Dakota better watch out. Little sister, Elle Fanning, is blazing both the fashion and film trails in a similar respect. Now that she has Love Magazine‘s attention for their 6th issue – beautifully photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott with styling by Arianne Philips – her star seems to shine brighter and brighter.
What do I love about this new Love cover by Mert & Marcus? The ‘lesbian kiss’ between freckle-faced Kate Moss and transgender model Lea T seems to have a realistic energy. Then I remember that Katie Grand decided to put Justin Bieber on a separate cover for the issue, and all I see is ‘ sales strategy’. What a shame.
Elle ‘The Body’ Macpherson is showing off her nickname in Love Magazine for “Leader of the Pack“. Photographed by Sharif Hamza and styled by Katie Grand, she is showing her Britain’s Next Top Model hopefuls how to be a supermodel. This would be beyond trashy on anyone but Macpherson (who also makes the comfiest, prettiest underoos I own.) View Post
Grand recently talked to Models.com’s Christopher Michaels, who asked her about her idea of cool, what she really thinks of blogs, and the fourth issue’s iPad app.
As commercial as one part of me is, there is the other part of me that will be like, “oh is it cool?” It’s just trying to keep that balance and unfortunately commercial often means bland; I’d rather not be bland. The fashion industry can be so evil to itself in a way, I think people can be so vindictive and nasty and judgmental about what you do and it happens in art and cinema as well. If you do anything and put yourself out there, you are open to criticism. It’s that thing about, if I don’t like it, how can anyone else like it? Or how can I be proud of something that’s on the shelf if I don’t even like it? It’s not like when you style a show because that’s someone else’s, the buck stops with someone else other than you and of course you care and you want to do your best but there is someone else at the end of the line making the final decision, with the magazine, that person is me.
…and that’s the reason blogs really do your head in; the minute you start reading them you are just full of self loathing… I think what I learned from reading too much of TheFashionSpot is that the things that bother you are only things that you think yourself. I mean, if anyone had said anything bad about the Daria story from the last issue, it’s like, “Oh for God’s sake, she just looks like the most beautiful woman on the planet, shut up.”…Whereas there are other things that people pick up on and you’re just like, “ugh I know” … And those are the things that keep you up at night…
It’s kind of weird, I think that there is something about a photograph on an iPad or a computer; even though they should look better because there is a light box behind them, there is just something that doesn’t translate that well for me. The thing that I’m obsessed with is moving image, much much more than putting photographs on an iPad.