US Vogue has had a good year as far as its covers are concerned. Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga and Marion Cotillard are just some of the good cover stars its had this year and by the sounds of it, the magazine is set to end the year on a high.
Last week, Annie Leibovitz revealed that Rihanna and Anne Hathaway will respectively cover the magazine's November and December issue. Who will cover which issue isn't clear but the timing makes sense for both stars. RiRi has just dropped a new single, Diamonds, and will release her seventh album in November and Hathway's new film, Les Miserables (the one she cut her hair for), is out in December.
When I head that Lady Mary Charteris tied the knot over the weekend to The Big Pink frontman Robbie Fruze I instantly imagined her wearing something really classic and romantic. After all, the 24 year-old model and DJ is an aristocrat but if you had the same idea, you were wrong.
Instead, Charteris opted for this cut out Pam Hogg creation for her big day making sure that all eyes were certainly on her. While I'm not the biggest Pam Hogg fan I can completely appreciate that her aesthetic can work for the likes of Lady Gaga but wearing one of her cut out designs as wedding dress feels like a step (or five) too far.
Going by the print ad for Lady Gaga's debut fragrance, Fame, the trailer for the commercial was always going to be 'out there'. In fact, scrap that. The fact that it was created by the singer full stop pretty much guarantees that. And true to form, the trailer is just that.
In 30 seconds the Steven Klein-shot video you get chest baring men, bondage and lots of black latex, so pretty normal in the world of Gaga. How that all links to the fragrance is unclear but nonetheless, the pure spectacle of it works. Today we're all too used to the standard wind-in-hair celebrity fragrance commercial formula so anything that deviates from that is a welcomed move in my book and besides, it wouldn't be Lady Gaga if there wasn't any theatrics to it.
US Harper's Bazaar aren't the only ones releasing behind-the-scenes videos from their September issue cover shoot. Last week US Vogue released this video with Lady Gaga.
Granted, the video doesn't quite match up to Bazaar's sit down interview with Gwen Stefani. On the flip side, Vogue do offer up Marc Jacobs fluffy hats, elf shoes and Gaga doing her best Beyoncé hair-flicking impressions while her aptly titled new song 'Hair' plays. What more could you want?
US Vogue are always the last to reveal their September issue but last night it finally arrived. Lady Gaga appears styled by Grace Coddington and shot by Mert & Marcus wearing a dress from Marc Jacobs' Fall 2012 collection.
The singer was the natural choice for the magazine. Her March 2011 cover of the magazine was one of their best selling issues of the year and of course, her Monsters will be out in droves picking it up on August 14 when it hits newsstands. I'm still undecided about how I feel about it but what I do know is that it doesn't excitement quite in the same way as Gwen Stefani's Harper's cover did but who knows, it might one of those ones that grows on you.
It's officially that time of year again. The September issues are just around the corner and the first few are already out. As always, Vogue Australia have released their first and stars Bella Heathcote and Numero Tokyo's CandiceSwanepoel cover has also hit the net. While both magazines have opted for models, their covers are by no means representative of what you can expect from other titles. All of the rest have gone for celebrities and while that does bug me, the fact that Kim Kardashian doesn't appear on any is a bonus.
As we all know, Lady Gaga has been shot by Met & Marcus for American Vogue, as she continues to drum up attention around her debut fragrance. Glamour have confirmed that they've booked Victoria Beckham to cover theirs and I'm excited. Beckham's covers have been really strong lately and she just might be what the magazine needs after those disappointing covers with Mila Kunis and Amanda Seyfried. InStyle has opted for Jennifer Lopez, Marie Claire have gone for Miley Cyrus, W for Penelope Cruz, Interview for Emma Stone and V for Nicole Kidman.
Vanity Fair's decision to book Jessica Chastain makes sense. The actress looks incredible in statement designer pieces and does old school Hollywood glamour like nobody else. Also good is the news that GwenStefani will cover US Harper's Bazaar. Anyone that's followed the magazine since their revamp earlier on this year will know that their covers have been bang on, and their main fashion stories even stronger so I'm sure that's going to be a good'un.
Lady Gaga's March 2011 cover of US Vogue was the magazine's second best-selling issue last year and now they are hoping to do it again by putting the singer on cover of their all-important September issue.
With the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations just around the corner, so are the special products available and the latest comes from Georgia Hardinage. The British designer, who is known for dressing everyone from Lady Gaga to Beyonce, has partnered up with Lancôme to create a special limited edition bottle for two of their popular fragrances.
Each bottle of their Visionnaire and Génifique bottles have been hand painted by the designer with theLancôme sceptre appearing on the former and their crown on the latter - and that's not all. All of the outer boxes feature one of four Union Jack drawings and on May 31 and June 7 between 6pm and 9:30pm, Georgia will be on hand in Selfridges personalising bottles with customers names.
Last year we were lucky enough to have a video of Lady Gaga's acceptance speech at the CFDA Awards hit the net. Aside from the fact that Gaga told that hilarious story about Anna Wintour, the video was significant for another reason as it marked the first time that we were given access to the goings on in the annual event but now, the exclusivity is a thing of the past.
Today WWD confirmed that the ceremony will follow in the footsteps of the Met Gala and will be available for all to see. While this year's event will not be live like the Gala, it will be broadcast on Style.com on June 5, the day after it takes place and will show inside the awards as well as on the red carpet. Tim Blanks has been brought on board to host the broadcast and will be interviewing guests on the red carpet too.
Last August Nicola Formichetti confirmed that he was preparing for the launch of his own line. While he said that he is committed to create 'a kind of brand that hasn't been seen before, something new for our generation,' nothing else was said about what we can expect from his independent design pursuit. That began to change this week.
The brand, named Formichetti and is likely to launch mid-2013, is all about incorporating modern technology into fashion, he told WWD. 'It’ll be very digitally oriented and high-tech,” he revealed. 'We’ve been working with the same fabrics, the same techniques for hundreds of years. That’s all great, but we need something new.' In Formichetti's world that means creating clothes charge your phone through the incorporation of solar panels.