This week, Everybody Is Ugly brings you a chic editorial to use as inspiration for dressing this month. The Vogue Turkey editorial we are featuring comes from the May 2011 issue and highlights the mixture of this Spring’s clean simplicity and playful use of color. The editorial, shot by Chadwick Tyler, stars model, Charlotte di Calypso, in looks that are definitely springing up in the Chictopia Style Gallery.
Behind The Lens
The style of this editorial is evocative of Chadwick Tyler’s photography in most of his work, with the basis of the editorial being focused on portraiture and figure study with minimal background distraction. The difference and uniqueness in this body of work is its cleanliness and pristine feeling. The majority of his work has a grittier and rougher style, especially the work shot in black and white. His darker aesthetic keeps the light fashion from going too frothy.
Styling: Hair & Make-up
The playful fashion gets freshened up by wet hair pinned into waves on Charlotte’s head gives attention to her face and to the fashion, but doesn’t keep too quiet. The wet hair enforces the minimalist sensibility expressed through the clean background and also keeps the effortlessness of Spring fashion apparent.
The makeup expresses the effortless style as well, the clean and light skin doesn’t look to overly perfected and just seems to have a natural pale complexion that fits with the other light colors in order to create balance and harmony. Her blue eyes and slightly pigmented pout are enough to carry the colorful styles without fighting them.
Styling: The Fashion
Spring 2011 has already been going on for about three months now, and Summer is creeping it’s way on us. (but like Summer matters, it’s fashion! Yay two seasons!) These looks can definitely still be worn around in the hotter weather, except maybe for a the longer sleeved ones, unless it’s windy of course. The ideas and trends of S/S11 have been dependent on the mixture of white and bold color, which is definitely expressed through this editorial. The fashion in this editorial, styled by Konca Aykan, realizes the importance of details and “specialness” in clothing. The idea of having style exude from all pieces of clothing being worn is the most important lesson learned from the styling in this editorial because even in the simplest of shots featuring only a white blouse, the feathery texture on the back, crisp pleating echoing the pleating in the other photos, and puffed sleeves illustrate the importance of exuding personal style at all times through all pieces.
→ Look for pleats! Both in basic blouses and stiff skirts, the pleat is definitely a great starting point for quality fashion.
→ Light colors mixed with bold brights! White and beige glom onto yellow, red, and pink like they belong together.
→ Play with silhouettes! Loose blousy tops, fitted sweaters, or structured jackets work well in these punchy colors.
Chictopia Style Gallery
These girls understand the effortless playful vibes of this editorial, and know how to wear it well. Check out their ChicBlogs for more inspiration!