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Review: Vogue Paris June/July 2014 Issue

Review: Vogue Paris June/July 2014 Issue
By Heather Dunhill

Well, hello sunshine…

This, my style comrades, is why those of us with an aesthetically drawn eye buy magazines. But beyond us, it’s certain to get the attention of the doubtful heads who turn their noses up at fashion as superficial drudge.

No surprise when you learn that the indomitable duo of Inez & Vinoodh master planned "L'extase," the red-and-white-all-over editorial  with Emmanuelle Alt as stylist, a woman who has no doubt gotten her groove back and is deftly maneuvering all things Vogue Paris.

Let’s be honest, it’s not such an incredibly astonishing feat to turn Russian born model Natasha Poly, who’s hot off the red carpets of Cannes, into the epitome of the sexy siren. But it’s the subtlety of the dynamic millésime details; simplicity was no accident here. This June/July cover is the perfect summer storm collaboration of a team that hit all the right head turning notes from the location to the hot white lace ankle socks. Christiaan’s effortlessly chic, from the beach hair coupled with Lisa Butler’s take on seaside minimally divine beauty of neutral palette with scarlet lip to match that superb Herve Leger bikini.

The la vie en rose water world permeates the cover that is truly everything. They have surreptitiously enveloped her in the heat, the humidity, and the warm summer rays with all of the beautifully sublime sexiness of summer. It’s quite possible that Vogue Paris may have more influence on international tropical travel with this issue than Kimye did with their wedding.

By the way, I haven’t been able to bring myself to turn inside one of my fave fashion codas and I’m a major Jeff Koons fan and love all things Lou Doillon. Even that can’t tempt me to flip.the.page… yet.

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mai272014

Vogue Paris: Un Week-End

Vogue Paris: Un Week-End
By Paul Kolyer

Vogue Paris stars Edita Vilkeviciute and Andreea Diaconu have taken "Un Week-end" in the May issue! These girls with movie star looks travel in French bourgeois style, no Thelma and Louise here! Mikael Jansson's photos have a polished look with a sophisticated use of light! In beautifully composed photos, the West Coast sunlight caresses the impeccably dressed models as they drive up to Point Reyes, California.

These pages gain from a second look, the travel story of this couple allows Anastasia Barbieri to style with feminine/masculine clothing. Like all Anastasia's best work, her sense of style comes through in carefully chosen pieces that are of the moment yet timeless. A Ferragamo trench, Max Mara coat, and Saint Laurent black mocassins en cuir will take any girl through many weekends! "Wellie" style never looked better as both girls walk the shoreline in Hunter boots, and the sunlight seems to ignite Andreea's cigarette, highlighting her Elsa Peretti necklace.

The feminine/masculine theme is evident throughout with the "boyish" looks Anastasia has chosen for Andreea. The girls relaxing in the boat is fantastic for the clothing, lighting, and composition of the couple. Their bodies reflect the underlying erotic mood. Almost spooning, Edita is soft and sensual while Andreea is masculine in dress and gestures. The cozy mood heats up as Edita rests against Andreea on a sofa in this gorgeously lit shot. Andreea's peach and double Elsa Peretti pendants as well as Edita's watch and bracelet are pretty details in the sunlight.

Anastasia's personal style comes through in the photos. Andreea on the dock, or in the Ferretti pants and jacket with the Saint James hat like a Greek sailor's cap (seen on Emmanuelle Alt recently) or Edita in the Chloé blouse with men's Polo boxers and Céline heels! The same photo boasts a "self-portrait" of Barbieri via Andreea in the McQueen pantsuit and Charvet button down shirt!

Throughout this editorial Jansson's colors are amazing! The blue water, hint of spring green on the hills beyond, faded marigold, and bronze of the bicycles, Andreea's striped blouse... The destination of Point Reyes is on the side of the shipwreck while the girls pause to take in the sights. Here, too, Edita is more "girlie" in just a Mulberry sweater, with one sleeve of a different knitted texture than the right, and pushed up to show the watch. Anastasia gives a wink to laidback West Coast style with the socks and clogs, also popular in "granola" Moab, Utah!

Like all fantastic weekends, Sunday afternoons are inevitable with Monday just a sunrise away. What better way to end this trip than with the girls in just Chanel in a field back lit by the setting sun!

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mai252014

Vogue Paris June/July 2014: Natasha Poly

From the Vogue Paris web site...

Adresses, attitude, silhouette... Un condensé des incontournables à maîtriser avant de plonger dans le grand bleu de l'été. En kiosque le 4 juin.

