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Joan Smalls is really, frighteningly beautiful. Which is why we’re extra pleased that W made her their July cover girl — though reports indicate fellow model Karlie Kloss will also have a version. We’re also looking forward to have her kohl-rimmed eyes replace Tom Cruise and his guyliner staring us down at the newsstand. Well done all around, W!
Making a list of people who you think is going to change the fashion world is a tenuous assignment, especially because there are so many people doing so many wonderful things. But when we think about the Black people who are important to that world right now, there are a number of them who stand out as people who can make lasting contributions not only to fashion, but also to the way society thinks about Black people’s role in it.
Well, well, isn’t W Magazine the cleverest in all the land? Next month’s issue has us all sorts of impressed thanks to a particularly brilliant Steven Meisel spread.
Did Steven Meisel try to pull a fast one over on the editors at W? Said W editors sure think so, thanks to the alleged resemblance between editorials Meisel did for both W‘s September issue and Vogue Italia‘s August issue.
Every now and then a fashion editorial just grabs us. The juxtaposition of glamour and roughness (and modernity and timelessness) in photographs from W‘s August issue work to create an energy that is entirely unique to New York City — which just so happens to be the setting of the shoot.
Magazine shakeups always pique our interest, but Women’s Wear Daily‘s take on the departure of Vogue senior accessories editor Filipa Fino is certainly interesting.
Edward Enninful is one of a scant handful black people who have made it big in the business of fashion magazines. Accordingly, he’s one of the few people who can talk authoritatively about what it’s really like. In a recent interview he explains that while there are plenty of talented black models, editors and designers working their way up through the ranks, it’s going to take a lot of education (and a dose of honesty) in order for more of them to succeed.
NSFW alert! If you thought the cover of Vogue Italia‘s plus-sized issue was something special, wait until you see the coordinating spread. It is, perhaps, one of the most incredibly scintillating sets of photos we’ve seen in a while, and we’ll take this opportunity to remind you that scintillating sets of photos are more or less our bread and butter.
In what might be the most drama-free magazine staff change in recent weeks, W‘s creative fashion director Alexandra White stepped down yesterday, to be replaced this morning by Vogue‘s longtime contributing stylist Edward Enninful. Enninful will take the title fashion and style director. And White (and her former boss Stefano Tonchi) couldn’t be happier.
Remember those stunning photos from Vogue Italia‘s ‘The Black Allure’ shoot? Well now there’s stunning video to go along with it. And if the images themselves weren’t seductive and powerful enough, the video is almost guaranteed to enchant you.