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?
Words cannot do justice to how much I love this November spread from Vogue Paris, featuring Doutzen Kroes modelling looks styled by grand dame of the French fashion Bible herself, Emmanuelle Alt. Renowned for her sex kitten looks – Doutzen did start out as a Maybelline girl, fluttering her eyelashes and simpering for the cameras, afterall – her high-fashion prowess executes perfectly looks that are a stellar combination of some Boy George, a hefty dose of Madonna and a touch of Michael Jackson. Looking at this editorial, I imagine Soul II Soul’s ‘Back to Life‘ playing away in the background as Doutzen breaks it down eighties style on the beach. Not exactly what you would call high-fashion, but the shots are absolutely smouldering, which is in no doubt thanks to AW12 touches such as the Louis Vuitton-inspired layering of tunics over tapered pants, and sheer masculine tailoring, achieved with a classic white shirt, braces and high-waisted pants.
Interview Russia with a spread focusing on the work of Rei Kawakubo and her work for Comme des Garcons. Photography from Jason Kibbler is just out of this world in a blaze of hyperreal-meets-digital infusion glory.
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.
While I snapped up the British editions almost right away, I still haven’t managed to get my hands on the American September editions of VOGUE and ELLE. Can anybody tell me where to go for all 916 pages of American VOGUE and ELLE’s almost 500 pages (I think?…). On a completely unrelated note, don’t forget to pick up your copy of Tabitha magazine all around the city, or read it online here.