As you’ve probably heard, Vogue broke its own record this month with its largest issue ever. As the Lady Gaga cover declares, it has 916 pages of
ads “spectacular fall fashion.” Sure, it’s not going to be on the scale of that life-size Lady Gaga Visionaire, but it’s going to be effing huge. And, heavy.
I recently moved, and while putting my old magazines atop the kitchen cabinets (the only place I have room), almost fell off a step ladder while carrying previous giant Vogue record-holder from September 2007. With 76 more pages than that one, this month’s issue will surely prove challenging. A friend of mine who works in PR has already determined he’ll need to send multiple interns to pick enough copies for the office.
For those of you who aren’t subscribers and can’t send interns to lug that sucker home for ya, we’ve devised 10 cute ways to do it yourself, without looking unglamorous. It is Vogue, after all. And always remember to lift with your legs, not with your back. Wouldn’t want any Vogue-induced injuries.
… fact you basically own Social Media with 28 million Twitter tweeps.
… power to tell a fragrance giant like Coty that of course you’d love to have a fragrance. On a couple of conditions. “You must want to lick and touch and feel it, but the look of it must terrify you. The fragrance is to be called Fame. It must be black.” Oh, and one more thing – upon being sprayed, it must become clear. Otherwise, no signing on the dotted line.
“My God! That’s Impossible! How can we do that?” reminsces the Coty suit in charge of the project in her thick French accent. And now the company has a highly lucrative patent pending. “She was really behind the most important innovation in the fragrance industry in the last 20 years.”
(And since you’re wondering, it actually smells good. Very good.)
A bit of decadent British style came stateside this week, as Ted Baker London opened its flagship store in Manhattan on 5th Avenue. Designed to mirror a British townhouse from the 1920s, Ted’s Grand House is an expansive three story venue, offering menswear, womenswear, accessories, and an innovative store design that’s sure to delight in both clothing offerings and aesthetics.
Each floor takes a different tone, much like a house would. While the downstairs assumes a scullary feel with maid and butler bells lining the walls, the top floor is decorated after a lady’s boudoir, complete with a beautifully rich dressing room. Little hints of Ted tips provide decoration in the most unexpected places, bringing the design full circle. A clothing rack in the women’s department reads, “In going down the stairs, the gentleman always follows the lady,” while the stairs read “Style Every Step of the Way.”
As a celebration of the opening, 30 maids and butlers are stationed outside the store, meaning it’s quite impossible to miss Ted Baker’s grand opening on 5th Avenue. With one step inside the store, shoppers will be whisked away to a brilliant era, taking advantage of ‘London Fashion in a New York minute.’
Aeropostale is offering an extra 30% off everything through 8/12 with code AEROFRIEND12. Also, jeans start at $ 22 through 8/15, and polos start at $ 11 through 8/15 as well.
Alloy.com is offering 20% off any order with code APK2, plus all jeans are on sale for 20% off and dresses are up to 50% off.
ASOS is having a Flash Sale, with up to 30% off Embellished Dresses and Playsuits through 1am PST on 8/11.
According to the US Olympic Synchronized Swimming team, who actually uses makeup during their water evolution, the best waterproof makeup could come from Dior (Diorshow mascara), Clinique and EyeMax.
Also, you can use hair product as well. According to Mariya Koroleva and Mary Killman, who were interviewed by People, you can use Knox gelatin to keep your hair in place: “You put your hair in a bun, mix the gelatin with hot water and then paint it onto the hair. Then we put a headpiece over the bun to match the swimsuit, and that completes the look!”
This new denim line is officially launching in fall 2012 and will be available in over 200 specialty boutiques nationwide, retailing for $ 60 – $ 80. It is a Los Angeles brand, designed in America, made in China. I thought that “Dear John Letter” was so cute that’s why I posted it below! How many of us haven’t gotten a letter like this in one way or the other!
As for the jeans, I like that they seem to be made for the average sized woman, and not for the superskinnybarelythere broomsticks!
For your convenience, here are the top stories from the world of fashion from the past 24 hours, enjoy!
The latest designer label to enter the fragrance market is Marchesa. Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig have announced the launch of their first scent named Marchesa Parfume d’Extase. Similar to the pair’s exquisite evening wear, the scent has been created to replicate the glamour and sparkle of these pieces. The bottle alone is worth having as a keepsake (pictured above, left). Marchesa’s new fragrance will be available from September. [WWD - subscriber only]
Following on from the news in May that Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has created a line of lingerie for Marks & Spencer. Now comes a video of the model giving us a sneak peek at her new collection called Rosie for Autograph, watch below. [Telegraph]
Word on the street is that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are set to tie the knot this weekend. The couple, who revealed in April they were engaged, are reportedly preparing to get married at their chateau in France in front of a private gathering of family and friends. According to sources, guests have all ready started arriving at their Chateau Miraval estate including Pitt’s parents and jeweller, Robert Procop, who designed Angelina’s engagement ring. Could it be true? [Vogue UK]
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Exclusive: Gaia Repossi Does Yoga In Front of a Bus in the Inaugural Issue of Opening Ceremony’s Magazine OC Annual
You may have noticed that throughout this Olympic season, the folks at now-international retailer Opening Ceremony have engaged in a variety of Olympics-themed activities, like opening a pop-up shop in London to coincide with the games, giving Vogue.com a little diary of their experience at the actual Opening Ceremonies and producing their own version of the event for Nowness (with Jason Schwartzmann and Kirsten Dunst as the master and mistress of ceremonies).
Yes, the retailer shares a name with the famous Olympics event, but these endeavors were also timed to build anticipation for their newest project. As the Olympics end with a closing ceremony, Opening Ceremony will launch the inaugural issue of OC Annual, the cult retailer’s new limited edition annual print magazine. The first issue will bow Sunday, the 12th and will focus, fittingly, on sports.
Various artists, photographers and stylists collaborated on stories about different sports, such as Terence Koh and Tim Barber on cycling; Sean Thomas and Julia Sarr-Jamois on the “cream of British equestrian society;” the editors of DIS put together a power walking spread starring Pat Cleveland and Carol Alt; and Andrew Kuo did an infographic about basketball. There’s also a gorgeous editorial by Bruce Weber and a story about Gaia Repossi in which she does yoga poses in unlikely locales–both of which you can see right here, exclusively.