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We’ve had our issues with Cosmpolitan magazine — and its offensively photoshopped magazine covers — in the past, so we’re really, really hoping that the magazine won’t make British singer Adele look like some kind of tarted up fool when she appears on its December cover.
Some loudmouth at Conde Nast told our friends at Fashionista that Canadian pop diva Justin Bieber will grace the next cover of Love Magazine. Let it be known that we feel weird saying a teenage boy will grace anything, but that this one looks enough like a woman for it to be kind of OK. But honestly, it’s not the person who’s on the cover of Love that has us concerned so much as what that person is wearing, and a lot of Love covers have featured little to no clothing at all.
There probably couldn’t be a worse time to launch a print magazine, but new UK fashion glossy Just As Beautiful is right on time. It’s the first magazine in that country to focus specifically on women of a larger size, and its editors are serious about their dedication to women who don’t fit the fashion-model mold.
Far be it from us to say what did or didn’t happen during Elle magazine’s October cover shoot with Gabourey Sidibe. But to hear Elle’s editor Robbie Myers tell it, nothing bad happened and the media needs to leave the magazine alone.
For the first three seconds it’s in your browser, the new Vogue.com is a mildly refreshing change from the bare bones black-and-white minimalism of its last incarnation. After you click around for a little bit, it starts losing it’s charm. But it’s just the first day, so we’re hoping the stie will pick up in the near future.
Back in the day, and by “day” we mean a good 50 years ago, it was popular for women to shop from the comfort of their own homes. When it was de riguer to have a Sears catalog waiting close at hand on the coffee table, magazines jumped to fill their blank spaces with ads, like the ones we discovered while flipping through a January 1956 issue of Cosmopolitan.
Like most Americans we long ago came to terms with the fact that no matter how many trips to Paris or how many hours we spent listening to Muzzy on tape, we would never be authentically French. Translation: Never that innate breed of chic that can only come from bathing in the Seine. Alas, leave it to Vanessa Paradis, poster girl for all things Chanel clad, gap-toothed and muse-worthy to make us feel better about our life on this side of the pond.
Fashion tends to take itself super seriously, but every so often, you’ll open a glossy and think, “WTF?” The comical truth is that the overly creative director probably wasn’t joking when he asked the model to strip naked in a pair of heels and make love to the tile floor — but who’s to say we can’t relish in the ridiculousity of it? Whilst on the the hunt for more artistic fare we stumbled across Ridiculous Pose’s dedicated catalogue of model fails and couldn’t help but share.
We’re all for raising funds for a good cause but gadzooks!! It looks like someone really, really wants to intern at Vogue. So much so, they’re willing to pay $23,000 for the chance.
No one does unconventional beauty better that Tilda Swinton. At 50, the Scottish-born actress, sometime model, muse and fashion rogue is the poster girl for elegant androgyny — complete with that oh-so-milky skin and towering frame. So we couldn’t help but swoon over the looker’s recent double cover for the May 2010 issue of London’s Dazed & Confused mag.
This month marks Elle’s Work and Power issue, and many will wonder why the magazine opted for a just-out-of-her-teens superstar. While Taylor Swift is undeniably popular, would it not have made more sense to put someone a little, well, older on the cover? Maybe someone who could, at the very least, legally have a happy-hour cocktail?