Now for something completely different!
I wanted to talk to you about an editorial styled by Emmanuelle Alt for Vogue Paris in October 2010 titled "Androgyne." Since you are not here, I had a chat with my delightful beau about the images figuring that would give us all the male and female perspective on Emmanuelle's androgynous styling choices. We managed a few words before heading straight for our shared passion, music. But let me know what you think of "Androgyne," I am interested in your thoughts — let's chat...
mtm: Is this Emmanuelle's "thing" — androgynous fashion? I mean I see her wearing guys' jackets and jeans a lot... I hope there's more to her than that or it might get old.
kdb: shake shake shake shake shake shake shake your booty
kdb: nice, starting with a controversial lob. Emmanuelle's "thing" as you say is certainly an androgynous cool. I think she styles looks that are more feminine at times but they still have that rock 'n' roll edge which many perceive as androg
mtm: what would you say Carine's "thing" was at Vogue Paris — her trademark if you will?
kdb: Carine also has a nice rock chic vibe but with the emphasis on chic and not rock. She adds rock for flair, while i see Emmanuelle as rock based which happens to be v chic.
mtm: Ah. So Carine's a poseur and Emmanuelle's a real punk (jk!)
kdb: Heh hardly
kdb: Since they both wear fabulous jackets and shoes, one key difference is that Carine only wears skirts and Emmanuelle only wears pants. I often wondered if they did this intentionally... Whatever the impetus, pants are naturally seen as more masculine.
mtm: From what I've seen, Emmanuelle definitely has a lot of both sexes mixed in to her stuff... much more so than Carine
kdb: you mean our girl CR didn't get into the manly stuff?
mtm: maybe so... Just from what i've seen... Emmanuelle mixes the genders up more than Carine (not that Carine didn't do this on occasion)
mtm: anyway... on to those pictures.
mtm: you can't tell me she wasn't channelling David Bowie from the Man Who Fell To Earth
kdb: ouai ! clearly. i hope she doesn't take my idea for a halloween costume (sssh)
kdb: different shoes though
mtm: well i love her if she lists david bowie as one of her influences
kdb: cool then lets say she did
mtm: although i do think he's an alien or something. the dude doesn't age.
kdb: much like say, CR?
mtm: LOL, yes, David Bowie and Carine Roitfeld are from the same planet!
kdb: LOL yes.