I had never paid attention to L'Officiel magazine before that visit to the dentist years ago where while waiting for my wisdom teeth to be pulled out, I flipped through the september issue, stopped to this editorial and quietly put the mag in my bag. Ok, I stole it.
I had never done it before. Maybe it was this nerve wracking operation awaiting me or maybe I was long time due for some transgression, anyway I had to have it just for the sake of these pics.
Several years later, I find the styling of this ed to be still the classic urban look at its best.
All the pieces featured are popular items, the leather, plaid, tweed jacket, jeans, sneakers, wedge boots. I have most in my closet and the clothes associations shown are easy.
So why the fascination?
Maybe just because of that simplicity. Most of the eds I like are in the same vein. It's always the quiet classic styling my eyes are drawn up to and which actually make me purchase the magazines.
Surprisingly, I find them so much more inspiring than some over the top ed, piling up of the must-have clothes and accessories of the season, shot in a fantastic location.
From L'officiel september 2006 (Jalou Gallery)