Yes, you read that right, the radiant Kate Moss has graced the cover of the most covetable magazine, Vogue, for the 35th time, looking effortless as ever whilst proving to everyone that she is far more than just a (very) pretty face.
(image: Craig McDean, British Vogue)
Not only has she modelled for the cover but is showcasing her work as a stylist in her second shoot for the British title as their contributing fashion editor, as well as unveiling her hotly anticipated forthcoming collection for Topshop, which has not been seen anywhere until now. We have to admit, it is is a pretty impressive presentation of work, all in one issue.
Next to the headline "The Great British Model Takeover," Moss is looking her usual nonchalant self on the cover shot by Craig McDean, spinning around in a silver tasselled lurex jacket from her upcoming Topshop collection, her first in three years. The jacket was created to replace one that she lost, so clearly Moss' designs are very personal.
Freja Beha Erichsen styled by Kate Moss, British Vogue (image: Criag McDean, British Vogue)
Within the issue, Moss has given an even bigger sneak peek into the collection with her shoot featuring the queen of laidback luxury, Freja Beha Erichsen. The image released today shows Erichsen in true Kate Moss style, teaming up floral chiffon with a raffia woven waistcoat, an embroidered leather bustier and denim hot pants with blanket-stitching and eyelet details. If this is anything to go by, the rest of the collection is going be on everyone’s summer shopping list.
You can see the whole shoot in the May issue, which is out on Monday April 7. Kate Moss' latest collection for Topshop will be in stores and online in May.
BREAD SHAMING. This the story of a brave fashion writer who dared speak truth to anti-carbism, the greatest threat to female friendship since the dawn of internalized sexism.
Portrait of a Young Woman Eating Bread / Image: Getty
"Aimee Blaut is astonished. The Stockholm-based editor of The Formula has just handed me half a Balthazar croissant, and in two seconds, I’ve scarfed it down. This doesn’t seem like a big deal, but Blaut’s perfect red lips have formed a shocked “O” shape—the same kind of are-you-kidding-me expression that came with Prabal Guring’s streaker.
'What?' I ask, lightly touching my mouth in search of leftover crumbs.
'I’ve never seen an American girl eat bread out in the open like that,' coughs Blaut. 'Not a fashion person in New York, anyway… or any of my friends in Miami…'
…Blaut launches into a half-hushed rant: 'You get dirty looks when you eat bread in front of stylish Americans,' she explains.”
It's true: In New York, it is considered quite gauche to consume buttery, flaky French pastries when offered to you by a friend over breakfast. If it were me, I would have snatched that croissant out of my Stockholm-based blogger friend's hand and mushed it up all over her face, greasing her skin with the pastry's buttery crust.
In all seriousness, real friend's don't let friends miss out on delicious bread-related opportunities. Additionally, the only acceptable thing to say when you see another woman eating bread is: "Can I have some?" FURTHERMORE: If bread shaming is truly a big problem in your day-to-day, maybe it's because you're running your life like a Sex and the City parody.
[Bread Shaming: Are You Doing It? - ELLE]
It’s no secret that London is filled with quite the eclectic mix of fashion trends and it’s not until you venture over to one of its areas such as Hampstead Heath that those flamboyant outfits disappear and instead you feel totally submerged within that genuine British heritage vibe. Welcome the gangs of dog walkers donning Hunter wellies and Barbour jackets, and yes, that’s exactly how you’ve seen Kate Middleton dressed so many times before.
The epitome of all things British heritage, Barbour has just announced an exciting new collaboration for A/W 2014 in the form of Land Rover — that’s right, the car maker. Together they debuting their first-ever clothing line quite simply called Barbour for Land Rover, catering to both men and women, with the choice between countryside or more urban offerings.
The Duchess Of Cambridge Visits Great Tower Scout Camp, Getty
Get ready for a host of traditional Barbour waxes or quilt finished jackets, as well as a surprising injection of luggage, and all with an update twist.
