Tag Archive: September Issue

Aug 31 2013

Cover Loving: Vogue Italia Goes Retro For September

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Vogue Italia revealed its September issue earlier this week and I am just loving the retro vibe of the cover photographed by Steven Meisel.

Starring model Doutzen Kroes, who is having a great month as she is also on the cover of Vogue Spain, Vogue China and Vogue Netherlands, the beauty has a touch of Shrimpton-meets-Bardot about her wearing a Prada gingham check dress and baker boy cap.

I am not sure what I love more – the 60s/70s styling, the beautiful facial close-up, I am in love with her eye make-up, or the retro feel to the cover with the muted colours and light flares. I can’t wait to see the accompanying editorial.

What do you think of the Vogue Italia’s September cover?

[Pic: Vogue Italia/Steven Meisel]

Aug 19 2013

Editorial Loving: Vogue Japan’s Hitchcock-Inspired Beauty Shoot

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I have had a long love affair with Vogue Japan, granted it is harder to translate than my other international magazines from France and Italy, but come on it so worth buying just for the gorgeous and creative editorials.

Normally I pass on by the beauty pages without getting pulled in, but for the September issue of Vogue Japan this Hitchcock-inspired editorial ‘Vertigo In Her Eyes’ plays out a beautiful-yet-dramatic narrative to showcase some incredible beauty looks.

Model Patricia Van Der Vliet has been transformed into the archetypal blonde heroine, wearing a series of 1950s inspired looks, to play out scenes from some of Hitchcock’s most famous films including The Birds, Rear Window, Psycho and Vertigo.

Captured by photographer Lacey, the hyper-stylised beauty by Lisa Houghton in this editorial is breathtaking – I love the glamorous cat-eye liner, the round-tip nails and the vibrant-yet-slightly cold colour combinations, which works perfectly with the drama and suspense of the Hitchcock concept.

Are you a fan of this Hitchcock-inspired editorial?

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Aug 03 2013

Editorial Loving: Chloe Moretz Channels Old Hollywood For US Glamour

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Do you ever see some editorials and think why wasn’t that on the cover? Well that’s how I am feeling about the September issue of US Glamour. For the ‘Hollywood Issue’ the magazine went for Jennifer Aniston, yes I know she still sells covers, yes she does have a film out, but it just didn’t blow me away, on the other hand this editorial featuring young starlet Chloe Moretz channelling Old Hollywood glamour is divine.

Shot by legendary photographer Patrick Demarchelier, the young actress of Kickass fame looks gorgeous in this editorial which mixes 1940’s Hollywood with a touch of 90’s grunge. At only 16, Chloe looks incredible dressed in looks by Diane Von Furstenberg, Chanel, Saint Laurent, and Isabel Marant.

Just imagine what an impact her black and white pictures would have made on the cover – I know not very Glamour, but come on for the September issue they could have so pulled it off.

I haven’t seen Chloe look this good before in editorials, it is a little mature possible for age, but I think that’s why it works so well and she looks absolutely flawless. I can see many luxury brands considering her as a future face – especially beauty and fragrance brands.

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Feb 10 2013

Movie Marathon: Top 5 Fashion Films

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This week I was treated to a screening of one of my favourite films Breakfast at Tiffany’s starring the uber-stylish Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golighty by the Millennium Hotel in Mayfair and it got me thinking about what other stylish films I love to watch. There are a lot in my collection so narrowing down to five was hard, but here they are – do you agree?

1. The September Issue

With New York Fashion Week taking place at the moment and the fashion train coming to London on Friday, one of my favourite films that gives a great insight into the world of fashion has to be The September Issue. If you haven’t seen it and want to know what it takes to make a magazine, a look into how Anna Wintour works, and see Grace Coddington in action then this is the fashion film for you. Each time I watch I see/learn something different.

2. Breakfast at Tiffany’s

I think Holly Golighty has to be the original party girl and Audrey Hepburn plays her with such style and elegance and I love her oversized sunnies, the hats, and the tailored dresses. Plus George Peppard isn’t bad to look at!!! I love the idea of doing a day of firsts, playing Moon River on repeat, and I totally agree looking into Tiffany’s windows calms me right down as well. An iconic movie that never gets old, each time I see I love it a little more.

3. How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days

I couldn’t have my top five fashion films without including this Kate Hudson romantic comedy with the hunky Matthew McConaughey. Just for her incredible yellow gown at the end, paired with the gorgeous Isadora diamond it is a stylish must-see flick. But it is more than that, I also love her backless grey dress that she wears to the bar and her laid-back causal jeans and vest on the motorbike, basically this film just makes me love Kate Hudson even more. Can you imagine Gwyneth Paltrow as Andie? Apparently she was down to play the lead – I just don’t think the film would have been the same.

4. Sex and the City

Fashion and SATC goes hand-in-hand and I couldn’t do a fashionable movie marathon without including New York’s most stylish ladies – Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda. I loved the series, I had/have an obsession on Sarah Jessica Parker and her character Carrie, everything from her signature necklace, her love of shoes and her boy troubles and this big screen version cheers me right up. Plus you have to watch just to see Carrie in that gorgeous Vivienne Westwood wedding gown!!!

