Lena Dunham does it again, landing on the cover of this month’s Vogue magazine, and looking fresh, flirty, and fabulous!
The Girls star much anticipated cover for Anna Wintour’s mag is a refreshing change from Vogue’s typical cover fare (size 0 to 4), and is another stylish notch in Dunham’s bedpost, particularly after she wowed the red carpet in that canary yellow number at last weekend’s Golden Globes. What most people don’t know, is that this isn’t the first time Dunham paired up with fashion’s most respected lady mag.
In a 1998 Vogue interview, a then 11-year old Dunham claimed she wanted to be a fashion designer, espousing the merits (and expensive price tag) of Jil Sander. You can read the full interview here.
We were hoping Vogue would go further by offering up a full-body beauty shot of Dunham, but that being said, the look is stylish, playful and eminently beautiful, and is one that we hope will cement the stars role as fashion muse.
Anna Wintour’s Instagram debut hints at the end of the nail art craze, but that’s not stopping the reality television from getting on the tail end of the bandwagon. The Oxygen network is reportedly developing a competitive reality tv show about nail art, called… (wait for it)… Nailed It! All wordplay aside, the series will ask competitors to work with “everything from gels, wraps, polishes, glitter, lace, rhinestones, 3D objects, and extreme materials,” to create the winning nail art manicure. And while we shudder to think what the aforementioned “extreme materials” might include (this is reality television, afterall), we imagine the show will be more like a Project Runway style show — ‘cept for hands. You know. File this under: The shark has officially been jumped.read more
It’s fitting that the single most widely read, editorial issue of the year, the September issue of Vogue, is once again making news — and making numbers.
It makes sense, I mean, if you’re going to consistantly bedeck one magazine up per year with a heightened number of readers, a way heightened number of advertisements, and a way-waaay heightened number of pages — enough so that the month’s moniker becomes the subject and title for an award winning documentary — you really can’t expect a readers heightened… uh… expectation.
Naturally Vogue sets out to fulfill each and every one with a record-breaking whopper of a September issue that even has mail carriers in a tissy over the sheer weight and implausibility of actually fitting it into a mailbox. The Washington Post recently took a look at the actual numbers involved with Vogue’s September issue — and they are staggering. Take for instance the 658 ad pages taking up marketing space on the issue’s 916 pages. And then do the math. At $165,000 per one-page ad, that’s a pretty penny for brands looking to garner the attention of the nearly 1.25 million circulation numbers — even if their was some “I’ll wash your hand if you’ll wash mind-ish business between Ms. Wintour’s famed tome and designers.”
It’s on stands now… so if you only buy one 1.2″ thick, 4.62 pound, Lady Gaga bedazzled fashion mag this you… you’re going to want to rush out get this one.read more