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Vogue Paris: Rendez-vous A Manhattan

Vogue Paris: Rendez-vous à Manhattan (New York Partie 1)
By Heather Dunhill

Ok, look — regarding "Rendez-vous à Manhattan," styling by Emmanuelle Alt, I’m taking the Oreo Cookie constructive criticism approach. Have you ever heard of it? You give positive reinforcement on both ends but it’s the stuff in the middle that needs improvement. So, here goes.

I LOVE that Alt stepped out her comfort zone but kept the best of her signature rock 'n' roll styling. She kept it simple with accessories, sent the crosses back to the Vatican, and updated model Milla Jovovich with a solid hair style a la 1980s Brigitte Nielsen — very, very hot.

Trying to keep an open mind, I didn’t know how I completely felt about the overall styling until I got to "New York Partie 2," styled by Melanie Ward. It makes Alt’s shoot look less than with Jovovich running around the city in Charlie’s Angels mode, one pic with a hotrod Prius as a backdrop. Trust me, I know there are some great photos in this editorial but maybe if it was once or twice with the finger gun — but, oh. no. It’s every shot. I’m starting to think it’s not all Alt’s fault. It’s quite possible that her position has created some sort of insulation from trustworthy feedback. Are those around Emmanuelle Alt telling her that every idea she has is golden?

The clothes are to die, no doubt. I was especially into the Dolce & Gabbana flower appliqué dress and the Alexander McQueen number that could have been on Charlize Theron in Snow White and the Huntsman. I also admire Emmanuelle Alt for showing us that those black pumps of hers have staying power and, don’t hate me non-smokers, I even like that she throws in a rebellious cigarette — just to let us know she sits in one of the highest fashion offices in the land and, she can.

More from Vogue Paris February 2013

Vogue Paris: New York Partie 2
By Richard James

Vogue Paris: New York Partie 3
By Kamila Brudzynska

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Review: Vogue Paris February 2013 Issue

Review: Vogue Paris February 2013 Issue
By Heather Dunhill

Mon dieu ! It’s the merging of my two favorite cities, New York and Paris, for the Vogue Paris numéro de février. This issue is clearly a nod to Americans that our stilettos are in step with Parisian style. But, could we possibly be so hot on their heels that the French want to know where we are going in terms of fashion and beauty? Now that would be a true French Revolution…

Nice to see that Emmanuelle Alt validated the talent within the trend-forward boroughs of NYC like Dior’s makeup designer Yadim, makeup artist Janeen Witherspoon, and hair stylist Mark Hampton. Even street-style maven Garance Doré penned a love note to the Big Apple in her Humeur column.

So many fabulous layouts this month, it made this magazine really worth poring over. Difficult to choose a favorite but from the sense of attainable glamour for every girl, I crown Capucine Safyurtlu for her styling of "Upper Chic," pages 150–157. The photographs by Claudia Knoepfel and Stefan Indlekofer are fresh and modern — a primer, if you will, on how to wear one of the season’s hottest colors, optic white. Speaking of styling — perhaps you’d like to read my thoughts on Alt’s twelve pages titled "Rendez-vous à Manhattan."

It is clear the New World has earned a hard-fought place in fashion’s hierarchy if Vogue Paris has turned its eyes to us. Overall, I give the issue a 9 out 10. Yes, people. A NINE. See, I can come up with a positive review, when deserved.

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Vogue Paris: Les Sept Vies De Carla Bruni

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

The December 2012/January 2013 issue of Vogue Paris, also known as the Christmas issue, was special because of Carla Bruni as the cover star. We have seen her in many roles: a model, a singer, a mother, a wife, and recently an actress. Carla Bruni has many faces and she is always stunning.

Les Sept Vies de Carla Bruni” shows her as a happy, sensual woman. Mario Sorrenti and Emmanuelle Alt prepared the photo shoot which is very simple with black and white colors and even the two colorful ones are focused on Carla’s personality and beauty. Emmanuelle picked classic black and white clothes such as a biker jacket from Jean Paul Gaultier or a cashmere sweater from Chanel.

