Meet Jo Calderone (again), Sicilian auto mechanic and cross-dressing alter-ego of Lady Gaga. (Didn’t you hear? An alter-ego is the new must-have accessory of super-stardom.) Jo’s got
himself herself the cover of Japanese Men’s Vogue and claims in a Q&A to be a muscle car fanatic who wants to own her own car shop. See another pic of Jo, after the jump … Keep reading »
Fall in love with Vogue creative director Grace Coddington in “The September Issue”? Lucky us. Some smartypants publisher has convinced Anna Wintour’s right-hand woman to pen a memoir. She’ll share her life as a model in ’60s London and her decades-plus at both British and American Vogue. Grace’s book will be co-written with the former editor-in-chief of Men’s Vogue.
But it’s not all good news in the style section of your local bookstore … Keep reading »
The eternally gorgeous Halle Berry covers Vogue‘s September issue at 43. Inside, she reveals “I refuse to settle” when it comes to love, calls her ex and 2-year-old daughter Nahla’s father, hunktastic actor Gabriel Aubry, an “amazing father,” and pronounces, “If the world wouldn’t persecute me, I’d take nude pictures every day of the week.” Berry is the first black woman to appear on the cover of the magazine’s September issue since Naomi Campbell did so in 1989. That’s a looonng time. [Vogue] Keep reading »
It seems entirely possible that Lindsay Lohan never met a camera she didn’t like. In the most recent issue of Vogue Italy, LiLo does Hollywood chic for fashion photographer Ellen von Unwerth. Here, we get to see what Lohan does at home: lights her cigarette using a gas stove, lounges about while journaling, and single-handedly attempts to keep the animal print trend alive. “I made terrible mistakes, but from whom I learned much,” Lohan told the magazine, according to Google Translate. “Probably why I’m still alive.” Well, the zebra boots aren’t that bad, girlfriend. See more after the jump. Keep reading »
Fashion photographer Steven Meisel has never been one to shy away from melding hot button topics and high-end style shoots. His latest story for Vogue Italy, “Water & Oil,” is no exception. This time around, he shot model Kristen McMenamy covered in oil in a clear homage to the BP oil spill. On the one hand, he dares to shoot models doing something other than skipping down the sidewalk. On the other hand, is a well-clad model slathered in fake crude oil posed on the rocks a beautiful sight to behold? See more of the pics after the jump. Keep reading »
Kate Moss will appear on the cover of the U.K. edition of Vogue for its September issue. (Again.) She must be getting bored of this. [Catwalk Queen] Keep reading »
Miu Miu has some explaining to do. Somehow, the exact same dress from the Fall 2010 runway just appeared on the three different magazine covers, meaning the editors at British Vogue, British Elle, AND W are none too pleased! Now technically, there are a few variations in the design: while the colors are different, the style is the same, but the coincidence is making editors and PR girls squirm. Here’s the breakdown: Eva Mendes graces the July 2010 issue of W in a yellow version of the Fall 2010 design, Freja Beha Erichsen dons a tangerine style for the August 2010 issue of British Vogue, and Lily Allen sports a lilac variate for the cover of British Elle. The interesting thing is, public relations offices work very hard so that this situation never occurs, taking great care to send different options to magazines. Somehow either the system broke down or editors just were beyond obsessed with this one dress; one thing’s for sure — this dress is going to sell out in no time. [Guardian] Keep reading »
Model Shannan Click’s bronzer-heavy Vogue cover looks so much like Lindsay Lohan that we did a double take. The wavy blond hair, fedora-lovin’ and excessive eyeliner all have us a little nervous that Lindsay is about to announce her new career as a high-fashion stylist, in which case we’ll all have to move to some remote place far, far away from magazines. Ideas, anyone? [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
Welcome to Would You Rather, a game in which we concoct hypothetical style dilemmas and ask you to choose which option’s worse.
Today’s challenge: Would you rather appear completely naked (we’re talking full-frontal, vag-in-view nudity) on the cover of Vogue, or appear fully-clothed in a Playboy spread? Strip for a classy mag, and most supermarket shoppers will now know what your ta-tas look like. Stay clothed for the porn publication, and you may get less exposure (if they keep the Playboy issues behind the counter), but your reputation might suffer … especially if your face happens to appear right next to the MTV reality star du jour’s vag. Keep reading »
Anna Wintour‘s recent outrage over Miss Lily, a Jamaican restaurant she thinks will bring excessive noise to her West Village neighborhood, has inspired some interesting art. Illustrated Anna looks pretty comfortable with that joint, don’t you think? Check out one more drawing by AleXsandro Palombo (of Anna’s daughter Bee), after the jump… [Fashion Indie] Keep reading »