After Isabeli Fontana's disastrous June cover, Vogue Mexico is back on track with its latest installment. The magazine released the July 2014 cover via Twitter just before the weekend. Victoria's Secret Angel Lily Aldridge fronts the new issue, photographed by James Macari. The American model wears a top from Rag & Bone teamed with a pair of beige leather pants from Salvatore Ferragamo.
IMAGE CREDIT: TWITTER.COM/VOGUEMEXICO VIA TFS FORUMS
Even after getting a more simplistic cover, members of our forums aren't so convinced. "Dreadful! Who chose those pants for the cover? It looks imbalanced like her torso is very short," comments Urban Stylin.
After a comment regarding Isabeli's cover, Bertrando3 replied: "To me both covers look bad. This one we have a pair of pants that look huge, a top that looks messy (I mean her chest looks weird and the top could have been easily adjusted from her back to look nicer on the front), they mixed gold and silver and her face doesn't say anything to me. I'll give this cover a 4/10."
Discussion later shifted to the styling: "I loooove the pants, rings and bracelets, I haaaate the crop top and necklace," wrote GlamVal.
"Lily looks good here but can 't say the same for the styling," echoed justaguy.
Await the accompanying cover story inside the thread and join the discussion here.
Three years since her last Isabel Marant campaign, Gisele Bündchen returns as the face of the French fashion label's Fall 2014 collection. She replaces Daria Werbowy, who served as Marant's campaign girl prior to Gisele's return. The Brazilian model dons pieces from the latest collection, which features menswear-inspired items with casual tailoring and thick knit sweaters. Gisele embodies Parisian chic perfectly, while being photographed in both the studio and the outdoors.
IMAGE CREDIT: ISABELMARANT.COM VIA TFS FORUMS
Forum members are delighted with the outcome. "This is flawless," comments Nepenthes.
GIVENCHYlover shared the same outlook and wrote, "So cool, great styling." Cool being a word often used to describe the Marant aesthetic.
ALAUU noticed a lack of over-airbrushing which is always refreshing: "Love the freckles. The campaign doesn't seem to make much sense just like last season, but Gisele looks great."
"I love every single shot (although they went overboard on the freckles), but I'm confused. Is this an outdoor campaign? Studio? Regardless can't wait to see more. Gisele is perfection," wrote Elfinkova.
Check out the thread for more images and share your opinion here.
After modelling in the fashion industry for over 15 years, Tanya Linney has been exposed to ideas of materialism, consumerism, sexual exploitation and the role of beauty and age on a regular basis. Now that her modelling days are behind her, the Australian beauty has chosen to explore these controversial ideas through her art and is launching an exhibition in Sydney's Surry Hills this July.
"In a modern society full of visual overload and stimulus, we are becoming increasingly obsessed with the exterior self-image, tempting and fuelling our social anxieties," she says. "The idea of ‘self’ has become a comic gentrification, a bi-product of materialism and identities formed through brands."
And although her art touches on some serious topics, Linney reminds her audience that the work is not as heavy as we may think, and as with all her work there is a layer of humour to the collection. “As much as we explore these aspects of society, we also learn not to take ourselves too seriously, which is a notion often forgotten in today’s world of celebrity, fame and glamour,” she explains.
Even with her newfound power to put the spotlight on problems within the industry through her art, Linney is still a part of the fashion world. Since becoming an artist, Linney has worked with some of Australia's most prestigious designers including Kirrily Johnston, Sass and Bide and Ksubi on various projects, and her collaboration with Dion Lee in 2011 saw her art used on fabrics for his collection.
The Tales of Tempt collection comprises 18 one-off pieces using paint, charcoal, oil, collage and enamel on canvas and wood. It is Linney's first significant shift away from her usual methods of photography and collage.
The Tales of Tempt exhibition will run from July 4 – July 10, 2014.
16-18 Foster Street
Surry Hills 2010 NSW
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We're willing to admit we've perused hot & busted, a tumblr dedicated to mugshots of attractive men. And we're not ashamed because some of those guys are really handsome. But no mugshot you could find on that site can compare to Stockton, California's Jeremy Meeks', which went viral because, well, boy is foine.
Swooning yet? Pump the breaks, because he's a convicted felon and alleged gang member, now back in jail on felony weapon charges, for which he is currently pending a second conviction. He previously served nine years for grand theft auto. It is for this reason that a lot of people have been wagging the finger at the attention he's been getting, saying that he's being put on a pedestal for his looks. Needless to say, Jeremy Meeks is a guy who probably had a tough upbringing which eventually led to a life of crime and in his words, he's done stuff he's "not proud of."
Of course, we should care that he's not someone you'd ideally take home to mom. But your eyes can't deny those cheekbones, those pillowy, perfectly-shaped lips and those ice gray eyes. The guy's got a look. And it's very editorial–and I wanna stare at it for hours. That's a face (and maybe body) that could sell some clothes. Sorry I'm not sorry.
While we all hope he is punished in a manner fitting for his crime (never a guarantee under U.S. Justice System), maybe when he gets out, some agency will offer him a modeling contract? Whisk him away from a life of crime to the Paris runwa–ugh, there I go glamorizing him.
He's not a model citizen, but Jeremy Meeks is out-of-control gorgeous–and that's OK! You don't need to condone his lifestyle to appreciate his beauty.
Mulberry's brand may be falling out of favour since the departure of designer Emma Hill, but it's still pushing a lot of weight behind the continued partnership with model, muse and enfant terrible, Cara Delevingne. Never one to shy away from the spotlight, or any ensuing controversy, the London It girl and coveted model stripped down for the just-released ad campaign.
The featured bag, which is a quilted hybrid shape somewhere between a backpack and a handbag, will be available in two sizes and a range of colours from emerald green to monochrome camouflage. The brand, whose other It girl-inspired bags include the Del Rey and Alexa, has also released a behind-the-scenes video to support the collaboration.
"Being a muse for Mulberry, it's just very funny to me," says Cara in the video as she departs from London's iconic Paddington station. "Just saying it now, the fact that I inspire the brand…it's a two way street, you know? The amount I get back is exactly the same."
The video shows the model taking a trip to the factory and overseeing the production of her signature bag. Getting your bag handmade by Cara is a bit of a pipe dream, but you can get your hands on the exclusive style by entering a competition on Mulberry's Cara-themed hub.