Let’s Chat: Madam Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris and Vogue Cover

If you haven’t seen the recent cover of the Vogue digital issue featuring Madam Vice President-elect Kamala Harris then you’re in for a special treat!

This was the first cover released and has sparked controversial reviews.  Some readers adore the feature, showcasing the Madam VP as relatable, down to earth, and truly for the people of the United States.

Others, would’ve preferred to have seen her styled in a designer gown and no sneakers, grazing the cover like a woman of power!

Vogue critics have even gone as far to say that she did not receive the same level of prestige as the previous covers and argue that it is disrespectful.

Either way, we must not take away from the fact that Madam Vice President-elect Kamala Harris has blazed a new trail that will be left in history books!

It’s stated in the article that set designer Julia Wagner selected the salmon pink and apple green brocade backdrop to pay homage to her beloved sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. 

What are your thoughts of the Vogue Kamala Harris cover?  Share them in the comments section or on the SLF Facebook page.

Vogue – Voice of a Century – Limited Edition Book

Voice of a Century, the limited edition book honoring 100 years of the undisputed fashion bible in Britain, was unveiled in style on Monday, September 12 with a celebratory reception co-hosted by Genesis Publications and Her Majesty’s Consul General at the British Residence in NYC.  Guests received a special preview of the landmark book, which will be released on September 15th, exactly 100 years to the day the first issue of British Vogue was published in 1916.

In addition to hosts Antonia Romeo, Her Majesty’s Consul General, New York, British Vogue, Editor-in-Chief Alexandra Shulman and Catherine Roylance of Genesis Publications, attendees included several Vogue Contributors including Eric Boman, Jerry Hall, Joan Juliet Buck, and Terry Jones, as well as Suzy Menkes, Alexa Chung, Jenny Packham, Tory Burch, and Rupert Murdoch.

Antonia Romeo, remarked, “I am delighted to celebrate the amazing anthology Vogue – Voice of a Century with Alexandra Shulman OBE, Editor in Chief of British Vogue, and the wonderful team from Genesis Publications. This is a terrific collaboration between two incredible British companies,” said Antonia Romeo. “From street-style to haute couture, some of the most iconic brands and influencers in contemporary fashion hail from the UK and have been captured on the pages of Vogue and in this book. The UK has always been an innovative and creative design force in the fashion world and continues to inspire the industry while paying homage to our strong heritage. The fashion industry is worth £26bn to the UK economy, which allows us to stake the claim that Fashion is GREAT.”

Catherine Roylance states, “This limited edition breaks the mold of fashion publications. It is an anthology that compiles the creative input and voices of 100 contributors who have helped shaped British fashion. It is an aural history of 100 years of fashion.”

Voice of a Century compiles over 400 Vogue photographs and illustrations, covers and correspondence, plus 32,000 words of new interviews with 100 Vogue contributors. It is strictly limited to only 1,916 craftsman-bound copies, and each 504-page volume is individually signed by at least 8 major contributors.

The signed limited edition book is available from Genesis Publications at www.voguecentury.com



Italian lifestyle brand La Perla is pleased to introduce Julia Haart as Creative Director beginning with the Spring/Summer 2017 season, which will debut a Women’s Ready-to-Wear collection, a natural addition to La Perla’s core lingerie and beachwear collections.

The designer takes over from Pedro Lourenço, who completed his contract in July 2016. La Perla thanks Pedro Lourenço for his vision executing the first phase of evolution for the brand towards a complete lifestyle proposition.


Julia worked closely with the La Perla design team on two inspiring accessories collaborations: Spring/Summer 2016 and Fall/Winter 2016-2017. She will continue the brand’s evolution this season into women’s Ready-to-Wear.

Julia Haart is a rare female Creative Director in the industry, and has a strong connection to La Perla’s brand heritage, born from the vision of female creator Ada Masotti.

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La Perla has a strong identity: core to its DNA is the mission and expertise to design garments that highlight femininity with stunning fabrics, luxurious details and attention to comfort and form.

Julia Haart, with the established design team’s support, will be Creative Director overseeing lingerie, sleepwear, beachwear, accessories and menswear lines, and the new Ready-to-Wear collection, all of which begin with an unrivaled understanding of building the closest garments to women’s bodies.

With skin-close expertise and a woman at the helm, La Perla aims to transform the expectations women have for what clothes can do, and how they feel when they get dressed.

From Chairman Silvio Scaglia:
Julia Haart comes to La Perla as a trusted advisor, bringing consideration of the female body and experience of wear and beauty as a primary focus. La Perla’s Spring/Summer ’17 collection will be a revolutionary one, not just for our brand but for women’s fashion in general, thanks to a strong mix of our Atelier’s savoir faire, a woman who is extremely talented as a creative director and the best materials in the world. Julia’s work is emblematic of the La Perla lifestyle and I am excited to work with her on this new cornerstone of the brand’s history.

Founded in 1954 by the talented corsetry maker Ada Masotti, La Perla is the leading Italian lingerie and beachwear maison. Artisanal heritage, knowledge of the female body, blend of innovation and tradition and Italian identity are the founding values of the La Perla universe. In the second half of 2013, the company was acquired by Pacific Global Management, owned by Silvio Scaglia’s family holding and already active in the fashion industry through the world largest model management network, operating under the brands Elite, Women and The Society. La Perla sells its creations through a network of flagship stores, shop-in-shops and corners located in the heart of the most important fashion districts, as well as being present in the best department stores and specialized boutiques worldwide. The company offers collections of lingerie, sleepwear, beachwear, loungewear and accessories for women and men who aim at expressing their style with ease and sophistication.


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Malaysian singer-songwriter, entrepreneur, and fashion designer, Yuna, was featured in Vogue Online. The feature focuses on Yuna’s upcoming album, Chapters, which is set for a May 20th release date via Verve Records. Read the feature here.

“The Malaysian-born, LA-based singer-songwriter is preparing to release a new album, Chapters, in May, made with a host of Hollywood super-producers.”

The feature comes right of the heels of Yuna’s release of “Places To Go” produced by DJ Premier. Watch the official video for the track here.

The mesmerizing songstress is kicking of her US Tour on April 29 in Washington D.C. – tickets can be purchased online here.

Stay Up To Date With Yuna

London Fashion Week 2015 – Live Stream

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From the British Fashion Council on Youtube –

“Watch all the highlights from Round-up of London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 collections. This season, British Fashion TV will be covering LFW SS16 with live streams of all the onsite London Fashion Week runway shows, daily highlights and interviews with London Fashion Week designers, top models and celebrities. Bi-annualy, some of the best and most influential London designers showcase their upcoming collections including J.W. Anderson, Simone Rocha, Erdem, Vivienne Westwood, House of Holland and many more.”

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