August 22, 2013

September Issues 2013!

Yes people, it's that time of the year again. The September Issues are out!!
"September - as said by Candy Pratts Price in 'The September Issue'- is the January in Fashion. "
For me the ''September Issue Excitement'' only began last year, maybe it's because the first Vogue NL September Issue came out last year..
However, I'm already a bit disappointed with their covers.
I don't feel inspired or get excited seeing the covers, with some exceptions.
With that being said, well, written, there are also two things that bother me, which I like to point out.
The fact that you see more celebrities on covers, back in the days only models graced the covers of fashionmagazines.
I want to see models wearing the latest and greatest looks of the runways.
Besides, the only non-Caucasian models I've seen on a cover were the three Asian models, Liu Wen, Sui He and Fei Fei Sun on Vogue China's 8th anniversary issue. (Please correct me if I'm wrong)
To be honest I figured Joan Smalls would have least been on one cover..
Furthermore, where are the non-Caucasian models who normally brings 'some' diversity to the catwalks?
Please comment your thoughts about that below.

Last year I listed some of my favorite Vogue covers.
But there were some gorgeous covers of other magazines I had to share!
See them after the jump.

Samiya Cusman

Will Heard ft. Cara Delevingne - 'Sonnentanz' (Sun Don't Shine) Acoustic Session

Cara Delevingne, recorded with the singer/songwriter Will Heard.
Will and Cara have been friends since they were 14/15 through mutual friends he says.
He recently had a big success with his version of Klangkarussell's 'Sonnentanz (Sun Don't Shine)'.
And now he made an acoustic cover of it, with Cara D harmonizing.
The song is in my opinion amazing, I fell in love with it!!
Will's husky voice with Cara's sounds great together.
I hope to see, well, get to listen to more of Cara and since (a source claims) she was in the studio with Pharrell Williams, I'm expecting more!
Enjoy the song above.

Samiya Cusman

August 18, 2013

Pirelli Calendar 2014 Previews

The renowned Pirelli Calendar is famous for it's images of nude fashionmodels.
But last year American photographer Steve McCurry, who is known for his ''Afghan Girl'' has approached it differently than his predecessor, Mario Testino.
For the Pirelli Calendar 2012, 12 models striped such as Kate Moss, Joan Smalls and Lara Stone stripped for Testino.
Steve McCurry was inspired by Brazil. He shot the images in Rio de Janeiro.
He wanted to show that women can be sexy even if they're fully-clothed.
Besides models, that calendar included the regular Brazilian person and their street art.
All the models that were featured had in common that they all are involved in humanitarian or charitable work. Click here for those images.

For the Pirelli Calendar 2014 photographers Patrick Demarchelier and Peter Lindbergh teamed up to shoot a handful of supermodels.
This 50th anniversary calendar will feature famous models.