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


Vogue and The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute: Parties, Exhibitions, People
By Hamish Bowles


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


Joyeux Noël From I Want To Be An Alt

Joyeux noël to you, dear reader, from all of us at I Want To Be An Alt! Special thanks to Paul Kolyer for his charming illustration of Vogue Paris editor-in-chief Emmanuelle Alt and her puppy featured here in celebration of the holidays. I love the spirit of Emmanuelle that Paul has captured with his pencil strokes — somewhat sassy, a bit sweet, but totally chic.

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Emmanuelle Alt illustration © 2014 Paul Kolyer. All Rights Reserved.


Louis Vuitton X Vogue Paris

Louis Vuitton X Vogue Paris
By Paul Kolyer

A great gift this season would be Rizzoli's Louis Vuitton Fashion Photography edited by Michel Mallard. It features the editorials of Vogue Paris fashion editors through 1999 to the present. I am biased but I love their work the most! In the foreword by Martin Harrison, he states: "The photograph has to a large extent replaced the diary. If the fashion photograph is generally considered to provide a highly specialized record of society, it nonetheless addresses with some acuity our dreams and desires, as well as our appearance." I like to think this applies to Kellina de Boer's IWTBAA, IWTBAB, and IWTBAR, in that the fashion editor has stepped to the front of the camera and captured our dreams and desires with their own real life personal style. We can "have our cake and eat it too" by enjoying their photographic stylings as fashion fantasy and aspiration, and relish real life glimpses of their street and event clothes, worn with modern elegance and ease! The obsession with style never goes out of style, and what fun it is,"the icing on our cake"!

Anastasia Barbieri and Mikael Jansson, 2011

Emmanuelle Alt, Inez van Lamsweerde, and Vinoodh Matadin, 2011

Carine Roitfeld and François Nars, 2009

Carine Roitfeld and David Sims, 2009

Ludivine Poiblanc and Terry Richardson, 2004

Carine Roitfeld and Mario Testino, 1999

Emmanuelle Alt and Mario Sorrenti, 2011

Emmanuelle Alt, Inez van Lamsweerde, and Vinoodh Matadin, 2012

Célia Azoulay and David Bellemere, 2013

Emmanuelle Alt, Mert Alas, and Marcus Piggott, 2014

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Vogue Paris editorial images © 1999–2014 Condé Nast. All Rights Reserved.


Mario Sorrenti For Vogue Paris

Mario Sorrenti For Vogue Paris and Vogue Hommes
By Paul Kolyer

Vogue Hommes Fashion Director/Vogue Paris Fashion Editor Anastasia Barbieri styles hot French actor Louis Garrel for the Fall 2014 Vogue Hommes cover shoot. Mario Sorrenti photographs Garrel for this issue with the theme "Surrender to the fever of the night."

As stated in the Vogue Hommes Guest List page, "Every time he makes an appearance in the magazine, the experience is a memorable one. When we talked to him about Louis Garrel, Sorrenti, whose Italian origins have surely honed his taste for all things European, he agreed immediately. He was won over by the young actor"s 'New Wave' profile, uncompromising choice of films, and the plaudits for his performance in the latest film on Saint Laurent. The photo shoot in a ramshackle house in the Paris suburbs highlights Louis Garrel's magnetic, twilight beauty."

Mario Sorrenti works so well with the Vogue Paris crew, and when he teams with Emmanuelle Alt the outcome is spectacular. The Vogue Hommes Guest List page says, "Emmanuelle Alt is a regular contributor to Vogue Hommes. As Fashion Director of Vogue Paris, this willowy Parisian, with her lively wit, deftly guided the costume choices of Mario Sorrenti, whose long-time helper she is. And what does Emmanuelle Alt see a sex symbol wearing? 'Forget trendy designer labels. Jeans, a sweater or a T-shirt worn under a jacket that seems welded to you. When it's just right, when you don't see the effort, it's irresistible.'" I leave you with a few more of the self-portraits of Mario, styled by Emmanuelle Alt for the Vogue Hommes Spring/Summer 2009 issue.

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Vogue Paris editorial images © 2014 Condé Nast. All Rights Reserved.


Vogue Paris Translation: Le Point De Vue De Vogue November 2014

‹‹Fresh face›› rayonnante, si chic dans sa combinaison blanc flocon, le mannequin Veruschka, ici photographiée par Franco Rubartelli en 1968, incarne les tendances de la saison. En deux mots : l'allure et l'éclat. Ce numéro spécial beauté met en lumière l'avancée spectaculaire des soins anti-âge. Les nouveaux protocoles agissent avec douceur, sont plus tendres pour le peau. Du coup, les résultats sont plus naturels et plus précis. Et si on traque le vernis glowy de la jeunesse, c'est aussi possible grâce à de simples twists de pigments ou une subtile variation capillaire. En fait, ce qui est génial aujourd'hui, c'est que tout est possible. À condition de ne pas en faire trop.

"Fresh face" radiant, so chic in her white snowflake combination, the supermodel Veruschka, photographed here by Franco Rubartelli in 1968, embodies the trends of the season. In two words: the look and the shine. This special beauty issue highlights the spectacular advance in anti-aging treatments. The new protocols act gently, are softer on the skin. So, the results are more natural and more precise. And if one tracks the glowy veneer of youth, it is also possible with simple twists of pigments or a subtle capillary variation. In fact, it is great now because anything is possible. Provided you do not do too much.

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Vogue Paris editorial image © 2014 Condé Nast. All Rights Reserved.


Vogue Paris: Le Bel Âge

Vogue Paris: Le Bel Âge
By Paul Kolyer

Vogue Paris has a history of featuring stunning beauties on the covers and in the editorials. Looking through copies of Vogue en beauté (1920-2007) and Vogue Paris Covers: 1920-2009 is always inspiring.

I think Carine Roitfeld's words from the foreword to Vogue Paris Covers hold true for the work of Emmanuelle Alt as well. November's cover is a great example!

Plastic surgery procedures are everywhere and openly discussed in today's beauty features. But one can never underestimate the power of great makeup and good lighting!

Fashion loves before-and-after editorials and the November issue has a beautiful selection by Suzanne Koller and Mario Sorrenti. Sorrenti has given Vogue Paris some amazing beauty shots and editorials over the years! For "Double Jeu," Koller enlists hot makeup artist Aaron de Mey.

Flashback to world-renowned fashion photographer Francesco Scavullo and his transformations in the 1982 book Scavullo Women.

Don't you love when great editors, photographers, and makeup artists capture the look of the times!

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