Dazed is a magazine that doesn’t usually receive much recognition on our forums, but with a cover subject like Gigi Hadid staring back at us from the front cover, how could we not take a look? The title celebrates its landmark 25th anniversary in publication this month and has gone all-out by delivering a selection of covers for us to choose from. Gigi came up first, followed by covers with Kate Moss, FKA Twigs and Pamela Anderson. Only a magazine like Dazed would serve up Gigi under some bed sheets, a hint of her face and body peeking out, while Harper’s Bazaaropted for a conservative close-up portrait.
However, Dazed‘s new cover failed to put the majority of our forum members in a celebratory mood. “Wow, something whimsical and mysterious for Dazed! Very fitting for their anniversary cover. Don’t care for Gigi, but this is a tremendous shot! All the elements came together rather nicely,” approved Benn98 straight away.
“Quite a nice cover but she could be anyone! I think Rankin did a great job at making her unrecognizable,” laughed KissMiss. (more…)
Fashion label Rag & Bone has brought Thom Yorke on board to create the soundtrack for its Spring 2017 collection. The Radiohead frontman has written an original new song titled Coloured Candy, which was played during the collection’s runway show.
The track, which features a Fitter Happier-style voice, reportedly takes lines from the newspaper which accompanied the release of Radiohead’s 2011 album The King Of Limbs and it’s just the latest in a series of collaborations Yorke has done with Rag & Bone.
You can watch the Rag & Bone launch show soundtracked by Thom Yorke, below.
Opening Ceremony gets it. Kenzo gets it. Kate Spade gets it. The secret to owning Fashion Week isn’t a runway show with a three-hour-long wait (cough, Kanye, cough) or an extravagant party with a guest list whose combined security force puts the Secret Service to shame. It’s self-awareness. It’s humor. It’s creating a beautiful line and hiring sharp-witted #GirlBosses like Carrie Brownstein and Ali Wong to help give it a stage.
This year, Kate Spade New York decided to approach Fashion Week a little differently. While the fashion set bemoaned the loss of the brand’s reliably awesome party-slash-presentation, we knew something great was coming.
Case in point: What could be better than a hilarious, star-studded, Kate Spade-filled show (as in fashion but also TV)? Hoping to reach a broader audience with its see-now-buy-now wares — and really reel that viewer in — Kate Spade has developed an ongoing series entitled “Miss Adventure.” And if the pervasiveness of the term “Netflix and chill” proves anything, it’s that the key to our hearts (and wallets) is scripted mishaps. (more…)
Our forums didn’t hide their disappointment with the September cover of Vogue featuring Kendall Jenner, but it seems as though the magazine has redeemed itself with the unveiling of its breathtaking October cover. As rumored on our forums, Lupita Nyong’o lends her grace and beauty to Vogue‘s front cover once again, as she makes a much-welcomed return for the third time. Nyong’o was joined by photographer Mario Testino as she traveled to her Kenyan hometown for the stunning cover shoot, which has resulted in a series of wonderfully refreshing fashion imagery.
Our forum members were full of awe and admiration. “One of the best Vogue covers in… years? Decades, even? Spectacular, only a woman with so much beauty, presence and character like Lupita could make this happen. I love that she’s been playing with traditional African headwraps during the Queen of Katwe press tour, happy that they used in the magazine too,” championed Marc10.
“This is a MUST buy. I’m blown away. I haven’t been a massive fan of Testino’s recent work but this is breathtaking. I’m struggling to remember the last time I liked a US Vogue cover this much. The makeup, the styling, the lighting…it just feels so authentic and approachable in a way that US Vogue always seems to aim for but struggles to achieve. Kudos to everyone involved,” applauded Edie123. (more…)
Victoria’s Secret isn’t exactly known for casting diverse models. Quite the opposite, in fact. As Mic points out, only two of the lingerie retailer’s 14 Angels are black — and none are above a size 14, or even a 10. However, we will give the loungewear giant this: behind the scenes, they’ve tried. In a recent interview with Refinery29, an ex-Victoria’s Secret retoucher who, for obvious reasons, chose to remain anonymous, had this to say for the brand: “They tried different models and different body types all the time.” Unfortunately, consumers did not respond and the absence of money talked: “One time, during a swim season, they had these two girls come in that had abs and thick thighs and busts. They were really toned and their skin was amazing. They were still obviously models. But they were a different look. But, they didn’t sell anything and so they stopped using those girls.”
While we doubt we’ll see any plus-size Angels anytime soon, Victoria’s Secret is diversifying (slightly) when it comes to race. Recently, the brand announced Zuri Tibby as the first black spokesmodel for Victoria’s Secret Pink. (more…)
Are we witnessing some secret deal between Condé Nast and Kendall Jenner? Because things just got a whole lotta suspicious now that Kendall has scored yet another cover of Vogue for the month of October. Something what most other working models only dream of, Kendall already has covers for Vogue Japan, Vogue Australia and Vogue Germany under her belt within the last couple of weeks (with an Allure cover thrown in for good measure), and now snatches the cover of Vogue Spain. This is, of course, in addition to her cover of American Vogue in September.
Our forum members were pleasantly surprised with the outcome. “At this point, this is even more ‘full on’ than Bella, when she started getting covers!! But I have to say it’s her best cover IMO! I like the makeup and the colors,” voiced Miss Dalloway.
“I love it, one of her best covers. I think that the crisp photography works really well with her expression and the styling,” admired kokobombon. (more…)