Annie Leibovitz, Vanity Fair & Bruce Jenner

bruce-april27Furthering our opining about covers…it seems none other than Annie Leibovitz, photographer of the stars and a star herself, has been slated to snap Bruce Jenner transformed for the cover of Vanity Fair. As we have all recently seen the ex Olympiad, Kardashian step-dad still as a man (even with the longer hair, fingers nails and post specific surgeries) this ‘coming-out’ of Jenner will most likely prove the high fashion/celebrity reveal of the year.

When you have shot such iconic covers like a pregnant Demi Moore, or a Whoopi Goldberg in a milk bath you do get the plum assignments to be sure.

What exact summer issue this sure-to-be-controversial cover will be for, is not yet certain. What exactly will one see of ‘Her’ as Bruce Jenner called his female self in his Diana Sawyer interview, no one knows. Will there be an extensive interview with Jenner as well the couture culture magazine, this has all yet to be declared by V.F. What is known though is that the timely Leibovitz shoot and whatever Vanity Fair runs coincides perfectly with Jenner’s new reality ‘docu-series.’

This 8-episode show will supposedly be focused on Jenner’s cosmetic concerns through his transformations, as it will his social life and his golf game, something he/she is and will be continuing to be serious about. How this all measures up in the modern exploit-reality-voyeurism cable T.V. culture, or if Jenner’s show, being about the subject it is, will make a dent in helping the mainstream understand the transgendered (as Jenner has said it hopes it does,) will no doubt be bandied about by all who even give the show a passing viewing.

For now what is assured is that Leibovitz and Vanity Fair will make quite a splash on what might just be the most talked about cover on a high fashion (or any) magazine this year.

The Negatives Of Fashion

As you’ll know from reading this blog among some of the things I write about I report on popular trends and hope to hip you to new and exciting manufacturers when I can. But as many a fashion that hits, designers who gain unrivaled popularity, there are just as many styles, accessories and fashion ideas that get struck down by consumers’ lack of desire, a company’s rethink or some sort of social backlash.

Below are two stories where some sort of negative aspect as snuck into lifestyle/fashion.

Now we all know how popular the Kardashian girls are. Love them, despise them or personally ignore them, Kim, Kourtney and Khloe are ‘out there’ in a big way. It seems their Khroma Beauty line is in trouble again/still/will be forever. Launched in late 2012 products in the sisters’ make-up line have seemed to roll out at a regular pace. But last year makeup artist Lee Tillett sent the ol’ cease-and-desist letter to the Khroma parent company Boldface Group, suggesting that the KKK’s stole the Khroma name which Tillett trademarked in 2010. Tillett filed a lawsuit for $10 million in damages and just this week a judge found in favor or Florida business lady Tillett.

Not all of Lululemon Athletica’s high priced yoga pants (ranging from $82-$128) might be available currently. Nearly 20 percent of their pants, sold both in brick and mortar locations or on line were deemed too light weight and see-thru by costumers.

This statement appeared on the company’s website:”At the beginning of March, our stores and ecommerce site received some black women’s bottoms that didn’t meet our high standards.”

And continued with: “The items affected are certain styles of women’s bottoms in our signature black Luon fabric.”

That Luon fabric is a nylon and Lyrca spandex blend

The company’s Fan blog Lululemon Addict pointed out that the see-thru nature of these “body skimming styles” is just one of four quality control issues that have seemed to have cropped-up under Lululemon’s CEO Christine Dey’s watch.

“Day has ruined everything special about Lululemon. The bullet proof quality, the fit, the femininity, the Lululemoness of the product,” the blog stated.

Though controversy presently only affects black Luon pants, ‘extreme sheerness’ is something Lululemon has experienced previously.

So you see nobody really is immune to a backlash or criticism.


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