Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Fashion Flashback

I love both looks, but they're just soo similar. What do you think?

Jennifer Aniston earlier this month at the premiere of He's Just Not That Into You

Aniston at the 2002 Golden Globe Awards

Thursday, February 12, 2009

The New American Royalty

The First Lady of America is gracing the cover of March's Vogue. On the cover Michelle Obama looks feminine, modern, and strong. She is the new standard for women of her generation and younger women to aspire to. Many First Ladies have been featured in the magazine but only two have ever made the cover. Michelle Obama being the second and Hilary Clinton was the first in December 1998. On the cover shot Mrs. Obama is wearing a magenta dress designed by Jason Wu. The same designer that made her white one-shoulder inauguration gown. Michelle is already being compared to Jackie Kennedy for her style choices. But Michelle is not Jackie and does not care what she wears, as much as we do.

In the article Michelle was interviewed by Vogue's editor-at-large Andre Leon Talley and photographed by Annie Leibovitz. The article focuses on what she will bring to the White House, she wants to open up the White House more to the public, she was raised on the south side of Chicago and does not believe in exclusivity or a members only attitude. "It's never "me" and "mine" and "some," but "we" and "our" and "all."
The article also focuses on her first priority, being a mother, Michelle still wants to take her daughters, Malia and Sasha, to school every day that she can. "I like to be a presence in my kids' school. I want to know the teachers; I want to know the other parents," she said.

This is Vogue so of course they dished on fashion. This is Michelle's take on fashion: "I love clothes. First and foremost, I wear what I love. That's what women have to focus on: what makes them happy and what makes them feel comfortable and beautiful. If I can have any impact, I want women to feel good about themselves and have fun with fashion."

As much as we can see Michelle seems to love wearing beautiful clothes she is still very practical in what she chooses to wear. Michelle is not focused on fashion but she appreciates it. When she was criticized for wearing her black cardigan over a Narciso Rodriguez dress this is what she had to say about handling the criticism, "I'm not going to pretend that I don't care about it. But I also have to be very practical. In the end, someone will always not like what you wear—people just have different tastes. Some will think that a sweater was horrible, but I was cold; I needed that sweater!"

The First Lady personally picked her own outfits for the shoot, which does not normally happen for a Vogue cover. She paired designer with affordable pieces, which makes her relatable to the public by choosing accessible retailers like J. Crew. After interviewing Michelle, Andre Leon Talley had to say this: "She's so accessible, natural and normal. There's nothing affected about her. While most cover models have their clothes chosen for them, she doesn't need any help. She loves fashion and knows what works for her. She's never had a conversation with me about, 'What do you think?' or 'How did this look?' And I'm glad for that."

This probably won't be the last Vogue cover for Michelle Obama, but what is so apparent about Michelle Obama is that she is not trying to be some fashionista, but her clothes simply complement her personality and her goodwill. The First Lady is not only inspiring us to be a better dresser but she inspires us to be a better person.

Michelle in affordable retailer
J.Crew salmon wool cardigan, top, and tweed skirt.

Michelle wearing a Narciso Rodriguez dress.
Jackie Kennedy, in a similar pose to the Vogue cover.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Madonna for W Magazine: Divorce Never Looked So Good

Magazine sales are down but this will help sell a few copies. Freshly divorced and looking more glamorous than ever, Madonna proves to us she can and will always stir a little controversy.

This sexy spread was shot in a hotel room in Rio de Janeiro by famed photographer Steven Klein. The sexy 46 page spread titled 'Blame it On Rio' will be featured in March 09's W Magazine. The model featured with Madonna is already rumoured to be dating her, he is Brazilian model Jesus Luz, 22. They reportedly met on this shoot in December. Apparently, Madonna become so captivated when she first met Luz she invited him to join her on the remainder of her South American dates for her super successful Sticky and Sweet tour.
The pictures speak for themselves as you can see the sexual passion between them. Their chemistry definitely translates to the photographs.

The photos show Madonna looking seductive and beautiful in a few different dresses, she is even wearing a couple dresses designed by Victoria Beckham. Also seen in a vintage Dior wool suit, and looking gorgeous in a vintage silk gown. Madonna's lace gloves seem to be a trend through most of the editorial and a visible cross around her neck. Madonna seems to always flirt with themes of religion, as some may agree she is styled looking like a naughty woman of the church. The dress with the white trim around the neck and sleeves is almost nun like.

Luz is barely clothed in most of the photos, one image Luz is standing pool side while only covering himself with a towel as Madonna is spying on him, in another he is wearing black briefs laying on a bed as Madonna seems to be locking their hotel door. They share a passionate kiss in the hotel room and make this editorial a must look for everyone.

Madonna was just seen last week having dinner with Jesus in New York City, accompanied by two of her children, Lourdes and youngest son David. Sources say Guy doesn't think highly of Jesus since he is convinced this is a casual fling and is not thrilled this is happening so soon after the divorce, and has reservations since Jesus has met the kids so quickly.

Jesus probably won't be complaining of his new status since being linked to Madonna. He has reportedly dropped his modelling agency, 40 Graus Models, and recently signed with the more prestigious Ford Models. Supposedly he has raised his rates as well, he used to be paid $225 for a photo shoot, now he is asking for $100,000.

Madonna was last rumoured to be with Alex Rodriguez who is in the midst of his own controversy at the moment, admitting to steroid use, but it seems she has moved on quite well, to a much younger man. It seems Madonna is doing very well since her divorce. Looking good truly is the best revenge.

Model Jesus Luz, has his name tattooed across his back.

Jesus and Madonna after having lunch in NYC

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

He's Just Not That Into You

The women of He's Just Not That Into You were out in full force last night for their Los Angeles premiere of their new flick, held at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre. Jennifer Aniston looked chic in a black pantsuit by Burberry with gold accessories.

But the one who stole the show had to be Jennifer Connolly. Connolly got her look straight from the runway from Christoph Decarnin's Spring/Summer 09 collection. Connolly looked divine in her emerald green mini dress and her jewelled shoes made it even more electric. How many celebs can even compare to the runway look, but Connolly is looking effortless as this dress seems to fit her so well. The prominent shoulders of the dress give this svelte actress structure and strenth in her figure. The shoulders giving the illusion that her waste is even more petite. I like that Connolly seems to be wearing something that she truly wants to be wearing. She looks comfortable in Balmain and her past style choices tells us she has a great eye for fashion forward pieces, or that she just has a brilliant stylist.

Natasha Poly