Posts tagged ‘vogue’

July 12, 2013

Coming Into Fashion

vogue cover

Yesterday I had the pleasure of perusing the Condé Nast: Coming Into Fashion photography exhibition at the Edinburgh City Art Centre.  Displaying a century of fashion photography from the rich archive of some of the world’s best loved fashion magazines, it was an exhibition for lovers of beauty.

Beauty in a general sense of the meaning, not just because the models are beautiful. 

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April 18, 2013

Fashionably Racist

Vogue Netherlands black face models

A news story on a great blog, Jezebel, reported that Vogue Netherlands recently did a shoot with white models sporting black faces instead of using black models.  The shoot was meant to honour an old Marc Jacobs collection inspired by Grace Jones.  If you’re a regular fashion follower you will know that sadly this is not the first time this has occurred.

This news story has come in the middle of the week, on Monday I received my almost daily email from another blog I follow, the Business of Fashion.  This op-ed piece was about the widespread racism in the fashion industry with black models recalling awful stories

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March 9, 2013

Go Tina!

tina turner vogue deutsch

This Vogue Deutsch cover for April 2013 is amazing! 73 year old pop legend, Tina Turner

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October 1, 2012

The Eye Has to Travel

“We used to wish for any mother but this one.” So lamented the sons of, arguably, one of the world’s greatest fashion editors and icons: Diana Vreeland.  Their loss was fashion’s gain.

Diana Vreeland lived from 1903 to 1989 and she spent her last years with the same energy and enthusiasm as her younger years – she always wanted to be where the action was.  The Eye Has to Travel is a new documentary all about Diana and since she was inseparable from fashion and photography it is is a celebration of that too.

With a wicked and mischievous sense of humour, Diana Vreeland narrates

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February 20, 2012

A Touch Of Twist/Pleat

As Delhi Fashion Week is in full flow, one of the most talked about duos at London Fashion Week is New Generation sponsored label, Palmer/Harding.

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September 26, 2011

Wowzers Wintour!

As Milan fashion week closes the most unlikely amazing political interview of the week comes from US Vogue editor, Anna Wintour who used an interview in La Repubblica to say that Italy’s reputation is being damaged by Prime Minister Berlusconi

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