Tag: anna wintour

kate moss for vogue, september

the level of importance & status symbol that an american vogue cover represents is something very interesting, a paradox of sorts. in the context of fashion & fashion publication, it’s the most anticipated cover of the year. any chick that graces the cover of american vogue is of importance in fashion; as so christened by anna wintour herself. the power of wintour has been greatly documented & at this point is of known existence to those inside & outside of the fashion world. often shot by mario testino, which is the case for the september cover this year; british supermodel kate moss appears for the american fashion bible, outfitted in an alexander mcqueen gown & is poised as the magazine’s headlining feature for her wedding- which happened in july. one aspect i despise of american vogue is the fact that models rarely grace the cover. while i understand completely that the american publication market is heavily saturated with the presence of actresses, i wonder if the ‘hollywood it girl’ phase will ever die down. last year, giesle bundchen graced the cover & with kate appearing this year- it’s obvious that american vogue is making a fashion statement with a predictable edge & even less interesting end result. no shade to gisele or kate, by any means; but shouldn’t american based publications represent american girls & more specifically american female models? while fashion kids around the world have hoped for more models on american vogue covers; it seems as though this fulfills that expectation but poorly. represented by IMG, kate remains one of the most powerful model forces in fashion & to see her grace the cover is no surprise to any of us. with 788 pages, im looking forward to the editorial content of this issue. at the end of the day, vogue leads & others follow; i hope that a model resurgence is on the verge for american vogue because half of the american covers i see, i don’t post here for the simple fact that they infringe on the fashion tip im looking to represent. it’s nice to see these hollywood hoes fall back for once. fashion belongs to the models.

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rihanna for vogue

through the lens of annie lebovitz, urban pop superstar rihanna lands the march cover of american vogue for their annual shape issue. as one of the most successful artists in today’s industry, rihanna has blazed both magazine covers & the charts in her meteoric rise to becoming a style icon. beyond the realm of fashion, rihanna has demonstrated acts of leadership that millions across the globe have followed. in chopping her long hair & ditching her good girl image in 2007, the rest of the women of the world also took to the salons to get rihanna’s then signature asymetrical bob. that move solidified rihanna as a leader of style & her influence on women of all ages was made very clear. rihanna’s good girl gone bad image took the world by storm & birthed a new reputation for rihanna as she became a bigger star with her bouts of controversy, speculation & style. currently, rihanna has left the bob behind in ’07 & has been popularly rocking red. i love this cover & applaud american vogue for leading the way by putting musical artists on the cover. from sound to image, rihanna is a powerful entity in the world of music. as seen here for the march issue, the barbados born singer takes celebrity covers & editorial features to a new heights as we see her back bend & scrunch her face up throughout her feature. no doubt in my mind, rihanna is a star & once more she proves that. she has been embraced by the world of fashion & has paved the way for other strong women in music. her fearless approach & willingness to take risks on & off stage are what set her apart from many others within entertainment. in watching her perform of even on the red carpet, rihanna embodies confidence & a love for one self that is abundantly clear. channeling a bit of jessica rabbit with slight hints of ariel from the little mermaid, this is one issue you need to pick up. rihanna is currently on tour & has reportedly just wrapped a shoot for rolling stone. rihanna’s current album, LOUD is available in stores & on itunes. check rihannanow.com to find out when she will be coming to your city.

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video: behind the scenes with rihanna for vogue

video: behind-the-scenes with natalie portman for vogue

editorialesque » anna dello russo for ten

anna dello russo is the editor at large & creative consultant for vogue nippon, in addition to being one of fashion’s greatest characters. you may have seen her through the lens of tommy ton over at jak&jil, or perhaps you’ve seen her giving commentary for style.com at many of the big named shows in paris & milan. regardless, there is room for more than one anna in the realm of fashion & this one stands in the same circle as ms. wintour. shot by giampaolo sgura, anna lands the headlining feature editorial for 10 magazine’s winter issue. shot on a white studio backdrop, dello russo appears larger than life in an array of wild costumes & chic dressings & trimmings. one thing i love about anna is her fearlessness; from the front row of a show, to being actually on the runway, anna really embodies the spirit of what makes fashion fun, glamourous & ageless. as of late, she closed for the lanvin x H&M haute couture show in new york city last week & even made a cameo appearance at the ungaro show in paris for spring fashion week. in the spread seen here, we see anna captured as her usually chic self. promoting her new fragrance, the scent of anna dello russo, her visibility has seemingly increased on a larger scale. in the world of editors add anna dello russo to your list, right next to anna wintour  & carine roitfeld.

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spring collections: theyskens’ theory, new york

olivier theyskens has remained an emerging talent in the fashion world since his work with the rochas, from the rochas he transitioned as creative lead at nina ricci. during his time at nina ricci, theyskens imagination & vision hit overdrive & a completely new ricci was revealed. upset by the advanced vision & disruption for simple elegance at the house of nina ricci, theyskens was removed from the label. after his departure, anna wintour herself expressed her disgust for theyskens removal & since then we’ve been waiting to see what theyskens would be working on next. as demonstrated in the past, theyskens’ vision reappears like a phoenix from the ashes once more. teaming with moderately priced theory, theyskens merges to create the appropriately titled, “theyskens theory”. allowing olivier to be exposed to a mass market, the collection is both commercially acceptable & progressively chic. relaxed silhouettes are seen in black & white with different shapes & interesting cuts. im excited that, even when not employed by any major fashion house at the current time, theyskens is stil considered a mainstay in fashion. his vision remains entirely intact & who wouldnt kill for lower priced theyskens designed threads? i mean, really. while olivier continues his creative journey the ricci brand sits back rested in normalcy. overall, a solid collection.

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the fashion report: fifty-four