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Of Note…Nina Garcia

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Nina Garcia was born on May 3rd, 1965 in Barranquilla, Colombia. Garcia is best known as a judge on the hit show Project Runway, but her career in fashion started over 20 years ago. She came to the United States a a child to attend boarding school. From there she attended Boston University, Ecole Superieure de la Mode, and FIT. Before she worked in magazines, she worked for Perry Ellis in the public relations department while Marc Jacobs was the designer of the label.

Soon she moved to Mirabella as a stylist and market editor. Garcia became the fashion director at Elle in 2000 and moved to Marie Claire in 2008. Nina Garcia has written four books, all of which I think you should look into buying. The books are The Little Black Book of Style, The One Hundred: A Guide to the Pieces Every Stylish Woman Must Own, The Style Strategy, and  Nina Garcia’s Look Book. I own The One Hundred and think that is the best book for those who don’t know how to build a wardrobe. The coolest thing, besides writing style books, that I feel Nina Garcia has done, is to make a Tumblr. Her Tumblr is just as cool and stylish as she is. Check it out for some great inspiration. Photo from Full Issue.

Hearst To Buy Elle Magazine

Well it has officially happened. Hearst bought Elle magazine. I hope it is for the best.
Katie Holmes Elle Cover

From The Cut:

After a month of exclusive negotiations, Lagardère has sold all 102 of its international titles, including its fifteen international editions of Elle magazine, to Hearst Corporation for 651 million euros in cash (about $885.6 million). It’s still unknown to what degree Lagardère will retain editorial control over Elle, per their requests during the negotiations, but WWD reports that Lagardère “retains ownership of the Elle trademark and plans to oversee brand consistency.” The deal is expected to close within months.

Lagardère Sells International Magazines to Hearst [WWD]
Earlier: Lagardère Wants to Keep Editorial Control of Elle After They Sell It to Hearst

Bollywood and MAC-My Dream Collaboration

Bollywood and Mac

I can’t believe that Bollywood and MAC are collaborating on a makeup collection!!!! If you know anything about me, then you know that I love Bollywood movies. Devdas is one of my favorites. My best friend Karma got me the DVD for Christmas, and I have watched it twice since then. So imagine my surprise when I saw that MAC cosmetics was collaborating with some of Bollywood’s biggest stars and the make up artist who makes them look beautiful on the screen. I can’t wait for this collection to come out. Are you excited for this collection too? Photos from BellaSugar.

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Is Someone Else Looking To Buy Elle?

Jessica Simpson Elle Cover
Photo from Daily Stab.

Remember when I said Hearst was looking at buying Elle, well now it looks like Hearst may have some competition. I must say, if Elle is sold to anyone, I hope it would be Hearst and not Bauer. The last thing I would want is for the fashion magazine to turn into a celebrity driven content machine. What do you think? Find out more details below.

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Kenneth Cole Invites You To Make A Holiday Wish List

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This holiday season, Kenneth Cole is inviting everyone to make a holiday wish list. I’ve made mine and I am in love with it. You can wish for anything from support for your favorite charity to jewelry to iPads, and even puppies. With each thing that you wish for, you get different badges. Bloggers like Karla Deras and Gala Darling, Elle’s Joe Zee, and actor Alan Cumming have all made wish list. The best part about these wish lists is that you can add anything from any brand anywhere on them and send them to your friends and family via Facebook, email, and Twitter for hints. GO make a wish list today!

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What Is Really Going On With Elle And Hearst?

Jessica Simpson Elle Cover

Photo from Daily Stab.

I have been hearing these rumors about Hearst buying Elle for quite a long time now, but they have actually been confirmed recently. Lagardere, who owns Elle’s publisher Hachette Filipacchi, has confirmed they are looking into different business opportunities. What that means is that they are looking for “anything from partnerships to joint ventures to an outright sale.”

Elle could be sold to Hearst publications because they are one of the companies looking into the magazine. I think this is very interesting. Whatever happens between Elle and Hearst, I hope that it is all good because I really like Elle magazine. I think it is a great magazine, and the graphics and pictures are really a source of inspiration for me.  Lagardere plans to keep editorial control of its foreign magazines like American Elle, but business wheelings and dealings like this make me very nervous.

Sooo Not Impressed

I love Elle. I love Gabby Sidibe. What I don’t like is how they played her on the 25th anniversary cover of Elle. They way they chopped her off and gave her that jinky weave/wig/whatever that is on her head just pisses me off. It is an honor to have someone like her, i.e. plus sized and black on any fashion magazine, but they did her all kinds of wrong.
Gabourey Sidibe Elle Cover
Clutch Magazine says this is why we need more black fashion directors, and I agree. If we had more black people in the fashion industry in general, we would have someone who would know how to do her hair. Black people have a different texture had that with the proper knowledge isn’t that hard to take care of.

The fashion industry is seemingly damned if they do, or damned if they don’t. We don’t want to come off ungrateful; we’d be the very ones complaining or dishing critical commentary on why no Black actresses are making glossy covers. We just ask one simple thing: always have an expert, weave/wig/Black hair specializing stylist on the set. Black women’s hair is sort of a serious matter.

All in all, I am happy for Gabby’s cover. I just wish it was executed better. Photos from Clutch.

It’s Almost That Time: Countdown To The September Issue

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COVER WARS

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According to Fashionista:
Vogue: Halle Berry will be the first black woman on the cover since Naomi Campbell in 1989.
Elle: Julia Roberts
InStyle: Hilary Swank
Vanity Fair: Lady Gaga
T: Freida Pinto
W: For Tonchi’s first front-to-back issue, he’s rumored to be looking at young Hollywood including Emma Roberts, Zoë Kravitz and Jennifer Lawrence, according to WWD.
Marie Claire: Mary Kate Olsen
Seventeen: Katy Perry

Elle Goes Gaga


From Black Book:

Lady Gaga gets her first major fashion magazine cover with Elle’s December issue (a bit surprising that Vogue didn’t beat Elle to the punch considering Gaga was in Conde Nast’s offices earlier this fall — although she did make it into the former’s November edition). Relatively tame in a black corset and thick black eyeliner, the pop star looks decidedly Madonna-esque on the cover. Inside the issue, Gaga even fesses up her ten-year plan that seems even more unexpectedly tame than the cover photo: “In eight to 10 years, I want to have babies for my Dad to hold, grandkids. And I want to have a husband who loves and supports me, just the way anyone else does.” That said, she assures independent women: “I would never leave my career for a man right now, and I would never follow a man around.”

You can read the rest of the article here.