Lucky for my magazine-obsessed self, Lauren toted Vogue Paris April 2011 from her honeymoon in Morocco and Spain.
The issue, covered by Kate Moss, has all the traditional goodies found in Vogue Paris--Freja, Eniko, boobs, and Melanie Ward editorials--which makes it great. But as Lauren and I flipped through the issue together, we realized something just seemed off.
The styling in all the editorials is excellent, though there aren't any sexy spreads à la Carine. Emmanuelle's simple, tough, tomboy aesthetic seems to be permeating all the editorials. The weirdness doesn't come from the editorials, but the blank space on almost every market and news page.
Whereas Carine had her graphic design team cluttering the pages with shoes, old photos, lipsticks, and diamonds, Emanuelle has them cutting back. It's definitely clearer, but looks more like the streamlined pages of Elle and less like the flouncy, whimsical pages of Vogue Paris.
Take a look inside after the jump, and let us know what you think!
We love this spread of Eniko photographed by Giampaolo Sgura and styled by Véronique Didry, but isn't the layout just a little blank looking?
I'm 90% sure this is the adult version of this editorial from Vogue Enfants.
This Maje dress is super sleek, but such an empty page does nothing to highlight its dynamism.
This is arguably the most boring sunglasses spread Vogue Paris has ever done.
Even, Bijoux, usually the most over-the-top section of all, feels toned down.
Lots of silver, just a little panache.
Smoking suits are highlighted against white backgrounds, photographed by Terry Tsiolis and styled by Géraldine Saglio.
Emmanuelle's Kate Moss in couture editorial is absolutely stunning. Moss is photographed by Mert and Marcus.
Melanie Ward and Inez and Vinoodh were commissioned with the monthly Freja editorial, and this one is sporty and punky, just further proving why Ward was the right choice to follow up Alt at Balmain.
We'll never say no to Sasha. Marie Chaix styled this neon spread, photographed by Hans Feurer.