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i do in general respect people for their difference of opinion, but i just dont get how someone could go overboard with this kind of statement.
Because this is Vogue Paris! What was once the greatest magazine in the world is now this. Do you know how many people in the world would kill to be editor of this magazine?! I'm tired of people making excuses for Alt, she's clearly terrible at the job. I don't understand the argument of her appeasing advertisers or trying to be more palatable, because the clothes in Lara & Karlie's hideous editorials aren't even in ads.

Let me know when you see the women of Paris walking the streets proudly sporting any of the clothes in these editorials (Karlie's bin-liner boots or Lara's turquoise jeans!). Say what you will about how 'out there' Carine was, at least she presented clothing I wanted to wear.

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Let me know when you see the women of Paris walking the streets proudly sporting any of the clothes in these editorials (Karlie's bin-liner boots or Lara's turquoise jeans!). Say what you will about how 'out there' Carine was, at least she presented clothing I wanted to wear.
But, Carine was full of corsets, smoking, bondage, porno-chic, boob show, heavy make up, sex and more... Not all French women do proudly sport these kind of clothing / styling as well.

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This issue is actually not so bad. Sure the Karlie editorial is repetitive, but the rest of the editorials are very nice and a bit different. I'm excited to see Karmen's ed.

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another issue I won't buy.....it is really sad to see what this mag has become (repetitive, boring, dull)....

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Gosh the negativity in this thread is quite off putting. Yes, we know some people do not like Emmanuelle Alt's work, but there is just no need to come here and say it every single time. Constructive criticism seems to have deserted this thread, it all got reduced to Emmanuelle's bashing. It simply transforms otherwise valid comments into something meaningless. It has gone too far.

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Agreed!! Plus: a fashion magazine should not be only focused on "what's the best look for a French/Spanish/Italian/American woman"..they try to promote ideas, moods, suggestions, top photography and not only commercial suggests..

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I'm in love with Lara's editorial

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While I do agree that some of the past issues have been lacking, this one certainly seems to be on the upswing.

When Stefano Tonchi took the reigns at W, the reviews in those threads were vicious. I'm not comparing the two of them, but in the world of running a major magazine, I'm sure she needs to get her footing. Yes, perhaps it is taking her a bit longer to find it, but these things do not happen overnight.

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The cover and Natalia's ed just scream future classics.

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I wish there were more shots in colour in Natalia's editorial. The one of half her face is really nice.

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I like Lara's ed but I just can't stand Natalia's. It's just too edgy and futuristic for my taste.

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Because this is Vogue Paris! What was once the greatest magazine in the world is now this. Do you know how many people in the world would kill to be editor of this magazine?! I'm tired of people making excuses for Alt, she's clearly terrible at the job. I don't understand the argument of her appeasing advertisers or trying to be more palatable, because the clothes in Lara & Karlie's hideous editorials aren't even in ads.

Let me know when you see the women of Paris walking the streets proudly sporting any of the clothes in these editorials (Karlie's bin-liner boots or Lara's turquoise jeans!). Say what you will about how 'out there' Carine was, at least she presented clothing I wanted to wear.
I totally agree. The styling was my favorite thing about this magazine. I would look to every detail of the magazine and see what pieces they would use and put together. Even Alt was good under Carine imo.
I think the people that are liking this new era are model fans. Carine would use the same cast in every issue and it didn't even bother me tbh...

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LOVE Natalia's face on the cover but nothing else. Very dull

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Well I suppose this edition is saved by Sims editorial with Kati and M&M's sterling work with Natalia. Both are impressive in their own right and Lara looks lovely in her editorial, but the hazy summery vibe is as boring as hell.

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For me, that summer effect makes it seem Lara is walking through a Michael Kors ad.

Personally speaking, nothing in this issue appeals to me. In terms of repeated negativity, I do believe in giving people a chance to develop into their role, but most of the time, what Vogue Paris currently inspires me to do, is consider the general notion of 'stylist-turned-editor' and the ways in which it may - or may not - work.

Any person stepping into the role after Carine would have had to fight through a period of unfavourable comparion, but Alt has that added handicap of not having a strong background in the specific job of being the editor, so it's all uphill for her.

Someone coming in from outside might have started producing a magazine that's a shock to the system, very different to the French Vogue we knew, but they might also have had the verve to convince us of their vision, because of their experience.

In general, I am in favour of the traditional route of someone gaining a top position after a long apprenticeship as editor of a series of smaller titles, so if people have no patience for Alt learning the ropes as she goes along, I can understand that view. But I can also see why she might need more time to settle into things, more time than we might expect. In the end, I'll wait a while longer.

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