"It girls" for Mango F/W 09/10

Apart from the campaign with Scarlett Johansson, Mango has prepared for the upcoming season the four pictures below featuring "it girls" of the moment. "We decided to count on them because of their undeniable personality, originality and unique style. Each one perfectly reflects the essence of the collection. Their respective careers, linked to the world of fashion and art, bring an avante-garde and fresh perspective to the collection" said Ninona Vila, Mango PR Manager.

Daisy Lowe, mango, fall, winter, 09/10, campaignDaisy Lowe, famous for being daughter of Pearl Lowe

Riley Keough, mango, fall, winter, 09/10, campaignRiley Keough, famous for being daughter of Lisa Marie Presley

, mango, fall, winter, 09/10, campaign, leigh lezarkLeigh Lezark, famous for being a DJ

Marie-Ange Casta, , mango, fall, winter, 09/10, campaignMarie-Ange Casta, famous for being sister of Laetitia Casta

To sum up - if you have no famous relatives, the only hope for you to enter the fashion world is to become a DJ...

Brand: Mango
Season: F/W 09/10
Photographers: Mariano Vivanco, Txema Yeste, Bela Adler, Salvador Fresneda
Models: Daisy Lowe, Leigh Lezark, Riley Keough, Marie-Ange Casta
source: Mango


Vogue China has ruled the month of August

We already know the cover, but just look at this:

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Magazine: Vogue China August 2009
Title: Inspired by China
Photographer: Quentin Shih
Model: Du Juan
source: tfs, scans by kazaf

And if it's not enough, you can have a look at this, this, this, this and this. I'm irrevocably falling for this magazine.

DKNY Jeans F/W 09/10

street fashion DKNY Jeans campaign Scott Schuman  The Sartorialist Alexa ChungLooks like a street fashion photo to you? It may indeed - the newest DKNY Jeans campaign was shot by Scott Schuman of The Sartorialist. And if you're tired of "it girls" - well, too bad as the picture shows MTV host Alexa Chung. source + Hilary Duff for DKNY as well

Sex and The City 2 - good and bad news

I always start with bad news.
  • Bad news: the filming has been delayed. All because of cultural differences. Part of the movie is supposed to take place in Dubai, but "The UAE authorities aren't keen on the title because of the word 'sex'." states Us Weekly's source.
  • Good news: they are still looking for some supporting cast! "Open casting call for union/non-union background performers for “Sex and The City 2″ to play international types (middle eastern, arabic, asian, european, british), professional soccer players, fashion models, urban club goers, gays and lesbians, celebrity types, upscale socialites." I especially like Middle-Eastern and Arabic distinction as well as European/British one. Anyway, casting call opens August 4th in NY, so hurry up all international types!


I <3 The Cut

After some rumors stating that US Vogue will refresh its image due to the crisis (the ad sales are dropping and the upcoming September issue is going to be as skinny as Anja Rubik), NYMag's blogger Amy Odell wrote on The Cut:

"What could that mean? Jourdan Dunn has to take maternity leave anyway, but no more Karlie Kloss? That would make us sad, but if we never see another picture of her against a gray backdrop jumping as though a spider fell down her pants, we won't be devastated. But no more Mario Testino? No more Annie Liebovitz? No more silly spreads inspired by Pimp My Ride or visiting the eye doctor? Might they deign to shill outfits that only cost as much as a new armchair instead of a new hybrid vehicle? Those would all be refreshing changes. But our greatest wish for Vogue is that they stop using Photoshop to turn their cover subjects into humanoid versions of themselves."

The rest of the text is over here. BTW, the lady on the left - that's Amy.

More and more of Lily Allen

Next celebrity who's goal is to become the "it" girl in fashion. To my mind she's trying too hard to pretend like she doesn't care what she's wearing. When asked how she decides what to put on, Lily replied: "There are generally three factors - what's clean? What's going to make me feel fat and ugly? How many photographers are there outside my house? Usually I'll just wear trousers and a T-shirt or a dress for meetings. I've only worn my £6,000 Prada dress three times so far."

