Vogue UK had enough of revolutionary breakthrough covers so they went back to the sure values for a great June 2013 cover and main pictorial. Kate Moss is doing everyone’s favorite retro Bardot-ish pose in front of Patrick Demarchelier’s cameras, languishing in a St Barts décor.
It’s all perfectly summery, posh and very fashionable. Flawless to the point of no more comments needed. Yes, it’s the same Kate Moss, yes, we know her inside and out. Yes, it’s the same epic kind of pictorial we’re all trying to escape from as being too cliché, too safe and too dull for our very avant-garde fashion tastes. But, seriously? Can you get more stylish than this?
Can you get more unique, more sought-after than Kate Moss? She’s in the business for so many years and still people sigh in full, complete appreciation when they see her? I wish there were more models with unique personality, enduring and particular style like Kate’s. But there aren’t. She’s certified gold, in fashion and everywhere else.
I loved that Vogue UK got out of the studio for this one, it feels less Elle and more Vogue, less Little League and more Haute. And although I’m fully aware that my abandonment in delight is not pleasing everybody, I think Kate Moss is a wonderful fashion role-model more should aspire at.
Not in copying her, but in finding their own style in complete accord with their personality, their daily routine and their aspirations. That is what fashion/style is all about, not in replicating the catwalk on the sidewalk or just wearing what everyone else is wearing, regardless of the respective look really fitting the personality of the wearer!