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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