Friday, October 24, 2008

Classis Cover: UK VOGUE January 1990

We are now in a time where the supermodel is making a come back, Naomi, Christy, and Linda are all back and in full effect. That is why I thought this would be a great cover to take a moment to look back on. This UK Vogue January 1990 issue was a stunner. It was shot by Peter Lindbergh. The cover features the Holy Trinity (Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington and Linda Evangelista) along with Cindy Crawford and Tatjana Patitz.

Take a moment to see this cover for what it really is; these woman were the last batch of true supermodels. The actress and celebrity figure has taken over the industry and has pushed the model to the back burner. Appreciate and respect these woman and welcome them back; maybe they can slowly bring the model back to the covers of magazines.

Also, please look out for my feature on "The Return of the Supermodel" - it should be completed and posted soon.

INFLUENCE - Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen

Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen will be releasing their already popular book Influence on Tuesday, October 28. I can already tell you that the book is going to be fantastic; especially to anyone remotely interested in the fashion industry. Influence is a book of interviews with the world's most famous designers, photographers and artists alike. Influencer's John Galliano, Christian Louboutin, Terry Richardson and Karl Lagerfeld all are interviewed in the book along with many others.

I urge you to go out and pick this book up on Tuesday. The Olsens will be hosting book signings in New York & L.A.

Tuesday, October 28th in New York City:
12:30-1:30pm ET at Barnes and Noble in Union Square
33 E 17th Street, New York, NY 10003

Wednesday, November 12th in Los Angeles:
7:00-8:00pm PT at Borders in Westwood
1360 Westwood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024

FYI, The book will be released with 2 different covers - one of Mary-Kate and one of Ashley.


Thursday, October 23, 2008

Victoria Beckham covers VOGUE INDIA

Victoria Beckham is gracing the cover of VOGUE India's November issue. She is not only donning an unflattering wig but she is also wearing a traditional Indian Sari - which is usually only worn by Indian brides.

I would have to say that I am never happy with VOGUE India - nor their covers; and I feel the same about this issue. Victoria looks terrible, the headpiece is distracting and the wig is extremely stringy. Overall, it's just not a good look.

I appreciate VOGUE going into the Indian market, I just wish people with a bit more creative talent were employed at the publication.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Giselle lands DIOR!!!

image is Spring 2004 Dior campaign

Gisele Bundchen will be the face of Christian Dior for Spring 2009. The last time Gisele was in a Dior ad was back in 2004 when she was booked for both Fall and Spring. Dior has not been doing so great in sales so I assume that is probably the reason they asked Gisele back - commercial faces bring BIG money to companies.

Madonna's secret weapon...

Remember these shoes from the Resort 2009 Karl Lagerfeld collection? I hope so because they were the highlight of the show. Well, Madonna must have felt they were pretty sick, so of course she got her a pair and wore them to a screening of her film Filth and Wisdom Monday night in New York.

Apparently a British anti-violence group is in outrage with Madonna. They believe celebrities have a huge influence on today's youth and seeing that more and more young people are dying day to day; they believe Madonna should know better than to wear these. - What do you think?

Honestly, I am all for non-violence but I don't find anything wrong with Madonna wearing the shoes. They are just that ----- shoes! Madonna feels they are fashionable so why not allow her to wear them? It's not like she had a gun in her waistband, they are obviously funky shoes and that's all. I don't feel there is an underlying message behind them that will make the youth go out and want to shoot people .

Vogue Paris November 2008 - Vanessa Paradis

So is Vanessa Paradis shutting it down right now or what? The beauty shot of her on the cover of Vogue Paris' November issue is TO DIE! The Miu Miu cap, gap in the teeth, red nails and sultry eye all are just screaming AMAZING.

Vogue Paris rarely disappoints though, yet this comes from the person who thinks Carine Roitfeld is one of the Fashion Gods.

By the way, this image was shot by Mert + Marcus

Anna Wintour - Attends the Debate? - TO DIE!!!

Okay so for those who know me, you know that I am a politics whore! My TV is tuned to CNN all day; every day. Apparently, Anna Wintour is into politics as well. On Wednesday night, Anna was spotted in the crowd at the final presidential debate of 2008 - How fabulous is that?

I really hope our community realizes that there is so much more to life than fashion, fierceness and fabulosity. It is important to be educated and aware of the world around us. It is important to indulge ourselves in stimulating environments and conversations. Simply put, it is important to be smart.

I don't believe Anna went to the debates to make a political statement, however, she has made one and hopefully it inspires other to get more involved and get out and VOTE!

Sidebar: Let me point out she was not sitting anywhere near the front row - and doesn't she seem super happy? She looks much more intimidating when she is sitting front row!


If you have been paying attention to Ms. Spears lately, you have heard the rumor of her shooting with the great Patrick Demarchelier. For the longest time we were under the assumption that the photo shoot was for VOGUE. Well we were wrong. It turns out Ms. Spears will actually grace the January cover of GLAMOUR. This is PERFECT timing for the release of Circus - her new album; which is out on December 2. I think it's FABULOUS. Britney is back and about to take over again. I predict the issue is going to be the highest seller of 2009.

Thursday, October 9, 2008


Angelina Jolie will grace the cover of the November Issue of W Magazine. - Let me say now that it is FABULOUS!

This is going to FLY off the shelves. The issue contains a 21 page editorial with private images of Jolie. Some of which where she is partially nude with the kiddies and some where she is breast-feeding. The sales of this issue are going to be FEROSH!

Should be available nationwide by next week.

New Face of VUITTON; James BOND

The original James Bond; Sean Connery is the latest celebrity to be featured in the Louis Vuitton “core values” campaign. The 78 year old iconic actor was shot by Annie Leibovitz on a beach near his home in the Bahamas. The campaign shoes him propped on a wooden dock next to a waterproof version of the Louis Vuitton Keepall bag.

Get this, the image that is used for the campaign was actually a lighting test shot by Leibovitz. This image was taken before he went into hair and make-up.

The ad is slated to appear in a range of daily newspapers and weekly magazines later this month, including The Financial Times, Le Figaro, The New Yorker and Le Nouvel Observateur.

I love it. I think Sean looks fantastic; at 78 years old he is very sexy man. The image is raw and fabulous. - To die!