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There were flurries today so…

I saw a few dozen snowflakes today, therefore New York City saw it’s first snow of the season.  So of course that calls for some snowy editorials.

Vogue Italy

Vogue

W Magazine

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Turkey a la Mode

Vogue Turkey is one of my newest obsessions.  Though it is a baby in the magazine world, only having been in existence since March 2010, I feel it is quickly rising and even surpassing other much older fashion magazines.  And with Karlie Kloss, Jessica Stam, and Victoria Beckham on the covers it has a very promising life ahead of it.

I think I am attracted to this bohemian, carefree lifestyle.  Where long billowy skirts and messy hair is the norm, and red is introduced into every ensemble.  Below are some of my favorite spreads from the magazine, I only hope that they will continue to be this visually stunning.

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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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Karlie Kloss Takes Over the World

Karlie Kloss

I think it is time I devote a post to Karlie Kloss.  This is mainly because she is everywhere.  Opening runway shows, doing advertisements, being featured in editorials.  And she is only 17.  And grew up in Missouri.  No big deal.  She is also 6 feet tall.

Am I envious? Jealous of this doll faced girl traversing the globe wearing the most beautiful clothes imaginable?  Well yes, maybe a little bit.

But I have to hand it to her, she’s good at what she does, she has an interesting look to her, and she is such a chameleon.  One day she will look like a carefree teenager, 16 years old at best, and then a few hours later with a little mascara and some blush she is a Dior vixen twice her age.

Let’s examine some of her best magazine work, both ads and editorials:

Sonia Rykiel for H & M

Oscar de la Renta

Dior

Marc Jacobs

Hermes

Chloe

And the runway:

Valentino

Lanvin

Karl Lagerfeld

John Galliano

Jean Paul Gaultier

Jason Wu

Hermes

Dolce and Gabbana

Christian Dior

Chanel

Carolina Herrera

Armani

Alexander McQuenn

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One Lip, Tulip

Let me begin with saying that Dior, in the past, has not been one of my favorite design houses.  I find it too costumey and just not my personal style.  But John Galliano’s past two collections, the Fall/Winter 2010 and the Fall Couture 2010 contain some of the most beautiful clothing I have ever seen.  They have been delicate and feminine, without being cliche.

When I interned at Elle Magazine last semester I was able to watch the runway shows online, and then within days I could touch the clothes that I admired so much.  I   loved it when Dior came in, I remembered the clothes from the collection and handled them with the utmost care, hoping that one day I could wear them myself.

So, obviously, I was very excited to see the Dior couture show, because this is Mr. Galliano’s real stage, where his creativity rules the second you receive the much envied invitation.

His inspiration for this show are tulips, a simple pretty flower, which he was able to turn into anything but simple, and exquisite instead of the requisite “pretty”.  Both the ball gowns at the end of the show and cozy sweater dresses really captured the essence of the flower, and amplified it to couture status.

It was a truly beautiful collection, and I wish I could see the clothes when they come into Elle instead of being stuck in the suburbs.

I edited down the collection to my absolute favorites, you will see that there are still quite a lot. (And yes that is Karlie Kloss opening the show, again).

John Galliano

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Model Citizens

Everyone wants to dress models.  Remember it is their job to wear clothes.  Therefore some of the best dressed at the MET Costume Institute Gala on May 3, were the models.  Don’t believe me?  Just take a look below at the stunning ensembles.

My favorite, Coco Rocha in a dress designed especially for her by Zac Posen.

Doutzen Kroes also in a custom designed dress by Zac Posen.

Joy Bryant in Marchesa.

Jessica Stam in Rachel Roy.

Karlie Kloss in custom Donna Karan.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Burberry.

Lily Donaldson in Marc Jacobs.

Alessandra Ambrosio in Versace.

Caroline Trentini in Vintage.

Sasha Pivovarova and Kemp Muhl in Marni with Sean Lennon.

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So I have this little Obsession…

I have a confession.  I love ads.  I am obsessed with fashion advertisements. I have them plastered all over my wall, floor to ceiling, door to window.  They are the last thing I see before I fall asleep and the first thing I see when I wake up.  They are fabulous.  So far I have been a bit disappointed with the ads this season but I have hope that they will be more original and alluring over the summer and of course in September. However, here are some of my favorites of the season:

Prada:

I adore these Prada ads, I even bought new lipstick to try to recreate the look, which resulted in the swelling of my lips to disproportionate sizing because I am apparently allergic to Sephora brand lip gloss.  But it looked cute…

Prada Campaign

Aldo:

Aldo brought in one of my favorite models, Jessica Stam, and photographer Terry Richardson in for their most recent ad campaign.  I love the cutesy, girliness of  Stam’s modeling in contrast with Richardson’s very stark almost harsh photography.  And it was nice of him to let her keep all of her clothes on.  (Just google “Terry Richardson, controversy” and you will immediately see what I mean).

Jessica Stam

Hermes:

Hermes is such an iconic, classic brand which I happen to have a deep love for.  And with Jean Paul Gaultier designing the collections, that just makes it even better.  I have always loved the ads (especially the winter ones with another of my favorite models, Raquel Zimmermann, which I will post at a later date) and the newest ones star Karlie Kloss, American top model at the ripe young age of 17. These Spring advertisements are all based off of Disney movies, try and guess which one’s they are!

My absolute favorite.

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