I have to repost this. This is way too funny read yet I think so true… LOL
10 Poses to Get You into Vogue
from Fashion Indie
Styled by LESTER BRATHWAITE
Having paged through my fair share of Vogues since acquiring my first issue some ten years ago, I’ve picked up a trick or two. There are certain poses models always do – poses that are “classic Vogue.” So to master these is to get one horse-like step closer to those hallowed, glossy editorial pages.
1. The Stride
What you’re thinking: I’m on my way to werq, get out of my way — oh, look a camera — I’m giving — now I’m walking away.
What you’re doing: Walking slow enough to get in frame and making sure your legs are spread wide enough apart for a dynamic shot.
2. The Editorial Jump
What you’re thinking: You know I feel so great right now I’m just going to fly everywhere I go today, while still looking relatively motionless. Oh, look a unicorn…gorjuss.
What you’re doing: Squatting before jumping and giving face at the apex of your jump.
3. The Pensive Jut
What you’re thinking: I’m deep in thought — about what, who cares? But I’m looking at the solution to all my problems way off in the distance…and it just winked at me.
What you’re doing: Hand on hip, other hand at an opposing but complimentary angle with one leg straight and the other slightly bent.
4. In Repose
What you’re thinking: Ugh, it’s sooooo hard being this glamorous, but I’ve got to keep it together. Waiter, where’s my goddamn cocktail? Oh, there it is…with a Vicodin chaser. Quelle surprise.
What you’re doing: Staggering your legs, framing your face with your arms, sucking everything in and finding your light.
5. The Stroll
What you’re thinking: Oh, look! I’m walking again! This is becoming a habit. I’m going about my way, but for some reason everyone around me keeps dying of envy…and I. Love it.
What you’re doing: Catwalking towards the camera slowly either giving full face to the camera or feigning distraction.
This is the Role Reversal of the century!
Her highness, Anna Wintour graces the cover of WSJ Magazine in her classic look. Her infamous bob, and her black sunnies personifies POWER – Power that dictates fashion and publishing business.
I wish that Anna has several photos inside channeling some of the creations of the world’s greatest designers. Mario Testino have given us a classic photo of a legend and I think it wouldn’t be bad to see Anna smoking a hoya de monterrey cigars channeling a pristine Chanel jacket or a Rodarte dress.
Anyway, speaking of Ms. Wintour, what do you think of this photo showing us her Army? Could this be part of the list on the Devil Wears Prada?
Here’s an interesting fact from Tim Gunn’s new book called Gunn’s Golden Rules about her experience with the reigning DIVA herself, Anna Wintour at Peter Som’s Fashion Show last 2006.
“I was with a colleague from Parsons, and we had been discussing the will-she-or-won’t-she-take-the-elevator question, so we ran over to the elevator bay to see if Anna would deign to get on. She wasn’t there. Then we looked over the stairway railing. And what did we see but Anna being carried down the stairs. The bodyguards had made a fireman’s lock and were racing her from landing to landing. She was sitting on their crossed arms.
I ran to the window to see if they would put her down on the sidewalk or carry her to the car like that. They carried her to the car. And I thought: I will never for get this.”
I just love her! Now the question is, did Anna asks to put a piece of Versace Bed Linens on their crossed arms or just simply her dress in between her butt and their arms?
RJ Cutler is one lucky guy to be with the Ice Queen, Anna Wintour, in filming the documentary The September Issue. The film has to do fashion and the works of Anna Wintour for Vogue where it gives us an insight on how difficult and challenging to work in this kind of Industry.
During the course of the film, Cutler have pointed out some few things he learned from the Queen herself:
Lesson 1: Keep Meetings Short
…Meetings are long if they go more than seven minutes and everyone knows to show up on time, prepared and ready to dive in. In Anna’s world, meetings often start a few minutes before they’re scheduled. If you arrive five minutes late, chances are you’ll have missed it entirely.
Lesson 2: Trust Your Instincts
One of my favorite moments in the film is a short scene early on, in which Anna is reviewing some boards with Fashion Market/Accessories Director Virginia Smith. Anna rifles thorough the boards, saying “yes” and “no” as she goes. It’s quintessential Anna Wintour: knowing what she wants, making clear decisions and moving on.
Lesson 3: Surround Yourself with Great Talent
The September Issue is really a film about Anna Wintour’s relationship with long time Vogue Creative Director Grace Coddington…But if Anna’s collaboration with Grace is remarkable (and it is), equally impressive is the astounding level of talent represented by all of the other senior members of her team at Vogue…The lesson is clear — Anna Wintour knows that you’re only as good as the people who work for you, that bad leaders are threatened by strong team members, and that success comes from surrounding yourself with the most talented people you can find.
Lesson 4: Don’t Look Back
If I had to choose a statement that summarizes Anna’s management style, it might come from her own comment at the end of The September Issue, when she says, “Fashion’s not about looking back. It’s always about looking forward.” Or it might come from Karl Lagerfeld whose favorite expression, Anna once told me, is “On to the next.”
I could not agree more with the third item. The entire Vogue family is a Hall Of Famer wherein Anna, as the Pope, guide them on the right path. Just imagine working in this Billion Dollar Industry with incompetent people around you, Anna might’ve gotten herself a handy finger pulse oximeter in her bag to keep up to date on her blood pressure. This work is stressful as any other job, so everyone must be thankful to have everyone in the group to rely on.
Someday, I’ll be stepping my foot on this Industry.