Prabal Gurung bested every other Instagram campaign reveal. [Fashionologie]
Would you like to see Megan Fox in an Avon ad? Please say, "duh." [BellaSugar]
Such pretty little liars, don't you want to dress identically to them? [FabSugar]
Hearst glossy magazine websites Elle.com and Cosmopolitan.com make some very exciting hires. [Refinery29]
You're doing 80s fashion wrong, says lady who dressed Keri Russell in The Americans. [Telegraph]
- No, the "Blurred Lines" Halloween costume does not actually involve being naked. [SheFinds]
Oscar de la Renta isn't the young, sexy starlet we typically see on September issue covers, but all the better: The American designer and one of his lovely creations appears on the upcoming issue of Gotham magazine. Because de la Renta's work is currently the subject of an exhibition at the Clinton Presidential Library (and also because of his willingness to play fairy godfather to John Galliano), the designer's been on a bit of a media tour.
He lets Fargo in on his less-than-complimentary opinion of Coco Chanel: "You know my first wife was French, and every Wednesday she would have lunch with Coco Chanel, who was not the nicest person, but they had a lot of fun. And Coco said something that rings so true: Birthdays are only important to a woman before 18 and after 90."
And here, he explains the fascinating reason Hillary Clinton couldn't cut her hair until she stepped down from her role at the State Department: "Doesn’t she look great now? I told her a while back [when she was Secretary of State] she should cut her hair. She said she couldn’t do it then because when she arrived in a foreign country and asked for a hairdresser, Homeland Security would have to check the person out. [Editor’s note: With long hair, she could style it herself.] But doesn’t she look fantastic now?"
Vs Magazine sent us a first look of its four Fall/Winter 2013 covers, which are out in September. The biannual print magazine tapped musician Courtney Love (photographed by Vincent Peters), actress Eva Green (Ellen von Unwerth), models Hailey Clauson and Luma Grothe (also von Unwerth) and Jessica Stam (Guy Aroch) for the issue. The issue is titled PLAYFUL, maybe in part because it makes playful use of hashtags as cover lines.
See all four covers below:
Even though director Fabien Constant's latest contribution to the growing genre of fashion documentary films, Mademoiselle C, hasn't opened yet, it's already practically a classic. The film, which follows former Paris Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld as she launches her own publication, CR Fashion Book, has been subject to the kind of obsessive pre-release coverage typically reserved for big budget superhero movies.
And that's for good reason, since Roitfeld is kind of like a superhero herself: Blessed with superstyling abilities, she is an outfitted vigilante, fighting the villainous forces of banality, ad pressure and societal taboos. But there's always one bad guy standing in her way: former friend Condé Nast has turned evil arch-nemesis, ousting Roitfeld from her throne at Paris Vogue and prohibiting many of fashion's top photographers from working with the editor on her new venture (to be fair, the photographers willingly signed exclusive contracts, so I might be mischaracterizing the publishing giant, which is less arch-villian than legal stickler).
Mademoiselle C will feature cameos from Karl Lagerfeld, Tom Ford, Donatella Versace, Diane Von Furstenberg, Alber Elbaz and many, many, more — all fashion superheroes in their own right. And importantly, the film was reportedly made according to the highest ethical and creative standards; Roitfeld had no say over final cut and actively made an effort to suppress her desire to control how she appears onscreen.
Or, as she put it: "I warned Fabien from the beginning that I would not judge the movie based on my image and I wouldn’t censor it on the grounds that I thought I looked bad on screen. I accepted his rules and trusted him as I trust everyone I work with. He had the same freedom in this movie that I have in my magazine, and I need that freedom."
Mademoiselle C opens in select theaters on September 11.
Russian top model Sasha Pivovarova graces yet another Vogue September issue after having already snagged one of the covers for the 8th anniversary issue of Vogue China this month. Photographer duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott shot Sasha for the September issue of Vogue Russia, also an anniversary issue, in their signature style, signalized by the oversaturated colors, the accentuation of dramatic makeup and heavy retouching. With Sasha being a long-time favorite of tFS forum members, the cover was bound to get positive reactions in the forums and it’s not surprising this striking image pleased a majority of the commenting fashionistas.
“It's always exciting to see Sasha be part of such an intense image,” posted Faith Akiyama.
And SkinnyBoy added, “This is taking me back to her Prada Fall 2006 ads. Intense! Gotta love Sasha.”
“Oh wow finally something different and fiery from them! It looks dope and so high fashion!” exclaimed Bertrando3.
Fashiognosis declared this a favorite Vogue September cover and MON called it one of the best Vogue Russia covers under Victoria Davydova’s direction. He wrote, “Amazing! That stare and that pose. Amazing!! Finally something worth remembering from Vogue Russia after the new EIC's tenure. I just hope they pick up from here, their 15th year anniversary.”
This opinion was shared by miguelalmeida who gushed, “This is for sure the best cover since the new EIC stepped in! Sasha looks soooo striking and FIERCE!!!!!! I LOVE IT! This got to be the only September issue that I'm excited to see the content, best September issue 2013 cover! Mert & Marcus did a superb job here! Congrats!”
I share the excitement over this cover and can point out numerous things I love about it – the styling, that glossy black hair on Sasha, the striking colors, the sexy pose and that intense and commanding stare. And yes, it's 'fierce!' Vogue Russia delivered a fantastic and intriguing cover, and basically, what’s not to like here?