Prices are estimated to retail from around £249 upwards, and quite frankly, things couldn’t get anymore British feeling if you tried. If you can’t wait until its launch, however, you can still get your fashion fix with Barbour’s current offerings here.
After the gorgeous cover of the April issue of Italian Vogue surfaced on the tFS forums yesterday, many members couldn't help being curious about the striking but fairly unknown cover model. Who is the exotic-looking model who appears to be a new Steven Meisel favorite?
Issa Lish at Anna Sui Fall 2014 in New York (image credit: imaxtree)
Issa Lish is Mexican and has her Japanese father to thank for her beautiful Asian features. She has been sporting her signature bold bangs since starting out as a model three years ago. For several seasons she was only seen walking smaller shows during Fashion Week in New York.
“Personally, I don't see a model in her but she could pull off some it girl,” pointed out forum member cologne_rocks in 2011.
It wasn’t until she walked Saint Laurent in Spring 2014 that more people started paying attention to her. Later she walked Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Spring 2014. When she opened the Anna Sui show in New York in the Fall 2014 runway season, astute fashion followers knew big things were to happen for this stunner. Steven Meisel is known to handpick girls for that show and it was obvious he had taken a liking to her.
Issa Lish at Saint Laurent Spring 2014 and at Jean Paul Gaultier HC Spring 2014 (image credit: imaxtree.com)
Forum member leblue15 perfectly summarized what is to come for this exotic beauty:
“[The Vogue Italia cover] is amazing!! I'm sure it will [make big names take notice of her], a Vogue Italy cover always does that and her opening Anna Sui plus this cover makes her his new favorite. Steven Meisel has a lot of power in pushing a model career, he is a tastemaker and then everybody follows like sheep, so I'm sure others will start using her more. Let's not forget that she opened a Saint Laurent show so Hedi [Slimane] likes her and Jean Paul Gaultier likes her as well….she has it for a very good start. I like her look, she is not like a clone, she has a very distinctive look.”
Are you excited to see where Issa's career is heading? Check her thread on the forums for regular updates.
"Next Management represents a broad range of talent across a variety of categories from model to musician, blogger to bistro owner, prop stylist to personality, and much, much more," writes Director of Social Media, Damien Neva, in the release announcing the legendary New York City modeling agency's disruptive new talent category: Next Pets.
With a roster of top talent (the schnauzer Beau, pictured above, has already signed on as one of the division's big names), Next Pets will oversee the successful careers of the world's best known petlebrities and develop new "faces" for the rapidly expanding animal meme and pet care industries.
"Establishing an image pets board in today’s market is an absolutely crucial first step to cornering the high fashion and luxury segments of the estimated $53 billion pet industry in the United States alone," says Neva, citing Buzzfeed as a major potential client. There's also opportunity to connect Next Pets talent with some of the more traditional fashion brands that already work with the agency's human modeling divisions.
When asked whether the agency had signed on one of the best-known names in the global pet sector, Karl Lagerfeld's cat, Choupette, Neva responded in the negative: "That would be the pet signing, though I do not think the Kaiser would sanction third party representation."
Read more at Next Management's blog and Tweet your pet talent suggestions using the hashtag #NextPets. Oh and also — happy April Fool's Day!
She rarely takes a bad photograph, so it's no wonder H&M has enlisted Gisele Bundchen to front its upcoming summer campaign. The Brazilian beauty is photographed by Lachlan Bailey on the beach wearing a range of swimwear and Seventies-style bohemian dresses. This isn't Bundchen's first time fronting the Swedish brand; she was also the face of the Spring 2011 and Fall 2013 advertising campaigns.
IMAGE CREDIT: WWD VIA TFS FORUMS
There will also be a song and video released to coincide with the campaign. Gisele went into the studio with French music producer and DJ Bob Sinclar to voice a cover of Blondie’s Heart of Glass.
IMAGE CREDIT: WWD VIA TFS FORUMS
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