It seems the public has always had a mild obsession with 3-D, most notably the trend has hit off hugely in the film industry but will bringing 3-D to the magazine world have quite the same success? Fashion Journalists believe so. Multi-dimensional fashion spreads is apparently the newest and coolest technique in the world of print. Now everyone it seems is jumping on this '3-D bandwagon' including Mexican Vogue and Chinese Harpers Bazaar.
Both publications agree that more issues would sell if they went 3-D because swimsuit models would look even hotter when they're come-hithering two inches from your face. Time Out New York hit news stands yesterday with its full-on-three-dimensional issue, the feature article on the galaxy print trend was both playful and eyepopping. So it seems that the future of fashion could be in the hands of 3-D.
Roberto Cavallirecently told Harpers Bazaar that his latest passion is photography and explained that he is embarking on a trip to New Guinea to shoot "the last cannibal tribe." So will he be shooting his next ad campaign like Karl Lagerfeld and Tom Ford previously have? I guess we will have to wait and see.
He did describe his annoyance however, at the significant use of leopard print today - something that is Cavalli's signature trademark. "In the beginning when people copied me I was happy.I can understand when H&M or Zara copies me, but I hate it when big designers copy me. You have a big name, you should never copy me." Finally, perhaps the most shocking thing he had to say was that if he got hit by a bus tomorrow, that Cavalli would cease to exist. There would be no new designer, "nobody" he fiercely said when asked about the future of the brand.
Alexandra Shulman of British Vogue once called for 'healthier' models. Her prayers have been answered in the form of plus-size supermodel of the moment Crystal Renn - and her curvy figure and gorgeous bone structure. Since last fashion-week season, Renn has been causing a storm in the industry by defying everything it has ever 'stood' for, proving that models of all shapes and sizes should be allowed to share a piece of the action.
With all her success since she stopped starving herself to be a 'straight-sized' clothes horse, one can hardly believe how far she has come. In an interview with the Eric Wilson of the New York Times yesterday, Renn candidly bares all about life at the start of her career. Reading from her book, Hungry, Wilson shares an excerpt showing the realities of the industry: "By 2002, when she moved to New York at age 15, she weighted 95 pounds and had lost more than 42% of her body weight. On her first day in the city, she landed a shoot for Seventeen."
Italian designer Antonio Berardi, whose gravity-defying heel-less fetish boots, as sported by Victoria Beckham in the past, has admitted he turned down an offer to work with Lady Gaga. With A-list fans including Gwyneth Paltrow, Megan Fox, Amber Rose and Eva Mendes, to name but a few, one would have thought dressing Lady Gaga would have been right up his street. Berardi however, who is currently attending the Peroni Young Design Awards in Australia,held in conjunction with Harper's Bazaar at the Museum of Contemporary Art, told Australia's Herald Sun just why he had declined the offer.
"I was approached to design a clothing range with Lady Gaga but I knocked it back because I wasn't interested in someone whose music is meaningless...Her music is meaningless now so what impact will it have in 20 years?" Ouch. Although if we were Lady Gaga, we wouldn't take it to heart. Perhaps in a few years, if she decides to pursue a career in fashion properly, then no one will remember she was ever an all-singing, all-dancing pop princess. She could even ask Victoria Beckham for pointers, as it seems as though Berardi is unware of her days as a Spice Girl.
It looks like Tallulah Willis isn't running errands and fetching coffee at her internship at Harper's Bazaar after all. According to Willis, "It's not really an internship. I'm just there for two weeks to see how it works," she said. "I'm listening to the editors, seeing what the fashion department does, what marketing does, what the photo department does. It's all over the place."
I'm sure there are several interns going red as they read this. I mean, simply observing editors at work? Not bad, eh?
However, Willis is making sure to keep her options open and is not focusing only on fashion. "Everything is interesting," she said.
Is it me or can you see her getting a permanent position somewhere by the time she's 18, Peaches Geldofstyle?
Okay, so you're dad's an Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning actor and your mum is, well one of the hottest women in Hollywood. With that in the family, it was hardly surprising that Tallulah Willis, daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, used her star status to bag herself a internship at Harper's Bazaar.
Whilst most interns leave the office wishing they could spend some 'quality one-on-one time' with the samples in the fashion closet, Tallullah is sporting the same designer gear as she sits next to the same editors that she runs around for during the day at the resort shows in New York.
French ELLE managed to bag supermodel Eva Herzigova, Sophie Marceau and Monica Bellucci to cover their April issue. But this isn't just any other cover. None of the covers are retouched and the none of the women wear a drop of make-up.
I'm still trying to work out why they all still look so amazing. Hopefully this will make the industry think about the amount of retouching they use, particularly after the awful photoshop used on Halle Berry's Harper's Bazaar cover.
Halle Berry speaks exclusively to Harper's Bazaar about everything from her body to her bi-racial heritage in their latest issue.
Harper's Bazaar: Tell me how you keep your mojo.
Halle Berry: I have a 33-year-old man. That'll keep your mojo mojo-in'.
Harper's Bazaar: How has your body changed since you had Nahla?
HB: Having a baby takes so much from you. It's the most glorious thing you'll ever do, but the aftermath is not so glorious! So now I'm having to exercise, eat a little bit differently, take a lot more vitamins.