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?
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“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]
“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.’”
“I don’t think of myself as a powerful person. You know, what does it mean? It means you get a better seat in a restaurant or tickets to a screening or whatever it may be. But it is a wonderful opportunity to be able to help others, and for that I’m extremely grateful.”
–Vogue editor Anna Wintour on the spoils of power. Wintour also noted that though her powerful position may garner better restaurant seats, she’s also had to deal with cruel portrayals because of her position. Though when pressed, she refused to point to any specific examples (“The Devil Wears Prada,” we’re looking at you.) [Forbes] Keep reading »
September is a big month for magazines — it’s traditionally when the largest (i.e. heaviest!) issues come out, packing in the most advertising pages and helping to pad the bankroll for the rest of the year. Vogue‘s September issue is so major that it even had a documentary made about it. Last year, Halle Berry graced the cover; so who is it this year? Why, it’s the Great Kate! Kate Moss dishes on her new nuptials to Kills frontman Jamie Hince. While, yes, she is a supermodel, it’s nice to see someone over the age of 22 on the cover of a major fashion magazine. [Vogue] Keep reading »
If you’re a star on the level of say, Reese Witherspoon, you get People to publish your wedding photos.
But if you’re Kate Moss, you go Vogue. The supermodel didn’t use any wedding photographer either — star shutterbug Mario Testino captured her wedding to Jamie Hince. Among the Vogue-worthy guest list — Naomi Campbell, Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney and her famous father Paul, Christian Louboutin and Manolo Blahnik (the men, not the brands).
“[The papparazi] follow every move I make until I’m back inside the house. You do start to understand the behind-the-gate mentality, the getting in the car in your driveway. But I can’t imagine living in seclusion. We flirted with [moving out of New York]. We went outside the city and troubled all these realtors and stood in these homes and fantasized, and then I kept picturing nine o’clock at night and… The beautiful thing about New York is, you have to expose yourself to other people the minute you step outside the door. There is no choice. And I love that.”
—Sarah Jessica Parker shows off her family in a spread in the new issue of Vogue and explains that they have contemplated leaving New York, the city that is like the peanut butter to her jelly. But it sure doesn’t sound like that move will happen anytime soon. [Vogue] Keep reading »
- Anna Wintour of Vogue is allegedly scratching out a memoir, although her rep denies it. I’m still holding out hope for the Grace Coddington memoir. [New York Post]
- “The Simpsons” invited Prince William and Kate Middleton to lend their voices to an episode during their visit to L.A.. Even though they got a personalized letter from Homer Simpson, the royals gracefully declined. [Entertainment Weekly]
- Adele may be joining “The Voice” … but in the UK, dammit. [UK Mirror]
- He may have stormed off in a huff and headed back to Staten Island, but Vinny returned to film “Jersey Shore” this weekend. Whew. [BuzzFeed]
It doesn’t get much hotter than this! “True Blood” star Alexander Skarsgard got all dressed up for Vogue magazine and looked sexier than ever! The actor also revealed some tidbits about the upcoming highly anticipated season of his hit HBO show, including what becomes of his character Eric Northman.
Alexander admits that at first, he wasn’t sure he wanted to take on the “True Blood” role of the sexy vampire. “I was nervous about doing a TV series, because I wasn’t sure I wanted to play the same character over and over,” he told Vogue.