While figuring out what to submit to Fashionese Daily last night, I remember my French VOGUE (VOGUE Paris) August 2007 issue that I bought at Borders earlier this month. I know it’s a bit too late but how on earth could I ever forget this? It is indeed a collectible edition, personally for myself and it is such a shame that it takes me so long to share it with you!
Being a huge fan of VOGUE Paris, I was completely stunned after seeing the quite controversial fashion spread portraying model Snejana Onopka as the beloved devil-in-chief, Anna Wintour. It was styled none other by the talented Carine Roitfeld, the editrix-in-chief of VOGUE Paris and photographed by the renowned photographer, Mario Testino, in a front-row setting where Wintour usually caught on camera. L’Icône or The Icon was the title of the spread featuring model Snejana in Wintour-inspired look with her famous bang and narrow bob, big sunglasses, and of course, exposing her forbidden love affair with fur. I remember showing it to one of my friend, she even thought that it was the actual Anna Wintour looking years younger, and asked me whether she got a face lift! Even my hubby thought the same way..haha Anyway, kudos to Carine for successfully translating such brilliant ideas and always inspiring us with her incredible styling skills. If Wintour and her team at American VOGUE would actually do a similar editorial to Mlle. Roitfeld, I wonder how it would turn out..