Vogue isn’t exactly known for its sensitivity to, um, sensitive issues, and that’s fine. It is, after all, a fashion and society magazine, not The Atlantic. But every once in a while the international publication comes at us with something controversial, something so tone-deaf (see: longtime contributor Joan Juliet Buck’s complimentary portrait of Syrian first lady Asma al-Assad just prior to the Arab Spring) that the public at large just can’t help but take note. As for this Hurricane Sandy-inspired editorial, which was just released today, I can’t decide where I stand: am I cool with it because they’re honoring the first responders and other such “heroes,” or am I outraged because a) they’ve juxtaposed top models in designer dresses with members from the neonatal ICU at Bellevue Hospital who were forced to evacuate their patients when a backup generator gave out or b) people are still suffering from the impact of the storm? Well, I’m not easily offended (I don’t think), and Vogue and the CFDA did in fact raise close to $2 million for relief efforts… So I don’t know. It’s not glaringly irresponsible, it’s just, as one commenter put it, “kinda tasteless.” What do you think? [Fashionista]
The long-standing baddest bitch in the game turns 39 today. That means she’s been in the business for 20 years, which is about four times as long as the average model. It’s easy to see why Kate Moss has had such a lasting effect on the fashion world: it’s got as much to do with her devil-may-care attitude and scandalous (former) ways as it does with her long legs and striking features, which have been landing magazine covers (fashion glossies and tabloid trash alike), billboards, and ad campaigns and headlining runway shows since her induction. Let’s take a look at Kate being Kate over the years … [Photo: Corinne Day/Vanity Fair] Keep reading »
Was anyone else surprised by some of the hair and makeup at the Golden Globes? For example: trend forecasters (this is a real job) have been calling for plenty of dark lips, particularly bordeaux and burgundy shades, this winter, but there were a sparse few to be found this past Sunday. Instead, our favorite celebs (and, yes, long-standing beauty icons) opted for fresher-faced looks, eluding any of the seasonal “trends” that were predicted. It was refreshing to see that the stars stayed true to their own personal sensibilities than just, “This is what’s hot for right now!” We did notice a few patterns popping up on the red carpet… Let’s take a look at the biggest 5 trends from the evening, and how to score them for ourselves.
Is it just us, or is January the most painfully slow month of the year? We’re feeling optimistic towards February, because after February comes March, and you know what March means — <i>spring</i>! But back to right here, right now; we’re trudging through the next couple of weeks, and we’re the first to admit that this winter is wreaking havoc on our complexions. Not only do we have to put up with the cold air and harsh wind outside, but once we’re safely contained indoors, we’ve got artificial heat sucking the life out of our skin. Not cool. If you’re in the same predicament, fear not — we rounded up 10 rich, revitalizing products that are guaranteed to get you looking springtime fresh, even in the dead of winter.
It’s awards season, errbody (said in J-Kwon voice), and we’re stoked to see the biggest names in the business all decked out for the Golden Globes. The third most-watched awards show brings out some of our favorite actresses, like Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway, and Claire Danes (all shown at last year’s awards), and we can’t wait to see what they’re wearing. So much so, in fact, that we decided to go ahead and place some bets on who we think will be wearing who on tonight’s red carpet…