THE GLANZ MARCH ISSUE CONTENTS JIMMY CHOO - HOTTEST BAG & SHOES PAGE 4
SUSAN BOYLE’S MAKEOVER INTERVIEW’S PAGE 5
THE TWO MOST GLAM BOUTIQUE PAGE 6
THE COVER STORY PAGE 10
FASHION DESIGNER INTERVIEW - KARL LAGERFELD PAGE 15
EMILIO PUCCI - THE KING OF CASUAL COUTURE PAGE 18
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SUSAN BOYLE’S MAKEOVER INTERVIEW’S
about what I wanted to do, but it was also about wanting to turn back to when she was with me.” Boyle pauses. “Powerful stuff,” she adds, as if to make light of it.
In her first major magazine interview, Susan Boyle, the Britain’s Got Talent and YouTube sensation, attempts to make sense of life in the spotlight.
Despite her newfound fame, there are a lot of things Susan Boyle doesn’t do. She doesn’t go on holiday or go out much. She isn’t into fashion or gourmet food. She isn’t married, doesn’t have children, and hasn’t seen the world. When I ask her if she’s been shopping, for example, she shakes her head. Not even to Selfridges? “Where?” she asks, half joking. But feeling financially secure must surely be a bonus. “Hey, you don’t just do it for the money. I don’t do it for the money, babe! Who do you think I am?” But then why do it? She isn’t expansive when she talks, but she knows how to answer this question. “I do it to entertain people,” she says firmly. “I sing to make people happy.”
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Music has always been her release. Boyle was born to a 47-year-old mother. Deprived of oxygen at birth, she suffered learning difficulties as a child. “As a kid, I was in my own wee world when I listened to records in my bedroom,” she says. “I usan Boyle is at Cliveden, the luxurious Italididn’t mix with other kids much. I was frightened anate mansion, once the home of Waldorf Asof people because of their tor and his bride, Nancy reactions toward me.” Boyle Langhorne, and now an “I’m nearly 48...and I’ve never hurries over what she is old-world hotel just outside been kissed,” she told the hosts saying. London. Boyle is here for her first-ever solo magazine of BGT when they asked her Now that she’s a star herself, photo shoot. It is a long way, age. She lived, she added, on whom does Boyle hope to An unlikely combinaon every level, from her her own with her cat, Pebbles. meet? tion: Madonna and Donny hometown of Blackburn, a “She’s a great cat,” Osmond. Of the former, small former factory town she says, “I like that she is a (population 5,000) between diverse pop star and controversial.” Of the squeakyEdinburgh and Glasgow. Not surprisingly, she is clean latter? “I bought all of the Osmonds’ records searching for the words to explain just how radiand liked Donny’s singing and his boyish charm.” cally her life has changed since the Easter Saturday night last April when ten million viewers watched The youngest of nine children (“We could have in disbelief as she sang for the first time on Britain’s been our own choir!” she notes), Boyle had a miner Got Talent. “It does feel unreal,” she says. “It will father who sang on Radio Hamburg during World take a bit of adjusting to because I’ve led a shelWar II when he was a young soldier. “He wanted to tered life, I know. I’ve got life experience, but menbe a professional singer,” Boyle says, “but his duties tally I have to adjust. But it’s all good. All good.” Is meant he couldn’t pursue it.” Does she mean the she glad she did it, auditioned for the show? She responsibilities of raising a large family? “Aye,” she looks at me in amazement. “Come on!” she chides. says. “You don’t have so many choices if you have “It goes without saying. Come on now!” nine children.” Were they close? “Get us together and all we do is blather,” she says. “Talk. A lot.” And although her siblings are scattered around the But there is another side to Susan Boyle, and it isn’t country, Boyle herself never left home. one that belongs to the public. “When you sing a song, you’re telling a story,” she explains. “That’s “I’m nearly 48...and I’ve never been kissed,” she what I was doing when I sang ‘I Dreamed a Dream.’ told the hosts of BGT when they asked her age. She But that wasn’t me singing about becoming a lived, she added, on her own with her cat, Pebbles. singer. It was about the position I was in after my “She’s a great cat,” Boyle recounts. “A rescue kitten. mother died.” Boyle lived with her mom until her But never any trouble.” death at age 91 in 2007. “I did the audition for her because she always wanted me to make something of my life, but I had to wait a bit because her death prevented me from singing for a while. I couldn’t put my heart into it. So I was singing about wanting things to be like they were before she went. You know, it was a double-edged sword because it was Photo credit: Hugh Stewart
THE TWO MOST GLAM BOUTIQUE
Luxury Brands After showing 2 seasons in Paris, Zac Posen decided to return to his roots, New York, showing in Lincoln Center for SS 2012.
Apparently this collection emphasizes on evening gowns and cocktail dresses. I understand how important the evening is for his market but do expect to see more tailored jackets and suits I love from him. After all, we all want to be chic during the day, not only at nights, donâ€™t we?
THE TWO MOST GLAM BOUTIQUE #2
The Queen of Couture Daphne Guinness is photographed by Markus Klinko + Indrani at Le Carmen in Paris for the March issue of Hong Kong Tatler, styled by GK Reid.
