So really… what’s wrong with Vogue Magazine?? Andre Leon Talley said in the Vogue documentary “The September Issue” that there is a “famine of beauty.”
Well surely American Vogue is suffering from a famine of creativity, innovation, and edge.
Take a look at these covers from American Vogue from this year against Vogue Covers from various countries. (That's from the Jan 2010 Vogue Russia up above... we're in favor of their style). There's certainly a stark contrast.
(images courtesy Vogue, Vogue Germany, Vogue India, Vogue Russia)
I was a fan of Zoe from her electric (albeit stereotypical) performance in the cult-classic movie Center Stage. She easily stole the show and is actually the only actress/character that sticks with you… really… who else played in that movie??
Anywho, I said I’d never see Avatar again (I don’t have an IMAX hiding in my apartment, so what’s the use?), but then I remembered how moving Saldana’s character was. With all the hoopla about how much money the film has grossed and the questions about the underlying meaning, we have forgotten how truly remarkable it was for Saldana to bring this character to life using an immersive motion capture technology (meaning, they didn’t rest solely on talented animators for the emotions and expressions).
In the same fashion, her choice of a gown from the Givenchy couture collection was highly underrated and overlooked, with the exception of the absurd amount of fashion pundits who have little taste for pieces that really push the envelope.
A remarkable actress in a remarkable gown. Indeed
(photos via Getty Images)
I'm not a fan, but I'm thinking Megan Fox, seen here in these photos from Wonderland Magazine, could very well be Fashion's Fifth Element.
Beyonce is ready to jump on the fragrance bandwagon.... why did I already think House of Derreon had a cheap scent out?? ...anywho... Abercrombie & Fitch as you may or may not know already has a heavily branded scent called Fierce. Court reports filed by the teen retailer state they have spent millions of dollars on machines to fill the stores with the trademarked scent so that the clothes exude "Fierce" once they're purchased (....wow A & F, you guys are SMART!!! No wonder your customers smell so good!!).
A & F already went a step ahead of Lady Derrier and put out a Cease and Desist and filed an injunction in order to block Bey and Coty, Inc (the company handling the fragrance) from even sweetly dreaming or beautifully nightmaring of putting out a "Sasha Fierce" scent cuz it will confuse their target market... While I don't understand how a bunch of preppy white kids could possibly confuse A & F goods with that which will appeal to a bunch of femme black boys led by Kanye West (see photo below), businesses must protect their brands I suppose.
While Beyonce's camp claims that they do not plan to use a scent branded under Sasha Fierce, documents filed to the Patent and Trademark office from 2008 clearly state otherwise... (I mean seriously girl, you're not dealing with ex-Destiny's Child members, these are professionals... they WILL find out.)
A & F will probably win this battle, but aint nuthin like a good legal sparring.
This just in: Kanye has already been spotted prepped for boycott outside of the courthouse....
Whooooaaa.... this battle could get fugly.
So Blake Lively looked great at the Emmy's in Versayz (Versace).... but did someone fail to notify her that Gossip Girl is on the CW and NOT Cinemax?? Come on Blake... Targit yo markit!!!!
I wasn't particularly impressed by Jason Wu's collection... but who cares? He's a fashion darling with a lot of spunk, being dubbed Baby Oscar (de la Renta). Many of the looks seen definitely screamed young Celebutante at any major event. Luxe without being too Gala. Not bad.
These are a few of my favorite things:
This is for all those people out there doing all they can do to create their own real-life Wonderlands.
Wherever you are... Atlanta, NYC, Miami, London, Tokyo, Czech Republic, Crenshaw, the Southside, the Projects...wherever... Don't let life's many struggles, the "recession" or "depression" or whatever the hot name is for it now, slow you down from achieving what you want and what you can have!
Are you a Creator, or shall you remain content with what someone else has already created?? ....think about that.
"Me, I'm a Creator
Thrill is to make it up
The rules I break got me a place
Up on the radar
Me, I'm a Taker
Know what the stakes are
Can't roll it back, it's understood
Got to play our cards"
[From the song Creator by Santogold... download it if you don't have it already]
(photos courtesy of Models.com)
So I was playing around on the internet and discovered these crazy electric photos of Natasha Poly for Muse Magazine ((?! Going to B&N to search)). The photos are the work of Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy as you can probably tell from those skyscraping shoes she's wearing.
Thank God she made it down the stairs safely in those things.... I would suggest the elevator if you plan on rocking anything similar.
Sarah Brightman is to the world of classical music what Madonna, Beyonce, and Cher are all to pop. She's an ICON.
If you haven't heard her music, you've been missing out. Having starred in the original cast of the Broadway musical Cats and originating the female lead role of The Phantom of the Opera musical, the dramatic approach she takes to classical music, blending elements of contemporary pop, rock, and folk songs always packs a punch and is cinematic in shape and sound.
These shots from a few of her album covers are excellent illustrations of what Sarah is all about: Painting exquisite pictures in sound.
Tracks to download:
1.) Gothica + Fleurs du Mal
3.) Only An Ocean Away
4.) Here With Me
5.) Deliver Me
6.) Dust In the Wind
Ruben Toledo, arguably the most renown Fashion Illustrator of today, has taken his colored pens to the library and brought out a few of the classics with an all-new flavor and edge. While some of you are probably not happy that the insides remain the same, you have to appreciate mister Toledo's work, who has brought the fashion world to cartoony life.
I can't wait to see socialites and models prancing around town being photographed with books! The IQ of America will shoot up 20% in a matter of 48 hours. Guaranteed!