July's New Glamour

Jun 13, 2011

Image via Vogue.com
As soon as I laid eyes on Vogue's July Issue cover, I screamed. 
I literally screamed when I saw the gorgeous Emma Watson, looking astounding in Prada's Fall 2011 RTW collection. The dazzling background added to the glamourous aura the magazine held, a somewhat unusual vibe for the July issue. Nonetheless, Vogue brought larger-than-life luxury to summer, a concept that broke the bounds of beach spreads, and smiling models standing under the sun. July's glamour is suddenly coveted through my eyes, due to Vogue's reinterpretation of the month. Suddenly, I have an urge to ditch shorts and flip-flops this summer, and instead opt for sequins, costume jewelry, and surroundings that miraculously involve glittering crystals. This July, I want Vogue's July. Realistically, I will stick to shorts and flip-flops. Sigh. But I will dream that I can adapt to July's sudden allure. This feeling only intensified as I saw the rest of Emma Watson's shoot for Vogue US. The styling would normally be used for, say, a September or November issue, but like I said, Vogue broke summer's bounds.  Although the rest of the shoot was a tad dark, the cover's beauty shadowed any flaws the rest of the magazine could have. 
Flipping through the shoot, a few factors were evident. My favorite trend of bright lips in corals and oranges is on its way out, while maroon and red lips are in, as displayed beautifully on Emma in every photograph. Another large trend shown in Vogue was pure drama. The glitter, the colors, the fur, the overall shine of July's issue showed us that fashion is into dark drama for both Summer and Fall. And of course, I am sure that this look will soon be seen throughout the fashion industry-after all, whatever Vogue says, goes. 
Overall, Emma's look in this issue was worlds apart from her Vogue UK December Issue look, but perhaps both equally loved. However, Vogue US surprised and conquered with its unique interpretation of summer, and such change and boldness is not only loved, but also admired. 
What do you think of this issue? Is this dramatic glamour not right for summer's light, breezy months?

-M

22 comments

  1. Wow! That sort of doesn't look like her, but the pictures are gorgeous. Love the styling.

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  2. This is a stunning editorial!
    x

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  3. Great article - you write really well- yes i love it too - the makeup is interesting and quite inspiring. The prada collection was not an instant hit for me but the slow burners are always the best and this one definitely is! Great Post thanks for sharing xx

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  4. She looks so different here!
    x

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  5. I love the 2 last photos! she looks like a porcelain doll :)

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  6. She certainly has grown up and matured from that bushy-haired girl in Harry Potter. This shoot is absolutely stunning and I just adore the opulence feel of collection

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  7. She certainly has matured from that adorable bushy-haired girl in Harry Potter to the young icon we know today. I love this shoot and the opulent feel of the collection!
    xx Cindy
    Origami Roses

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  8. She brings so much to this shoot. Such a gorgeous and talented girl. It's true that this spread doesn't really remind me of summer, but that's completely ok because I prefer the dramatic intensity of the colder months anyway! x

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  9. She is a classic beauty; one of my absolute favourites. I had to take a second look to make sure it was her, I was so surprised at her maturity! I can't wait to read that issue. About my last comment - I didn't mean what I said in a horrible, mean way, I promise! I just read your comment response and I felt that you might've been offended by it, eek! Apologies once more, darling.
    Lots of love <3
    Veena

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  10. Lovely editorial, and she looks stunning! Thanks for sharing! I'm following!

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    xx

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  11. Beautiful! Thanks for stopping by Vogue & Vintage!

    xoxo,
    Vogue & Vintage

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  12. she looks AMAZING! i love this editorial!

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  13. I really love this cover and her editorial! Emma looks stunning in that lip colour - very sophisticated. Thank you so much for following, sweetie xoxo

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  14. you know I love it, and you culdn't put it in better words, for me is a perfect interpretation of summer, different from what we are used to!

    xx
    My Fashion Bug

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  15. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!! <3

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  16. Aw thanks so much for your congratulations :D I put so much effort into that competition so I'm so glad that I won yayay!! these images are amazing of emma x

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  17. gorgeous editorial..LOVe the styling

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  18. love the the embellished dress in the last picture, beatifull

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  19. I adore her look in this issue..,,amazing styling :)
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