I Want To Be An Alt wishes you a Happy Valentine's Day from all of us! The new editorial team pooled our thoughts on "Girl Meets Boy" from the June 2010 issue of Vogue Paris; read more below. Emmanuelle Alt styled the editorial featuring model Raquel Zimmermann and David Sims shot the photographs. What is your take on "Girl Meets Boy"?
KATE: The girl meets the boy but then where did she go? There is very little softness here. Some of the pictures do manage to project a strong and sexy brand of femininity. But for the most part I'm not feeling the whole "A Flock of Seagulls" meets "Duckie" meets "Andrew Dice Clay" vibe... And yes, I happened to love that movie, Pretty in Pink.
KELLINA: Hmmm, perhaps we need to know more about Emmanuelle's vision for the piece... "Lorsque les jolies filles jouent aux auvais garçons... Un rock around the jean aux airs androgynes à incarner avec humour et multi-attribut street masculins." or in English, "When pretty girls play with bad boys... A rock around the jeans with an androgynous air that embodies the masculine street vibe with humor." I think the goodness here is in the details that Emmanuelle chose to set the scene — the hats, the suspenders, the ties with clips, the loafers with jeans rolled just so, against the oodles of jewelry, the polished makeup, and the manicured nails. Love especially those Eddie Borgo bracelets. Also love that Emmanuelle managed to work within the subdued duotone palette throughout the editorial.
MILLA: "Boy Seeks Girl” would be a far better title as Emmanuelle's love of jeans and androgynous vibe takes over. There is nothing feminine, pretty, or even sexy here. Perfect for the “too-cool-for-school” lot, but no, this does nothing for me. Raquel Zimmermann's Brazilian curves have been overshadowed by a 70s rock chick from the projects!
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