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I was absentmindedly flipping through the massive October issue of InStyle¬†magazine over the weekend when I paused on a page in the “Beauty At Any Age” section. Titled, “Pucker Up! Secrets To Full, Smooth Lips,” the page included recommendations for skincare products and lip gloss for women of different ages. Pretty standard fashion magazine fodder. But down at the bottom of the page was something that wasn’t so standard: recommendations for plastic surgery procedures. “Lusting after lush, pillowy lips and a dramatically smoother smile?” the text read. “All it may take is a few quick shots.”

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Vogue Italia Features First Asian Cover Model

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Fei Fei Sun, a strikingly beautiful Chinese model who has appeared in campaigns for Calvin Klein and Louis Vuitton, made history this week when she became the first Asian model to appear alone on the cover of¬†Vogue Italia. To Fei Fei, I say “Congratulations!” To Vogue Italia, I say, “About damn time!” Click on the gallery to check out some more photos from Sun’s gorgeous spread, shot by Steven Meisel. [Vogue Italia via People]

This Is What Happens When You Pose Like A Model In Public


Filmmaker Yolanda Dominguez decided to see what would happen if real women posed like fashion models. In public. And then she filmed the reactions of passersby. The result is both hilarious (at one point, a concerned McDonald’s employee comes to check on a woman who seems to have glued her clutch to her forehead) and intriguing. If you read a lot of fashion magazines, even the most contorted poses start to look familiar and even normal. It’s pretty jarring to see them taken out of context, and I think it says a lot about the way the fashion world views women. Check it out and let us know what you think! [YouTube] Keep reading »

Nicki Minaj On The Cover Of V Magazine

Rapper Nicki Minaj covers V magazine. Very pretty. A little bit Barbra Streisand, no? Shot by Inez & Vinoodh. [V] Keep reading »

Do You Have A Toxic Relationship With Fashion Magazines?

I have loved fashion magazines since I was a teen. I love the creative editorials and the styling ideas and the designer profiles, and for some reason I continue to love fashion magazines even though the Marie Claire fiasco last week reminded me that they don’t love me back. It’s a toxic relationship, really: they tell me I’m not rich enough or pretty enough or thin enough but I just keep coming back… Keep reading »

Quotable: Fergie On Being Called “Fugly”

“It has hurt me in the past when people say things like how ‘fugly’ I am or how horrible I look. I’ve had to learn not to give it such a high priority in life…. Look, when you’re trying to juggle all of this in your life, sometimes you’re not going to look perfect. I don’t have time to get a facial every couple of days.”

Fergie in Elle this month, on how she handles being called “fugly,” ahem. Another look at the fashion story, after the jump! [Elle]
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Oh, Nyoes! The Model Ezz Fallingz On Zee Covah!

Falling models! They’re just like us! Now, the phenomenon has reached new heights with the latest fashion wackiness from Steven Klein as Karlie Kloss takes a spill in perpetuity on the January 2010 cover of Vogue Italy. [Fashion Gone Rogue] Keep reading »

Sadie Frost Goes Naked Sans Airbrushing

We’ve loved Sadie Frost ever since she played the scene-stealing Lucy against Winona Ryder’s Mina in “Dracula,” but here in the States, we don’t hear much about the British actress, except when her name is associated with her ex, Jude Law, whom we’ve heard entirely altogether too much about. That’s why we were surprised to see her today, all of her. The 44-year-old not only guest-edited Grazia magazine, but she also stripped down for a photo shoot. (Talk about multi-tasking.) Keep reading »

Quick Tip Of The Day: DIY Your Own Wrapping Paper

Working in fashion, my apartment is constantly overrun with magazines. I’ve found every little nook and cranny to hide my favorites for storage, but sometimes, a few have to be sent down the trash chute. I’ll rip out choice editorials and shove them in scrapbooks or paste them on my inspiration board so as not to feel as though I’m completely abandoning an old friend. When the holidays or birthdays come around, I’ve found it’s the perfect time to recycle. You see, instead of buying wrapping paper (which I see as a huge waste of money), I carefully tear off magazine covers and use the glossy page as a present covering. Here’s a hint — W works best for larger books based on it’s size, while the international magazines are better choices in terms of aesthetics. My little DIY project is not only a innovative and decorative way of covering gifts, but a great way to re-use those beloved magazines. Or, if you’re not a magazine junkie like me, here are gorgeous, yet creative wrapping paper options for the holiday season. Keep reading »

The Old-School Fashion Hierarchy Is Falling Down

What would the fashion industry look like if it shrugged off the exclusivity that has characterized it for, well, centuries, and cut out the middleman? It seems like the process is already well underway. This year’s Fashion Weeks had everyone wondering the same thing, and the buzz is best summed up thusly:

“The shows during September and October were a first glimpse of what the elitist fashion world could soon become: a business where designers take their collections directly to customers, no longer filtered through fashion editors at glossy magazines and buyers at top stores.”

But does that really mean the end of old-school power players like, say, Anna Wintour and Joe Zee? [New York Times] Keep reading »

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