Wacky Fashion News

As I was going through fashion news today, I came across several weird stories! I figured I’d post them! I swear I am NOT making these stories up!

  • Hermes launches a $130 coloring book… with 12 pages.
  • Kate Moss has been rumored to start her own jam line. Yes, jam. As in that stuff you spread on English muffins or toast.
  • We all used to think that People’s Revolution’s Kelly Cutrone was all about black… But she used to have blue hair!
  • Love wearing leggings? Hate camel toes? Stop camel toes from happening with the new anti-toe product, CamelNot.

My Top Fashion Icons

A lot of people ask me where I get my personal style inspiration from and which fashionistas I admire. There isn’t any one person who I aspire to dress like. I find that I choose my clothing on what I like, but also considering the latest trends as well. However, I still wanted to recognize women who, I think, have a creative and fashionable sense of style. And my top three are… Continue reading

Re: Vogue US vs. Vogue Paris

In my previous post, Vogue US vs. Vogue Paris, I mentioned that the Vogue Paris was strongly fashion focused while the US version was smothered in Hollywood celebrities.

One point was brought to my attention by a dedicated reader.

  • She said, “It might seem like the Paris issue has less celebrities in it because you are not familiar with Parisian film and you might not know the French actors.”

That is a valid point and I completely agree. I know absolutely nothing about the Parisian culture and film industry, so everything might seem different. But I have to argue that the Paris Vogue did not have name advertising. As I said before, it is weird to see no celebrity names on the cover of Paris Vogue. On the issue my dad bought me, “not even Kate Moss’s [name was on the] month’s issue! [And she was featured on the cover.] On each of my American Vogues, at least three celebrity names were dropped.

The Current Issue of W

I also found a little blurb about W‘s new cover and the new direction Stefano Tonchi, the editor in-chief, is taking the magazine. “When he was hired in March, Tonchi said he wanted to make the magazine more accessible, “probably … more of a general-interest style magazine, and less of a fashion-obsessed publication.” This cover — with clothes being anything but the focus — suggests that’s what Tonchi’s doing.”

This made me so incredibly sad when I read this because I love W and I feel like this is happening to a lot of fashion publications. Because the magazines only target a select group of fashionistas, editors in-chief are forced to commercialize their publications to get them to sell better. Soon, “fashion” magazines will evolve into “general-interest” publications and blogs will be the only real sources of fashion news.

Vogue US vs. Vogue Paris

Recently, my dad returned home from his trip to France with a copy of the June/July issue of Vogue Paris. I was so excited to read it and ripped the plastic cover off. I opened it up, flipping vigorously through, searching for the Kate Moss spread. (Kate Moss is by far my favorite model. A lot of people think she is overrated, but I think she is brilliant!) Upon finding it, I realized I couldn’t read the article. Why? Because it was all in French and obviously my extensive knowledge of Spanish didn’t help in the least bit. I could pick out words here and there, but they were words like “cocktail” and “couture.” Discouraged, I gave up and hunted my mom down, who speaks French fluently. I made her sit with me for an hour and read me the articles instead.

June/July 2010 Issue of Vogue Paris (Kate Moss)

Paging through the magazine itself, I realized how shocking different Vogue Paris and the American version are. And to be frankly honest, I liked the Paris version much better. I am not saying that Anna Wintour, the Editor in Chief of Vogue US, does not do proper job or lacks creativity. Instead, I find the Paris Vogue much more refreshing. Continue reading