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11 entries categorized "Vogue Paris"

January 30, 2011

The Voice of Emmanuelle Alt, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Paris

Emmanuelle Alt, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Paris

Many of you have seen countless photographs of Emmanuelle Alt.

But how many of you have heard her voice?

I love her enthusiasm.

I also love how she said "it will be the same but different". That's fashion in a nutshell. Always changing yet always the same old new look.

November 30, 2010

Vogue Paris' Tribute to Jocelyn Wildenstein + Awful Plastic Surgery

Vogue Paris' Tribute to Jocelyn Wildenstein + Awful Plastic Surgery

Remember Jocelyn Wildenstein aka the Cat Lady? She's the posterwoman of plastic surgery gone wrong in America.

Jocelyn Wildenstein plastic surgery

Here's an image from the Tom Ford-edited December 2010/January 2011 issue of Vogue Paris.

Tom Ford for Vogue Paris

What say you?

May 06, 2010

Reeeeaaaallly now, L'Oreal?

Reeeeaaaallly now, L'Oreal?

I remember this stunning image of the thinspirational Olga Sherer from the November 2007 (Vogue Montres) issue of Vogue Paris.

Olga Sherer, Vogue Montres/Vogue Paris November 2007

Fast forward to the February 2010 issue of Vogue Italia comes an ad from L'Oreal.

L'Oreal INOA ad campaign

Everything's photoshopped these days anyway so the question is, do you think it's Olga Sherer on that image, photoshopped to make her a wee bit plumper or no? What say you?

Just wondering...

March 05, 2010

Balenciaga Banned Carine Roitfeld, Vogue Paris

Balenciaga Banned Carine Roitfeld, Vogue Paris

This is shocking and super scary. I received this news alert from Women's Wear Daily  last night during dinner.

In other Balenciaga news, noticeably absent from Thursday’s front row was French Vogue editor in chief Carine Roitfeld and her team. They were barred from the show. “We’re blacklisted,” Roitfeld said with a shrug at Nina Ricci later in the day. “It’s too bad, it’s a beautiful house and it’s French. I hope that it’s not forever.” She noted Balenciaga no longer advertises in the magazine or lends it clothes, but stopped short of giving any reason for the rift. “Ask them,” she offered. A Balenciaga spokesman declined comment.

It's no secret that the House of Balenciaga, which is owned by Gucci Group/PPR, is super conservative when it comes to their show but to blacklist Carine Roitfeld (who wore Balenciaga in last year's CNN feature as above) and her Vogue Paris team means something serious happened behind closed doors.


January 27, 2010

Anna Wintour Flexes Her Muscle While Carine Roitfeld Plays Second Fiddle in Her Own Turf

Anna Wintour Flexes Her Muscle While Carine Roitfeld Plays Second Fiddle in Her Own Turf

On January 25, Anna Wintour, Carine Roitfeld and the French Industry Minister, Christian Estrosi, had a meeting to discuss the future of French fashion and what the French government can do to help the (struggling) fashion industry.

Oh how I laughed when I first saw these images. This is what happens if you put Bill Clinton, Monica Lewinsky and Hilary Clinton together. Look at their body language... and look how Carine graciously distanced herself from Anna and Christian.

Anna Wintour, Christian Estrosi, Carine Roitfeld in Paris

A brilliant display of power (Anna) and sportsmanship (Carine) right there!

Dramalamama, aye caramba Anna Carinnenana. Doesn't it look like a scene out of a movie? You know, a man, his wife and a mistress? I'll let you decide who's the apple and who's the orange but lady number one looks immaculate in her well-fitted suit, her luxurious chinchilla fur collar and of course, her impeccable coiffure -- not a hair out of sight. Meanwhile, lady number two is one sexy, hot cougarlicious mess: striking zebra coat, ferocious trademark raccoon eyes and matching brothel hair. 

