We’ve been anticipating the release of Vogue Brazil‘s May 2015 cover, as rumors circulated Gisele Bündchen was set to front the issue in conjunction with the title’s 40th anniversary. Not only does the issue mark a celebratory occasion for Brazilian Vogue but Gisele’s successful career hits a momentous two-decade spot this year also. Going all out, the highest earning supermodel posed totally nude on a podium for Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, who captured the image in black and white for dramatic effect.
Are our forum members enjoying the view? “Her body looks so uncomfortable. The pose is totally awkward. I guess she is still not getting used to posing nude,” criticized congacon within seconds of the cover being posted.
Tinsley V slammed, “Completely unoriginal,” not feeling it.
“This is amazing. When you have a powerful picture (although I do admit the pose is slightly awkward), you don’t need much text on the cover,” KateTheGreatest enthused while switching up the mood a notch.
“I absolutely love the image – it reminds me of an athletic sculpture – but I don’t really like the cover design, something seems ‘off’ about the proportions of the title in relation to the shot itself,” shared tigerrogue.
Kokobombon certainly showed the cover some love. “I’m extremely biased but imo this has potential to become an iconic cover for her and the mag. I love the pose, very high fashion and her body is so toned – amazing!” she raved.
In agreement was TeeVanity: “Love it, Gisele is everything.” Things are looking up!
“Absolutely divine and powerful!” Nepenthes hailed.
Does Gisele’s new cover of Vogue tick all the right boxes? Add your comment here.
Victoria’s Secret just hit the refresh button on its roster of certified angels. Since losing Karlie Kloss and Doutzen Kroes, the world has been wondering which lucky set of beauties would be honored with their very own set of angel wings. Now we have our answer. Victoria’s Secret has just bestowed Angel status on 10 new girls.
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You’ll notice a lot of familiar names, Victoria’s Secret regulars who have posed for the brand but haven’t been given the lofty Angel title until now. and Taylor Hill have signed on as Victoria’s Secret’s new crop of heavenly bodies.
Naturally, most of these women are white, which is not surprising, although it is a tiny bit disappointing. Victoria’s Secret had an opportunity here to add a diverse group of new faces and they seem to have come up short, content with only two women of color. It would have been nice to see an Asian or Middle Eastern or Native American model. With the way people are buzzing about Lane Bryant’s #ImNoAngel campaign, adding a plus-size model like Robyn Lawley (who actually isn’t a plus-size person, just larger than the majority of straight-size models) to the mix could have been quite a powerful statement.
But politics aside, we can’t help but be happy for each of these women. A Victoria’s Secret contract for some is the difference between being a face only fashion people know to being a household name and each of these women are gorgeous, have worked hard through their careers and deserve credit for what they do. This is Victoria’s Secret’s largest group of contract models ever, so it is still a big moment for the brand, which mentioned in a statement that it is “substantially increasing its international distribution.”
What else would Kate King be wearing on the cover of Vogue Mexico? It should come as no surprise the Canadian beauty dons pieces from Dolce & Gabbana on the magazine’s recently-unveiled May 2015 cover. Kate has become a firm favorite of the Italian fashion house, having fronted both the mainline collection and cosmetic products on numerous occasions. She’s a natural at selling the allure of the Mediterranean, standing before the lens of photographer Martin Lidell and doing the brand justice.
Opinions in the thread from our forum members were left divided. “Beautiful covers!” announced Handbag Queen, kicking us off on a positive note.
“This is a lovely cover,” contributed Nomar soon after.
Also showing enthusiasm was justaguy who was quick to share, “The clothes are very appropriate for the market and Kate looks great in both shots,” acknowledging the two covers Vogue Mexico produced for the issue.
“Beautiful just like every month! I always love the concepts of Mexican Vogue, they are always trying and do not need celebrities. Pity their airbrushing is not always the best,” noted GlamorousBoy having some doubts.
“I love what she’s wearing, but the pose is too Cosmo. At least their layout improved and this is better than their previous offerings for 2015,” appreciated MON.
Forum member littlekiki wrote, “I can’t imagine Kate King wearing anything but D&G.”
Meidude suggested Vogue had hit the nail on the head this month: “Good choice of model and good shots.”
Check out the second cover for Mexican Vogue‘s May issue and drop us a comment here.
Wealthy Dior addicts all over the world are finally getting brand name baubles to go with their Lady Dior bags. The French fashion house is delving into the fine jewelry game and is getting the world ready with a campaign that is positively French and quintessentially Dior. To pump you up for the pricey fine jewels (which will set you back between $1,465 and $8,700), the design house is releasing a series of short films.
The animated shorts draw inspiration from creative director Victoire de Castellane’s sketches of her hanging out with Mr. Dior himself. The first film, La Rose des Vents, shows Castellane in a ball gown and Mr. Dior in a very smart suit lighting up a 70s-style ballroom with a chandelier and tunes to go with it. Silhouettes of Dior’s medallion light up the walls.
Dior’s fine jewelry line is expected to drop in France on May 11, extending to the rest of Europe on May 18 and making its way beyond the continent June 3. Take a look at one of the animated spots above and try to tell us it isn’t the most adorable thing you’ve seen so far today.
Schiaparelli has finally found a designer to take the place of Marco Zanini, who served at the helm of the house for a mere two seasons. Bertrand Guyon will take up the banner for the revived fashion house.
Guyon is no stranger to couture, having worked in that capacity for Givenchy, Christian Lacroix and Valentino. Guyon will be responsible for creating both ready-to-wear and couture for Schiaparelli and is slated to make his debut in his new position this July during Haute Couture Week.
“Elsa Schiaparelli is an enchanting couture house. I have always been fascinated by its exceptional legacy, its luminous and intimate story, its quirky and poetic world, its ultimate chic and its endless creativity,” Guyon said of his new appointment. “I feel honoured to be part of Schiaparelli today and develop it further, respecting its heritage and tradition while adding a contemporary and modern take, something Elsa Schiaparelli has always demonstrated.”
Zanini is rumored to have left Schiaparelli after feeling the position was not a good fit. In the meantime, we can’t wait to see what Guyon whips up for the house.
You need to clear your calendar ASAP, because Target has just announced a collaboration with Australian designer Dion Lee for a one-off women’s capsule collection.
“We were excited about the opportunity to create a collection that will give more women across Australia access to the Dion Lee brand,” the designer said in a press release. “The Dion Lee for Target collection is designed to reflect the lifestyle of the contemporary woman, mixing elements of tailoring, lounge and active wear, to create the ultimate modern wardrobe.”
The collection will consist of 35 pieces, featuring day-to-night clothing, loungewear, accessories, and Dion Lee’s first-ever activewear capsule. We can expect signature tailored detailing, laser-cut and technical fabrics, and, this is the best part, extremely affordable prices ranging from $25 to $119. Yes, that’s right, you can own a Dion Lee garment without having to splash the cash.