Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Can You Understand the British Vogue Thing Now?

Oooooh. British Vogue has put up an archive of their past covers (though not complete - I mean, there's not even a 1996). Much better covers than our US ones, though I would say that Harper's Bazaar is always satisfying (if not a little tedious, at least for the subscriber version. It irritates me that I always like the newsstand version so much better).

This is my all-time favorite. I have it filed away in the attic. The gold stars clinched it for me.

An incredible Kate:

Oh my god. They let you search for covers by model. I've officially lost the next 4 hours of my life.

Another from my files:

I dont like poor Kylie's face on the cover, but the art direction and concept are great. Why wouldnt you buy this issue?

Can you imagine a fashion magazine doing a cover like this today?

I bought this issue on my last day in New York (2nd time). I was carrying two bunches of flowers from my birthday - daffodils (from my mom) and some pink tulips (from Maria) that matched this cover perfectly.

There have been some missteps. For instance, I almost didnt buy this issue because the cover sickened me.

They used this typesetting on an issue a few years ago. I like when they play with the logo font.

Oh, and the $15 issue:

I think it was worth it.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Paris - SPRING/SUMMER 2006 - Valentino to YSL

I cant get Gwen's "Harajuku Girls" out of my head while viewing these...

Valentino - I'm quite the fan of ankle-length pants (though mainly because my clothes are fairly ill-fitting) and with girlish blouses and flats, I cant think of an easier Spring work wardrobe. Along with the usual full circle skirts and a mini-er version of the boxing champion belts. The florals bored me a bit, but the black and white gowns are gorge.

Veronique Branquinho - I love the nighttime landscape prints and the cool-girl understated chic. And black leather fingerless gloves. Oooooh.

Viktor & Rolf - Ha! The inverse of each of the evening looks is almost as fantastic as the correct one. Disco-fabulous with slinky satins and over-the-top ruffles. I'm wondering now why I've always found side-ponytails so disdainful.

Vivienne Westwood - Does rag-tag late 70s punk styling ever get old? Not really. Especially mixed with some bright colors and mesh fabrics.

Yohji Yamamoto - Totally digging the way-too-cool trouser suits, partic in camo. Ooooh and some more Mos Eisley gear. Perfect for Ep3 viewing tonight!

YSL Rive Gauche - Ruffles! Gorgeous suits, hints of safari and Spain - utterly YSL, just toned down and slightly unsexed.