Karl Lagerfeld’s money management and academic aspirations for Karlie Kloss
- It’s that time of year again. The Christmas decorations are on sale; the Valentine’s hearts are out. Women are coerced into purchasing premium-priced red lacy lingerie, which is never worn again because a) it’s tacky, and b) he doesn’t notice anyway. No wonder Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s new sepia lingerie video ad for M&S struck a nerve this week.
The ad was given the all-clear on Wednesday by an industry watchdog after seven complaints were made. Sometimes, you know, we just want to get toned-limbs-Whiteley out of our faces too: complainants argued that the ad was “degrading to women.” Degrading, yes, I sobbed for hours; staring in disbelief at those abs.
M&S responded to complaints, explaining gently that the collection was “designed by a woman for women, as opposed to being designed for the titillation of men.” For one, our Rosie isn’t a ‘woman’ she’s a ‘goddess’, and we’re pretty sure she got a kick designing these silky slips of material, imagining us all writhing into them with our real woman thighs. Ta love, but this Valentines it’s all about chocolate, and lots of it.
- Like loose change falling out a hole in your pocket, Karl Lagerfeld made a loss of $2 million on a property last month. The prime three-bedroom apartment in New York, sold for $4.5 million, reported the New York Post this week, despite the Great Karl purchasing it for a cool $6.69 million back in 2006. Poor guy; it’s just like when you buy a jacket, for it to go on 50% sale the next week…
Despite earning over $108.2 million a year, the loss barely making a dent, we’re sure Karl was still a little peeved – he didn’t spend any time in the apartment, the custom made bookshelves having never been used. We wonder whether the new owner, investment banker Sebastian Barrackwill, understands the true significance of a Chanel-by-proxy property… Shame really, if only we had a few spare million.
- Not only is she super-leggy, she’s super-brained too. Karlie Kloss, the 6’1″ American model, has revealed future plans to go to Harvard University, though she’s undecided as to what to study.
With a toss up between medicine or business, the girl is in no rush, “I will fit it in,” she explained. “That is the great thing: I’m 20 years old!” Her A&E doctor father has inspired her interest in medicine, while the fashion industry, and other clever models it seems, have swayed her towards business. “Now that I am getting more and more involved in these entrepreneurial projects, I think that business is something that would also be fascinating. Tyra [Banks] did it. She went to Harvard business school and I can do it, too.”
Ignoring the little fact that Tyra earned a ‘certificate of completion’ following a nine week business short course, we can’t help but admire Karlie’s ambition. You go girl: we love legs with brains.