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Grazia, a weekly U.K. fashion glossy that serves up style in a juicy tabloid-like manner, has a Twitter account (like most publications these days). We follow it to keep up on news and especially to enjoy their 140-character office updates and commentary (“Lucy the human swing-o-meter…has just announced on election day she will be wearing red, yellow and blue into the office.*fash girls reel*”). However, we’ve noticed some bizarre Tweets here and there that are either completely unrelated to style or just don’t make sense. Please see: “Aghgggh!! Cabbie is proper BNP nutter! Let me out!!” Could it be we just don’t understand Brit-speak? Or are we missing some part of the conversation? After the jump, some of the slightly schizo Tweets … [@Grazia_Live] Keep reading »
Chace Crawford has been busting his chops this week as Grazia‘s guest fashion editor, and, sheesh, have these girls put him through the Grazia training camp. He’s been editing and critiquing photos of celeb outfits, selecting clothing, reporting on British style icons, and picking out featured fashions. He was even subjected to re-taking the magazine’s fashion quiz (which he failed miserably last time). Here, Chace is given a new challenge of identifying hair, skin, and makeup tools. Poor guy is really thrown into the deep end of the pool (or beauty closet). To be fair, we have to say this test looked particularly hard. We’re not sure we’d even pass! [Grazia]
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After reading about the ridiculous air diet in a recent issue of French Grazia, I have a confession to make: I’m now a full-on addict of the sometimes-crazy fashion rag, and look forward to picking it up just to see what weird “hot trend” they’ll uncover next. (Of course, this is much easier for me to do given that I live in Paris—but now I can translate all the best international gossip for you!) This week, it’s about old people: “Les Seniors de la Hype,” which I’m sure you understand. Keep reading »
Americans may be diet-obsessed, but we’ve got nothing on French women. When American Vogue publishes a weight loss article, you won’t hear the end of it for months. But in France, pick up any popular women’s fashion magazine, and you’ll find there’s at least one diet-focused feature without fail. Oftentimes, these publications don’t even try to attempt fake-holistic attitudes towards health. Take, for example, French Elle‘s review of the ridiculous Forking Diet, where you can only consume foods meant to be eaten with a fork.
Tavi sat front row at the Dior couture show in Paris, sporting this rather tall hair-bow-hat-thing. Obviously peeved that some teenager had gotten better seats, and will probably take her job next, a Grazia editor Tweeted the pic with an annoyed caption: “Dior through Tavi’s pesky hat.” The outrage quickly spread through the Twittersphere. But the one person who didn’t seem to mind? Karl Lagerfeld (OK, the fake one): “Spotted my niece Tavi today around Paris wearing a delightful hat. Does she do children’s parties?” Welcome to the fashion world, people. [Twitter] Keep reading »
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 »
Everyone knows there’s a bit of a reciprocal trade-off in the fashion world: Designers create clothes to please the magazines, and the magazines feature styles that in turn dictate the trajectory of trends. We might know this implicitly (or, OK, from “The Devil Wears Prada”), but it’s not addressed too often.
Now, Grazia, everybody’s favorite European fashion mag, is bridging the gap between reader/designer/consumer by launching their own clothing collection. Really? Explain the editors: “We spend a lot of time thinking about clothes at Grazia. Even while we’re still attending the catwalk shows, we’re walking around with a wish-list of fashion hits in our heads – the definitive pieces that we’d love to wear for the coming season…So we got to thinking – how would it be if we actually created those pieces?” After the jump, more details and pics from the collection. Keep reading »
Lily Allen’s style has varied over the years, as she’s gone from a poppy Brit icon to a highbrow Chanel cover girl. So when the singer announced that she’d be putting out a jewelry collection, guesses as to what it might look like drew a blank. Vogue UK has released the first images of the line, and the pieces prove to be delightful with pendants of fruits, animals, coins, and friendly icons. In short, classy and simple but still fun and cheeky — with an edge that is undeniably Allen. Interestingly, her inspiration came from her totally cool-sounding grandmother who was a gypsy. (Other pieces in the bunch feature gypsy sovereign coins.)
We’re starting to see a much more sophisticated and grown-up side of Lily—Grazia even caught her on video as she shot the line’s ad campaign. She’s totally professional and apparently did her own styling pre-camera, dressing herself in Topshop and vintage Chanel (nice!). After the jump, the video plus a few more looks from Lily’s collection. [Vogue UK] Keep reading »