Though I usually prefer models on the cover of magazines, Emma Watson gracing December’s issue of British Vogue is completely fine with me and I kind of love it.
She looks like a modern Twiggy with her cropped hair and big doe eyes. I won’t even mind paying $10 for this issue of the magazine, Emma Watson takes beautiful pictures and I have a feeling her editorial in the magazine will go above and beyond.
I feel like she, and Carey Mulligan on the cover of American Vogue, are still pressuring me into cutting my hair like theirs, but I don’t know if I could pull it off as amazingly as they do.
And here is Carey Mulligan’s cover story for October’s Vogue styled by Grace Coddington:
I am a huge fan of those wildly expensive fashion coffee table books. For Christmas last year I received In Vogue which I had been longing after for months. It is basically a biography of the fashion bible complete with stunning images, models galore, and one of the most interesting history lessons I have ever received.
A few weeks ago I found Extreme Beauty in Vogue at Anthropologie massively on sale for about $8 with tax. I was so excited that I pulled it out on the subway ride back to my apartment and promptly finished the whole thing. The photographs in this book, especially Irving Penn’s were some of the most visually interesting, thought provoking, and beautiful I have ever seen. Penn was a true genius of the art world and his work in Vogue I believe truly elevated the magazine to what it has become today.
Happy 90th birthday to French Vogue! Though they are younger than American Vogue, the French version is by no means the little sister. With its lack of inhibition and wild editorials, French Vogue is more like the rebellious younger sister interested in sex (drugs) and rock and roll. Here are some of my favorite images of the legendary magazine over the years.
So I am a tiny little bit obsessed with this new singer-songwriter Diane Birch. She is 1. absolutely adorable and 2. a lovely singer, different from the Gaga’s and Duffy’s of the world. Birch has a really unique voice and interesting lyrics. My favorite song of hers is “Nothing But A Miracle” but “Valentino” is a close second, mainly becasue of the title of the song and the amazing music video.
She looks like she stepped right out of the 60’s and onto my iPod. Her huge Twiggy eyelashes had me at their firts bat and those bangs almost make me want to grow mine out again.
Diane Birch is funny. She is ironic. The title of her CD is “Bible Belt” that takes quite a bit of courage considering her father is a Seventh-day Adventist preacher, and she spent her childhood in churches both in South Africa, Australia and America. She had little contact with the outside world, tv, radio, pop culture etc, and created a fantasy world in her head, including her friend Valentino, who was fashioned after Motzart.
She then, as expected, went through an extreamly goth phase, arriving at her father’s church dressed like a Gareth Pugh collection.
But after turning herself around a bit she discovered her “old soul” slightly hipster style and truly found herself.
She was also at the Rachel Antonoff fashion show last year, looking amazing:
And she was in Modelina:
Here is my favorite song by her:
And her “Valentino” music video which is pretty incredible: