Anna Selezneva by Karim Sadli for Vogue Paris August 2011
I would like to be honest about Vogue Paris. As you may remember (here, here, here, here, here - and that's only half) I was very exited for Emmanuelle Alt becoming VP's EIC. She has done some very beautiful work for VP in the past, and I thought that with her in charge the whole magazine would be epicly beautiful from front to back.
And I am not saying that VP is NOT beautiful now, I just feel like VP has lost it's special touch.
It used to be when you looked at an image from VP you would know 100% that it is from VP, it was unique without being too different; it was French is all the right ways. But now, looking through VP's August 2011 issue I feel like it's an issue I would expect to be Vogue US's. The unique French-ness is totally gone.
Also there is the use of the same big models over and over again (Lara, Natasha, Sasha, Freja, Arizona, and more Lara) ... There hasn't been a new, fresh face in VP for quite a while..
It is just becoming boring to me, which is killing me to say, since I am talking about what I still consider to be one of my favorite Vogue magazines.
Thank goodness for this editorial, where Anna S looks unreal. And I am really hoping next issue, September, will be much stronger, more French chic that only VP can do, with some change in models!
Have a nice Sunday everyone! xx