Besides the photos there is an exclusive interview with Carla Bruni. She talks about her family, her pregnancy, and her points of view on various topics. It is worth it to read not only for her fans but also for those that appreciate French women and their style and way of being.

"I first met Carla Bruni in my early 20s when she was just starting out as a model, and it has been a real pleasure to create this special Christmas issue with an old friend," writes Emmanuelle Alt in her editor’s letter that leads off the issue. The fact that Emmanuelle and Carla are friends for so many years certainly helped with work on this issue. Also, as we know, the editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris likes to work with Mario Sorrenti so this collaboration could not go wrong. We have amazing photos made by a professional team. We can see pure simplicity, pure classic.

More from Vogue Paris December 2012/January 2013

Vogue Paris: Carla en privé
By Kate Ringo Suzuki

Vogue Paris: Christy
By Heather Dunhill

Vogue Paris: Emmanuelle
By Richard James

Vogue Paris: Helena
By Bernie Rothschild

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Vogue Paris March 2013: Suvi Koponen

For the March issue of Vogue Paris, Emmanuelle Alt chose Suvi Koponen as her cover girl, a first for the burgeoning model who hails from Finland. Emmanuelle describes her "avant-garde issue" for us: "A radical is someone who dares to take risks, break down barriers and assume the responsibility of their actions. It means making no compromises. This issue of Vogue Paris flirts outrageously and deliberately with this idea." Outrageous and deliberate flirtation with risk?! Bring it, Emma! Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott photographed Koponen for the cover which calls to mind the portraits painted by the great Dutch masters. Other forward thinkers gracing the pages of the daring issue are David Bowie, Hubert de Givenchy, Jean de Loisy, Loris Gréaud, Ashish Gupta, Laurent Le Bon, Miuccia Prada, Michel Verjux, and Loko Yu. Vogue Paris March 2013 appears on newsstands beginning 22 February.

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Vogue Paris: New York Partie 2

For the February issue of Vogue Paris, Emmanuelle Alt showcases New York City in several interesting editorials which the IWTBAA team will review over the next few weeks. Kicking things off is our eloquent and prolific contributing editor Richard James with his analysis of "New York Partie 2." Thanks so much, Rich, and keep up your brilliant work! Now I am left to wonder, did Emmanuelle Alt lend her limited edition Playboy box set to Melanie Ward for inspiration?

Vogue Paris: New York Partie 2
By Richard James

Mixing a combination of the fashion world's finest and vintage store finds, Melanie Ward transported us into an exciting and realistic vision of New York City teamed with Mario Sorrenti which made this editorial a true highlight for an issue which shows the many aspects of a city that will always be regarded as a go-to centre for young and emerging talents in the fashion and fine art world.

Anja Rubik pounding the streets of New York in Giambattista Valli on the opening page of "New York Partie 2" pretty much summarized my views of New York, a live exhibition space for up-and-coming New York-based artists living a somewhat makeshift lifestyle in downtown New York, their closets full of thrift store finds molded together in today's age of technology would no doubt equal to one of the blogging world's newest up-and-coming street style icons.

As the editorial progresses you can feel a gradual progression from day to night as Anja's outfits become less casual and more sensual making a bolder sexual statement for evening with a flash of cleavage and a hint of thigh.

More often than not throughout the story I found myself with two reference points in my head: that of the legendary Charlie's Angels actress Farrah Fawcett on the cover of Playboy Magazine in December 1978 but also reference points lead to 1980s pornography which is often a source of inspiration for the photographer Sorrenti.

More from Vogue Paris February 2013

Vogue Paris: Rendez-vous A Manhattan (New York Partie 1)
By Heather Dunhill

Vogue Paris: New York Partie 3
By Kamila Brudzynska

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