This editorial, styled by Emmanuelle Alt, is featured in the Vogue May 2013 issue and photographed by talented duo Inez & Vinoodh. Freja is one of my all time favorite models, there is just something about her look that is so flawless. For this editorial she is wearing couture and show pieces Elie Saab, Giambattista Valli, Chanel and more. My absolute favorite looks are the one from Armani Privé (above) and the Gaultier Paris (below). I love how she work the knotted sequin top with the slitted skirt and the trousers underneath. True perfection, and I wouldn’t mind strolling around in something similar this summer. I totally need to look after a skirt like that! Although maybe a bit shorter, but still. Just gorgeous to a loose fitted tee and flats sandals.
So today the May issue of Vogue Paris hit the stands. Can’t wait to grab this issue, the editorials that I have seen looks amazing. In this issue focus lies on the Cannes Film Festival as well as Punk and the exhibition of ‘Punk: Chaos to Couture’. The exhibition that will open at the MET in N.Y this May was also the inspiration of the Style.com Print’s third issue, something I wrote about here. I am really curious about this expo especially since both Style.com/Print and Vogue Paris has taking it under their wings for their latest issues, and I would love to see it. Freja Beha Erichsen is featured on the cover in a punk chic look shot by the amazing duo Inez & Vinoodh. Anyway, I couldn’t help myself to post an editorial that I liked from this issue styled by Emmanuelle Alt from one of the location they been to, the Sahara desert. I love the sport influences and Andreea Diaconu looks amazing.
‘Peru gives you vertigo. Between the heights of Huascarán and the beaches of Lima, there is a difference of 7000 metres. For this issue, we made the jump with Mario Testino.’ For the April issue of Vogue Paris the magazine has travelled around the world to a very exotic location, more specific Peru in South America. The cover features Isabeli Fontana, as well as in an editorial inside a long with Kate Moss. Special guest for this issue is Mario Testino and it is in his homeland the pictures are taken. Inside the magazine Testino not only takes Vogue Paris on a personal tour, but also reveals his favorite spots. The issue are available in new stands in a couple of days.
The most simple looks and outfits are the ones which appeals me the most from picture at the Fashion Weeks. The queen of Parisian chic is doubtless Emmanuelle Alt (above) looking great in a shearling coat with fur and a braided black belt in the waist, and (underneath) in black wool coat with satin details. Right behind Emmanuelle Alt, there are two parisians who dress impeccable cool as well and that are of course Capucine Safyurtlu and Géraldine Saglio. I read an article in the Net-à-Porter online magazine, where I found this spot on quote: “If anyone started the hands-free trend, it was the French. Hands are for front-row invites and smokes.” Very true, do we ever see the Parisians with a bag?
The editorial ‘New York’ in Vogue Paris February 2013 by David Sims is just amazing. Andreea Diaconu is styled by Emmanuelle Alt in New York City. What can I say? The Dries Van Noten silk plaided pants paired with that checked silk shirt are perfection, as well as the checked trench coat styled with washed out boyfriend jeans, slouchy leather gloves and the combination of teal socks with slippers.
Special guest editor for the Vogue Paris December/January 2012/2013 issue is no more than the first lady of France, Carla Bruni. With her bohemian taste she shares her inpirations, musical preferences and more in this Christmas doubble-issue. As well as modelling for one of the editorials photgraphed by Mario Sorrenti, Carla Bruni also fronts the cover, snapped by Mert & Marcus, looking super fresh with her amazing fringe and a washed-out denim shirt. Editor in chief, Emmanuelle Alt, is a very good friend of Carla, and she said that “It has been a real pleasure to create this special Christmas issue with an old friend“. Pretty cool to have that opportunity. This highly maximized issue hits stores today, on Decemer 3rd.
Perfection kind of sum up these laced-up sude boots from Jimmy Choo. And I kind of want them… They are the typical Emmanuelle Alt/Geraldine Saglio type of shoe. Wouldn’t you say? Anyway, I use to think that if you have a really nice pair of shoes and a super classy and cool bag that you like, you can get away with almost wearing anything. Those two pieces are essentials in a great everyday look. I would add, the ‘perfect’ jacket though. It could be anything – a cool leather, an olive green army jacket, a fuzzy oversized coat or a perfect peacock jacket. I would definitely say that one of the top ten bags ever made is this one underneath, from Louis Vuitton and designed by Sofia Coppola. So if I must, hehe, choose one I would definitely go for this one.
It has always been two persons I’ve been Google-ing when it comes to inspiration – during the time I’ve had the blog and waaay back as well. Of course Carine Roitfeld could be one of them (and trust me I do like her style) but actually not. Numero uno when it comes to fast inspo is the one and only Emmanuelle Alt (Editor in Chief Vogue Paris). She know how to dress impeccable cool, relaxed and with that french chic-ness that you wanna achieve. For an example, in the summer: a loose-fitted shirt, denim shirt or khaki-green cotton shirt, paired with a pair of low-waisted skinny jeans – styled with a statement belt (but very simple could be Balmain or Isabel Marant), a pair of delicate but yet very chic shoes (pointy pumps of any kind, Valentino, Isabel Marant, Dolce & Gabbana heeled mesh sandals…) and top the whole look of with her jewellery: a classic ‘Tank Francoise’ watch in gold or silver with a leather strap from the french brand Cartier, a statment ‘Collier de Chien’ bracelet from Hermès and her own personal bracelets and rings. In the winter: just add a modern and cool, yet classic, fur coat, woolen peacock coat or a perfect leather (Balenciaga, Balmain, Isabel Marant…) with a pair of heeled pointy ankle boots – and you have got the style.
Alt’s right hand is for sure stylist and editor Géraldine Saglio (as you see in the pictures as well…). Her style is very alike the Alt style – french, simple and cool. Classic staples are: wide-flared jeans, chunky knitwears, knee-high suede boots and statement jeans (Current Elliott, Isabel Marant…).
Lately there is one person I’ve been begin to ‘style-stalke’. She is on the ‘Alt-French-Vogue’ team and one of the editors at the magazine. She has also been called Alt’s Mini-Me and her name is Capucine Safyurtlu. Lately I’ve been spotting her next to Alt and Saglio always at every fashion week – and her style is super cool. A mix of the best from Emmanuelle Alt and Géraldine Saglio.
Capucine Safyurtlu styles classic and modern jackets, coats and furs with skinny jeans and – of course a belt – always with a naturell and fresh make-up and floating hair. Boyfriend-fitted jeans, loose t-shirts in the palette of grey, black and white and pointy pumps are staples in her wardrobe. Love it!