American Vogue March 2010 Power Issue: Style Bloggers
As you already know, I went here in New York last December for a shoot.
Well, that shoot is for the bible, American Vogue.
I have to run to the Marc Jacobs after party but I’ll elaborate on this later. I haven’t even seen the issue yet. I’m so excited! It’s such an honor and a privilege to be part of the fashion blogger story in Vogue.
American Vogue Acknowledges Fashion Bloggers on their March 2010 Power Issue
As previously mentioned, the incredibly smart and funny Tina Fey (in Prada Spring/Summer 2010) is on the cover of American Vogue's March 2010/Power issue. I apologize for the very blurry photo (which I lifted from Jezebel). I'm not going to comment on Tina Fey right now until I see a better picture.
Anyhoo… the Power issue is Vogue's 2nd biggest issue of the year after September.
Sounds like an action-packed issue with feature stories on: 9 visionary designers, influential front-row bloggers, models who are muses in real life… and more! Never in my life I thought I'd see the word "blog" on its pages (which we all have seen already, btw) and now, "bloggers" on the
cover of American Vogue? Totally amazing!
Speaking of front-row bloggers, I'm dying to know who they are. They must be in cloud nine right now with the incredible nod from THE bible. I'm buying 20 copies when this issue hits the newstands simply because of the blogger story. This is what we live for!
Hey — don't point fingers at me — it's a mixed bag this season. Although I received several row 1 & 2 seats, I scored 7th row at Phillip Lim, 7th
row at Narcisco Rodriguez and *I HEAR A COLLECTIVE GASP, I KID, I KID* standing at Derek Lam. It's all perfectly fine and ok; I'm just happy to be there to see the clothes! Not gonna throw a big song and dance number on my part as a) you can see the photos online within hours from getty or b) I could always make an appointment after the show to see them in real life at the showrooms.
I guess we'll have to wait for the issue to come out in the next week or two eh? I'm very excited!
Meanwhile, let me share you a photo I took when I went to the Bronx last December. I saw this enormous garment bag with a Vogue sticker on it. Maybe they had a shoot? I don't know.
Cheeky. Hahaha ;-)
Time to sleep. It's 4AM and we have clothes to see tomorrow.
Good morning my fellow non-Americans. I can see Russia from my house!
Word from today's Women's Wear Daily is that 30 Rock star Tina Fey, who wore Salvatore Ferragamo to the 2010 SAG Awards, is American Vogue's March 2010 POWER ISSUE cover lady.
This is spectacular!
American Vogue is definitely on a roll.
Rachel McAdams, Jessica Biel and now, Tina Fey. All three are "fresh" faces.
I'm so delighted with this news. This is major! It's like the powers that be FINALLY woke up to their senses and they're no longer recycling the same used blonde goods washed up actresses.
Did someone at McKinsey spike the kool-aid at Conde Nast? Who knows.
In any case, I really like this newfound direction they're taking. Hope they keep the momentum going. And I certainly hope they allocate 1 or 2 covers to models.
If they must, I say dump the usual suspects and give them a group cover towards the end of the year, like what they did to La Nicole, La Hudson, etc last November.
You know what, I'm so happy… this certainly calls for a celebration.
I'm gonna do what I stopped doing in 2004.
I'm resubscribing to Vogue after I post this blog entry.
HOWEVER… mark my words: as soon as I see Gwyneth/Cameron/Kate Hudson/Kiera/Kidman/Charlize on the cover once again, you bet your ass I'll be the first one to demand a refund. Down to the VERY last cent.
American Vogue’s Sally Singer Will Show You the Light
I could no longer remember what it was I was looking for earlier but boy am I glad to have come across this video of the super inspirational Sally Singer speaking at the Commonwealth Club last year. I’ve just spent a FULL hour watching it and I think you should, too. Do it now! I won’t take no, or excuses, for an answer.
OK, fine, I chuckled every time she made these cheeky innuendos against Cathy Horyn/the New York Times but those aside, she reinforced my personal beliefs about the big, powerful machine that’s called American Vogue. Sally, is in my opinion, the most insightful woman in the magazine. She breaks it down and explains everything, 360 degrees, in a way that you and I and millions out there can understand.
