Valentino Dream by Lachlan Bailey
When it comes to fashion magazines, it is quite simple for me: there is the iconic VOGUE top 3: Vogue Paris, Vogue UK & Vogue Italia.
There are also newcomers – as much in my top as chronologically – Vogue Nippon and Vogue Russia (although concerning the latter, the choice of posh-goes-police-chic Victoria Beckham on front cover of this month’s issue is inevitably debatable).
Not that I think Vogue is necessarily the best magazine – there is a fair amount of fabulous and creative fashion publications, but that is another topic – but it is indeniably the most iconic, and amongst the Vogue family, my personal favourites are the ones quoted above.
You might wonder why I am not mentioning Devil-wears-Prada inspiration Vogue US. Well, to be honest, I am very often disappointed by the lack of creativity of the US version, and I usually find the covers quite conventional, if not boring.
Anyway, I was not disappointed at all with the February issue of Vogue UK (Cheryl Cole on cover – what is it with British WAGS?). In the gorgeous editorial photographed by Lachlan Bailey, depicting the best of Spring-Summer 09, I picked this picture of Karlie Kloss in Valentino.
It was the opportunity to introduce Valentino’s beautiful collection – beautiful really – and romantic, and light as a feather, and reminiscent of the Twenties and… well, I will keep some for next time!
Pictures: ‘New Frontier’ by Lachlan Bailey, Vogue UK, February 2009. Valentino Spring-Summer 09, from Style.com.