Sunday, July 27, 2008

US vogue august 2008

US vogue has never been known for having edgy covers. in fact, their covers are usually very... safe. they're not super-high fashion, high concept, avant-garde, or experimental. the model (or, as is almost always the case, celebrity) is styled in wearable clothes and actually looks sweet. nothing wrong with that. it's a commercial look and is most likely what sells. the edgy, high-concept stuff can be found inside. but what is this? kate moss looking very mumsy?? what is this, your royal highness magazine or something?? and in the annual age issue too, they managed to make kate moss look much much MUCH older than her 34 years. vogue has really been losing their street cred lately, what with their recent bombs: giselle bundch├źn with that basketball player, gwyneth paltrow with that ironman head, sarah jessica parker with that weird expression, and other forgettable covers. even the new issue of wired looks more like a fashion magazine than this vogue does.
rumors are that keira knightley will be on the september issue (her again?? although her africa editorial last year was lovely...). hopefully it will be much much MUCH better than the august issue...

3 comments:

Mrs. Hobbes said...

I think perhaps the Vogue cover is meant to reflect the US (and world) economy in general: depressing :(

But yeah Kate looks uncomfortable and old

Mr. Shopaholic said...

hay naku nothing beats French Vogue...especially the one that I saw at Bryanboy's

Details Later said...

Mas troubling ang multi-page editorials about the Vogue editors using professional models to represent themselves! Talk about self-aggrandizement! Grabe. I can't get over the gall. I know I should… but (shrug)