You know the most beautiful thing about getting hit in the face by somebody you love? Nothing! It actually hurts and sometimes your face bleeds and then you have to make excuses so cliche, they sound like they were ripped straight from a Lifetime movie.
Anyway, Vogue Italia doesn’t feel the same way. More
It’s 2014. We should not still be seeing this kind of editorial in our fashion magazines. More
As part of her supermodel promotional duties, Kroes chatted with British Vogue–who won’t be featuring her on the cover, but who did snag her time for the next best thing: diet tips! You know, because that’s what women give a shit about.
Robyn Lawley–she of the Italian Vogue covers, watershed Ralph Lauren campaigns and general goodness and decency–stopped by the 2013 American Ballet Theatre Opening Night Spring Gala last night and looked stunning in a strapless beige cocktail dress and matching ankle boots. Please admire how amazing she looks.
…Of course, we were supposed to make the headline “Plus Size Model Robyn Lawley Something Something” but we couldn’t do it without at least quotation marks.
Good luck with that whole “sleep” thing; try not to imagine her whispering about snakes in your bed. More
Did you know that Jennifer Lawrence is not actually an oppressed teenager like Katniss Everdeen, but a 22-year-old woman who would almost be out of college by now if insanely successful young actors went to college? It’s true. (And yet, it still kind of creeps me out that the grown men who populate AskMen.com voted her “most fuckable woman of 2013” or whatever.) Perhaps in recognition of her budding desirability, her latest fashion spread in Vogue Italia veers away from Vogue UK‘s shout out to sweater fetishists and focuses more on hot young actress fetishists, as well as clothing fetishists (duh, it is Vogue). Check her out executing some serious fashion poses and making some serious sexyface, then cry bitter tears of “WTF?!” when you remember that she is obese by Hollywood standards. More
That’s another for the pile, Mr. Testino. More
C’mon R. Pattz–you are clearly a weird person. Be weird for me. Be weird so I can finally “get it,” dammit. Be my hero, baby. More
Miranda Kerr is a natural brunette. as anyone with two eyeballs and a Victoria’s Secret catalog already knows. More
As we know from the Met Ball drama (but pretty much could have guessed) Anna Wintour is no fan of Kim Kardashian and thus, Kim will never land some breathless, generic Mario Testino-shot Vogue spread, no matter how ruthlessly she campaigns. More
Franca Sozzani, editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia, gave a speech at Harvard yesterday, covering eating disorders, pro-ana websites and thinness as beauty ideal. You may have noticed that in recent months, Sozzani has been an outspoken opponent of pro-ana websites, championed plus size models in a landmark issue and even pulled an image of Karlie Kloss from a Steven Meisel-lensed editorial because Kloss looked too thin. She’s also blogged extensively on matters of body image and eating disorders over at the magazine’s website.
…All the while, she’s undermined her crusade by running a fashion magazine. More
Trouble’s still brewing over “Haute Mess,” a controversial editorial from the March issue of Vogue Italia starring, among others, covergirl Joan Smalls, Jessica Stam, Abbey Lee and Coco Rocha. Inside, the models are styled with outsized makeup and costumes, which Vogue Italia swears is in homage to “messy drag queens.” However, many noted that the models’ wigs–coupled with fast food, pregnancy bellies, gold teeth, Colt 45 and the overall theme of trashy glitz–felt more than a little classist. If not more than a little racist… More
You know how Joan Smalls scored the March cover of Italian Vogue and it’s a big deal because a black woman hasn’t covered that particular magazine in four years? …Unfortunately, some critics suggest that Italian Vogue might be chipping away at the significance of Smalls’ placement, saying the editorial that accompanies it is kind of racist. More