I Want To Be An Alt

Kellina de Boer
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Paul Kolyer
MANAGING EDITOR

Heather Dunhill
FASHION EDITOR

Yuka Ryou
VISUAL EDITOR

CONTRIBUTING EDITORS
Justine Ariel
Kamila Brudzynska
Bernie Rothschild

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vendredi
déc.202013

Introducing… Paul Kolyer, Managing Editor

I am thrilled to introduce the newest addition to the I Want To Be An Alt team — Paul Kolyer, managing editor! A loyal reader of the site, his enthusiasm for Emmanuelle Alt and all things Vogue Paris is contagious and I hope that his passion will be an inspiration to all. Please join me in welcoming Paul to the team!

Paul Kolyer
Managing Editor

Bonjour Vogue Paris Fans!

Indulge me in a fashion fantasy; as Emmanuelle and I are dashing to the next couture show, Jennifer Neyt from vogue.fr pulls me aside to ask a few rapid-fire questions, as if I'm someone from the Fashion Stratosphere!

Designer?
  Alber Elbaz.

IPod?
  Lana del Rey.

Film?
  Blow-Up.

TV?
  "Homeland."

Icon?
  Garbo.

Model?
  Anja Rubik.

Photographer?
  Hiro.

Color?
  Navy Blue.

Art?
  Antonio Canova.

Parfum?
  Muscs Koublai Khan by Serge Lutens.

Fashion Desire?
  Jumpsuit by Balmain Hommes SS14.

Accessory?
  Margiela cuff.

New Fashion Find?
  SIKI IM Men SS14.

Food?
  Vegetarian Sushi.

Book? 
  Minimalism and Fashion: Reduction in the Postmodern Era by Elyssa Dimant.

Architecture?
  Mies van der Rohe.

Obsession?
   Emmanuelle Alt.

Dream?
   Paris.

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Paul Kolyer photographs © 2013 Paul Kolyer. All Rights Reserved.

mercredi
déc.112013

Review: Vogue Paris December 2013 Issue

Review: Vogue Paris December 2013 Issue
By Heather Dunhill

Mon dieu ! Have you seen the December cover of Vogue Paris? Please tell me you have. It’s a seductively sweet portrait of the Beckhams; Victoria and David, that is, by the dynamic photographic duo Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. I’m going out on a limb here and declaring it the most remarkable VP cover since Emmanuelle Alt took the reigns.

What’s incredibly cool is that the perpetually impeccable and always in demand Victoria Beckham served as the guest editor of the holiday issue, which includes a peek into her private life before and after David and their flock of four of the most gorgeous children ever. Victoria shares a personal side we rarely see that includes touching family photos and memories as well as some quality time with her friends Valentino Garavani and Marc Jacobs.

And the editorials are the precise blend of soigné and louche luxe from her Brigitte Bardotesque photos in "Beauté" to Violaine Binet’s interview "Queen Victoria" to "Vie privée" (Translation: "A Very Private Affair"). Victoria is proof that, as a woman, you really can have it all.

The entire tome is a lavish feast for the senses — perfect for the month in which we love to imbibe in all things decadent.

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samedi
nov.302013

Review: Vogue Paris November 2013 Issue

Review: Vogue Paris November 2013 Issue
By Heather Dunhill

Most of us have a tried and true way of addressing a newly arrived issue of Vogue Paris. Well, I do anyway. I quickly buzz through then I give it a second go where I comb over the contents and little details. Of course, I have a few faves that I’d like to draw your attention to.

"Rendez-vous" always slows my initial thumbing through to a complete pause; it’s dependable eye candy. Really, if you don’t give it a second thought, I encourage you to take a peek. It features the next must-be-in-the-know highlights from art to music to people. Seriously. What’s more, they’re snippet snapshots quick copy to keep you current.  And, the photos have a captivating quality.

