Vogue Paris: Blonde
By Kamila Brudzynska
A kiss on the hand may be quite continental
But diamonds are a girl's best friend
A kiss may be grand but it won't pay the rental on your humble flat
Or help you at the automat
In the short text next to the photos we can read the Marilyn Monroe quote: "I'm not interested in money. I just want to be wonderful." So, yes, the photo shoot "Blonde" will be inspired by her. I was afraid because I hate when celebrities or even huge stars are dressed up like Marilyn in shoots. She was the only one and she died in 1962. And it should be the end of the topic. BUT I have to admit that Magdalena Frackowiak, Giampaolo Sgura, Géraldine Saglio and the Vogue Paris team did a great job with the editorial "Blonde" for the May issue.
Talk to me Harry Winston, tell me all about it!
These pictures are not obvious and boring. It's only the inspiration, not the copy. Finally! Magda doesn't have the mole but we all know who she is playing. The hair is not the same, only similar. And I think Magda's poses are awesome because they don't look so fake as usual. She played this character better than many actresses that have tried, chapeau bas!
Time rolls on and youth is gone
And you can't straighten up when you bend
But stiff back or stiff knees
You stand straight at Tiffany's
The idea of the photo shoot also is not the empty, sad copy of Marilyn's one. In Vogue Paris we have more poses, we can see a new interpretation of MM original photos. Beautiful, classy jewelry is the first association to the song from the movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. This mix of connecting old and new ideas was amazing for me!
I don't mean rhinestones
But diamonds are a girl's best...
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