Editorials: An accumlation

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?

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Back to life

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.

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Hyperreality

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.

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ASOS Curve: The lookbook

Finally,  a collection for curvy women I can get on board with! ASOS Curve’s AW12 lookbook has gone live, and as would be expected, is so jaw-droppingly gorgeous, it’s a sure sellout. Offering plus-size ladies what they have been calling out for, ASOS Curve is the label to do away with plus-sized fashions of old, which, let’s be honest, have been rather dismal up until now. At times, it appears plus-size retailers feel curvy women should be applauded and deemed stylish for doing away with the grey sweats and throwing on a multi-coloured tunic, or some other equally unflattering curvy girl’s ‘uniform’. In this case, ASOS Curve provides real fashion for real women – not the derogatory term that ‘real women’ has become in the wider media however – but with pieces that are affordable, fashion-forward and most of all, flattering. So on-trend and so lust-worthy are this lookbook’s offerings that I found myself checking them and similar other items out online, and now have a considerable selection saved in my shopping basket (some of which will hopefully make it to the checkout eventually – especially that leather snapback and seriously statement chain).

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XOXO

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.

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