Members of theFashionSpot forums have fallen in love with Vogue Turkey's latest installment. The magazine released its June 2014 cover last week and it features Madgalena Frackowaik wearing matching Dolce & Gabbana top and bottoms. Photographed by David Bellemere (his first Vogue cover!) and styled by Konca Aykan, Frackowaik is seen posing in front of a blossom tree whilst posing with her arms slung behind her head, striking a sultry silhouette for this gorgeous cover.
IMAGE CREDIT: FACEBOOK.COM/VOGUETURKIYE VIA TFS FORUMS
"This is so stunning. Really glad to see Magdalena get a major cover. It's fresh, ethereal and just plain gorgeous!" commented Nepenthes.
"It's a beautiful image, and I'm not even a fan of Magdalena but I have to admit it's a lovely fresh Spring cover," wrote Bertrando3, clearly surprised at how much he admired the cover.
MyNameIs shared the same sentiments: "Very pretty. Somehow even with all those patterns going on, it doesn't look too busy."
"This is perfect to me: Love the styling, which is very simple. The background and the colours fit together, Magda has this soft expression on her face. Everything falls into place," enthused KateTheGreatest.
Miss Dalloway was also in favor: "How beautiful, love the setting, she perfectly fits."
Join the discussion and check out the accompanying cover story within the thread here.
Last night was clearly a joyous one for Rihanna. She received the CFDA's Fashion Icon Award, and gave us all a nice view of her amazingly toned body in a see-through crystal bespoke Adam Selman gown complete with sparkly headgear. Needless to say, the singer looked friggin' amazing. We'll even forgive her for rocking a fur stole in early June because… well, Alice Tully Hall is quite air conditioned, if you catch our drift.
Like we said, the singer had a lot to celebrate last night, and in true Riri fashion, she soaked up her big moment with a little jig, or rather, some well-placed twerk action. Thankfully, Rih's hairstylist Yusef Williams was backstage to capture the singer's moves on Instagram, and as twerking experts, we will say that Riri's bootyshaking is more than satisfactory, considering she was wearing a bit of a constricting dress.
Twerk on, Rihanna, twerk on…
Last night at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, the American fashion community gave itself and a few lucky designers and industry personalities a huge pat on the back at the annual CFDA Fashion Awards. The affair was attended by the usual stock of stylish celebs: Lupita Nyong'o was on hand to present Womenswear Designer of the Year, a nearly naked Rihanna came to collect her Fashion Icon award in a see-through crystal-encrusted custom Adam Selman gown, nipples on full display (natch), with a sparkly headpiece to match. Even Solange Knowles was in attendance, serving up some serious 70s glamour, her days of elevator dropkicking seeming to be far behind her.
As planned, designer Tom Ford accepted the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award and Diversity Coalition head Bethann Hardison was honored with the Founders Award for her continued work to make the fashion industry a more diverse place. As for the rest of the lot, here are the winners who were announced last night:
Womenswear Designer of the Year: Joseph Altuzarra
Menswear Designer of the Year: Maxwell Osbourne and Dao-Yi Chow for Public School
Accessories Designer of the Year: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen for The Row
Swarovski Award for Womenswear: Shane Gabier & Christopher Peters for Creatures of the Wind
Swarovski Award for Menswear: Tim Coppens
Swarovski Award for Accessories: Irene Neuwirth
Tonight, Tom Ford will be honored by the CFDA with the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by Richard Buckley, Ford's husband. But before the 52-year-old designer collects his accolade at the ceremony going down this evening at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, Ford sat with WWD 's Bridget Foley to reflect on his career, the state of the industry today and what's next for him. In the interview, the designer touches on everything from his worst collection to the new crop of up-and-coming London designers being snapped up by luxury brands. Here are a few highlights from the lengthy Q&A.
On emerging London designers being courted by luxury conglomerates: "There’s a great energy in London with the younger designers. I think people are rushed into things today, to sign their names away quickly. They’re snapped up by big brands before they realize who they are. Right from school they become the flavor of the month, and big brands sometimes snap them up. I don’t yet think we’ve seen the backlash, but we know that large multibrand conglomerates — when your time is up, your time is up and you’re out…I’m not talking about myself. Some of the more recent appointments; [there can be] such lack of regard for the amount of good work. From the outside, it can seem so callous."
On finally letting go of Gucci: "It has taken a long time for me to not feel that connection… Gucci repeats. At Gucci, they’re clearly looking at my archives. I’ll look and say, “Oh, I remember that, I remember that.” But I don’t feel attached to it anymore; it feels less personal. I don’t feel a strong personality in that brand."
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The world lost a daytime television treasure four years ago when Tyra Banks announced that she was ending her Emmy-winning talk show, The Tyra Banks Show back in 2010. But now, those of us whose Ty-ty dreams were dashed at the turn of the decade are to have their faith restored in humanity, or at the very least, the television networks. Banks has announced that she will be returning with a new daytime talk show next year. According to Fox News Entertainment, the show will be similar to The View and The Talk in that there will be more than one host, although Banks is set to appear on the show and is credited as executive producer.
Needless to say, we are pumped. If you can count on Tyra for anything, it is bizarre antics and amazing sound bites. Now, we're being handed both on a shiny, silver platter. Tyra's new show is sure to come with some head-scratching, gif-worthy situations, and we will be keenly watching every minute of it. But before we can even begin to anticipate all the hilarity to come, let's look back on Tyra Banks' most… profound advice and words of wisdom.
On adoption: "I'm open to [adopting]. I'm definitely open. I've been wanting to do that since before it was cool."
Explaining modeling to her ANTM Girls: "Modeling is being a ho, but make it fashion."