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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.