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Vogue’s Beyonce Cover, Racist?

Some folks have gotten their panties in a bunch over Beyonce’s cover for the “Shape Issue” of Vogue. Beyonce is one of only five black women to grace the cover of Vogue since it was founded in 1892, but blogs like Jezebel and Sociological Images think the magazine was being sexist and racist by putting her on the cover. I agree to some extent, but not for their reasons. Keep reading »

Slideshow: Supermodels Over 35

Nearly 40, Claudia Schiffer is lookin’ good on the cover of the April issue of Vogue and we have to admit, it’s nice to see a friendly face- not to mention an adult one. In an age where models seem to be getting younger and younger, Schiffer is part of a trend of talented women breaking through the ageist industry and proving they’re as sexy and valued as ever! As Schiffer tells Vogue, i“All of my friends are my age and we are all aging at the same time. We talk about it and moan, but it doesn’t bother me.” And we highly doubt any man could complain about this knock out! Seriously, the confidence of these sexy models, who are not teenagers anymore, are beating the odds of a highly critical, looks based business. Thanks to the women in this slideshow, true beauty is something we all can achieve at every age.

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Style Buzz: Will “The Rachel Zoe Project” Be Back?

  • TV cameras for Bravo trailed stylist-to-the-starlets Rachel Zoe at Fashion Week. Does this mean The Rachel Zoe Project is up for a second season? I’d die. D.I.E. DIE. [Fashion Week Daily]
  • Vogue put a woman of color of their cover for the second time this year! First, Michelle Obama…now Beyonce on the April issue! [Jezebel]
  • Last week, European Union banned animal testing for seven different toxicity tests of cosmetics, including skin and eye irritancy. It’s also banned the import of chemicals that were tested in this way on animals. Great news for animal lovers, but it won’t go into effect until March 2013. [Nature.com]
  • Um, ew. Some poor guy in England got a tattoo as a birthday present from his girlfriend but the tat became infected and he died. That story right there will be repeated millions of times by mothers the world over, I promise you. [Telegraph]

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Five Things To Know About White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers

Desirée Rogers, 49, is the White House social secretary and a longtime friend of President and Michelle Obama. This former Chicago business executive and fashion lover is bringing fun to the White House. After the jump, a primer on this smart and stylish woman. Keep reading »

Quickies!: Kate’s Stripper Pole, Rihanna’s Valentine, & The Inside Of The Spoon

  • Kate Hudson apparently has a stripper pole installed in her bathroom so Owen Wilson can get hard when he showers at her place. We just love multi-tasking. [Dlisted]
  • A fan is custom-designing a 14K gold diamond necklace for Rihanna, who’s had one helluva week, so the singer will not go empty handed on Valentine’s Day. [Schwartz Media]
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    Michelle Obama Is The Fourth Black Woman To Grace Vogue’s Cover

    It’s official: Michelle Obama is a Vogue cover girl. The March 2009 issue, which will hit newsstands next week, features the first lady on its cover wearing a Jason Wu dress (the same designer who created her inauguration night gown). Inside the magazine, Obama is pictured at the Hay-Adams hotel in Washington, D.C., wearing a Narciso Rodriguez dress and a J.Crew ensemble. While a number of first ladies have been featured in the so-called fashion Bible, starting with Lou Hoover in 1929, Hillary Clinton is the only other one to make the cover, in 1998. But perhaps what’s more exciting than Obama being the second first lady to be on the cover of Vogue is that she is the fourth black woman to be featured on the cover in the magazine’s history. Keep reading »

    What’s With Women’s Fashion Mags Hiring Male Sports Star Interns? And When Can We Get One?

    David Beckham*, what hath you wrought?

    First, the New York Rangers’ left wing Sean Avery interned at Vogue and blogged for MensVogue.com about everything from what’s in his closet (Dries Van Noten, Chanel) to what it’s like fracturing one’s spleen on the ice.

    Now, Philadelphia Eagles football player, Stewart Bradley, (who is a total stud muffin, BTW) is interning at Elle magazine. The Philadelphia Daily News reports that the 6’4″, 255 lb. linebacker may even be working at Fashion Week later this month.

    Hmm, I’d be interested to know if all of Elle‘s interns get to work at Fashion Week.

    (*Of course, Becks hasn’t actually interned at a fashion magazine, so this is not exactly his fault. But Becks is responsible for the idea that gifted athletes could also be metrosexual fashionistas. Why, just this week we posted a pic of Becks in his undies, posing for Armani.) Keep reading »

    Are Plus-Sized Woman Finally Acceptable Fashion Icons?

    Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour is not known for loving larger women. In fact, she even got Rodarte designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy to see a trainer and go on a diet for a story in the magazine’s April 2008 issue. But it seems as though Wintour is changing her tune. The British, Grammy-nominated singer Adele was recently photographed by Annie Liebovitz for an issue of Vogue, and Wintour took such a liking to her that the editor offered to style her for the Grammy Awards. Hmm… This sounds a lot like the time when Vogue editor-at-large André Leon Talley took Jennifer Hudson under his Balenciaga-designed wing, after she was nominated for an Oscar for “Dreamgirls.” Could it be possible that Vogue has, at last, realized that amazing women come in double-digit sizes? We certainly hope so, because most of us look a whole lot more like Adele in clothes than we do Kate Moss. Now, if Wintour can aid Adele in landing a deal as the face of some fashion house, then we’ll really know that change has come. Keep reading »

    Ring, Ring, Anna Wintour Is Calling

    If those Rachel Zoe ringtones weren’t enough to satisfy your fashion-for-your-phone appetite (or if they weren’t compatible with your iPhone), now you can get Anna Wintour and André Leon Talley on your cell, thanks to Cityfile. The Vogue editor-in-chief gives you style advice: “Jeans and T-shirts can be equally fashionable as an Oscar de la Renta ballgown.” And the editor-at-large has a few words for those trying to get into the fashion biz: “Don’t be so fabulous that you can’t Xerox!” which would be an excellent ringtone for when your boss calls. [Cityfile via Refinery 29] Keep reading »

    Does Vogue Need A Makeover?

    Over the past few months, the rumor mill has been churning out gossip about Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour being replaced. While Condé Nast, which owns the magazine, has denied this, many are taking the opportunity to criticize the magazine. In Thursday’s New York Times, fashion critic Cathy Horyn writes that the magazine has become “stale and predictable” over the last few years. Vogue hasn’t changed with the times or the technology, and it covers the same set of people every month. Keep reading »

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