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Rihanna To Be Honored At CFDA Fashion Icon Awards

The Council of Fashion Designer’s of America are making Rihanna’s reign as style icon official at tonight’s CFDA Fashion Icon Award’s ceremony in New York. Effortlessly nailing everything from punk, to grunge, to Hollywood glamour, it’s little wonder why the Barbados beauty’s style has garnered her this honor, as she joins the ranks of past honoree’s Lady Gaga, Nicole Kidman, and Kate Moss. So let’s spend some time admiring Rihanna’s best looks from onstage razzle-dazzle to street style in anticipation of what the songstress might wear tonight.

 

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2014 Trends: A Stick Straight Spring

Elizabeth Olsen for Miu Miu

From Lady Gaga for Versace to Elizabeth Olsen for Miu Miu (and nearly every other haute couture ad campaign in between) — we’re going to call Spring 2014 the season of stick straight hair.

So far 10 of this Spring’s designer ad campaigns have doled out a bevy of beauties sporting shiny, long, and seriously straight hair. Valentino, Givenchy, Gucci, Prada, Missoni — the heavy hitters are heavily into slick, simple styles that aren’t so simple to pull off without a natural heady of silky straight strands.

It seems that spring is going to be rife with flyaway sprays, flat irons, and blow dryers and stock up on the deep conditioners! Here’s our evidence!

Christy Turlington for Missoni

Lady Gaga for Versace

Gucci

Prada

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Coffee Table Real-Estate: The September Issue

It’s almost here… September.  Harbinger of the end of summer, Fall fashion week, and the long-awaited September issue.

Next month’s fashion tomes have been likened to the bible of annual style to the heavy-weight champion, but bible or boxing, it’s hard to deny the effect September issues of magazines like Vogue, InStyle, and W have on the fashion world.

Crammed full of advertisements (oh, so many advertisements) and the very latest in style, trends, and beauty advice, it’s obvious why starlets and models vie to snag a September issue cover, so we thought we’d unveil some of this year’s big winners for you.  From Jennifer Lawrence’s Vogue issue, to Lady Gaga’s multiple V magazine covers, to Drew Barrymore’s InStyle issue, celebs are covering a slew of September’s whoppers, while model/celebs get their due with Kate Moss fronting Interview, Cara Delevingne on W, and Kate Upton on Elle.  Here’s a little visual preview of the issues that will be taking up the real-estate on your coffee table.

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Formichetti’s Gaga-Inspired Handbags

Nicola Formichetti and his muse

*Cue the anticipation. Just a few days into 2013 and someone is set to offer up a new handbag collection that is sure to be labeled the next “It” accessory line.

According to WWD, luxe label Mugler’s creative director Nicola Formichetti is prepping the debut of a spring/summer 2013 handbag line said to be inspired by Lady Gaga’s (Formichetti’s BFF, natch) backside.

You heard us right. The designer told the fashion tome that he modeled the line off of Gaga’s lower curves, but the pop star “didn’t know it yet.” We’re pretty sure she does now. And it seems her glorious derriere calls to mind an exotic array of embossed leathers — metallic, croc, etc… — ranging in price from $900 to $1,550.

This spring/summer 2013 collection of handbags are expected to hit the shelves later this month, so keep those eagle eyes poised for more Gaga/Formichetti photo-ops. We’re sure they’re coming.

 

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And Now For The Numbers: Vogue’s September Issue Weighs In

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.

Vogue's Lady Gaga Covered September Issue

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.

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