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Saint Wintour

25/08/2011, Anna Wintour, Fashion and Style, Vogue USA

Have you seen this video interview of Forbes Magazine featuring Anna Wintour? Watch it.

I’m extremely fascinated by her. I really am. I find her truly inspirational. What I like the most is her clear point of view. She knows what she wants, she’s decisive and she always strives for the best. If anything, she’s gracious and very professional.

I thought the advice she gave about remaining true to yourself was spot-on. Simple but powerful words.

7:00 am

Kate Moss For Vogue USA September 2011 Issue

11/08/2011, Fashion and Style, Magazine Covers, Vogue USA

It’s finally here ladies and gays. Kate Moss, in Alexander McQueen, is on the cover of American Vogue’s September issue.

Kate Moss Vogue USA September 2011 issue cover

What a beautiful, beautiful cover eh?

Yes, a model on the front page, shock and awe, gasp, no need to reach out for your medication because you’re not hallucinating. About bloody time!

Click HERE to read Hamish Bowles’ stellar coverage of the wedding.

Thank you for making us dream again with the spectacular wedding photos. I want to get married, too!

I can’t wait to get my hands on this issue. I’m very curious about the editorials and their “Made in China” feature.

10:45 am

Copenhamish

10/08/2011, Fashion and Style, København, Vogue USA

What a delightful surprise to see Hamish Bowles at Copenhagen Fashion Week. It’s not every day you get to see familiar faces… and American Vogue lieutenants in this part of the world. Bravo!

Hamish Bowles at Soulland Spring Summer 2012
Hamish Bowles at Soulland Copenhagen
Hamish Bowles at Copenhagen Fashion Week
Hamish Bowles' Seat Assignment at Copenhagen Fashion Week

1:53 pm

Emma Watson for Vogue USA July 2011

14/06/2011, Celebrity Gossip, Magazine Covers, Prada, Vogue USA

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.

Emma Watson in Prada on the cover of Vogue USA July 2011

I can’t wait to get this issue. Bravo Anna, bravo!

10:32 pm

Penelope Cruz for American Vogue June 2011

22/05/2011, Celebrity Gossip, Dolce & Gabbana, Fashion and Style, Magazine Covers, Vogue USA

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!

Penelope Cruz for US Vogue June 2011 cover

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.

2:43 pm

Reese Witherspoon For American Vogue May 2011 Cover

11/04/2011, Celebrity Gossip, Fashion and Style, Magazine Covers, Vogue USA

Reese Witherspoon, in Roland Mouret, is on the cover of May 2011 issue of American Vogue.

Reese Witherspoon in Roland Mouret on the cover of Vogue USA magazine May 2011

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!

11:31 am

Rihanna for American Vogue April 2011 Cover + Behind the Scenes

17/03/2011, Celebrity Gossip, Chanel, Fashion and Style, Magazine Covers, Rihanna, Vogue USA

Have you seen the latest issue of American Vogue? Rihanna, in Chanel, looks ravishing on this (long-overdue if I may add) cover.

Rihanna Vogue USA Cover April 2011 Issue shot by Annie Leibovitz
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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!

7:37 pm

Halle Berry for Vogue USA September 2010 Issue Cover

12/08/2010, Celebrity Gossip, Fashion and Style, Magazine Covers, Vogue USA

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.

Halle Berry for American Vogue Cover September 2010

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

7:48 pm

Bryanboy at Bergdorf Goodman for Fashion’s Night Out 2010

11/08/2010, Bergdorf Goodman, Current Affairs, Events, Fashion and Style, Fashion's Night Out, New York City, Vogue USA

Bryanboy at Bergdorf Goodman for Fashion's Night Out 2010

Fashion's Night Out is back…. and it's bigger and brighter than last year.

I'm sure you are all aware of last year's Fashion's Night Out festivities. It's a wonderful intitiative started by Anna Wintour and her brilliant team at Vogue as a 'stimulus package' for the fashion industry. I was in New York City last year and I had so much fun visiting various shops around the city at night.

It is with great pleasure for me to share to you that I'm participating on this year's events.

Instead of loitering downtown on Bleecker Street (where I was last year), this time I'll be judging a contest thrown by the amazing folks at the venerable New York institution, Bergdorf Goodman.

Bergdorf Goodman

Bergdorf Goodman
Bergdorf Goodman

My co-judges include beauty expert Trish McEvoy, fashion designer Catherine Malandrino and of course, American Vogue's Hamish Bowles. I'm in very good company eh?

I'll post the official announcement in a bit. :-)

It's the first of many, many events that night. I'm still in the process of finalizing (ie., going through offers) on what else I'll be doing on that day.

I'm also co-hosting an afterparty as well later that evening at one of my favourite hotels in New York City, the Soho Grand.

As you can see, I'm very excited!

What are you doing on September 10?

photo credit: Bergdorf Goodman

10:44 am

Anne Hathaway’s 2nd Vogue Cover?

22/07/2010, Celebrity Gossip, Vogue USA

Anne Hathaway’s 2nd Vogue Cover?

Here’s Anne Hathaway on her January 2009 American Vogue cover shoot.

Anne Hathaway Vogue Cover January 2009

Blake Lively got her 2nd cover this year… will Anne Hathaway get another cover at American Vogue?

Let’s see… Anne is working on a few films — “Love and Other Drugs” which is due to be released on November this year, “Rio” and “One Day”.

I guess we’ll see in the next few months.

I wonder when Tilda Swinton get her own American Vogue cover. Paging Anna?