I own three pairs of jeans, two of which I rotate fairly regularly. I’m just not a jeans girl, and because of that I don’t really see the point in spending hundreds of dollars on a pair of them. Until now. I have fallen in love with a pair of jeans. I never thought I would see the day but it has happened. And of course they are about $371. Go big or go home I guess.
They are the Hudson “Jag” Jeans, named I am guessing after their model Georgia May Jagger. The advertisement itself has gotten quite a bit of publicity, and has been deemed by those not in the fashion world as controversial. We know that topless ads are no longer such a big deal when Tom Ford comes around with his infamous Gucci ads.
I love that they are edgy without trying too hard. They are for a chic anglophile, which I suppose describes me to a T. They are my perfect jean, except for the price of course. But I have a feeling they aren’t that difficult to make. Another summer project?
The infamous Jag Jeans
Georgia May Jagger in the ad
I want both the shorts and the pillow!
Elle Macpherson in the jeans
Karl Lagerfeld just premiered his Resort line for Chanel 2011. This year it was in Saint-Tropez, thankfully, instead of Miami, a much classier decision.
The collection was 87 pieces and I have edited it down to my Top 10, with two surprises at the end that Karl put in the show to keep us paying attention.
Size 12 plus size model, Crystal Renn
Karl Lagerfeld is notoriously known to have an obsession with skinny models and to dislike larger figured girls.
- 2009 British Model of the Year, Georgia May Jagger
I am part of that small portion of the population that prefers models on the cover of magazines but recently that has been a growing trend, especially with the ever fabulous British Vogue. Over the past few years they have featured models on the covers of about half of their magazines. And personally I find this is the best way to go. They have a presence on the covers (it is part of their job description) and they entice people to flip through the magazine.
I once heard a quote that has stuck with me. It was, “Celebrities sell the magazine but models sell the clothes.” At the time I heard this I agreed wholeheartedly, but now I think that models might be able to sell the magazines on their own. Remember, there was a time when it was only models on the cover, Ms. Anna Wintour changed that. Grace Coddington is on my side of the debate. She once said, “There are no models on covers anymore. They’re all actors because they’re what sells.” She goes on to say, “An actor often dictates what you’re going to get. I find that annoying. And I’m incredibly shy, so they scare the pants off me. But I feel perfectly comfortable with the models. They’re like my kids.”
I am intrigued by models, there is something about them that is so fascinating, and I think that people are starting to realize this once again. After the age of the Super Models in the 80’s and 90’s there was a bit of a lull in the public’s attraction to models but I think that has definitely changed once again.
Below are some of the covers of British Vogue from 2009-2010 which featured models on the covers.
Canadian Model, Daria Werbowy
Russian Model, Sasha Pivovarova
British Model, Georgia Jagger
British Model, Kate Moss who has graced the cover numerous times
British Model, Lily Donaldson
Russian Model, Natalia Vodianova who has also been on the cover many times
Dutch Model, Lara Stone
Any thoughts about the celebrity vs. model controversy?
Filed under Models, VOGUE