Style Notes: Kim Kardashian Has the Last Word; Coachella Gifts Cardboard Virtual-Reality Headsets
Happy last day of fashion month.
Kim Kardashian Responds to Slut-Shaming Accusations [Elle]
Despite it being International Women's Day yesterday, several female celebs were feuding (via social media) over proper female behavior in response to Kim Kardashian's nude selfie. The initial spat involved only Bette Midler and Chloe Grace Moretz, but it soon ballooned to include Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Pink and Amber Rose. Kardashian used her app to deliver her two cents in more than 140 characters, writing, "I never understand why people get so bothered by what other people choose to do with their lives," adding, "I am empowered by my body… I hope that through this platform I have been given, I can encourage the same empowerment for girls and women all over the world."
Coachella-Goers Gifted Virtual-Reality Cardboard Headset [Verge]
Coachella is not just for modern hippies anymore. The infamous music festival revealed that showgoers will be gifted custom Google Cardboard virtual-reality headsets in their welcome boxes that are compatible with a Coachella VR app. The app will allow users to experience 3D photos, past shows, interviews and tours of the festival grounds. It's still TBD whether the headset interferes with wearing flower crowns.
Clique Media Group Launches Social-Media-Only Brand [WWD]
Clique Media Group, the company behind WhoWhatWear, Byrdie and MyDomaine, is launching a social-media-only brand called Obsessee, specifically designed for 14- to 22-year-olds (also known as Gen Z). Obsessee will cover fashion, entertainment, beauty, music and lifestyle, and it plans to find new ways to integrate sponsored content as a means to monetize the brand. Former Elle.com fashion editor Danielle Prescod has been tapped as the managing editor.
Trump Model Management Lawsuit to Be Decided in March [Reuters]
Trump Model Management, one of presidential hopeful Donald Trump's lesser known entities, was sued by Jamaican model Alexia Palmer; a judge will determine whether to proceed with the class-action suit at the end of this month. Palmer claims that the agency lied to the federal government on her work-visa application, which stated that she would be receiving $75,000 annually while living in the U.S. During her three-year stay, Palmer was paid a total of $3,880.75. The suit (originally filed in 2014) accuses the company of "fraudulent misrepresentation," and the plaintiffs are seeking $225,000 back pay.