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Dutch Model Lara Stone Dons Blackface for French Vogue

In the never-ending, broken record saga of blackface as an art form, Dutch model Lara Stone is the latest white person to dip into the shoe polish. Stone's face, arms and legs were painted in dark make-up to resemble what we can all assume to be a black person. French Vogue's editor-in-chief Carine Roitfield styled the shoot, and is rumored to be next in line as editor-in-chief at the American Vogue.
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Anna Wintour Dishes on Telling Oprah Winfrey to Lose 20 Pounds for 1998 Vogue Cover

oprah-vogue-cover-october1998 Notorious Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour finally admitted to requesting Oprah to lose weight for her 1998 Vogue cover shoot. Telling the talk show host to drop 20 pounds for her cover, Wintour revealed on 60 Minutes, "It was a very gentle suggestion. I went to Chicago to visit Oprah, and I suggested that it might be an idea that she lose a little bit of weight." Oprah appeared on the October 1998 cover with the headline: "Oprah! A Major Movie, An Amazing Makeover." "She was a trooper," Wintour added. "She totally welcomed the idea, and she went on a very stringent diet. And it was one of our most successful covers ever."
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Color on the Cover: Models Liya Kebede & Jourdan Dunn Among ‘Faces of the Moment’ for Vogue May 2009 Issue

vogue-may-2009-cover-liyakebede-jourdandunn Superbeauty Liya Kebede is among one of the nine "faces of the moment" featured on Vogue's May 2009 cover--and newcomer Jourdan Dunn can be seen on the pullout! This is the third consecutive Vogue cover featuring a black woman (March was Michelle Obama and April was Beyonce). Other models on the May 2009 issue include Natalia Vodianova, Anna Jagodzinska, Isabeli Fontana, Raquel Zimmermann, Lara Stone, Caroline Trentini, and Natasha Poly.
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GIMME FIVE: The Stylish Women of the Barack Obama White House via Vogue

barack-obama-mensvogue-june-2008 The Obamas have covered hundreds of magazines, but the one publication that has stuck by Barack Obama throughout his political rise is Vogue. And while we love our President and the saturated coverage surrounding his claim to power, it's the women behind his White House that we're really intrigued with. Here are the Top 5 Vogue features on the stylish and strong women of the Obama administration: michelle-obama-vogue-sept-2007 1. Michelle Obama in September 2007: In its first feature on the would-be First Lady, Vogue dubbed the "truth-telling," outspoken Michelle Obama "The Natural." Unlike most campaign wives, Michelle didn't shy away from her independence as a person: "Work is rewarding. I love losing myself in a set of problems that have nothing to do with my husband and children. Once you've tasted that, it's hard to walk away." valerie-jarrett-vogue-oct-2008 2. Valerie Jarrett in October 2008: As senior adviser to Obama, Jarrett took center stage in Vogue, being dubbed "Barack's Rock". The Chicago businesswoman said of the couple: "Barack's mom was on food stamps for a while...Michelle's father was a blue-collar worker...And yet Barack and Michelle went to the best schools in the country! And instead of pursuing the corner office at a big law firm, they both devoted their lives to public service!" jill-biden-vogue-nov-2008 3. Jill Biden in November 2008: The mother of three, college professor and dedicated politician's wife posed with the women of the Biden family. "When I first gave her a hug," Michelle Obama said of the now-VP's wife, "I could feel that she was, like, real people. You know? You can sort of tell. She was sweet, down-to-earth and very open and honest, and I liked her right away. And now I just love her to death." desiree-rogers-in-vogue-feb-2009 4. Desiree Rogers in February 2009: Ringing a new era to the White House, the President's new Social Secretary made headlines for her impeccable taste: "[My purpose] is helping people visualize what the Obama presidency is about, the feelings Americans voted for—inclusion, transparency, embracing people you might never otherwise learn about—and also translating the splendor, that sweetness, that comfort of the White House to everyone." michele-obama-in-vogue-march-20091 5. Michelle Obama in March 2009: The cover read "The First Lady The World's Been Waiting For" but she rather be called "mom in chief." But no mom could deny her fashion icon status: "I'm not going to pretend that I don't care about it. But I also have to be very practical. In the end, someone will always not like what you wear - people just have different tastes."
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Color On The Cover: Lenny Kravitz Shoots Daughter Zoe, Alicia Keys & Beyonce for Vogue Russia

