Selena Forrest Has Something Most Models Don’t – Katie Holmes still doesn’t understand why her cashmere bra went viral


Selena Forrest Has Something Most Models Don’t – Katie Holmes still doesn’t understand why her cashmere bra went viral

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The Editorial Team of TextileFuture is presenting to you for your reading only two features.

The first feature is entitled “Selena Forrest Has Something Most Models Don’t”. It is richly garnered with captions and a joy to read.

The second item bears the title “Katie Holmes still doesn’t understand why her cashmere bra went viral” and is based upon an interview, showing the personality of Katie Holmes.

Both features were firstly published in the Wall Street Journal Magazine, and we proudly present the two features to you, because we think that you will enjoy both items.

We wish you an excellent week ahead and do hope that you will call back next Tuesday when there is the next edition of TextileFuture’s Newsletter.

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Here starts the first feature:



By guest author Lane Florsheim from The Wall Street Journal Magazine | Photography by Angelo Pennetta for WSJ. Magazine | Styling by Julia Sarr-Jamois 

April 11, 2023

Forrest, the 23-year-old model who got her start on the runways after being scouted on the beach, is a fashion chameleon.

When a scout approached Selena Forrest, then 15, at Huntington Beach in California, she was more interested in having a day with her cousins and brother than trying to launch a modeling career. But the scout was persistent, so Forrest snapped a selfie on the woman’s phone and sent it to herself so the two could text.

Forrest opted to pursue a career in modeling rather than to finish high school. “The lady who scouted me was telling me, ‘You can’t work until you get your braces off—and you should probably get a nose job,’ ” says Forrest. She didn’t take the plastic surgery suggestion seriously—“I’m strong-minded; I was like, damn, that’s f—d up,” Forrest says—and in lieu of an orthodontist appointment, she took an unconventional approach to removing her braces, using her father’s tools to take them off herself.

Givenchy top, skirt and earrings, prices upon request, Givenchy​.com, Ferragamo shoes, $1,050, Ferragamo​.com.

“They pop off really easily, actually,” she says. “But I wouldn’t recommend trying that at home.”

Her first modeling job at age 16 was opening the spring 2016 Proenza Schouler show. Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, the founders of the label, say they were immediately drawn to Forrest.

On the runway for Loewe (2022), Christian Dior Couture (2017) and Proenza Schouler (2015).Photo: GAMMA-RAPHO VIA GETTY IMAGES; PETER WHITE/GETTY IMAGES; SIPA USA/ALAMY STOCK PHOTO

“They pop off really easily, actually,” she says. “But I wouldn’t recommend trying that at home.”

Her first modeling job at age 16 was opening the spring 2016 Proenza Schouler show. Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, the founders of the label, say they were immediately drawn to Forrest.

“She has this very unusual combination, hypnotic at times, of a soft and tender quality that is offset…by a strong and independent demeanor,” says the pair via email, describing the way Forrest is able to quickly go from polished to tomboy.

In addition to continuing to work with McCollough and Hernandez on numerous projects and shows, Forrest, now 23, has starred in campaigns for Givenchy, Versace and Dior; appeared on the covers of British Vogue, i-D and Dazed; and walked runways around the world.

Selena Forrest in Paris (2021); Forrest as a little girl (2001).Photo: MELODIE JENG/GETTY IMAGES; COURTESY OF SELENA FORREST

Forrest, the daughter of a deep-sea diver father and phlebotomist mother, was born in Lafayette, Louisiana. When she was young, she and her family—she has two older brothers and one younger sister—moved to Southern California after Hurricane Katrina. “I was a quiet kid, very observant,” she says.

These days, Forrest prioritises a laid-back, outdoorsy lifestyle. “The things that I do in my career don’t bring me the happiness that I’m looking for,” she says.

Travel is important to her: She has camped in the Black and White deserts in Egypt, and went on a spiritual retreat in Bali, cleansing herself at a temple and meditating.

At the end of 2021, she moved to southern Florida, where she’s been decorating her new home, working on an herb garden and playing with her new puppy, a chocolate-brown Doberman named Bean. “Work can be so fast-paced, and here I have a big backyard,” says Forrest. “I’m just soaking in the nature and the sunshine.”

Dolce & Gabbana coat, $4,995, and necklace, $1,325, DolceGabbana​.com, Dsquared2 top and pants, prices upon request, Dsquared2​.com, Khaite earrings, $780, Khaite​.com.
Akris top, price upon request, Akris​.com, Fendi swimsuit, $620, Fendi​.com, Gucci earrings, $1,050, Gucci​.com, Sarah Sokol for Christian Siriano hat, price upon request, ChristianSiriano​.com.
Ferragamo dress, $3,400, pants, $9,000, and shoes, $1,290, Ferragamo​.com, Gucci earrings, $1,050, Gucci​.com.
Gucci dress, $5,400, and briefs, $550, Gucci​.com, Lynn Paik hat, price upon request, LynnPaik​.com, Ben-Amun by Isaac Manevitz earrings, $195, and cuff, $370, Ben-Amun​.com.
Missoni dress, price upon request, and swim briefs, $370, Missoni​.com, Alexander McQueen earrings, $690, AlexanderMcQueen​.com.
Giorgio Armani cape, $6,650, and bodysuit, $1,095, Armani​.com, Tory Burch skirt, $898, ToryBurch​.com, Khaite earrings, $780, Khaite​.com, Ferragamo shoes, $795, Ferragamo​.com.
Chanel dress and cape, prices upon request, and earrings, $4,775, select Chanel boutiques.
Valentino top and skirt, $15,000 for both, and tights, $8,500, Valentino boutiques, Valentino Garavini shoes, $2,750, Valentino boutiques, Gucci earrings, $1,050, Gucci​.com, and stylist’s own bralette.
Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello dress, $5,180, briefs, price upon request, and earrings, $995, YSL​.com. Model, Selena Forrest at Next Management; hair, Mustafa Yanaz; makeup, Susie Sobol; manicure, Andrea Vieira; production, Select Services.


