Today I got three of my christmas prezzies from cavewoman:
My january issues of Vogue, Lucky and Allure.
I used to subscribe to both Vogue and Allure. In fact I still have the very first Allure with the great Linda Evangelista cover.
I gave up on Vogue several years ago after Wintour became obsessed with socialites. She lost me with her raves on Aerin Lauder and a host of others. When Wintour first arrived at Vogue it was amazing. I remember those days of great covers, daring choices, and fab recaps of the collections.
Beauty Addict posted a great review of the issue.
I agree with her about everything. The only interesting ad was a 1975 photograph of Stella McCartney at Mardi Gras. A Mulberry ad had a model that looked like a young Cher.
Andre discussed the usual Donatella Versace and Victoire de Castellane(looking the same as the last time I picked up a Vogue in the mid 90's).
The talking fashion section featured pictures from the 7th on sale.
I am guessing that Lisa Airan is the new socialite darling. She makes good fashion choices and has poor posture. Blaine Trump looks the same and had a fab Badgley Mischka coat on.
Marina Rust who was a fashion icon of mine messed up with a Carolina Herrara gown that looked like it was from the grunge era. Jacquetta Wheeler was the best dressed in a vintage Vivienne Westwood.
The point of view section was decent with excellent choices from the collections. I appreciated the Zac Posen spring coat(pictured above) , the pineapple dress from Carolina Herrara, the spring it bag by Fendi, the YSL metallic platforms(page 109) and the Dior coat on page 96 (I was listening K!).
The interview with Sienna Miller was enlightening. I blew her off as the poor man's Kate Moss. Reading this article has "slightly" changed my mind. She might have a shoddy taste in men but the gal has great style. I would love to know what vintage clothing store she visited in NYC. They never identify it.
In sharp contrast to the Sienna interview was Allure's choice of covergirl. It was Paltrow. She annoyed me once again.
She dropped the usual names, brought up Brad Pit again (he needs to put a restraining order on her mouth) and discussed nothing of importance. The pictures are fair but the cover is poorly airbrushed. Please notice the eyes.
Both Vogue and Allure gushed over Kristen Dunst. I will not pretend to understand.
I guess she has to be given credit for picking out her own clothes(most do not) and for carving out a style that is quirky and gets Vogues attention.
Personally I consider her the poor man's version of Sofia Coppola.
Cecilia Dean shocked me with her look at the MET. The handbag did not match and her makeup and jewels were wrong for that unflattering mess of a Chanel couture gown. Aerin Lauder wore a lemon Proenza Schouler gown that was all wrong for her frame. I have no idea why these pictures were chosen.
I know both have dressed better.
Tomorrow I will discuss my personal favorite from P's magazine gifts....Lucky.