Some women seem like they were born to be cover girls. Gisele Bündchen is certainly one of those women. Case in point, Gisele's latest Vogue Australia cover, which seamlessly blends high and low fashion with a mix of couture and denim. Does anyone want to lend me a lavish ball gown to pair with my jean jacket?
The Brazilian beauty is featured on the front of the glossy's January 2015 issue, looking like a country-dwelling ice queen in an outfit styled by Vogue's fashion director Christine Centenera. She wears a sparkling Chanel haute couture dress with a vintage denim jacket in the cover photo, shot by the legendary Patrick Demarchelier. Frosty makeup and highlighted waves complete the look.
This type of styling is very much in keeping with Vogue 's current philosophy, developed when Anna Wintour took the helm of the American edition in 1988. In fact, as Fashionista points out, the editrix's first cover featured model Michaela Bercu in a similar ensemble — a heavily embellished Christian Lacroix jacket and stonewashed Guess jeans. Such a blend of the couture and the accessible had never been seen before in the pages of Vogue. This fresh take on styling probably saved the fashion bible from obscurity all those years ago, and the concept looks just as modern on Gisele today.
If you're stuck in a holiday fashion rut this season, might I suggest blending some denim in with your sequins?