This is the beginning of the second item:

Katie Holmes still doesn’t understand why her cashmere bra went viral

By guest author Laura Neilson from the Wall Street Journal Magazine.

April 10, 2023

After her breakout role as girl-next-door Joey Potter on “Dawson’s Creek,” Katie Holmes has gone on to play many other parts, including writer, producer, director and mom. Still, her teen-drama roots remain close to her heart.

When she was starring in the off-Broadway production “The Wanderers” earlier this year, Dawson’s parents were in the audience. “Mary-Margaret Humes, who played Dawson’s mom, flew out with John Wesley Shipp, who played his dad, and they came to the play—which was so sweet and supportive,” she said. (Dawson was famously played by James Van Der Beek.)

Now that its run at the Roundabout Theatre is over, Ms. Holmes, 44, has shifted to her next project: the film “Rare Objects,” about two women who forge a friendship in a psychiatric facility. In addition to acting in the film, she directed and co-wrote it.

In an interview, Ms. Holmes, who lives in New York City with her teenage daughter, talked about filming close to home, her reading list and that cashmere bra.

What time do you get up on Mondays, and what’s the first thing you do after waking up?

Usually I get up around 8. I try to write out three or four pages, just to get out my thoughts and ready myself for the day. I try to start the week with something creative for myself, like a dance class or maybe I’ll paint for a little bit.

How long have you maintained a painting practice?

I’ve been doing it for most of my adult life. I find it to be very soothing in between projects, and there’s such a value in using your hands.

Are you a coffee drinker? 

Oh yeah, I have a Keurig, very simple. I need lots of coffee in the morning and throughout the day.

What about breakfast?

I’m not a breakfast person and never have been. I love a good lunch. I’m more of a kale salad person.

Between directing, acting, writing and your day-to-day life, how do you stay focused?

With “The Wanderers,” I made sure I got my sleep. It’s like a sprint. You’re readying yourself every day for that burst of energy for two hours, and you can’t really have an off night.

I’m writing something right now, trying to put together another project. Sometimes you just have to be patient. Take a beat.

Are you watching anything right now?

I finally watched the first season of “The White Lotus” and “Fleishman Is in Trouble.”

I’ve heard you’re a big reader. 

Yes! I’m about to start “Novelist as a Vocation,” by Haruki Murakami. I just finished “Between Two Worlds,” which is Zainab Salbi’s memoir. I’m in the middle of “Small Things Like These,” by Claire Keegan. I go to the bookstore a lot. And I love beautiful writing, so if I see a sentence, I’ll write it down. Maybe I’ll think of that sentence out of context of the book and maybe apply it to a character or the feeling of the way I want something shot. It becomes a source of inspiration.

You’re co-starring in “Rare Objects,” which is your third film in the director’s chair. Has it gotten easier to shift from one side of the camera to the other? 

It’s not getting easier, but it feels like I know what I’m getting into. Knowing what that entails allows me to prepare better each time.

You shot it here in New York City, where you live. What was that like?

It was wonderful, not just because of the convenience of sleeping in my own bed, but friends of mine—neighbors—came in and did some work. It felt like everybody was a part of it. And I love New York, so this is a bit of a love letter. The ability to connect with people who do something completely different from you, who have completely different backgrounds—that’s the beauty of this city. It’s a hopeful idea of connectedness that we should all seek, whether we live here or not.

“Rare Objects” is adapted from a novel. What makes a story something you want to see on film?

I’m always looking for something that’s authentic to the human experience. I like complicated characters and stories, and things I’ve seen in real life. And I like the audience to feel a sense of hope at the end—and joy.

How has your relationship to fame changed in the last decade? 

I’ve had a lot of wonderful things happen. I’ve gotten to work with great people. So at this stage, what is it that I want to do? How am I going to contribute to this industry that’s given me a lot? I’m kind of always assessing that. And I mean, fame is different now—everyone’s famous.

Katie Holmes wearing a matching cashmere set from Khaite in 2019 has proven to be a viral fashion moment with staying power.Photo: BrosNYC / BACKGRID

There’s a photo of you nearly four years ago in a cashmere bra from the brand Khaite that the internet can’t get enough of. How do you feel about all that attention?

I love the brand Khaite. But I have no idea why that took off. I’m not sure. I don’t know what a cashmere bra symbolized in terms of women going forward—or backward. I mean, did I burn it? Perhaps the cashmere bra should just have the credit go to its designers, as it was a step in a good direction for women to just have comfortable bras.

More recently, you’ve been working with the fashion stylist Brie Welch. What informed your decision to enlist her for the costumes for “Rare Objects?”

I love the art of dressing and how you can tell a story with an outfit. Brie hadn’t done costumes on a film before, but she is a storyteller in the way she approaches her own style and her work on photo shoots.

What’s a piece of advice that’s guided you?

I was often told, “Oh, all the wisdom is going to come to you in your 40s.” And that didn’t quite happen. However, I think there is truth to getting a little more comfortable in your decisions, your skin. And life is a work in progress. You’re always learning. I think just accepting that is the best sign of wisdom in and of itself.

This article has been edited and condensed for clarity.


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