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WHY CAN’T I BE YOU? VOL VI: HANNAH MARSHALL

It felt like forever since I punched myself in the face about not being someone else, and then I remembered amazing Essix goff Hannah Marshall.

For the uninitiated, H-Marsh is a Colchester graduated British womenswear designer known for bringing the sexy back to constructed looks, a fondness for leather and her predication for black, black and more black.

Showing since 2007, celebrity fans include Erin O’Connor, Naomi Campbell, Florence Welch, and Stephen Fry Romy off the xx, amongst others. As you would imagine, her personal style is a mirror of her designs – constructed layering, and all black everything. I mostly wear black, there’s just something about a full black look that feels really clean, but one thing I’m always a bit conscious of is looking like some sort of Bedouin encampment when you can’t distinguish between layers at a distance the way you can if you’re wearing colour. Hannah goes to show that all black looks don’t have to swamp, and also that you don’t have to be 8 ft 9 and having a good time for them to look good. Also, that fringe! This is the kind of fringe I always ask for, yet never get.  All I want in life is to not come out of the hairdressers looking like Lisa from Girl bloody Uninterrupted, but apparently this is unattainable. I swear they all just take advantage of the fact I don’t have my glasses on. ANYWAY, NICE CLOTHES AND THAT.

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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