Another stunning cover for Interview magazine hit the web on Wednesday, featuring the ever beautiful Marion Cotillard in a palette of black, white and red. The two covers previous to this also took on this theme of colour, with close up shots of Megan Fox, Madonna and Carey Mulligan, and although it may seem that the reoccurring mathematics of a monotone and red palette, and flawless close-up shot may be the norm, the recent covers are actually a far cry from the past of the magazine.
Founded by Pop Art legend Andy Warhol and British journalist John Wilcock in 1969, Interview places itself in the hip celebrity pop culture market, with vintage covers ranging from Leonardo DiCaprio holding inflatable lips reading "Kiss Me" (no need to ask, Leo), to polaroid snaps of celebs and Pop Art portraits. However four of the magazine's 2010 covers, and nine of its 2009 covers conform to this newly made cover rule, along with a drop in the amount of male stars - from three in 2008, to one in 2009 and so far only Jay Z this year.
We can't explain the reasoning behind Interview's change of heart in cover shots, and although we love the beautiful head shots of late, we'd like to see our favourite, unconventional publication return to its roots and inject some fun - and maybe a few smiles - into its cover shots. What do you think?
Although there hasn't been a lot of movement within publications recently, there has been some major shifts internally, which has everyone happy since everyone got promoted! Here are a few to report:
Allure announced three major promotions this week: Kristen Perotta, formerly editorial projects director and beauty director, has been named executive editor. Jillian Mackenzie, formerly deputy editor is now features director. Amy Keller Laird, formerly beauty director, is now deputy editor and beauty director.
At the New York Times, contributing writer Jeremy Peters was promoted to magazine reporter and Stephanie Clifford went from advertising and marketing reporter to reporting in retail coverage.
At Essence, Elliana Placas was promoted from contributing fashion director to fashion director.Essence found a new senior beauty editor in Tasha Turner, formerly the senior beauty director, special issues, at InStyle.
At People Style Watch, Cassady Nordeen was promoted from fashion assistant to associate fashion editor and Regina Gardiner from accessories editor to senior accessories editor.
At Women’s Health, Liza Collis moved from associate fashion market editor to fashion market editor, replacing Thea Palad who is now senior fashion editor.
At Glamour, Marina Khidekel, who used to freelance, was named articles editor, health.
Recently expanded, under the luxurious roof of London's finest department store Selfridges, one can find the chic, Japanese menswear collection from UNIQLO.
Launching the highly anticipated Autumn/Winter collection, two weeks earlier than any of its standalone stores, Selfridges has decided to mark this honour with a little celebration. No good deed goes unpunished or shall we say without a party. On Saturday the 24th July, from 12.00 noon until 4pm, make your way to the Bond Street store to celebrate the re-launch. With complimentary drinks, a live DJ set from Sunday girl and the chance to win a £1000 UNIQLO wardrobe all on offer, how could you say no? Make an appearance for what is sure to be an amazing afternoon.