I love me some Taylor Swift, but honestly, I never thought she was the Vogue type. Tay-Tay is more suburban mall than bombshell and all those princess dresses are not exactly fashion-forward. But lo and behold, here she is on the February 2012 issue of Vogue with straightened hair and a big-ass wide-brimmed hat. Taylor looks more grown-up than usual here … which I suppose is the point of posing for Vogue, no? [Styleite]
Really, to appear in Vogue, all you need is fabulous clothes and great styling — legs are really just superfluous. At least that’s what this editorial featuring Shalom Harlow and Amber Valletta tells us. [Photoshop Disasters]
Glamorous supermodel Kate Moss does the androgynous thing on the latest cover of Vogue Paris, where she evokes a Ziggy Stardust-era David Bowie. Moss is pretty hot, and Bowie’s not too bad either, so the combination of the two on one cover is pretty powerful.
“When women are in positions of power, and they’re featured in a women’s magazine like Vogue … they tend to be incredibly unfairly criticized. It’s an incredibly old-fashioned approach. Just because you’re in a position of power, and you look good and you enjoy fashion — does that mean you’re an idiot, or that it’s not seemly to be in a woman’s magazine? If a man is in GQ, they don’t get the same kind of criticism.”
– Vogue HBIC Anna Wintour on how women are unfairly judged for enjoying fashion. I wasn’t really aware that women were terribly criticized for being into fashion. Do you feel that women are judged harshly for loving clothes? Perhaps what Anna’s actually alluding to is the way that women’s fashion magazines aren’t taken seriously — because of their emphasis on materialism and consumerism? [Wall Street Journal]
Remember when Tyra made the girls of cycle six of “America’s Next Top Model” pretend they were some broken down dolls? It looks like art is now imitating reality TV. In this spread for Vogue Italia – you know, the magazine that ANTM’s winner gets a spread in? – photographer Tim Walker shoots models Audrey Marnay and Kirsi Pyrhonen as different kinds of dolls. Et tu, Mr. Walker?
When it comes to fashion, Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour is probably the most powerful woman in the world. It’s not just that she commands the pages of one of the most-loved fashion mags, or that she conceived and developed Fashion’s Night Out, it’s that she oversees the Council of Fashion Designer of Americas Fund, which supports emerging young designers. To win Wintour’s discerning approval is akin to being granted the keys to the fashion kingdom, and what she says absolutely goes on the pages of Vogue and beyond. So, we thought we’d take a moment to examine Wintour’s personal sartorial musings. How does the Queen of All Clothing actually dress? What can we learn from her style rules?
“Relationships have always seemed mysterious, and therefore worth exploring. I’m single, so it’s still kind of a mystery—a worthwhile mystery, one that I want to be on the scent of. … I’m not lonely, and I think that has a lot to do with what’s on my bedside table rather than what’s in my bed.”
– Michelle Williams talks to Vogue about dating, particularly in the aftermath of Heath Ledger’s death, and being content with being alone. I love this quote, particularly her allusion to books keeping her company. I can so relate to that. Stories can oftentimes be the best company. [E! Online] Keep reading »
Michelle Williams plays Marilyn Monroe in the upcoming flick, “My Week With Marilyn,” and so Vogue naturally had her pose in character for their October issue. “I’d go to bed every night with a stack of books next to me,” she says, explaining how she prepared for the role. “I’d fall asleep to movies of her. It was like when you were a kid and you’d put a book under your pillow hoping you’d get it by osmosis.” Wow, I have to say that Michelle does look so much like Marilyn between the hair, the lips, the body, and the stance. However, does anyone else find that the overwhelming resemblance in those areas makes her normally gorgeous eyes and nose feel disconcertingly off? [Vogue]
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“I think it’s terrible to wear borrowed clothes. I don’t think it’s chic. A couple of years ago, Azzedine Alaïa loaned me a coat that I wore to New York. It was photographed a lot, and everyone wanted to buy it afterward. When I went to return it, Azzedine said, ‘No, you keep it. There’s nothing less chic than a woman who borrows clothes.’”
–Ex French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld in V magazine, on her distaste for borrowing clothing. Whatever. I don’t care whether it’s chic or not; it’s certainly much cheaper. [NYMag.com] Keep reading »