Showing posts with label US Vogue. Show all posts
Showing posts with label US Vogue. Show all posts
Earlier in the week, I mentioned that I'd popped along to the cinema to see Anna Karenina. Having been entranced by the early trailers released to promote the film, I was really excited to see what it would be like, but have to confess that I was left a little bit disappointed. I don't know whether it's because the novel is such a weighty piece to adapt, or whether Anna is such a contradictory character that it makes it almost impossible to empathise with her, but for me some elements of the film fell a little bit flat. However, I was hugely impressed by the production design and the beautiful costumes, not to mention the stunning Chanel jewellery which Keira Knightley wears throughout the film. On a visual level, it succeeds wonderfully, and I think it's safe to say that it's easily one of the most stylish films of the year. Fitting then, that Keira is the cover star of the October issue of US Vogue, featuring in an editorial which showcases some stunning couture pieces, the likes of which wouldn't look out of place in a costume drama:

Keira Knightley for US Vogue October 2012, shot by Mario Testino and styled by Grace Coddington.
Have you seen Anna Karenina? If so, what did you think? And are you a fan of Keira's shoot for US Vogue?

(Image credit: Mario Testino via vogue.com.)

20.09.2012- Keira does Karenina

Nerdy as it might be of me to admit, I'm really looking forward to seeing Marvel's Avengers Assemble when it's released in cinemas at the end of the month. Not only does the film look amazing, but with such a high-profile cast, I'm sure we'll be seeing some very stylish red carpet appearances over the coming weeks, as the promotion trail hits fever pitch. Scarlett Johansson, who plays Black Widow, has already bagged the May cover of US Vogue, starring in a Mario Testino shot editorial alongside her co-star Mark Ruffalo:

Scarlett Johansson: Back In Stride, shot by Mario Testino, US Vogue May 2012.
As well as making me really want a pet leopard (hey, I'm a cat person!), this editorial also has me hankering after a wardrobe full of 40s inspired frock like those Scarlett models so beautifully throughout. If only!

What do you think of this editorial? And will you be watching Avengers Assemble when it's released?

(Image credit: Mario Testino/ US Vogue.)

12.04.2012- Scarlett Woman

Hello! Firstly, I am so so sorry for not posting at all over the last week, my hard drive completely gave up the ghost and my computer has only returned from the menders today! Needless to say I have a lot to catch up on! Anyway, forgetting about that for a moment and celebrating the weekend; I wish I could spend mine chanelling the timeless style of Marilyn Monroe as well as Michelle Williams does in the October issue of US Vogue: 

Michelle Williams photographed by Annie Leibovitz and styled by Tonne Goodman, US Vogue October 2011.
Doesn't she look stunning? I can't wait to see her performance in My Week With Marilyn when the film is released in November.

What are your plans for the weekend?

(Image credit: vogue.com via fashiongonerogue.)

16.09.2011- Weekend Wishes

If you've been shopping over the last few weeks, then you can't fail to have noticed the arrival of a slew of 1960s style designs on the high street. And if you've been inspired by what you've seen of the mods and rockers vibe so far, then you'll love this shoot from the September issue of US Vogue:




Natalia Vodianova and Sam Riley by Mert & Marcus, US Vogue September 2011, styled by Grace Coddington.
I love the sharp tailoring, bright colours and graphic prints, and Natalia rocks a beehive and smoky eye like no-one else can. Plus it's great to see Sam Riley (who was so good in Control) hitting the big time in America, as the adaptation of Brighton Rock in which he stars is released over there. Definitely a must-watch if you need a further dose of 60s inspiration.

What do you think of this shoot? And have you been inspired by any 60s fashion you've seen on the high street so far?

(Image credit: fashiongonerogue.)

24.08.2011- Brighton Rock

Now that July is just around the corner (where has the year gone??!), one thing I'm really looking forward to is the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two. I was a little bit disappointed by the last film and thought the story built really slowly to quite an anticlimactic ending, but I put that down to the fact that I'm quite an impatient person in general! To celebrate the series drawing to an end, the July issue of US Vogue features Emma Watson, looking far more fashion forward than Hermione ever has, in an editorial shot by Mario Testino:

Emma Watson's New Day by Mario Testino, US Vogue July 2011.
I love the 20's feel of this shoot and the bold styling, particularly the hair and make-up. It will be interesting to see whether Emma recreates any of these looks on the publicity trail for the film next month- I'm sure she'll have her pick of designers after being named as ELLE's Style Icon back in February.

What do you think of Emma's looks for US Vogue? And are you looking forward to seeing the final Harry Potter film next month?

(Image credit: NOIR FACADE.)

14.06.2011- Put a spell on you...

I hope you're all enjoying the glorious weather which we're being blessed with at the moment! Although the pessimist in me is certain that this will be the extent of 'British Summertime', there is no doubting that it's lovely to see the sunshine. So, with this in mind, my wish for this weekend is to spend it in my garden, à la Karen Elson:

Karen Elson by Bruce Weber for US Vogue March 2011, styled by Camilla Nickerson.
What have you got planned for this long weekend? I hope you all have a lovely Easter!

(Image credit: fashiongonerogue.)

22.04.2011- (Easter) Weekend Wishes

If I lived in New York (a girl can dream, eh?) or was visiting over the next few months, I'd definitely make my way to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where the much anticipated retrospective of Alexander McQueen's work, entitled Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty runs from May 4th until the end of July. Curated by The Costume Institute, the exhibition features a range of McQueen's work, paying tribute to his unique vision and the unparalleled contribution which he made to the fashion industry. In celebration of the launch, the latest issue of US Vogue showcases some of McQueen's most iconic designs in spread aptly named Alexander the Great. Styled by Grace Coddington and photographed by Steven Meisel, the feature sees some of McQueen's most beautiful and extravagant creations modelled by the likes of Karen Elson and Coco Rocha:

Alexander the Great, US Vogue May 2011 by Steven Meisel.
The stunning lace gown and antlers as modelled by Karen Elson in the first photo from McQueen's Fall 2006 presentation remains one of my favourite pieces ever; I adored it when I first saw it and still love it as much (if not more) today. I suppose it's this aspect of McQueen's vision, that his work feels as if it has been drawn from a long-forgotten history whilst still being groundbreaking, which makes him a perfect subject for an exhibition like this. Fingers crossed it comes to London!

What do you think of the Alexander McQueen exhibition? And do you like US Vogue's take on his work?

(Image credit: fashiongonerogue.)

19.04.2011- Savage Beauty