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Anna Wintour to receive Outstanding Achievement Award

Last Updated on 7th November 2014 It’s official. The British Fashion Council confirmed this morning that Anna Wintour, OBE will be honoured with the Outstanding Achievement Award at this year’s British Fashion Awards taking place on December 1st 2014 at the London Coliseum. Despite being widely recognized Wintour still remains a bit of a mystery, however her huge contribution to the fashion industry is undisputed. Starting her career at Harpers & Queen magazine in 1970, Wintour went on to American Vogue as Creative Director in 1983 and returned back to London to serve as Editor-in-chief of British Vogue in 1986. American Vogue became her final home in 1988. Commenting on Wintour’s award Natalie Massenet MBE, Chairman of the British Fashion Council said, “Anna Wintour has helped, nurtured and advised the careers of some of the world’s most brilliant and creative designers. There isn’t a person working in fashion who has not been inspired and influenced by Anna’s leadership.” Wintour faced quite a bit of criticism earlier this year for Kimye’s Vogue cover but in the video below she explains exactly what it takes to be the face of the fashion bible that is American Vogue.

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Jennifer Lawrence to co-host 2015 Met Gala alongside Anna Wintour

Last Updated on 16th September 2014 Jennifer Lawrence is keen to put the last few weeks behind her, and we think that agreeing to co-host the 2015 Met Gala is going to be a great step in the right direction. J-Law will be joining Chinese actress Gong Li, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, businesswoman Wendi Deng Murdoch, and Anna Wintour in hosting the event, which this year will be celebrating the opening of the exhibit entitled Chinese Whispers: Tales of the East in Art, Film, and Fashion. As the title suggests, the exhibit will feature over 100 pieces inspired by China, with the likes of Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, Roberto Cavalli, Peter Dundas for Emilio Pucci, Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent, John Galliano for Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Ralph Lauren, Vivienne Westwood and Jason Wu among the many designers taking part. Next year’s Met Gala will take place on May 4th, with the exhibit being held at both the Anna Wintour Costume Center and the Department of Asian Art at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. Who’s excited? [Telegraph]

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Pinch yourselves… Anna Wintour has taken the Ice Bucket Challenge!

Last Updated on 21st August 2014 There are two people we never thought would take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that continues to take the social media world by storm. And those people are Victoria Beckham and Anna Wintour. We don’t really need to give a reason as it’s pretty obvious. However, we seem to have been proven wrong as Anna Wintour has taken her Ice Bucket Challenge nomination (by her daughter, no less!) in her stride and taken the challenge like a true champ. Way to go, Anna! The American Vogue editor-in-chief appears to be wearing a Miu Miu dress – something we would never do if we knew we would be drenched in water – and her trademark sunnies, and is doused by several children holding red buckets filled with chilly water. It was obviously a case of “go hard or go home”. Take a look at the video below to see Ms Wintour in action. Oh, and if we are to believe what we see on Victoria Beckham’s Instagram account, we feel she might be next…

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Anna Wintour gets promoted to Condé Nast editorial director

Last Updated on 24th July 2014 Anna Wintour is already one of the most powerful people in the fashion industry, but she’s about to get even more powerful – if you can believe it – thanks to her brand new promotion. Yep, the editor-in-chief of American Vogue has been promoted to Condé Nast editorial director now that existing editorial director Tom Wallace has revealed that he will be leaving the company. “Anna will ensure that our content and culture remain at the forefront of our industry,” said chief executive Charles H. Townsend in a statement to all Condé Nast employees. “Bob and I will rely on her for her insights and guidance as we build the team that will lead us into the future.” That’s Bob, President of Condé Nast, Robert A. Sauerberg Jr, to us. Congrats to Anna Wintour on this fantastic opportunity; what will her next promotion be, we wonder… [Telegraph]

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Pradasphere lands in Harrods, J Crew’s new London store, and Anna Wintour’s breakfast with Kim Kardashian

The Pradasphere has officially landed in Harrods! [Vogue] Kristen Stewart’s Chanel Métiers d’Art ad campaign images are finally revealed! [Styleite] J Crew is launching its fourth London store! [Telegraph] The moment Anna Wintour met Kim Kardashian and little North West, all captured on Instagram! [Fashion Foie Gras] Everything you need to know about the “normcore” trend revealed! [Marie Claire] Apparently, according to a Royal “expert”, Pippa Middleton wore a fake bum to the Royal Wedding! [My Daily] Ebay has seen a 95% increase in “yellow dress” sales thanks to Kate Middleton’s Roksanda Ilincic Australian Tour dress! [Fashionista] Jourdan Dunn  and Lily Allen have had a bit of a falling out over Twitter! [Glamour]

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Kendall Jenner gets pally with Anna Wintour – what does this mean?

