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WHY CAN’T I BE YOU? VOL VIII: RUBY ALDRIDGE

In general I’m always a bit dubious about models as stylistic inspiration as I can never really trust if it’s their wardrobe I want or their crazy-good genes (this does not include mentalist Hanne Gaby, who as I’ve said before, has an amazing wardrobe but does look a lot like a dinosaur), but #unpopularopinion – I ‘m not actually an Aldridge #stan at all so I can let myself off on this one.

As with all of my WCIBY crushes, Ruby’s style is mostly monochromatic, androgynous and built around staple basics. ALL GD THINGS. Another reason I’m a big fan of her street style is that despite being 8ft 3ins tall and weighing the same as a bag of flour, her sartorial choices aren’t things that can only be carried off by genetic freaks, but are universally wearable (apart from maybe the microscooter).
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THIS IS FOR LOVERS

I love a creepy/unintentionally hilarious documentary about freaks, and Channel 4 are usually pretty good at delivering. Fresh off the cringing, shuddering heels of my faves, 15 Stone Babies and My Fat Fetish, came ‘Dogging Tales’. For a documentary about rough couples shagging in a cold forest off a motorway, I wasn’t expecting it to be so ~artsy~, it’s more like a weirdly tense film than a standard ‘ha-ha-weirdos’ documentary. Also, a particular highlight was the participants all wearing animal masks reminiscent of those in the Anna Sui AW11 show:

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This is Les. I don’t know what freaked me out more, his love of dogging, his having 18 children, or the fact he was willing to be filmed using Lynx.
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This is Les’ girlfriend, who is quite clearly on the verge of some sort of breakdown. I’m not sure how much her eyeshadow would really show up in headlights but A+ for effort.

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World’s Happiest Doggers via Anna Sui.

The most obvious example of fashion endorsing a love for the great outdoors is  Steven Meisel’s 2008 editorial for V magazine (originally refused by Vogue Italia), simply entitled ‘Dogging’:

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CATWALKER, CATWALKING

Here’s a rundown of this season’s 10 most booked catwalkers for AW13. Unsurprisingly, they’re all white, and it would seem that ‘blank canvas’ was very much the casting trend. A good turn for British models, with one girl in the top five (hay Sam), and also an amazing season for two of my favourite girls, Tilda Lindstam and Kel Markey. Tilda seems to be getting a fair bit of flak for taking the top spot, accusations of “basicness” are being thrown around (which seems ridiculous as compared to some of the others in the top 10 she’s basically Giselle), but in terms of fitting in with the theme this season she’s ‘plain’ enough to be versatile in any look, but she’s not a total no-mark, there’s definitely something special about her. She’s not classically beautiful, but she’s also not scary-quirky and there is definitely a place in fashion for “pretty” rather than DROP DEAD STUNNING girls. Look at the difference between Kate Moss compared to Naomi Campbell, for example, you can’t say they’re not both iconic looking, but for totally different reasons. It’ll be interesting to see how many campaigns the top 10 get, I’m really hoping Julia Nobis gets a few, I love an androgynous model and the fact that she’s not androgynous in an overtly sexual way (e.g Andrej Pejic, Erika Linder et al) could be really interesting for campaigns. Anyway, here’s the top 10 bitches cashing cheques this season.

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10. Juliana Schurig, American, (DNA, Premier, Elite Milan & Paris) – 60 shows total, opened 2, closed 0

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9. Caroline Brasch Nielsen, Danish, (Marilyn, Storm, Elite Milan & Paris) – 60, O4, C2

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8. Julia Frauche, French, (Next WW) – 62, O1, C

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7. Julia Nobis , Australian, (DNA, Premer, Elite Milan & Paris) – 62, O3, C7

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6. Magdalena Jasek, Polish, (Marilyn, Select, Why Not & Marilyn) – 63, O1, C2

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5. Marine Deleeuw, French, (The Society, Premier, Why Not & Elite) – 63, O2, C4

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4. Sam Rollinson, British, (NYMM, Select, Women Milan & Paris) – 64, O2, C2

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3. Ashleigh Good, British, (Ford, Storm, Why Not & Elite) – 64, O7, C4

