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Anna Piaggi, Italian Fashion Editor And Style Innovator, Dies At 81

Today is a sad day in fashion as we mourn the loss of Anna Piaggi, 81, the celebrated Italian fashion journalist and glamorously eccentric sartorial icon best recognized for her visionary double-page spreads of image and text in Vogue Italia. Piaggi emerged on the style scene in the 1960s as editor of Ariadne, Italy’s inaugural women’s magazine, and went on to work with a number of high-profile publications, including a position as contributing editor at the Italian incarnation of Vogue. Keep reading »

Jessica Chastain, Duchess Kate, And Many More Make The Annual Best Dressed List In “Vanity Fair”

Battle Of The Bobs!
It's Jessica Chastain vs. January Jones... Read More »
Kate's No Style Icon
Can we stop pretending Kate Middleton is a style icon? Read More »
Well Played: Kate Middleton
She steps up her princess style game. Read More »

Vanity Fair releases its Best Dressed list annually in the September issue, and each year the results are less surprising than they are, well, wholly expected. It’s the typical Hollywood-meets-high society fodder: nubile French starlets, rap moguls, heiresses, oil magnates, real estate tycoons, athletes, and royalty regularly monopolize the coveted ranks without so much as batting a diamond-studded, private jet-flying eye. Really, nobody who makes the list particularly cares whether or not they make it, because they don’t have to. As for the top spot, well, that goes to Kate Middleton this time around — is there anything more predictable? Keep reading »

Anna Wintour Helped Tavi Gevinson See The Sad Reality Of The Fashion World

Julie Meets Tavi
Julie Gerstein fan-girled out when she met Tavi at Fashion Week. Read More »
Tavi On Photoshop Ban
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She's not sure how effective Seventeen's pledge will be. Read More »
Tavi Pets A Mini Horse
This girl is living all of our dreams! Read More »
Will Tavi write a book?
Tavi Gevinson may write a book about... being Tavi Gevinson. Read More »

“I sat next to Anna Wintour at a Band of Outsiders show, and she asked me, ‘When do you go to school?’ I just felt like, When do your models go to school? I had a really weird moment of feeling like I missed my school and I missed my friends, and there wasn’t any real enthusiasm coming from the people who were there for what was going on around us, even though it should have been this exciting, creative thing. I felt funny about that experience. In a way, fashion had been this magical thing that I was obsessed with. I was just such a fan. But then I got a little too close to it, and that was kind of saddening.”

Tavi Gevinson, fashion blogging phenom, editor of Rookie, and this month’s Bust cover girl (woohoo!) describes the moment she became disillusioned with the glitz and glamor of the fashion world. I think a lot of people who work in the fashion industry have had a moment like this, although it usually happens a bit later in your career, and isn’t necessarily spurred on by an interaction with Anna Wintour. So, what’s next for Tavi? She’s got her eye on a career in film. “After high school, I think I want to take a year off and live in L.A.,” she says, “because I just really like it there and everything is pretty.” Valid point. [Fashionista]

The Numbers Are In: Who Holds The Highest Rank For The September Issue?

An Anna Autobiography?
anna wintour photo
Anna Wintour might be writing a memoir. Read More »
Asma Al-Assad in Vogue
A story on Syria's first lady is removed from Vogue's archives. Read More »

The September issue is a huge deal for fashion publications, so much so that an eponymous documentary chronicled its creation at Vogue headquarters. The total count of advertisement pages is indicative of the success of each title in the past year, and foretells what may come in the next. We’ve yet to even enter August and the numbers are already out: naturally, the upcoming Gaga-covered edition of Vogue comes out on top with a total of 658 ad pages, which marks both a 13 percent increase from last year and the magazine’s heftiest issue since 2008. At 400 ad pages, Elle will make publishing history with the highest total page count ever to be released by Hearst. The comparatively smaller Condé Nast-owned Allure clocks in with 131 ad pages, which makes it, as with Vogue, the largest issue since 2008. Keep reading »

“Into The Gloss” Is Poised To Become The All-Inclusive Mecca Of Beauty Addicts Everywhere

Beauty Investments
The five you need, right now. Read More »
Leighton's Beauty Musts
The actress spills on her must-have drugstore products. Read More »

As resident beauty fiend among beauty fiends (my product collection has surpassed hoarder status and shows no signs of ever stopping), I find the Internet to be the most conducive medium by which to feed my addiction. I will always keep close to my heart the shiny, aspirational aesthetics of glossy magazine beauty spreads, but hello, there’s like three pages of them, and the internet just has such an infinite wealth of knowledge and experience — especially where sources like Into The Gloss are concerned. This treasure trove hardly needs my recommendation given their immense success, but I’m going to give it anyway, especially in light of their recent renovation: in September 2010, former Vogue stylist Emily Weiss took her passion for beauty and combined it with her your-coolest-prettiest-worldliest-friend editorial voice and aptitude for sharp, unnerving photography (reminiscent of a decidedly less pervy Terry Richardson), then got all of her famous fashion-world friends in on it. I mean, where else can you find Beth Ditto’s beauty secrets, personal, behind-the-scenes looks at fashion shows, and insight into the life of a beauty editor, all in one place? Keep reading »