Last Updated on 18th February 2014 While her older half sister Kim Kardashian is in the Big Apple promoting Dash, Kendall Jenner is right here in London – getting chummy with none other than American Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour. Kendall and Anna were spotted next to each other on the Topshop Unique front row during London Fashion Week (they reportedly talked about Newcastle of all subjects…) – but what does their new friendship mean? Does it mean that Kendall might well be on her way to landing a coveted American Vogue front cover – a Kardashian/Jenner family first? Or does it mean that Ms Wintour is exchanging pleasantries with the entire “klan” now that Kim Kardashian is rumoured to have landed the coveted American Vogue US cover? Or is it just a massive coincidence? We’ll let you be the judge! But either way, we think Kendall is well on her way to being the most fashionable Kardashian/Jenner girl; she walked the Marc Jacobs runway in New York and also made an appearance on the Giles catwalk right here in London. Vogue cover or no Vogue cover, we predict big things for Kendall Jenner, so watch this space! [Image] 

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Is anyone really fit to replace Anna Wintour?

Last Updated on 13th February 2014 You might consider our proposition insane, if somewhat impossible, but it could totally happen. If the “new” age for women retiring in the UK is realistically lingering in the seventies, then Anna Wintour isn’t too far off. At 64, the impeccably bobbed, Manolo-clad Editor-in-Chief of American Vogue faultlessly oozes that polished glamour so many of us can only dream of inhaling from the printer-fresh pages of our monthly subscription Yet, what begins must end, and recent rumours speculating Wintour’s retirement have got the style set buzz-chatting – some with confusion, others with a glimmer of excitement at whom might be deemed worthy to take the helm of the world’s grandest fashion institution. So, instead of suffering sleepless, sweaty nights figuring out what will happen to the physical impression Anna has left on her regular FROW spot – if she ever decides to hang up that Prada fur coat – we’ve gathered our heavy-hearted thoughts and picked out five possible replacements. Yes, human replacements, not some page-flicking robot with impossible-to-attain hair. Having said that, who knows what the future holds? The WAG-turned-wardrobe queen: Victoria Beckham Churning out winning runway ensemble, season-on-season, VB knows a thing or two about what makes winning fashion editorial content. It doesn’t hurt that she’s permanently well-dressed, backed up by a good-looking brood and a super-successful, hunk-in-pants husband. Her consistency, business-meet-fashion discipline and taste for luxury could easily put her in the pool of potentials. Carries comes to life: Sarah Jessica Parker Hey, hey! Wintour’s bestie (they enjoy “private dinners” on the regular), Sarah Jessica Parker, is possibly the closest suspect we’ll get to having an A-lister take the reigns after Anna. Although the actress has denied all rumours about replacing the powerful editor-in-chief, they do share a love for fashion fundraisers, Manolos and pretty […]

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Sarah Jessica Parker is NOT taking Anna Wintour’s job!

Last Updated on 31st January 2014 She may have briefly played the role of a Vogue online editor in Glee, she may be best buds with Anna Wintour, and she may have starred in one of the most fashionable shows of all time, but Sarah Jessica Parker is NOT replacing Anna Wintour when she retires as Editor-in-Chief of Vogue. At least, that’s what some “insiders” are telling the Daily Mail… “It would be a fun thing for her, but she already has so much on her plate it’s not an option and she actually has never considered it before,” the insider reportedly said. “Anna and Sarah Jessica have been friends for a long time and the idea of Sarah Jessica taking Anna’s position at Vogue has never been discussed,” another rep from Vogue apparently said. The rumours surfaced earlier this week on Radar, but we guess we’ll just have to wait patiently for more info. Is it too early to be thinking about a replacement for Anna Wintour? Who do you think the ideal Editor-in-Chief of American Vogue should be? [Daily Mail] 

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The Met’s Costume Institute now named “The Anna Wintour Costume Center”