Same thing with "C’est Vogue," something gawk-worthy is front-and-center. This month’s "Allure Couture" first page highlights two pastel Dior handle bags, the word “fondant” is used to describe its decadence and I think it’s perfect. But it’s the Andy Warhol stiletto that will make you really want to own a piece of collaborative stylish art history. Don’t be too quick to speed past the editorial is styled by Celia Azoulay who has the potential to follow in the footsteps of Grace Coddington. ~Gasp!~ Did I actually say that??? Yep. She has tons of personality and original styling; the pix jump off the page. Or, you want to hop in, one or the other.

Of course, the cover story with Giselle is dynamic and divine, further proof that supermodels never go out of style, no matter the age. And, you can certainly rely on a smokin’ sexy hot layout, the epitome… non, rather so utterly French. It’s their right to remind the world they know the beauté of the bod and it’s not shock value, it’s fashion. Emmanuelle has reshaped and molded this tome into a must-read. Just what we’ve always wanted it to be…

PS: Be sure to catch a glimpse of the devastatingly gorgeous guy on pages 97-104. You just know he’s a bad boy who makes for a memorable date but he’s not the marrying kind.

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vendredi
nov.292013

Vogue Paris December 2013/January 2014: David And Victoria Beckham

From the Vogue Paris web site…

"Nous avons confié les rênes de ce numéro à une femme qui, dans cette collaboration, s'est révélée tout le contraire de son image. Spontanée, pleine d'humour. Modeste et dotée d'une saine ambition à la fois. Perfectionniste comme les vrais passionnés", écrit Emmanuelle Alt, rédactrice en chef de Vogue Paris, dans l’édito du numéro de décembre/janvier 2014. Créatrice établie et désormais incontournable de la scène mode new-yorkaise, Victoria Beckham a construit son succès aux quatre coins du monde: à Londres tout d'abord, où elle décroche en 2011 le prix de Designer Brand of the Year, à Los Angeles ensuite, où se trouvent sa famille de cœur et ses adresses fétiches, et à Paris, au rythme des nominations de David Beckham. L'homme qui partage sa vie depuis 14 ans est bien entendu à ses côtés pour ce numéro de Vogue Paris. Une love story immortalisée en toute intimité sur deux couvertures collector par l'œil attendri du duo de photographes Inez & Vinoodh. Derrière les robes du soir et les smokings impeccablement coupés, David Beckham se raconte sous la plume de Marie Darrieussecq, quand Victoria se dévoile sans fard dans une interview complice. Comme une invitation à passer Noël en famille, Victoria Beckham plonge dans ses souvenirs et ouvre les pages de son album photo. Des clichés intimes émaillés de dessins signés par ses enfants: Harper, Cruz, Romeo et Brooklyn. A quoi ressemble le quotidien d'une créatrice propulsée dans le firmament du star system? Vogue le raconte à travers un reportage exclusif et vibrant dans les coulisses de son défilé printemps-été 2014, mais aussi en se glissant dans les robes de Victoria dans une série retraçant sa vie à Paris, ou en l'accompagnant lors d'un tea-time avec ses proches: un casting de rêve signé Valentino Garavani, Anish Kapoor ou Marc Jacobs, qui lui a un jour donné son meilleur conseil "sois fidèle à toi-même et ne lésine jamais sur la qualité". Une exigence qui traverse ce numéro de décembre/janvier, des idées cadeaux ultra-luxe aux images inédites de la maison de Brigitte Bardot, La Madrague, en passant par les tablettes puisque Vogue Paris lance en simultané son édition mensuelle digitale interactive et enrichie pour l’iPad.
 
Vogue Paris, n° 943, en kiosque le 2 décembre

"We entrusted the editor's chair for this issue to a woman who revealed herself to be the absolute opposite of her public image while we were working together. Spontaneous and full of humor, she's modest, with a healthy dose of ambition. And like all those who are truly passionate about what they do, Victoria is a perfectionist," writes Emmanuelle Alt, editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris in her December/January 2014 editorial. 

