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To start the week right, let’s indulge in a little eye candy courtesy of Love’s latest beauty portfolio.

A Stitch in Time

By using intricate and painstaking techniques of embroidery, collage and cutting; Inge Jacobsen makes high fashion images her own.

Lollipop Beauty

If the quickest way to my heart is a mash up of colours and textures, then this beauty spread in the current Vogue Italia had me at ciao!

Beyonce vs Alessandra Ambrosio for Vogue Nippon

Images: theJJB Vogue Nippon have released two very similar covers for their December edition. One features Beyonce while the other has supermodel, Alessandra Ambrosio on it. But riddle me this – have they actually morphed Beyonce’s head onto Alessandra’s body? Take another look, and you be the judge…

Elle Magazine in ‘Whitewashing’ Controversy

Images: NY Mag You’ve heard me on my soapbox about over zealous photo retouching before – but surely this one takes the cake. For their October 25th Anniversary edition, the bright sparks at US Elle have celebrated by apparently lightening actress, Gabourey Sidibe’s, skin tone. Elle of course, are claiming nothing of the sort: In …

Vogue Italia Oil Spill Inspired Editorial

Images: Refinery29 The August 2010 edition of Vogue Italia is dominated by a 24-page, oil spill inspired editorial. Shot by Steven Meisel, the images are a provocative interpretation of the injured and oiled animals that have been in the media since the Deepwater Explosion in April. As ‘art’ these images are at once beautiful, eye-catching, …

The Situation

Image: Interview Terry Richardson Shoots the Boys from Jersey Shore I make no apologies for the fact that I’m obsessed with Jersey Shore. Despite being so wrong, on so many levels, it has become my weekly guilty pleasure. Someone needs to apologise though for this shot by pornographer, Terry Richardson, with the boys from the …

Down the Rabbit Hole

Images: The Fashion Time Magazine Trend Spotter: The Alice Effect Even if you’ve been stuck down a rabbit hole, it’s hard to escape Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. From the Mad Hatter taking over the LA. Times, to the Alice in Wonder Room at Selfridges and tea party curio boxes, the influence of this flick …

Give Them Something to Talk About

Image: Q Magazine Lady Gaga Cover for Q Magazine You’ve got to hand it to her. After all the does she/doesn’t she drama surrounding Lady Gaga, she’s come out swinging on the latest cover of Q Magazine. “We all know that one of the biggest talking points of the year was that I have a …

Curves Ahead

Image: Marie Claire The other day I got stuck in a queue next to a newsstand featuring J-Hawk’s cover for Marie Claire, and at the risk of jumping on the bandwagon, here’s my two bobs worth – this cover and the concept behind it offends me. Who are they try to kid? How can this …