Photo courtesy of Arden at http://topcoatfashionblog.blogspot.hk/
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
After checking out a fellow blogger Arden (http://topcoatfashionblog.blogspot.hk/), and getting into the Olympics fever by watching the Chinese win the gold in Men's Foil, I wanted to mention again how unstylish real fencing gear really is. For practical reasons, you have to wear protective gear (either cups/a moulded plastic chest plate for a girl or a cup for boys) under your fencing jacket. Fashion editorials, such as last year's W Magazine spread with Michael Fassbender which I have already talked about, make it look so much better!! I guess that is what fashion editorials are about...to inspire, to make people use their imagination. It is a little bit of fantasy and which is why I love to look at couture and how stylists and photographers use couture to create a fantasy. Here is a picture from Arden's blog with the lovely Linda Evangelista by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia February 2003.