This is Part 2 of the February issue of French Vogue.
Click here to browse through Part 1 if you would like.
Vogue France seem to do more editorials than the US version.
As we all saw in the September issue, Anna Wintour needs to edit even the work of Grace Coddington but perhaps the office politics is slightly different under Emmanuelle Alt's direction.
I loved all these editorials.
I enjoyed the art direction, the clothes, and the models.
This first black and white one was a particular standout and one that I will probably remember for many years to come.
Dominique Levy is an art gallerist who lives in New York - she is one of the few female heavyweights and every art collector would take note of not only her exhibitions but her personal style.
This photo shoot does what it says on the tin - very irresistible.
I remember when the French were really into the "body"
as they used to say - they were shirts that acted like a one piece suit and I liked them because one never fiddled
with the shirt and it stayed put.
I won't bother to show the article about Anne Hidalgo but
if you want me to email you the article let me know.
But I wanted to show you how attractive the new mayor of Paris is.
Let's hope she doesn't get tangled up in one of those scandals the French do so well hehe.
This editorial called -Emily- was also produced by the editor!
I wonder how she manages to micro and macro manage everything.
Maybe it was because of the high end jewellry involved?
She probably was the mediator and
tried to coax in some more advertising.
My least favorite was the spread below.
It was an ode to the Superbowl and American football and
hit a dud note.
And considering I wear sports gear on a regular basis,
even I didn't not learn anything from this.
Cute guys though.
I must say I love a "story".
I quite like the character building of a fashion editorial and
"Saskia" is a great model.
I have watched enough episodes of American's Next Top Model
to know that this pose is hard to do and
yet she looks like she is only getting started.
Sitting on leopard and floral fabric wearing black is a fashion Do.
Each and every shot is thought out, there is a new set, new mood.
Sometimes I jest about the French taking certain things too seriously but in this case it just feels earnest and they tried hard
and it paid off.
If someone walked out like this I would say that even the
most jaded of urbanites would turn around.
The title below in French translates as -
The emotion / things that stir the emotion of the month.