15 June 2010




via Tobacco&Leather

When I see a shoot like this, my heart sings.

This is the reason I want to work in fashion magazines. This shoot could be from 1977, but it's not; thus is the stylistic genius, we can call it 'The Lucinda Chambers' fashion genius (All Hail!) (Note; this particular shoot was not directed by Lucinda Chambers but it has her spirit.) It is the genius of beauty and colour and brilliance. It is not determined by season or designer or Philip Green (I bloody hope not.) This is my fashion career dream. I don't really care about launches, about press releases, about reporting trends. In fact I'd probably be useless in any business sense because I'm only interested in style, art, beauty and extraordinary craftsmanship.
And you're much more likely to catch me carrying on in this kind of get-up than in a a pair of Topshop silk harem trousers, grey marl, a studded bag and nude accessories. Sorry 'trends!'

I'm not saying this shoot is in any way progressive or unique. I definitely see borrowed bits of Verushka (below, definitely my favourite model of all time) among others.

PS. This shoot is from Vogue Germany's July issue, unfortunately I don't have access to the credits. German Vogue is frequently overlooked as being too boring, but I'd encourage you to open your mind. Carine Roitfeld when asked about the magazine's impact in an interview once said "Don't make me laugh." Well as far as I know, no one's laughing, but I was far more impressed by this shoot than by anything in Vogue Paris' summer spreads.




Very well put I must say.
Forget trends, it's about the art.

P.S. I'm back in Geneva. Finished the script.

bmach said...

What an amazing editorial!


Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

This is an amazing editorial! Thank you for sharing it with us; it's so lively and energetic.

lover. said...

aargh your blog makes my laptop die, so i'm currently looking at it on my brothers. But none of the photo's are coming up? stress. i sound like a stalker, i can assure you i'm not. x


@Lover; I know, it's the same for me. I think my images are too high res, so they take ages to load. Does anyone reading this know how to make them less high res and easier to view?! I know how frustrating it is when I great pictures don't show up!

Jazzabelle said...

great post! thank-you for your lovely comment. it's a shame you couldn't make it, it was so much fun! i edit all of my pictures on picnik.com :)

love, jazzabelle. xxx

Anastasia said...

Cool post!!!! Love your blog!!!! <3

Dry Clean Only said...

That's because vogue paris sucks. Vogue Italia is where it's at....

L A D Y L O V E said...

I just love that this shoot is drenched with cultured fashion!

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