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mai042013

Vogue Paris Translation: Le Point De Vue De Vogue May 2013

I applaud Emmanuelle Alt's punk chic approach to the May issue of Vogue Paris as inspired by the exhibit "Punk: Chaos to Couture," opening this month at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. I admire the current punk styling as well as the finely curated flashbacks. Brava, Emmanuelle ! Encore, s'il vous plait !

Le punk est dans l'air. Une attitude, des looks, un courant de fond, auxquels fait écho une formidable exposition au Met de New York («Punk : Chaos to Couture»). Pendant les défilés de l'hiver 2014, on notait une allure rebelle chez Hedi Slimane pour Saint Laurent, du vinyle et des clous chez Donatella Versace, des crêtes de couleur chez Fendi, ou encore des cuissardes bardées de chaînes chez Chanel. Le mouvement punk, celui des origines, est né à New York au tournant des années 70 au fond d'un bar du Bowery. Quel était le mot d'ordre ? Refuser la loi du business, affirmer son identité. À Londres, Malcolm McLaren et Vivienne Westwood, duo génial et libertaire, prenaient le relais dans leur boutique de King's Road. Jeans et T-shirts déchirés, épingles à nourrice, crânes rasés dévalèrent dans la rue. Ce n'était pas qu'un feu de paille. Alexander McQueen, John Galliano, mais aussi Marc Jacobs, Rick Owens, Karl Lagerfeld, sans oublier Riccardo Tisci ont tour puisé dans les codes punk. Une véritable révolution du style, «Forever Young».

Punk is in the air. An attitude, of the looks, an undercurrent, which echoes a great exhibition at the Met in New York ("Punk: Chaos to Couture"). During the Winter 2014 shows, we noted the rebellious allure of Hedi Slimane for Saint Laurent, the vinyl and nails from Donatella Versace, the colorful mohawks at Fendi, or even the waders bristling with chains at Chanel. The punk movement, the origins, was born in New York at the turn of the 70s at the end of a Bowery bar. What was the motto? Refute the law of business, assert its identity. In London, Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood, the brilliant and anarchist duo, took over in their shop on King's Road. Jeans and torn t-shirts, safety pins, skinheads raced down the street. It was not a flash in the pan. Alexander McQueen, John Galliano, as well as Marc Jacobs, Rick Owens, Karl Lagerfeld, Riccardo Tisci have in turn drawn from the punk codes. A revolution of style, "Forever Young."

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mai032013

Vogue Paris Collections Automne-Hiver 2014

As you may know, in addition to her role at Vogue Paris, Emmanuelle Alt directs the publication of Vogue Paris Collections each season, a limited edition which showcases the clothing and accessories from the runways in Paris, New York, London, and Milan. Special thanks to our contributing editor, Richard James, for supplying the English translations of the editor's letters from the Fall/Winter 2013-2014 issue of Vogue Paris Collections.

Editor's letter on the collections

What's new this season? In a word: black. For A/W 2014 black is back in force — everywhere — as the new indispensable standard bearer for collections geared to offering a more understated look. For, although fashion has a variety of functions, such as creating aspirations or inspiring us to travel, this winter the mood is much cozier, more introspective, and classic, too.

The looks are more confident and more comforting, thanks to the rounded silhouettes and protectively snug top coats with timeless appeal. It's all about dressing up warmly, and not just because of the cold weather: the point is that it's actually a way of creating a more day-to-day, accomplished, independent and genuine allure. "Youthism" has, by and large, had its day and has now given way to bountiful femininity in the prime of life. Pride of place goes to strong, 40s-inspired pencil suit lines, the feel good glamour of pyjamas, the sensual pleasures of every kind of fur, the pure, robust — and soft-to-the-touch — personality of leather, as well as emblematic, assertive menswear touches. Which brings us to the season's centerpieces: blousons and biker jackets, which are here to remind us that, when all is said and done, women and men actually are from the same planet.

Editor's letter on the accessories

For A/W 2014, bags and clutches are impeccably foursquare, footwear comes with mostly pointy low heels and metallic detailing and sparkle flourish. Tortoiseshell, luxuriously graphic leather, and fire create a more natural look, with a strong focus on blacks, greys, and dashes of red. This winter, accessories are a celebration of truly civilized Ladyhood — the small pleasures in life and the height of refinement, punctuated by a more masculine streak in the form of biker jackets or studded punk rock influences. Woman beautiful, on the one hand, woman rebel, on the other. These seemingly contradictory facets nonetheless see eye to eye on one important point: both assert their authenticity. No frills. The line-up of accessories, dainty and more rugged alike, stay the distance, steadfastly designed to last, to keep us company and embellish the figure.

