I must admit that i'm a little dissapointed in English Vogue.
As a reader of the prestigious magazine i must say i am usually proud of Alexandra Schulmans descisions, as the whole image of Vogue usually ends up embodying the fresh and eccentric style that is associated with London and England. It usually contains interviews with the freshest designers, and free-lance articles informing the public of the latest trends, and how to wear them. It USUALLY contains beautiful and classic editorials taken by the likes of Tim Walker (my future fiance), Patrick Demarchelier, and Tom Craig.
Usually, I find its only comparison in the Vogue family of that of France and Nippon. But, alas, good things never last. I could just about tolerate the whole Victoria Beckham cover story, but THIS is too much for me to handle:
The magazine features Cheryl Cole as the cover, accompanyed with a 9 page interview by Christa D'Souza, and photographs of her by Regan Cameron. I agree that the pictures are gorgeous, and she looks incredible, but i dont think i'm ready for Vogue to follow the celebrity parade such as Elle and Harpers.
Buying this, and reading the interview, it got me wondering why we are so infactuated with celebrity fashion. The most popular Celebrities in the media are usually over-airbrushed and over-styled. The faces of Britains popular magazines should be real people who aren't afraid to wear things and do things that don't fit the pattern of 'cookie-cutter' celebrities that are ever popular. For example, would you not rather see emerging models such as Daisy Lowe, or Alice Dellal gracing the cover? In the recent Vogue video based around the current issue, Schulman says that it is "a fascinating interview with someone who hasn’t talked about themselves publicly very much.”. Without sounding too 14 going on 40 , i know i'd much rather see girls like these on the cover...
photos, london, facehunter
Sorry for going all contriversal on you guys! I promise next post will be a lighter subject :)
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