the september issue

Pic of the Day: The Photo Anna Wintour Famously Axed from Vogue

In the fantastic documentary The September Issue, we got a first-hand glimpse at the tension between Vogue‘s visionary creative director, Grace Coddington, and icy editor-in-chief Anna Wintour. The two fought about one photo in particular. Coddington loved the Jazz Age picnic¬†image¬†and intended to run it in the magazine. Wintour didn’t care for it. Guess who… Read More

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Auf Wiedersehen to Awkward Models?

According to the Wall Street Journal, weird-looking models are out thanks to The Great Recession, and we’re supposed to start worshiping the girl-next-door look. Forgetting for a moment that the Supers, i.e. the walking mannequins who netted “$10,000 just for waking up,” have always been smokin’ hot and not awkward looking at all, we decide to make examine the trend. Flipping through the September glossies in search of front-of-book mega ads, we deduced the following in the ugly/pretty model… Read More

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Separated at Birth: Grace Coddington’s Doppelganger

We can’t wait to see The September Issue, R. J. Cutler’s documentary treatment of queen bee fashion magazine Vogue. Aside from Anna Wintour, one of the film’s stars is Grace Coddington, the magazine’s longtime creative director. Where Wintour is known for her signature bob and sunglasses, Coddington’s trademarks are her red hair and barely-there eyebrows. We hesitate to say this because we’re not implying that anyone is a witch, but: Coddington really, really reminds of Bette Middler’s character in Hocus Pocus, the 1993 Disney Halloween comedy. It’s uncanny,… Read More

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