As a Barbie girl, I’ve been obsessed by the creative magazine editorial’s from around the globe following my favourite dolls fashion resurgence helped along by the amazing Barbie-inspired Moschino spring/summer 2015 collection. First we had Vogue Paris re-creating Barbie as real-life designer dolls, complete with the lust worthy accessories inside a box, and now it seems Vogue Japan and Anna Dello Russo have gone one better with their editorial starring the gorgeous Rosie Huntington-Whiteley doing her best Barbie impression, and it is spot on.
Whereas many magazine seem to be scaling back on their productions and storytelling for their fashion editorials except maybe the big September and March issues, I’m loving that Vogue Japan is keeping the elaborate fashion editorials alive, and the November issue features a gorgeous ‘Fun to be the Princess’ spread. Swedish photographer Camilla Akrans captures the stunning Nadja Bender in an exquisitely styled shoot by Sissy Vian featuring regal looks by Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Valentino, Armani and Ralph Lauren and I just think it is stunning. As well as loving the fashion and the setting of a grand old house with elegant high
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
I have long admired Vogue Japan’s covers and I had to admit I am loving Kate Moss as a ball of sunshine in Louis Vuitton for the magazine’s April cover. Shot by Mert & Marcus, this cover has been getting a lot of stick for the weird lighting, Kate’s fake-tan overload and the decision to have it on a white background, I think it is just me but it is because of all those reasons that I like this cover. First up the lighting really does project sunshine, it looks like it is radiating out that gorgeous feather-embellished Louis Vuitton dress