I was so excited to see Lainey’s intro this morning because I had it in my notes for today. When I think of the rise of the supermodel it’s of course Freedom! 90 (directed by David Fincher). It’s Cindy Crawford’s Pepsi commercial. It’s Naomi Campbell, period. And it’s this cover of Vogue (April, 1992) – click here for the shot. I had this issue, it came out the month I turned 13 and my dad bought it for me at Shoppers Drug Mart; I’m kicking myself for not hanging onto it. At the time, I didn’t understand the significance of this shot. Vogue celebrated its 100th anniversary not with a fashion spectacle – they are purposely styled in timeless but non-descript clothing – but faces. As Lainey wrote, before the 90s models were largely voiceless and powerless and these women changed the conversation. They didn’t need fashion, fashion needed them. Anna Wintour cultivated that.
The nostalgia is thick today, particularly with the passing of Eddie Van Halen, a Rock God. Depending on your age or your music taste, he might be the guy jumping on stage during Panama or the hair inspo for every guy in your high school or the riff in Beat It. To me, he will always be the wild guitarist married to girl-next-door TV star Valerie Bertinelli. They were so f-cking glamorous and cool.
Kelly Rowland announced her pregnancy on the cover of Women’s Health (love the dress) and Ms. Tina is thrilled, of course. Kelly is like a third daughter to her and she was worried about letting it slip. Do you think when Bey is working a project she has to remind Ms. Tina not to post about it?
The Louis Vuitton virtual runway show was yesterday – I am not of fan of Nicolas Ghesquière’s latest collection. The only look I liked wasn’t on the runway, but on Venus Williams. The outfit they sent Alicia Vikander is a disaster.
January Jones is always sharing her beauty routine and she recently had microneedling done. I too also had microneedling done and sent Lainey the after photos – I think I scared her. My skin is still healing and I have another two treatments to go so I can’t give a full verdict but I think it’s working. In terms of pain, January said “it wasn’t bad at all” and in that way, I disagree with her. I found it pretty uncomfortable but maybe I’m a wimp.
I don’t think I’ve watched Orlando Bloom on screen since the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie but he’s working on a new project with Amazon that sounds intriguing. Per Deadline, “The Cleaners tells how, in the near future, inanimate objects carry the memories of people’s experiences, and a certain number of the population have the ability to relive those memories by touch.” With so many reboots and revivals, this concept sounds pretty unique. And after years of a stalled career, Orlando seems to have found a home with Amazon. Katy and Orlando are both pretty friendly with Jeff Bezos, too.