Vogue China September 2011 Cover
Run for cover! China’s taking over (and I like it)! First sign? One of the best worldwide covers of the ever-important month of September. We have a Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin-shot cover for Vogue China featuring the Asian beauties of Du Juan, Sui He, Fei Fei Sun, Liu Wen, Ming Xi, and Shu Pei in Gucci greatness.

After that? A surprising and elegant shoot from fashion photographer Maciej Kucia called “China With Love“. Photographed in Shanghai, the spread features model Lauren Elizabeth Aitken in some incredible gowns by famed bridal designer Wang Ta Chen.

Michelle Obama Alexander McQueen
“I love Michelle Obama” + “I love Alexander McQueen” + This Photo = JNWRGIOJNERGHNSROGNWERN!!!! Barack’s lady love is truly a securing her stamp as a style icon in Sarah Burton‘s Resort 2011 design. There is no arguing Mrs. Obama’s awareness and appreciation of the industry, with great personal style to boot. If it is impressive enough to get away with wearing a British designer to China’s official visit, it is impressive.

Gisele Bundchen
Legendary supermodel Gisele Bundchen is the cover girl for next month’s (that’s February 2011, if you’re still drunk from New Years) cover of Vogue China. The beauty is – of course – under the hands of famed fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier. It’s the type of cover that both makes you want to give Gisele a cuddle, and then go into as much debt via Prada that you could possibly afford.

Eccentric Mind Dree Hemingway
I think I’m in lust with China. Everything they have been doing over the past few months is so fashion forward. Let’s look at “Eccentric Mind” in Vogue China’s January issue as photographed by Patrick Demarchelier. While the clothes you throw on a model as beautiful as Dree Hemingway are bound to look sexy, stylist Nicoletta Santoro has made absolutely brilliant and unexpected choices. Just look at it; Marni, Miu Miu, Jean Yu, Alexander Wang, Maria La Rosa, Nina Ricci and more, topped off with what is set to be the most coveted outerwear of the season: The Louis Vuitton transparent raincoat. Flip through the spread with a smoothie and soundtrack of “Please, please, please, let me get what I want” by She & Him. You wont regret it. View Post

Beijing China Fashion
Is there new fashion competition for New York, London, Milan and Paris? Maybe so, from the recent sartoriality (…if it’s a word) of Beijing and the rest of China. US Vogue was the first to latch on, acknowledging the influx and import of Asian top models last month in a spread called “Asia Major”. HBIC Anna Wintour also recently announced that Vogue will set up a Fashion Fund in China.

Prada is next on the bandwagon as they have just announced that they will stage a show of their spring collection – along with specially created pieces – in Beijing on January 22. The powerhouse designer label is also rumored to be considering a listing on the Hong Kong Stock exchange. Three years ago, premonition pals Karl Lagerfeld and Fendi staged a show on the Great Wall…get ready for an Asian Boom, fashionistas.