Vogue April 2011
Vogue April 2011
Sticking by their previous colour-inspired issue, Vogue’s April cover treads a similar-hued path, this time with Louis Vuitton jewels. Starring Polish stunner Anja Rubik (who is currently ranked third on prestigious model directory, models.com), you would be forgiven in thinking this cover was borrowed from an international sister edition. The cover was, however, shot exclusively for Vogue Oz by the talented Marcin Tyszka, making it quite the coup. The issue easily becomes Anja’s, with the team flying her Down Under especially for the occasion. As well as the cover, she has two editorials – one of which was shot on location on the salt plains of South Australia’s Parachilna – and a full page feature. The Max Doyle-lensed outback shoot, titled Edge of Forever, is easily the best of the issue, and fashion editor Naomi Smith’s styling is nothing short of inspirational.
Another strong point in this issue was the quality of the fashion features. Tim Blanks, a fashion journalist whose name Vogue readers and even part-time fashion followers would (or should) recognise, delivers intriguing insight into the constant resurfacing of past trends in his column Front Row. It doesn't take a genius to notice that fashion is somewhat cyclical. Ever hear your mum tell you about those flares she had in the ’70s? Or the shoulder-pads she (or even you) wore in the ’80s? What is refreshing about this column is that Blanks doesn’t preach about something we already know, but instills within his reader (or at least this one) a certain element of excitement about the evolving future of fashion and some names within it.
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