As anyone in New York can tell you, autumn has finally arrived after the kind of lukewarm summer that can only be described as meh. What better time to unearth your fall wardrobe from storage boxes and snuggle up to cozy fabrics like flannel, wool and tweed? Vogue manages to be on the ball and serve up a story that features almost every pastoral trend of the season (good and bad) along with a psuedo-farming theme that is both comic and nostalgic. Name one farmhand who works in thigh-high Prada boots…
Featuring the increasingly dynamic Karlie Kloss (whose impish face Vogue is attempting to overexpose now that Caroline Trentini appears to have taken a breather) and actor Tom Sturridge (cue swooning teen girls everywhere) the editorial is fairly standard fare but there is something charming about it. Mario Testino can take something as easy as girl + boy + soft light filters and make it look appealing (he’s done it better with Gemma Ward & Josh Hartnett or Daria & Jake Gyllenhaal) but don’t be fooled. They can talk a good game about eco-conscious living and green farming but its all about the clothes. That Chloe cape looks even better than ever and Tonne Goodman’s use of plaid almost makes you rethink rustic.
Everything & the Farm
Ph. Mario Testino
Models: Karlie Kloss and Tom Sturridge
Fashion Editor: Tonne Goodman
Makeup: Linda Cantello