Tag Archive: Vogue Paris

Dec 11 2014

Editorial Loving: Vogue Paris – Real-Life Designer Barbie Dolls

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It has been a while since I have actually posted something on my blog that hasn’t had something to do with my wedding, sorry about that but I hope you understand that it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that I just had to share. So, before I bombard you with photographs from my UK celebrations that fingers crossed you all want to see, I thought I would showcase this amazing editorial from the latest issue of Vogue Paris with real-life designer Barbie dolls.

I have always dreamed of a collection full of designer Barbie dolls, I have a Karl Lagerfeld, a Dior, a Kate Spade one, complete with a little dog, a Coach doll with the cutest bag I wish I would steal, as well as a trio of Christian Louboutin dolls with better footwear than me, so I literally gasped aloud when I saw this beautiful and creative editorial taking inspiration from the Moschino Barbie collection and dressing up each real-life doll in looks from the likes of Valentino, Chanel, Gucci and Miu Miu.

What I love most about this editorial shot by Giampaolo Sgura has to be the fact that models Elizabeth Erm and Magdalena Frackowiak have been shot like Barbie dolls inside their boxes, it is as though they are sat on a shelf in a toy store waiting for me to take them home.

The styling by creative duo Claire Dhelens and Celia Azoulay is outstanding, not only are they showcasing the designer’s latest collections but they really do illustrate what the brand is about – from the butterflies and flowers of Valentino to the David Bowie vibes of Saint Laurent, and the fun-girl pompoms of Miu Miu, and don’t get me started on the equestrian chicness of Gucci, I basically need Mattel to make that happen stat!!

It is hard to pick a favourite, I do love the total Barbie vibes of Moschino, as well as the accessories of the Louis Vuitton doll, she even has her very own doll-sized trunk, seriously swooning over that, and a Ralph Lauren air-stewardess dressed all in gold is super fun, but I think my heart belongs to Chanel, did you see her make-up, her pearl jewellery and her handbags.

It seems Barbie is very much in fashion at the moment and I love this creative-twist on showcasing the latest collections, it must have taken a lot of hours to build the sets and to meticulously attach all the accessories, and I just love that the models are such great dolls!!!

Which real-life Barbie doll is your favourite?

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[Pics: Giampaolo Sgura for Vogue Paris]

Nov 29 2013

Cover Loving: Beckhams’ Grace Vogue Paris

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If there was ever a time I wish I could read fluent French it is now, as the December issue of Vogue Paris not only has an amazing cover featuring Victoria and David Beckham, but it is also guest-edit by the designer.

There are two great covers shot by photographers Inez and Vinoodh, each features an intimate moment between Victoria and David, and I love them both. What surprises me most about the covers is how Victoria captures the attention over her hunky hubbie, plus how good does she look in green – she should wear that colour more often.

“We entrusted the editor’s chair for this issue to a woman who revealed herself to be the absolute opposite of her public image while we were working together,” revealed Emmanuelle Alt, editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris. “Spontaneous and full of humour, she’s modest, with a healthy dose of ambition. And like all those who are truly passionate about what they do, Victoria is a perfectionist.”

So what can you expect from Victoria’s edit – well apparently a look into her world from her family to afternoon tea with Valentino, as well as a look backstage at her spring/summer 2014 show, and a few of her Christmas memories. There is also an interview with her discussing her relationship with David and a fashion shoot by David Sims called “In Bed With Victoria”.

Roll on December 2 when Paris Vogue hits newsstands.

Which cover do you prefer? And will you be buying a copy next month?

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[Pics: www.vogue.fr]

Aug 13 2012

Cover Loving: Kate, Lara and Daria All Wear The Same Dress For New Look Vogue Paris

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I had been wondering how long it would take Emmanuelle Alt to place her own stamp on Vogue Paris it has been a staggering 18-months since she succeeded Carine Roitfeld as editor in chief and it seems she wanted to wait for a September issue to showcase a new fresh vibe for one of my favourite magazines.

The new cleaner, airier layout, with remodelled typography has taken its inspiration from Vogue Paris’ look in the Sixties and Seventies, I have a number of vintage Vogue Paris magazines from then and I am excited to see it in print.

