Fashion Week Observed
“God! Just get us in fast! Obviously we’re important! We just came from Prabal,” huffed and puffed one insignificant. Look at the crap we put up with this entire week of nonsense and fanfare! Luckily The Observer‘s attitude was a bit more polite.
To pass the time at VPL, while waiting for the show to Read More
Fashion Week Observed
Everyone who was anyone was there. Team Varsity Vogue was front and center in section A: Grace, Anna, and Candy Pratts Price. No one dared speak to them or flash away in their faces. Legendary camera whores/glamazons, the Courtin-Clarins, were perched across the aisles, to the Voguettes’ chagrin (except their types are the only ones Read More
Lana Del Rey week continues with the newly unveiled cover of British Vogue, featuring the lippy musician in a Louis Vuitton blouse with the headline “The fascinating Lana Del Rey.” Boy, they’re not kidding! All who–like Brian Williams–find Ms. Del Rey’s success an enigma may find that she has a future in Read More
If we had to choose Madonna’s halftime show setlist for the Super Bowl, we might go as controversial as possible–why not a “Justify My Love”/”Like a Prayer” mashup? And yet it seems that NFL Magazine has leaked Madonna’s setlist, or at least part of it, and it’s pretty tame. CBS Sports reveals that the Read More
the infinite sadness
Is method acting now extending into the realm governed by the publicist? While we don’t recall Nicole Kidman shooting any Vanity Fair covers in early 2003 dressed as Virginia Woolf, Michelle Williams is on the cover of GQ (un)dressed as Marilyn Monroe, complete with peroxidey hair. If this cover looks familiar, it’s a Read More
Taylor Swift, looking very vogue (Getty Images)
Hollywood Life has an image of the upcoming Taylor Swift cover of Vogue. (Cruelly, a cover line invites us to get “Smooth, Young Skin Fast,” a mission we might achieve were we a wealthy 22-year-old singer.) Ms. Swift is following in the Read More
When Vogue invited Michelle Obama to do a cover story in early 2009, reactions from her staff illustrated the constant role of racial politics in the first lady’s decision-making process, according to Jodi Kantor’s new book, The Obamas.
Vogue’s November cover girl, Rooney Mara, graced the cover of sister publication W back in February. Both magazines styled the Social Network star as her character, Lisbeth Salander, in the American adaptation of the Stieg Larsson thriller, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. (Vogue way less so.) The movie is due out next month; February was Read More
Profile of a Profile
Arianna Huffington gets the Vogue profile treatment this week. It’s online.
According to the profile, Ms. Huffington has not changed radically since her New Yorker profile in 2008.
“The most upwardly mobile Greek since Icarus,” cf Michael White, remains the best thing ever written about her.
New York designers, editors and stylists could die if they held their breath, waiting for an invite to Vogue contributing editor Andre Leon Talley’s home in Westchester County. He never has guests, according to his “Dispatch” turn in the Times’ Sunday Review.
“It’s a sanctuary and I want it to be my own personal Ali Baba cave of delight,” he said.
The treasures therein include china and silver from Lena Horne’s estate sale and cupboards “jammed” with porcelain from Paris, linens, and crystal, but he’s never had a dinner or luncheon party.
If one does score the rare invitation (only in summer), he or she will be received on the front porch, with wicker trays found at Pottery Barn, and served iced beverages. There will be “a tray of canapes or Planters peanuts, jelliyied candy from Paris, and a good bottle of Sancerre.”
Among the other pleasures of the suburban life, according to Mr. Talley, is driving his S.U.V. to The Container Store at the Westchester mall.