Postcards from Vogue: 100 iconic covers

Like the music industry, the publishing industry has become about selling product as well as content. So brand extensions are flourishing like nothing before. But what Vogue has is quite unique – its content is its brand extensions. It uses its incredible archive of photography, illustration and editorials to produce all manner of products, from books to beach towels. (more…)

Beauty snippets: Nars nails, Clinique, YSL, Carol Joy, Faberge, hotel beauty

I really need to hurry up and get my hands on the Thakoon for Nars nail collection. Inspired by Indian festivals (when is Tim Walker going to do a Holi-themed shoot?), there are six of these searing bright colours to try. (Hmmm, in the UK the red is mysteriously missing…) [EDIT: OK Hafsa just pointed out in the comments that the red is exclusive to the Nars site. Clever!] (more…)

Noma Bar illustrated covers for Wallpaper*

Lovely 3-D murals by illustrator Noma Bar for Wallpaper magazine. As you know, I’m a huge illustration fan and it’s so rare for illustration to be used on a mainstream magazine cover. How clever for Wallpaper*/Bar to come up with a concept that marries 2-D and 3-D with such great graphic impact for the Global Design issue of the mag (8 different cover designs in total)… (more…)

Interview magazine: Beverly, Mariel, Madonna, oh my!

Just discovered a bumper stash of  old vintage Interview magazines with covers by Richard Bernstein on the Fashion Illustration Gallery site. Now fantasising about an entire wall papered with these… (more…)