Vogue Dubs Joan, Cara and Karlie “The Instagirls” On Its September Cover

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Vogue gives a nod to instafame for its pull out September 2014 cover, which features nine supermodels who have been dubbed “The Instagirls,” due to their social media savvy. The cover was shot by Mario Testino, and stars Joan Smalls, Cara Delevingne, Karlie Kloss, Arizona Muse, Edie Campbell, Imaan Hammam, Fei Fei Sun, Vanessa Axente, and Andreea Diaconu. The models have managed to launch themselves into supermodel status à la Naomi and Cindy by cleverly using their Instagram and Twitter accounts to build their brands and turn themselves into household names.

Check out a video of Vogue’s September cover girls discussing their #instafame on Vogue.com.

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Cara Delevingne is Feelin’ 22 Today: 10 Cara-Tastic Moments

At just 22 years of age, British supermodel Cara Delevingne has taken the fashion world by storm and starred in campaigns for the likes of Balmain, Burberry, Chanel and Fendi. Her Instagram account has earned her an impressive 6.2 million followers, with whom she shares everything from goofy videos to behind-the-scenes photos. In honor of the supermodel turned actress’ birthday, we’ve selected ten editorial photos that capture her fierce and quirky attitude.

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LOVE Magazine Fall/Winter 2013. Photographers: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.

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‘Go To Sleep, Things Will Be Better In The Morning,’ i-D Magazine December 2012. Photographer: Angelo Pennetta.

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‘Go To Sleep, Things Will Be Better In The Morning,’ i-D Magazine December 2012. Photographer: Angelo Pennetta.

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 ’The Cat,’ LOVE Magazine Spring/Summer 2013. Photographer: Liz Collins.

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 ’Les Yeux Noirs,’ Numéro March 2011. Photographer: Ben Hassett.

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 ’A La Italiana,’ Vogue Spain January 2013. Photographer: Quentin de Briey.

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 ’Queen Cara,’ Vogue Australia October 2013. Photographer: Benny Horne.

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‘Queen Cara,’ Vogue Australia October 2013. Photographer: Benny Horne.

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‘Pink Lady,’ British Vogue September 2013. Photographer: Walter Pfeiffer.

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‘Pink Lady,’ British Vogue September 2013. Photographer: Walter Pfeiffer.

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Flashback Friday: 14 Iconic Vogue Editorials From the Past Decade

Today’s #FlashbackFriday is here to infuse your day with whimsy and beauty. We bring you 14 iconic Vogue editorials featuring cover stars from the past decade, shot by photographers including Annie Leibovitz and Mario Testino. Scroll down for the full #FlashbackFriday!

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‘Beauty and the Beast,’ Vogue April 2005. Drew Barrymore photographed by Annie Leibovitz.

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‘Kirsten Dunst: Teen Queen,’ Vogue September 2006. Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman and Jamie Dornan photographed by Annie Leibovitz.

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‘Sienna Miller: 8 1/2,’ Vogue September 2007, photographed by Mario Testino.

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‘Penélope Cruz: Made in Spain,’ Vogue December 2007, photographed by Annie Leibovitz.

Keira Knightley Vogue September 2008

‘Keira Knightley: Wanderlust,’ Vogue September 2008, photographed by Mario Testino.

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‘Gisele Bündchen: Earth Mother,’ Vogue April 2010, photographed by Patrick Demarchelier.

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‘Blake Lively: The Swell Life,’ Vogue June 2010, photographed by Mario Testino.

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‘Rihanna: Living Out Loud,’ Vogue April 2011, photographed by Annie Leibovitz.

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‘Kate Moss: Kiss Me, Kate,’ Vogue September 2011. Kate Moss and Jamie Hince photographed by Mario Testino.

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‘Michelle Williams: My Week with Michelle,’ Vogue October 2011, photographed by Annie Leibovitz.

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‘Rooney Mara: Playing with Fire,’ Vogue November 2011, photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.

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‘Great Expectations: The Inimitable Carey Mulligan,’ Vogue May 2013, photographed by Mario Testino.

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‘The Kate Upton Effect: America’s Favorite Bombshell,’ Vogue June 2013, photographed by Mario Testino.