Last Updated on 15th January 2014 Anna Wintour has received the ultimate honour; after all of her hard work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute (she’s been a trustee since 1999!), the Met has decided to rename the entire Costume Institute exhibition space after her. Ladies and gents, say hello to ‘The Anna Wintour Costume Design Center’. “Anna Wintour’s extraordinary advocacy and fundraising have made this state-of-the-art space a reality,” said the Met’s chairman Daniel Brodsky. “She has the rare ability to rally diverse groups across a wide range of industries to support The Costume Institute so it can educate and inspire visitors from around the world.” Beyonce spoke out yesterday about how girls really don’t run the world, despite the lyrics in her song of the same name suggesting otherwise. However, we don’t think that’s true for all females, as Anna Wintour is doing a ruddy good job of running the fashion world. The Anna Wintour Costume Center will officially reopen on May 8th with the Charles James: Beyond Fashion exhibition red carpet. Do you like the new name change? [Telegraph] 

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Anna Wintour is Worst Dressed of the Week in Prada

We’re looking over our shoulders as we write this, in case, y’know, Anna’s style army is hunting us down. That’s Anna Wintour, in case you were wondering. Spotted in what may become a Worst Dressed Of The Year contender pretty soon, Madame Wintour took to the red carpet for the season three premiere of ‘Girls’ earlier this week, in a Prada Spring 2014 fur coat. But this wasn’t any old coat. No. Painted boldly with a woman’s portrait, the snug cover-up was perfect for battling the New York City deep freeze, but Anna’s overall styling left us in a *facepalm* pose for some time. Paired with an even longer skirt (what?!) and knee-high leather boots (no Manolos? Where are the Manolos? Bring back the Manolos!), Anna’s styling went the complete opposite way to the runway-ready, easier on the eye look. Sporting her signature bob and stern semi-smile, the American Vogue E-I-C decided to add some extra oomph to the “eughh” factor by adding a peculiar looking scarf to the mix. Yes, we get that you wanted to chill-block, Anna, but this outfit just screams “NO!” Pull up the skirt hem and ditch the scarf, and you might have a winning look on your hands, but this time, you’re so not in vogue, Anna. [Image]

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Miley Cyrus loses her eyebrows, Anna Wintour goes to a Kanye West concert, and Michelle Obama’s fashion regret

Don’t be scared, that’s just Miley Cyrus on the left, showing off her newly bleached eyebrows. [Daily Mail] Another reason to visit the Isabella Blow Exhibition at Somerset House this weekend, courtesy of a fabulous new video. [Vogue] FLOTUS Michelle Obama reveals her biggest fashion regret. Can you guess what it is? [Telegraph] Mary Katrantzou has made history by becoming the first designer to join the NEWGEN committee. [Marie Claire] Cara Delevingne headed into the recording studio; is she finally making her dreams come true by recording an album? [Styleite] Yes, that is Anna Wintour you saw in the audience at Kanye West’s concert… [Fashion Foie Gras] Love false lashes but not the false lash look? Watch how to make them look real… [Refinery 29]

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The most serious fash-off ever: Anna Wintour vs. Marc Jacobs in Prada

Yes, you read that right. We’ve stepped into this week’s fash-off with bated breath, because it really is so important. And scary. Last week, at a screening of The Great Gatsby in New York, two fashion gods were united in the same Prada spring/summer 2013 coat. *Cue awkward cough/shuffle* Anna Wintour, who is viewed as nothing less than the Queen Bey of the fashion world (we mean that in power, not booty, terms), would have you believe she has a firm grip over the who-wears-what at high profile events where she is in attendance, ensuring that she is the only one wearing a particular piece from the latest runway collection. Yet, upon coming face-to-face with Marc Jacobs in the exact same look, we figure the expression on both their faces reads something like this: ‘Have we, I mean WE committed the ultimate fashion faux pas?’ But regardless of this sartorial mishap, the most awkward question is yet to come: who do you think wore Prada better? Naturally, Wintour went her signature elegant way, with dainty heels and a pristine bob, whilst Jacobs brought the fun to Prada (not that Prada needs it ) with printed socks and sneakers. Safe to say, we’re remaining undecided on this one; wouldn’t want to experience the wrath of either style deity, frankly speaking! We’ll leave you to decide this week’s fash-off champ… [Image: Telegraph]

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Anna Wintour donates designer handbags for Beating Bowel Cancer charity auction

