Today we heard that Daphne Guinness will grace the cover of the imminent new Vogue Italia's Couture Supplement, thanks to Steven Klein. It sounds really exciting and interesting, especially since Daphne's vibe matches the prim-goth vibe threading through Fall, thanks to Prada's high-necked black lace and all the black lip gloss and pretty much any mention of Balenciaga ever. It's also fun because Daphne Guinness is chic, interesting, intelligent, imaginative... and over forty. And in a world where 27-year-old Gisele Bundchen gets bumped from a lingerie campaign because she's "too old," that's a very cool thing. We're looking forward to it, Ms. Guinness.
Marquita Pring Chronicles Her Shoot for Vogue Italia's Groundbreaking Curves Spread
Marquita Pring, Tara Lynn, Candice Huffine and Robyn Lawley--all "plus" size models--are the stars of Vogue Italia's June issue. Whereas Pring was once relegated to Vogue Italia's "curves" section online, this month she's just another model in a smoldering black and white 10-page Elizabeth Taylor-inspired editorial for the mag shot by Steven Meisel. Tara Lynn, Candice Huffine and Robyn Lawley grace the cover. "Never before have four curvier girls been in a spread shot by Steven Meisel with no specific purpose at all," Pring said. "No size issue, no color issue. Just beautiful, normal Italian Vogue." Pring kept a diary during the two-day shoot. She chronicled everything--her nerves, emotions, the clothes, the makeup (the makeup artist uses what she calls the "Naomi kit" on Marquita which is usually used for Naomi Campbell), and how it felt to get naked for Steven Meisel--minute by minute. The shoot, Pring says, was "one of the most incredible experiences of my career/life." But she almost missed out on it.