A novice’s thoughts and feelings on her monthly dose of fashion indulgence... and the other distractions along the way.

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

The March Issue

The moment the March Issue of Vogue landed on my doorstep I was excited. This month’s cover girl is Rosie Huntington-Whitely, one of my biggest style crushes at the moment. The entire cover, including Rosie’s clothes, is deep red and it seemed as though this is going to be a far more feminine issue than February’s.  I was right!

The most in demand girl of the moment, Rosie Huntington-Whitely, defines glamour in her shoot. The reds hues, frills and fans evoke a very Spanish feel and although for some of the images she has been soaked by buckets of waters she remains effortlessly glamorous, and incredibly sexy, throughout.

And the theme of glamour continues to the beauty articles, particularly the feature on curls. I suffer at the cruel hands of fine, straight hair so glamorous curls are pretty much a pipe dream for me, so a Vogue master class can do nothing but help, surely? Yep, until it all falls out.  Think a nod back to the seventies, more Farrah Fawcett waves than an Aguilera crimp.  It all comes down to a heap of hairspray, major rollers and a lot of volume. Vogue is calling it fashion’s “spring,” see what they did there?!

Yes, yes, yes
No, no, no

This is all summed up in the “Return to Glamour” feature, a look back at some of Lyndall Hobbs’ favourite pictures. The director talks us though each of the images, personal photos that are stocked full of details (and celebrities) to enjoy. My favourite? The picture of Joan Collins and Bruce Oldfield, it’s probably the colours that initially attracted me, but I love the way Joan is so avidly looking at Bruce! I will try and get a picture up quick sharp!

“How to dress the Prime Minister’s wife” gave me a good chuckle. It is very well documented that Samantha Cameron is very good friends with Alexandra Shulman and a very fashionable lady, surely she is in a prime position to dress herself? Couldn’t resist, sorry! However Alexandra Shulman, who personally wrote article, asked a far more important question than if her Erdem dress matches her Rupert Sanderson shoes, but whether it is right for the spouses of political high flyers to be throwing money at fashion. A question that was asked throughout the election campaigns, both here and in America, particularly during the recession.  Her conclusion? Let them to wear the dresses they like, they are constantly in the public eye an criticised for every fashion foot they put wrong, so why shouldn’t Sam Cam be allowed to wear a £750 dress if she fancies it? Hear, hear!

Moral of the story? It’s all old school, kids.

F x


  1. her Boo-boos are ridonkulous! how can someone be THAT good looking?
    f your hair is lovely btw
    miss sedley x x x x x x

  2. Miss Sedley!
    I didn't see this!
    She is ridiculously good looking, RIDICULOUSLY!
    F x