lenny_kravitz_vogue_russia_cover2 Lenny Kravitz plays photograoher as he points the camera lens on a few high profile celebrities, including his daughter Zoe, for the April issue of Vogue Russia. Kravitz appears on the cover sporting a closely shaven head with arms wrapped around model Carmen Kass and his intimate shots of daughter Zoe Kravitz, singers Alicia Keys, Beyonce, Lionel Richie and rapper Jay-z appear inside. All criticisms aside, like the odd pairing of Kass and Kravitz, their relevancy to anything current, or even the quality of some of Kravitz photos, we still love it! Because everything is just a little bit sexier when Lenny is involved! alicia_keys_beyonce_zoe_vogue_russia
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GIMME FIVE: Blindie’s Favorite Vogue Covers Starring Influential Black Women

beyoncevogueapril2009 With another influential black beauty (Beyonce Knowles on April 2009 Shape Issue) landing a cover of Vogue, Blindie compiled a list of our favorite Vogue covers featuring phenomenal black women: oprah-vogue-cover-october1998 1. Oprah Winfrey: Although she famously was told to lose weight for her October 1998 cover of Vogue, the world's first black billionaire was hailed as a burgeoning movie star with her love project, the screen adaptation of Toni Morrison's Beloved. liya-kebede-vogue-cover-may-2005 2. Liya Kebede: The humanitarian supermodel and the first black face of Estee Lauder landed her first and only solo cover of Vogue in May 2005. But the model didn't only model in the issue, she discussed her work on behalf of children around the world, "Cover Model with a Cause!" beverly-johnson-vogue-cover-1974 3. Beverly Johnson: The modeling legend broke the mold in August 1974 when she became the first black woman to land on the cover of Vogue. The magazine dubbed her beauty, "The Today Look." michelle-obama-vogue-cover-march2009 4. Michelle Obama: Vogue dubbed the effortlessly fit and fashionable Michelle O. "The First Lady the World's Been Waiting For" on their March 2009 cover--and we couldn't agree anymore! jennifer-hudson-vogue-cover-march2007 5. Jennifer Hudson: On the eve of her Oscar win, the Dreamgirls star and American Idol reject took her curves to Vogue's Power Issue in March 2007. "To embrace Jennifer's success and give her a cover that is absolutely historical and unique in the 115-year history of Vogue Magazine," Editor-at-Large Andre Leon Talley said.
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Dutch Model Lara Stone Dons Blackface for French Vogue

In the never-ending, broken record saga of blackface as an art form, Dutch model Lara Stone is the latest white person to dip into the shoe polish. Stone's face, arms and legs were painted in dark make-up to resemble what we can all assume to be a black person. French Vogue's editor-in-chief Carine Roitfield styled the shoot, and is rumored to be next in line as editor-in-chief at the American Vogue.
Read More

Anna Wintour Dishes on Telling Oprah Winfrey to Lose 20 Pounds for 1998 Vogue Cover

oprah-vogue-cover-october1998 Notorious Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour finally admitted to requesting Oprah to lose weight for her 1998 Vogue cover shoot. Telling the talk show host to drop 20 pounds for her cover, Wintour revealed on 60 Minutes, "It was a very gentle suggestion. I went to Chicago to visit Oprah, and I suggested that it might be an idea that she lose a little bit of weight." Oprah appeared on the October 1998 cover with the headline: "Oprah! A Major Movie, An Amazing Makeover." "She was a trooper," Wintour added. "She totally welcomed the idea, and she went on a very stringent diet. And it was one of our most successful covers ever."
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Color on the Cover: Models Liya Kebede & Jourdan Dunn Among ‘Faces of the Moment’ for Vogue May 2009 Issue

vogue-may-2009-cover-liyakebede-jourdandunn Superbeauty Liya Kebede is among one of the nine "faces of the moment" featured on Vogue's May 2009 cover--and newcomer Jourdan Dunn can be seen on the pullout! This is the third consecutive Vogue cover featuring a black woman (March was Michelle Obama and April was Beyonce). Other models on the May 2009 issue include Natalia Vodianova, Anna Jagodzinska, Isabeli Fontana, Raquel Zimmermann, Lara Stone, Caroline Trentini, and Natasha Poly.
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GIMME FIVE: The Stylish Women of the Barack Obama White House via Vogue

