We've all seen the cover but Emmanuelle Alt's first issue as editor of Vogue Paris doesn't hit stores until Friday. In a recent interview she toldHilary Alexander that the magazine will be 'different but the same' but added that future issues will include more clothes.
Although the magazine is trying to move away from it's risque past under Carine Roitfeld, Alt made it clear that the magazine won't be completely without sexual references. "One boob," she said, holding up a finger and flashing a big smile: "Otherwise, you don't recognize it's French Vogue," WWD writes.
The Estée Lauder campaign is one of the best that I've seen for a long time. For their Idealist skincare campaign, bosses have tried to show that the line works for all skin types by using a diverse cast. French model Constance Jablonski, chinese model Liu Wen and Dominican Joan Smalls all appear. The casting is a welcomed movement forward as ethnic minorities continue to be underrepresented in beauty campaigns.
However, at the launch of the new line the company revealed that 40% of women buying skincare in the 18-44 age bracked are women of colour. So was hiring Smalls a way of showing that, as the campaign says, that 'Every woman can be beautiful' or was it really an acknowledgement that black women demand a big part of the market so can longer be ingored?
I hate the whole concept of the clog! It’s fake, it’s ugly, and it’s not even comfortable! And I hate the whole concept of comfort! It’s like when people say, ‘Well, we’re not really in love, but we’re in a comfortable relationship.’ You’re abandoning a lot of ideas when you are too into comfort. ‘Comfy’—that’s one of the worst words! I just picture a woman feeling bad, with a big bottle of alcohol, really puffy. It’s really depressing, but she likes her life because she has comfortable clogs.
It's no secret that Blake Lively is a big fashion fan. The 'Gossip Girl' star has covered American Vogue twice and is currently the face of Chanel's handbag campaign, but according to the actress, her love for fashion ends there. In a recent interview she quashed rumours about her launching her own line. “I’ve been asked about that,” she told WWD, “but I have such a respect for fashion and such an appreciation for it that, if there are people like Karl Lagerfeld out there designing, who am I?”
Good news for fans of ELLE Collections: there's now an iPad version of the well loved biannual fashion title that's been hailed as "the best magazine in its category" by Karl Lagerfeld. The app, which launches this week, will offer an interactive, insightful guide to the top 10 shows of the spring season, a roundup of the best accessories and exclusive backstage footage.
The main highlight of the app is its interactive capabilities, such as the option to watch the ELLE team talk through the shows or view an interactive front row feature all of fashion's who's who. You can find the free app through here.