vogue uk – international vogue comparisons

Vogue UK November, photography: Mario Testino (obvs),  model: Georgia May Lagger

Jagger’s Edge – With her fathers famous pout and her mothers golden locks, Georgria Jagger was destined to grace the pages of Vogue.  Alex Bilmes meets fashions new bombshell…. and she is only 17

I am loving this cover – classic Testino with the rich saturated colors…  I am pretty sure that Vogue UK usually isn’t this bold.

artist: Mona Hatoum, exhibition:  Royal Academy’s GSK Contemporary Earth: Art of a Changing World, source: Vogue UK blog

photography: Tim Walker, Make a Dash Editorial (DIY inspired)

The ultimate money-saving fashion flash is to make your own clothes- using “objets domestiques”…. So grab your sticky tape, scissors and PVA glue and beging with a surrealist thought.  Mrs. Mops – Tim Walker photographs humdrum domestic objects reimagined as high fashion.


photography: Nick Knight, magazine: Vogue UK December 2008


Stitches in time – revival of classic Vogue patterns – also in this story is thre revival of a coat w/ brocade details & a “chic” (i don’t like it) silk blouse…

There is also an article called DIY COuture – “Make Do and Mend” story, Shona Heath made everyday objects into extraordinary fashion.


A bit to crazy/artsy DIY for my daily fashion – but it is still a fun article


Under The Rader – a short story on :new underground fashion movement bringing quirky, individual labels to the surface” – Sarah Harris… Labels like Fairground, Sretsis, Markus Lupfer, Doma, Elizabeth & James, Sandro, Nonoo Lyons, Manoush, Sea New York, Rachel Gilbert, Surface to Air, Dress Up, & L’Agence…

I find this article a bit Ironic –> talks about how special unknown designer pieces are and how not everyone should know them… and then gives all their information in the article :)  oh well check out and see what you like… I like the Dress Up label but googling that lead to no success…


trend: Hairbands – “Headpieces offer an extravagant yet canny alternative to expensive blow dries” – Dimi Gaidatzi… Vogue Uk mentions hairband designs from Maison Michel, Colette Malouf, Benoit Missolin, Jennifer Oullette, Deepa Furnani (photographed above), Jeniffer Behr


trend: Tee off – Trophy T shirts are gripping the fashion imagination.  Brit designers Christopher Kane, Stella Mccartney, & Jonathon Sanders have turned their wit to the tee.

I am working for a graphic design/t shirt company down under called the T-Bar… It seems fashion today is more and more about comfort and individuality… here are some celebrity inspirations. :)


trend: YSL Rouge Volupte in Spicy Pink (lipstick)


Vintage Inspiration is evident throughout the issue/ obviously a deep routed part of the UK fashion culture…


Other Highlights edition of Vogue UK

“Street Style” From latina skater girls in LA to Lolitas in London and classic beauties in New york, three designers choose the street styles that inspire them.

“The Dash Cash Directory” – From antique buttons to fluoro zips, Grace Timothy has all of your needs covered… this is an article that has an A to Z about websites/shops in the UK for any of your domestic needs from where to purchase vintage buttons (spinstersemporium.co.uk dmbuttons.co.uk) t0 where to get Equestrian riding boots (countryrider.co.uk) to Useful books (Orchids on Your Budget by Marjorie Hills, The Thrift Book: Live Well and Spend Less by India Knight, to Make do and Mend by John Lewis).


Take Home Messages

No Horoscopes! hmmm did I miss these

Less advertisements than US Vogue

More variety and range in the models & photography

UK Vogue is less commercial, more about supporting small designers and do it yourself fashions.  It has more street style than US vogue…

Collage formating… Pages and stories look intentionally cluttered and messy

Local Advertisements for businesses take up a good 10 pages in the back of the magazine, looks a bit low budget – think year book ads when you graduate but for small companies.

This week I will dissect Vogue Nippon & Vogue Paris… more to come!  For the record… I prefer Harpers Bazaar UK over the Vogue UK

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