To launch the new look Vogue Paris the magazine has shot three collectors’ covers, featuring three supermodels Kate Moss, Daria Werbowy and Lara Stone, all snapped by Mert & Marcus, all wearing the same Dolce & Gabbana black dress, and all sporting the same slicked back hair and red lippy – yep identical covers. So basically it is a fashion face-off between Kate, Daria and Lara to see who can wear the dress best!!!

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Vogue Paris September issue hits newsstands on August 23 – I think I will be reaching for Lara’s cover – what about you?

[Pics: Vogue.fr]

Feb 07 2012

Video Loving: Vogue Paris Does Wham

My love for Vogue Paris goes way back, my copy of the 90th anniversary is one of my prized possessions, but I have to admit that I was a little worried for my fav International mag when Carine Roitfeld left the title – but when Emmanuelle Alt decided to lip-synch to Wham as part of the relaunch of Vogue.fr she most certainly got my vote!!!

From the all-white outfit, the dodgy dance moves, the supermodel backing singers, and the Paris Vogue staff as the crowd – this is one completely cheesy-but-amazing video and I think I actually prefer Emmanuelle’s version of Wham’s Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go. Oh and I totally prefer the Vogue emblazoned t-shirts than the ‘Choose Life’ shirts that George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley – is it wrong that I want one???

I love how this video not only highlights Vogue Paris’ amazing new website, which has a Tumblr feel to it now, but it also brings Emmanuelle to the limelight just ahead of fashion month.

Well played Vogue Paris – well played Emmanuelle – I love it.

Dec 06 2011

Cover Loving: Kate Moss as David Bowie – Again

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As you all will know by now I am an avid Vogue Paris reader, but I have to confess I am not sure about the December/January cover showing Kate Moss transformed into Ziggy Stardust. As a David Bowie tribute goes it is authentic, complete with the bright orange-hued mullet wig, but I kind of think that Vogue UK did a better job depicting Kate as Bowie on their May 2003 cover shot by Nick Knight.

One thing I do love though is the sparkly Balmain dress and her striking stare.

Also is Moss getting younger or have Paris Vogue gone a little crazy with the photoshop??

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[Pics: Paris Vogue/Vogue UK]

Dec 19 2010

Vogue Paris: Oh No Carine Roitfeld Is Leaving

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This week one of my favourite magazines, Vogue Paris announced that its Editor-in-Chief Carine Roitfeld is leaving, after 10-years she is leaving to focus on personal projects.

I am a huge fan of Vogue Paris, more so I think than the British and American editions, and I think in large it has to do with Carine’s influence on the magazine. For me it is the only Vogue that is completely chic in its editorial, taking plenty of risks and always seems to be one-step ahead of the competition!

Over the years, I have loved the special editions, the 90th anniversary issue with the gorgeous Lara Stone, the guest editors especially this month’s with Tom Ford, but for me it is always the one magazine I get excited about each month to see the fashion editorial spreads – always amazing styling, models and photographers.

“It’s 10 years that I’m editor of the magazine. I think it’s time to do something different,” explained Carine.

No word as yet on who will replace Carine, of course the rumours have already begun, maybe the former Russian Editor Aliona Doletskaya, but my money is on Vogue Paris’ Fashion Director Emmanuelle Alt. But whoever it is they have big shoes to fill!!

It is already a buzz across the internet:

Carine Roitfeld Resigns From French Vogue – Runway NY Times

Carine Roitfeld is striking a goodbye pose for Vogue Paris – Swide

Who Will Replace Carine Roitfeld at Vogue Paris? A List of Fantasy Suggestions – Fashionista

The All-NSFW Carine Roitfeld Retrospective – The Cut

Oct 25 2010

Cover Loving: Natasha Poly For Vogue Paris

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I am still so excited about finally collecting my October issue of Vogue Paris, with my limited-edition photo portfolio at the weekend, and then I see this cover. How amazing does Natasha Poly look? She works cute and edgy at the same time and is the perfect choice to front the magazine’s Love & Peace spread shot by Mario Sorrenti.

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