Beginning June 15th, Condé Nast will be opening their very own version of a library for the Edinburgh Art Festival. This event will be called “Coming into Fashion: A Century Of Photography at Condé Nast.” Visitors will have the chance to view 100 year old iconic fashion photos, as well as an inside look into the Condé Nast archives. This sounds like Heaven for Fashionistas!
Exhibition curator, Nathalie Herschdorfer shared, “Mr. Condé Nast understood that a powerful cover would bring him more readers. The first Vogue covers are works of art. In the early twenties, he realized what the photographic medium could bring to his magazines. He was a man of his time and was looking ahead. He wanted to work with people who were talented artists and not necessarily good patricians. The vision of the photographer was recognized as a value, then the photographer was asked to adapt it to the magazine’s needs.” It is truly amazing to see how far the magazine has come through the years. There is so much history behind each photo that will be previewed during this event, and it is quite an opportunity to be given the chance to see all that Condé Nast has accomplished.
The American Society of Magazine Editors come together once a year to award some of the worlds most celebrated magazines. Conde Nast received 27 nominations, and one of the magazines they nurture just so happened to win one of the most exciting awards. That is correct, fashionistas, Vogue Magazine currently holds the title as the Best Fashion Magazine. Anna Wintour, the Editor in Chief of American Vogue won an award, herself, and her part of her speech gave everyone a little piece of inspiration to go home with. “To those of you who might go home empty-handed tonight, let me give you a word of advice: Just hang in there for 25 years as we’ve done, and you might get lucky.”
Conde Nast says it better than anyone else: “Vogue is the fashion authority. Setting the standard for over 100 years has made Vogue the best selling fashion magazine in the world. Each issue delivers the latest in beauty, style, health, fitness and celebrities and your subscription will include the must-have Spring and Fall Fashion editions. Before it’s in fashion, it’s in Vogue!”
Vogue UK‘s Miss Vogue - their version of Teen Vogue - courts a spring flinging Cara Delevingne for their June debut cover! Alexandra Shulman describes the 20-year old Delevingne as ”Miss Vogue made physical” thanks to her “maverick sense of style and fun.”
Miss Vogue is UK Vogue‘s first attempt at trying the market for fashion loving teens and it’s currently uncertain whether they’d continue this venture. The debut issue of Miss Vogue will be packaged along with British Vogue which features Kate Moss (for the 32nd time!). So the first ones a treat!
The Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design opened its doors this week to welcome its first lucky 45 students from 23 countries for an intensive experience to take part in the Vogue Fashion Certificate. The course will focus on the business aspect of fashion for 10 weeks and students will be able to participate in features meetings at Vogue and attend lectures from industry professionals like Celine creative director Phoebe Philo and Jonathan Saunders. ”We are delighted to welcome our first students to our international College, and to assist in creating the next generation of talent in the fashion industry” Nicholas Coleridge, President of Condé Nast International and Managing Director of Condé Nast Britain, said. Each student was said to go through rigorous enrollment process to land a spot for this unique experience.
According to WWD, in the future, “the college will accommodate up to 300 students a year. Tuition fees for the Vogue Fashion certificate are about 6,600 pounds, or $10,140 at current exchange, while the year-long diploma course will cost about 19,560 pounds, or $30,040.”
As the undeniably anticipated premiere of The Great Gatsby is just a couple of weeks away (May 10th), Carey Mulligan channels the beautifully damned Daisy Buchanan on the glossy cover of Vogue’s May issue! A Roaring 20′s theme it was as Mulligan wore flapper inspired Chanel Haute Couture and dazzling Swarovski crystals.
Check out the editorials below:
Chanel Haute Couture
Chanel Haute Couture feathered chiffon dress
Dior Couture peplum top
Alexander McQueen ostrich feathered dress with chiffon covered pearls
Oscar de la Renta beaded dress
Nina Ricci lace flowered satin dress with Chanel fine jewelry
Miu Miu dress and Swarovski Elements
She taught us to Vogue, and now she’s teaching us something a little less glamorized in which she stands up for her beliefs. She is none other than the Queen of Pop – who never shy’s away from courting controversy through her wardrobe-she is, Madonna. Other than hearing my Mother blast her music as a small girl, and sharing the same last name as the sensation herself (I swear by the fact that we’re some kind of distant relatives somewhere down the ‘Ciccone’ family tree) I have to admit that my Madonna obsession was not the same as the rest of the 80s and 90s’s fanatics. Having sung in the car to some of her songs from the last decade; Hung Up, American Pie, 4 Minutes- I haven’t fully understood the societal impact that she’s left through her countless music video’s un till now.
This past weekend, Madonna took the stage at the GLADD Media Awards to honor talk-show host, and CNN- anchor Anderson Cooper. In typical Madonna fashion, she arrived dressed in a shocking Boy Scout uniform consisting of navy shirt and badges, neckerchief, and her signature fingerless gloves. The subliminal message behind this get up was to draw attention to the Boy Scouts of America’s standpoint on LGBT rights, and rules prohibiting openly gay people from serving.
