In our lifetime. Rihanna is the first black woman on the cover of British Vogue’s September issue in its 102 year history. Edward Enninful is the first black editor of British Vogue and this is his first September issue. 23 year old Tyler Mitchell is the first black photographer to shoot a Vogue cover. He’s also one of the youngest photographers to do so.
Rihanna was photographed by Nick Knight, and styled by the incredible Edward Enninful. Beyoncé is wearing a floral headpiece crafted by Rebel Rebel, and on another cover is wearing a tiered dress by Alexander McQueen. Sublime.
I am feeling all kinds of good about 2018’s September Issues. If you know anything about fashion, you know that the September issue is the biggest and most important issue of the year for magazines. With Lupita N’yongo on the cover of Porter Magazine, Tracee Ellis Ross on the cover of Elle Canada, Zendaya on the cover of Marie Claire, and Yara Shahidi on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter this is a historic moment in fashion! My favorite? Model Slick Woods, pregnant, on the cover of Elle UK.
Just because I’m gay doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate beauty. And talent. So without further ado here is GIRLS I LIKE! The legends edition.
I knew I wanted to be in fashion the first time I saw Linda Evangelista. I guess I wanted to be a model because of her. Or a fashion stylist. Honestly, I just wanted to be her! She was sooooo beautiful and chic! It was an ad for Barneys, shot by Steven Miesel. Linda had a shoe perched atop her head kissing a chimp. It was brilliant!
Christy Turlington was originally booked for that Barney’s campaign but she got sick and the rest is history.
Here’s a Spring ’16 dress campaign I shot for one of my fave clients Bonton! I love that it shows multiple ways to wear several different dresses! I believe everything you buy should be versatile! I constantly get asked “But how do I wear it!?” Well here’s how! A little black dress can go from day to night with a change of accessories. A hotter shoe and a dressier clutch and you are ready for drinks or dinner!
The denim dress can be worn a million different ways! And year round too! Add textured leggings and knee high boots or booties to take it into fall/winter!
Every woman has that special occasion dress they think they’ll never wear again! Trust me you can. It just takes finding the right pieces to mix it with!
Spring and summer are always about florals! Take them from sweet to edgy with hip accessories.
The little black dress goes to Coachella when paired with haute hippie inspired accessories like a floppy hat and a fringe bag! And don’t be afraid to mix black and brown.
I love this photo. That’s Paris Hilton behind the wheel. And that’s the sisters Kardashian bound & gagged in the trunk of Ford Italy’s Figo. It’s funny because it’s true. Okay it’s not but how funny would it be? Triple K is considering a lawsuit. Like they need more money… Several employees at the ad agency & manufacturer have been fired.
I love this pic. The Teen Choice Awards seem like a nightmare, but this pic is what young Hollywood is all about. Katy looks fresh & sexy in oh so on trend Herve Leger. (John who?) Kristen looks happy, fun & light as air while holding Louboutins. (Robert who?) Selena looks gorgeous, young & happy hanging w/her girls! (Justin who?) Amanda & Lindsay you are not invited.
I hate this photo. Queen B, enough. Go sit down. Though with this new tour, that isn’t happening. Ain’t you got a kid to raise? Take a break. You are everywhere. When does the Kim Kardashian/Anne Hathaway-style hate for Bey start? And give someone else a chance to have a moment! Where is Ciara? Or Cassie?
Last nite at the premiere of Justin Bieber’s new feature length movie (Yes, it’s true. No I can believe it either.) gorgeous and talented former X Factor winner Leona Lewis had her very own premiere. Super sleek eye-grazing bangs. Paired with her new-ish, dark, rich brunette color that she debuted late last year. Love it! The color really makes her gorgeous eyes pop!
From the neck up Leona looks fantastic. Like “supermodel, give this chick a make-up contract” fantastic. Which really makes me wonder why Gwen Stefani is the new face of L’Oreal. Sorry… I digress… The normally sunny blond has stepped her game up in the past year, slimming down and getting the hair completely on point.
But then you dip lower… WTF? I mean seriously WHAT THE FU*K is that on the front of her shirt? It’s like one of Jim Henson’s muppets is trying to eat her boobs off. It’s giant lips where her breasts should be. It’s like a bad piece of abstract art. It’s like Dali dug himself from out of the crypt, held Leona down & painted on her boobs.
And coupled with the sheer top & the fact that it bears her midriff, there’s something labial about it. And in an even more stunning turn of events Leona designed it herself! Really? In what mushroom induced nightmare did anyone want a set of lips where their decolletage should be? Leona with declining record sales it’s time for you to do what you do best. Get back in the studio and sing.
And for all that is good and holy please for the love of God leave the designing to anyone else. M*