Sunday, 24 April 2011
I adore this cover for Vogue Italia April 2011. I keep coming back to look at it. The way the tangy orange jewellery appears to glow in the dark; the slick of electric blue on the eyes; the turban; and the general sense of stepping into the cool shade on a tropically warm day. The accompanying editorial is rather wonderful too, with cover girl Kristina Salinovic wearing some fabulous 'coolie' inspired hats.
I've been looking for a coolie hat since last summer, but most of the available ones online are tacky costume hats. A few weeks ago I did however find a hat that should see me through the summer; an Edwardian style, tulle covered straw concoction. Think Meryl Streep in 'Out of Africa' meets Mary Poppins. Can't wait to wear it on holiday!
images from fashiongonerogue.com, guardian.co.uk and newsarama.com