“I wanted to be a boy scout, but they wouldn’t let me join,” she teased the audience at the beginning of her 12 minute speech.”I know how to pitch a tent, I have a very good sense of direction, I can rescue kittens from trees, I want to do good for the community, and most importantly, I know how to scout for boys,” she joked. She then went on to say how she plans to ‘start a revolution’ by voicing her opinions on bullying in schools, and many other issues calling for compassion and understanding.
It’s acts like these that make us appreciate Madonna for what’s beneath the provocative costumes. With so many celebrities provoking attention through their outlandish apparel, the messages -or lack there of-have become quite blurry. Madonna’s quest to push boundaries for the sake of peace and harmony, is really just a reflection of amazing character, and as she stated, “bravery” – which is a word she claims to rarely ever use.
Towards the end of the video she gloats about how she wrote her own speech. “No one can write my copy,” she says. While a designer leotard may have looked better, she is one hundred percent diva, a pure genius, and most importantly a kindhearted woman. I will continue to rep her last name every single day.
After weeks of heavy speculation, Michelle Obama’s absolutely stunning second Vogue cover has arrived! And of course FLOTUS is shot in a beautiful deep blue Reed Krakoff dress from her very own closet! The President also appears in a photograph alongside his wife, arm in arm in the Red Room. Vogue’s fashion editor Tonne Goodman and her team styled the First Lady, with direction from photographer Annie Leibovitz at the White House. Jonathan Van Meter interviewed the lovely Obama couple about fashion, parenting, and their marriage.
Check out the full cover story here!
Anna Wintour has added another title to her impressive resume which now reads: artistic director of Condé Nast. The Times reported that the position was created just for Wintour to keep her from retiring from Vogue. This means that she can now broaden her editorial executive opinions to other fashion and entertainment magazines within the company. The CEO of Conde Nast commented that he would “go to great distances to avoid losing Anna, particularly in the prime of her career.” Condé Nast is home to titles like The New Yorker, GQ, Vanity Fair, W, and Glamour and her new role is said to assume some of chairman S.I. Newhouse Jr.‘s responsibilities.
To say that Anna Wintour is one of the most powerful women not only in America, but the entire world, is an understatement. She sits at the most coveted throne as Editor-in-Chief of Vogue magazine and now assumes an artistic director chair at one of the biggest publication companies in the world.
Congratulations to Anna Wintour and her promotion!
After 3 fabulous decades, editor-at-large Andre Leon Talley leaves Vogue. Sources say his leave was inevitable as Talley has set his sights on television! The former contributing editor has dabbed with TV before as he’s appeared in many notable shows and movies like America’s Next Top Model, The September Issue, and Sex and the City.
According to the NY Post, Andre is developing a new late night talk show with former NBC co-chairman, Ben Silverman who co-produced Fashion Star, Mob Wives, The Biggest Loser, and many more.
Talley will still contribute to Vogue as a representative confirms ”Although Andre has taken a position with Numero Russia, Andre is absolutely maintaining his relationship as a contributor to Vogue. Andre has a number of projects in the works with Vogue and Conde Nast and maintains a warm relationship with both entities.”
Still, this is an end of an era for Vogue. We congratulate ALT as he goes on to pursue other productions and projects, good luck!
The rumors were all true, The beautiful and multi-talented entrepreneur Beyoncé graces the cover of VOGUE‘s March issue wearing none other than Givenchy, and definitely trumps the utter failure which was her last Vogue cover. The singer who recently marked a career milestone by headlining this years Superbowl halftime show, stuns on the cover of the fashion bible looking glossier than ever!
Vogue’s cover-line reads “Queen B! Beyoncé Rules The World”. Which as of late and in the near future news, she definitely is. From performing at the bowl, to her scandalous GQ cover, a recent grammy win, a new HBO documentary, and an album on the way, Queen B is living up to her well deserved title.
Without a question, Beyonce is ruling the world and showing no signs of slowing down!
Beyonce’s new HBO Documentary premieres on February 16, 2013 on the subscription network channel (find out where and what time to watch in your area here). The talented performer will reveal intimate details about her personal life including her much talked about pregnancy with newborn daughter Blue Ivy Carter. The singer who is known for being quite the recluse when it comes to here personal life, lives a precociously private life with beaux Jay Z, so an insight to this life will be an intriguing watch non the less.
It seems as though after the mediocre reception of Bey’s last LP ’4′, her team and record label are pulling out all the stops to see the budding icon pull in the numbers of previous albums such as ‘I am… Sasha Fierce and are leaving no promo stone unturned.
Check out Vogue’s full STUNNING pictorial withe Mrs. Knowels-Carter below…