Uh-oh! Some serious drama has hit the fashion world this week! Looks like Anna Wintour and Giorgio Armani are about to enter the boxing ring and fight it out. In case you haven’t heard, the final show in Milan took place this Monday and Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief for American Vogue and artistic director of Condé Nast, was MIA. The final show’s only well-known, big designer was none other than Giorgio Armani, who did not take the absence well.
In a press conference following the final fashion show, Giorgio had some choice words for Anna. He explained his frustration stating, ”Why should I always be the moron [translating from an Italian expletive] to be penalized because of a person, who, for better or for worse, like or dislike it, is powerful? I feel penalized. She said she was sending her people. But if you go to see your dentist and he puts you in the hands of his assistant, what’s your reaction? They told me, ‘She went to see the [Armani] Prive in Paris; she has no time to see the ready-to-wear in Milan.’ She is influential and powerful. But, perhaps, I’m influential as well.” Anna’s representative at Condé Nast defended Ms. Wintour claiming, ”Anna has the greatest respect for Giorgio Armani and everything he has done for Italy and fashion worldwide. Unfortunately, with the fashion calendar now running for more than a month, there are some shows that Anna is not able to attend.”
Let’s hope they figure things out soon because, let’s face it, boxing gloves aren’t cute on anyone…
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Rihanna on the cover of Vogue = Perfection. The edgy, gorgeous singer was interviewed for the March issue, along with a photo shoot that will make your jaw drop. Rihanna talked makeup and wardrobe, explaining one of her unique fashion rules she lives by: ”If I’m wearing a top, I don’t wear a bra. If I’m wearing a bra, I just wear a bra.” This is evident in the issues cover and even more evident than that is how much she rocks the look.
In addition RiRi discusses her love for menswear and why the juxtaposition of a woman wearing mens clothing is so incredibly sexy. She talks about her childhood explaining, “When I was thirteen or fourteen, I didn’t want to wear what my mom wanted me to wear. I was very much a boy in my style, my demeanor. All my friends were guys. I loved things that boys did. I loved being easy with my clothes. I loved wearing hats and scarves and snapbacks on my head. It was my way of rebelling. I wanted to dress like my brother. After a while, it was just easier for Mom to dress us both the same. We wore the same jeans, the same T-shirts.”
A girl who prefers mens clothes and is even sexier in them than in feminine clothing?
Seems like Vogue Italia is causing quite the outrage, thanks to their idea of creating a blog called “Vogue Black”, a site only displaying black people. The blog also contains a section named “Voguistas black Pitti”, basically a section for street style clothing. Though this may seem as a praise to people of different color, when further studied, the main page of the Vogue website had a section labeled “trends” in which none of the models from the “black blog” can be found. Overall, people are viewing this as a throwback to segregation, essentially separating everyone into groups and then picking out who the trendy and popular “it” kids are.
In addition Garage magazine editor, Miroslava Duma, published a very controversial picture to her website Buro 24/7 , showing her sitting on top of a black woman in bondage style accessories, in place of sitting in a chair. The image has sparked an immense amount of anger and hatred among its viewers. Duma made what’s now being coined as the “non-apology” by stating on her Instagram, “Dear all, Buro 24/7 team and I personally would like to express our sincerest apology to anyone who we have offended and hurt. It was ABSOLUTELY not our intention. We are against racism or gender inequality or anything that infringes upon anyone’s rights. We love, respect and look up to people regardless of their race, gender or social status. The chair in the photo should only be seen as a piece of art which was created by British Pop-Artist Allen Jones, and not as any form of racial discrimination.”
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May is a huge month for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, which will finally be opening after two years and $40-million worth of renovations. The biggest unveiling will be the name change, as it will now be known as the Anna Wintour Costume Center. Wintour’s fashion genius has made her one of the most powerful and essential members within the fashion world.
As Vogue’s Editor in Chief, artistic director of Condé Nast and a trustee for the Met for 15 years, she is the perfect candidate. It also doesn’t hurt that Wintour has raised $125 million over the last 20 years for the Costume Institute. The fundraising is all thanks to the annual Met Gala that is now a deeply anticipated social event attended by glamorous celebs as well as our favorite fashion designers. May 8 will be the day the doors open to the Anna Wintour Costume Center with it’s premiere exhibition “Charles James: Beyond Fashion.”
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Lupita Nyong’o is the name on everyone’s mind. Her fashion has caught the eyes of designers, magazines, and fashion lovers alike since her work in 12 Years A Slave. In addition to being nominated for a Golden Globe, Nyong’o graces the cover of Dazed & Confused for February as a part of the “Girls Rule the World” issue shot by Sharif Hamza and styled by Robbie Spencer. Vogue named her Top Ten Rising Style Stars of 2014, she’s the new face of Miu Miu’s Spring 2014 campaign as well as the current cover of W Magazine. And, yes there’s more. On February 27, at the seventh annual Black Women in Hollywood luncheon, Nyong’o is going to be honored for her role in 12 Years a Slave by Essence magazine.
She truly is living the life right now and we are loving every minutes of seeing her rise to the top. You go Lupita.
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Okay, really? This just isn’t fair… Two incredibly gorgeous people fall in love, get married, have equally gorgeous babies and on top of it all are gracing the cover of Vogue?!?! It’s too much… However, the couple are featured in Vogue among interviews about their life, relationship as well as Victoria’s favorite beauty secrets. The issue will also have exclusive family pictures you won’t get to see anywhere else, and I’m sure they all nail that “David Backham smolder” in all their family portraits.
Best gene pool ever? I think so….
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Kate Moss has recently joined Team Vogue UK as a Contributing Editor! In the midst of designing yet another collection with Topshop, the multi-tasking supermodel is trying her hand at fashion editorials.
Kate, who has been on 33 Vogue covers, will be hands on editing photo shoots with her own choice of photographers and models.
“I am absolutely delighted that Kate is going to work with us in this new role,” said Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman. “Her undoubtedly brilliant sense of style, depth of fashion knowledge, and understanding of what makes a wonderful image will be exciting to see used in the pages of British Vogue. I am really looking forward to working with her on ideas.”
Her first story is set to debut for Vogue UK’s upcoming spring issue.
New York Fashion Week is among us and we’ve spotted trends from the happily dressed show goers who inspires us beyond the runways, to the streets – all in effortless and chic forms!
BLACK & WHITE
AND FASHION WEEK BABIES!
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September means fashion’s biggest pages war and Vogue always takes the cake. We announced back in July, that the whopping 902 pages of this year’s Vogue September issue will be covered by none other than 23-year old, Jennifer Lawrence, who has been under the blinding spotlight in recent years. And flawless it was! J.Law brings us a full country-themed spread, in fall attire including Ralph Lauren, Dolce & Gabanna wools, and Luis Vuitton sequined coats along with furry friends and her freshly chopped hair!
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