Once upon a time, I’ve looked up to the international editions of Vogue to find something new to inspire me. You know… something new, something that isn’t the same old, same old, something extraordinary. But what happens when most of the international Vogues become repetitive and the big elephant in the room, the grand-daddy of all Vogues, start flexing its muscles? Well, one cannot help but feel its powerful presence. This is what’s going on at the moment. American Vogue is on the right path (war path, perhaps?), taking me on this rollercoaster ride of glamorous extravaganza as of late. When young starlet Emma Watson of Harry Potter fame chopped her locks last year, the first thing that came to my mind was — VOGUE cover! Fast forward a year later, here’s Emma, in Prada, on the July 2011 cover of American Vogue. I love the transformation! Dudette is finally a lady.
I can’t wait to get this issue. Bravo Anna, bravo!
The CFDA awarded Lady Gaga the “Fashion Icon” award on Monday. Here’s her acceptance speech. Her quip about her text message exchange with Anna Wintour was hysterical.
Gotta love Anna for being a good sport.
Robyn has a new music video — Call Your Girlfriend!
You have to watch this intimate interview that was aired on MTV a few days featuring Lady Gaga. Between you and me, her music and her outlandish spectacle of outfits and crazy sets are almost secondary on what I like about her. I love what she represents, I love what she stands for, I love her message, I love her vision. No other artist pushed the envelope like Gaga in recent years. She’s the best.
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Following the blockbuster Lady Gaga (pink hair) and Rihanna (red hair) covers, how refreshing is Penelope’s US Vogue cover? She wore Dolce & Gabbana throughout the issue. What a natural beauty!
THUMBS UP: Joan Small’s editorial was my favourite. I also love the Novak Djokovic piece. His body is pure perfection. Dasha Shishkin’s feature was a great read. Liu Wen in Prabal Gurung looks glamorous.
THUMBS DOWN: Slightly disappointed with the “America Beautiful” fashion spreads — I liked Karlie and Raquel, Arizona was too practical and Isabeli, for the lack of a better word, looks cheap. Also, Index was very weak.
I’m gonna read the whole magazine soon.
Brit Brit Britney Spears is on the cover of the June/July 2011 issue of Harper’s Bazaar USA magazine.
Phillipe Blond is dat chu?
You know you’re having a jolly good time when you’re in the same room, chatting, dancing and drinking with the world’s fashion and entertainment royalty at the Top of the Standard Hotel (formerly known as Boom Boom Room). The room was filled with one major star after another…. it felt like you have to be a star to be there!
Hat, bowtie, vest, jacket, trousers from Dolce & Gabbana, shoes by Jil Sander
After the jump: Dr. Lisa Airan (in Alexander McQueen), Alexander Wang & Fergie, Brit Maren & Nicole Richie, Sally Singer, Hamish Bowles, Stefano Pilati, Renee Zellweger, Fabiola Beracasa (in Givenchy) Iman, Naomi Campbell, Donna Karan & Calvin Klein, Chace Crawford, Marc Jacobs and more. Click click click to continue.
At long last. William and Catherine finally wed!
Yes, the Duchess of Cambridge’s dress was designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen.
Reese Witherspoon, in Roland Mouret, is on the cover of May 2011 issue of American Vogue.
Reese looks terrific. The cover photo, shot by Peter Lindbergh, looks great! Very cinematic. This is the power of American Vogue at its best: the ability to transform Dorothy-next-door actresses into untouchable, unreachable, high-voltage glossy amazons.
Also, I must say that I’m very impressed that Anna Wintour picked a non-advertiser on the cover. Forgive me if I’m wrong but as far as I know, Roland Mouret doesn’t advertise yet.
I can’t wait to get my issue!
In 1984, Hermès created the iconic Birkin bag after actress and singer Jane Birkin.
Jane is now auctioning off one of her Birkin bags to support relief efforts in Japan.
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