Last Updated on 10th April 2013 We know that Anna Wintour is a charitable woman who loved a good fundraiser – let’s not forget that she helped raise $40 million for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign. Therefore it should come as no surprise to learn that she is in the giving spirit once again, only this time she has donated two bags to the Beating Bowel Cancer auction which is taking place on eBay. The bags in question are gorgeous cream and orange Reed Krakoff Boxer Tote beauty (see pic above), and the Salvatore Ferragamo Fergie Braided Leather Gancini Hobo. How generous Ms Wintour! “She’s a really nice lady,” said auction organiser Dafydd Jones. “If you don’t ask you don’t get, I do this in my spare time I work full time, I send genuine approachable from the heart e-mails and I manage to get some really nice stuff. “Through this auction I want to raise awareness of bowel cancer, so more people know what to look out for and aren’t afraid to talk about it By raising funds for Beating Bowel Cancer, more patients and their families can be supported by the charity.” Click here to see the bags and to check out what other items have gone under the hammer. [Telegraph] 

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Anna Wintour’s Runway to Win raised $40 million for Barack Obama’s campaign

Last Updated on 26th November 2012 Whoever said fashion and politics don’t mix has some serious reconsidering to do… Remember that Runway to Win initiative (the brainchild of Anna Wintour) that we told you about a few months ago? Well it only went and raised a staggering $40 million in total for Barack Obama’s campaign! If your memories are a bit iffy, allow us to summarise. A host of celebs and designers teamed up to create all sorts of fashionable items ranging from t-shirts to bags to raise money for Obama’s campaign. Beyonce, Sarah Jessica Parker, Diane von Furstenberg  and Prabal Gurung were just a few of the famous faces who took part… We think it’s safe to say that it was a roaring success as the $40 million contributed rather nicely to Obama’s whopping $637.3 million total. Even though Anna Wintour spearheaded the Runway to Win collaboration, let’s not forget that she also lent her support to the President by hosting all those star studded fundraisers. See, it isn’t just the fashion world that owes a lot to the Vogue editor! [Styleite]

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Why DID Anna Wintour feature jeans on her first ever cover of Vogue? Find out here!

To celebrate the ultimate fashion Bible’s milestone 120th anniversary, Anna Wintour spoke out about the first issue she edited back in November of 1988 (pictured above with the first ever issue of the mag!), and what went through her head when she selected the cover look featuring Israeli model Michaela Bercu… “Michaela was wearing an haute couture Christian Lacroix jacket with a beaded cross, all very “Like a Prayer,” and stonewashed Guess jeans,” Anna writes.  “The jacket was actually part of a suit, but the skirt didn’t fit Michaela… not that that mattered. In fact, it only served to reinforce the idea to take couture’s haughty grandeur and playfully throw it headlong into real life and see what happened. “What none of us expected was to run that picture on the cover, least of all the magazine’s printers, who called up and asked with some consternation, ‘Has there been a mistake?’ I couldn’t blame them. It was so unlike the studied and elegant close-ups that were typical of Vogue’s covers back then, with tons of makeup and major jewellery. This one broke all the rules. “I had just looked at that picture and sensed the winds of change. And you can’t ask for more from a cover image than that.” We’ll say! Anna also selected 14 of her ultimate favourite images…  and a few of them might surprise you! Check them out in Vogue’s slideshow here. American Vogue’s September issue featuring Lady Gaga is out now!

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Top stories this week: Blake Lively’s a golden Gucci goddess, Glee taps Anna Wintour and the September issues keep coming

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Blake Lively’s Gucci Premiere vid released Gucci has finally released the highly anticipated short film of Blake Lively strutting her stuff and posing seductively for the brand new Gucci Premiere fragrance. Read more here!  Charlotte Casiraghi’s second Gucci ads land In other Gucci news, Monaco Royal Charlotte Casiraghi’s second installment for Gucci Forever Now have been released… this time round, she was photographed in black and white by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. Read more here!  Anna Wintour to dress Sarah Jessica Parker on Glee SJP will be playing the role of an as yet unnamed Vogue editor in Season 4 of Glee, with none other than Anna Wintour herself picking out her wardrobe. Read more here! More September issues drop What do Katy Perry, Karlie Kloss,  Keira Knightley and Victoria Beckham all have in common? Why they’re all September cover stars, of course. Click through to see their respective Elle US, British Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar UK and Glamour US covers…

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Sarah Jessica Parker confirmed for recurring role in Glee, Anna Wintour to dress her (!!!)

