Ashish For The Times Magazine
At Home With The Designer
Taylor Swift just released the video for 22, which is quite cool. After she was the cover of Vogue US a year ago, she’s become an stylish celebrity with an interesting sense of style. The best part of the video? She’s wearing a ‘Not A Lot Going On’ sequined tee by London Based designer ASHISH. Love it.
This issue already feels very old. We’re already in march and some magazines are about to launch their april issue. But this is such a cool edition that I had to post it. Anna Sophia Robb, the new Carrie is on the cover and there’s a cool editorial with an ASHISH denim jacket from his Spring/Summer 2013 collection. – Spring/Summer has just begun, so it’s still relevant. Therefore not so old.
Brazilian footwear label Melissa has unveiled pictures of its latest designer collaboration, Karl Lagerfeld For Melissa. You might think that it would be something really incredible, luxurious and quite innovative; but is the opposite. The Ice Cream shoes are just a joke, a tasteless and ridiculous joke. I am sure all the so called fashionistas will be wearing this clownish shoes after the release party for the collection. Which is scheduled for March 26 at the Melissa concept store in SoHo in New York City.
There are other pieces that are interesting and cute, like the black wedges with yellow and pink stripes. Buzz, a celebrity designer, some cute pieces and boring ideas.
In our yearly portfolio, we capture this year’s most entertaining, heroic, and intriguing figures, from all walks of life—including chefs, Obama staffers, a legendary painter, emerging musicians, and even a professional poker player. Our four collectible covers for the 2012 Out100 are no less inspiring.
Funny lady Jane Lynch has been one of our favorite actresses for years. But it’s been her unforgettable role as Sue Sylvester on Glee that has clenched her as the Entertainer of the Year. As she explains her comedic career: “The difference between people like me and Amy Poehler and Tina Fey [is] there’s kind of an entitlement that they have to their right to have a seat at the table. They’re out there saying, ‘This is what I do, and this is why it’s funny. And if you don’t like it, you don’t like it.’ But it looks like everybody likes it.”
Music icon Boy George has entertained millions for decades. But he has also been mired in controversy in the tabloids for nearly as long. Now his path of self-discovery has led to a more satisfied place in his life. “As I’ve traveled around the world to places that wouldn’t let me in
back in the day, like Argentina or Russia, one of the things I’ve been struck by is the number of people who’ve said, ‘You’re the reason I came out,’ ” he says. “In the past I might have taken that a bit lightly, and now I feel that it’s a real responsibility. What I’ve realized is that the world hasn’t changed — there are still lots of places where people are having a really, really hard time because of their sexuality, and I think one of the most important things I can do is be a self-respecting gay public figure.”
After capping 2011 with a Tony nomination for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for the Broadway blockbusterThe Book of Mormon, Andrew Rannells has now transitioned to TV in The New Normal. “I feel very proud to be a part of The New Normal,” Rannells says. “I hope that it’s considered to be a part of the evolution of gay relationships on television. Coming from Nebraska, it’s exciting to me that people I went to grade school with, people that I grew up going to church with, are watching the show.” Are we going to be seeing more of Mr. Rannells? We bet.
Who said drag queens can’t push boundaries any more? Since beating out her reality TV competition in RuPaul’s Drag Race, Sharon Needles has become the drag queen equivalent of a household name, toured the country, made her stage debut, purchased her own hearse, and cut an album, set to be released in early 2013. But she’s aware of how fleeting all this can be.
“Nothing lasts forever,” says Needles. “Drag Race isn’t just a competition I took part in, it’s also my favorite television show of all time, so I’m looking forward to sitting in my easy chair and watching the tears, the fashion, and the cat fights.”
Visit the Out100 2012 hub page for a complete list of this year’s honorees.
Photoshopping, celebrities, breasts: Allure inadvertently provided the ultimate ingredients for juicy Internet rumors. Specifically, some publications have suggested that we Photoshopped away Keira Knightley’s nipple on our December cover. The truth? We didn’t. And the actress, deeply serious about her career and intensely private about her personal life, is still a cheeky, chatty British girl with no qualms about talking frankly about her body. Here, some of what she had to say to writer Judy Bachrach about her much-discussed figure. Stunning.
Photographed by Annie Leibovitz
Newly married and at the top of her game, Anne Hathaway takes on the role she’s been waiting to play her entire life.
The last time I saw Anne Hathaway, she was channeling Audrey Hepburn at the fabled Paris nightspot Maxim’s, draped in satin and diamonds, her lustrous tresses swept up in a French twist as Mario Testino photographed her for these pages. Now, two years later, on a bitter night along the docks of Montreuil-sur-Mer, things couldn’t be more different. Hathaway is pale and consumptively thin, her hair chopped short and two of her teeth missing; she sits huddled on the cold, wet ground, weeping as her character, one of Victor Hugo’s great tragic heroines, prepares to sell herself into prostitution.
As you may have guessed, the pier on which Hathaway is about to give her body to a Gallic seaman for a few francs is, in fact, a soundstage at Pinewood Studios, outside London, where the feverishly awaited big-screen adaptation of the international pop-opera phenomenon Les Misérables (based on Hugo’s classic doorstopper) is filming. Best known as the home base of 007… Continue reading Vogue US.
“Each day of shooting was like opening night and closing night rolled into one,” says Hathaway. Ralph Lauren Collection gold-embroidered vest with beading, linen blouse, and wool trousers.
She’s found “true love,” she says, “the full-on romantic, till-death-do-us-part real deal.” Valentino Haute Couture velvet dress.
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