september issue

Doutzen Kroes: Sultry Lady in Black for Vogue España (photos!)

Doutzen Kroes has long been known as a bikini and lingerie model, thanks to her long legs and voluptuousness figure, but she turns to high fashion in the September issue of Vogue Spain, wearing Fall 2013 designs by Prada, Versace, Ralph Lauren and other designers. Or almost nothing at all. The Dutch model with the long blonde hair and mesmerizing blue eyes is also known for her brains and attitude without the snotty disposition of so many far less accomplished models. “I think I am average in Holland,” she once told a Vogue reporter. ...

Fashion Magazines Shake Off Weak Economy, Digital Trends

Fashion magazines in the United States are reporting record advertising sales in many cases for their all important September issues, typically the largest of the year. It’s a sign that high-end fashion, much like the art market, is bucking a weak economy and digital trends. Such titles as Hearst’s Elle, Harper’s Bazaar and Marie Claire and Time’s InStyle are all reporting double digit gains in September advertising sales, which closed this month....