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mai012013

Vogue Paris: Miss Vogue: Aux Portes De Cuzco

Vogue Paris: Miss Vogue: Aux Portes de Cuzco
By Richard James

As Kasia Struss has for a long time been one of my favorite models, I was thrilled to see her gracing the pages of the latest issue of Vogue Paris; her attitude, her sense of style, and her grace and beauty all fit the aesthetics of their reader.

In "Miss Vogue: Aux Portes de Cuzco," I felt Kasia symbolized a somewhat modern day Peruvian living in a big city, her closet full of unique finds from her country that she is ever so proud to strut around in as a reminder of where she comes from, the heritage that helps define who and what she is, but this girl isn't homesick from the way she's proudly showing her country's culture with her urban twist on her native dress.

I found that although the editorial contains a lot of basic items such as jeans and sweaters it is so creatively and uniquely done, you don't necessarily need a couture gown to be considered imaginative.

Now I'm not going to pretend I know much about Peru and this is what I loved about the issue: it not only shows you the tranquil scenery, it also sheds light on the culture and its people such as the positively handsome Alvaro Malpartida who made a welcomed addition to Vogue Paris.

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mardi
avr.302013

Vogue Paris: Inca

Vogue Paris: Inca
By Yuka Ryou

For the April 2013 issue of Vogue Paris, Emmanuelle Alt styled an editorial titled "Inca" starring Isabeli Fontana and Aymeline Valade as photographed by Mario Testino. From these pictures, it is clear that ethnic costumes and fashion can co-exist.

Isabeli Fontana isn't wearing real ethnic costumes. These are the collection pieces from each brand. Vogue Paris shows us the dream and the mysterious beauty of the Inca sublimated to the mode. Even those who like black chic style will be impressed by these primary color palettes.

How could this be incorporated into our style? Spring has come, women take off their heavy coats and they start to enjoy colors. In Tokyo, smoky pastel colors are mainstream. Maybe it’s from Louis Vuitton's carousel collection that showed us a romantic dream and that Kate Moss can wear any dress with style. In this way, girls in the town are enjoying pastel colors.

But can Emmanuelle fans also do that? Sadly, my answer is NO. I can’t wear pastel color chicly. I'm attracted by vivid and strong colors like these photos. How about you?

I think that in some cases these primary colors are stronger than black. Even if we don’t live in Peru, even if we don’t have the SLP tassel necklace, it may be possible to take in the mysterious charm of the Inca according to creativity.

For example, when you're wearing a classic black v-neck cashmere knit, you probably add a chignon to show your beautiful neckline. And usually, you would choose shining diamond earrings. It's exactly Parisian chic. But now, let’s take a cheap vintage scarf (if you have an Hermès scarf, it's perfect.) and try braiding your hair with it. If you have short hair, let's get small colorful tassels at the craft shop and attach them to your gold hoop earrings. At that moment, we will get the essence of the Inca. To combine strong colors like hot pink and turquoise with black, it would be perfect to wear in town. We can try very easily. Let’s get new boho chic style.

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By Richard James

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By Bernie Rothschild

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By Kellina de Boer

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avr.162013

Vogue Paris: L'Etoile De Lima

Vogue Paris: L'Etoile de Lima
By Heather Dunhill

"L'Etoile de Lima" was enveloped with the power of Peru-suasion for the April issue of Vogue Paris. Stylist Sarajane Hoare and master photographer Mario Testino captured every note that represented a country rich in culture and history with its eye on a modern future. And, no one commands attention like the iconic Kate Moss. It was an indomitable trifecta of talent; an editorial destined for greatness.

For me, it launched with the most dominating image of the set. But, don’t get me wrong here — every page in between telegraphed with intense purpose that the Peruvian woman is one of prominence and style and she’s not afraid of her sexuality. In fact, she’s in control.

The opening image of Kate perched in a power seat set the tone. That covetable Saint Laurent chapeau, intimidating Estée Lauder crimson lip, and fitted gabardine jacket, artistically accentuated with her bare torso, was perfectly matched with a chic take on gaucho boots and the divine maxi leather skirting.

Every shot was expertly styled by Hoare, I mean really. It was the epitome of the proverbial Parisian woman on holiday in Peru — making the colors and cultural inspirations her own, weaving them into her style. A fashionable ability we’ve envied for generations…

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By Yuka Ryou

Vogue Paris: Miss Vogue: Aux Portes de Cuzco
By Richard James

Vogue Paris: Trésor National
By Bernie Rothschild

Vogue Paris Translation: Le Point De Vue De Vogue April 2013
By Kellina de Boer

Review: Vogue Paris April 2013 Issue
By Heather Dunhill

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