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February Inspiration

Some things I’m hoping will keep me going through (hopefully) the last of the Winter months.

Rug from Celine Kaplan's office

Image from http://www.thecoveteur.com also Celine Kaplan;s.

Iselin Steiro for Cover Magazine

Ginta Lapina for Numero Magazine

Paris Vogue

 

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What’s Your Sign?

This spread in the December 2010 issue of French Vogue staring Siri Tollerod has just catapulted itself into my Top 5 list of favorite  editorials.  The styling and art direction is so cozy and whimsical, I just want to live in the world they created, completely decked out in the clothes of course.  The whole issue was actually really amazing, all about “stars” whether it be models, actresses, or signs.  And the color gold popped up a lot, which brightened my early December quite a bit (completely needed).

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Ford Takes Paris

We all know that Tom Ford was the guest editor for the December issue of French Vogue, and now, finally, the pictures are out.  They are all very crisp and sexual, not a lot of romance or blurry, whimsical images for the legendary designer.  For the cover, he chose 15 year old, Daphne Groenveld, pillow lips and all, and you can see Ford lurking in the background.  I actually think the art direction and make up is beautiful, if not slightly creepy.

Of what I have seen of the other editorials, the picture with the children in the make up is my favorite so far.  Crystal Renn makes an appearance as well, though she is hardly recognizable under the bandages and fake plastic surgery.

I’m eager to see the rest of the magazine, once it comes to America I will have to scoop it up!

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Poly Pockets

As November comes to an end, I realized that I didn’t post the French Vogue cover for the month!

Natasha Poly landed the cover with amazing hair and make up, very nomad chic.  Models on covers are simply the best, and this is proof of it.

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Bon Anniversaire French Vogue!

Happy 90th birthday to French Vogue!  Though they are younger than American Vogue, the French version is by no means the little sister.  With its lack of inhibition and wild editorials, French Vogue is more like the rebellious younger sister interested in sex (drugs) and rock and roll.  Here are some of my favorite images of the legendary magazine over the years.

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The Many Faces of Vogue

Since we are nearing the end of September, I have decided that a recap of the Vogue covers from both the American version and the international versions was in order and completely necessary.  The faces gracing these magazines are picked because they will both set the tone for the Fall season and because they will entice people to want to buy the magazine.  Remember, it is the face on the cover that usually sells the magazine.

America

Australia

Germany

Italy

Korea

Mexico

Paris

Portugal

Russia

Spain

Turkey

United Kingdom

Personally, I am loving all of the models on the covers.  Only two of them featured actresses, Halle Berry on American Vogue and Marion Cotillard on French Vogue.  All of the other international covers had models front and center, from Karlie Kloss to Coco Rocha, Freja Beha Erichsen, Kate Moss, and Miranda Kerr (twice!).

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A Day at the Beach

Today I am off to the beach for the first time this summer.  Yes, I do realize I am a bit behind, but I’ve been busy!  Try not to think too poorly of me.

Watch Hill, RI

But back to the beach.  I have decided upon Watch Hill, RI, a super WASP-y wealthy little town with great beaches and shopping.

The beach also happens to be an excellent location for photo shoots.  Many amazing photographs and clothes have graced the gorgeous beaches of the world, and below are some of my favorites.  If they don’t inspire you to don your newest bathing suit and 30 spf then I don’t know what will.

Japanese Vogue

Herb Ritts

Russian Vogue

French Vogue

American Vogue

French Vogue

American Vogue

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Dear Sarah,

It is public knowledge that I love Sarah Jessica Parker.  She can do no wrong in my eyes.  I don’t think I have ever said a bad thing about SJP.  Until now.  And I honestly cannot believe I am doing this, but fashion takes no prisoners.

Yesterday, I was casually looking on the French Vogue website, like any other girl my age does, when I happened across a picture.  It was a bad picture and an even worse dress.  I wanted to see who was wearing this unattractive dress in public so I innocently clicked on the image.

And then my world came crashing down.

It was Ms. Sarah Jessica Parker.  The creator of Carrie Bradshaw.  Fashion Icon.  Style Maven.  Insert cliche fashion phrase here.

Now, SJP isn’t the only one to blame, the dress was Valentino haute couture, so I suppose some of the blame must rest in the current Valentino designers hands.

To me, it looked like a very well made junior prom dress with poorly done hair and make up.  If she wanted to make this sunshine yellow dress work, I think that the hair needed to be pulled up in a tight bun (which she pulls off so well) and the makeup needed to be a bit brighter, she looks washed out in this image.

Now the dress, with it’s high side slit awkwardly up to her knee and then a long train on the other side, is not good for her (or her fashion image) at all.  I also really don’t like the neckline, I think it makes her look shorter and just completely cuts off her chest.

And now for the picture:

Sarah Jessica Parker in Valentino at the Sex and the City 2 premiere.

I do understand that it is not an ugly dress, it is Valentino, Valentino dresses are very rarely ugly, however this is Sarah Jessica Parker we are talking about, she usually does much better than this.  My problem with the choice is that the dress is not fashion forward, it is not a new fresh designer, it does not scream avant-garde or even fun for that matter. Frankly, I am disappointed.

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The Little Princess

Twenty-eight year old Russian model, Natalia Vodianova, is having a Cinderella moment.  She grew up in a very poor neighborhood in the USSR with her mother and two half sisters (one of whom had cerebral palsy, to help make money she would sell fruit on the street.  After attending a modeling school she became who she is today,  super model known especially for her baby face.  And then she found her prince.  Or rather a British property heir and half-brother to the 10th Viscount Portman.  And with three children to devote her time to she is truly the definition of a multi-tasker.  Vodianova started the “Naked Heart Foundation” the goal of which is to create a safe environment for children to play in Russia.  She was also Medusa in the new remake of The Clash of the Titans and is modeling in countless magazines.

These photographs from April’s edition of French Vogue are absolutely stunning.  It is rightly titled “Princesse Natalia” and styled by Carine Roitfeld (France’s Anna Wintour) another one of my fashion idols.

I love how, Russian, the pictures are.  I used to have a minor obsession in my middle school years with the Romanovs and I could absolutely see Anastasia wearing these clothes to a ball or to tea in the garden.  I think they are absolutely beautiful and Vodianova is truly the last Russian Princess.

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