Sarah Jessica Parker has been away from the small screen for far too long for my liking but as you know, that's all changing as she's signed up to appear as a guest star on season four of Glee. Earlier on this month, Glee actor Ryan Murphy confirmed that the actress would play the editor of Vogue.com (nice plug for the magazine's site) and that Anna Wintour would style her and now the first image of the outfit is out.
Murphy tweeted this image of SJP all dressed up in character as Isabelle wearing what looks like a Lanvin necklace and according to Fashionista, is a dress from up-and-coming label, Faster Than Paris. The label is still relatively unknown but has some strong people behind it. The brand's founder Tracy L. Cox has had stints at DKNY and Peter Som and also worked for Patricia Field on Sex And The City, which could explain why the brand was chosen.
Jonathan Saunders is the British press' wonderboy. Just when you think he couldn't top his last collection, he goes and does just that and where many designers failed to excite the fashion press at London Fashion Week this season, Saunders' collection was praised as the show of the week.
"It's lovely to feel supported," he told Vogue.com today at the launch of his collection for Matches. "Probably like most designers, I'm my own worst critic, but now I try to look at how the season performed; what sold, rather than focus on press coverage. When I was younger, I'd design one collection and then look at the reaction, but as you get older you become more humble; you listen to your customer and get to know her and what she wants. You learn it's not all about how you're perceived." He continued: "There are elements that I hope are always there in my work: the use of colour and pattern; an easiness to the shapes; an innovativeness; a femininity without being sexy-sexy - but the brand is evolving, definitely. I'm an ambitious person and I'd love to create a global brand."
Last week Fashin released a blurry preview of Rooney Mara's cover of US Vogue's November issue and today, Vogue.com released the official cover alongside the full interview and the accompanying editorial. Shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot, the editorial is hauntingly beautiful marking yet another strong cover story for the magazine this year and the interview is just as good.
Mara on the explicit version of the movie's poster showing off her pierced nipple:
“There’s a certain way people are used to seeing nude women, and that’s in a submissive, coy pose, not looking at the camera,” Mara says. “And in this poster, I’m looking dead into the camera with no expression on my face.” She smiles and flicks a cigarette into the street. “I think it freaks a lot of people out.”
Jonathan Van Meter on Mara's relationship with director David Fincher:
She hangs on his every word, her eyes lit with admiration. Their relationship, it quickly becomes clear, is charged with the electric current of the mentor-protégée crush, which is both touching and occasionally uncomfortable to watch. Or, as Daniel Craig, who costars as a crusading journalist named Mikael Blomkvist, says about their working relationship, “It’s fucking weird!”
“Everyone says I’m more relaxed. The moment you leave a big company after ten years, even though I was very happy there, everything looks different—like a bird in a cage, even if it was a golden cage. I have freedom and freedom has a price, but in another way I enjoy this and maybe am more serene, more quiet, more cool, more calm.”
I will never use a cigarette again in any shoot[....] It's an easy solution to make a picture more interesting, but it's not the only solution. And now it's like, forgive for all these pictures I've put in all these issues.
Just about everyone is launching a book this fall but there's one in particular that we're looking forward to - it's Olivier Zahm's book 'Irreverant' based on Carine Roitfeld.
When the news of the book was announced many thought it would be biographical but based on these images released by Vogue.com, it looks like it will be a photography book. Fans will be spoilt to 400 pages of images celebrating the stylist's life's work, as well as a handful of portraits of Roitfeld herself as well as her family.
The book, scheduled for release on October 18, is available for pre-order on Amazon now for $63.
We all love Hilary Alexander. I mean what's not to love? Her selection of fur hats and front row ensembles keep us stimulated during fashion week season and it's hard to find a better fashion journalist on this side of the pond. If you're a fan of Alexander's you'll be pleased to know that she has an autobiography in the works.
Since her 'semi-retirement' from The Telegraph, the former fashion director has been working on the long awaited piece. "I've always wanted to write an autobiography because I've lived such an incredible life, quite a strange life," she told Vogue.com. "I mean, I was born in New Zealand and somehow managed to become fashion director of the Telegraph!"
Katharine Hamnett has never been one to shy away from making a statement and that's exactly what she did this week at Buckingham Palace. The ethical fashion designer's work was finally recognised as she was awarded the Commander of the British Empire medal by the Queen wearing a statement Phillip Treacy hat.
"I wasn't nervous to meet the Queen at all," she told Vogue.com. "I wanted to put the message across that sustainable clothing can be glamorous, so I wore an organic cotton dress by Katharine Hamnett and a fabulous Philip Treacy hat made from cockerel feathers - which is a bi-product of food waste."