Vogue has declared Uggs “back,” which leaves me to wonder: did they ever go away? Were they ever truly in to begin with or were they always just in a niche league of their own? “The Return Of The Ugg Boot” on British Vogue‘s blog asks, “In the last month, how many times have you declined to step into your razzle-dazzle heels and opted for a pair of Uggs instead? Once? Twice?” The answer is zero times, Vogue, but I haven’t been wearing razzle-dazzle heels too often lately either, so maybe I’m the wrong person to answer that question. Vogue continues to inform us in the post that we peasants at last have permission from the fashion kingdom to wear the boots once again, but only if we full a “five-rule definitive style code” when doing so. Whoever wears Uggs in 2015, aside from normcore enthusiasts and It Girls, does so because A) they rightly prioritize comfort in their lives or B) they are badass fashion bosses who do whatever they want, Anna Wintour be damned, so I’m not really sure who Vogue thinks they’re giving sartorial permission to at this point. Either way, I’m not sure whether their comeback is supposed to make me happy or sad, because while they really are a little bit fugly, they’re also the comfiest and loveliest gift you can possibly give your feet on a winter morning. Thoughts? [WhoWhatWear; British Vogue]
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There is literally nothing “Sons of Anarchy” star Charlie Hunnam could do to look anything less than a total panty-dropping hottie, but Vogue definitely did their best to make him look kinda silly. The shot above is my obvious favorite because what’s not to like about a bare chest, a dog and a motorcycle? Alas, photographer Bruce Weber made the dumb decision to put some really ugly clothes on Charlie (it’s a fashion magazine, I guessss), had him cozy up to a model that’s not me and, oh yeah, made him pretend to be a paint brush-holding artiste for one particularly stupid shot. Whatever, that pretty face makes up for it. Keep clicking for more… [Fashionisto]
Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue, is the latest star/victim of the magazine’s ”73 Things” interview series. The normally private and icy editor-in-chief seems cool with poking fun at herself, so maybe she’s human after all! Spoiler alert: she actually approves of Brooklyn, admires the gladiator-like quality of tennis players (which she clearly channels), and throws some trademark shade when a model brings up her least-favorite fashion word. Oh yeah, and all those rumors about her? They’re true. [Fashionista]
Blake Lively sat down with Vogue to answer 73 questions and heartily promote her new lifestyle site Preserve while decorating cupcakes. Things we learned? She identifies most with the male characters on “Sex and the City” (oh how I’d love for her to elaborate on that one), she’s a fan of Alan Watts, and she likes chocolate souffle. We also now know that her hubby Ryan Reynolds refers to their kitchen as “The Blakery,” and that she isn’t sure that people still go to Starbucks these days. Yes Blake, they do. [Vogue]
Gasp! The divinely talented, Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o is on the cover of the July issue of Vogue! And, surprise, surprise, she looks stunnnnnnninnnnnnng. The interview with Hamish Bowles is also interesting, detailing Nyong’o's childhood in Nairobi, where her father is currently a senator in the Kenyan parliament; catching the acting bug as a youngster performing plays for her family; her pursuit of a higher education at Hampshire College and then Yale; and the audition process for Patsy, her Oscar-winning role in “12 Years A Slave.” I especially love how she described seeing the finished film for the first time:
“I was really nervous about seeing myself … because it had been such a profound experience in all ways. I remember it being one of the most joyful times in my life—and also one of the most sorrowful. I didn’t want my experience to be a vain one. But I will say that when I watched it, my heartstrings were pulled so tight for Solomon that I couldn’t go into the ego trip. I cried—I mean, I was inconsolable. I wept for an hour after the movie.”
Click through for all the photos from the beautiful Vogue shoot and read the full article over at Vogue.com!