Tan Abundance

Vogue Russia Tan Jamie Nelson
Vogue Russia‘s Райское изобилие – or “Heavenly Abundance” – is not a fashion spread for those who can’t fathom fashion sarcasm. In the shoot for their May 2011 issue, we have Kate Netolicka selling us a categorically Nineties way of over-doing it. From skin to accessories, the Jamie Nelson-shot photos are iced in gold and orange, with a sprinkling of papaya whipped lips. Fantastically trashy. View Full Post

Exclusive: Vogue’s June Cover Model Is…

Penelope Cruz Vogue Mario Testino
Seems like we are only one of a few people to catch Stefano Gabbana‘s blink-and-you-miss-it slip up via Tumblr. After Vogue sent the Dolce & Gabbana designer an advanced copy of the issue, a cellphone shot confirmed the June cover model to be Penelope Cruz! (The post was quickly deleted from internet record).

I just received a june Dolce moment in Vogue USA Thank you Anna!!!!! :-)))
Stefano Gabbana’s Tumblr

We have come to find out that the flawless actress wears the brand both on the cover – shot by Mario Testino – and in the accompanying spread. Was the cover shot on film? It is an absolute aesthetic treat, and total departure from actress covers of the past ten years. Best of the past decade, for sure.

Chanel Cruise 2011/2012, Get Ready!

Chanel Cruise 2011 2012
Tomorrow, Karl Lagerfeld will show the Chanel Cruise collection for 2011/2012 at Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes (France), which recently underwent a gargantuan 45 million Euro renovation.

Not only does the invitation – seen above – feature Coco Chanel herself, but Monsieur Lagerfeld has also filmed a 30-minute movie, called Tale of a Fairy, to screen at the fashion show. In the trailer below, you can catch a glimpse of Freja Beja Erichsen (as a lip-locking lesbian fairy), Kristen McMenamy (the queen), Baptiste Giabiconi (because nothing can be Karl-ed without him), and Mark Vandaloo (he’s back?!). Thankfully, anyone without an invitation will be able to watch it at Chanel.com starting Tuesday, May 10th.

“It is a movie about an ill-advised use of money which begins with violence and ends with feeling.”
Karl Lagerfeld

Self Portrait

Mert Marcus Industrie Cover
What a genius concept. For Industrie Magazine‘s third issue, Mert & Marcus are fronting the cover. You read right; the unparalleled fashion photographers have done a self portrait of themselves and brought something entirely new to the table. If I were Mert Alas or Marcus Piggott, I certainly couldn’t think of better photographers to shoot my first cover. Congratulations, dreamboats.