5. The Devil Wears Prada

Not only do I love this film because it is supposedly based on Lauren Weisberger’s real life while she was at Vogue, but it was Anne Hathaway’s breakaway film from the Princess Diaries, oh and I do love a transformation film. Plus this film is packed full of fashionable looks, from Andy’s Chanel blazer, that distressed studded bag, the hats, oh and that black John Galliano dress. Oh and I do love any film that includes shots of Paris.

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There were a lot of films I had to leave out like Clueless, Some Like It Hot, Almost Famous – a classic Kate Hudson film, Coco Before Chanel, and another Audrey Hepburn classic, Funny Face.

What are you favourite go-to fashion flicks?

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Aug 20 2012

Cover Loving: Coco Rocha’s Four September Issues

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It seems that the model with a thousand poses has snag not one but four September covers and each one of Coco Rocha is utterly different and memorising at the same time. I have gushed before about how much I love Coco, granted she isn’t a bombshell model like Gisele or Karolina Kurkova, or as cool as say Kate Moss, and she doesn’t seem to grace as many campaigns as say Karlie Kloss, but there is something so special and different about her that always makes me takes notice and I am loving her September covers.

I feel like I am on the panel of America’s Next Top Model or something but seriously the first thing you see from all the covers has to be her eyes closely following by her stunning bone structure. Her beautiful features come across beautifully on her cover for VS Magazine shot by Ellen Von Unwerth as well as her upwards gaze on the debut issue of Flair Germany snapped by Arnaud Pyvka. But my two favourite have to be her ELLE covers, both working the red autumn trend.

I going to have to give it to ELLE Korea, Coco looks stunning in her Louis Vuitton dress and sharp bob. But I can’t wait to pick up Elle Espana as apparently Coco has shot the entire magazine, not just the cover, all four editorials inside – now that is model power!!!

So which Coco cover do you prefer?

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[Pics: via thefashionspot.com]

Aug 03 2012

Cover Loving: Victoria Beckham For Glamour US

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I get VB as guest editor for a fashion issue, what I don’t get is why they went for such a playful cover. I am not saying I dislike I actually love seeing the goofy side of Victoria and come on only she could work a bubble bath and a Stephen Russell tiara, but surely with the tagline “Full-On Fashion” a full-on fashionable cover was needed.

I’m often asked, if I weren’t designing, what other job I would love to do. Once upon a time I would have said I’d be a ballet dancer—I trained as one for years! But if not dancing, I’d be a fashion editor – Victoria Beckham.

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The cover and the accompanying editorial made a little more sense once I had watched the behind the scenes video, see below, as the concept was all about being a glamorous soccer mom. So we see Victoria Beckham drinking a milkshake wearing a skimpy pair of knickers and an orange lace top by Lover, playing on a swing in a gorgeous Monique Lhuillier skirt, and showing her best editor pose in some geeky specs **which are apparently Victoria Beckham Opticals – LOVE** and of course wearing a dress from her own collection.

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OK, so I am not blown away by the cover, but the editorial is fun and I can’t wait to read the interview as Victoria talked to Glamour about her famous pout, her marriage, where she sees herself in five years, and why she’d never say never to having another baby.

On guest editing the September issue: “It’s been exciting for me to see my ideas come to life, from type colors to photo selection to casting. I even made my own list of Glamour fashion Don’ts to keep out of the issue: boat shoes (unless of course you’re designer Alber Elbaz or on a boat!), Bermuda shorts, nose rings, Crocs, and American tan tights (that’s nude pantyhose to you).”

On her husband, David Beckham, coming to see her fashion show in New York this past season: “It was the first time! He’s always been working or training. But I was nervous about this show. I was feeling a lot of pressure. He phoned me the night before, and I just said, ‘I want you to come be with me. I want a cuddle. I really do.’ And it was great to have him there. I think he was surprised; I don’t usually bother him with much detail. And then you get there, and the models, the hair, the makeup…I think he was blown away!”

For more information on the shoot and to read Victoria’s editor note head on over to Glamour.com, and check out the behind-the-scenes below – I don’t know about you but I can’t wait for the magazine to hit the newsstands on August 7.

[Pics/Video: Glamour.com]

Jan 30 2011

September Issue: The Infamous Unpublished Pic – Thanks Coco

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This weekend I re-watched the amazing documentary The September Issue by R J Cutler, starring the stylish team of American Vogue. It got me thinking of all the shots that are taken out of the 2007 September issue, especially from the Grace Coddington shoot, captured by Steven Meisel, and starring Coco Rocha.

This spread was my favourite section of the whole magazine, and it was a shame that some pages had to be left out *Anna wasn’t too keen on it*, but thanks to Coco here is the infamous unpublished picture – gorgeous isn’t it.

I wonder if magazines like Vogue, ELLE and Glamour would ever publish some of the unused material as part of an archive section of their websites? As I love the shot above and I bet there are many more beauties just gathering dust as a jpeg on publisher’s servers.

[Pic: via Coco Rocha's Facebook]

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