A few weeks ago, we got confirmation that Australia would get its own edition of Elle courtesy of ACP magazines. But now former ACP editor Alison Veness has one-upped the publishing powerhouse with news that she will launch local editions of high fashion Brit glossies 10Magazine and 10 Men.
Inadvertently slapping the faces of her ex-employers, the former Harper’s Bazaar editor and founding editor of Australian Grazia will compensate for her two-year hiatus from print by taking on the roles of publisher, editor, and director of both 10 and 10 Men. The deal she’s landed with Zac Publishing will see the magazine launching as a biannual hardcover print magazine in February and as a digital title from September.
Veness left ACP back in 2011 as Grazia started falling victim to slumping circulation rates, turning her shrewd hand to strategy working as a brand consultant for Collette Dinnigan. But it appears she’s putting the current state of print down to a failure to sate our appetite for fashion both bold and expensive.
“10 and 10 Men is a natural fit for Australian consumers who are internationally renowned for their love of fashion and have a thirst for luxury across all platforms. 10 is an independent, free-thinking and credible fashion destination among a plethora of formulaic, celebrity-obsessed publications,” Veness asserted via press release last week.
Certainly 10 has more in common with independent local magazines that are thriving in the face of economic uncertainty. Oyster recently celebrated their 100th print issue alongside a boost in print advertising and exponential growth digitally, and Russh has experienced an 18% growth in subscriptions over the last year. They manage this, too, with smaller budgets than titles like Vogue and Grazia, so there’s no reason that a combination of Vaness’ smarts and 10’s cutting-edge content won’t cause the publication to thrive. The Australian version will allegedly feature much of the same content as its British counterpart, with the addition of material tailored to suit a local audience.
Louboutin sprang into action and sought an injunction to prevent YSL from selling said red shoes, but in August 2011 an appellate judge, who also raised questions about the legality of the Louboutin brand’s trademark on red-soled shoes, denied the injunction. Of course, Louboutin wasn’t a fan of that decision and promptly filed an appeal.
In what seems like a small victory for the Louboutin brand today, a New York federal court of appeals has stated that Louboutin is, in fact, entitled to his red-sole trademark – except when the entire shoe is red. In the grand scheme of things, this is a victory for Louboutin because he has reestablished his right to protect his trademark against anyone and everyone. But, in terms of the YSL case, my take on things is that no real progress has been made. Sure, he can continue to pursue his case, but since the YSL pump in question is entirely red, making it theoretically immune to Louboutin trademark infringement, doesn’t it look like Louboutin will lose in the end? This should be a case-closed moment on Christian Louboutin versus YSL.
So, why is this battle still raging on and clogging up the legal system? It looks like Louboutin is hoping his luck will hold and the next judge will rule that he has a monopoly on all-red shoes as well. The case is already set to go back to a lower court for review with today’s ruling in mind.
Celebrities often seem to live life in a bit of a bubble, with the rest of us observing them as if they are captured and on display for our viewing pleasure. For the cover of AnOther Magazine’s Fall 2012 issue, actress Carey Mulligan has quite literally been photographed by Craig McDean within a giant plastic bubble. Styled by Olivier Rizzo, Mulligan wears structured tailored pieces by Prada and Miu Miu. The cover shot is unconventional, but forum members love what they see.
“I like the composition a lot actually,” honeycombchild shared. “Unusual for a cover shot, it's rather nice.”
Razzer called the cover composition “unique and eye catching.”
YoninahAliza posted, “I love that they shot her inside a giant bubble – it's certainly not something you see every day! I think it works really well, especially with the way Carey is styled for the cover.”
This issue of AnOther Magazine goes on sale next week, and in addition to Carey, you can expect a couture story shot in Paris, and a tribute to fashion’s power girls (Guinevere Van Seenus, Miranda Kerr, Natasha Poly, and Magdalena Frackowiak) styled by Olivier Rizzo and photographed by Willy Vanderperre.
Keira Knightley might be a bit camera-shy in her private life, but she really knows how to turn it on for the red carpet, and if her most recent appearance is any indication, the press tour for Anna Karenina will be fun to watch. Keira showed up to the worldwide premiere of the film in London wearing a romantic blush pink Chanel confection from the Fall 2012 Haute Couture collection. Forum members were completely bowled over by the look.
“Didn't even notice the dress during the couture show, but on Keira it looks absolutely amazing,” Wolkfolk stated.
Hermiola posted, “Pure elegance as usual. Love it!”
“Stunning!!” Chloe24 commented. “She looks like a dream in that dress. Such a pretty color on her too.”
Not only is the dress great on Keira, but her hair, makeup, and minimal accessories are also spot-on. She looks really beautiful without going over the edge and ornamenting herself with unnecessary elements. Well-played Ms. Knightley.
We all know by now that Anna Dello Russo is eccentric and over the top in everything she does (and everything she does is fashion-related in one way or another), so it really comes as no surprise that she, the self-proclaimed “Lady Gaga of fashion,” is set to release a pop song and video in conjunction with the release of her accessories collection for H&M.
Alex Turvey directed the new video, and the song, Fashion Shower, is a full length version of the teaser that Dello Russo shared on her blog earlier this year.
You’ll only have to wait until tomorrow to see the video in all of its (sure to be) gaudy ADR glory, but we’ll leave you with the teaser from earlier this year to whet your appetite. Just imagine that the new video will be more over the top, more editorial in its production, and filled to the brim with the gilded, wacky, tacky (and maybe kind of awesome) Anna Dello Russo for H&M accessories that will hit selected H&M stores worldwide on October 4.
Whether you love ADR, or love to hate ADR, the new music video is sure to be a must see.
UPDATE: The full music video can now be viewed hereand it's every bit as shiny, gold, blinged out and over-the-top as we thought it would be. I kind of feel like I need an actual shower after watching it though.