Having been newly acquired by publishing giant Condé Nast, speculations were rife with the possibilities of who was to become the editor of W magazine. After WWD listing some possible candidates (some - Carine Roitfeld - more surprising than others), it was T Magazine's Stefano Tonchi that found himself sat firmly as favourite to take the place, and the rumours were right, as Condé Nast announced Tonchi as W's new editor yesterday.
Expected to start on the 12th of April, Tonchi has been fairly vague with his plans for the magazine, although he describes them as being "very open", and is quick to add that would like to make the magazine more accessible, as currently he feels it is "very specific". Although some of the magazines most famous features involved fashion spreads such as the sizzling shoot between Madonna and lover-to-be Jesus Luz, Tonchi aims to make W "more of a general-interest style magazine, and less of a fashion-obsessed publication."
Beginning as a spin-off of WWD, it will be interesting to see how the staff at W change since the move as the connection between the two are cut, and since ad pages in the publication were almost halved between 2008 and 2009, we hope that the changes Tonchi has planned will bring back W to its former glory.
At the moment he met Madonna, I never see him after that. I sent him to the job and after that he changed phone numbers and I never see him again.
Luz's former agent, Sérgio Mattos, tells the New York Times he was dropped after sending the model to his now-famous W shoot
Madonna is known for a number of things and her cameleon-like ability to transform her image at the drop of a hat, is just one of them. The all-singing all-dancing queen of pop has been rather busy this year, what with her Sticky and Sweet tour, the Louis Vuitton ad campaign and her burgeoning relationship with Jesus Luz.
Not content with all of the above, amongst other things, the mother of four has now been enlisted by the design duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana of Dolce and Gabbana, to star in their new campaign. The twist however, is that she will be starring in the label's menswear campaign as opposed to womenswear. As yet, the D&G camp have not confirmed how the singer will be made-up and styled. If her previous androgynous pin-striped trouser suit look is anything to go by, Madonna looks set to tackle the campaign with amplomb especially, if her boyfriend Luz will be striking a pose by her side. We certainly can't wait to see the pictures.
Dear Jesus Luz: Peekaboo [The Cut]
The politics (and fashion) of Muslim head scarves [HuffPo]
Graeme Black has a "fashionable week" [Grazia]
And you thought Crocs were unsightly? Site NSFW-ish [Dlisted]
What's new in the world of Aveda? [Beauty Counter]
Jesus Luz for Dolce & Gabbana
Today, we bring you the first round of fashion-show shots from Milan menswear week, where lines include Dolce & Gabbana, Jil Sander and Costume National have already shown. And if some of those shots happen to include an underwear-clad Jesus Luz in his exclusive catwalk appearance for Dolce, so be it. Happy Saturday. You're welcome.
But moving from the low-brow, all three collections are a lesson in tailoring and texturing for anyone remotely interested in menswear design. GQ editors, please mark your favourites now.
I don't care whose boyfriend he is. Why is he working out in the corner with a personal trainer while we're all in hair and makeup? He must have worked out for like two hours on and off between shooting.Gandy tells Grazia his less-than-favourable memories of Madonna's toy boy on a recent Dolce & Gabbana shoot
Natasha Poly, Domenico Dolce, Stefano Gabbana and Eva Herzigova
"The online boutique is like a game," Stefano Gabbana tells WWD. "It's a fun and immediate way to shop, without space or time limitations. We are conﬁdent it will get people even closer to D&G's dynamic universe."
So says half of the Dolce & Gabbana team, who, with Domenico Dolce, will launch an online boutique on June 23. Dandgstore.com is set to sell women's and men's clothing, accessories, eyewear, jewellery and watches to 31 countries, according to Vogue UK.
This is a newsy week for Dolce & Gabbana. We've already learned the brand is slashing prices by 10 to 20 percent in an effort to be more consumer-friendly, and now it's emerged that Madonna's toy boy Jesus Luz will make an exclusive appearance on Dolce & Gabbana's catwalk this Saturday during Men's Fashion Week in Milan.
Gisele for Colcci
Seems like there's a fashion week nearly every week, doesn't there? Besides obvious cities like London, New York, Paris and Milan, we've taken you to Rio, Mexico City, Sydney, Tokyo, Mumbai and Beijing. Now, we head to Sao Paulo.
So what can we expect from Brazil's big style week? How about gridded bathing suits, lots of sequins and metal headwear, and appearances from Gisele and Jesus Luz.
Chloe Sevigny, Kate Hudson
There's something to be said about an event that promotes hat-wearing - especially if it involves Prince Harry playing polo for charity. The Veuve Clicquot Manhattan Polo Classic saw the 24-year-old royal win a charity match organised to raise money for AIDS victims in Lesotho, Africa. And did we mention the VIP Lounge was packed?