- Love her or hate her, folks are clamoring to capitalize off the buzz surrounding Iggy Azalea, including MTV, who has just tapped the Australian rapper to host its House of Style show. [Vibe]
- Nicki Minaj fires back at haters over her bootylicious “Anaconda” cover by posting photos of “acceptable” butts, since, you know, showing your cheeks when you’ve got a full, round rump is so ~scandalous~. [Styleite]
- Admit it — you use emojis in text messages more than actual words. And you’re not alone! [NYT]
- Burt’s Bees is launching an organic cotton children’s line…and it looks totally adorable. [WWD]
- For the first time, the Pirelli calendar will feature a plus-sized model. [WWD]
- Khloe Kardashian says she hasn’t had sex with her new boo, French Montana, in several days because of Ramadan. And that’s your dose of TMI for the day. [Page Six]
- A recent interview with Vogue Paris is causing folks to speculate whether Daria Werbowy is engaged or not. [Fashion Copious]
- How do you gift Kate Middleton, the girl who has everything? If you’re Victoria Beckham, you do it with a pair of Christian Louboutin boots. [InStyle]
- The CFDA has taken control of the Fashion Week Calendar — be prepared for a few changes… [WWD]
Cora Corré, Dame Vivienne Westwood’s striking 17-year-old granddaughter, has joined her fashionable family by signing to top agency Next Model Management.
This won’t come as a total surprise to anyone who saw Cora in her modelling debut for LOVE magazine last year, but the daughter of Agent Provocateur founders Serena Rees and Joe Corré has taken a step to cement her new career by signing fully with the renowned agency who also boast the likes of Alexa Chung, Jamie Bochert and Lily McMenamy on its books.
It’s not hard to see why she has been signed up, either, with her dark, striking features and amazing hair, which may not be the flamed hue of her rebellious grandma, but has us feeling jealous nonetheless.
Next Model’s London president Amanda Bretherton is totally taken with her as well, saying, “Cora has such an infectious personality and a true love and understanding of British fashion. Our clients love her — she is so beautiful and fun to be around. She is part of the new wave of bright young London things. We are thrilled to be representing her at Next.”
Unsurprisingly with her fashion lineage, Cora has already had a stint on the catwalk, walking for Westwood’s Gold and Red label collections in London and has also walked for Giles. So the Brits are already team Cora, in and out of the family.
Daria Werbowy has knocked it out of the park once more. The Lancôme beauty stars on The Wall Street Journal‘s all-important September 2014 issue, which is due out August 16. Captured by Josh Olins, Daria is shot against a studio backdrop and is styled in a modern 70s-inspired look by Alastair McKimm, wearing a mixture of Gucci and Louis Vuitton. Daria and Josh have previously collaborated on Mango‘s Fall 2014 advertising campaign.
It’s no wonder members of our forums are head-over-heels for WSJ‘s latest cover. “Love love love it!!! Everything is working for me! Werk it Daria!!!” enthused fashionlover2001.
“Such a kick *** cover! Cool, effortless, classy, confident. Truly stunning!” wrote congacon.
Bertrando3 agreed: “Daria looking incredibly chic and gorgeous (note the return of fur) on the cover of The Wall Street Journal is really nice.”
MyNameIs appreciated seeing Daria in different styling and wrote, “Daria looks amazing. I love that they’ve styled her like this instead of that usual casual/hobo/rock/unwashed style they usually put her in.”
“Agreed, it’s nice to see a more polished version of her compared to the rocker thing you mentioned, or the raw and messy haired version we also frequently see of her. This is lovely,” replied HeatherAnne.
“This cover shot is a perfect example of Daria’s versatility and why she’s one of the highest paid and most sought-after models working right now,” complimented lelaid.
I doubt I will be able to get through the weekend if I don’t see Daria’s cover story (if there actually is one — let’s hope!), because I am completely sold on everything about this! Await the content and in the meantime, join the discussion here.
Maybe Saginaw County, Michigan Sheriff William Federspiel was onto something when he blamed Orange Is the New Black for making orange prison jumpsuits in vogue. It seems the prison chic bug has also bit Alexander Wang. The label released its Fall 2014 campaign, and the concept is all about jail. Wang tapped Steven Klein to lens a series of images featuring Anna Ewers, Vanessa Moody, Lexi Boling, Kat Hessen and Katlin Aas posing through a prison-like window — so yeah, maybe we are a little obsessed with the Netflix series…
But we wouldn’t have it any other way. The campaign also seems to be a hit with our forum members, who are pretty much gushing over Wang’s latest.
