Posts Tagged ‘vogue’

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Trend Transition… Eyebrow-Free Faces?!

By wreid on July 17th, 2009

eyebrows.jpgBack when she started out, Karen Elson had her eyebrows infamously off-ed at the suggestion of Steven Meisel. She catapulted to international fame fronting high-fashion campaigns and covers from W magazine to Italian Vogue. All this would suggest that the loss of one’s eyebrows is actually rather beneficial- a debate being started over on the Daily Mail website. In the latest Givenchy advert, model Adriana Lima shows off a pair of bleached brows and the Daily Mail is as always on the attack.

Unfortunately for my now traumatised retinas, the newspaper made up a few of Britain’s biggest stars without eyebrows (image above.) I’m not a fan; waking up without eyebrows would be one of my worst nightmares. I can understand that on someone staggeringly beautiful and Elson-esque, a lack of eyebrows would only increase allure. However, this is most definitely one trend I pray does not make the leap from womenswear to menswear. Let’s leave it to the models!

(Image: Daily Mail)



Clothing, Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities

Which High-Profile Model Inspired Brandon Flowers’ Brits Brilliance?

By Will Reid on February 26th, 2009

wenn5250728.jpgWhen Brandon Flowers stepped onto the stage at this years Brits 2009 in that jacket I died as I felt my own wardrobe implode with sheer joy. His jacket had major shoulder pads covered in long feathers and the overall look was a mixture of indie legend and an American footballer who had been given a makeover by Jean Paul Gaultier.

I was pleasantly surprised at how many people shared in my amazement and when I set my Facebook status to something Brandon-related immediately I had replies from fashion, music and technology writers all claiming to be either in love/ mad with envy or seeing double. I, myself, felt that I recognised the jacket and it wasn’t until the next day that I realised the model Brandon had obviously been taking style tips from…

(Image: Danny Clifford/Hottwire.net/WENN.com)

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Designer Spotlight, Heroes and Celebrities, Trends

Male Models like Luke Worrall and Cole Mohr -Can We Ever Relate To Them?

By Will Reid on January 28th, 2009


“Rake-thin, 12 year-old-looking, alien-eyed lady-boys”
- this is how one of my friends describes the male models of today. While I don’t quite agree with his overly-harsh and rather sweeping statement, I have to admit that there are times where the men plastered over magazines and high-fashion ad campaigns just seem completely out-of-touch.

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[Video: coacd1- youtube.com]

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Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities, News

Keifer Sutherland on the Last EVER Issue of Men’s Vogue?

By Will Reid on November 27th, 2008

0997130.jpgUsually, I like to write these magazine posts with as much information and detail as possible. I’m no stranger to the old hour of uploading just to give you the full low-down on that Dazed & Confused issue with “Tecktonick”dancer Kevin. The US Vogue ‘Superman’ issue with Tom Welling was packed with great pictures that were up on our beloved Brandish within hours of their release!

However, sometimes a hot story is worth posting even if the only information you have is a cover image…

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L’Uomo Vogue: AFRICA ISSUE – November 2008

By Will Reid on November 11th, 2008

66245_L3uomo_Vogue_122_575lo.jpgAfter taking on the lack of model diversity, Franca Sozzani (the editor extraordinaire behind the Black Issue of Italian Vogue) now wants us to sit up and pay attention to a different cause- the immense need for aid in Africa.

As part of her campaign for fashion to stand up and act, Sozzani has made the latest issue of L’Uomo Vogue the ‘AFRICA ISSUE.’ This means that every feature or person included in the issue has some sort of relation to the need of Africa. It features Nelson Mandela, Naomi Campbell, Forest Whitaker and Bernard Henri-Levy (the philosopher and co-editor of the special issue.)

New York Magazine tells us that Sozzani “not want to make an aesthetic statement about Africa…unlike a recent issue of India’s Vogue magazine…this one won’t show peasants posing with $5,000 handbags.”

See after the jump for pictures of contributors including Nelson Mandela and Michelle Obama and e-mail isabelle@shinymedia.com to tell us what you think of the issue.

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News

Men’s Vogue disappears

By admin on November 3rd, 2008

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Further signs that the recession is affecting the fashion industry as Condé Nast announced their plan to absorb Men’s Vogue into its parent magazine Vogue. Editor in chief Jay Fielden is the only member of the magazine to be retained in the change and will reportedly be taking his assistant with him. Hopefully the cutbacks wont be affecting Vogue Homme International.

As well as Condé Nast, Hachette Filipacchi and Time Inc. are also cutting their staff numbers as advertisers hesitate to make firm commitments. Publishers say they are having trouble getting firm, longer-term commitments from advertisers who are having to make quick and strategic decisions.



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P.Diddy in October issue of L’Uomo Vogue- Opinions?

By Will Reid on October 10th, 2008

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P. Diddy has graced the cover of L’Uomo Vogue‘s latest issue and I’m not sure what to think. Not someone who I associate with great style or fashion prowess (despite the cologne and menswear line,) Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs looks a bit naff in my opinion.

But hey, at least he’s lost the suNglasses for once! Tell us what you think by e-mailing isabelle@shinymedia.com

(Source: TFS)



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Barack Obama and Terry Richardson- Better Than Stefano Pilati in Interview?

By Will Reid on September 17th, 2008

terry-richardson-obama-photo.jpgWhen I saw this image on Hypebeast this morning, I instantly wanted to put it on Brandish and have it sent right round the world on some type of banner. Unfortunately, I found out 5 minutes later that the hotel I’m staying at (Grand Hyatt Mumbai,) has given the entire floor above me to a call centre which means that it takes my computer about half an hour to Google something and the thought of uploading a picture onto Movable Type almost brings me to tears.

