Submitted by Wayne on Tue, 2008-11-25 03:09.
I love magazines but print...something about it has been starting to feel so ...antique. Beautiful , yes but beautiful like paintings in a museum . It wasn't that the format was the problem. I still love the smell, the feel , the presence of paper....the tactile joy thereof of turning page after page. But what has become difficult for me was that formulaic ...impersonal... content where more and more editors were bent on only discussing the advertisers in their pages and a short list of very established and therefore redundant talent in music, film and design. And then I got the new Qvest in the mail
Scoop Du Jour: V 50 Cover: Raquel Zimmerman: All Editorials Star Ms Zimmerman Shot By David Sims Styled by Joe McKennaSubmitted by Wayne on Thu, 2007-11-01 23:22.
Submitted by Wayne on Sun, 2007-09-30 01:19.
Does the designer think it's more exciting, more fun, if he puts bags everwhere? Is he trying to tell us that he's very good with accessories? I don't get it!
The New VHI hits the stands yesterday and it is champion. When Carine Roitfeld assumed the editorial chair skeptics tsk, tsked as if to say runnning both Paris Vogue and Vogue Hommes was a case of overextension. Last laugh goes to Madame because she is turning out one of the freshest and frankest men's mags on an overcrowded market. The James Franco cover is a sell. The "Fur Men" edit by Carine and Testino features all the skin the happily superficial will need. David Sims and Joe McKenna collaborate on a beautiful story titled "Ray Of Light" , an ostensible tribute to legendary stylist Ray Petri that ends up looking oddly like an early 90's Meisel sitting w. the great male model Sean Bohary. Hottie Lara Stone prances around with no pants on for Sorrenti. The video of Lara bouncing uncontrollably at the SS08 Prada is hilarious. Cleavage! That has not been seen on a directional runway in a decade.
Submitted by Wayne on Sun, 2007-09-23 17:07.
The talk this week? Rachel Zoe's bold claim about possibly being more influential than Anna Wintour. The cabal is in a frenzy at this sacrilege. Its the best fashion sound byte since “We don't get out of bed for less than 10,000 a day” But given the high altitude Rachel now lives at (and the corresponding lack of oxygen) Rachel Zoe is entitled to be as megalomaniac as she wants to be. I mean maybe she means more influential in malls...or more influential with the 18 and unders. There is even a rumor in circulation that Zoe has first pull at Calvin. A rumor probably...possibly started by the Zoe camp. But it gets you thinking. Whose eyes, tastes, preferences inform the idea of what is fashion now? And how does the tastes and preferences (and talent) of these forces affect how fashionable women dress? . I spent my entire Saturday ringing up some kids in the trade to form an informal style council. Not only was Wintour with her fashion funds, speed dial to billionaire CEO's and Met Costume Balls PR machines in another universe of influence, the conclusion was there were easily 5 forces in the world of styling who could eat Zoe for lunch...and use her ribcage as toothpicks.