Wednesday, 18 August 2010

'The Gorgeous Issue'

Katie Grand's bi-annual high-fashion magazine, LOVE, is back in stores on 23rd August with it's fourth installment of editorial wisdom and it is once again forcing you to choose between eight covetable covers. Either that or hunt down all eight, like any good fashionista worth her salt-free snack-a-jacks.

I'm sure you recall all the fuss their last issue caused with it's eight covers, each featuring a different naked supermodel in the same pose, and although this season is arguably a lot less risque it's no less desirable. LOVE's covers were once again shot by fashion photography dream team, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. Maybe it's The Rebel in me, but I want Agyness Deyn's..
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, The Siren
Agyness Deyn, The Rebel
Gisele Bundchen, The Bombshell

Kelly Brook, The Sweetheart
Alessandra Ambrosio, The Angel
Ms. Perfect, The Mannequin
Lauren Hutton, The Heroine
Sienna Miller, The Pin Up

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Natalie Portman, minus the shaved head.

I love psychological thrillers. I love Natalie Portman. What more could you ask for?

It feels like good films are few and far between these days (you could probably count the ones from the last year on one hand..) so I'm really excited about this one. It looks beautiful, it looks intelligent, it looks dark, and to top it all off the costumes were designed by Rodarte duo Kate and Laura Mulleavy! It literally couldn't get better than this. Oscar buzz is already beginning to build but unfortunately the UK release is not until February 2011 so watching this trailer on repeat will have to do for the time being.

The artwork for the posters is absolutely beautiful too..

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Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Oh, Naomi

Naomi Campbell's narcissism knows no bounds. The supermodel was summoned to testify last week against former Liberian president, Charles Taylor who allegedly gifted her with illegal uncut diamonds 13 years ago. In her testimony, Naomi made sure to make a point of how much of an "inconvenience" it was for her to testify at the war crimes tribunal at The Hague. Dressing up for the occasion, Naomi wore a yellow Alaia ensemble and a beehive.

According to Campbell, she met Charles Taylor at a dinner party at her grandfather(Nelson Mandela)'s compound. Later, in the middle of the night, she claims two men knocked on her bedroom door and gave her a small pouch containing the diamonds saying only, "a gift for you". Apparently she didn't think anything of being given a small pouch containing the "dirty-looking pebbles" in the middle of the night by two huge bodyguards because she receives gifts all the time, "it is quite normal for me". The supermodel stated that she couldn't know for sure that the uncut stones came from Taylor but that she assumed that they had come from him. A mere six hours later she apparently simply gave the stones to the head of one of her grandfather's charities with the instructions to "make sure the children benefit from them". (Yeah..) Her testimony has been contradicted by that of actress Mia Farrow who was also a guest at the dinner, and also by her former agent, Carol White. The trial continues.

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When two obsessions come together.

What happens when you put together one of my favourite designers, one of my favourite supermodels and a wind machine? My new obsession:

Alexander Wang chose 23-year-old model, Abbey Lee to star in his first ever campaign video for his Wall Street-inspired Autumn/Winter 2010 ready-to-wear collection. Shot in an abandoned hotel in New York City; the video just screams Wang's sexy, grunge-chic aesthetic. Watch on repeat.

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Agyness Deyn, Model

With a new website and pop-up pub on the go - not to mention that brief engagement to a Stroke - and of course the fledgling acting career; Aggy's been a busy girl.

But just when you thought she was gone from the pages of bona fide fashion magazines for good, relegated to the likes of short films and the best-dressed sections of lesser magazines; Agyness Deyn finally makes her triumphant return to modelling in a spread for V Magazine. The styling is an absolute dream, I want every outfit. Just one question; what's the likelihood her new haircut will spark as much of a trend as the last one?

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