Anyway here it is: a picture sure to go down in fashion history.

(Source: Hypebeast)



Designer Spotlight, Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities

WISHLIST: A Closet Session with à la Fake Karl

By Will Reid on September 10th, 2008

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Now this looks like my kind of party!

I feel like a horrible, disgusting sorry excuse for a fashion follower. Why am I bound by such emotional wounds? Why do I feel so sick-minded and wrong?

Answer: I want an invitation to Fake Karl’s closet. Yes, it’s true! I, Will Reid, couldn’t think of anything this week that could be desired more than a day of hanging upside down with Anna and Karl sipping our “respective drinks.”

And don’t even tell me you don’t want to too. There’s even a Yohji Yamamoto-shaped hole in the window!

Click here for an explanation!

(Image: The Journey)



Designer Spotlight, Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities

Love The Look: Menswear Maestro Michael Bastian at Fashion Rocks

By Will Reid on September 9th, 2008

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Condé Nast’s fifth Fashion Rocks event was hardly devoid of well-dressed men: Valentino, Justin Timberlake (who’s fashion-savvy has become a matter of debate…well, for me anyway,) Gossip Girl’s Chace Crawford (who’s rumoured to have scored an up-coming VMAN cover.) My point is that, for a menswear designer, Michael Bastian more than held his own in this pantheon of celebs.

I love his vintage-looking blazer as well as his loafers and with an open shirt and a pair of well-tailored grey shorts, he is a vision of relaxed but high-fashion cool.

Notice the subtle pocket-square (an emblem of any well-dressed male) and devour this style inspiration.

(Image: Sherly Rabbani and Josephine Solimene from Style.com)



Heroes and Celebrities, News

Sean Avery joins Scott Schuman and poses for Gap

By admin on August 15th, 2008

Sean Avery Gap advert.jpgWe’ve already featured one of the Gap adverts with Scott Schuman and now we’ve got our hands on the image of Vogue intern cum hockey player Sean Avery for the US retailer.

WWWD calls Avery a ‘self-confessed workhorse’ and the sports star has expressed a wish to become a fashion editor when he retires from hockey. He started his internship with Vogue this summer and guest-edited mensvogue.com.

Other fabulous faces featuring in the Gap adverts include photographer Ryan McGinley and Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman.

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Clothing, T-shirts, Polos & Shirts

Expose your inner dandy with this Unity shirt

By admin on July 24th, 2008

unityshirt.jpgDandies are back in fashion (according to Mens Flair/L’Uomo Vogue). If you’re getting weary of your wardrobe why not add some eye catching accessories? If you’re looking for ways to jazz up your shirts, you could start with a neck tie. Or better yet, just get a shirt with a matching neck tie, like this Unity striped shirt.

Call me crazy, but I think this would look great in the workplace. Obviously not in the power meeting with the CEO, but any other day is fine. Sure, you might get heckled slightly for using some blue sky thinking to step outside the box but it’ll be worth it.



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Vogue Germany- August 2008: Daniel Craig

By Will Reid on July 15th, 2008

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“Before Breakfast, I Am No Style Icon.”

It was revealed yesterday afternoon that the latest issue of Vogue Germany has a multiple cover. One goes to Toni Garrn and the other to Brandish fave, Daniel Craig.

Daniel is shot by Rankin in a relatively boring editorial, and the cover headline is “Mr. Style & Mrs. Chic.” I like the colour palette of hot red with the white-light background and cool colours of Craig’s outfit, but the pout is a bit off and the turn of this good-looker’s head makes it look as if he has an odd and inflamed left-ear.

Read on for some shocking German translations and more details of this issue.

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Anna Wintour to attend Milan Men’s shows in June

By admin on May 30th, 2008

anna wintour sex city premiere.jpgFirst London Fashion Week, now Anna Wintour (pictured left, at the Sex and the City première) is causing ripples of excitment with the announcement that she will attend Milan Men’s Fashion Week.

Wintour will be attending the shows with Men’s Vogue editor Jay Fielden and the rest of the editorial team.

Carrying on the Vogue love-fest Vogue Italia are throwing a party for La Wintour. The party is being hosted by Vogue Italia editor Franca Sozzani and will celebrate the US edition’s 40th birthday.

[Source, Image: KPA/Zuma/Rex Features]



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US Vogue May 2008- Tom ‘Superman’ Welling

By Will Reid on April 15th, 2008

wellingvogue.jpg“It’s a Bird It’s a Plane It’s Superman.” Well no, actually it’s Tom Welling- the actor behind Smallville’s Clark Kent. American Vogue, the powerhouse magazine hasn’t been exciting since the days of Diana Vreeland and it seems they have a new marketing plan for adding some style spice. They seem unable to resist the power of male fashion and with our own trends fast forming a tableau for female copycats (Dior Homme anyone?) this month’s issue has highlighted Welling as a sartorial force to be reckoned with. Posing with model Maryna Linchuk in a feature based on a disguised Superwoman’s adventures within the working world, Welling is shot by Steven Meisel in Tom Ford, Bottega Veneta and Ralph Lauren Purple Label. I am loving the 50s vibe and while overdone in recent times, it is a refreshing change from razor-sharp denim and Biker-style studs.

See after the jump for more pictures from Welling’s stunning shoot.

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