Last Updated on 2nd August 2012 Oh. My. Days! Prepare yourselves for some epically brilliant news this morning – and if you’re a self confessed (or closet) Gleek or have ever been a fan of Sex and the City, Vogue and fashion in general, we think this may excite you just a tad. As well as receiving confirmation from producer Ryan Murphy himself that Sarah Jessica Parker will definitely be appearing on Glee with a recurring role no less, we’ve now learnt that she will be dressed by none other than Anna Wintour. No biggie, obviously! This does make perfect sense, as it’s reported that SJP will play the role of an as yet unnamed Vogue editor…  and who better to dress her than the lady in charge of the ultimate fashion Bible, eh? Say what you want about Season 4 of Glee, but we will definitely be tuning in to see how this will play out! Bring it on! [Styleite] [Image]

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Anna Wintour wore Chanel to the Met Ball, but should she have worn McQueen?

Last Updated on 3rd May 2011 At last night’s 2011 Met Ball in New York City, celebrities and fashion royalty alike joined together to mark the annual occasion and celebrate another year in fashion, and with this year’s accompanying exhibition honouring late work of the late Alexander McQueen, many guests chose to wear some of the labels greatest gowns on the night – except for host Anna Wintour, that is.

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Anna Wintour in J Brand jeans shocker

Last Updated on 6th April 2011 No, you are eyes are not deceiving you nor is this a dream where everything is backwards. That is Anna Wintour and she is wearing jeans! American Vogue‘s Editor-in-Chief is known for sporting a classic prim look, favouring shift dresses and pearls over downtown ensembles, so it’s a very pleasant surprise to see her letting her hair down (metaphorically of course, her sharp bob has remained the same for years) and looking relaxed. At the Sony Ericsson Open Anna was spotted wearing J Brand’s ‘914’ jeans with a long-sleeved printed Proenza Schouler sweater and her trademark black sunglasses. We love the shape of the jeans – cigarette slim around the top with a kick flare from the knee is the most stylish way to wear them this season. Anna knows. We’re loving her refreshingly simple style – maybe she’s starting to soften? What do you think of Ms. Wintour’s look? [poll id=”75″]

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Anna Wintour and Sam Cam launch the Met’s McQueen exhibition

Last Updated on 23rd February 2011 Anna Wintour and Samantha Cameron gathered quite the crowd yesterday morning as London’s fashion press –us included – arrived at the Ritz for the unveiling of Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty – an exhibition held by the Metropolitan Museum of Art to celebrate the British designer’s incredible career. Launching on May 2nd at the Costume Institute Gala (two days before its official opening at the museum on the 4th), the exhibition will display around 100 examples of McQueen’s magnificent contribution to fashion, from his first postgraduate collection in 1992 to Angels and Demons, his final collection shown posthumously in 2010. “When I heard from Anna Wintour that the Costume Institute’s major annual exhibition would explore the artistry of Alexander McQueen, I was thrilled by this recognition of British fashion,” Samantha Cameron said, kicking off yesterday’s breakfast conference at the Ritz – the perfect location; McQueen had shown his first post-graduate collection there with Isabella Blow running and grabbing people from the isles to come and view it, we were told. “I’m sure that the party on the 2nd May will be a very, very special night.” Thomas P Campbell, director of the Met, and Andrew Bolton, the Costume Institute’s curator, both spoke lovingly – and in length – of McQueen’s work and life as an artist, thanking Anna Wintour for her continuing support, Sarah Burton for providing invaluable insight and Stella McCartney, who he named co-chair of the Costume Institute Ball – and all of whom were sitting front row at yesterday’s breakfast alongside some of McQueen’s most celebrated creations. “McQueen’s work fits easily in the discourse of art. He can be considered no less than a great artist,” Campbell told us, with Bolton adding, “We drew on the McQueen archive in London and are […]

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Anna Wintour gives LFW the seal of approval

Last Updated on 22nd February 2011 After sitting front row at shows including Topshop Unique and Christopher Kane at London Fashion Week AW11, Vogue US Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour is a strong supporter of British fashion – but what does the industry big shot really think of our home-grown designers?

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Anna Wintour’s portrait

Last Updated on 5th March 2010 ‘Nuclear Wintour’ well may be a name we’re used to, but the portrait of the US Vogue editrix that’s just been unveiled is far from familiar. So much so, in fact, that we’re beginning to wonder if it’s even her.