Yes, this was said by this person:

Anyway, seems like Karl L. prefers her style over Beth's. He shot Lily for the newest Chanel accessories campaign (loosing weight definitely has helped her).

Brand: Chanel (Coco Cocoon bags, jewels and other accessories)
Season: F/W 09/10
Photographer: Karl Lagerfeld
Model: Lily Allen
source: tfs

The note was inspired by her new video:


W August 09 editorial

As I've been living in Spain for some time, one of the things I miss the most is green color. That's why looking at something like this makes me double happy.

Magazine: W August 2009
Title: Sanctuary
Settings: Cumberland Island National Park, Georgia
Photographer: Mario Sorrenti
Model: Guinevere Van Seenus
source: W

Jill Sander + Miu Miu F/W 09/10

Two very nice campaigns, where simplicity is the key word.

Brand: Jill Sander
Season: F/W 09/10
Photographer: Willy Vanderperre
Model: Natasha Poly
more here, final versions here

Brand: Miu Miu
Season: F/W 09/10
Photographers: Mert & Marcus
Models: Hannah Holman, Ilda Lundqvist, Mimmi Söderström
more here


Lindsay and Fornarina vol. 2

"Wild and sexy at the same time, Lindsay Lohan shows, in this new campaign, that part of herself as a popstar, the lead singer who speaks the electrical language of decibel and whose charm glows under the stage spotlights.

Well... I hate it even more than the previous one. Anyway, here's the source and the rest of the pictures.


It's been four years...

Almost four years have already passed for Chinese Vogue under Angelica Cheung. I remember the news about the first issue... Gemma Ward was being at the very top of the modeling world and Du Juan was just starting to get international attention.

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Du Juan, Gemma Ward, Wang Wenqin and three other models

Before the September issue launches, let's look at all the covers of the magazine (beauty supplements excluded).

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Gisele Bundchen, October 2005

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Hana Soukupova, November 2005

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Nicole Kidman, December 2005

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Kate Moss, January 2006

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Du Juan, February 2006

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Gemma Ward, March 2006

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Daria Werbowy, April 2006

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Lily Donaldson, May 2006

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Freja Beha Erichsen, June 2006

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Doutzen Kroes, July 2006

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Mariacarla Boscono, August 2006

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Du Juan, Gemma Ward, Sasha Pivovarova, September 2006

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Maggie Cheung, October 2006

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Lily Donaldson, November 2006

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Gisele Bundchen, December 2006

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Natalia Vodianova, January 2007

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Du Juan, February 2007

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Gisele Bundchen, March 2007

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Shu Qi, April 2007

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Lily Donaldson, May 2007

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Wang Wen Qing, June 2007

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Doutzen Kroes, July 2007

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Lily Donaldson, August 2007

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Stephanie Shiu, Du Juan, Mackenzie Hamilton, Pei Bei, September 2007

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Mackenzie Hamilton, October 2007

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Emma Pei, November 2007

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Du Juan, December 2007

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Lily Donaldson, January 2008

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Du Juan, February 2008

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Sasha Pivovarova, March 2008

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Zhang Ziyi, April 2008

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Zhou Xun, May 2008

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Shu Qi, June 2008

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Gisele Bundchen, July 2008

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Maggie Cheung, August 2008

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Raquel Zimmermann, September 2008

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Du Juan, October 2008

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Agyness Deyn, November 2008

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Kate Moss, Maggie Cheung, December 2008

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Naomi Campbell, January 2009

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Wei Tang, February 2009

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Anne Hathaway, March 2009

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Lucy Liu, April 2009

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Du Juan, May 2009

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Lily Donaldson, June 2009

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Anna Selezneva, July 2009

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Sigrid Agren, August 2009

And then, some statistics (correct me if I'm wrong):
  • There are 21 covers with Asian women, 29 with white women, 1 with black woman
  • There are 12 covers with celebrities
  • Du Juan appeared on 9 covers, Lily Donaldson on 6, Gisele Bundchen on 4
  • So far 48 issues were published, one of them having two covers
  • Out of the final 49 covers, only 2 are reprints
  • 34 covers have completely white background
souce: many websites, but mainly tfs