Vogue Arabia has its challenges to being a fashion magazine, namely that its models can’t show any skin. It has to straddle a line between conservative enough to please the overlords and stylish enough for women in that region to buy it.
And they are genuinely, consistently smashing it out of the park (other than the Bella + Karl collab but let’s pretend that didn’t happen.) Rihanna looks ah-mazing. Seriously stunning. Forget the coat and the hat even, look at that face! The face is carrying the entire cover. This cover is going to get an insane amount of press, and no-one doubts they deserve it.
I don’t know, I feel like 73 Questions is losing its sticking power. I used to love them and would waste hours watching them but now I’m a bit eh. I’m especially eh when I learnt that most of these houses are rentals because the interviewed celebrity doesn’t want people poking into their places. That defeats the whole point of 73 questions, otherwise why not do it in a studio?
- Chrissy puts her bananas in the fridge. Dude, don’t do that – your bananas are going to go brown!
- Chrissy is legendarily living in Rihanna’s old house, but is surprisingly mute on going through her mail.
- If that is her real house and her real coffee table in the front parlour, she is going to need to child-proof the living shiz out of that thing.
- Chrissy said that she was the most star-struck when she met Beyonce. That’s a head-scratcher. I thought they had been best friends since Houston, she apparently did B’s laundry – why would she be star-struck? That’s odd.
- Apparently 73 Questions is now sponsored by Google Phones, which isn’t irritating or intrusive at all.
- Luna is ridiculously cute. But that was obvious already.
Cate B has been on the cover of Vogue so many times that she must just treat it like another day in the office. I am really glad though that Vogue continues to give her her dues as a style icon.
Plus this month, there’s bonus Chris Hemsworth (moving up the ranks to 2nd best Chris), it’s enough to make your heart spill over with Australian pride.
God, and they look great don’t they? Like they just rolled out of an ad for Country Road.
If that doesn’t sell you, how about a delightful photo of the two of them hanging out on the grass with wine, pretending to play chess? I love it.
Holy moly, Lorde looks stunning. I didn’t even notice what she was wearing (the electrical cord from my iron tied around a rain poncho) because I was distracted by her face and that expression. That’s what Tyra would call a smize. I love it. Seriously, in addition to all of her other amazing qualities, Lorde could try her hand at America’s Next Top Model.
I hate to be that person that compares one sister to another (it never ends well) but it has to be said that Gigi is much a better model than Bella, the Gigi Vogue Arabia cover is iconic, you can’t topple that mountain. I have said before that I don’t really understand the hype around Bella, but you know Karl Lagerfield has given his blessing and that apparently means something in the modelling world. It’s an embossed stamp of approval. Continue reading
They say that print magazines are dying so everyone has been slowly upping the ante on their covers. Seriously, look at that. Jen looks like she rolled right out of a Rembrandt painting. Vogue commissioned the cover from painter John Currin, who is known for his satirical pieces (I think he might have pieces exhibited at MOMA if you’re anywhere near there).
My only tiny quibble is that there’s not much of Jen’s personality in there. Jen is a loud noise person, you rarely see her in this kind of repose. But I will assume that Vogue didn’t want Jen going full-Jen on their cover and asked John to tone it down.
If this isn’t up your alley, it’s a series of four so you can pick and choose the Jen most suited to your needs. You’ll be seeing a lot of JL in the upcoming months as she ramps up for the Mother! PR blitz.
I’m of two minds about this. They’re gorgeous! The clothes are insane! They’re gorgeous! Those clothes are clown clothes! Maybe they’re sorting of pulling it off?That’s what happens when you are genetically blessed, people are less likely to notice that you and your boyfriend are wearing clashing prints.
I don’t know if it’s going to work out for these crazy kids, but at least they’ll have an excellent magazine cover to commemorate their relationship 20 years down the track.
We should also talk about how Vogue stepped in it by calling the clothes swap “gender fluidity”. Guys, wearing oversized floral trousers is not gender fluidity. It’s like they pulled out random buzzwords from a Dan Savage podcast because they couldn’t think of the trendy thing to say. It’s dumb, really dumb but are people going to stop reading Vogue because of it? I don’t know if the outrage is sustainable.