Thursday, July 3, 2008
Could Vogue India be better than (gasp!) American Vogue?
I've only been a subscriber of American Vogue for one year now, but I have been tired of the photography for months. They use the same boring, blond, robot models who use the same poses (Stop jumping Trentini!), in front of the same backgrounds (grey equals boring) posing for the same photographers (Demarchelier, Meisel, Testino, Leibovitz.) Ok well sometomes US Vogue knocks one one of the park, but most of the time the editorials are just dull and bland and the same every month. And along comes Vogue India like a breath of fresh fashion-y air.
See this model? She is fucking GORGEOUS. She does not look like she was plucked from the market stalls in Eastern Europe which is very refreshing. She looks healthy, not waif-like. Basically, she makes me want to buy everything she wears. She could say the war in Iraq is a super idea and I would nod my head and say "Go Iraq war!"
Her name is Lakshmi Menon and you may recognize her from the new Hermes campaign which has an Indian theme. She also opened the Givenchy Fall 2008 Couture collection. I hope that she becomes a regular in the other Vogue mags and makes a showing at Paris Fashion Week in the Fall.
Also, the photography is stunning. The colours are so bright and warm. They really standout from the lackluster pages going on in other Vogues.
But don't take my word for it. Take a look at this deliciousness.