Upon further thought (yes, I know it doesn't happen very often but unfortunately for me and you, I *do* like to exercise my brain from time to time to burn calories), I realized these photos represent a very bittersweet state of affairs. I could only imagine how intense, and to a certain extent, how embarrassing, it must have been to Carine that Mama Wintour is taking proactive measures -- in her own turf.

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December 20, 2009

Vogue Paris Collections Issue 9 - Spring/Summer 2010

Vogue Paris Collections Issue 9 - Spring/Summer 2010

The highly-influential French Vogue is renowned for their groundbreaking and superb, high-voltage, totally high fashion covers but this eyesore, my dearest friends, has got to be the WORST Vogue Paris Collections cover I've seen ever. I can't believe Carine signed approval on THIS mess.

Vogue Paris Collections Spring Summer 2010 Issue 9

THIS is what they released last season.

Vogue Paris Collections Fall Winter 2009 2010 Issue 8

I don't understand why they can't choose just one, beautiful runway image that defines the show season altogether.


Or, in the words of Jason Derulo, whatcha say?

In other news, calling all HARDCORE Vogue Paris addicts... if you have a cool $1,050 lying around somewhere, you may want to check THIS out.

photo credit: ebay

September 30, 2009

Ciao Milano, Bonsoir Paris!

Ciao Milano, Bonsoir Paris!

I finally made it. I'm here at the epicenter of fashion.

It's very cold and I wish I didn't leave the pets my furs at home. Oh well.

Tomorrow I'm gonna pick up my mail. I'm excited to see what invites I get. So far I have Bruno Pieters, Chloe and Louis Vuitton in the bag, Gareth Pugh's afterparty tomorrow and Juergen Teller's book signing early next week.

To all of you guys, my cell phone number here in Paris is: +33 6 9907 3849.

Bonne nuit!

August 19, 2009

Is this Vogue Paris' dedication to ME?

Is this Vogue Paris' dedication to ME?

Allow me to indulge in a moment of self-delusion and let me believe my own hype. Hahaha just kidding. I know this is wishful thinking but have you seen this editorial on Vogue Paris' September issue? Hello BB.

Vogue Paris

And who else but my favourite model of ALL time. Holy moly it's Natasha Poly!

Natasha Poly

I dunno about you but anything with Natasha in it is 104% pure fashin dedicasheen.

Why BB? What does it stand for?

Bryanboy and Carine Roitfeld

Mother and Child. Just sayin.

That's all.

OK OK back to work.

scan credits via tfs/fashin

July 27, 2009

Raquel Zimmermann for Vogue Paris

Raquel Zimmermann for Vogue Paris

You have to give mad props to Raquel Zimmermann for werqing the leopard suit, the fur coat and those Isabel Marant boots right in the middle of hot and sticky Parisian summer in front of the Pompidou last week.

Raquel Zimmermann photo for Vogue Paris

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July 22, 2009

Blast from the Past: Sessilee Lopez for Vogue Paris August 2009

Blast from the Past

There's a cute editorial called "ADN de la Mode" on the August 2009 issue of Vogue Paris and the ferosh Sessilee Lopez is in it along with several top models of the moment.

Sessilee Lopez for Vogue Paris, August 2009

Remember that pose?

Thanks FS for the heads-up!

May 23, 2009

Anja Rubik for Vogue Paris June/July 2009 Cover

Anja Rubik for Vogue Paris June/July 2009

The much-awaited and highly-anticipated Vogue Paris cover featuring Anja Rubik is finally here. Although veteran Anja's been around the fashion circuit for ages, it's her first French Vogue cover.

Anja Rubik for Vogue Paris Magazine Cover, June/July 2009 issue

Dutch duo Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin took the photo.

I'm not a big fan of studio shots on the covers of magazines but the world is going through a recession so it's quite understable why more and more mags go through that route.

As much as I adore Carine Roitfeld and Vogue Paris, I feel this cover was a let down.

In any case, good job on Anja for this well-deserved cover. It's about time!

photo via tfs

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