THE IT: What makes a perfect magazine cover?

According to The Guardian, this comes close.

In The Guardian, Imogen Fox analyzes the delicate art of choosing a face who will sell magazines to the masses—loyal readers are served between the covers, but the cover girl needs to appeal to everyone in the Loblaws line.

The winning (and totally depressing) formula? Tawny hair, white skin and a pink dress that isn’t too fashion-forward. In England, the dependable triumvirate is Kate Moss, Alexa Chung and Cheryl Cole.

Who would be the North American equivalent?

Continue reading

THE BITE: An amuse-bouche of fashion news

Carey Mulligan in Vionnet at the 2010 BAFTAS. Story by Anne Pringle.

A-list donation
Carey Mulligan has donated the amazing Vionnet dress she wore to accept her BAFTA Best Actress award to Oxfam (the efforts raise money for the charity’s women’s projects). She joins Elle Macpherson and Alexa Chung on the list of dress-donating philanthropic celebs. (Vogue UK)

Oh, the irony
Recent reports reveal that Botox may actually create wrinkles. Botox paralyzes or “relaxes” certain facial muscles to reduce the appearance of lines, but with some muscles inactive, others jump in to to do the job. The most common lines found in Botox patients are across the bridge of the nose, known as “bunny lines.” There’s nothing cute about that. (NY Mag)

Continue reading