Katy Perry is on the cover of Cosmopolitan--NBD, right? Well, it is a big deal, a very big deal if it's the first ever global cover of Cosmopolitan, meaning she will appear on the US cover as well as every international edition of the glossy (63 covers total!!). The "Roar" singer, wearing a rainbow sequin design by Emilio Pucci on the US cover (above), was photographed by Matt Jones and interviewed by comedian Chelsea Handler. For its inaugural global issue, Cosmo couldn't have picked a better cover star--Perry, who is the most followed celebrity on Twitter, with over 53 million followers, will no doubt sell a ton of magazines. The US edition of the global issue hits newsstands tomorrow, and you can check out Cosmopolitan.com for details on the international covers.
Make room in your shoe closet because Thakoon Addition, the contemporary sister of the Thakoon label, is launching its first shoe collection and it's hitting stores this July! The ten-style lineup includes boots, loafers, and flatforms (nothing outrageously feminine) and will have prices ranging from $375 to $565. Using a mix of materials and textures, designer Thakoon Panichgul aimed to create shoes that are as comfortable and durable as they are stylish--the perfect shoe trifecta by any fashionista's standards. "Addition just gets bigger and bigger and there’s a need for a stand-alone shoe statement," said Thakoon. No word yet on which retailers will stock the shoes, but we're thinking Saks Fifth Avenue will carry them, as they already carry Thakoon Addition apparel. No matter, we just want to get our hands on them, or rather, our feet in them.
Betsey Johnson filed for bankruptcy and shuttered her brick-and-mortar stores just two years ago, but the 72-year old designer is beefing up her eponymous label with a line of activewear. Apparently, as more and more people change their lifestyles, the activewear market is growing rapidly and big name designers are stepping up to meet the demand. Johnson's line, called BJ Kicks A, is actually inspired her Fall 2013 line--it featured brightly-colored workout gear and the models actually did calesthenics on the runway. The designer describes her activewear line as "the perfect mix of performance, prettiness, and punk," which is just what we want to keep us motivated to work out.