Congratulations are in order, both to model-of-the-moment Jourdan Dunn for being the first black model to do a solo cover for Vogue UK since Naomi Campbell back in 2002 (that's twelve years, people!) and also to the magazine itself for finally getting it together after such a long pause. The British babe posted the above pic of her February 2015 cover on Instagram, saying, "I'm so Happy to finally say I'M ON THE COVER OF BRITISH VOGUE!!!" The gorgeous cover was shot by famed photographer Patrick Demarchelier and features a newly blonde Dunn in a sunny frock from the Prada Spring 2015 collection. We're hoping that praise for the cover will encourage British Vogue, as well as other fashion and beauty glossies, to feature a more diverse point of view when it comes to their covers.
We're used to bloggers sitting front row at Mercedes Benz fashion week or getting free swag from It designers, but we never considered the possibility that bloggers would start gracing the covers of fashion magazines. But leave it to Lucky EIC Eva Chen to shake things up--she put three top fashion bloggers on the February 2015 cover! Instead of a model or mainstream celeb, The Blonde Salad's Chiara Ferragni, Nicole Warne of Gary Pepper, and Aussie blogger Zanita Whittington are featured, marking the first time personal style bloggers have covered a magazine. The trio, dubbed "Fashion's Digital Superstars," were flown to Paris for the shoot (so fabulous!). The fashion glossy recognizes that bloggers are tastemakers, saying, "It's no longer uncommon at shows to see editors seated alongside bloggers who just a few years ago saw fashion as a mere hobby rather than a full-fledged career." We hope this trend catches on.
Botkier is behind some of our most favorite bags, and now the accessories label has launched a line of jewelry that will undoubtedly become our favorites as well. The collection, which includes bracelets, rings, and necklaces, features Botkier's signature no-fuss style and zipper detailing. "Zippers are one of the most functional pieces to add to any item," said designer Monica Botkier. "They inherently have a biker feel or punk-rock vibe, but they can also be very sleek. It’s the rocker-chic girl in all of us that can relate to that sensibility." Prices range from $58 to $188, so we suspect these pieces will quickly become the go-to jewelry of fashion girls everywhere. Look for the entire Botkier jewelry line on Botkier.com.