Oh, for crying out loud. Hillary Clinton is the Secretary of State, a big and important job in which the president actually listens to what she has to say. So why, then, is the entire first paragraph of a recent Vogue article about Clinton dedicated to the color of her pantsuit at the U.N. General Assembly meeting recently (red, in case you were wondering)?
In the next paragraph, we learn that one day at the State Department Clinton was “wearing no makeup” and looked “tired and cranky.” Fret not, though, because her deputy chief of staff handed her a cosmetics bag and Clinton applied her own mascara, lipstick, blush and powder.
Really, Vogue? I don’t care that Clinton does her own makeup and (still) wears brightly colored pantsuits. Keep reading »
Lady Gaga parades her way through the December issue of Vogue magazine in a bizarre reenactment of Hansel and Gretel costarring Lily Cole and Andrew Garfield that was shot by Annie Leibovitz. “I’ve always been an outspoken and extreme dresser,” Miss Gaga confesses. You don’t say? At one point, Vogue Creative Director Grace Coddington reveals, she-who-wears-no-pants showed up on set “stark naked except for her white rubber raincoat and some very, very high heels.” It’s only a matter of time, one supposes, before the Lady forsakes clothes altogether, no? The full “Lady Gaga Does Hansel and Gretel” images after the jump. Keep reading »
We’ve all seen “The Devil Wears Prada” and caught a glimpse of Anne Hathaway’s character’s perfectly disheveled, and ginorm, downtown NYC apartment. (You wonder, if her boyfriend is a line cook and she’s an assistant, how do they pay the rent? Oh, yeah, it’s a movie.) Well, before you start thinking that movies imitate life, get a look inside one real fashion assistant’s home—in Japan. Even though Emi Kameoka works for Vogue Nippon, she’s got a pretty normal house in Tokyo (or is it her parents’ house?)—well, except for her insane Chanel stash, and even more bonkers “My Little Pony” collection. You can tell right away, this girl ain’t so much about what her space looks like and instead spends most of her paycheck on accessories and plastic horses. (Which, if she’s a young assistant starting out, pretty much fits with what I used to do. Drop all my cash on clothing and shoes and bags and not really give a second thought to where I was living.) She’s a must see—check out the insanity, after the jump! Keep reading »
Sure, critics say Vogue
has lost touch with today’s modern women, but uh, you kinda have to see it (via video) to believe it. In this edition of “60 Seconds To Chic,” host Louise Roe explores how to wear the winter boot. And boy, is it full of gems! There’s the batcrackers your-boss-will-think-you’re-insane first look that she suggests is “good to go to the office,” a screaming green fur Russian cap served up with the sunny, helpful, “Don’t be scared to wear a hat!” and, finally, bare legs and an evening dress paired with wild, ’80s-style Sorrel boots for an ensemble that says you are a very practical girl. You’re also freezing to death. [Fashionista
] Keep reading »
Anna Wintour had a very special birthday yesterday. Not only did the Vogue editor turn 60 years old but President Obama hired her for a job! Don’t worry, Anna’s not leaving her masthead position any time soon, but she does have a new title to add to her resume. She’ll join fellow fashionista Sarah Jessica Parker on the President’s Committee for the Arts and Humanities. The job task ahead of her is all about giving Obama advice on how to bring the arts into society. We think she can handle that one. She’s already made a huge statement with Fashion’s Night Out, which was so popular that a sequel date set has been set. We certainly look forward to Anna’s projects as a part of the government, because if FNO was any indication, there could be a fashion national holiday in our future. Hey, getting a day off work to go shopping doesn’t sound so bad. [WWD] Keep reading »
What’s the latest must-have for the forward-thinking fashionista? H1N1, if the latest provocative layout from photographer Steven Klein for Vogue Italia is to be believed. Previously, Klein has used everything from the Iraq war to the NSA to tell his fashion stories, and this new spread from the November issue is no exception. In it, flame-haired model Rianne ten Haken seems to be grappling with the consequences of living in a contagion-filled world. Surrounded by men in white masks, she ends up collapsed on the floor with no one to help her. Good thing she looks damn good with the swine flu. Check out more images after the jump. Keep reading »
Did you go to Fashion’s Night Out in September? Well we did, and we had lots of fun (and even had the hangovers the next day to prove it). Of course, the question everyone asked after the Anna Wintour-organized extravaganza was “did it work?” because so much of the hype appeared less about shopping, and more about the parties and celebs. It took a while to assess, but now the reports are in and the answer is a resounding yes. WWD notes that 75 percent of attendees made a purchase that night. What this means: Fashion’s Night Out will be back next year for a repeat. Indeed, New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced that FNO 2010 will be even bigger. What might draw more people out is a possible tax-free shopping day for the event (please?). This could be difficult to pass, but retailers are pressing for it. Will you go to Fashion’s Night Out next fall? In all likelihood, we will—why pass up a free all-access party? [WWD] Keep reading »
I love Halloween. I want to believe that everyone loves Halloween — like it’s a universal Tim Burton-style Christmas — and that we all come together, unified, for the sake of weirdness and costumes, zombies, vampires, princesses, and gore. I’m torn, though, on whether I love it enough to take Vogue‘s costume suggestions. For the haute couture undead look that’s all the rage, they suggest booking a professional stylist. The people of MAC, Sephora, Nars, or Henri Bendel will make you fabulous for a price. Some of these ghastly makeovers run over $200. I didn’t even spend that much for my wedding up-do! Silly and frivolous or the expensive style solution for the biggest dress-up day of the year? What’s a ghoul to do? Keep reading »
You know, I’m all about the weird fashion layouts. Bathroom sex, sweaty armpits, black face. If it’s weird, bring it, as long as it isn’t boring. But I just can’t quite wrap my head around this Vogue Germany spread by Erwin Wurm starring supermodel Claudia Schiffer. In this photo, she appears to have a broom stuck up her butt. Um, why? Am I missing something? Can you help a sister out? Or maybe someone should help Claudia extract that broom from her bottom. [Fashion Gone Rogue] Keep reading »
If you’ve ever wanted to be truly feared, we’ve got the costume for you. We’re not talking “scary” in the way that zombies or pre-Twilight vampires are. That’s child’s play. We’re talking grown women (and men) crying in closets in your wake. For that kind of terror, Vogue editor Anna Wintour is your only option. Keep reading »