Review: Vogue Paris March 2013 Issue
By Heather Dunhill
The March issue of Vogue Paris reminds me of the days of old when the economy was thriving and this fashion tome weighed a solid seven pounds. It’s a virtual eye candy of ads all the way through to page 102, sans Table of Contents, a stream of delectably dreamy campaigns. From the decadent Italian seaside goddesses of Dolce & Gabbana to the divine siren encrusted with diamonds in Céline’s pink-footed tub to Versace’s opulently metallic-hued Greek gods. Personally, I’m so happy that fashion is over the period of austerity and is forging ahead, with or without us or our American Express cards.
If you happen to bypass Calvin Klein’s #provocations short, I encourage you to have a peek. Modern media at its best; they pique our interest with the sexy pairing of actor Alexander Skarsgård and model Suvi Koponen. It just has to be said: it’s 9:56 of smokin’ hot. This may possibly be today’s equivalent of Kate Moss in the 1985 Obsession campaign by Mario Sorrenti.
But we know I’m not here to review the ads. Some of you may think I’m stalling on the overall review, but really, I’m not. I find myself looking forward to Vogue Paris more and more these days, like News Mode and News Beauté for the must-know style news and must-haves in beauty. One for your shopping list is Dior Addict Gloss on page 144, I ran right over to Saks Fifth Avenue and picked one up just as the counter reps were unpacking the boxes of the new line — love it. But, I’ve been sold on the Addict line for a while now. I actually carry Dior’s Lip Glow with me wherever I go. It’s the perfect way to add a little natural color after yoga or on the go. But I digress…
I could go on in much the same way for the rest of the issue but you get the point. A multitude of what’s new and cool to put on your radar, the way it should be, right?! With that, one more for your spring playlist: Push the Sky Away by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, page 168. So, il est bien fait Emmanuelle and company — you’ve certainly got my attention! For more about the editorial content of the issue, read my review of "Full Contrast" as styled by Emmanuelle Alt.
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