While Beckham has become a fashion superstar on the New York scene, she’s built a global business empire, never failing to build on her success wherever life has taken her. In London she picked up 2011’s Designer Brand of the Year award at the British Fashion Awards, in Los Angeles she made a home for herself and her family, and, in Paris she didn’t skip a beat, following husband David Beckham as he joined football team Paris Saint Germain. Indeed, David Beckham, the man with whom Victoria has shared her life for the past 14 years, was at the designer’s side throughout her time at Vogue Paris, a fact that shines through on the pages of the issue and in Inez & Vinoodh’s tender shots of the couple. Later in the issue, writer Marie Darrieussecq sits down with Beckham to discover what makes the woman behind all those stunning evening gowns and impeccably cut tuxedo suits tick. And, in an extended holiday invitation to Vogue Paris readers, Victoria Beckham shares Christmas memories, family photos, personal anecdotes and even some of her four children’s drawings. 

So, what does a typical day look like for the designer? Vogue Paris reveals all, stepping backstage at Beckham’s Spring/Summer 2014 show and following in the star’s famously high-heeled footsteps to take in her favorite Paris hotspots. Back in London come tea time, readers join Beckham and friends Valentino Garavani, Anish Kapoor and Marc Jacobs, once advised Beckham to “be true to yourself and never scrimp on style,” as they reminisce and talk fashion. And, to look at the pages of the issue which sparkle with holiday inspiration, luxury gift ideas and a little winter warmth courtesy of an exclusive look at La Madrague — Brigitte Bardot's house on the French Riviera, a corner of the country beloved by Bardot and Beckham alike — Victoria has taken Jacobs’ words to heart.

Vogue Paris, n° 943, out December 2

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Vogue Paris December 2013/January 2014 issue cover © 2013 Condé Nast.

mercredi
nov.202013

Vogue Paris Collections Printemps-Été 2014

Vogue Paris Collections Printemps-Été 2014 hits newsstands today and the future looks bright… perhaps too bright? At least she has totally banished black, using it to punctuate...

La couverture annonce la couleur : l’été 2014 sera contrasté. Au programme de ce guide des tendances : les défilés de New York, Londres, Milan et Paris décryptés à travers près de 2000 looks et 1500 accessoires. En kiosque le 20 novembre.

"Puisqu’un édito consiste à annoncer la couleur, allons-y. L’été sera contrasté : clair, mais aussi obscur." écrit Emmanuelle Alt, rédactrice en chef de Vogue Paris dans l’édito du Vogue Collections printemps-été 2014. En couverture de cette édition spéciale, qui condense les meilleurs looks et accessoires de la dernière Fashion Week, un camaïeu de jaune et de rouge, habillé de traits noirs dessinants les contours d’une saison haute en contrastes. Rumeurs tribales, esprit arty, street couture, jeux de transparence... Le meilleur des tendances de la saison, que Vogue Paris décrypte dans ce guide essentiel à découvrir en kiosque le 20 novembre prochain.

The clue is on the cover: Spring is set to be bright. Packed with the collections that count for Spring/Summer 2014 from New York, London, Milan, and Paris, the Vogue Paris fashion bible is out November 20, with 2,000 looks and 1,500 accessories to browse.

"An editor's letter is there to set the tone for the coming season, so let's go: Summer 2014 will be full of contrasts, light and shade," writes Vogue Paris Editor-in-Chief Emmanuelle Alt, in Vogue Collections Spring/Summer 2014. The cover of the fashion insider's reference is a mosaic of blood red and egg-yolk yellow, punctuated with graphic black, condensing trends, photos, and show reports from across four Fashion Weeks into one volume that outlines a season of contrasts. From arty to tribal, sportswear to transparency, Vogue Paris hand-picks the top trends for next season, curating a staggering 2,000 looks and 1,500 accessories, from 200 designers. And that's a lot of front-row hours.

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