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2. Kel Markey, American, (Supreme, Select, Women Milan & Paris) – 65, O3, C2

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1. Tilda Lindstam, Swedish, (IMG WW) – 76, O2, C2

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EDITORIAL: HUNGER GAMES

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Crystal Renn by Terry Richardson for Vogue Paris 2004

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Coco Rocha by Matt Jones in Elle Italia 2011

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Lindsey Wixson for Harpers Bazaar by Terry Richardson, October 2011

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Naomi Chicken Shop Campbell

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Naomi Campbell

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Kate Moss for Vogue US, February 2007 shot by Wolfgang Tillmans

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Karlie Kloss for Vogue UK, May 2011, shot by Alasdair McLellan

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Karen Elson for Vogue, 2003, by Arthur Elgort

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Lindsey Wixson for Vogue Nippon, 2011, by Terry Richardson

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Vogue Brazil, August 2011, Constance Jablonski by Henrique Gendre

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Chanel Iman by Terry Richardson

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Caterina Vagliaby for i-D, 2011, by Nick Dorey

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Gisele by Inez and Vindoodh for Vogue Paris, July 2012

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Miles Alrdidge, Vogue Italia

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Natalia Vodianova for Mer du Nord, spring 2002

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Vogue Spain, Tom Munro, June 2012

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Irina Lazareanu

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Irina in Stella

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Lara Stone for T Magazine, Fall 2011, by Angelo Pannetta

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Siri Tollerod by Viktor Vauthier for TANK magazine

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Natasha Poly by Terry Richardson for Vogue Paris 2005

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And just because

EDITORIAL: ZOO TIME

“Never work with children or animals”

Anastasia Ivanova by David Sessions and Coline Bach

Anastasia Ivanova by David Sessions and Coline Bach

LOVE 2012

LOVE 2012

Daphne Groeneveld for Vogue Japan by Mark Segal

Daphne Groeneveld for Vogue Japan by Mark Segal

Numero April 2011 by Greg Kadel

Numero April 2011 by Greg Kadel

Dazed & Confused, October 2011 by Matthew Stone

Dazed & Confused, October 2011 by Matthew Stone

Harpers Bazaar, March 2011 by Terry Richardson

Harpers Bazaar, March 2011 by Terry Richardson

Interview Russia, shot by Steven Pan

Interview Russia, shot by Steven Pan

Harpers Bazaar, September 2012 by Terry Richardson

Harpers Bazaar, September 2012 by Terry Richardson

Vogue Collections Italia, by Steven Meisel

Vogue Collections Italia, by Steven Meisel

US Vogue, January 2011 by Mario Testino

US Vogue, January 2011 by Mario Testino

Karen Elson by Bruce Weber, US Vogue, March 2011

Karen Elson by Bruce Weber, US Vogue, March 2011

Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen

Daphne Groenweld for Vogue Korea, shot by Rafael Stahelin

Daphne Groeneweld for Vogue Korea, shot by Rafael Stahelin

Vogue, September 2012

Vogue, September 2012

Vogue Russia, October 2011 by Tom Craig

Vogue Russia, October 2011 by Tom Craig

Vogue Netherlands, May  2012

Vogue Netherlands, May 2012

EDITORIAL: HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS

Vogue, September 2012

Vogue, September 2012

Vogue Italia, 2011, Ellen von Unwerth

Vogue Italia, 2011, Ellen von Unwerth

Vogue China

Vogue China

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Vogue Italia, October 2011, Ruby Aldrige by Miles Aldridge

Vogue Italia, October 2011, Ruby Aldrige by Miles Aldridge

Love, 2011 by Willy Vanderpere

Love, 2011 by Willy Vanderpere

Lanvin SS11, Iselin Stiero,  Kinga Rajzak by Steven Meisel

Lanvin SS11, Iselin Stiero, Kinga Rajzak by Steven Meisel

Vogue Russia, October 2011, Kasia Strauss by Tom Craig

Vogue Russia, October 2011, Kasia Strauss by Tom Craig

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Pop, 2011, Emma Summerton

Pop, 2011, Emma Summerton

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