Tuesday, August 16, 2011

supersize me

Vogue UK September 2011
Paul Weatherall Taylor, Miranda Almond, Karmen Pedaru


The beauty of Miranda Almond's styling is how she takes an abstract fashion idea and translates it onto the streets. She leaves the theatrics to Kate Phelan and the drama to Lucinda Chambers and focusses on shoots that consistently, consistently make me reaching for the scissors so I can plaster them on my wardrobe inspiration board. Everything she styles has a wearability factor, despite their foundations in high fashion. This shoot is no different. Almond takes as her point of reference the oversized styles that frequented runways last season from Stella McCartney to Celine. But she treats it in a realistic, real-girl kind of way, rather than a comical way. Especially with the propensity to satiric juxtaposition when you pair oversized clothing with undersized models. But I loved this shoot. Supersized clothing has never looked this good or appealing. A hard trend to wear - take it from someone who knows - Almond shows us to play with proportion with a smile on your face. Pair an all-encompassing blanket-coat with form-fitting cigarette pants. She invites us to vary things up with new textures like shearling and fisherman stitch knitwear. But most of all she makes us want to try. A good stylist creates pictures that you love. A great stylist creates pictures that you love to wear. Miranda Almond is a great stylist.

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3 comments:

i want what she's wearing said...

playing with volumes and textures are my two favourite things to do when styling!! Colour is something I need to work on though...

bravegrrl said...

this is perfect. really, i want to dress like this for fall....

hannah-rose said...

rach - and you do it so well matey!

bravegrrl - me too. I love how these oversized shapes are chic not comical. it's a tricky line to walk.

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