Magazines try to put celebrities on their covers who will sell copies on newsstands, but some stars just don’t seem to attract readers the way others do. WWD searched newsstand sales numbers from the Audit Bureau of Circulations and found that Angelina Jolie, Victoria Beckham, and Lauren Conrad seem to do consistently well, no matter what magazine cover they’re on or what month the issue comes out. Vanity Fair‘s July Jolie cover was that magazine’s best seller for 2008, as was her November W. Beckham’s Elle and Allure covers were those magazine’s best sellers, and Conrad’s Shape cover sold more than that magazine’s other issues. Some cover stars you would think would do well actually fluctuated based on what mag they were on and month their cover came out. Both Eva Longoria Parker and Scarlett Johansson were best sellers for some magazines and worst sellers for others. Do you buy magazines based on who is pictured on their covers? [WWD] Keep reading »
Besties Katie Holmes and Victoria Beckham both have major ad campaigns coming out shot by famed photography duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. The first photos were just released (above), and they’ve actually made us remember why these ladies are celebrities. Sure, Katie looks a little possessed, and Victoria looks a little dead, but don’t they seem glamorous? (And by glamorous, we mean bored out of their minds.) We might not even mind being married to Tom Cruise if we got to wear that Miu Miu dress Katie has on. [Vogue UK] Keep reading »
We’ve seen some cuh-razy footwear on the red carpet lately — some cool, some hideous, all totally painful to wear. After the jump, eight pairs that would make our dogs bark. The pain would just be worth it for some. Keep reading »
The chief of the fashion police Mr. Blackwell died from complications from an intestinal infection on Sunday in Los Angeles. He was a little-known dress designer when he released his first worst-dressed list in 1960. But his tongue-in-cheek criticism of celebrity fashion became an annual event. Although Mr. Blackwell has skewered many celebrities for their fashion felonies, he said most of the women were people he genuinely admired for their talent if not their fashion sense. “The list is and was a satirical look at the fashion flops of the year,” he said in 1998. “I merely said out loud what others were whispering. … It’s not my intention to hurt the feelings of these people. It’s to put down the clothing they’re wearing.” To that end, we’ve put together a slideshow of the women who have made Mr. Blackwell’s list in the last 10 years. [MSNBC] Keep reading »
When I heard that VP-nominee Sarah Palin installed a tanning bed in the Governor’s Mansion in Alaska, I was simultaneously amused and appalled. But Palin isn’t alone. There are tons of celebrities who are STILL fans of visiting the tanning salon despite all the research which shows how dangerous the practice is — of course, some of them do indulge in the much safer spray-tanning craze, as well. Either way, the color their skin turns is hardly what you’d consider…flattering or particularly natural and healthy-looking. Check out the color samples above — those are the actual skin colors of celebrities like Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears, and Paris Hilton — with the imaginary names I’d give them if they actually bottled it in fake tanner formula. Check out all the celebrities with an obsession for having a bronze glow, after the jump… Keep reading »
While we’re still not sure how we feel about men in tights, couture designers like John Galliano, Comme des Garçons, and Etro are putting men in skirts and sending them down the runway. And we’re not talking tribal Scottish kilts here either — a woman could easily wear these duds for dudes. The designer taste makers claim the look of a skirt for men has been catching on all over Europe this past season and now they have been showing off the menswear trend during the Spring/Summer 2009 Fashion Week in New York.
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