Last night, Glamour magazine held the UK edition of its Women of the Year Awards. Kylie Minogue received the Outstanding Contribution Award, while Jessie J won the title of Best Solo Artist. “Downton Abbey”‘s Michelle Dockery was given the Editor’s Special Award, while Jessica Brown Findlay won Best UK Actress. “Britain’s Got Talent” judge Amanda Holden was awarded Best Theater Actress for her role in “Shrek the Musical” (did you miss that one?) and Dionne Warwick received the Icon award. You can see the full list of honorees here, and check out all the fab fashion above!
As much as I love it when women’s magazines try to inject political coverage in between the beauty tips, sometimes the end result is a painful FAIL.
Take a piece on Glamour.com about working on a presidential campaign: “It’s like one giant summer camp whirlwind!” What does that mean, exactly? Well, if you’re a woman working in the campaign trail, it means “a lot of sex and drinking,” trying to sleep with a Secret Service agent and fattening up on all the free muffins. Keep reading »
Krispy Kreme and Glamour U.K. have teamed up to create a limited edition doughnut for the magazine’s 10th anniversary. Based on the signature Original Glazed doughnut, the Glamour Glaze is finished with a sparkling glaze in shades of hot pink and purple, tasting of strawberry and black currant, respectively. A very stylish doughnut, indeed. I hope there will be a Glamour photo spread of models devouring them. [The Hairpin] Keep reading »
In an apparent bid to win over the droves of geeks and sleek tech lovers salivating over the iPad, magazine publisher Condé Nast plans to tailor the content of a few of its mags to work with Apple’s soon-to-be-released digi-tablet. Glamour, The New Yorker, GQ and Wired are the test magazines for the project, with April’s issue of GQ as the first to be fully digitized. Don’t know about you, but we’re pretty thrilled to hear this. Because the iPhone screens were far too small to compete with the look and feel of a real magazine and the Amazon Kindle and its peers aren’t even colored, this is the first time we’ll be able to see a really viable digital alternative to a traditional, bulky magazine. Now we can only hope that Vogue will make an iPad appearance before too long!
Are you as excited about this news as we are, or not so much interested in reading magazines on an iPad? [GeekSugar] Keep reading »
Michelle Obama is doing her part to save the struggling magazine industry by appearing on the cover of Glamour for its December Women of the Year issue. Editor in chief Cindi Leive writes on Glamour‘s website that the magazine is honoring the first lady’s “commitment to mentoring young women.” On the inside pages, Michelle is pictured with seven interns from the East Wing, and she gives women advice for reaching our goals:
“I was blessed throughout my entire career. I had people rooting for me. It started with my parents, but it extended to almost every teacher that I had. When I was a young lawyer, there were other women and men in the firm who took me under their wing. Look for those mentors, because sometimes mentors don’t find you — sometimes you seek them out. Oftentimes, they’re flattered and glad to lend a hand.”
Remember when plus-size model Lizzie Miller appeared in Glamour magazine’s September issue and caused a s**t storm of comments and letters and the general outcry of ladymag purveyors saying “Yes! Thank you! Finally!”? We also knew the magazine was planning on shooting a spread of Miller alongside other curvy ladies, including one of our heroines, Crystal Renn, and subscribers got the issue today! (Amelia reports that the photos are really, really pretty.) The crew guested on “Ellen” today and editor-in-chief Cindi Leive announced the magazine is making a commitment to showing more diversity (both in terms of size and ethnicity) in their glossy pages going forward. Only time will tell, but it’s a big step in the right direction, no? And with all the attention the mag is getting, look out for others to jump in on the action. As Cindi observes, ultimately, the fashion industry is about sales. So are magazines. Fine. If money (and people) talking is what it takes to make editors accept that women are sick of size-zero glorification, well, we’ll take it. [Ellen] Keep reading »
You say you want a revolution? Change is afoot at Glamour after the magazine has received tons of PR from its “shocking,” controversial decision to show a semi-nude plus-size model in their September issue. (Actually, they had shot gorgeous blonde model Lizzie Miller nude in the mag before, but this time, they showed a more “unflattering” angle highlighting her belly and the media went wild!) Naturally, bloggers had plenty to say on the matter, and Miller and Glamour editor Cindi Leive even made an appearance on “Today” to talk about how their readers were overjoyed to see a woman who wears a size 12-14 in the mag. Now it seems they’ve decided to milk the publicity stay true to what readers want by shooting another feature with plus-size women for the November issue: A “Page Six” tipster says famous curvier models like Kate Dillon, Jennie Runk, Amy Lemons and Crystal Renn are all involved. While a mainstream mag like Glamour certainly won’t influence hyper-haute fashion mags like W and V, they do have a huge circulation. Whatever their motives, look for their moves to be copied by similar ladymags soon. Are you ready to see less airbrushing and more normal-sized women or what? Keep reading »
Today, Glamour‘s know-it-all guy-about-relationships, Jake, thinks us gals put on certain acts to attract men. Now, I’m willing to cop to having tried out a few flirting tactics here and there—but to me, morphing into a girl I’m not, just to snag a dude, was never in the cards. How freaking exhausting. It’s hard enough being me sometimes, why the hell would I try to be “outgoing-dancing-on-the-bar-because-I’m-sooooo-fun” me? Or “that-should-have-been-a-foul-go-Celtics” me? I just don’t think most of us out there are that contrived in our date-me ploys. And if you are pulling this BS, well, you ain’t fooling anyone, most of all the male species (or this Jake character and his bros). What do you think of these five ladies? My two cents are following his “sage” words… Keep reading »
Miley Cyrus has to promote “Hannah Montana: The Movie,” which is projected to earn $1 billion, so what does she do? She heads to Glamour for her first women’s magazine cover. Forget the fact that the movie is rated G and, therefore, way off target for Glamour‘s readers. And, instead, question what 16-year-old Miley has to say to women. Despite the title of the cover story, “America’s Most Famous Girl Grows Up,” Miley sounds like the typical teenager and gives an interview that would have been more appropriate for Seventeen. Keep reading »
The April issue of Glamour features a pretty awesome spread of current female stars channeling icons in women’s history. My favorites? Alexis Bleddel as Rosie the Riveter, Hayden Panettiere as Amelia Earhart, and America Ferrera as Dolores Huerta. Some of the choices were more pop culture oriented (Lindsay Lohan as “Like A Virgin” era Madonna, Emma Roberts as Audrey Hepburn), while others were kind of random (Odette Yustman, Spencer Grammer, and Rumer Willis as “The Women Of Woodstock?”). Of course, had they devoted more pages to the feature, there were other women’s history icons I would have liked them to show, but maybe that’s because we’re devoting the whole month of March to National Women’s History Month, so I’ve got cool, kick ass women on the brain. Anyway, after the jump, 10 other female icons I would have loved to see portrayed by current female stars… Keep reading »