100 and Counting…

September 3rd, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Magazine covers come and go, but only the cream of the crop find themselves on the front page of Vanity Fair. Girl du jour Kate Upton channels Marilyn Monroe on the legendary glossy’s 100th anniversary edition in a pinup shot by Annie Leibovitz that capture’s Kate’s vintage appeal. With a century of history to explore within the issue, this is certain to be one of the most jam packed and exciting editions yet. For celebrity and fashion lovers in search of even more classic VF imagery, never fear – a full coffee table book “Vanity Fair: 100 Years,” is slated for release come October.

Can’t get enough Kate? Check out VF’s slideshow of Miss Upton’s top fashion moments.

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Drawn Together

August 6th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Over the past three decades celebrated illustrator David Downton has captured numerous fashion icons in his instantly recognizable style. Everyone from Carmen dell’Orefice, to Cate Blanchett has been immortalized by Downton, so it seems only fitting that two of the business’ current queens have gotten the full Downton treatment in the September Vanity Fair. The beauty of Joan Smalls and Karlie Kloss is captured in fluid brushstrokes to create stunning one of a kind portraits brimming with elegance and creativity. It’s easy to see why VF has dubbed Karlie and Joan ‘The New Supers’ – on and off the catwalk they’re truly works of art.

SEE THE FULL FEATURE ON VANITY FAIR.COM

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A Tale of Two Kates

November 2nd, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Lately it seems like everyone has an opinion on Kate Upton and usually it is a strong one. There are those who say she’s bringing classic curvaceousness back to fashion, those who find her nouveau-pinup schtick grating and of course there are her legions of adoring fans. Fortunately, the only opinions that matter at the end of the day are those of the photographers, stylists and editors who keep falling under her spell. The latest Uptonite is of course Steven Meisel, a man who knows a thing or two about what makes a model great. Meisel features Kate’s ample charms in the latest issues of Vogue Italia and American Vogue, a feat that would be a coup for any model, but for Upton it takes on a special signifigance. Love her or hate her she’s sticking around and is going to be a part of some beautiful imagery.

View the entire Kate Upton feature – complete with video – on Vogue.it

Kate Upton by Steven Meisel, styling by Carlyne Cerf De Dudzeele, Makeup – Pat McGrath, Hair – Oribe / Images – Vogue.it


Speaking controversial Kates, the one and only Kate Moss surfaces on the cover of Vanity Fair looking resplendent in new shots from Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. It is rare for VF to feature living celebrities on their covers, but that is a testament to Moss’ enduring crossover appeal – even those with no interest in fashion know the legend and mystique that is Kate. Odds are that many of those same people will be lining up to find out more about Miss Moss when her autobiography / picture tome hits bookstores. Kate has always maintained an air of mystery (this is the woman who famously gave one word answers in a post-scandal interview) but she sets the record straight on certain subjects in VF, which makes this a must read.

Take a look back at Kate’s 25 year career on Vanity Fair’s slideshow | Read the Interview on VF.com 

Kate Moss by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for Vanity Fair / Images – Vanity Fair

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A Brief History of Actors & Models

May 11th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

It is a proven fact that Hollywood actors cannot resist models – Leonardo Dicaprio we’re looking at you – so it is no surprise that magazines frequently pair actors & models together in covers and in editorials. We’re not sure why magazines always go for the actor + models combo instead of say actresses and male models (c’mon someone get Scarlett Johansson and Sean O’Pry  together already) but it is a proven formula that can produce beautiful results.

Or incredibly awkward and somewhat confusing results. Lets take a look back at some of our favorite model meets actor moments – the good, the bad and the just plain weird.

2012: W Magazine  : Tom Cruise + Abbey Lee Kershaw & Edita Vilkeviciute by Mario Sorrenti

W Magazine knows how to push all the right buttons don’t they? What better way to promote the blissfully cheesy 80s jukebox musical Rock of Ages than to put its star on the cover looking like a latter day Bret Michaels? Edita Vilkeviciute and Abbey Lee Kershaw are bringing the heat, but we can’t help but feel that Cruise looks more than a little uncomfortable. Perhaps this is simply his version of bored rock star blasé, but he manages to make standing between two of the world’s most beautiful girls look like a chore; to be honest he had more chemistry with Jeremy Renner in MI:4.

