Style Notes: Blake Lively Covers Glamour's September Issue; Camila Cabello's New Beauty Gig
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Blake Lively Doesn't Want You to Think She Has the Perfect Life [Glamour]
Blake Lively, the cover star of Glamour's September issue, says it's "nonsense" when articles describe her as having the so-called perfect life. "It simplifies people. Not all men, but a subsection of men, have a desire to understand and control women. To do that, you have to paint them into this thing you can wrap your head around. But women are complex," she tells the glossy. "It also is [a reminder] that what you see in the media is not real life." In the cover story, Lively also addresses how the election has changed her ("It made me more aware, more conscious, more sensitive") and why she says she loves her husband, Ryan Reynolds, "most of the time" instead of "all the time."
Camila Cabello Joins the L'Oreal Paris Family [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Camila Cabello has been named the new global spokesperson of L'Oreal Paris. Cabello, whose solo album debuts this fall, joins the star-studded #Lorealista family, which includes fellow brand ambassadors Naomi Watts, Helen Mirren, Julianne Moore, Zoe Saldana, Blake Lively, Eva Longoria and Elle Fanning. "I'm grateful for this incredible opportunity to work together to create empowering, uplifting campaigns that really speak to women and girls from all over," Cabello said in a statement. "For all of you making your own dreams out there, 'We're worth it!'"
Raf Simons Opens Up About Taking the Helm at Calvin Klein [Vanity Fair]
Designer Raf Simons, known for being notoriously shy, is opening up since presenting his first Calvin Klein collection in February. In an interview with Vanity Fair, the Belgian designer shared his approach to the Calvin Klein legacy, his favorite artists ("I'm a huge Picasso and Warhol fan," he says) and the importance of looking forward ("I'm not romantic about the past. Once it's done it's done. I'm romantic about the future"). When asked if he considers himself an artist, Simons responded, "No. But maybe I would want to do art. I know people would criticize it once you've been defined as a fashion designer. But it would be a whole different thing."
Choire Sicha Named Editor of The New York Times' Styles Section [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Choire Sicha, former editor of Gawker, joins The New York Times as editor of the Styles section. He replaces Stuart Emmrich, who announced in April that he was stepping down after seven years. Sicha was hired for the job "based on his vision for adding urgency, different forms of storytelling and an additional bit of edge to the Styles report," according to a memo sent to staff by executive editor Dean Baquet and managing editor Joseph Kahn.
Ivanka Trump Reportedly Wants People to Lower Expectations of Her [Politico]
First daughter Ivanka Trump was reportedly blindsided by President Donald Trump's tweet about banning transgender people from serving in the U.S. military. Her dad's controversial message came a few weeks after she tweeted her support of LGBTQ Americans. Ivanka, who some believed could sway her dad with certain policies, apparently "desperately wants to lower expectations of what she can achieve" in the administration. Sources tell Politico that Ivanka "is aware of the criticism hurled at her — and sometimes frustrated by the misunderstanding of the limits of her power." Meanwhile, Vogue's Michelle Ruiz on Monday posted an opinion piece, calling Ivanka's lack of action "another big, fat failure" for the first daughter and questioning her political capital ("Ivanka Trump has displayed none in her father’s White House — and it’s time to accept that there’s a good chance she never will.").