Beyonce is currently promoting her fourth studio album, 4, so you know what that means - she's everywhere. Over the last month, the singer has made an appearance on the cover of L'Uomo Vogue, Dazed and Confused and W.
The editorials are definitely some of the best we've ever seen her in and the styling suggests a movement towards an edgier Beyonce so we're excited to see more.
Despite originally being seen as the saviour for fashion magazines the world over, it has been revealed that magazines creating issues for Apple's new iPad will have to cut back on nudity, censoring their editorials. It is rumoured that bare nipples in particular won't be acceptable for the newly created iPad issues, despite being a popular aesthetic for many publications - particularly those in Europe. Parallels between the censorship of the Muslim religion and the iTunes App store have even been made by an insider at Dazed and Confused, who revealed that their latest iPad-ready issue had been nicknamed the Iran edition.
Whilst Apple usually lead the way with cutting edge technology and successfully interacting with the public, it seems they might be missing the mark when it comes to the fashion circle. The idea of being able to purchase your favourite foreign fashion magazines from the ease of an iPad became one of the reasons we got so excited about the idea, however if the likes of Dazed, French Vogue and other publications that are renowned for their somewhat provocative photo shoots are forced to censor their content, then surely the whole point is lost? Maybe Apple should ask Terry Richardson, Carine Roitfeld and other advocates of fashionable nudity before completely enforcing their no-nipple policy, after all, editorials can hardly be classed as iPorn?
We've seen the likes of Grazia and Dazed and Confused jump on the highly technical augmented reality bandwagon, and now furthering the transition of magazines to the digital world is Condé Nast's first iPad version of Interview magazine. The publishing giant revealed that five of their titles would be trying out the new advance in technology (which surprisingly didn't include Vogue or W), and a video demo of their iPad app was released back in February, showing how the text and photography of the original magazine would mingle with new and exciting video and audio content.
Condé Nast coincided the launch of the iPad application yesterday with the launch of its debut iPad Issue of Interview, which sees the April addition released more than a week prior to the print copy. The innovative iPad Issue contains 330 screens of images and text, along with 20 minutes of video and audio content (including a video of photographer Bruce Weber), and costs only 99 cents - the special edition price to celebrate the launch. So not only can we get our hands on Interview before it hits newstands on the 12th of April, but it comes with extra content and for a small price? Condé Nast do know how to treat us...
Times are changing in fashion and I'm not simply talking about the new A/W 09/10 catwalk trends. The last year or so has seen the fashion industry slowly welcome South and East Asian models into the fashion fold. From once being unthinkable to imagine Asian models on the runway, today their presence is felt and embraced on the catwalk from New York to Paris and London to Milan.