I Want To Be An Alt

Kellina de Boer

Paul Kolyer

Heather Dunhill

Kamila Brudzynska
Bernie Rothschild

Coups de cœur de Alt
Galerie de Alt
Armoire de Alt
quoi de neuf
Vogue Paris

Vogue Hommes

Vogue Paris Collections


IWTBAA Black Tee

IWTBAA White Mug

IWTBAA White Tee

I Want To Be A Roitfeld

I Want To Be A Battaglia

I Want To Be A Coppola


Chloé: Attitudes
By Sarah Mower


Jane & Serge
By Andrew Birkin


Loulou de la Falaise
By Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni


Halston: Inventing American Fashion
By Lesley Frowick


Dries van Noten
By Pamela Golbin


A Denim Story
By Emily Current, Meritt Elliott, Hilary Walsh 


Veruschka: From Vera to Veruschka
By Johnny Moncada


Draw Blood for Proof
By Mario Sorrenti


Diana Vreeland Memos:
The Vogue Years

By Alexander Vreeland


I Want To Be An Alt: Year Two

Today marks the second anniversary of I Want To Be An Alt, two amazing years following Emmanuelle Alt, editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris and style influence to many around the world. It has been an interesting year and I love all of you for reading along. I would like to express my thanks to the contributors to the site — the writers, the photographers, and the artists that lend their talents to make it worth visiting — especially my brilliant editorial team: Kamila Brudzynska, Heather Dunhill, Richard James, Kate Ringo Suzuki, and Bernie Rothschild. Extra special thanks to my beau, Michael, for the constant encouragement and the grounding element, you are my huckleberry. I very much look forward to another fabulous year ahead with all of you!

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Emmanuelle Alt photographs © 1997 20 Ans and © 2003–2013 Condé Nast.  Anniversary collage by Kellina de Boer.


Vogue Paris: Christy

Vogue Paris: Christy
By Heather Dunhill 

What an amazing trifecta of talent on these impactful pages of Vogue Paris — stylist Géraldine Saglio, photographers Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin (AKA Inez & Vinoodh) and the stunningly sexy model Christy Turlington, who has been quoted as saying: “I sincerely feel that beauty largely comes from within.” Maybe that’s why as a forty-four year old mother she is still on the pages of one of the hottest fashion magazines out there. Surprising to think, by antiquated industry standards, that she was “too old” to model more than a decade ago. How nice for us that has evolved and the teens and tweens are no longer the primary keepers of what makes a woman beautiful.

Turning the pages, at first glance it’s easy to be drawn in by the tights — Saglio signals that it’s time to embrace hosiery, again. But this time around, the modern twist is to make them a focal point and a layered accessory. Even a chic necessity as with the black leather braided mini-skirt. Then, take a closer look at the makeup by Aaron de Mey and hair by James Pecis; it’s perfection. Goes to show for those of you out there that consider makeup an after thought to your look…

But it’s the incredibly moody and limited palette that catches us off guard, the stark contrast of black on white and the absence of color that makes the strongest statement. Except, of course, for the unexpected crimson in a coffee mug, rose, or contemporary chair. Reminding us with all the color that abounds in fashion now, not to turn our back on ebony, or ivory for that matter, because it can bring the drama with the subtlest inflection. It’s art — the edgy, sexy, modern kind.

More from Vogue Paris December 2012/January 2013

Vogue Paris: Carla en privé
By Kate Ringo Suzuki

Vogue Paris: Emmanuelle
By Richard James

Vogue Paris: Helena
By Bernie Rothschild

Vogue Paris: Les Sept Vies De Carla Bruni
By Kamila Brudzynska

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Vogue Paris editorial image © 2012 Condé Nast. All Rights Reserved.


Emmanuelle Alt At Chanel

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Emmanuelle Alt At Versace

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Emmanuelle Alt at Versace show photographs © 2013 Condé Nast and augustolignanoboutique.blogspot.com


Emmanuelle Alt At Dior

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Emmanuelle Alt at Dior show photograph © 2013 Getty Images