2012: Vogue Espana Clive Owen & Toni Garrn by Alexi Lubomirski

Love Toni, Love Clive. Love the city of Paris. Still he looks like her dad in this. Sorry. Unless they were going for the whole “cool dad takes his glamazon daughter to France thing”, if so then it totally works.

2012: American Vogue - Michael Fassbender and Natalia Vodianova by Craig McDean

Let’s be honest they make the ultimate austere couple.

2012: American Vogue - Eddie Redmayne & Karlie Kloss by Mario Testino

Young love minus the pimples.

2011: American Vogue – Jeremy Irvine & Arizona Muse by David Sims

Ok ok. This is a blatant promo for the film War Horse, but hey it made for an amazing editorial, atmospheric, rich and a showcase for some spectacular fashion.

2010 American Vogue - Ewan McGregor & Natalia Vodianova by Peter Lindbergh

Are you starting to see how much American Vogue likes this concept?

2009: American Vogue - Morgan Freeman & Lara Stone by Bruce Weber

Lara Stone and Morgan Freeman taking a walk around New Orleans, oh to have been a fly on the wall for this shoot…

2008: American Vogue - Jon Hamm & Catherine McNeil by Mario Testino

Let Don Draper show you how it’s done. McNeil and Hamm had a great rapport in all their images, in his Vogue profile he describes her as, “adorable and sweet and so much younger than me that it is terrifying.” Age concerns aside the Testino shoot struck the right balance between glamourous fashion fantasy and celebrity profile.

2006: Vanity Fair - George Clooney & Gemma Ward by Norman Jean Roy

The old Hollywood director and his brand new muse – is it too early to label an editorial a modern classic?

2006: American Vogue – Eric Bana & Gisele Bundchen by Mario Testino

Gisele gets roped into this sort of thing a lot…

2005: American Vogue - Josh Hartnett & Gemma Ward

Can you tell that this gorgeous duo started dating after this was shot?

2004: American Vogue Daria Werbowy and Jake Gyllenhaal

Going out on a limb and saying that Jake had the most fun on this shoot.

1992: Kyle Maclachlan & Linda Evangelista for Barneys

In the years prior to the François-Henri Pinault scandal, Linda dated Twin Peaks star Kyle MacLachlan and found time to appear with him in ads for Barneys and a Meisel Vogue story. Unfortunately the couple that poses together doesn’t always stay together and they broke things off in the mid-90s.

1992: Richard Gere and Cindy Crawford by Herb Ritts

Does it get better than this? The answer is no it doesn’t. It does not get any better, Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr are not going to give you this kind of movie star & model chicness, bask in the glory of this cover.

And none for Leo.

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When Lara Met Justin…

June 6th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Musicians and models just go together: Iman and David Bowie, Paulina Porizkova and Ric Ocasek, Lara Stone and Justin Timberlake?! Alright, the dynamic duo of Lara and JT might not be a couple, but the pair does share some very romantic shots in the latest Vanity Fair. The charming story by Norman Jean Roy casts the duo as a couple with a love of mid-century modern decor and ping-pong: a super cute combo designed to delight.

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Vanity Fair’s Supermodels

July 30th, 2008 |Posted by Betty

Was this supposed to be the much hyped supermodels cover for September Vanity Fair? The sextet of Cindy, Stephanie, Christy, Naomi, Claudia and Linda certainly look every inch the supermodels they still are, even though Carla Bruni Sarkozy snagged the annual Style issue cover.

See other pic here at Fashion Week Daily

Check out Vanity Fair’s website, for the Carla story.

Ph: Mario Testino for Vanity Fair September 08, pic via Fashion Week Daily

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Carla by Annie for Vanity Fair

July 28th, 2008 |Posted by Betty

Though there were rumors of a supermodel September cover for Vanity Fair‘s annual Style issue, it looks like the one supermodel everybody is talking about, Carla Bruni Sarkozy, made the cut. With photos by Annie Leibovitz, read the entire article on Carla now on Vanity Fair’s website. It promises to be quite a read…

Ph: Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair September 08. pic from Vanity Fair’s website

Ph: Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair September 08. pic from perez hilton via tFS.

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