It seems every time Terry Richardson is asked to shoot anything these days, the general sentiment is, “How are people still working with this known predator?” Perhaps Net-a-Porter‘s Porter magazine can shed some light on this phenomena. The magazine has leaked images from its fall issue, and the Martha Stewart spread, shot by the controversial photographer, has been garnering plenty of attention. Obviously, anything Terry does is going to cause some outrage, but this particular shoot is unique in that Martha specifically asked him to take her photo. Yes, this is for real.
Porter says: “It is the first time these two controversy-hounds have met but it is, like so much in Stewart’s life, no accident. After debating over a long list of photographers, America’s house-mother superior insisted that Richardson shoot her. ‘Oh, he is cute,’ she will say later, when he comes to say goodbye.”
Ick. This can mean one of a few things: Either Martha and her people didn’t know about Terry’s past and didn’t bother to do a simple Google search, or Martha is fully aware of his alleged inappropriate antics and was just like, “Oh, whatever, he has a cool ‘stache and glasses and I really think the oversaturated lighting he always uses will make me look more youthful.”
The shoot took place at Martha’s Bedford, New York house, so yeah…Martha let a suspected predator into her home and smiled through the whole damn thing. Just let that thought marinate.
The latest issue of Porter is expected to drop tomorrow.
The Magazines section of our forums is in full September mode, so for this week’s fashion flashback, I thought it only natural we take a look back at a September edition gone by.
The September 2007 issue of UK Harper’s Bazaar has model Georgia Frost on the front cover. Photographed by Alexei Hay, the then 17-year-old English beauty wears a red lacquered-wool dress teamed with a metal belt with padlocks, both from Dolce & Gabbana. This particular issue marked something special for the British edition of Bazaar. It was the first with the new masthead, which all other editions of the Hearst-owned publication were already incorporating. Dubbed “The British Issue,” the magazine was now coming to readers with a whole new layout and design.
IMAGE CREDIT: MARK E
Above is a scan of the subscribers’ cover. The newsstand cover was the same image, but with more cover lines.
The team went all out for the celebratory issue. Lindsey Ellison was photographed by Anthony Ward and styled by Alison Edmond showcasing sleek 40s glamour, a timeless look suggesting the history of the Bazaar title. Jem Mitchell captured model Laragh McCann for a punk-themed fashion story with her jumping about a studio wearing heavy fall looks from Givenchy, Salvatore Ferragamo, Max Mara and Miu Miu. For the third fashion shoot entitled “Bright Young Things,” Tesh and stylist Alison Edmond came together to bring us the season’s boldest looks, which took inspiration from that famously decadent, vivacious, English kind of heroine. Model Morgane Dubled was shot at the home of Edith Sitwell. There’s also a feature on David Bailey and friend Don McCullin, where Bazaar complied and discussed some of David’s best works.
Don’t forget to check out the thread to familiarize yourself with the contents. You can do all that and reignite the discussion here. Stay tuned for next week’s flashback!
Jaeger has really honed in on the mantra, “We don’t sell clothes, we dress women,” in this beautiful campaign for its autumn/winter collection, celebrating inherited style by featuring three top models and their mothers.
Jacquetta Wheeler with her mother Tessa Codrington
Also celebrating its 130th birthday this year, the English brand chose Jasmine Guinness, Jodie Kidd and Jacquetta Wheeler to front the campaign in which the models and their mothers are all shot wearing the latest collection, proving that the classic designs can be passed between the generations seamlessly and that it isn’t just you who steals clothes from your mother. If anything, Jaeger encourages that type of behavior. (more…)
It was around Father’s Day that I wrote about travelling tailor Indochino and its mission to suit and boot the discerning gents of Toronto for under $500. The venture from the Vancouver retailer was extremely well-received, which is why the brand is seeking to return to the big T Dot with a pop-up shop.
Beginning August 1, Indochino will set up camp at 425 King Street West, where it will house a showroom and once again offer its unique selection of one-of-a-kind garments. How will it work? Well, men are invited to book half-hour appointments to get measured, receive styling advice, view products and build a unique custom suit with the help of a personal stylist. Once they receive their garment four weeks later, customers can book follow-up appointments for fit checks and update their measurement profile as their weight fluctuates (after those long weekend BBQs).
Image via Indochino
Vogue Italia is setting pulses racing and getting us in the mood for some dancing with its August 2014 cover. Steven Meisel photographed Isabeli Fontana and Timo Nuñez flamenco dancing and oozing an intense chemistry while in full character for the inspired shoot. The cover marks a first for the Brazilian model, who has never covered the Italian fashion bible before. Styled by Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele, Isabeli works a Ralph Lauren Collection dress and wears a pair of black Manolo Blahnik shoes for the cover shot. The 31-year-old model, who is also currently fronting the August 2014 issue of Vogue Russia, just shot with the photographer for Pirelli’s 2015 calendar.
IMAGE CREDIT: VOGUE.IT
Our forum members are head-over-heels for the cover (which turns out to be a fold-out!). “Oh my goodness this is too glorious I can’t handle it,” wrote Flashbang.
“Such a beautiful cover. And to think this is Isabeli’s first ever Vogue Italia cover. So looking forward to seeing the main editorial,” enthused cottonmouth13.
TeeVanity is also feeling the cover and wrote, “Wow, this is what everything looks like. Isabeli delivered beyond, love this cover.”
“Incredible cover! I’m not really an Isabeli fan, but I have to give credit where it’s due and she is SLAYING that cover. And the editorial preview, too! Just amazing. Love the pose, love how she’s werking that fan, love the leg, love the intensity in her expression. The man looks damn hot, too! Can’t believe this is Isabeli’s first Vogue Italia cover. For a model with such a long and successful career, that really surprises me. But I can’t imagine a better looking first cover! Just wicked,” commented a very satisfied happycanadian.
CommanderTMugler shared the same sentiments: “Oh lord! Yes! This is beyond perfection! Everything one would want from Vogue Italia and Isabeli, just flawless! A very well deserved Vogue Italia cover and she delivered!!”
“Now that’s a cover! Isabeli looks so passionate and beautiful. Love everything about it!” raved Nepenthes.
While we await the content of Vogue Italia’s August issue, see inside the thread for the full fold-out cover and join the discussion here.
It seems like every time we blink, Selena Gomez is spotted wearing another Zimmermann number. She’s already turned to the Aussie label for four pieces while holidaying in Italy and France, and now she’s been caught in Zimmermann back on home turf. For the Behaving Badly Los Angeles premiere, Selena sported the label’s Resort 2015 snakeskin halter crop, teamed with black high-waisted jeans, Barbara Bui metallic sandals and hoop earrings.
We hate to say it, but although Selena looks amazing in the crop, we think the harsh makeup didn’t work in Selena’s favour. The smoky, cat-wing eyes, plus her slicked-back pony, strip the dream-like appeal away from Zimmermann’s beloved feminine aesthetic. Perhaps she could take a cue from Jessica Alba, who absolutely nailed wearing a Zimmermann skirt recently.
With every piece we’ve seen on Selena pulled from Zimmermann’s dreamy Resort 2015 collection, it’s very possible that this girl owns the entire upcoming range. We can’t wait to see what Justin Bieber‘s ex comes up with next, because up until this point, she’s done ridiculously well. We’ve still got faith in this stylish up-and-comer.