Women’s magazines, like the print business overall, have a notoriously poor history of foregrounding people of color, whether inside their pages, as subjects of their features, or of course, on their covers. Progress creeps along at the most marginal pace. Are the issues through the first half of 2016 any indication…
In its brief tenure on this planet, the concept of "normcore" riled up every fashionable person (including, or especially, Blake Lively); inspired a fleet of quasi-ironic think pieces; and then, as an fun Internet meme to reference on Twitter, it sort of got supplanted by "¯\_(ツ)_/¯". All of which means that it's high…
Since 2010, women have been accusing photographer Terry Richardson of inappropriate behavior on the set of photo shoots. But many publications have hired Richardson — repeatedly — since the allegations surfaced.
W's annual Best Performances portfolio it out today; it features basically every human you'd expect to be featured (but WHERE IS SANDY BULLOCK?) wearing beautiful spring 2014 looks. As was the case last year, it was shot by Juergen Teller, and the interviews were conducted by Editor-at-Large Lynn Hirschberg.
Even the brilliant minds behind Louis Vuitton are sick of their logo: their new purses much more subtle than the ones stamped with LV that they pumped out for years. Also of note: this new, sleeker look comes at a cost. As in, it will literally cost you more money than their bags did before.
Black Swan is soooo two years ago, and yet: The new cover of W features Hunger Games badass Jennifer Lawrence impersonating a fine feathered friend. She does not look happy as a lark, or proud as a peacock, however: She looks like a sitting duck, dead in the eyes.
In Ladymag Land, the biggest issues of the year are the September issues. And this year, Vogue, Queen of the Ladymags, had its biggest issue ever. Nine hundred sixteen pages: Absolutely GIGANTIC. But all of the Ladymags celebrated the fall season in a huge way, and we could not let this momentous occasion pass without…
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has written a book. Unfortunately, much of that book tries to justify all that lying the Bush administration did to get us into Iraq. Fortunately, she spends some of the book indulging the public's desire to learn about how everyone in the Bush White House was behind closed…
This will shock you: The women portrayed in ladymags don't reflect their readership. In this case, when it comes to age.
The cover of W is a major coup. And, more to the point, she looks amazing and got the Barbara Kruger treatment!
— Or so he writes in his memoir Decision Points. Bush also tells Matt Lauer that "the misery in Louisiana affected me deeply as well," but Kanye declaring he "doesn't care about black people" was still a "disgusting moment."
In fall 2007, WWD and The New York Times published pieces about the absence of black models on the fashion runways. We did our own tally of black models in fashion magazines, and came up with some shocking statistics.