Tag Archive: Editorial Flashback

Mar 20 2014

Editorial Flashback: Puffy Takes Paris For US Vogue

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The other day I was a very un-intellectual conversation with one of my good friends about Sean Combs aka P Diddy aka Puff Daddy aka Puffy, yep the guy who has more name changes than Prince, about remembering how before Kanye West he was the hip-hop guy that fashion loved to hate, or in my friend and I’s case – just love, love, love!!!

You see we were kind of more obsessed with his swagger, his relationship with Jennifer Lopez, come on I don’t think J-Lo would have worn that incredible tropical printed Versace gown if she hadn’t been with him, oh and I can’t forget how much I loved his MTV Making the Band show – come you remember Danity Kane.

Well all this reminiscing got me thinking back to an editorial Diddy starred in alongside Kate Moss in US Vogue styled by Grace Coddington and shot by Annie Leibovitz back in 1999 ‘Puffy Takes Paris’ – at the time I loved how the shoot mixes Haute Couture pieces from Chanel and Christian Dior with the gorgeous Paris backdrop and hip-hop elements of the large furs, and bling, bling and more bling.

To be honest the whole shoot still looks amazing. As well as Diddy and Kate doing a great job – the editorial also features Karl  Lagerfeld, Oscar de la Renta, Jean Paul Gaultier, and John Galliano in one of the pictures – just how Puffy rolled in Paris back in 1999 I suppose.

Does anyone else remember this editorial? Or is just me with my teenage crush on P Diddy’s swagger?

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Dec 23 2013

Editorial Flashback: A Merry Fairy Christmas From Vogue Korea

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For the latest editorial flashback I have gone for a Christmas theme, well it did seem appropriate for the time of year, and I absolutely adored this ‘Merry Fairy Christmas’ fashion spread that appeared in Vogue Korea’s December 2012 issue.

Captured by Louis Park, this stylish avant-garde editorial features models Song Kyung Ah and Stephanie Lee as human decorations, all lit-up and looking very festive in a spread styled by Seo Young Hee.

As well as being stunning, there is a decadence about this Christmas editorial that I just love, with the oversized baubles, the reindeer antlers and the gorgeous star decorations. Anyone fancy a model Christmas tree this year???

Do you love this Christmas couture fashion editorial?

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[Pics: via TheFashionSpot.com]

Dec 11 2013

Editorial Flashback: Lindsay Lohan’s Superhero Shoot

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Over the weekend my friends and I were having a discussion about Lindsay Lohan, as you do, and we were trying to figure out how many comebacks this 27 year-old has had – not the most intellectual of conversations and to be honest we aren’t sure how we even came to be discussing her but it got me thinking about some of her editorial shoots.

There have been a few that stick in my mind – like the incredible cover she did for ELLE UK in 2009, the Interview cover looking like Elizabeth Taylor in 2006 and who can forget her Playboy cover in 2012. But one of the editorials that really stands out for me has to be her ‘I Need a Hero’ fashion spread for Harper’s Bazaar US captured by Peter Lindbergh for the March 2008 issue.

What I love about this editorial, other than the fact Lindsay actually looks good, has to be the contrast of the wannabe heroes and everyday settings with the high-fashion of her styling – as well as the fun comic book fonts. Who would have thought a Dior slip would be seen in a laundrette alongside Captain America, but I think seeing Lindsay hand-in-hand with Batman while wearing that gorgeous Nina Ricci gown has to be favourite. Seriously why do we not have editorials like this any more?

Do you love Lindsay’s superhero shoot as much as me?

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Oct 26 2013

Editorial Flashback: Remembering Steve McQueen

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When we talk about male Hollywood legends surely at the top of everyone’s list is the incredible Steve McQueen – not only for his rugged good looks but also his long list of amazing films. My favourite is hard to choose, I love The Great Escape, The Towering Inferno and the original The Thomas Crown Affair - but I think if I had to watch one right now I think it would have to be Bullitt. This gritty crime drama has it all – a great backdrop in the city of San Francisco, 60′s fashion, and one beauty of a car – the Ford Mustang.

It was because of my love of his films that when I came across this editorial he did in 1965 for Harper’s Bazaar with Jean Shrimpton that I just had to share. Shot by Richard Avedon – I love how the editorial shows off his cheeky side as well as even with a few wrinkles that he was one good-looking guy.

The shot with him looking into Jean’s eyes is my favourite – not only are her eyelashes incredible but I reckon it took a while to capture as he looks like he couldn’t stop laughing.

Are you a fan of Steve McQueen?

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[Pics: Harper's Bazaar/Richard Avedon via thefashionspot.com]

Aug 01 2013

Editorial Flashback: US Vogue ‘Beauty & The Beast’ Starring Drew Barrymore

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I am a collector of magazines, which some might say I am a hoarder of magazines, but it is because of editorials like this that I can’t seem to get rid of any of my old magazines. Recently I re-organised my office and came across a lot of magazines stored in boxes, which of course meant I had to decide which ones stayed and which ones went, I have to be honest not a lot went to the recycling!!!

This fairytale editorial featuring Drew Barrymore featured in US Vogue’s April 2005 issue and is one of my favourite celebrity editorials, not only is it filled with incredible Haute Couture gowns styled by Grace Coddington – I love the Chanel dress she is wearing looking into the mirror, but it is an editorial with a story.

I have noticed over the years that the large drama-filled editorials like this one shot by Annie Leibovitz is a rarity, granted US Vogue’s recent magazine had a great Homeland set shoot, which was also captured by Leibovitz, but even that doesn’t have the Haute Couture glamour of this Beauty & the Beast inspire shoot.

I often wonder why more magazines don’t tell as many stories any more other than these are the trends, maybe its about budgets, lack of time, or access to great Haute Couture pieces, or even that celebrities don’t want to take part in a lengthy shoot like this – it is such a shame as Coddington proves in this editorial that when done well the concept really can make an impact years down the line.

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Everything from the gorgeous Haute Couture gowns from Dior, Chanel and Christian Lacroix to the exquisite set design and the beautiful Drew Barrymore – this is simply one of my favourite editorials from US Vogue.

To see more of the editorial - check out my slideshow below:

Are you a fan of this dramatic editorial? And would you like to see more story-telling editorials in your favourite magazines?

 

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[Pics: via US Vogue and TheFashionSpot.com]
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