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 ’Golden Hour: Cate Blanchett is Back,’ Vogue January 2014, photographed by Craig McDean.

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6 Things We Learned from Anna Wintour’s Interview in Central Saint Martins

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Last Friday, Anna Wintour was interviewed with Vogue‘s new international editor Suzy Menkes. And she had some very strong words of advise for hopeful fashion designers at London’s Central Saint Martins College. 

Here’s 6 brutal truths of succeeding in this industry from the ruler of fashion herself;

1. It’s really difficult to succeed in your own business straight out of school.

We agree with Anna. You may have a brain full of knowledge from school, but it might be wise to add real life experience to that resume before starting anything on your own. Not only will you know how to run a business a little bit better, but if you have the right job, the people you meet along the way will help you once you actually feel you’re ready to venture off on your own.

2. Find a business partner who understands the numbers.

Every creative needs a business partner who can balance the work load and focus on the not-so-creative  aspect of the business. Anna said she hasn’t seen very many successful designers who have managed alone.

3. Learn how to present yourself

Anna says, “In today’s world you have to interact. You can’t really be some difficult, shy person who is not able to look somebody in the face: you have to present yourself. You have to know how to talk about your vision, your focus and what you believe in. If you can’t be passionate about who you are and what you are doing: how can they [your audience] be?”

4. Presentations work just as well—if not better than—staging a runway show.

Anna says, “Please listen to me when I say: an interesting creative presentation is just as effective as a fashion show. I see people who are paying hundreds of thousands of dollars on fashion shows, which I simply don’t think is necessary. A presentation gives us all an opportunity to meet you, rather than to go and sit in some dark room somewhere and wait for you to start; then [have] no time to say hello, and rush off to the next one.”

5. Resort and pre-fall are huge moneymakers, so don’t ignore those collections.

These two collections, the mid-season collections, are 80% of what sells in stores. So get on that.

6. The red carpet needs your help, but don’t expect to dress celebrities right away.

This is probably one of every designers dreams. It would be ideal to have your designs worn by Katy Perry or Angelina Jolie. But Anna shares the fact that the red carpet in the US has become very much like a business rather than dressing celebrities simply. It’s a fact that celebrities are paid to wear everything.

Tanya Taylor and Kalen Hollomon are Taking Instagram to a WHOLE New Level

Tanya Taylor, up and coming designer for celebs like Jessica Alba and Rashida Jones, and Kalen Hollomon, a mixed media artist, have come together to make a stand out collaboration. Taylor’s first resort collection came in contact with Kalen Hollomon thanks to Taylor’s love for his collage art which Hollomon explains as, “unorthodox combinations that explore commerce, fashion, gender identity and taboo.” Hollomon has gained popularity thanks to Instagram by posting his collages to which many people reacted positively. Vogue caught onto his brilliance as he takes Tanya Taylor’s design on models in cut out pictures and poses them himself in various backdrops. The placement has seemed to shake up the fashion world for the better with a rejuvenated manner of displaying collections.

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Kimye’s Wedding: Fact vs. Fiction

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In a world where celebrity weddings seem to inspire more debates than presidential elections, it’s no surprise that the wedding of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West has been the high topic of speculation for months, now.

Oddly enough, the attention loving Kardashian klan is doing a superb job of keeping the Big Day under wraps. So how do all of us detail-hungry gossipers respond? By making up a ton of crazy rumors, of course! But now the time has come to separate the real facts from the not-so facts.

With the wedding just a few short days away, Annex Magazine breaks down the few details that we know for certain:

Fact: The couple will be wed this Friday, May 23rd

Fact: Italian designer Ermanno Scervino has been helping Kimya plan the event

Speculation: Could Kim possibly be walking down the aisle in a Balmain gown? She posted a pic with creative director, Olivier Rousteing, a few weeks ago…

Fact: Unlike her previous wedding, this one will not be filmed for television.

Speculation: Was Ray J actually invited to Kim wedding?? Rumors swirl about a potential gift he might be sending the couple

Fact: Lana Del Rey is set to perform at the ceremony

Fact: Kim will have her princess wedding as they will be having their wedding at a chateau in Florence.

