Mariacarla Boscono Is Eternal Goddess Lensed by Nadine Ijewere for Modern China Weekly

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Mariacarla Boscono Is Eternal Goddess Lensed by Nadine Ijewere for Modern China Weekly

Top model Mariacarla Boscono is styled by Nathan Klein in ethereal nothingness at home in Rome. Photographer Nadine Ijewere is behind the lens for Modern Weekly China September 11, 2019. / Hair by Edward Lampley; makeup by Celia Burton

Bella Hadid Covers Vogue Netherlands November Design Issue, Lensed by Sean Thomas

Bella Hadid Covers Vogue Netherlands November Design Issue, Lensed by Sean Thomas

Supermodel Bella Hadid covers the November 2019 issue of Vogue Netherlands Dutch Design Issue. Dimphy Den Otter styles Bella in luxe looks from Alexander McQueen, Dior, Rolf Haute Couture, Valentino Haute Couture and more. Sean Thomas is on location, capturing Bella at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

Iconic Volkswagon Beetle Emerges As Modern, Electric Car

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Volkswagon charmed global citizens this summer, announcing that it would reintroduce their classic microbus with electric power. Today we are charmed to learn that the iconic VW Beetle will reemerge as a modern electric vehicle. The iconic, vintage design remains with an eco-friendly, high-tech upgrade.

“The electrified Beetle combines the charm of our classic car with the mobility of the future. Innovative e-components from Volkswagen Group Components are under the bonnet–we work with them to electrify historically important vehicles, in what is an emotional process,” explains Thomas Schmall, Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Group Components. “We are also providing Beetle owners with a professional conversion solution, using production parts of the highest quality.”

With a range of 125 miles before a charge, the new e-Beetle is a perfect car for running around Carversville. The near-production model of the e-Beetle was debuted at the 2019 International Motor Show, which takes place in Frankfurt, Germany every September. The successful concept means that more historic car conversions could be on the horizon, with Volkswagen hinting that an e-Porsche 356 might be arriving soon, writes My Modern Met.

Litza Veloz Stars in 'Forbidden Love' by Fernando Gomez in Vogue Czech November 2019

Model Litza Veloz is styled by Daniel Gonzalez Elizondo in ‘Forbidden Love’, a provocative, elegant fashion editorial. Central to these images is the subliminal preoccupation of white men historically with black women — a reality that most often worked against the well-being and personal lives of women of color. Photographer Fernando Gomez captures Litza’s dazzling fashion attraction for Vogue Czechlosvakia’s November 2019 issue. / Makeup by Rosa Matilla

More specifically, the ‘Forbidden Love’ fashion editorial is probably referencing Pope Clement VII (aka Giuliano de'Medici) who as pope took a black slave girl as a mistress. Their child Alessandro became the first black head of state when he became Duke of Florence in 1530. Alas, Allessandro met a tragic end, stabbed to death by his own cousin after an argument over a woman.

Revisiting this story and the strong connection between between imported slave women and the Italian aristocracy, is recharging my brain cells around current arguments between Italian luxury brands and charges of racism. Thinking . . thinking . . thinking. ~ Anne

Charlee Fraser Wears Minimal Lingerie, Bold Gold Jewelry for Vogue Mexico October 2019

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Charlee Fraser Wears Minimal Lingerie, Bold Gold Jewelry for Vogue Mexico October 2019

Model Charlee Fraser fronts a collection of modern, minimal lingerie and bold jewelry from Alexander Wang, Bottega Veneta, Bulgari, Chopard, Tiffany, Wolford and more, styled by Sandy Armeni. Photographer Yulia Gorbachenko flashes ‘The Skin I Live In’ for Vogue Mexico October 2019./ Hair by Peter Gray; makeup by Tyron Machhausen; creative direction by JP Micallef

Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Honored With Own Typeface Greta Grotesk

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As the world goes totally mad, we must turn to the creatives -- that would be me -- to keep us from losing our minds entirely. LOL and crying through my tears.

Greta Thunberg has been honored with a typeface called Greta Grotesk, inspired by and emulating the teenage activist’s handwriting.

Tal Shub, creator of the typeface, is a designer based in New York who co-founded Uno, a company with a mission to eradicate single-use plastic bottles by offering a reusable alternative.

“We’re all very moved by how this girl has inspired so many people to take action,” Tal states. “From the very first moment of seeing her sign, I was really impressed by the bold design and clarity of the message.” As Greta’s letterings clearly struck a chord with many around the world, not just Tal, he was surprised at how little discussion there was around the actual typography. “Here’s this iconic piece of visual communication, yet nobody’s really paying attention to how that design is central to this movement. It’s really the classic typographic discussion – something that’s starring you in the face, but most people don’t pay attention to it,” he adds.

Read more details about Greta Grotesk’s typeface.