"La mer est calme, limpide, les corps allongés sur le sable sont constellés de gouttelettes brillantes. Un fantasme? Non. C'est l'été. Ce numéro propose un mode d'emploi tout neuf pour savourer cette parenthèse dont on a rêvé toute l'année", écrit Emmanuelle Alt, rédactrice en chef de Vogue Paris, dans l'édito de ce numéro de juin/juillet 2014. Silhouette de rêve glissée dans un maillot au rouge vibrant, Natasha Poly fait grimper la fièvre du désir en couverture de cette édition, photographiée par le tandem Inez & Vinoodh. Une naïade immergée, rappelant la vision de Romy Schneider dans La Piscine, qui s'affiche avec audace grâce au programme de remise en forme formulé par Vogue. Gadgets high-tech, conseils de tops, méditation, sports... Retour aux fondamentaux pour se forger un mental d'acier et une allure assurée, habillée de rouge ou de blanc pour briller sous le soleil de l'été. Besoin de se rafraîchir? Cap sur des trésors haute joaillerie gorgés de couleurs cocktail ou sur les tendances de la pré-collection automne-hiver 2014-2015. Avant de peut-être flâner à l'ombre de l'exposition Jeff Koons ou de découvrir les bonnes adresses voyages des célébrités en vogue (Lou Doillon, Milla Jovovich, Karlie Kloss, Mario Testino...) pour s'évader à tout instant.

Vogue Paris n°948, en kiosque le 4 juin

The address book, the attitude, the look: we've got Summer covered, with everything you need before you take off for the sun, on sale June 4.

"The water is calm and clear, the bodies laid out on the sand sparkle with seaspray. Sun-drenched fantasy? No, it's the summertime. Our special issue brings a completely new approach to savoring the sunny coda that we long for all year," writes Emmanuelle Alt, Vogue Paris editor-in-chief, in her June/July 2014 editorial. With her enviable figure poured into a red bikini, cover girl Natasha Poly raises the temperature for Inez & Vinoodh, as a water babe to rival Romy Schneider in La Piscine. Get your own body beach-ready with the Vogue Paris approach to toning up for summer, as with a little help from technology, model advice, meditation and sport we go back to basics to keep body and mind in top form. Reach for the red and white looks that are set to turn heads poolside under the summer sun and when you’re ready for a little light refreshment, turn to the cocktail colors of our fine jewelry treasures and pre-Fall/Winter 2014-2015 round-up. Shade-seekers head to the upcoming Jeff Koons exhibition, or one of many insider addresses from fashion stars including Lou Doillon, Milla Jovovich, Karlie Kloss, and Mario Testino. Vacation time is just around the corner.
 
Vogue Paris
n°948, out June 4.

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mai222014

Review: Vogue Paris May 2014 Issue

Review: Vogue Paris May 2014 Issue
By Heather Dunhill

If you’re in it to pin it, then the May Vogue Paris is your month to make a significant contribution to the Pinterest community. From the heartthrob rouge Valentino pumps with embellished ankle strap in "News Mode" to the retro sunnies in "Lunettes" by Manon Latil. My particular faves are the impossibly sexy, limited edition white-hot Fendi aviators. I may soon be 500 (or $693.60) poorer….

This month’s tome qualifies as what a perfect issue should be. There is the new and never seen, styling inspiration, beauty for the healthy summer glow, and divine couture like Anja Rubik in a shocking pink organza by the ever-chic Gaultier Paris. But then again, all the photos with Anja from the shoot for "Backstage" by Mario Sorrenti as styled by Emmanuelle Alt are beyond. To tell you I love this feature is a major understatement so set your expectations higher. And, people get ready — this is a decidedly different EA that we are seeing. She has raised her game so watch your back Anna Wintour.

You will find that Vogue Paris has highlighted some of the most famous femmes in films like Greta Garbo and Liz Taylor in "Rendez-Vous," Catherine Deneuve in "Le Cinéma De Vogue," and our entrancing style icon Jackie Kennedy; "Jackie Forever" is a seven-page must-see. All of these fashion debutantes are proof that style is eternal and we can always mine the past for inspiration. And, just to touch on some glacially extraordinary jewels, "Bijoux" delights with diamonds and pages of arm party after arm party — so true that a girl can never have too many.

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mai192014

Happy 47th Birthday Emmanuelle Alt!

I am embarrassed to admit that yesterday the birthday of Emmanuelle Alt slipped my mind and I am a day late in sending her birthday greetings. Despite my tardiness, I hope you will enjoy this video in which Emmanuelle Alt and a few of the members of her Vogue Paris team celebrate her birthday by dancing to Pharrell's "Happy." Je suis désolé, Emmanuelle, joyeux anniversaire !

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Emmanuelle Alt photo courtesy of Fashion Spot. Birthday modification by Kellina de Boer.