US Vogue reports a supposed trend in women’s apparel: long skirt lengths for day wear, short skirt lengths for evening.
The events they have for this imaginary woman:
11 am “Meet the Clients”
“Ann Demeulemeester’s lean, lanky whites would command respect at, say, a SF architect’s draft presentation.”
9pm “Curtain Up”
“Opening night at the Tribeca Film Festival”
11pm “The Boom Boom Room”
“pint size party girls” enjoying “Hudson River views from a cozy leather banquette”
2pm “Weekend Poetry Reading”
“offbeat romance” “unexpectedly revealing or concealing underthings”
10am “The White House”
“Easter lawn party”
7pm “Table for Two”
“sharing usuzukuri sashimi with your date in South Beach”
3am “Chateau Marmont”
“roof deck of the hush-hush penthouse suite”
9am “Dotting Yourts”
“Impress your new editor”
3pm “Fielding Pitches”
“authority of the creative director at a marketing agency”
My favorite look in the entire magazine: head to toe Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière.
6pm “Private Preview”
“Working the Chicago crowd at the ‘Next’ emerging-art fair”
“Vampire Weekend playing”
8pm “Grand Entrance”
“New Museum’s Brazilian-themed spring benefit”
As always, these women are art/music/literature enthusiasts who work in creative/media/marketing. They travel between LA, NYC, Chicago and Miami.
I don’t imagine most women in the suggested industries (in the real world) could afford these looks. Are they simply creating appeal for women who wish they could live like this? and who can afford it?
Hamish Bowles writes about the Vogue staff.
Did they run out of things to write about? I know Lucky magazine likes to feature a staff member and their style every month, but it’s strange how Vogue is doing the same. Voguette style is unattainable. Why even try describing it?
Lauren Santo Domingo has a fun and youthful outfit on. Proenza Schouler babydoll dress ($2,240) with a fitted, cropped Dolce & Gabbana blazer ($1,795). I guess it’s still unattainable.
The photo is quite funny. Both Voguettes have the posture of young girls–Lauren dragging her Dolce & Gabbana bag and Giovanna Battaglia in her signature pose: fourteen year tomboy girl and her first time wearing nice clothes.
Giovanna always looks awkward. It’s as if she’s uncomfortable with the niceness of her clothes and that she’s scared because her mom is ready to yell at her if she does get her clothes dirty.
Absolutely loved this collection. Where the boots went thigh high and the dresses with long torsos and a mini skirts…
Did anyone else think this shoot was weird?
Featured in February 2010′s Vogue was a fantasy romance between P. Diddy and Natalia Vodianova.
Some scenes made me uncomfortable. Like when P Diddy was in a wrinkled button down shirt (as if he had just had some action) on a bed next to Natalia in lacy boy shorts. Ewww. Maybe because I find P Diddy repulsive? I don’t think too many women consider him attractive.
To see a visual suggestion of Natalia’s affair with P Diddy is just too gross.
Also, it is a weird setting. The shots were trademark Leibovitz (dreamlike, foggy, romantic), but the era it was depicting? Quite strange to feature a black man with a white woman–knowing how forbidden that was in the 40′s, especially a black man that traveled so luxuriously without being hassled? No, I would not want to be Diddy in that era or ever think of what would have happened to him if he did travel in the way depicted in these scenes.
I recall a very old shoot with Kate Moss and P Diddy where they were in a palace much like Versaille. That very shoot was just as perplexing and that’s why I’ve remembered it to this day. What’s Wintour got with Diddy?
See all the pics here.