Arizona Muse "opens up" about modeling and young motherhood. [
Swishing olive oil around in your mouth for 10-20 minutes might have AMAZING health benefits but I think this fad is not for me, thanks! [BellaSugar]
Moda Operandi's co-founder is launching a new e-commerce site which brings lets users customize luxury items. 50 labels (along the lines of Marchesa and Rodarte) have signed on. [WSJ]
Where do lesbians and queer women fit into fashion and what does the phrase "girl crush" have to do with it? [Fashionista]
Greenpoint vintage boutique Fox & Fawn (<3) has figured out a way to sell stuff using Instagram. [NYTimes]
- So, if you were curious about the legal/trademark dimension of Moschino's "fast fashion" collection, I have a link for you. [TheFashionLaw]
It seems like just two days ago the March issue of Chinese Vogue arrived and now we're already onto April. Daniel Jackson photographed Lithuanian model Edita Vilkeviciute wearing Christian Dior for the April 2014 cover of Vogue China.
TheFashionSpot forums are divided in their opinion regarding this particular cover. "Although I don't think it is a good shot, but it's far better than the horror image of last month," wrote LRlovesDaria.
Starry commented, "Very simple cover but still very nice! Edita is beautiful!"
"She's a boring model and so is this cover," wrote Bertrando3.
Egoiste was ecstatic over the cover and Edita's presence, "I just…. My goddess Edita. Stunning as always, finally another Vogue cover for her. Absolute perfection."
The resemblance to Japanese Vogue was not lost on littlekiki, "She looks great. So happy it's her! Although it looks like a Vogue Japan cover." Gossiping agreed, "Wow stunning cover, just like others said, looks like Vogue Japan — it's probably why I love it so much."
Personally, I look forward to seeing if there is an accompanying editorial to complement the cover shot because I love Jackson's work.
You can join the discussion here.
It's always a pleasure to welcome a new magazine into the mix. Vamp Magazine, from the founders of Hercules, is the latest publication for fashion lovers. The magazine believes in featuring profiles of strong women and fashion stories photographed by up-and-coming photographers. Fashion spreads will resemble aesthetics from American magazines during the 70s and 80s.
For its premiere issue, Vamp has created six covers with models Emily DiDonato, Andreea Diaconu, Liya Kebede, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Karmen Pedaru and Carolyn Murphy. All of the covers were photographed by Argentinian photographer Paola Kudacki.
I, for one, welcome Vamp with open arms. They've given us some very stimulating covers for the first issue and are already off to a very good start. I look forward to seeing the evolution of this particular title (as well as Diaconu).
Stay tuned for more content and get involved in the discussion here.
It's not all that often we're treated to a real 90's 'supermodel' on the cover of Vogue nowadays. Claudia Schiffer fronts the April 2014 issue of Vogue Germany, photographed by Luigi Murenu and Daniele + Iango and wears Schiaparelli Haute Couture.
The Fashion Spot forums were quickly set alight when the cover was posted by Srdjan. There's no wonder the majority of members are in favor of this, because it's absolutely wonderful to see Schiffer on the cover of Vogue and looking better than ever.
"Oh my God!!! I'm in love with this cover .Finally a great cover from German Vogue so cool and modern! this magazine is getting better!" exclaimed bridgettetson
Starry wrote, "Always happy to see a supermodel like Claudia on the cover." Creative also agreed, writing, "Claudia! It's been such a long time since her latest Vogue cover. Glad she's back. She's eternal."
Nymphaea made a reference towards to evident gothic inspiration, "A bit too much The Addams Family for my taste. Always lovely to see Claudia on a cover." she wrote.
I couldn't agree more with these comments. It's a pleasure to read positive reactions to the cover of a fashion magazine. Personally, I don't notice a single negative element. Here's to hoping the accompanying story (if there actually is a one inside) is just as stunning!
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I can remember it like it was an hour ago. I was on vacation with my family in Spain and we were strolling through the streets when out the corner of my eye, I spotted a stunning magazine cover. I had just started to become obsessed with fashion magazines and seeing a foreign edition of Vogue was surreal for me. We could only get the British version back home in our small town. I hadn't a clue who the latest model was or what everyone was wearing, but I loved the look of this girl on the cover of Vogue Paris — and that girl was Hilary Rhoda. My obsession with models and French Vogue was about to start.
The August 2006 cover of Vogue Paris featured a glamorous Hilary Rhoda wearing a Christian Dior jacket and skirt, photographed by Mario Testino and styled by Carine Roitfeld.
As vaguely as I remember seeing this cover for the first time, I can also remember tearing it up not long after I was back from Spain (yes, slap on the wrist for me). I'm just thankful we now have access to online auctions. It was like a trip down memory lane when I purchased another copy a couple of years ago.
The content offers just as much pleasure as the cover shot. Inside there are stories from Mario Testino, Peter Lindbergh, Terry Richardson, Patrick Demarchelier, Karl Lagerfeld and Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin.
My favorite story from the whole issue is entitled "Toute Allure" with Estonian model Carmen Kass, photographed by Richardson and styled by Emmanuelle Alt. The pictures are very different to what we're used to seeing Richardson produce nowadays, so it's nice to reflect on the excellence he used to produce for magazines back in 2006. This particular set of images are a delight and the editorial still remains a favorite of mine to this day. The editorial is almost like a storyboard of Kass and her lover (played by Olivier Zahm) running around Place de la Concorde in Paris on a summer's day. It's extremely chic and very Parisian. Alt's use of Chanel is also very good.
They don't make fashion magazines like this anymore, so why not familiarize yourself with this issue from 2006 by clicking here.