“To mark its 90th anniversary, French Vogue is pulling out all the stops, starting with this incredibly sexy cover of model Lara Stone. At 622 pages, the October issue is an instant collectible because it not only features beautiful and artistic shoots like this one from Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott but also new ones from a whole list of famous fashion photographers - Mario Sorrenti, David Sims, Terry Richardson, Steven Klein, Hedi Slimane and Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.
Editor-in-chief Carine Roitfeld wanted to mix the past and the present in an issue that promises to be larger than life. “Vogue Paris has always played the card of audacity,” Roitfeld said. “We couldn’t do a lukewarm issue.”
More Images after the jump….
So good luck to Samantha with her career and the amazing message this sends to some of the most persecuted people on the planet.
So, its AIDS, but not as we know it.
Like, don’t put a HIV+ model on the cover or anything like that… that’s too much AIDS. No, no. We need frozen-faced Hollywood, a prototype for the US-style celebrity-driven hard-sell, and solidarity for perverts.
So, in honour of the good taste and sound judgement demonstrated by editor Carine Roitfeld, I’m nominating Alexsandro Palombo’s cover - featuring the lady herself and her darling Uncle Spunk.
So here, we can see what appears to be hetrosexual couple (the fastest growing risk group), perhaps about to initiate love-making, (a possible point of infection), the thumbs up and happy expressions (showing AIDS/HIV is not a death sentence), an implied promiscuous male (most likely carriers), and the trademark red (featured on underpants, fingernails, etc.)
Who could argue - when the two are juxtaposed - which sends a clearer, honest and more relevant message for a magazine that is supposed to be promoting awareness?
I think I’m actually serious about this too…
Now, Japan and Brazil (favourite countries everrrr) go head-to-head in my second Vogue cover off. Now I haven’t made this assumption on these covers alone but I reckon it’s pretty obvious that Brazil sexes it and Japan is all about the power of the outfit. That’s because no one does outfits like the Japanese and no one sexes like the Brazilians (!) T’is true! I’m reckoning that top-left screaming Adriana Lima with the wonky ‘G’ might be the one the best Vogue covers ever! Having said that, Fafi’s guest spot editorial at Nippon Vogue in July 2008 was pretty special. T’was lots of controversy being little girls and all, and the fact that Fafinettes are traditionally quite sexual (see left) but I dunno, these girls aren’t posing provocatively and as for the make-up, why I myself recall colouring eyelids and nails with felt-tip pens at such an age, (I assume they didn’t use such methods here), but I reckon it’s a-okay. Glad to post a reminder so we can all appreciate how cool a Vogue moment this was.
Sweet dreams everyone!
Ok, here at CLFmag we try to avoid using the copy and paste method of blogging…but i think its only fair to put up this press release for the upcoming September Issue film. I’m looking forward to seeing this and delving into the oh so fickle world of high fasion and Vogue in particular, i hope i’m not dissapointed…
Anna Wintour, the legendary editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine for twenty years, is the most powerful and polarizing figure in fashion. Hidden behind her trademark bob and sunglasses, she has never allowed anyone to scrutinize the inner workings of her magazine. Until now. With unprecedented access, filmmaker R.J. Cutler’s new film THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE does for fashion what he did for politics in The War Room, taking the viewer inside a world they only think they know. Every August a record-breaking number of people can’t wait to get their hands on the September issue of Vogue. The 2007 issue was and remains the biggest ever, weighing over four pounds, selling thirteen million copies, and impacting the $300-billion global fashion industry more than any other single publication. An intimate, funny and surprising look at Anna Wintour and her team of larger-than-life editors as they create this must-have Bible of fashion, Cutler explores the untouchable glamour of Wintour’s Vogue to reveal the extraordinarily passionate people at its heart. He takes us behind the scenes at Fashion Week, to Europe, on shoots and reshoots, and into closed-door staff meetings, bearing witness to an arduous, entertaining, and sometimes emotionally demanding process. At the eye of this annual fashion hurricane is the two-decade relationship between Wintour and Grace Coddington, incomparable Creative Director and fashion genius. They are perfectly matched for the age-old conflict between creator and curator. Through them, we see close-up the delicate creative chemistry it takes to remain at the top of the ever-changing fashion field.