Fact: Guests will be flown out in a private jet after a tour of Versailles

Fact: Vogue is the only media outlet that will be allowed to cover the brunch on Friday, before the ceremony

Fact: The Belvedere Fort in Florence was rented out by the couple for $410,000

Fact: Guests will be receiving private security and private cell phones to increase secrecy

Speculation: Kanye had everyone involved in the wedding preparations sign a 15 page confidentiality agreement

Fact: Mario Dedivanovic, celebrity makeup artist, will be handling Kim’s face for the big day

Fact: Wedding Brunch will be held on Friday at Valentino’s Chateau de Wideville

Speculation: Kim underwent a $550 facial in LA before leaving Paris

Speculation: Kanye has reportedly constulted with A.P.C creative director Jean Touitou in regards to his own attire

Anna Wintour SHOCKS People by Showing up on ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’

Anna Wintour is many, many things. A genius, a fashionista, a designer, a fashion mogul and idol to many. That being said, she is known for her reputation as being…. Well… Not so nice, in addition to never doing interviews on shows. Suffice to say people were shocked and amazed when she stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers with her gal pal Sarah Jessica Parker. The duo dished on the events of the Met Gala, which took place earlier this week.

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While discussing the immense amount of money raised at the event, approximately $12 million, the fashion goddess even joked around with Seth Meyers showing a much more playful side to her than many never knew existed. They discussed their favorites of the night, and those who were well, unsatisfactory, for lack of a better word. The interview ended with Seth discussing how each year has a theme and how people are supposed to dress accordingly. He then pointed out that the previous year’s theme was “punk” and how Wintour herself didn’t stick to the theme by donning a floral dress. Her response? “Seth, my punk days are behind me.”

Gotta love her.

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Images via dailymail.co.uk, express.co.uk

 

5 Things We Learned About Emma Stone from the May Issue of Vogue

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1. She’s modest. Emma doesn’t see herself as a style icon–although she clearly is!

2. She has new film in the works…although, she couldn’t give any specifics yet. Yay–More Emma!

3. Her off-screen romance with co-star Andrew Garfield is the real deal. Although, she’s usually super private about their relationship, Emma admitted to Vogue that Andrew is a “very important person” to her.

4. She’s a kid at heart. Emma requested that the interview be conducted at a Build-a-Bear workshop. No, we’re not joking…

5. She’s never seen Easy A. For real, she never watched this movie even though she starred in it! She didn’t even watch it at the premier? “I went across the street and had some fries [instead],” confessed the actress.

The Fashionable First Lady To Open The Anna Wintour Costume Center at the Met

Michelle Obama and Anna Wintour seem to be pretty big fans of one another. Through various collaborations and even a couple of Vogue covers for the First Lady, the two seem to get along well and on May 5th we’ll see them both again at the Met Gala. Michelle Obama will be cutting the ribbon for the opening of the newly renovated wing for the Anna Wintour Costume Center.

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The infamous designer’s influence on the fashionable First Lady’s sense of style is said to stem from her loyalty to the Obama family. Wintour helped massively with fundraising for President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign and has since kept in contact with the family.  NYPost.com explained, “Because of her close relationship with Anna Wintour, Mrs. Obama will attend the naming ceremony. There was some talk about her attending the Met Gala itself, but it was decided that her attendance would require huge extra security and screening at the party, which could inconvenience others. Guests wearing gowns wouldn’t wish to go through metal detectors or be patted down on their way into the ball.”

 

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Vogue is Getting Sued and Kanye West is to Blame?

Looks like Vogue may be regretting their decision to feature Kimye in their magazine. The April shoot, which meant a long awaited cover for Kim Kardashian, has seemed to bring down some trouble on Anna Wintour and her team at Vogue. According to The Post, Rickey Spicer, who has already sued West before, is now trying to sue the magazine for supposedly using one of his songs in their behind-the-scenes video of the shoot.

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Spicer’s rep stated that, “his voice is used substantially throughout the video, comprising approximately 44 percent of the lyrics” and that all this took place without consent or authorization. Kanye West apparently lobbied Anna Wintour into getting Kim on the cover stating that she was “more relevant to fashion” than Michelle Obama. Wintour may have thought it a good idea at the time, but the repercussions may be causing more trouble than the cover was worth.

Images via nypost.com, urbanislandz.com