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!
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?
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!
If you live in Scandinavia, have you picked up the maiden issue of the new Styleby magazine? I have. Sweden’s most prolific blogger (and multi-media personality), Elin Kling, is on the cover.
Congratulations on the new magazine!
Have you seen the latest issue of American Vogue? Rihanna, in Chanel, looks ravishing on this (long-overdue if I may add) cover.
I’m still recovering from Lady Gaga’s marvelous March issue (one of my faves from Vogue as of late). Whoever spiked the watercooler on the 12th floor deserves a gold medal. One smashing issue after another, it’s obvious that they’ve been drinking some major Kool-Aid.
Can’t wait to get my hands on this one. Big kudos to Anna and her team. High-fives all around!
Bryanboy for Vogue Nippon February 2011
February next year is gonna be an interesting month for me, magazine-wise. I was shot for the cover for a Singaporean fashion magazine a few weeks ago — I can't wait for you to see the end result. It's a MASSIVE surprise and you'll be shocked.
Meanwhile, I took part at a shoot for the amazing folks at Vogue Nippon last year and now their February 2011 issue (Karen Elson in Prada cover) is out. Here's my double page spread for their editorial called "Bloggers Beat".
Speaking of Japan, I'm currently stranded at Tokyo Narita airport and I'm just passing time at the lounge. My connecting flight has been delayed. Wish me luck. I can't wait to go to my next destination.
Marc Jacobs (in drag!!!) for Industrie Magazine
Holy Mrs. Jacobs batman! Marc Jacobs is on the cover of the latest issue of Industrie magazine.
Marc was shot by Patrick Demarchelier and styled by Katie Grand.
Thoughts? I love it. Look at those legs!
photo via: industrie
Halle Berry for Vogue USA September 2010 Issue Cover
Here it is… the cover we've all been waiting for. Forty three-year old Halle Berry is the star of American Vogue's September 2010 issue.
First impression: WOW!!!!
Second GLANCE: WOW!!!!
Third look: Woah, that is some SERIOUS jawline…. and the neck.
What a glamorous cover. The haircut suits her well, too. Very sharp.
However… I think I'm the only one who will say this but isn't she supposed to be a black woman? She looks a few shades lighter…
I can't wait to see the magazine in print. I love Halle Berry and of course, I love American Vogue.
photo via: usa today
Elle UK September 2010 – Emily Blunt
British actress Emily Blunt, in Valentino, is on the cover of Elle UK's September 2010 issue which is out on newstands now.
I also made a cameo appearance on their Little Black Blog feature.
Thank you so much Elle UK for the lovely feature. I'm honored!
Also, special thanks to Kaye S., my reader from the UK who scanned the page for me. You're a doll!
scan credits: mackers79, kaye s.