Vogue Paris September 2009 : Lara Stone By Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott
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When I saw this thread, I was SO excited, nearly jumping out of my chair in anticipation. I have been waiting for this issue ever since I heard the rumour a month ago. And then, when I saw that shot of Lara, I just didn't know what to do. Am I being fooled? Is this a joke? Ha ha ha ha ha....? After absolutely loathing last month's cover, I was really hoping that the September cover of
would blow my mind. But I actually hate this more than last month's! Don't get me wrong, I think she looks stunning. It's a totally different look for her, and she does pull it off, to a fault... But I don't understand why they had to go out of their way to so drastically change Lara's appearance to, in the end, look like any of a handful of models currently working who could have had the cover themselves. This could have been Edita, it could have been Regina F., it could have been Jac.... I find it completely ridiculous that they had to totally transform Lara just to put her on the cover. I know she's Carine's favorite, but does that mean that they should just dye her hair every month and plaster her on the cover just because she's Lara!?! This is totally unfair to all of the other working models out there with brunette hair. When I first heard the rumour, I was expecting something completely outrageous, completely shocking. Gothic, definitely. This is just underwhelming to me. A quickie L'Oreal hair dye and a school-marmish, dated updo. Yes, Lara is the most over-sexed model currently working....but that is her AESTHETIC (and why I ADORE her)!!!!!!!! She is sultry, she is womanly, she is a SEX POT! She is NOT a docile, demure quiet beauty! She is Brigitte Bardot, she is Marilyn, she is a Seventies porn star! She is NOT Lauren Bacall or Ingrid Bergman! I can understand the lady-like, Forties film noir look Carine was going for, but is it relevant? Is it NOW!?! This just looks like a beauty shot from some Hollywood starlet back in the day. Also, why do the editors at
now insist upon doing beauty shots as covers? First Daria's unflattering close-up last month and now this snorefest! I may be ranting--because I am seriously disconcerted--but this is just so disappointing!
is my bible and I always expect so much! If the contents sounded in the least bit interesting, I wouldn't be nearly as torn up! But they are SO formulaic and predictable. Carine, I love you, but you upset me so much this month! My day is ruined! I know you have OODLES of unexpected surprise and wow and erotic glamour up those infinitely chic sleeves of yours! Please, oh please, promise to make October UBER spectacular... and sexy! Pretty please!!!!
"The only real elegance is in the mind; if you've got that, the rest really comes from it." Diana Vreeland
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