Thanks to Highsnobette for the info
Okay, this is gonna take a while so before you read any further, hit play on the Youtube link and sing along with Marcelo and Sasha…
Deixa (day-sha) Let me
Deixa (day-sha) let me
Deixa (day-sha) let me
dizer (dee-zair) say
o que (o-kay) what
eu (eww) I
pensco (pen-so) think
dessa (desa) of this
vida (vid-a) life
preciso (pre-siso) I need
demais (dem-aye-sh) so much
desabafar (de-sa-ba-far) to let it out
This is a new section of CLFmag which will be entirely dedicated to my rants via the in-cre-di-ble (yeah, Im sure you know already how to prenounce that) tracks by the most important and controversial man in Carioca/Rio hip-hop; Marcelo D2. In possession of perhaps the most beautiful eyes to gaze back of me from the pages of a magazines, from the across the stage or the bed (mmmm - que delicia!) and lambasted continuously for his lyrical commentary on La Herb and calling out the hypocrisy in Brazilian society, Marcelo’s lyrics are fast becoming my life mantras. And much as I did in 2007 with QOTS, Im feeling the need to permanently ink my alligence if you know what I is saying! So anyway, Last night, after a heated
altercation with a certain ‘artiste-type’ friendling, I was on a certain ‘No One Gets Me’ kind of trip. The reason for this is because I’m a hyperactive stoner. There aren’t many of us, we go against the grain and are typically a bit annoying to others because you’re not supposed to vibe like that apparently. Whatevs, but it got me thinking SATC style about “No One Gets Me’ kind of chicas. Take Sienna Miller for example. She’s once again cover of this month’s US Vogue more than likey owing to today’s release of The September Issue a documentary about the biggest ever edition of Vogue which also featured Sienna as the cover star. Yet I’ve yet to read any positive comments about her on the web regarding her featuring on either covers. I mean - why does no one get Sienna Miller? All she does is act, walk, talk, dress well and do what everyone else would love to do but wouldn’t admit it - fall in love and have sex with beautiful men. (Although didnt get the Ryhs No2thing) And people just love to tear her down! I remember distinctly – that is to say not so distinctly to be able to quote directly but indirectly, in an interview for Pop magazine, Sienna and the journo were discussing Keira Kinightly’s cool media facade as opposed to Miller’s (the two girls were promoting that film they starred in - obvioulsly I’ve yet to see it cos I dont get Keira Knightly.) Sienna alluded to the idea that she’d love to be more refined in interviews but despaired saying “I need to be like [Kiera] but I’m much more blah, blah, bleughhhh.” The interviewer also commented on Miller’s behavior during the interview saying , “She’s desperate to please, she makes you tea, endlessly feeds you cigarettes, yet there is a touch of the manic about her conversation.” And with those words, I fell in love. I felt like I understood Sienna, that aspect of constantly trying to please, coming over as being a little crazed, the passionate yet destined to fail love affairs and above all I’ll bet she’s a hyperactive stoner.
Speaking of above all, The September Issue, which is being screened today at the Edinbrugh Film Festival is of great interest personally in a professional capacity because above all it’s a documentary about magazine journalism. Which I do - although I still feel like a liar when I say that?? However, lets not ponder the logistics too much; it’s Anna Wintour and it’s Vogue so its gonna be fascinating whatever. Infact, I’ll bet its gonna be one of the best things to see this year - literally and figuratively because it has already bagged a Sundance Award for best cinematography. And dissecting the inner workings of Conde Nasty (the publishing house Conde Naste) will be a a real trip into a sphere that is beyond my comprehension -although I did get a sample taster at Rio Fashion last week so check out the link below for a mini-preview with Anna and director! Anyway, that’s my rant over even if no one gets you Sienna, me and Anna are on your side so you’ve nothing to worry about.
And for the record, I’m calling bagsies on Marcelo D2, Sienna Miller and Anna Wintour as best stoned dinner party guests.