barack-obama-mensvogue-june-2008 The Obamas have covered hundreds of magazines, but the one publication that has stuck by Barack Obama throughout his political rise is Vogue. And while we love our President and the saturated coverage surrounding his claim to power, it's the women behind his White House that we're really intrigued with. Here are the Top 5 Vogue features on the stylish and strong women of the Obama administration: michelle-obama-vogue-sept-2007 1. Michelle Obama in September 2007: In its first feature on the would-be First Lady, Vogue dubbed the "truth-telling," outspoken Michelle Obama "The Natural." Unlike most campaign wives, Michelle didn't shy away from her independence as a person: "Work is rewarding. I love losing myself in a set of problems that have nothing to do with my husband and children. Once you've tasted that, it's hard to walk away." valerie-jarrett-vogue-oct-2008 2. Valerie Jarrett in October 2008: As senior adviser to Obama, Jarrett took center stage in Vogue, being dubbed "Barack's Rock". The Chicago businesswoman said of the couple: "Barack's mom was on food stamps for a while...Michelle's father was a blue-collar worker...And yet Barack and Michelle went to the best schools in the country! And instead of pursuing the corner office at a big law firm, they both devoted their lives to public service!" jill-biden-vogue-nov-2008 3. Jill Biden in November 2008: The mother of three, college professor and dedicated politician's wife posed with the women of the Biden family. "When I first gave her a hug," Michelle Obama said of the now-VP's wife, "I could feel that she was, like, real people. You know? You can sort of tell. She was sweet, down-to-earth and very open and honest, and I liked her right away. And now I just love her to death." desiree-rogers-in-vogue-feb-2009 4. Desiree Rogers in February 2009: Ringing a new era to the White House, the President's new Social Secretary made headlines for her impeccable taste: "[My purpose] is helping people visualize what the Obama presidency is about, the feelings Americans voted for—inclusion, transparency, embracing people you might never otherwise learn about—and also translating the splendor, that sweetness, that comfort of the White House to everyone." michele-obama-in-vogue-march-20091 5. Michelle Obama in March 2009: The cover read "The First Lady The World's Been Waiting For" but she rather be called "mom in chief." But no mom could deny her fashion icon status: "I'm not going to pretend that I don't care about it. But I also have to be very practical. In the end, someone will always not like what you wear - people just have different tastes."
Read More

Color On The Cover: Lenny Kravitz Shoots Daughter Zoe, Alicia Keys & Beyonce for Vogue Russia

lenny_kravitz_vogue_russia_cover2 Lenny Kravitz plays photograoher as he points the camera lens on a few high profile celebrities, including his daughter Zoe, for the April issue of Vogue Russia. Kravitz appears on the cover sporting a closely shaven head with arms wrapped around model Carmen Kass and his intimate shots of daughter Zoe Kravitz, singers Alicia Keys, Beyonce, Lionel Richie and rapper Jay-z appear inside. All criticisms aside, like the odd pairing of Kass and Kravitz, their relevancy to anything current, or even the quality of some of Kravitz photos, we still love it! Because everything is just a little bit sexier when Lenny is involved! alicia_keys_beyonce_zoe_vogue_russia
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GIMME FIVE: Blindie’s Favorite Vogue Covers Starring Influential Black Women

beyoncevogueapril2009 With another influential black beauty (Beyonce Knowles on April 2009 Shape Issue) landing a cover of Vogue, Blindie compiled a list of our favorite Vogue covers featuring phenomenal black women: oprah-vogue-cover-october1998 1. Oprah Winfrey: Although she famously was told to lose weight for her October 1998 cover of Vogue, the world's first black billionaire was hailed as a burgeoning movie star with her love project, the screen adaptation of Toni Morrison's Beloved. liya-kebede-vogue-cover-may-2005 2. Liya Kebede: The humanitarian supermodel and the first black face of Estee Lauder landed her first and only solo cover of Vogue in May 2005. But the model didn't only model in the issue, she discussed her work on behalf of children around the world, "Cover Model with a Cause!" beverly-johnson-vogue-cover-1974 3. Beverly Johnson: The modeling legend broke the mold in August 1974 when she became the first black woman to land on the cover of Vogue. The magazine dubbed her beauty, "The Today Look." michelle-obama-vogue-cover-march2009 4. Michelle Obama: Vogue dubbed the effortlessly fit and fashionable Michelle O. "The First Lady the World's Been Waiting For" on their March 2009 cover--and we couldn't agree anymore! jennifer-hudson-vogue-cover-march2007 5. Jennifer Hudson: On the eve of her Oscar win, the Dreamgirls star and American Idol reject took her curves to Vogue's Power Issue in March 2007. "To embrace Jennifer's success and give her a cover that is absolutely historical and unique in the 115-year history of Vogue Magazine," Editor-at-Large Andre Leon Talley said.
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