“There’s a whole list of things I would probably change about myself. For example, I’m always trying to lose fifteen pounds. But I never need to be skinny. I don’t want to be skinny. I’m constantly in a state of self-improvement, but I don’t beat myself up over it. … It’s really tempting not to take chances [with fashion]. But I don’t want to be fearful. I don’t want my tombstone to say, she hid her imperfections well on the red carpet.”
Mindy Kaling dared to tell Vogue that she has no interest in being skinny and, amazingly, the world did not explode. I love how honest Kaling is about, yes, trying to lose weight, but also acknowledging that the pursuit of skinniness — being and looking skinny – is not the most important thing in the world. Love her. [Vogue]
When Naomi Campbell was asked what she thought of Kim and Kanye’s Vogue cover, she kept it kinda classy — and managed to get her point across loud and clear without saying anything at all. Watch her appearance on Australia’s “The Morning Show” and take a cue next time you have a not-so-friendly opinion on someone. [Huffington Post]
Kimye is not only always camera ready, they are always multi camera ready. There are three cameras at work in this photo of Kim, Kanye and North on the set of their Vogue cover shoot, y’all! Fair warning: stare at this photo too long and you become part of it and cannot get out. That might not be so bad though, as I’m kind of dying to pinch baby North’s aborable thigh chub. She is beyond.
Well fuck me. I have tried so so so hard to not like Kim and Kanye together, to not be sucked into the vortex of their bizarre yet totally sensical love. And then Vogue goes and puts the two of them on the cover, all bridal-ed out, Kanye inhaling Kim’s essence like his life depends on it, while she gives the camera that “Told you we’d wear you down, Anna Wintour” face. It’s Kimye’s world and we’re all just living in it and I accept that now. (I hear that’s even the subject of the 13th episode of “Cosmos,” by the way.) Check out a bizarre, surreal, impeccable video from the Vogue shoot after the jump. [Vogue] Keep reading »
The editor of UK Vogue, Alexandra Shulman, gave an interview this weekend and revealed very candidly how people who create fashion magazines like Vogue think. In an interview on BBC Radio 2, Shulman — who has been editor of UK Vogue since 1992 — spoke about what makes for a successful magazine cover. Here she is quoted by the UK’s Telegraph:
“If I knew exactly what sold it would be like having the secret of the universe, but I’d say broadly speaking, if you’re going to talk about a model or a personality, it’s kind of a quite middle view of what beauty is. Quite conventional, probably smiling, in a pretty dress; somebody looking very ‘lovely’. The most perfect girl next door.” … People always say ‘why do you have thin models? That’s not what real people look like’ But nobody really wants to see a real person looking like a real person on the cover of Vogue. I think Vogue is a magazine that’s about fantasy to some extent and dreams, and an escape from real life. People don’t want to buy a magazine like Vogue to see what they see when they look in the mirror. They can do that for free.” Keep reading »
There’s a hell of a lot more to Sarah Jessica Parker than Carrie Bradshaw and Manolos. For example, did you know that her favorite movie is “The Way We Were,” and that her dream duet partner is Doris Day? Bet not. Thankfully, Vogue got to spend five minutes with the “Sex and the City” star in her New York City brownstone, where the style icon was grilled (in lightning round-fashion) about 73 things—from books and motherhood to food and her high school prom. In case you didn’t love SJP enough, this should just about do it for ya.
After allegedly paying $10,000 for Lena Dunham’s unretouched Vogue photos, Jezebel failed to prove their point about how “insidious” the magazine’s intentions were. While there was some retouching done on Dunham, it was fairly minimal and completely unremarkable — a nip here and a pigeon there to make the images look more streamlined. In a recent interview with Grantland, Dunham shared her thoughts on the whole debacle, calling it “such a monumental error in [Jezebel's] approach to feminism“: Keep reading »
“The kind of clothes that I’ve found I like to wear over the past year and six months have all been things that make me feel powerful and strong. I wear a lot of pants. I wear a lot of long, structured dresses.”
In a chat with Vogue for their March 2014 issue, Lorde shared some of her fashion philosophies. The singer looks up to people “who have such a sense of themselves” within their style, like Grace Jones and David Bowie. Lorde is about the most self-actualized high schooler I know of, and that certainly comes across in her sartorial choices. She’s mentioned that her favorite designers are Comme des Garcons, Miu Miu, Moschino and Simone Rocha, but the singer also has a dog named Jimmy Choo — another favorite brand perhaps? In the past, she’s explained to Vogue how important clothes are to her musicality: Keep reading »
The fashion world is up in arms at the rumor the Anna Wintour is considering Sarah Jessica Parker to take her place as the next editor-in-chief of Vogue. Sometimes I confuse SJP with her alter ego Carrie Bradshaw. They’re both New York fixtures and total fashionistas, which is why it would make perfect sense for SJP to succeed Anna Wintour and run the magazine. Well, it sort of would, if we ignore the fact that she has no editorial experience that I know of and that there are Vogue employees who have been with the company for decades and toiled their way up to an opportunity like that through years of hard work. Keep reading »
Lena Dunham’s Vogue spread has sparked all kinds of feelings and conversations. But this cute video from the magazine is likely something we can all agree on. In this adorable clip, Lena seeks out the help of Hamish Bowles, Vogue‘s European editor-at-large, in preparing how to pose for the her photoshoot. No matter what you think about “Girls” or glossy magazines, this one is pretty much guaranteed to make you smile. [Fashionista]