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Lady Gaga Covers Vogue’s September 2012 Issue | Jamie Tuohy

I’ve already brought you David and Victoria Beckham’s respective September issue covers, but now it is the turn of pop supremo Lady Gaga, who graces the September cover of the most prestigious magazine in fashion – Vogue.

The September issue is the most important issue in fashion, so it seems only fitting that Vogue would choose the most famous woman in the world to be their 2012 cover star.

This year marks the 120th Anniversary of Vogue and the much-coveted cover, which was shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott and styled by Marc Jacobs sees Gaga in a mermaid-inspired gown, with the tagline, “Think You Know Gaga? Think again.”

It is Gaga’s second Vogue cover and this time, the Born This Way singer has really upped the ante, in this fuchsia style extravaganza.

The 26-year-old superstar tells the magazine about her philosophy on making music, saying,

“I don’t really make records for people to listen to and go, ‘Wow, she’s a genius’. I’d really like you to order a drink, maybe kiss the person you came with that evening, or rediscover something about your past that makes you feel even more brave.”

Despite being one of the biggest singers on the planet, Lady Gaga admits that there are times when she favours anonymity and loves to act “irresponsibly” and like I’m nineteen.” As if to prove it, Gaga confesses,

“I’m a complete free spirit, so, even though you don’t see it, I still find time to have sex at night on the beach when no one’s around.

Or roll into a bar and get f***ed up and dance with my top off. It’s just that no one ever sees that, because I have great real friends who never let me do it when I would get caught.”

The September issue of Vogue hits newsstands on August 14.

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Victoria’s Triumph for Range Rover – Jamie Tuohy

Feast your eyes on Victoria Beckham’s stunning latest design – the Range Rover Evoque. Most people who know me will know that the Range Rover Vogue is my all time favourite car, so this sensational new model is arousing all kinds of lust and envy within me. Even though the Evoque (which traditionally costs £40,000approx, but naturally Victoria’s design costs double) is billed as the baby of the Range Rover world, this design hasn’t compromised on the car’s original template or luxury.


Victoria Beckham's stunning new design

The car was launched this week in Beijing, where it is to be made available before it can be bought anywhere else, as the Range Rover Evoque is targeting the elite of Chinese society. Victoria admits that she is a novice when it comes to car design, but the brand’s design director Gerry Mc Govern said it was the singer-turned-designer who first embodied the essence of what the new model should look like.


The style icon looks sensational in a new shoot for the car

While the car is one of the smaller Range Rover models, compromising on image was never going to be on the agenda, so when Victoria turned up to the first design meeting wearing a masculine rose gold watch, her juxtaposition of the feminine and the masculine became the design brief.

Of course, this isn’t Victoria’s first time working with Range Rover. Back in 2010, she first launched the Evoque at the Orangery in Kensington Palace, having designed its interior. This car is based on the LRX concept and prides itself on being the most environmentally-friendly of the Range Rover series.


Victoria launching the Evoque back in 2010, in the Orangery in Kensington Palace

Proving that there’s little she can’t master, Victoria said she wanted to design something that David would be happy to drive and this car showcases what I would call ‘arty androgyny’. She has said that it’s “modern, yet has a classic edge to it” and the devil is certrainly in the sophisticated detail, from the colour of the leather and the baseball stitching right down to the rose gold accents against the gloss black wheels.

I’m too young to have the Range Rover Vogue, so this is the perfect alternative. Victoria, if you’re reading this (haha), it’s what I want. In fact, it’s what I REALLY REALLY WANT.