Kate Moss for Vogue USA: August 2008
Gasp! A model! SHOCK HORROR! Supermodel (and I’m not using that term loosely) Kate Moss is on the cover of the August 2008 issue of American Vogue. Man, is Kate lookin a bit chunky or what? Just kidding! The supermo, who single-handedly sparked the heroin chic of bonanza 90s, is now a full-grown woman. Awww. Remember that line from SATC the movie? Vogue designers… Vogue photographers… Vogue airbrushing.
photo via tfs
I wonder what Snejana would look like twenty years from now. I mean think about it. If Rachel Zoe was the woman responsible for bringing anorexia in style in Hollywood via her zoebots, the lovely Snejana is the model responsible for bringing the likes of Olga, Vlada et al down the runways. In other words, she and her Russian gang made “heroin chic” look like a bunch of fat fighters/weight-watchers club members!
The $64 million question is: do you think this cover will sell to the masses? Conde Nast Portfolio recently reported that the May 2008 issue featuring the dull Gwyneth Paltrow is Vogue USA’s worst selling issue, having sold only a mere 310,000 copies. Also, the April 2008 issue with Gisele Bundchen sold 350,000 copies compared to last year’s average of 452,207. It’s Vogue’s worst-selling April issue since 2001.
Meanwhile, WWD mentioned that Conde Nast will print another 10,000 copies of its groundbreaking and HISTORICAL Vogue Italia July 2008 All-black issue. Yay Vogue Italia!
A spokeswoman for Condé said the company increased newsstand
distribution of the special issue by 40 percent in the U.S., and will
reallocate Italian copies earmarked for returns to the U.S. The company
will also print another 10,000 copies to meet the demand for the issue.
Gurl that’s gotta hurt, no? Big, big, big kudos to Vogue Italia Editor-in-Chief Franca Sozzani for making things happen!
Marc Jacobs BB Bag @ Nylon Magazine
I know I’m practically shoving the Marc Jacobs BB bag to your face but please allow me to do so before Fall 2008 fades into oblivion. We all know the Spring 2009 shows are just around the corner and I want this good feeling to last! One of my readers (thanks Regina!) sent me scans of the August 2008 issue of Nylon magazine and lookie lookie at what she found. It’s the Marc Jacobs Sunburst BB bag in baby blue!
Cole Mohr: Marc by Marc Jacobs Bow Dress
Who wore the US$458 runway frock best? Texan model Cole Mohr who is the star of the Fall 2008 Marc by Marc ad campaign?
Or Irina Kulikova who minced down the runway during Fashion Week and the Asian model whose name I do not know of at eLuxury?
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Oh no they didn’t.
I’m anxiously waiting to see the latest copy of NY Post’s Page Six Magazine. From today’s Post:
Dayum! This is exactly why y’all should NEVAH EVAH judge people by appearances. Can you imagine being the employee telling Marc Jacobs to fuck off?
Awww! I love Marc. Isn’t it nice to know someone of his stature doesn’t throw his weight around and pull the dreaded “don’t you know who I am” line? He’s soo humble and down to earth! As if I didn’t already know that. LOL.
Luxury Brands & Fashion Designer Pronunciations
Chanel not Channel. Versace not Versays. So how the hell do you pronounce A. Lange & Söhne, purveyor of very fine watches? What about Hervé Léger, who is now being designed by Max Azria?
My head bitch in charge, the fierce Olga Sherer at Hervé Léger fall/winter 2008-2009. Photo via Getty.
Well, The Imperial Hotel Management College of Canada made these videos on how to pronounce your favourite luxury brands. Click click click!