At least Vanity Fair didn’t use stock photography for this cover, right? Vogue just had to throw around the term ‘supermodel’ for Kate Upton, didn’t they? She hardly models. Where are the full-bodied models with skill and craft? Kate is constantly type-casted as the buxom blonde, it’s easier for the photographer that way, so unfortunately for her career, that’s how she’ll be shot the majority of the time. That’s not even the issue. Girl can’t model. She’s pretty, but her eyes seem dead in this shot, but perhaps that was the point.
So here it is in all of the 916 pages of glory. A new phone book for another decade of fashion. At first look I will admit that I loved this. Don’t ask me why, these are things I cannot explain. At second glance, well, I find it rather off-putting to say the least. It’s not so much Lady Gaga herself, but rather that the clashing color choices are just so…and the red ribbon…the magenta…I don’t know. I’m also going to put it out there that they could have chosen something a little better. Sure, Marc Jacobs is an acceptable choice for a milestone (120 years of Vogue), but I feel something would have been a better choice. Prada put out these wonderfully printed suits that would have been fabulous. You know what would also have been fabulous for the anniversary? A model. A newly formed supermodel-in-training. Karlie Kloss. Maybe a little less Rupaul, no? Dreams, right?
Vogue September 2012 Musician: Lady Gaga Photographer: Mert & Marcus Stylist: Grace Coddington
I saw this article earlier and immediately saw the absurdity in it all. Apparently, Forever 21 is threatening to sue fashion blogger Rachel Kane for her blog, WTForever21.com, on grounds of “trademark infringement, copyright infringement, unfair competition and dilution” to their brand. They want her to delete her site by June 10.
I have a problem with this for multiple reasons. Her blog is based on satirical thoughts and ramblings; humorous nonetheless. She finds random products and calls them out with hilarious, uncensored quips of judgement. If anything, she is still promoting the company, not to mention using her freedom of speech. She credits the website, in this case Forever 21’s website, when using photos and really just speaking out about what she thinks about their products.
Suck it up, Forever 21. Please visit her blog and support it! I know I would hate for someone to tell me not to be able to add commentary to what I do on here.
Fun? Yes. Obnoxious? Yes. I could honestly go on for days about the Thierry Mugler Fall 2011 show. I love drama more than the next person, but at what point will those like Nicola realize that they are there to design fashion? I admit, getting Gaga is a wonderful ploy, but how far did that get the house for the menswear collection? A lot of poor reviews questioning why it took three people to create that thoughtless and bland show, is what they got. Half of Gaga’s hellions doubtfully even know how to pronounce Thierry Mugler. Was the show put on well? Sure, although admittedly I thought whether the models were told to act as drunk as one possibly could. I found the apparel to be mostly basic, mediocre, unoriginal, and infinitely bland, not living up to the hype that was presented, actually seeing no semblance of inspiration from what the preview video displayed earlier in the week. Stop focusing on Lady Gaga and what she can bring to the fashion show. Focus on creating something worthwhile.
That’s all I have to say for now, except for Stam and Joan were flawless.
MEOW MIX: Katy Perry is feeling feline in her first fragrance ad. Shot by Miles Aldridge and featuring Perry in a purple and pink latex catsuit (complete with latex tail and black platform stilettos, not to mention an oversize hot pink ball of yarn), the image promotes Purr, the entertainer’s first scent. The imagery is intended to play off the cat-shaped bottle, which has jeweled eyes, metallic accents and lavender shading. Gigantic Parfums, Perry’s scent licensee, plans to use the visual in national print ads, regional billboard campaigns, new media and event-based programs in conjunction with the fragrance’s early November release. The first national print ads will break in January fashion, beauty and lifestyle magazines, and will add a logo and small bottle shot to the image; the visual itself will bow first in-store at Nordstrom in November.
Eeeek. Cringeworthy and unintentionally ridiculous/awesome at the same time. Can this even be considered blackface? I know Constance is pretty fair-skinned, so she just could be really bronzed with just a black child, right? Right?