Elle are undoubtedly going to clean up with their circulation numbers for August with that perfectly timed Katie Holmes cover but US Harper's Bazaar will not too far behind. Since shaking things up earlier on this year, the magazine has had a string of strong covers and their latest one starring Rihanna is no exception and besides, the singer's covers always tend to go down well on the newsstands.
Last week I showed you a preview of the subscriber's cover showing the singer sporting a Fall 2012 Tom Ford dress but recently, the full editorial was released online. On the official cover, which was shot by Camilla Akrans, Rihanna looks refreshingly paired back wearing a simple but classic Calvin Klein dress and a gold Neil Lane bracelet. This is by far, the best editorial we've seen from her a long while.
Olivia Palermo may be readying to launch a lifestyle brand but that hasn't stopped her from lending her face to another brand. Today this image of the former reality TV star emerged showing her fronting the campaign for Rochas' new fragrance, Les Cascades de Rochas, Eclat d'Agrumes.
'The inspiration for [Les Cascades] is really a Parisian fountain in the summer,' Bill Brace, vice president of Procter & Gamble Prestige, told WWD. The fountain outside the Palais Royal in Paris was naturally the perfect backdrop for the campaign and who better to shoot the feminine ad than Camilla Akrans. This is Palermo's second big campaign and considering how beautiful she looks here, I'm doubt it will be her last. In fact, I'm convinced that a modelling career works a lot better than her recent website pursuits.
The fragrance will be available exclusively in May in Marionnauld in France before being released in the rest of Europe in July. Prices range from 48 euros for a 50-m bottle to 72 euros for a 100ml bottle.
Victoria Beckham has been making the cover rounds recently. First up was Numéro Tokyo, then i-D and now the designer has been unveiled as the cover star of British Harper's Bazaar's May issue.
The magazine taps into the excitement surrounding the Queen's diamond Jubilee dedicating the issue to that theme. With that in mind, 'Queen Victoria on conquering the fashion world', is the perfect subject line for the issue. The cover, which marks the second time Beckham has posed for the magazine, was shot by Camilla Akrans in Los Angeles who described her as 'an absolute sweetheart'.
Will you pick the issue up when it hits newsstands on Monday April 2?
The concern amongst designers that the attention should be on their clothes and not the models - or celebrities as is increasingly the case - is an issue that never goes away. Diane Von Furstenberg has taken it that little step further, though, with her S/S12 Camilla Akrans-shot campaign.
Inspired by surrealist painters, the S/S12 ads shows a model in one of her floral dresses but with the models face covered by a mirror reflecting the sky. Aside from the inspiration, the twist this season was in aid of helping you see yourself wearing the dress. “I like that you can see yourself in these images,” she told WWD. “This time for me is all about new beginnings.”
Though I love America's Next Top Model as much as the next fashion reality show junkie, it's fair to say that winners and contestants of the show haven't always done too well afterwards. Eva Pigford, Yaya De Costa and Toccara Jones are amongst the few exceptions to the rule and now you can add Fatima Siad to the list.
Despite leaving the show in third place, Siad was quickly signed by New York Models and after three years focusing on commercial work, this season saw her move into fashion. As well as walking for Dries Van Noten and Hermès, the model also confirms that she's just finished shooting Hervé Léger's spring 2012 campaign with Camilla Akrans. 'I didn't really work well my first year. My agency wanted to strip the whole Top Model off me and basically sell me as a model, and not a reality TV model,' she told The Cut when asked about life after the show. 'I did jobs here and there, but I think what was going on was that my agency wanted to build me from scratch. I was learning through it all.'