The Animal Issue: Vogue Italia Presents an Issue Dedicated to The Beauty of The Animal World

According to Emanuele Farneti, the editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia and L’Uomo Vogue: “Like this time last year, we have decided to dedicate the January issue to the environment, once again coinciding with the publication of the charter of values signed by the editors-in-chief of Vogue from all over the world.”

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“This time we wanted to let animals take over our physical and digital space. It is an invitation to refocus on the natural world after months spent at home, drawing our attention back to the environmental emergency that has been made no less urgent by the tragedy of the pandemic, and highlighting a lesson from the year that has just ended: quite simply, that the world does not revolve around humans.”

“Starting with the rich set of covers, we chose not to offer a consoling and domestic image of natural life. Instead, our portrayal is as plural as possible. And when necessary it’s disquieting, sometimes even threatening. This issue of lambs and wolves, of panthers and mice challenges the illusion of an anthropocentric world, as in the moral fable on this issue and in the many reports and stories that unfold page after page. Animals do not exist for our purpose, nor as a function of what we would like them to be. It is almost too simple to stress how much we’ve been reminded of this by the effects of coronavirus, by the way it came into existence and how it has impacted our lives, freeing up spaces that wildlife has at least temporarily reclaimed for itself. And it seems almost too obvious that the fashion industry, like any other economic activity, must ask itself where the limits lie in the exploitation of natural resources, and what prospects are offered by technological progress.”

“After all, at this turning point in our age, it’s worth remembering that throughout history our efforts to understand and define ourselves as humans have always been closely bound to the way we see and depict animals – from rock carvings to ancient bestiaries, from the development of the arts and sciences to legends of every latitude and cabinets of curiosities, right down to the riot of puppies and fanciful digital creatures on social media. In our decisions affecting the future of the planet, animals will be the first and only judges called on to deliver the verdict.

As an age-old Asian proverb says, the true measure of a mountain’s greatness is not its height, but whether it is sufficiently enchanting to attract dragons.”













SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/01/the-animal-issue-vogue-italia-presents-an-issue-dedicated-to-the-beauty-of-the-animal-world/

Previous Generations Sure Knew a Thing or Two About Style

“My movie star looking grandparents sitting for a portrait in the early 1940s”

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Do you ever get the feeling that people are not as stylish and glamorous today as they were in the past? Many of us had this thought pass through our minds when watching a period drama or even when looking through old family photos. It could be that people put more effort into their appearance back then, or it could be the fact that taking a picture was a much rarer occurrence than today, so everyone made sure they looked their best when it happened.

The photos below were shared online by people who just had to show the world how dashing their grandparents looked, and they are certainly right. We could definitely learn a thing or two from previous generations when it comes to style!

“My grandma at 19 years old, taken around 1950”

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“My grandparents on their wedding day (1948). My nana is wearing a dress she already owned, my grandfather is wearing his uniform. He spent over 2 weeks’ wages to get those red roses during winter because they were all his bride wanted.”

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“My grandmother looking like a real-life Disney princess, 1955”

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“My grandparents on their wedding day, the 1950s”

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“My grandma turns 100 years young today! This is her circa the 1950s.”

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“My grandma holding my mom, 1958.”

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“My grandmother in Venice in the 1960s.”

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“My grandparents on their honeymoon, 1962.”

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“My grandmother in the 40s, in her nursing garb. Today is her 93rd birthday. Classy then, even classier now.”

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“My grandpa around 1970 looking like he just solved one of Agatha Christie’s infamous cases.”

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2020/12/previous-generations-sure-knew-a-thing-or-two-about-style/

Gorgeous Portrait Photos of Carla Bruni as a Fashion Model in the 1980s and ’90s

Born 1967 in Turin, Italy and moved to France at the age of seven, Carla Bruni was a model from 1987 to 1997 before taking up a career in music. She wrote several songs for Julien Clerc that were featured on his 2000 album, Si j’étais elle. h/t: vintag.es Bruni released her first album, Quelqu’un m’a dit, in 2002, which eventually spent thirty-four weeks in the top 10 of the French Albums Chart.

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A Canadian Artist Is Transforming His Look with Extreme Plastic Surgeries and Tattoos to Fulfill His Dream of Becoming a Gothic Vampire

Philip Royer, from Montreal, professionally goes by his creative name, London. He works as a tattoo, make-up, and performing artist. He’s had an “obsession with vampires” since childhood, finding their aesthetic “magnificent.” “If I had to describe my style, I would say gothic.” But he has focused many of his modifications on resembling the bloodsucking creatures, as “they’re immortal.

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This Young Woman Dresses Like It’s The 19th Century Every Day

If you think you take too much time to get ready in the morning, wait till you meet this young woman who dresses to impress in a very unusual way. Mila Povoroznyuk from Ukraine, who is known to her fans as @your_sunny_flowers, has ditched all modern fashion trends to follow her own aesthetic that makes her look like she came back from the 19th century. More: Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, Patreon h/

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Golden Age of Facial Hair: Cool Photos That Defined Beard Styles of Victorian Men

Beards have been around for as long as humans, but their cultural significance, associations and status has varied hugely throughout the centuries. h/t: vintag.es The style of keeping facial hair came up in the Victorian period. Men were usually clean shaven prior to the Victorian period. Beards were of different kinds during this period. During the Victorian era, people who had no beards were not...

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Black and White Photos Show the ’80s Street Fashion Styles of Young People

When thinking of 80’s fashion, the words ‘big and bright’ surely sums it up. It was a decade of big hair, padded shoulders, and eye-straining fabric colors and patterns. Fashion in the 1980s was about materialistic values and flaunting wealth. Having the right clothes meant spending extra money to buy designer labels and sports goods with a brand logo. More: Flickr h/t: vintag.es The 1980s gave...

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“Memes of the Floating World”: Artist Recreates Favorite Memes In Japanese Print Styles

According to an artist: “It started as a Christmas gift to my wife, who loves the “Woman Yelling at Cat” meme, and has unfolded into an art project called “Memes of the Floating World.” In this strange dream world, classic Japanese woodblock print art and legends mash up with memes, dead and living, and internet lore from the past and present. I don’t know where this project will take us next...

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Cool Pics That Show Fashion Styles of the ’80s Young Women

Fashion of the 1980s placed heavy emphasis on cheap clothes and fashion accessories. Apparel tended to be very bright and vivid in appearance. h/t: vintag.es Punk fashion began as a reaction against both the hippie movement of the past decades and the materialist values of the current decade. The first half of the decade was relatively tame in comparison to the second half, which is when the...

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Recognizable Characters Recreated By A Korean Artist In Her Own Style

Ecosia & Oceanhero (Browsers) Jenny, who goes by the name of Jennyudee on her social media, is an extremely talented artist. Her main specialty is doing her own renditions of famous characters and private commissions, reimagining them in her own style. More: Instagram, DeviantArt, Patreon h/t: boredpanda Lady And The Tramp (Lady And The Tramp) Her style is reminiscent of manhwa...

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