Aren’t editorials beautiful? The perfect lighting, in the perfect location. The model with the perfect body, wearing a perfectly drool-worthy outfit. The only problem? Nothing’s perfect, really. Typically, unless you have loads of money, the clothes on that model will not be gracing your wardrobe anytime soon. So what do you do? You improvise. Take clothes from your closet that resemble the ones you’re lusting after, put together a similar outfit, and voila. That’s what this new feature is all about. You don’t need to be a clone of the magazine pages you love. You can put together the same look, for much less, that’s still your style. Just like [Todd and] I have done here!
This specific editorial (Harper’s Bazaar April 2010) really speaks to me. The lack of color in the filtering of the photo and the black and white outfit (and dalmatians!) are striking. BUT it’s not my style, so I fixed it. Notice the model’s top, above? It’s a white, slouchy, almost oxford style, shirt with an exaggerated collar. Personally, I’m not a fan of collars. I feel choked. So instead, I grabbed my slouchy, white sweatshirt-style tee and tucked it into my high-waisted, studded shorts.
No, the model isn’t wearing shorts, or studs. She’s wearing hot pants. Hard pass. Not for me. I’ll stick to the shorts. Throw on a black heel, with a cut-out, but without the ankle strap that shortens your legs. Don’t forget to add a cute (preferably well-behaved) dog, and done. Editoral edited.