Marion Cotillard Manages To Score Three Magazine Covers For August

Marion Sans Fards
Marion Cotillard Is Stunning Sans Fards
We all wish we looked this good au naturel. Read More »
MARION ON VANITY FAIR
Natural makeup and no retouching for this Italian cover. Read More »
Marion Goes Goth
A departure from her usual look on the cover of Vogue Paris. Read More »

If you’ve doubted Marion Cotillard’s star power at any point in the past few years since she starred as Édith Piaf in 2007′s breathtaking “La vie en rose,” now would be the time to reconsider. Not only has the pretty Parisian appeared in several films since then, but she’s directly atop the radar at this very moment with her role as Miranda Tate in the highly-anticipated “The Dark Night Rises,” out July 20. In light of her current (and, it should be said, totally deserved — she is a truly brilliant actress) Hollywood ubiquity, Marion scored not one, not two, but three magazine covers this August: Vogue, Vogue Paris, and Marie Claire UK will broadcast the Oscar winner’s beauty — and, with the curious exception of Vogue Paris, her equally recognizable beauty mark — on newsstands next month. Keep reading »

Michael Fassbender And Charlize Theron’s W Magazine Cover Is Kinda Weird, No?

Carey's W Cover
Carey Mulligan uncharacteristically reveals her bra on the cover of W. Read More »
Emma Covers Vogue
The starlet looks gorgeous on the front of the magazine. Read More »

Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron are both undeniably gorgeous human beings and outstanding performers, so naturally I’m a fan regardless of how they play it. The “Prometheus” co-stars landed the August cover of W Magazine, and while there is basically no photograph in the world that could make these two look bad, I can’t help but feel like something is a little off. Fassy just looks so worried, and Charlize’s head is at a weird angle, and there are so many arms and hands and elbows involved that it all comes off as being awkward to me. Am I imagining things? Do you think this cover photo does the spectacular actors justice, or is it not quite what you expected? Also, for what it’s worth, if it is worth anything at all: they are both wearing lambskin.

How To Undress In Front Of Your Husband, Circa 1937

Do you ever pause before putting in your mouth guard and slipping into your oversize Sugar Ray concert T-shirt and think, “Maybe I need to add some old-fashioned sultriness to my bedtime routine?” Don’t worry–Life magazine has got you covered. In a 1937 issue, they published a photo spread to teach wives how to undress in front of their husbands, featuring ex-burlesque dancer June St. Clair. Click through to learn the lost art of de-robing for yourself! [Retronaut]

“Seventeen” Promises To Stop Photoshopping Models

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  • In response to a Change.org petition, Seventeen magazine has said it will no longer alter the body size or face shape of the models posing in its magazine. The petition was created by Julia Bluhm of Waterville, Maine, and garnered over 84,000 signatures which were hand-delivered to the executive editor of Seventeen. [Change.org/Seventeen]
  • North Carolina’s Republican-controlled state legislature has overrode a veto by Governor Bev Perdue, effectively defunding the state’s Planned Parenthood clinics. State funding is not used for abortion services, so the defunding will only be hurting those who go to Planned Parenthood clinics for other services, like Pap smears and cancer screenings.  [Huffington Post]
  • The FDA has approved the first quick, over-the-counter HIV test. OraQuick uses a mouth swap and can tell your HIV status in less than 40 minutes. [AP] Keep reading »

Emma Stone Snags One Seriously Pretty Vogue Cover

Emma On Sex Scenes
The actress says that filming a sex scenes is a great workout. Read More »
Taylor For Vogue
Taylor Swift Vogue cover photo
Check out her cover for the fashion glossy. Read More »
LDR Lands Vogue
Lana Del Rey Snags Vogue UK Cover
Lana del Rey is on the cover of the March issue of Vogue UK. Read More »

Keep this on the down low: Vogue‘s July cover hasn’t yet hit most media outlets, but someone, somewhere, let it slip, and it is gorgeous! Vogue is notoriously heavy-handed with the airbrushing, especially when it comes to the front of the mag, but it’s a good sign that Emma Stone(cold fox) still looks like herself. I’ve always said I preferred the actress as a redhead, but her icy blonde is looking really, really good here. I think I’m in love! [ONTD] Keep reading »

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