Lady Gaga Was 2010′s Magazine Cover Bestseller. Lady Gaga was the past year’s safest bet for magazine editors. The Grammy Award-winning hitmaker sold the most issues of magazines in 2010, according to the Audit Bureau of Circulations. The numbers, obtained by our source, did not cover the whole year, but just until November for Conde Nast magazines and October for Hearst titles. But through the end of September, it was clearly Gaga’s year on print as she sold the most issues for magazines she graced the cover on. She was Rolling Stone’s top-selling issue when she appeared on its July 8 cover in a thong with two automatic weapons. It sold 245,000 copies, nearly three times better than its 2010 average. She was also Cosmopolitan’s top seller, selling 1.7 million copies during its April issue.”The Fame” hitmaker’s September cover was the second bestseller of Vanity Fair, behind only Angelina Jolie, selling 450,000 copies, which is more than 80,000 better than its average. Elle magazine also scored its third bestseller of the year through October when they featured the singer on their January cover. Our source also reports that Rihanna was a newsstand hit. Her GQ magazine January cover became the second bestseller of the year through November, while her August Seventeen cover was the top seller through the end of October. However, the “Only Girl (In the World)” singer underperformed when her July Elle cover sold just 285,000 copies, a little below average for the magazine. Meanwhile, it was an unfortunate issue for the magazines who chose Taylor Swift to grace their cover. The country pop sweetheart gave Elle magazine its worst selling issue of the year when she appeared on its April cover. Her Glamour cover for November didn’t also work. It was the magazine’s second worst seller, while her July Marie Claire cover was the third worst for the magazine.
Fashion Lovers Can Check Out New Lauren Fashion Show Online. Fashion lovers from all over the world now have the chance to view the new collection from Lauren Ralph Lauren. The new spring 2010 line has just be released and features everything from floral tunics, ruffled shirts and metallic sheen cardigans. Fashionistas can shop the upcoming season’s hottest new looks, while also listening to the comments of four of the top fashion editors in the world. The editors featured in the commentary include Nina Garcia of Marie Claire, Adam Glassman of O, the Oprah Magazine, Avril Graham of Harper’s Bazaar and Michelle McCool of Cosmopolitan. Fans can also submit style questions for the editors to answer or they can just read through other submitted questions to learn some new style tips. The editors will answer all types of questions such as layering, translating outfits from day to night and the best way to pair the new pieces. The new collection features preppy patterns, vintage-inspired silhouettes and bright colors and includes new arrivals for men, women, girls and boys. To view the latest styles and hear or read the comments from the editors, head to RalphLauren.com.
Brazilian supermodel Adriana Lima is largely recognized as the face of Victoria’s Secret. The 5’10″ model was born in 1982 in Salvador, Brazil, and has a mix of French, Portuguese, Native American and Caribbean roots. Lima was discovered at a mall when she was just 13 years old. Two years later she received a first place award in a “Ford Supermodel of Brazil” model search. In 1996 she finished second place in a “Ford Supermodel of the World” contest. Shortly after, Lima decided to advance her career by moving to New York City and signing on with Elite Model Management. She appeared in international editions of Vogue and Marie Claire magazines in 1997-98 and did some runway work. But her big break occurred when she was featured in her underwear in a billboard for Vassarette in Times Square. She then became a Guess? model and graced the covers of Harper’s Bazaar and Elle. Lima’s foray into Victoria’s Secret began with runway work in 2000. She was also the show opener for the 2003 fashion show. In her spare time, the supermodel focuses on the Caminos Da Luz orphanage in Bahia, her native hometown in Brazil. To stay fit, Lima practices Capoeira, a Brazilian martial art that combines dance, music, and choreographed fighting. [nggallery id=2]
Beyonce Knowles wants to take a two-year career break. The singer-and-actress, who is married to rapper Jay-Z, is ready to put her work on hold so she can focus on her private life. She said: “My priorities are slowly changing. So after this tour I might be tired and want to take two years off. I’ve worked hard enough to be able to do that. I’m in a very good place.” Beyonce, 27, is already adjusting her hectic schedule to ensure she spends as much time with Jay-Z as possible. She explained to America’s Marie Claire magazine: “We try to sync our calendars. I started working on my tour a year ago just to make sure that I had time at home. Any other woman who has to go to work and pick up the kids and make dinner – that’s way harder than what I have to do. At least I can say I’m taking two weeks off and really take two weeks off.” Despite her desire to step out of the spotlight, Beyonce admits she is a workaholic and her mother Tina – who accompanies her daughter whenever she tours – often has to persuade her to slow down. Tina said: “I’m always the person to make her go to bed.”
We’ve never really understood why men love dating younger women. Yes, admittedly they often have hotter bodies and fewer wrinkles. Perhaps they have less baggage too, since they are less experienced. But really, is that enough to formulate a relationship? Are men expecting that type of May-December romance to last? And no, we’re not jealous. Would we like to be 18 again? Maybe for one day. We have worked hard to become the strong and successful women we are today, and we think we’re pretty awesome. A far better catch than a pretty young thing with no world experience who can’t keep up an intelligent conversation! Or so we thought. We turned to two male bloggers for insight on the cradle-robbing phenomenon. Ryan Dodge of Glamour understands the desire to date younger chicks, but he himself sticks to older gals. Rich Santos of Marie Claire has a penchant for hitting on younger ladies, though admits his relationships are probably going nowhere.