I’m an editorial fiend, an absolute junkie for a slick layout and some stellar styling. I pore through all fashion spreads in every magazine I can, dropping everything I’m doing at that moment in time. The same goes for that time of day when Fashion Gone Rogue’s newsletter lands in my inbox (it goes without saying that I am more than happy FGR has been able to continue – as well as editorial content, it has also introduced me to some of my favourite indie magazines and independent publications). As do most people at some stage, I sometimes think that I’m stuck in a style ‘rut’ as regards content; in that I cling to the same type of styling over and over. For the most part, masculine tailoring with lashings of statement gold jewellery is guaranteed to make me salivate. However, in this instance, I think I’ve picked a pretty random, albeit fabulous, selection. Can anybody spot a theme? Which editorial is your favourite?
Hot property right now thanks to a host of well chosen and timely professional collaborations, acting roles and campaigns (acting as the face of Miu Miu’s best collection to date has reinstated her absolute under-the-radar cool factor), this is the reinvention of Chloe Sevigny.
According to Ponystep’s latest issue, the brightest & boldest British stars are none other than heiress and high-fashion darling Daphne Guinness and the inimitable Joan Collins, as well as models extraordinaire Jourdan Dunn and Georgia May Jagger. Completely random, yet not too far off the mark, each lady represents something eccentric and altogether legendary; be it the modelling industry (x2), the life of a ‘thespian’ or the alternate reality that is high-fashion. Wouldn’t it be interesting to see who would represent Ireland in a similar Ponystep mock-up in a who’s-who of our fashion industry? Possibly a blog post for another day…
True to form, the arts, culture and fashion premium bi-annual that is Ponystep has gone all Andy Warhol with its colour-pop cover shots, lensed by Miles Aldridge, in the infamous artist’s preferred colours. Simple, yet altogether brilliant.
What immediately sprung to mind when I came across this spread are the infamous lyrics “I love Paris in the springtime” from an episode of Father Ted. Not usually – or ever really – something that’s associated with Paris or ASOS, Father Ted couldn’t have less to do with this editorial. Perhaps showing how distracted I’ve really been today – not a good day, stressful with nothing of worth work-wise achieved. The week begins tomorrow!
Back to the editorial at hand – Typical quirky ASOS with the perfect setting for their latest cover for the magazine. The styling is gorgeous, especially the Mary Katrantzou-inspired tee (I’m obsessed, see here for further evidence). Those fifties Prada-esque sunglasses are also a nice alternative to the Rayban Wayfarers of past seasons.