“Wang and Klein hit it out of the ballpark once again,” wrote Melancholybaby. “Happy to see Anna return after last season too. The concept will do wonders for the collection.”
Even Fiercification seemed to like the ad in spite of his reservations: “Anna is stellar here…I feel we’ve seen this theme from Meisel/Alex White before a few years ago in that W ed and Klein’s images are still over-saturated, but those quibbles aside, I really like these images; particularly the second.”
Vitamine W, however, wasn’t as impressed as the rest: “Excuse me, if one quasi subversive theme is beaten to death by the fashion click [sic] it’s prisons, schools, fences and cellblocks. I’m truly disappointed by the lack of imagination by team Klein and worse by ‘creative’ director Pascal Dangin. The pictures are technically decent, Anna looks great but it’s not working for me, this pseudo bad girl vibe, again. Besides that, I wish Vanessa would have taken the star role and other models from the superbly casted show would have rounded off the cast, but this bunch is just a poor selection.”
“Jail? Looks a bit more like schoolgirl detention to me,” offered a confused lucy92.
A thread has been active for Vogue Spain’s August issue for a week now, and at first our forum members couldn’t figure out who the cover star was. It turns out she’s Spanish actress Blanca Suárez, photographed by Giampaolo Sgura wearing a white feathered ensemble by Chanel, which was styled by Sara Fernandez. Shot on location surrounded by luscious gardens, Blanca is also seen for a series of photos inside the magazine where she appears to be channeling Jane Birkin — or is that just me?
“I don’t know who she is, but it’s a lovely cover, I like the text placement,” wrote KateTheGreatest.
“Who is she?” questioned fashionlover2001.
Forum member Zhanna came to everyone’s rescue and informed us: “She’s a popular actress in Spain. Best known for two TV series and actually is one of the ‘Almodovar girls’ (The Skin I Live In/La Piel Que Habitó/ and I’m So Excited!/Los Amantes Pasajeros). Blanca also is now the face of Intimissimi.” She went on to add, “I don’t think she’s the right choice for a Vogue cover. She’s not Penélope. Only famous in Spain.”
“Average run of the mill kind of cover. There’s not really much else to say,” commented Abracadabra.
Oxymore was left underwhelmed as well and wrote, “That could have been a great cover but it’s just the expression on her face that is kind of weird. As always, I’m sure there will be a better picture in the cover story that would have made a better cover. And she reminds me of Jessica Biel with the bang.”
So, what do you think? Are you a fan? You can view the cover story as well as the rest of the fashion content inside the thread here.
It’s another random back issue I’ve selected for this week’s fashion flashback. The reason I decided to take a look back at the British edition of Harper’s Bazaar is because theFashionSpot forum members are divided in their opinion regarding the direction of today’s Bazaar. Justine Picardie is the current editor-in-chief of the magazine, who took over for Lucy Yeomans in 2013. Picardie’s take is very relaxed and mature with a hint of country. Yeomans’ was glamorous and oozed a sophisticated sexiness — a real difference between the two editors’ styles.
The May 2008 issue of UK Harper’s Bazaar has Liya Kebede on the front cover. Photographed by Alexei Hay, Liya poses against a soft, pale pink backdrop wearing a chiffon dress from Chanel Couture. It’s no wonder, with styling from Alison Edmond, hair cared for by Jimo Salako and makeup applied by Mary Jane Frost, the cover was a hit with forum members.
Above is a scan of the subscriber’s cover. The same cover shot was used for the newsstand edition as well (just with different fonts and text).
Not only did Liya appear on the front cover of the British glossy, the Ethiopian model was also shot for a fashion story. She poses once more for Alexei in a series of images projecting spring’s soft, slouchy tailoring, which offered a new freedom with a hint of louche exoticism at the time. Swedish model Elsa Sylvan is also inside the 236-page issue showcasing 50s-inspired eveningwear from the likes of Prada, Louis Vuitton, Escada, Karl Lagerfeld and Yves Saint Laurent. John Lindquist photographs Elena Melnik donning monochrome, long and sharp silhouettes of the season, with styling from Vanessa Coyle.
Do you remember this issue? See inside the thread for a scan of the newsstand cover as well as Liya’s cover story before reigniting a discussion here.