Tag Archive | Vogue

Emma Stone for Vogue

It’s yet another Emma Stone cover (check out our devotion here). We have yet to buy the August issue of Vogue but apparently the editorial is lush. Here’s the cover and a pretty picture.

Yet another sixties-inspired cover

THE cover girl of the season

Images: Vogue.

Vogue promotes healthier body image – yay!

Good news girls! Vogue’s 19 international editors have made a pact to encourage a healthier approach to body image in the fashion industry in a fancy programme called The Health Initiative. This hopefully means less tiny hungry models on the catwalk.

“As one of the fashion industry’s most powerful voices, Vogue has a unique opportunity to engage with relevant issues where we feel we can make a difference,” says UK Vogue editor Alexandra Schulman. It will reportedly “build on the successful work that the Council of Fashion Designers of America with the support of American Vogue in the US and the British Fashion Council (BFC) in the UK have already begun to encourage a healthier approach to body image within the industry.”

This is obviously really good news, but I am aware that plenty of top designers insist upon using super-skinny girls and as the fashion magazines and the BFC need a good relationship with all the best designers, the issue can be brushed aside. It is something that all parts of the fashion industry needs to embrace.

To its credit, Vogue has vowed to “work with models who, in our view, are healthy and help to promote a healthy body image” and to “be ambassadors for the message of healthy body image,” which is great. We’re not sure we will see a range of sizes in the fashion glossies on a regular basis any time soon but it is undoubtedly a step in the right direction.

The BFC wrapped up its Model Health Inquiry in 2007 and has a Model Programme to promote healthy models. There are now a bunch of recommendations in designers’ LFW contracts such as no under 16s on the catwalk, healthy food and drink to be available backstage and relaxation zones as well as a representative body for models…but these are recommendations and arguably more needs to be done to make sure we have healthy, happy models who are better role models for girls. It is arguably natural for designers to want to showcase their work on pretty girls (let’s not presume otherwise!) but this does not been that they have to be hungry-looking. After all, it is women of various shapes, sizes and ages who the fashion industry seeks to inspire and who buy the clothes.

Jonathan Newhouse, Condé Nast International chairman, says: “Vogue believes that good health is beautiful. Vogue editors around the world want the magazines to reflect their commitment to the health of the models who appear on the pages and the wellbeing of their readers.”

Style Crush: Riley Keough

I’ll be honest. I hadn’t really taken much notice Riley Keough before, but it turns out that she’s Elvis’ granddaughter, a face of Dior, Victoria’s Secret model and an actress…which leads me to think –  why not and where have I been?! A little bit grungy and a lot glam, she’s definitely worthy of a style crush.

Wearing Dolce & Gabbana with a Prada jacket from the SS12 collections

Sixties siren for Vogue Korea 2005

Dazed & Confused April 2010

Leopard lady!

With Dakota Fanning at The Runaways premiere

For Dior

Super cute!

Scarlett Johansson for Vogue: May cover

Who doesn’t love Scarlett Johansson’s retro style? Legendary photographer Mario Testino has captured Scarlett in sumptuous Art Deco surroundings for Vogue magazine at a time when we are all gaga for Gucci and The Great Gastby’s 1920s glamour. The only disappointment is the predictable sugary pastel cover…why?!

We will also take this opportunity to reminisce over a previous amazing Vogue Paris shoot. Ooh la la!

One of my favourite images in recent years I think!

What is more 1920s glam than a dangerous spotty kitty?!

Sexy in Prada

Why the sugary pastels after such a strong editorial? Are you a fan?

Such a sexy shoot from the past. Scarlett is a great hair chameleon

And again!

Ooh la la! French Vogue goes English

Parlez vous anglais? Well, oui actually. You can now read the ever so chic French Vogue in English. Voila – hours of extra fashion happiness. But only some of the content will be in English, so we can gleefully continue to play guess the content and put our school French to good use. To be fair, ‘Le look book de jour’ and ‘Linda Evangelista pour Chanel’ is pretty easy to translate – we’re almost fluent ;)

Who better to launch the new version of the site than our Kate?

Kate Moss for Vogue US April 2012

OMG SS12 couture, opulent Parisian glamour and Kate Moss with Grace Coddington’s input. I am in love with this editorial for US Vogue’s April issue. Just perfect.

Pics: The Fashion Spot

First look: Adele’s Vogue cover

Adele is on the cover of Vogue. She looks great but surprise, surprise it’s a close-up so we don’t see her figure (like most Vogue covers), which makes it look more lifestyle than fashion mag if you ask us.

In my humble opinion it’s a particular shame given Karl Lagerfeld’s recent misjudged comments, (we hope Adele got looks of Chanel as a sorry gift). Whatever, her makeup and hair look amazing. Go Adele!

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Zooey Deschanel + Allure vs. Taylor Swift + Vogue

They’re both young and huge news in the States (and over here) but their styles are pretty different. Taylor Swift tends to stick to romantic, floaty stuff while zooey goes for retro and kooky.

Of course these are magazine covers and the girls are all styled up to the max and Zooey looks uber polished (but is still in 60s-style regalia) while Taylor has tapped into the seventies trend with plenty of chiffon. I’m personally not a huge fan of Taylor’s style (being a fan of scruffiness and structured/edgy fashion) but I do like this cover image.

Taylor 4 Vogue

The inside (a little too predictable for me but a good image none-the-less)

Chilling out Swift style


How to do a red lip

LOVE this image - eat your heart out Mad Men!

Arizona Muse for Vogue

We’re suckers for bright and breezy retro-inspired shoots so we love Arizona Muse’s editorial for the February issue of Vogue. Enough said, just feast your eyes on this and dream of summer.

The cover in question, Pat Butcher comparisons have been made!

Bold + bright jewellery

Sporty in YSL + Marni

Mellow Yellow - colour of SS12


Crisp white is also big news for Spring

My fav shot? That Louis Vuitton blouse is everywhere atm!

More yellow and a statement earring. One to copy.

From Vogue, Patrick Demarchelier is a genius!

Vogue + Florence Welch vs Harper’s + Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

January in magazine world tends to have a dieting theme (boo!) and it’s all about aspirations, resolutions etc so we’re not surprised to see Rosie Huntington-Whiteley gracing the front cover of Harper’s Bazaar.

She looks amazing but has anyone seen her smile of late?!

Bucking the ‘body’ trend, Vogue has put stunning Florence Welch on its front cover (and we definitely need to see the feature on multitasking bags!) The Chloe dress is beautiful and matches Florence’s boho-inspired style but we’d love to see her in something younger and edgier for a change.

Which do you prefer?


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