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GQ just debuted its list of “The 100 Sexiest Women of the Millennium”, which is topped, of course, by February cover star Beyoncé and features the usual suspects like Megan Fox, Kate Upton, and Christina Hendricks. Also included is the category, “This Year’s Hot Chinese Chick” (the honor of which went to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’s Zhang Ziyi). And there is more where that came from.
In yesterday’s New York Times, the paper presented irrefutable evidence that our culture is going to the dogs: women’s magazines have begun to use profanity. The horror! Or so they once thought.
Natalie Massenet founded e-tail giant Net-A-Porter with a very specific concept in mind — it was meant to be a magazine that sold clothes. On Wednesday, CEO Mark Sebba spilled the beans that the company is taking a major step toward realizing that goal.
Givenchy‘s Riccardo Tisci has been named GQ‘s Designer of the Year. As such, the Southern Italian designer is the subject of a lengthy profile in this month’s mag, which, if you remember, features a naked Rihanna on the cover.
We truly didn’t think it was possible to one-up Dazed and Confused‘s Iris Apfel cover, but by golly i-D might just have done it!
Pretty much every major masthead you can think of these days is going to look a lot different this time next year. From beloved editors being ousted after struggling to rake in the ad dollars (Sally Singer at T, for one) to reams of staff leaving for greener ($$) pastures (see Harper’s Bazaar), the industry-wide game of musical chairs has been going on for months now. And with many major positions still left wide open, it shows no signs of stopping any time soon.
Kate White stepped down as the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan this month after 14 years, and one of the things that she’s focusing on now is her new book “I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This: Success Secrets Every Gutsy Girl Should Know”. She made an appearance on TODAY, speaking with Savannah Guthrie about leaving the mag and offering bits of advice from her book.
We’re really quite a simple generation to satisfy, it seems — just give us some TV, some sparkly vampires, some pretty young things and we’re pleased as punch. Athletes, however? Not so interested.
It’s not even August yet, but we’re already getting the details about the upcoming September issues. We’ve gotten the scoop on the cover stars, we’ve revealed a slew of ad campaigns that’ll run in the issues, and now we’ve got ad page counts.
Sure, the big-name mags (Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle) get the big-name cover stars, but it’s the lesser known publications that tend to feature the youngest, coolest, and most off-the-beaten-path creatives in their pages.
Evidence that The Hunger Games is going to be a transatlantic hit of epic proportions: Its star, Oscar-nominated actress Jennifer Lawrence, is on the cover of both the British and American editions of Glamour‘s April issue.
It’s not even summer yet, but the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue will be brightening up newsstands everywhere in just a few weeks. The cover was unveiled to the world late Monday on The Late Show with Dave Letterman, and cover girl Kate Upton discussed her meteoritic rise to fame this morning on The Today Show.
Cosmopolitan magazine is still making a different version of its normally raunchy covers specifically for advertisers, to assuage their fears that all they’re supporting is a magazine that publishes another 300,000 ways to please a man every month.
One way to pique interest in your magazine is to redesign the whole thing, and that’s exactly what both Harper’s Bazaar and Glamour plan to do in the new year.
Another year, another extensive and detailed tallying of which magazines sold the most issues based on which carefully selected cover star they chose. This year, some of our favorite actresses and models helped a few publications make bank — and one very notable young singer bombed a venerated magazine like no one bombed it before.
On a scale from one to five, about how much would you say your average fashion magazine editorial or advertisement has been Photoshopped? That’s what a new algorithm, developed by a team of computer and digital forensics experts, has been created to find out.
At this point, we can pretty much all agree that James Franco is a weird kid. A very well educated kid, but a weird one nonetheless. And the actor/lecturer/artist has taken one more step to prove his own weirdness with the major difference in his two fall magazine covers: one that shows him in all his cosmopolitan, fashion-y glory, and another that just shows his bare ass.
Man, oh, man do we love when fashion magazines go the extra mile to produce not just one, but multiple cool covers! For its November art issue, W Magazine partnered with embattled Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei on one cover, and teamed up with Francesco Vezzoli to produce a pretty jarring image of Nicki Minaj on another.
Let us just say this: the reason Beyonce doesn’t look pregnant on the November cover of Harper’s Bazaar isn’t because she’s faking her pregnancy. It’s because she posed for the cover long before she ever started to show.