Archive for the ‘vogue paris’ Category

it’s september

September 1, 2009

i absolutely love this poster, and can’t wait to see the film when it wide releases on sept 11. apparently la wintour stood in line with the rest of the commonfolk during its ny premiere in this adorable little ‘fit:

what a fierce, unyielding personality packed into such a spritely little figure.

…although, i’m starting to develop an increasing beef with us vogue. after perusing the sept vogue italia covers, and then perusing vogue uk at barnes and noble this afternoon (which has free wi-fi now…score!), i’m just so disappointed with the stagnant, non-conceptual, aged aesthetic that has become us vogue. anna wintour is such a brilliant mind, and her eye for design and fashion is truly impeccable…yet us vogue just doesn’t seem to be moving forward. not in its layout, not in its editorials, and, for the love of god, not with its covers. i’m so tired of these celebrity beauty shots that continually grace each cover…and i don’t think that it’s just me being a 20-something, wanting some edge. i want fashion! i want models, and designers, and beautiful, styled coverage of fashion’s key players. not jennifer aniston, not charlize theron. i’ll, of course, always love vogue. it’s vogue. it’s the visual and literary staple of every ardent fashion lover, and it’s an unwavering and legendary institution. i just wish that anna wintour would transfer some of the brilliant energy she’s put into “the september issue,” and her collaboration with fashion’s night out into keeping vogue us fresh, exciting and new.

agree? disagree? let’s start a revolution.


if you don’t love tulle, you’re a fulle

May 31, 2009

sigh…to be french. i’m pretty sure they just dance around all day, lauding their own beauty and whimsicality, smoking and drinking coffee, and never ever getting fat.

found this editorial on karla’s closet…just another reminder of why i long to be parisian.

i love all the tulle in this editorial. and the magnificent poses…so, “here i am, hanging out, wearing tulle, with athletic paraphernalia just chillin’ next to me.” you know, a typical afternoon dressed in haute couture ballet-inspired ensembles.

i’ve been seeing some summer looks incorporating tulle, and i’m kind of jonesin’ to concoct a look of my own. preferably as something to wear to the grocery store, or maybe out for sushi…places that don’t require tulle, but that i’m sure would appreciate my vibrant spirit.

vogue paris 2003

the art of seduction

May 26, 2009

so, this month’s acne paper is eroticism-themed…and you all know how much i love the sexy fash.

the mag also interviewed carine roitfeld, and i love her perspective on the french art of flirting: “The flirt is a very French speciality. You like to seduce, even for nothing. It’s a good experiment to realize you have power over someone. The French consider la séduction to be one of the arts of living.”

and, yet again, carine pinpoints precisely why my soul is french.

i think that’s amazing. flirting, seduction, confidence, passion…they’re all parts of a whole, and, god, what an art it is. my self confidence, and the image of myself that i presented, really soared when i became interested in fashion. because to have truly great style, and to astutely understand fashion, you need to know your body, you need to know yourself, and you need to be comfortable enough with what those things are to create, develop and project them.

despite ms. roitfeld’s claims that she’s not a nymphomanic, here’s “Série Noire,” from this month’s vogue paris. this editorial is amazing…so brazen and visceral and raw and passionate. i love her portrayal of the inherently animalistic and sexual aspects of human nature. it’s so, so good.