in fashion somehow demeans your intelligence – especially if you’re female (as if Miuccia Prada‘s the only woman with a PhD in fashion). But that’s not how Prabal Gurung sees it. “I wouldn’t be doing what I do today if I believed it,” he writes in a blog post entitled ‘On Women, Power and Fashion’ on his website The Journal. “With more women in power and more feminine influence in society, the world would be more empathetic and compassionate and would become a better place.” Preach! [HuffPo]
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Words: Zing Tsjeng (Follow Zing on Twitter @misszing)