Lara Stone’s Vogue Paris August 2011

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Now that we talked about the surprise cover from Vogue US for the August 2011 issue (yep, that Sarah Jessica Parker in case you already forgot or wanted to forget – wink) we can safely return to our daily routine. However, before that I’d like your attention for yet another original item of the day (today it’s full of surprises!): Lara Stone’s Vogue Paris August 2011.

Whaaat? Lara Stone in Vogue Paris? Yes, yes, it’s happening, just like SJP for Vogue US! I’m loving the picture, the styling, Lara’s long, gorgeous legs. It may be my sore throat getting to me (Do. Not. Drink. Very. Cold. Water! Even if the heat kills you! It can leave you with an impossibly aching throat and it can keep you away from yummy ice cream for a few days! – sad face. Very sad face). Yeah, so I was saying that my pain can push me into seeing things, but boy, does Lara look like Natalia (Vodianova) on this cover! (is it just me?) (photo via)

Lara Stone Vogue Paris August 2011 cover


#1 mdinah on 07.12.11 at 8:45 am

Is she still in the plus size category?
plus size checks maybe…
she looks like Natalia here, indeed.

#2 ajginger on 07.12.11 at 8:59 am

Plus size? I guess only her boobies are still in that category ;)

Oops, my late granny told me not to walk in my tights like that. She got mad at me and asked what my new profession was! (Back in the ’80’s :) ) Nowadays I could have replied: “Oma, it’s fashion!”

#3 mdinah on 07.12.11 at 9:20 am

I can only imagine your grandma’s face when she asked it…. glasses at the tip of her nose, sitted on a big chair doing some embroidery but paying attention on EVERY little detail around…mine was like that..
Thanks God it never crossed my mind to wear thights, hahaha :-)

#4 kpriss on 07.12.11 at 9:21 am

plus size? Naa, I think they were joking when they placed her in the plus size category. Seriously having a laugh! Either that or having a superior bra size than Freha can be called “plus size”.

@ajginger lol! Yeah, but you see, in France, people are way more fashionable than you and me (or your charming Granny). They’re free and liberated and don’t care about who’s wearing what as long as it looks good on a cover! Oui?

#5 ajginger on 07.12.11 at 9:52 am

mdinah: my granny was very open minded, never wore glasses until she died and hated embroidery but loved everything I fabricated! But she didn’t like “sluttiness” or provoking in my case back then :D

Kpriss: my granny had French parents. True story. She was way proud at herself wearing pants very young though. She was one of the most free liberated women I know and all friends I brought home adored her. And everyone was welcome. She just said things and then didn’t bother anymore since I was very much like her: stubborn going with what I liked to do. Just like her. OMG I still miss her…:)

#6 Ellington on 07.12.11 at 12:31 pm

Hey my Chicas and Chico! I have to say I prefer reading your comments on the article about Lara Stone rather than the article itself. : )
I am to be honest not a big Lara Stone fan, not since that janky black-face shoot she did for French Vogue. It still gets me vexed when I think about it or her! :P

#7 mdinah on 07.12.11 at 12:55 pm

Hola Ellington:-)
yes, that cover was plain wrong. but I think she couldn’t refuse the opportunity to be in the Vogue.
Shame on Carine…

#8 Ellington on 07.12.11 at 4:50 pm

She could have refused to be on that cover doing that shoot. To do so would have garnered Lara positive press, rather than bending to the twisted whims of some magazine editor. Lara is not just some innocent by stander in this.

#9 keiko on 07.12.11 at 6:11 pm

Lara is a great model & this cover is superb. I just wish the flashbulb would go off in Anna’s head & this kind of cover would translate onto US Vogue!

#10 ajginger on 07.13.11 at 6:47 am

keiko; what about the moral differences between a country like France and the US? I don’t see it happen such a cover on US Vogue. The other way around one day? Oh yeah…..

#11 keiko on 07.13.11 at 1:10 pm

I can’t comment on the moral differences between said countries as I am neither French nor American so I am not qualified. But I like the fashion imagery of the blue skies & Lara in a fabulous dress looking off into the distance – that is what I mean as a great cover. Instead of the hands on hip, head tilt & dazzling smile of some overhyped actress who is hell bent on convincing me “I am normal like you – just only more super – poor little ole me!”
I have celebrity-fatigue I guess?

#12 ajginger on 07.14.11 at 5:29 am

I am neither a French nor American. But I am world citizen enough to know the differences in approach. Of course I am not talking about every individual or a whole population but in general of course! So I stay in your context as you see it in a artistic concept. All I can say is then: yes, I see what you are coming from and I even agree :)

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