Yesterday saw Christian Louboutin's 20th anniversary book, Christian Louboutin, finally arrive in stores and to celebrate, the brand revealed the first in a series of behind-the-scenes videos talking to the various contributors to the book.
The first installment focuses on Dita Von Teese. Since the pair decided to collaborate on her shows back in 2003, you'll be hard pressed to find an instance where the burlesque performer is not boosting Loboutin's red soles. "I think it's a really sexy thing when performing a strip tease to have that sexy flash of a red sole, which always matches my lips and my nails," she says in the short clip. "It's funny that in burlesque amongst other burlesque performers [wearing Louboutin] has become the standard."
Monsters fans are in for a treat as today Grand Central Publishing have announced that the Lady Gaga is working on a book with Terry Richardsonset for release on November 22.
It's definitely been a long time coming. Few artists in recent years have had such a powerful impact on the fashion industry so it is only right that that influence is documented through imagery in a book. According to the publisher, Richardson was given unprecedented access to Gaga for 10 months where he was able to capture everything for her Grammy Awards appearance this year to the final show or her Monster Ball tour and candid behind-the-scenes snaps of her off-stage life. Over the period Richardson snapped 100,000 images of which only 350 will appear in the book.
“We are proud to be publishing this remarkable collaboration between Lady Gaga and Terry Richardson and anticipate that it will be one of the most stunning, provocative and coveted books of the 2011 holiday season,” Jamie Raab, Executive Vice President and Publisher of Grand Central Publishing, said.
If, like me, your teenage years feel like a lifetime ago, do not despair. Tavi is here to remind you. Next week the young blogger will be in New York meeting publishers with writer Maria Meltzer to pitch for a book called, 'Diary' which centres on "the state of being a teenager." Although the business move makes sense it does make you wonder who the teenager that the pair are referring to is. After all, Tavi's lifestyle of sitting front row at shows, interviewing celebrities like Gwen Stefani for Teen Vogue and working with editors like Jane Pratt on new business ventures is hardly typical of the average teenager.
If the project gets the go ahead, it won't be the first book under the 15 year-old's sleeve as she is already working on a book based on her blog with Rizzoli. According to WWD we can expect a combination of 'instructions on “how to make a friendship bracelet,” entries on “why crushes are so essentially teenage” and perhaps a page to design your own tote bag or “dream pizza,”' and 'one part make-your-own scrapbook, one part feminist manifesto for girls and one part celebrity memento collage'.
"The freedom that Steven Meisel enjoys on Italian Vogue is exceptional, as is the length of the collaboration and its systematic nature, both unprecedented in the field. A quick look at the covers of US Vogue created by Meisel is enough to convince: one sees the same girls but there is no hint of a story nor shadow of a meaning."
A snippet from the introduction of Steven Meisel's new book, 'Three Hundred and Seventeen and Still Counting'
Yvan Rodic, the photographer behind the popular street-style site The Face Hunter, has exciting news: He's coming out with a book. Thames & Hudson will publish a selection of his photographs (with accompanying text) worldwide in early 2010. As one of Rodic's dedicated fans wrote, "gimme a signed copy".