As the great Frank Sinatra once said, Come fly with me, let’s fly, let’s fly away. But what he didn’t mention was flying away in a mini dress and Saint Laurent glitter boots…
It’s no new news that fashion embraces youth, and models continue to start younger and younger. It’s something we’ve just gotten used to and to hear about a 16 or 17 year old walking the runways in Paris and Milan is just as common as a Lindsay Lohan mishap where it was “definitely not her fault.” But it really gets you thinking…what exactly were you doing at this age? Probably not getting photographed by Annie Leibovitz (but if you were, good for you).
When you buy a new lipstick or those shoes you’ve been eyeing for months, what exactly made you do it? Is it because you saw it in a magazine? A blogger was wearing it? A celebrity endorsed it? Or you just stumbled upon it yourself and decided you couldn’t live without it? Think about it, and let’s discuss.
How do you take your fashion magazines? Model? Celebrity? Or neither? (Because really, those are your only two options).
The “let’s use more plus sized models” and “stop Photoshop” conversations are still happening but after an interview with Vogue UK‘s EIC Alexandra Shulman over the weekend, there’s a lot more to talk about.
I hope you all enjoyed my first Throwback Thursday feature because the new CCF tradition is carrying on today. This time I decided not to do another designer but the most iconic fashion magazine instead (can’t you see I’m in the mag mood this week?) We all associate Vogue with Anna Wintour, but a lot was happening at the publication before her signature bob took over as EIC in 1988.
Let’s dig in.