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Anna Wintour’s September surprise

Last Updated on 25th August 2009 Anna Wintour had no say in what appears in ‘The September Issue’. The Vogue editor’s ideas for the behind-the-scenes documentary – which follows the team behind the US fashion bible as they make 2007’s September edition – were ignored by director R.J. Cutler because he wanted the movie to truly reflect life at the magazine.

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Sneak preview: Anna Wintour in The September Issue

Last Updated on 26th June 2009 Forget Brüno (I’m kidding, I can’t wait for The September Issue. To whet our appetites we have an exclusive trailer with a taste of what we can expect from the anticipated documentary. It looks like we’ll have some frank and honest opinions from Nuclear Wintour (did we expect anything less?), plus Andre Leon Talley seems to be on fine form. I’ve watched the trailer twice already. Obsessed much? Yes, I am and I’m not ashamed to admit it!

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It’s over folks. Anna Wintour’s 60 minutes is up!

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Seriously, how can you not respect Anna Wintour? Notice, I refrained from using the word, “love. If there’s anything we can take away from her 60 minutes with Morley Safer, it’s that Anna is not lovable nor does she wish to be known as such. Anna is the ultimate professional. She’s calm collected and very cool….possibly a little too cool. As Morley puts it, in the media, “She’s been portrayed as Darthvader in a frock or as harshly as nuclear Wintour. Or is she really just peaches and cream with a touch of arsenic? Hilarious. I personally loved this interview. Not because it was particularly revealing, because it wasn’t. Not because of the portrayal of the fashion industry, because yet again the “Devil wears Prada stereotype was reinforced. But, mainly because it was great to hear “the most powerful woman in fashion address the rumours that surround her mysterious persona.

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Anna Wintour gives Adele a style makeover!

Last Updated on 26th June 2009 The fly-on-the-wall documentary which took place during the making of Vogue US’ September issue, will be coming to a movie theatre near you this September. Filmed by RJ Cutler and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to high acclaim, The September Issue hit the headlines thanks to some fairly unkind remarks and revelations about their cover star, Sienna Miller. It’ll be exciting to get to see the most formidable woman in fashion doing what she does best. But someone who has just been on the receiving end of Wintour’s flair for fashion comes in the unlikely style icon of Adele.

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Who could possibly replace Anna Wintour?

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Sooner or later Anna Wintour will be dethroned. The question is, “Who will be her successor? Andre Leon Talley could do the job with his eyes closed. But he’s just one year shy of Wintour and it’s more than likely that when she leaves the building, he won’t be too far behind. Rachel Zoe perhaps? Now that would be interesting. After watching the insanely addictive, Rachel Zoe Project, there’s no doubt in my mind that Zoe lacks the authority and organization skills required to push out a monthly mag.

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Opinions: Who can replace Anna Wintour?

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 When Rachel Zoe, go-to stylist for Hollywood starlets, recently claimed that she was more influential than editrix extraordinaire, Anna Wintour (aka the inspiration for “The Devil Wears Prada), I covered my eyes and shuddered, knowing that vengeance from the fashion deity would be certain and swift. Before Zoe could piece together another boho chic ensemble for one of her 20-something clientele, the waifish stylist was dropped by her long-time agency without need for explanation.

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Rachel Zoe Vs Anna Wintour

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Stylist Rachel Zoe got more than she bargained for after making an honest comment about the lack of Vogue’s influence in today’s celebrity obsessed society. After speaking to the NY Times Zoe was quoted as saying, “Anna Wintour is one of my heroes, but they say that I’m more influential…….As great as it is, Vogue won’t change a designer’s business. But if an unknown brand is worn by a certain person in a tabloid, it will be the biggest designer within a week.” Naturally her comments were branded controversial, I mean no one insults Anna Wintour right? Well according to Page Six, Zoe has subsequently been dropped by her management agency, Magnet and speculations as to whether Ms Wintour had anything to do with her being dumped, are rife. If the rumours are true then it is possible that Vogue may or may not hold as much power anymore but it’s certain that Wintour is still as powerful as ever. Ah well….as a friend always says to me, “It’s easier to take back a million pounds that were stole than a couple of words you gave away.

