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Filtering by Tag: Glossie Talk

iPad and the Evolution of Glossies

Lindsey Calla

Glamour, Wired, and Sports Illustrated are just a few magazines that have announced that they will be creating digital issues for the iPad. This obviously gets wheels spinning that a really cool digital version is possible. The iPad is in color and has great graphics, much like a magazine, and it allows for more creative and engaging advertisements ($$$).

This video below shows the possibilities of creating a seamless combination of the printed magazine and its online website.
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Here's the thing: Instant gratification is not just something we all wish for, but a part of everyday reality. My problem with magazines is that when the April issue drops in March, you have to wait a whole month to purchase an item that isn't available until April. To really be relevant and keep up with the pace of e-commerce, magazines would have to enable a click to purchase feature on the iPad. So would the content be different or would it just not be released on the iPad until that month actually hits?
Mediaweek says it is unclear whether or not Glamour will follow Wired's format, which is interactive with weblinking etc, or just blow up an iPhone app. I just feel like if they are going to put the money into making it digital, I really hope it is more interactive than just a virtual flip book.
Just random thoughts and if anyone has any other articles on this I would love to see!
xoxo,

SG

Style Bloggers Take Japan

Lindsey Calla

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I listed Late Afternoon as one of my favorite blogs. Her style is amazing! Check it out HERE

About a month ago I shot some looks and interviewed with Japanese magazine, Glamorous. I am so beyond excited about this feature! It's so amazing to be profiled with other style bloggers that I love and follow. We all work so hard and put so much of ourselves into our blogs and to see that recognized in print is super cool. Other bloggers featured include Rumi from Fashion Toast and Gala from Am-lul's Closet who are two of the top style bloggers out there.

Glamorous has some of the coolest styling and even though I can't read Japanese, I can still take a million new styling ideas from just the pictures alone. Part of the interview involved picking out some of my must-haves for Spring, which was like putting a fashion kid in a candy colored clothing store. I ultimately decided on the spotted platform Versace shoes, the whole Stella McCartney style.com runway look 23, and the Chloe cross-body croc satchel.
This feature gets me so excited for Fashion Week. There are so many blogger mixers and conferences, oh and of course fashion shows, that I'm literally going to be in fashion and style heaven. Can't wait to meet some more style blog girls!
For anyone who is interested in finding this magazine in New York, there is a Japanese bookstore literally right across the street from Bryant Park on 6th ave between 40th and 41st.
xoxo,

SG

The Great Weight Debate: Part II

Lindsey Calla

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Well the New Year really is starting out on a clean slate.  Right on the heels of my post yesterday, V Magazine releases images from their plus sized photo shoot from upcoming Issue #63. 
So what do you think is more inspiring?  A former Miss Universe daring to strip down sans retouching or plus size models working it half naked for legendary photographer Solve Sundsbo?
Solve is very well-known for shooting some of the most influential models who have always been looked at as the standard of perfection and beauty in the fashion industry.  It is refreshing to hear him say that he "loved the opportunity to show that you can be beautiful and sexy outside the narrow interpretations that normally define us."
I commend anyone, regardless of shape or size, who can feel confident enough to publicly strip down, especially for a cause.  Some proceeds from Jennifer's Marie Claire cover will go to the Butterfly Foundation, which helps support women with eating disorders, while V Magazine is working hard to break down barriers or at least open up the discussion on body image and fashion.
Here are some preview pictures from the issue, which is out on newsstands January 14th:

For more information on this shoot, check out www.vmagazine.com
xoxo,

SG

2010: Changes Ahead

Lindsey Calla

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Since being in Idaho for the holiday I've been keeping a keen eye on the fashion and internet influence in what could be considered "Middle America".  From working at Cosmo, we always tried to figure out how the other world (and by other world I mean outside of NYC) lives, shops, is influenced, etc and at times, it was challenging.  Because in Boise, there is no H&M; and wool snow overalls are favored over sequins.  I was about to give up on wondering if the internet was changing the way people perceive and embrace fashion everywhere, until I came across the Sunday Life section of the Idaho Statesman Newspaper.  

