With the June issues flooding in thick and fast this week, I thought it only right to look back at a past June issue for our flashback series. I'm a huge Instagram addict and constantly searching the hashtags of my favorite models and photographers. I happened to stumble across a stunning image of Gisele Bundchen and after doing a quick search online, I found out which magazine and issue the image was from (the joys of modern technology, right?). Luckily I happened to have the issue in my collection.
The June 2006 issue of US Vogue features Uma Thurman. The American actress is photographed by Mario Testino and styled by Tonne Goodman who selected Thurman to wear a Maison Martin Margiela silver mesh top with an Eres white bikini for the effortlessly summery cover. Uma's pictures inside are just as flawless as the cover shot. It's the type of direction that Testino excels at, each and every time.
IMAGE CREDIT: MARK E
Please excuse the unattractive sticker on my personal scan above (I'm unwilling sacrifice the condition after all these years — I knew you'd understand).
This 244-page issue consists of very seasonal stories whilst still providing the reader with a range of summer fashions. We see fashion stories from Patrick Demarchelier, Steven Meisel and Miles Aldrige. Models include Gisele Bundchen, Amber Valletta and Caroline Trentini — all the American Vogue regulars.
'Water Baby' by Patrick Demarchelier with Gisele is my favorite story from the whole issue. It's just one of those fashion stories that works every single time, without fail. Shot in a studio and with Tonne Goodman to work her magic during the shoot, it's no wonder it's faultless image after image. A sun-kissed Bundchen wears a range of pieces from Michael Kors, Dolce & Gabbana, Bottega Veneta and Carolina Herrera, to name a few.
Check out the dormant thread for the June 2006 issue here. You too might also find a blast from the past. Enjoy!
Fendi's celebrating the opening of its new London flagship by giving back to the kids…with the help of a few big names, and label-obsessed folks with deep pockets. The Italian brand's launched its Peekabo Project, a line of celebrity-designed bags to benefit the Kids Company, a charity to aid child abuse victims. Fendi's tapped 10 celebrities to design 10 limited-edition versions of its Peekabo bag, to be auctioned off from now to May's end.
The bags each represent its creator's personal taste, although some, like Cara Delevingne's, which has her initials emblazoned on it, are easier to spot. Jerry Hall created a bight red croco-embossed carryall inspired by Chinese culture, Naomie Harris' monochrome butterfly-spangled tote reads, "Truth, Love, Freedom" in it's "peekaboo" pocket, and Georgia May Jagger silkscreened a photo she took herself onto her version…before decorating it with a million sequins. The most fun option has to be Adele's, which is decorated with a set of flirty lashes and rainbow-colored resin studs down the sides.
It's a collection for charity, so the starting bids (most at £15,000) are predictably steep. But when you're a wealthy person who luh da kidz, we guess money is of little concern. So far, Gwyneth Paltrow's white reptile-embossed bag is currently in the lead with a £20,000-pound bid, while Naomie and Zaha Hadid's follow at £18,000 and £16,000, respectively.
If you've got the extra cash lying around, you can bid on the bags here.
You can take the girl out of Australia, but you can’t take Australia out of the girl. Or at least out of her Spring 2014 campaign, which comprises an all-star local lineup of O.G. supermodel Emma Balfour, photographer Holly Blake, and of course the Ellery brand itself. There’s also a bunny, which we’ll assume is also a homegrown.
Since relocating to Paris two seasons ago, Kym Ellery has only strengthened her roots. Silhouettes are engulfing, metallics are shinier, textures are richer, and flares and bell sleeves have reached positively epic proportions. If you’re not here for the flare, look away now.
This collection added to that DNA an interesting mix of decadent eveningwear and punky edges – her kick-off point was looks the Ellery girl would wear on the red carpet — the combined effect of which was the exact opposite of last year’s Met Gala tragedy. (Reviews of Ellery’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia show last month were almost unanimously positive.) Contemporary Australian artist Ben Barretto also worked with the designer to refashion his woven tapestries into bustier tops made from bricklayers’ line and abseiling cords.
Blake shot the campaign in Wahroonga’s iconic Rose Seidler house, home of famous architect Harry Seidler. So many local legends. You can watch a video of the campaign shoot here.
Gwyneth Paltrow's really been going through it these days, dealing with two "conscious uncouplings;" one from her soon-to-be ex-husband Chris Martin, and the other, from Seb Bishop, Goop's former CEO. But that's not stopping her form going onward and upward. She's also in the process of moving the headquarters of her lifestyle site from London to Los Angeles, and it looks like things are moving fast out in Cali for the Goopster. She posted a photo to Instagram of what seems to be the L.A. storefront for a Goop pop-up shop, which will be open from May 5-11. So that's why she couldn't make it to the Met Gala…!
The location of the store appears to be in the Brentwood County Mart, which already houses stores like James Perse, Jenni Kayne and Intermix.
The question still remains: will Gwyn be actually working in the store? We know, anything is more exciting than the boring 'ol Met Gala, but we wonder if Paltrow's shaking off the airs of celebrity to go do regular folk things, like work in a store while the rich and famous twirl in couture gowns underneath some old statue of a naked dude?
Probably not. Anyone plan on stopping by the shop next week?
In a speech delivered at Copenhagen Fashion Summit, newly appointed New York Times fashion critic, Vanessa Friedman, argues that "sustainable fashion" is a contradiction in terms, and that consumers and designers will have to rethink their relationship to clothing to deal with the challenges posed by the current fashion system. [FashionEditorAtLarge]
If you hate wearing tights, you are a mystery to me. [FabSugar]
J. Crew is launching a new "low-priced concept." [Racked]
Alexa Chung thinks normcore is "offensive." [Fashionista]
Never have bacne again. That way you never have to say the word "bacne" either. [BellaSugar]
Marc Jacobs does NOT like the Met Gala dress code this year. [Vogue UK]
Kelly Cutrone intends to gift a goat to Lena Dunham. [WWD]
Lily Allen has done a great job recently of offending a whole load of people since she came back to the world of pop with her new album Sheezus, from posting naked pictures of herself to making fun of Beyonce's "Drunk in Love' video, but now she has landed herself in hot water again with feisty British model Jourdan Dunn.
(images L-R: Getty, WENN)
Dunn called Allen up on her lyrics of her song "Insincerely Yours" which is featured on Sheezus, where Lily pretty much takes on the mastercrew of British models and their "ugly children." Dunn, who is a mother, tweeted Allen asking, "Ermm @lilyallen who's 'ugly kids' was you talking about in this song??"
Allen was quick to respond saying, "It's a reference to something another artist said about my children on Twitter," which was probably in reference to the comments made by Azealia Banks last July, but Lily further tried to remedy the situation saying, "[I] only mentioned you cause your name rhymes with 'one'. Sorry."
Good old Dunn wasn’t really up for that, though, and hardly being the wallflower, retorted to the singer with a rather sarcastic response: "@lilyallen Ohhh because my name rhymes with 'One'!!!! Look at you, you lil lyrical genius!!" the 23-year-old replied.
Then of course, Allen responded with a friendly, “Get out more.”
It must be tiring for Allen, having to constantly validate her lyrics, although this may start to make her think twice about what and who she is singing about. As far as her Twiter rants go, she simply ended this battle with, "I'm sick of explaining my lyrics to people, they're pop songs, no more, no less. If you don't get it or like it, look the other way. Simples." There has been no response from model Dunn as yet so perhaps that has settled it.