WHO’S COVER GIRL? MS. NUR FATIHAH SAZALI Of course the whole “vacay” concept is a little different for Beyoncé. (For one, she traveled, too. And suffice it to say that you and I aren’t invited to a lot of the places she visited.) What did you do on your vacation? Well, the hardest working woman in entertainment started a production company and learned how to edit movies. And, in studios across the world, she recorded more than 60 songs, 12 of which appear on her latest album, 4, which was officially released in June. You see, whereas a yearlong hiatus for one of us might involve an inordinate number of hours spent in our pajamas, for Beyoncé, even downtime is work time. “I traveled; I read; I watched films,” she says. “Inspiration is all around us every second of the day.” photo by APAT makeup/hair by RAZZI MUSA
Conventional wisdom holds that people should be afraid of turning 30. It’s the dreaded age when the biological clock starts tickin’ with the menace of a time bomb. Thirty is the point at which someone can call a woman “old”—and she will actually believe it. Conventional wisdom says that turning 16, 18, and 21 kicks ass. Turning 30 kicks rocks. Of course conventional wisdom isn’t all that wise. Thirty ain’t all that bad. (In truth, women tend to be the most well-rounded and sexiest during their 30s. #justsayin) Still, it has a way of focusing people. Beyoncé Giselle Knowles turns 30 in September. She’s acutely aware of time slipping into the future. Her ticking clock, however, has nothing to do with insecure thoughts of feeling old or washed up. Not by a long shot.
No, Beyoncé is in a race against time because of a simple, bluntly put question: Where the f*&k does she go from here? What does thirtysomething feel like if you’ve accomplished everything most people could ever dream of—wealth, fame, artistic accolades, love—in your teens and twenties? It turns out that, for Beyoncé, the answer to that question is equally simple (and bluntly put). Where does she go? Wherever the f*&k she wants to. Bey has spent the last 15 years paying dues. Now a worldwide icon, she has set her heart and mind to establishing a legacy that she’s determined will be dictated by artistic freedom. She’s not afraid of turning 30. MARCH 2012
KARL LAGERFELD By SIGRID AGREN Photography OLIVIER ZAHM
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This spring, during Paris Fashion Week, Karl Lagerfeld unleashed another youthquake on the runway—tight, militant, and black, with exaggerated shoulders reminiscent of the designer’s ’80s signature indulgences. No, it wasn’t for Chanel, but for his eponymous label, Karl Lagerfeld. Originally founded in 1998 as Lagerfeld Gallery, the brand has served as a playground for Lagerfeld’s wilder fashion instincts. AGREN: No, I didn’t know that. Okay, my turn to ask you a question: Do you have a favorite piece in the Fall 2009 Lagerfeld collection?
AGREN: Very nice. Where does your inspiration come from when you’re working on a collection? LAGERFELD: A collection is not just one basic idea. It comes from something that is in the air, something you suddenly like and put down on paper and then work out. People today are so used to taking one theme and staying with it all the way. I don’t do that. It’s about cut, about construction. I wanted shoulder, but a new volume, so I made what I call the Big Shoulder. I’m more interested in working out technical ideas than I am in themes or illustrating a scene or a country or whatever.
LAGERFELD: This I can only tell you when our show is over, because as long as the show isn’t over, you can never get an impression. But I love the details of the motorbike helmets. It is “That doesn’t exist for so difficult for me. I bring myself me to say. My with me wheropinion can ever I go, so it’s be completely okay.” different after a show. AGREN: I love the helmet. How did you get the idea to make that?
AGREN: If you could do anything in your life over again, what would it be? LAGERFELD: I don’t want to do anything over again, ever again. I want only to do what I haven’t done. There’s no “again.” There’s only the future. I hate the past—especially my own past.
LAGERFELD: It looks like the huge hairdos from the 1960s, which everyone thinks are pretty ugly. So the helmet is like a huge amount of hair, made of fur. And it’s for your music, because there’s a holder inset for your iPod and room for earphones, too. is useful in daily life.
AGREN: Is there anything you haven’t done that you’d like to?
LAGERFELD: Yes. Some of the musicians from the ’60s, because there has been nothing better than them since, you know? What I like about music is the songs you can remember the lines of in a single second. The Beatles, The Rolling Stones . . . You can remember every line to their songs. But today, how often do you remember any of the lines to songs? I mean, I know Lily Allen’s last album is called It’s Not Me, It’s You. [both laugh] But I don’t know how the songs go.
LAGERFELD: Hmm . . . yes. I have got to stay with what I’m doing now . . . [hits hand on table] this collection . . . [hits hand on table] photography . . . [hits hand on table] books. There are three jobs for one person . AGREN: What’s your favorite music right now? LAGERFELD: It depends on the genre, but, for the moment, I like the latest Scissor Sisters CD. I also just got this CD of Yoko Ono and her son, who make very interesting music together.
AGREN: Here? At the fittings? LAGERFELD: Yes, I don’t have the notion of the feeling of “home,” or “Heimat,” as the Germans say. That doesn’t exist for me. I bring myself with me wherever I go, so it’s okay.
AGREN: Do you have an all-time favorite musician who you’ve loved forever?
THE KING OF CASUAL COUTURE
Look at hi Autumn/Winter 2012 collection - a jaunt through the Alps, filled with dirndls, Tyrolean costume references and a few throwbacks to the nineteenthcentury Empress Sissi of Austria. What Dundas boiled all that down to was a selection of curvy, corseted dresses in wool and velvet, some spangled with Sissi’s trademark star-shaped diamonds, pinched-in dandyish jackets with skinny trousers, and lashings of embroidery. With a few Von Trapp hats for styling flavour. Business as usual at Emilio Pucci then, but this time Dundas did move his look on an inch or so. Actually, a good few inches (they couldn’t have got any higher, after all), with most of those ‘day dresses’ - a Pucci paradox if ever there was one - hovering about the knee.
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