Review: Vogue Paris August 2014 Issue
By Heather Dunhill
Before I launch into my August review of Vogue Paris I have a question to ask: Have you experienced the magazine online? It will change absolutely everything. I download my copy via iTunes and it is the modern magazine reimagined… and it’s quite fabulous.
This month, swipe just once and you are on Gucci’s Bright Diamante découvrez le film, which just takes luxe advertising up, up, and far and away. Swipe two is a montage of continually changing and refreshing art fashion images found within. And, that was simply two swipes…. wait until you see what else is in store.
But I digress….
The opulence and exoticism of the Orient is back and was styled in "Bijoux" in a way that would meet the approval of Yves Saint Laurent himself. So beware if you are going to pull off the trend, it is best to take the advice of Coco Chanel — “take one thing off before leaving the house” — and flip it. Add at least one more piece, if not three.
And, if you want to get to know Carlyne Cerf De Dudzeele, the stylist before stylists were stylists, check out #CCD. This woman can literally pair together and pile on anything and make it look better than Carrie Bradshaw, always with the confidence of one who innately knows. By the way, this is the woman who single-handedly defined the 90s style of iconic supermodels from Campbell to Turlington. Yeah, CCD is cool.
But, really, my issue favorite is "Audacieuse" (Translation: Bold) with photos by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, styled by Emmanuelle Alt. Absolutely beyond bold and into fantastically divine where they took pieces from the likes of the big dogs — Ashish, Chanel, Saint Laurent, Valentino, Jean Paul Gaultier, Miu Miu, Gucci, Lanvin, Gareth Pugh, and Yohji Yamamoto — it’s otherworldly. I can’t spoil it for you… it is truly a must-see. You won’t be the same.
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