James Franco interviews Mila Kunis, Carolina Herrera shares her favourite things, and Daniele Cavalli talks about following in his father’s footsteps… Plus, what was the inspiration behind F. Scott Fitzgerald’s famous character Daisy Buchanan, and what makes a dress more than a dress?

After the break, 5 weekend reads.

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Mila Kunis interviewed

James Franco interviews Mila Kunis for Interview Magazine.

“I think there will always be a double standard between males and females, so I think that an actress is more likely to protect her public persona, so to speak, than an actor would be. An actor goes crazy in a hotel room, gets trashed, throws a bench, breaks a window, and he is considered a rock star. An actress does that and she’s sent to rehab and is thought to have problems and issues and can’t get a job.”

Read it here.

Where Daisy Buchanan lived

What about Lake Forest appealed to Great Gatsby writer, F. Scott Fitzgerald, so much? And what does it have to do with his first love, Ginevra King?

“The poor boy losing the rich girl is a common theme in Fitzgerald’s work, and the original model was surely his relationship with King. King’s influence is also present in the iconic character of Daisy Buchanan—Jay Gatsby’s obsession and one of Fitzgerald’s most memorable creations.”

Read it here.

Unforgettable dresses

On what makes a dress more than a dress.

“That’s the risk of the going-for-broke dress—when the reaction doesn’t go to plan, it can break the wearer.”

Read it here.

The Talks: Daniele Cavalli

Talking with designer Daniele Cavalli, Roberto Cavalli’s son.

“You should follow your instinct. Your instinct is a mix of everything that is inside you: your feelings, your education, your culture, your spirit.”

Read it here.

Carolina Herrera’s favourite things

Inside the life of designer Carolina Herrera, from her handbag to her life philosophies.

“Style is a state of mind. It is how you live, how you wear your clothes, it is what you read and what you love. It has nothing to do with money and merely with what you wear.”

Read it here.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.