Today is sadly Sally Singer last day at T after she announced that she was departing from the magazine earlier on this week. Since the news broke, there hasn't been any word on why she's leaving the title after less than two years despite the speculation that she was ousted after bad ad and circulation numbers. As fashion doesn't wait around for anyone, people are already talking about who should replace and yesterday WWD threw some names into the hat.
The biggest contender for the role so far seems to be Deborah Needleman. WSJ. magazine has done really well under her leadership leading many to believe that she could achieve the same results at T but by the sounds of things, a move doesn't look likely. Insiders don't believe she would walk away from her current role and in a statement she said, 'I love my job. I'm focusing on our fall-winter issues right now from the Midwest.' Make of that what you will by I'm not convinced she'll walk away from the hard work she's put in for the title already.
With Scott Schuman and Garance Doré gearing up to receive the media award at this year's CFDA Awards, the pair have been in the press a lot recently. This week Schuman spoke to GQ about everything from the problems created by sitting front row at that Dolce & Gabbana show to the failings of street style blogs today. In a joint interview with Style.com, the pair criticise the eagerness that showgoers have to be photographed and Schuman talks about how he feels when people criticise them.
On choosing not to shoot purely at the shows:
SS: Other people do this and they shoot very much at the shows—and that's great and that's very fashion. Where for me, that's an element of it, but also people on the street, people in different places. Still to this day, the most fun is just getting on my bike, going out, and shooting. Sometimes I don't get anything—yesterday I didn't get anything—but it's still that absolute search and challenge to go out and see someone.
GD: He really loves that. It's really his thing. I'm not like that. It's rough! You spend hours outside—it's like hunting. You're so frustrated. You don't like that comparison?
If you're the avid Tweeter, you'll know that last night GQ played host to their annual Men of the Year Awards. Twitter was set on fire as Johnny Depp came out to present the award Best Writer award to Keith Richards - but he wasn't the only person winning big on the night. Duran Duran walked away with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award, Tinie Tempah rightfully picked up the gong for Solo Artist and Mario Testino was presented with the Help For Heroes: Armed Forces Inspiration award.
The red carpet looks were pretty mixed. Leona Lewis looked beautiful in a white fringed dress teamed with a bright red oversized clutch and Alexandra Burke made us forgive her for her Glamour Awards blunder as she stepped out in a beautiful Peter Pilotto dress. On the other end of the spectrum, Charlize Thereon failed to impress in wide trousers that were not the most flattering and The Saturdays' outfits don't get my vote.
Yesterday GQ revealed the finalists for their annual competition. Nominees include Patrik Ervell, T by Alexander Wang, Miller's Oath designer Kirk Miller, Gant by Michael Bastian, Riviera Club designers Joe Sadler, Greg Ullery and Warriors of Radness designer Rick Klotz.
Fashionista reports that Dockers have come on board this year as the sponsors so the finalists will design a capsule collection for the brand set to be available in Bloomingsdale come fall. Above that, designers will also have the benefit of being mentored by a strong panel of industry figures such as Tommy Hilfiger, Kevin Harter (vice president of fashion direction at Bloomingdale's) and Steven Kolb.
Earlier this year, the FBI raided the home of a 22-year-old community college student (and his parents) in Ohio - looking for evidence that he repeatedly had hacked into Conde Nast's computer system. Ross Ulrich admitted to agents that, in late 2009, he had illegally downloaded more than 1,100 files from the corporation, including unpublished covers of Vogue, GQ, Lucky, Teen Vogue and more. After downloading the images, Ulrich had posted them to the Fashion Spot (where Conde found the pictures and demanded that they be taken down) and the now-defunct website Fashionzag.
According to The Smoking Gun, Ulrich found the files by "poking around" online and found a list of the company's FTP sites and passwords via a quick Google search. When Conde realized its servers had been compromised, the company found that the breaches had come from a single IP address over a three-month period. After filing a lawsuit for copyright infringement, Conde Nast was led - after an FBI search - to the home of Ulrich's father.
Ulrich reportedly has paid $12,500 to Conde Nast over copyright charges, but he still could face federal charges from the government. And now, the former Vogue subscriber says he's not even interested in fashion anymore, claiming, "I'm kind of over it."
It looks like the ongoing trend for grey hair isn't going away any time soon. Case in point:Mark Ronson showed off his new grey look this evening at GQ's Men of The Year Awards at the Royal Opera House. The musician went for a darker shade of grey for his suit with a salmon pink shirt.
Yes they are known for ripping up the runway and covering every billboard in America, the Victoria's Secret Models are worshipped by everyone worldwide. Now to add to their many successful ventures, three of the most beautiful models have taken the fashion magazine world by storm. Australian Angel Miranda Kerr has scored not one but two covers, GQ's June Issue and the Summer edition of i-D. Brazilian beauty Alessandra Ambrosio is Vogue Nippon's covergirl for July and Dutch diva Doutzen Kroes is on the cover of prestigious Russian Vogue for their June issue. So its been a busy time for Victoria's Secret and it just goes to prove they can do anything.