Harper’s Bazaar is hardly what I’d buy if I wanted a fashion magazine. And maybe that’s exactly why this kind of styling double fails to reduce me to tears.
Unless it was completely intentional and Harper’s editors both on US soil and Russian ground agreed on making Alice in Wonderland the queen theme of their fashion editorials. Demi Moore graces the pages of Harper’s Bazaar US April 2010 and Chloe Sevigny is the main pictorial of Harper’s Bazaar Russia April 2010. Both as Alice in similar visions of contemporary wonderland. (the story continues right after the jump with more images. Click here for the gallery!)
Normally, as I said, I wouldn’t complain. First because there’s little fashion pretentiousness I expect from Harper’s Bazaar. Second because I love Alice In Wonderland – anything. Too bad these two had to be so badly impersonated.
Demi Moore is obviously a celebrity whose demands and the photographer’s duties look scotched together with band-aid. Photographing her from the right was apparently the must of the session. She’s distant and parachuted in the set like she would much rather be at her manicure session than in Harper’s Bazaar.
Now with Harper’s Russia it’s another story: the set is great, the night atmosphere is good for the budget (as I’m sure it’s cheaper to rent by night and also take care of all the details required by the shooting scene), Chloe even manages to squeeze some life into those pictures. However, if she would be more modest and less self-absorbed, we would probably witness a world of implication from Chloe Sevigny, the precious fashionista.
I’ll let you admire, compare and draw your own conclusions while looking at both sets of images. So, what do you think? (photos via)