Two down, two to go. Ford’s Tao Okamoto reprises that memorable Sølve Sundsbø story from last September’s Vogue服饰与美容 with an editorial in the same edition this year. This Marie Chaix-styled predominately outerwear story titled “Wild Soul” opens with the Dolce & Gabbana F/W 2011 campaign model wearing a black fur jacket by Tom Ford.
This page would be remiss were it to neglect the bearer of this golden edition of all the September Vogue issues. As mentioned in the previous post, that stunning Karmen Pedaru story by Hedi Slimane, the delivery of the agency’s copies of Vogue服饰与美容 September 2011 was in fact Ford’s Ming Xi.
Although it could well be coincidence, ever since Standard & Poors downgraded USA’s long-term sovereign credit rating from AAA to AA+, Vogue服饰与美容 has been conspiculously absent from Manhattan newsstands that were previously flush with the $35 edition.
We may not be campus bound, but come September, we can’t resist stocking our wardrobe with some back-to-school essentials. This year, that includes rugby stripes, toggle details, and a must-have satchel (or two).
In the opening pages of i-D Magazine 314 Pre-Fall 2011 editor Holly Shackleton establishes the guiding theme for the “Pick Me Up” issue by writing that “[they] advise you how to get ahead in matters of the heart.”
THE EXPERT: Makeup artist Sylwia Rakowska
THE CREDENTIALS: Rakowska’s work has appeared in magazines from Marie Claire and Japanese Vogue to Neue Mode and Spanish Elle. Celebrity clients include John Leguizamo, Winona Ryder, Olivia Wilde, and Alek Wek.
THE HOW-TO: “To achieve that stained-lips look,” Rakowska says, “apply lip stain on dry lips, never over lip gloss.
Monday. On a certain microblogging service the first day of the work week also carries the prefix “hashtag male model” to make “#malemodelmonday.” The trouble with this sort of hashtaggery is that it fetishizes the role male models play in the industry. Why should the male of the species be afforded only one seventh or roughly 14% of the week and the first and generally most dreaded of its days?
A Simple Plan
Alana Zimmer (Ford) gives of-the-moment minimalism a ’70s spin. Wide-leg jeans provide the groovy factor, but the easy white blouse, makeup-free face, and pulled-back chignon ooze timeless Parisian cool. For even more perennial chic, Zimmer’s sole accessory—her quilted Chanel handbag—is about as classic as it gets. Less is more.