Anyway, I better go grab dinner now cause I’m starving and I don’t want to spoil by reiterating what she said but let me share you my favourite part:
“Fashion is about, fashion and personal style is not about excluding people, it’s about taking people who feel like they’re on the downside (sic) and giving them tools by which they can project another self…. freedom or just the ability to change.
You look at Marc Jacobs, you look at Alber Elbaz, you look at the top people working in the business… these are not people who grew up comfortable in themselves. These people who realized early on that if they dressed a certain way, they could project another image to the world. An image that might be true to them… it allowed them a fabulosity that the world was denying them. If you look great your whole life, wear whatever. Who cares, you know? Fashion is about allowing you to be someone that you think you can create.
It’s so many more tools. I never understood why people find it to be such an imposition in their lives. It should be a pleasurable thing to do.”
Watch and tell me what you think.
As far as I’m concerned, before y’all go accusing me (like what my friend Mauricio told me) of being brainwashed and slowly turning into a Vogue drone (which is not true; nice try Mau Mau but I’m no Plum Sykes or LSD), let me just say that I’ve seen the light. Everything is just making much more sense these days.
PS. Just wondering…if American women do not want to be dressed head to toe as she said, then why does American Vogue often style their shoots/editorials with the similar, if not the same, look that’s shown on the runway?
Grace Coddington to Appear at The Martha Stewart Show
This just in: the amazing and iconic Grace Coddington, American Vogue’s Creative Director and co-author of the book “The Catwalk Cats“, stopped by the set of The Martha Stewart Show earlier this week for a special taping dedicated to cats and why they make awesome pets.
Martha invited Grace to the taping as they’re both proud owners of Dominic Calico Persians. Here’s a shot of Martha Stewart with her new persian cats, Empress Tang and Princess Peony.
Big Mama Martha first fell in love the cats when she saw Karen Elson dressed as Grace in an old Vogue editorial a few years back.
If you live in the USA, the episode will air on Monday, January 11.
The last time I had goosebumps while reading something from American Vogue
was back in December 1999 when Gisele was crowned Model of the Year at the Vogue/VH1 Fashion Music Awards. Robert Sullivan wrote: “You are Gisele. You look good. The specific way that you look good is
that you look, among other things, sexy, as in hot.” As
a child, me and my friends would often pit her against Carmen Kass. I’m Team Carmen btw.
Now, exactly 10
years later (with Gisele being the most highly-paid model of all time), comes Vogue’s Point of View in their January 2010 issue. Read and digest. Chills running down my spine again, I tell you.
Lo and behold comes their fun, fresh and energetic “Already Famous” editorial featuring bands and musicians like MGMT and Mika with Sasha Pivarova. Editorial shot by Steven Meisel and styled by Grace Coddington. Here’s a thumbnail preview…
MGMT? In Vogue? Spectacular! Fascinating how they’re stepping up their game.
Oh that Louis Vuitton bag with the foxtail and tassel charms please come to mama. You belong to me.
I don’t know when it’s gonna be out on the newstands here in Asia but I’m DEFINITELY buying this issue to see more of the images.
Remember Regina George from Mean Girls? Well, actress Rachel McAdams (in Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2010) is on the cover of January 2010 issue of American Vogue.
Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2010
I remember whining not too long ago how American Vogue usually picks from the same pool of actresses for the covers, namely Nicole, Charlize, Cameron, Sienna, etc. so this cover is quite a bit of a shocker and totally unexpected.
It's a good thing, no?
Anyhoo, I'm particularly curious with two of their cover stories — "Youthquake 2010" and "When Size 4 is Too Big".
I think I'm buying this issue.
credits: scan via tfs, dolce & gabbana runway photo via style.com
I recently updated my facebook profile with this photo of me at the cheap but awesome pizza place in St Marks in NYC called “2 Bros Pizza”. An online acquaintance then added the whole ‘DO NOT WANT’ caption as a tribute to an old internet meme dating back to 2005.
I found this photo of Hamish Bowles at Style.com. A little bit of tweaking and voila…