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Photographer: Nathaniel Goldberg for Vogue UK July 2011

It's a terribly autumn-y editorial for the weather I'm having, but this edit was the reason why I decided to buy this month's issue of British Vogue - even with the boring Vanessa Paradis cover story. British Vogue has been a increasingly hit and miss for me in recent years, but they are still responsible for some of my favourite images in this year's issues. I love the colour palette of this particular shot - brown, ivory, blue, warm yet subdued. You can feel the autumn chill just looking at it, not to mention the rich, heavy warmth of her coat.

And Stella Tennant - love her otherworldly face and her attitude. Without her, and also the lovely set-up of some of the photographs, it would have been another editorial full of trouser suits. Her purposeful stride sets the tone for the work week ahead.

Picture scanned by honeycombchild on tfs

Comments

hannah-rose said…
i thought it was a little odd that such an editorial was in the july issue of a european mag - in the depths of summer! but apparently the UK is having a really mild summer, so it's ok haha.

And Gillian Wilkins is actually an Aussie, so maybe she's feeling homesick for that winter we're in the depths of now.. that is so so so so so so cold. so this is great inspiration! :)

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Kate said…
I love this editorial. It's surprisingly suitable for our current weather, grim as it is! And nice to have something a little more my style after all the colourful beach clothes.
Caroline said…
I agree, this picture is great. The use of colours is warm and inviting.

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Panda said…
I know what you mean - for such a renowned magazine, I find that smaller underground magazines have much better articles, and sometime, editorials. I do love this too, I get why the colours are so muted. Its obvious with all this rain in london right now! panda xo
lin said…
hannah-rose: I know! I suppose everyone wants to be the first to show the pre-fall collections. Or maybe it's a commercial decision, especially since pre-fall collections are hitting shops too. Money talks...

kate: You do have a point there, I keep reading about the miserable UK weather. I like a bit of relief from the colourful beachwear myself, but all the layers just looks so out of sync in a July issue. I do love the image anyway.

Caroline: The whole thing also made crave chocolate...

Panda: I agree, but generally, I like having a spectrum of magazines to choose from - from the big glossies to the smaller, independent ones. Hardly any one magazine will perfectly meet all my needs - I need a range!
If Jane said…
oh i love stella tennant...
Lindsay K said…
I really do like Stella Tennant. I'm always happy to see her in a magazine or ad. I love this color pallete for Fall. It's crazy, but even the July issues here start featuring pre-fall looks. When I was at Barneys last week they were starting to get pre-fall in. It feels so early to me.
lin said…
if jane: I've said it so many times on this blog before, but so do I. She's my all-time favourite model, and she has such great style.

Lindsay K: I agree, I keep getting all these email alerts about shopping the pre-fall collection, and it hasn't even started to get warm enough in some parts of the world yet. Maybe it's good for people who like to plan ahead?

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