I was intrigued by the image of plus sized model of the moment Crystal Renn and Do it Yourself expert Erica Domesek from PS I Made This that graced the front page cover.  The caption read: "Video's posted on Modelinia.com..."
Even more intrigued I kept reading.  The newspaper went on to quote sources from DailyCandy.com, Fashionair.com and Stylesight.  No print editors or buyers were quoted on this story.  A lot of talk has been going around about major newspapers sort of being a little slow to embrace the bloggers, online retailers, and basically anything online, but low and behold, the Idaho Statesman accurately predicts that "a hint of Victoriana ruffles" will appear in collections.  Ironically enough, a well known designer just told me that the theme for his Fall '10 collection will be Victorian.  Granted, this article was pulled from The Associated Press, but it still says a lot that readers are being exposed to the newest reputable sources, which are now online players instead of big time Buyers.
In no way am I discrediting any news source outside of New York or a major "Cosmopolitan" city, but I found it so fascinating that the newspaper thought this would be vital information for their readers, who can't even find an H&M; anywhere in their vicinity.  Perhaps they are shopping online? Using Polyvore? Posting to Chictopia?  Logging on to PS I Made This and, yes, making their own runway fashions.  
This is exciting for several reasons, but mostly because online media is reaching every single corner of the material world and people are interested.  Might be beating a dead horse here, because yes, we all know these changes are happening, but to step outside the New York bubble and still see it is really exciting.
Here's to a great and exciting 2010!
xoxo,

SG

Body Talk

Lindsey Calla

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Aussie blogs are going crazy today over Former Miss Universe Jennifer Hawkins and her un-retouched Marie Claire (AU) cover photo.  The magazine comes out on the heels of many, many, post-holiday glossie cover lines like "2010's Diets that Work" and "Half Their Size".
I can't help but question if  American glossies will follow suit.  We've all seen many un-retouched or not-made-up faces on covers (French Elle, for example), but never a nude and un-retouched body until this.  Can America handle it?  We can barely handle putting full body screen scanners in our airports, let alone flaunt a natural, nude picture on the terminal newsstand shelf.
I'm not sure the mind-set is really there in American magazine offices, but this is coming from someone who was told I "wasn't fat anymore" by an editor after going from a size 4 to a maybe size 2 on a good day.  That's actually a true story.
It kind of seems like we all have a hard time making up our minds as to what really promotes a healthy body image.  Glamour, for example, who has recently been praised for putting nude "fuller figure" models in their pages (retouched a tad I believe, but correct me if I'm wrong) also runs health articles online about how to lose 5 lbs this week.   So, is it inspiring to see someone like Jennifer, who clearly is genetically blessed, strip down and still look gorgeous?  I'm sure this will continue to be hotly debated and I'm excited to hear more blogger coverage on the issue! 
For more opinions and debates on this topic check out these articles from some of my fave Aussie blogettes:
xoxo,

SG

RUSSH 32

Lindsey Calla

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What a wonderful early Christmas present!  The newest issue of RUSSH Magazine has a double cover and the images were just released on their blog today.   There are 2 problems however with these images:
1.)  I can't decide which cover I like best
2.)  I also decided that for spring I want to dress lighter in color and structure, but seeing these bright colors and surf inspired looks makes me think twice.  
American beauties Erin Heatherton and Jacquelyn Jablonski steal the Aussie cover.  You may recognize Erin from the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show this year.  
Of course the styling is perfection (Stevie Dance is my favorite stylist) and the ambiance makes me want to call up my mate at Qantas and book a trip to Noosa immediately.
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In the meantime, I will have to settle for wearing my sunglasses only to protect my eyes from the glaring sun that is reflecting so strongly off of the 2 feet of snow that just landed on my doorstep.   
You can actually purchase the issue online on their website instead of waiting for it to hit America. You're welcome.
xoxo,

SG

Healthy Gal

Lindsey Calla

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A few months ago I did a photo shoot for Women's Health for their January/February issue and I just received my copy yesterday!  The story is called "The Skinny on Leggings" and it features me and 3 other girls showing off how to wear leggings for different shapes.  

I am a huge fan of leggings and I highly recommend you pick up the issue to see the different ways you can wear them.  I can't show you the pictures yet, so you must go to the store and pick up multiple copies of the issue!  Plus, I don't know about you, but I've eaten my body weight in cookies in the past couple of weeks and I want to know what to do to feel sexy and in shape for the new year.  
I'm so loving Pink and her cover look....The skirt is killer!  She's rocking a Nicole Farhi shirt with a Bordelle skirt and the bra is actually her own.  I love a white button down with a cute bra peeking out.  Ohh lala.
Here's a pic of me and a few of the girls from the shoot that day.. 

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The issue is out on stands December 22nd!!  Please support me and the magazine and pick up a copy!! 
xoxo,

SG

Lindsey Calla

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Sorry for the lack in posting this week! I just got done a big photo shoot with Japanese magazine, Glamorous!  Can't wait to show you all the pics!  It drops in January... Off to Style Caster Holiday party tonight and some other fun events to report on tomorrow!

Stay warm,
SG