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Au Natural

For…well forever, the fashion industry and magazines have been heavily criticised for overly photoshopping pictures.I’m often shoving Lancome/Estee Lauder adverts at my friends, exclaiming ‘Look! She has no pores!’. And it was only last week that I put up pictures of Gisele with her baby bump airbrushed out, oh and don’t get me started on the state of Madonna’s face in the new Louis Vuitton advert! Thankfully, it seems like someone is trying to buck the photoshopped to death trend. Peter Lindbergh has adopted an almost no makeup/no retouching aesthetic which is welcome and very refreshing. These images are from Harper’s Bazaar, September issue.

Make way for Anna

LFW is looking to be a very busy affair. Anna Wintour is attending, it’s the first time she is gracing the London shows with her presence since 2007. It was kinda inevitable seeing as Burberry Prorsum, Jonathan Saunders, Matthew Williamson, Pringle of Scotland, and others are returning to show in London after seasons showing elsewhere. It’s rumoured that a lot of US stars are making a trip to London during fashion week, with most of them making a beeline for the Topshop show.

Linda for Gaultier, let down?

When I think of Galliano, I think of drama. I love that his campaigns have the same red frame, eye catching. For his Fall 09 campaign, Linda Evangelista was the model of choice, seemed promising. But to me, it’s pretty boring..and just blah. But hey, I might just be a tough critic, what do you think?


Wow, Angie is looking fierce again. Those floaty chiffon dresses she’s been sporting over the last couple of years are nice enough but she’s killing it in this leather Michael Kors dress.

In brief:

Teeny Vogue: The September issue of US Vogue is the super svelte, at a mere 584 pages.

Model Idol:In case you’ve been living under a rock, Simon Fuller (American Idol) has bought a majority stake in Storm Models, agency of Kate Moss, Lily Cole & Jourdan Dunn among others.

Sessilee 4 Tyra:Sessilee Lopez is eyeing Tyra’s Model/Mogul crown, she wants to follow in her idol’s footsteps.

Reena Rai

Reena Rai is a 30-something London-based fashion, travel and lifestyle blogger. She has been blogging for 10 years (!), previously at before launching her self-titled blog.



  1. konstantine
    August 13, 2009 / 7:58 pm

    i really like the black and white photos of peter lindbergh. some people don't realise that one of the most beautiful things is natural beauty.

  2. daisychain
    August 14, 2009 / 9:15 am

    <3 great post

    August 14, 2009 / 2:04 pm

    Angie is so great! This dress is fantastic, but she is too slim and her head looks so big! Although still amazing, love this girl so much!

  4. Dream Sequins
    August 16, 2009 / 6:26 am

    Hi love! Thanks for another amazing post… It's kind of funny that people are making such a big deal about A Wintour attending LFW because it's not like Brit designers are an infant industry or anything. I have always been a fan of LFW talent and when I attended for the first time last season I was blown away at how well everything was organized. I especially loved how nicely the on and off schedules were posted… Very helpful. Hope you had a wonderful weekend..

  5. Sharon Rose
    August 16, 2009 / 8:15 am

    Hi my dear-great post as usual, and totally agree about Angelina-I adore her, but she looks just gorgeous here! Have a great weekend!!

  6. cody
    August 16, 2009 / 10:57 am

    great post!angelina looks so great in that kors-dress…really fab!<3xx

  7. Couture Carrie
    August 16, 2009 / 4:09 pm

    Fantastic post! So much to love, especially the lovely Angelina!xoxox,CC

  8. modediktat
    August 16, 2009 / 8:10 pm

    That's a very stylish blog!!Hi there, this photoshooting reminds me of the French ELLE covers (April/May 09), also shot by Peter Lindbergh – he took pictures of Eva Herzigova, Inès de la Fressange, Monica Bellucci, Sophie Marceau, Anne Parillaud, Charlotte Rampling and Chiara Mastroianni without any makeup. That was very impressive.xoxo sofie

  9. modediktat
    August 16, 2009 / 8:10 pm

    ps: angelina is looking very gorgeous and sexy in that dress!! 😎

  10. Swell Vintage - Frankie
    August 16, 2009 / 8:50 pm

    So with you on Ange – she looks so much better when she's not skeletal! x

  11. LAYNE
    August 17, 2009 / 12:19 am

    I totally agree that the madonna lv photos are absolutely ridiculous!Great post!Would u like to exchange links?!

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