John Michel Basquiat used crowns to signify his ambition, his own majestic power and that of the figures he admired. Now, some spurred on by body positive Australian mommy blogger Constance Hall, others by the pulse of popular lexicon, women on Instagram are borrowing from Basquiat and performing their own self-coronations — in the form of tattoos.
Constance Hall, who boasts over 100,000 Instagram followers, is one of those inspirational women who seeks to empower other females in their orbit by reminding them they are strong queens and deserve to be treated as such. (Side note: One of our favorite moments on television this past year was when Broad City’s Ilana, while tearfully telling her bestie Abbi of a breakup with her open relationship partner Lincoln, rather than jealously cutting down his new, monogamous partner, referred to her as “a queen, just like us.”) Constance constantly celebrates her followers’ magnificence, titling her blog Queens of Constance and her book Like a Queen. (more…)
Kaia Gerber is the hottest new thing on the block and the fashion industry continues to embrace the daughter of modeling royalty Cindy Crawford. She’s already been on the cover of Vogue Paris, posed before the lens of the legendary Steven Meisel, done an advertising campaign for Alexander Wang and now takes to the cover of POP — her first big solo blue-chip magazine cover. Complete with a very evident concept referencing back to her mom’s modeling heyday, Kaia participated in an 80s-inspired cover shoot by Charlotte Wales and we’re loving it. Serving up a trio of youthful covers and a lengthy fashion spread to seal the deal, Kaia’s a welcome sight if you ask us.
Members of our forums were delighted. “She needs to work on her modeling but she’s miles ahead of Kendall already and there’s no doubt she is going to blossom into a beautiful young lady. She truly is her mother’s daughter, the resemblance is uncanny in some of those pics,” said marsnoop2 straight away.
“So stunning! This is what a Vogue Paris cover should be like TBH,” championed JoCaderone. (more…)
Rihanna, she’s just like us. She loves her wine to the exclusion of most other inanimate objects, she enjoys wearing fuzzy objects on the regular, she counts Naomi Campbell as one of her fashion icons. The only difference between Robyn Fenty and us, really, is that she’s now welcome to phone Naoms at any time of night and regularly receives beauty care packages from her childhood idol cum best friend for life.
In a recent Instagram post, RiRi fanned out, much like we would, at the sight of Naomi modeling her Fenty ready-to-wear designs in the September issue of Vogue Italia (for which Campbell also modeled Riccardo Tisci for Nike and Yeezy for Adidas). Styled by Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele, the Fenty branch of the editorial features Naomi in white thigh-high boots (Rihanna’s preferred length), a hoodie accented with corset-like lacing, gothic-lettered headbands and more. Campbell lends her tough edge to the gym-chic line, which we first glimpsed at Fenty’s inaugural fashion show last February (Naomi sat front row, of course). The much-anticipated streetwear collection will hit stores September 6 and, like everything else RiRi touches, is sure to sell out. (more…)
Kendall Jenner only recently just made the big time by scoring American Vogue‘s all-important September cover and she now surfaces as Vogue Japan’s cover girl for October 2016 (yes, October issues already). Back on the cover for a second time within the space of a year, Kendall was once again shot by photographic duo Luigi & Iango for the occasion with styling from Anna Dello Russo. Following Bella Hadid‘s cover appearance last month, Kendall got decked out in head-to-toe Balenciaga, but the newest addition to her portfolio wasn’t exactly well-received as it came to light earlier today.
“God that expressionless stare. Literally looks like a cardboard cut-out. Don’t vibe it at all. At least Wednesday Addams was intriguing with her blank stare,” pointed out an unimpressed SpeakThatJDunn the moment the cover dropped.
In agreement was dodencebt, replying, “Now that you’ve mentioned it, I can’t help but imagine Christina Ricci in this. It would have been a thousand times better.” (more…)
Back for the seventh time, Vogue American Express Fashion’s Night Out is once again set to unite thousands of shoppers with VIP Guests and retailers in Sydney’s CBD this September.
The inaugural Fashion’s Night Out event took place in New York City in 2009 and was created to celebrate shopping and support the fashion industry during the global financial crisis. The latest Sydney edition of the event will see over 600 brands participate in the night, which will feature pop-up runways, giveaways, plenty of live entertainment and heaps of celebrity guests.
Vogue Fashion’s Night Out is celebrated in more than 20 countries worldwide and is not only a great night out for the fashion-conscious, but also gives scope to Sydney as a premiere shopping powerhouse. “This event gives focus to, and helps celebrate, Sydney as a global fashion shopping destination which is good for local jobs and good for the economy,” says City of Sydney CEO Monica Barone. “Fashion design, manufacturing and retail businesses strengthen our economy and provide thousands of jobs – that’s why the City is committed to lend its support.”
Vogue American Express Fashion’s Night Out 2016 kicks off at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 1st September and runs across Sydney’s Martin Place, Pitt St Mall, the QVB and Strand Arcade. For more information, head to the Vogue website.
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Maybe it’s because Harry Potter and the Cursed Child just came out, but after watching Teen Vogue’s ode to Condé mainstay Grace Coddington, the first thing that came to mind were the words of Sirius Black: “If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” From the video — an homage to the grace of Grace as told by her former assistants — it’s clear that the fashion frontrunner is the ultimate counterpoint to the Miranda Priestly stereotype. In addition to possessing a fantastic, one-of-a-kind imagination that’s given rise to some of Vogue’s most iconic editorials, Coddington is apparently the world’s best boss. “You taught me how to fight, you taught me how to tell a story, you taught me the importance of a good laugh,” Samira Nasr insists to her mentor. Vanity Fair fashion and style director Jessica Diehl swears that Grace still impacts “lots and lots and lots of parts of [her] life.” Watch the full video below and prepare to feel even more longing to learn, firsthand, the divine secrets of the Grace Coddington sisterhood.
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