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Rihanna covers Vogue US March issue in Louis Vuitton

Last Updated on 19th February 2014 We guess the rumours of Kim Kardashian landing the coveted Vogue US March cover were false, but that doesn’t mean we are disappointed with the fashion Bible’s actual cover star, as it’s none other than Rihanna! The Bajan singer was photographed for her third American Vogue cover by David Sims, and is rocking a sheer cropped Louis Vuitton top and embellished jeans. She also models highly fashionable gear from the likes of Alexander McQueen, Calvin Klein (bottom left), Maison Martin Margiela, Versace, and more in the stunning editorial. Not to be missed! Rihanna’s interview are never dull, and this one was no exception as she talks fame, rebellion, and experimenting with men’s clothes… “When I was thirteen or fourteen, I didn’t want to wear what my mom wanted me to wear. I was very much a boy in my style, my demeanour,” she said. “All my friends were guys. I loved things that boys did. I loved being easy with my clothes. I loved wearing hats and scarves and snapbacks on my head. It was my way of rebelling. I wanted to dress like my brother. After a while, it was just easier for Mom to dress us both the same. We wore the same jeans, the same T-shirts.” And speaking of rebellion… “I don’t go out of my way to be a rebel or to have that perception, but a lot of the decisions I make, a lot of the direction I want to move, is against the grain, or against society’s tight lane, and I’m aware of that sometimes. It might not be fitting with the norm, but that’s OK for me.” Make sure you pick up your copy of American Vogue’s March issue to read more of the interview and see more […]

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Top stories this week: Brad Pitt’s Chanel No.5 ad revealed, Rihanna for Vogue and Disney/Barneys controversy

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Brad Pitt for Chanel No.5 After months of waiting semi-patiently, Brad Pitt’s Chanel No.5 ad campaign images and video commercials have finally been released! Read more here!   Rihanna for American Vogue November Anna Wintour has once again deemed Rihanna front-cover worthy, as the singer appears on the front of American Vogue’s November issue in a gorgeous red Valentino dress. Read more here!  Disney/Barneys collaboration sparks controversy The fact that Disney’s most beloved characters have been slimmed down and stretched out for the Barneys holiday campaign has caused so much outrage that an online petition with currently over 120,000 signatures has started… Read more here!  Alessandra Ambrosio models $2.5 million Victoria’s Secret bra Last year Miranda Kerr had the honour, but now it’s the turn of Alessandra Ambrosio to model the coveted Fantasy bra at the Annual Victoria’s Secret Show next month! Read more here!  Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen win Innovator of the Year award The Olsen twins have yet another award under their belts – this time getting the WSJ Innovator of the Year award for their fabulous The Row collection. Read more here! Mulberry celebrates Tim Walker’s Story Teller To celebrate the opening of the wonderful Tim Walker Story Teller exhibition at Somerset House, Mulberry hosted a fab party attended by Kate Moss, Cara Delevingne and other A-list guests. Read more here! 

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Top stories this week: Angelina Jolie wows at the Golden Globes, London and New York move their fashion week dates, Rihanna stuns in new Armani ads and Vera Wang designs for Blair

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Angelina Jolie steals the show at the Golden Globes While most people you talk to will have different opinions on the best and worst dressed candidates at the Globes, we guarantee everyone will be in agreement that Angelina Jolie was the hands-down winner of the ultimate Best Dressed crown in a stunning Atelier Versace dress. However, she wasn’t the only celeb whose outfit we adored… Read more here!  2013 Fashion Week schedule issues are finally resolved! London and New York have reached an agreement about the ongoing 2013 Fashion Week schedule conflict, and have decided to move their shows a week earlier so that nothing clashes with Milan and Paris.  Read more here! Taylor Swift becomes a Vogue cover girl Anna Wintour has given Taylor Swift her first ever Vogue cover – and what a cover it is too! The country and pop singer is wearing head to toe Rodarte in the whole editorial – could this mean a collaboration is in the pipeline? Read more here! BFC announces Fashion Forward winners Congrats to the wonderful Mary Katrantzou, Henry Holland, Louise Gray and menswear designer James Long, who have all been revealed as the winners of the BFC Fashion Forward sponsorship. Read more here! Rihanna’s smokin’ hot in Armani’s latest ad campaigns! If you thought Rihanna’s debut Armani ads were hot, just wait until you see the new ones! The Bajan singer looks stunnig in the spring/summer 2012 ad campaigns for Armani Jeans and Underwear, switching her blonde crop for darker, flowing, voluminous locks instead. Read more here! Vera Wang designs for Blair Blair Waldorf’s wedding dress designer for her Gossip Girl wedding has finally been revealed as the one and only Vera Wang, who also makes a cameo in the show. Blair’s bridal […]

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