1. Yes, the rumors are true. Girls’ creator and star Lena Dunham is going to be on the cover of the February issue of Vogue. Annie Liebovitz photographed the young “Queen of Comedy.”

The spread bears a slight resemblance to Sarah Jessica Parker’s shoot in 2008 in which Parker posed in places familiar to her Sex and the City character, Carrie Bradshaw.
Alas, the comparison between Girls and Sex and the City continues.

In Lena Dunham’s Fresh Air interview she spoke to Terry Gross about feeling disconnected from the typical rom com protagonist:


"I think romantic comedy, when done right, is my favorite genre. It’s just a genre that’s very human. Bridesmaids had a pink poster, and I loved it — and I don’t want to call out any movie specifically, but there is a certain kind of film that is not fun to me in a guilty-pleasure way, and there is a certain kind of chick-lit book that isn’t even fun to me in a guilty-pleasure way, because I don’t see any of myself in it. Because none of my actions — and maybe this is speaking to my age, because I’m 25 — but none of my actions have ever been [determined] by the search for a husband, or wondering if I was going to have a family someday, or wanting to live in a really great house, or thinking it would be really great to have a diamond. There are just certain drives, and I think that those things may be representative of a desire for love or something else. I’m sure those writers would not appreciate me distilling their thesis down to the search for a diamond, but there’s a kind of female character that doesn’t make sense to me.”



What do you think? Does this sentiment differentiate Hannah from Carrie? Or does it connect them?

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    Yes, the rumors are true. Girls’ creator and star Lena Dunham is going to be on the cover of the February issue of Vogue. Annie Liebovitz photographed the young “Queen of Comedy.”

    The spread bears a slight resemblance to Sarah Jessica Parker’s shoot in 2008 in which Parker posed in places familiar to her Sex and the City character, Carrie Bradshaw.

    Alas, the comparison between Girls and Sex and the City continues.

    In Lena Dunham’s Fresh Air interview she spoke to Terry Gross about feeling disconnected from the typical rom com protagonist:

    "I think romantic comedy, when done right, is my favorite genre. It’s just a genre that’s very human. Bridesmaids had a pink poster, and I loved it — and I don’t want to call out any movie specifically, but there is a certain kind of film that is not fun to me in a guilty-pleasure way, and there is a certain kind of chick-lit book that isn’t even fun to me in a guilty-pleasure way, because I don’t see any of myself in it. Because none of my actions — and maybe this is speaking to my age, because I’m 25 — but none of my actions have ever been [determined] by the search for a husband, or wondering if I was going to have a family someday, or wanting to live in a really great house, or thinking it would be really great to have a diamond. There are just certain drives, and I think that those things may be representative of a desire for love or something else. I’m sure those writers would not appreciate me distilling their thesis down to the search for a diamond, but there’s a kind of female character that doesn’t make sense to me.”

    What do you think? Does this sentiment differentiate Hannah from Carrie? Or does it connect them?

    image via Vogue

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  1. Well it’s about time: Tina Turner on the cover of German Vogue. This is the first time she has graced a Vogue cover. At 73, she is now the oldest person to have done so.
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Oh, and did we mention she is 73? The “Private Dancer” singer snatched the title for the eldest person to cover the fashion magazine from Meryl Streep who covered American Vogue last year at the age of 62.
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    Well it’s about time: Tina Turner on the cover of German Vogue. This is the first time she has graced a Vogue cover. At 73, she is now the oldest person to have done so.

    Billboard:

    Oh, and did we mention she is 73? The “Private Dancer” singer snatched the title for the eldest person to cover the fashion magazine from Meryl Streep who covered American Vogue last year at the age of 62.

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  1. Just in time for New York Fashion Week: Ladies, you may now legally wear pants in Paris.
Smithsonian:

On January 31, France’s minister of women’s rights made if officially impossible to arrest a woman for wearing pants in Paris, the Telegraph reports. Previously, the law required women to ask police for special permission to “dress as men.” If fashionable French ladies ignored this rule, they risked being taken into custody.
The rule originally came into being just after the French Revolution, in the early 19th century. As anyone who watched Les Miserables will recall, rebellious ladies often donned pants in defiance of the bourgeoisie. This anti pants-wearing movement was dubbed sans-culottes, or without the knee-breeches (“cullottes”) of the high class.

Here is our recent interview with Vogue creative director Grace Coddington, who masterminded the scene you see above.
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Vogue US September 2007 // Photographer: Steven Meisel // Creative Director: Grace Coddington
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    Just in time for New York Fashion Week: Ladies, you may now legally wear pants in Paris.

    Smithsonian:

    On January 31, France’s minister of women’s rights made if officially impossible to arrest a woman for wearing pants in Paris, the Telegraph reports. Previously, the law required women to ask police for special permission to “dress as men.” If fashionable French ladies ignored this rule, they risked being taken into custody.

    The rule originally came into being just after the French Revolution, in the early 19th century. As anyone who watched Les Miserables will recall, rebellious ladies often donned pants in defiance of the bourgeoisie. This anti pants-wearing movement was dubbed sans-culottes, or without the knee-breeches (“cullottes”) of the high class.

    Here is our recent interview with Vogue creative director Grace Coddington, who masterminded the scene you see above.

    image via littlebigcreative:

    Vogue US September 2007 // Photographer: Steven Meisel // Creative Director: Grace Coddington

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  1. "I just went about my business and helped people around studios, meanwhile biding my time until it was OK. But it was a bit of an arduous process because every time I had an operation, they had to wait and see until it settled down and it was totally healed to see whether it was healed correctly, and that I could just go on from there. And a couple of times it didn’t heal correctly, and I had to go back and start again, and they did skin grafting and things, which I must say is quite painful — not so much where they sew the skin, but where they take it from — and then they have to wait and make sure it’s taken, so it’s a long process."

    — Grace Coddington on stopping her modeling career as she healed from a major car accident that disfigured her face

    Photo credit: Willie Christie/Courtesy of Random House

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  1. I don’t mind to look older. I don’t have this urge that so many people have that they’ve always got to look young all their lives. I think you should be the age you are and enjoy it. And I think there’s lot of people that have plastic surgery who quite honestly looked better before, so that’s just my feeling. But if you want to have it, go ahead and have it, but take a good look before you do because, just maybe, you look absolutely beautiful the way you are.

    — Grace Coddington, Vogue magazine’s creative director, on plastic surgery

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  1. Tomorrow: Vogue Magazine’s creative director, Grace Coddington.

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  1. 1974: Beverly Johnson was the first African-American woman to appear on the cover of Vogue.

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