|sweater by Rodarte / hat by Patricia Underwood|
It's finally February and time to share Vogue's new and first time cover girl, Taylor Swift! I've had this issue for a while now and I couldn't wait to share it with everyone but wanted to wait until the designated month to share. And she's Fashion Blog's first magazine cover girl post in 2012! I love first time cover girls because I like seeing the change within the person throughout the years. And if they stay as good as being chosen for this highly coveted privilege to be featured on the cover of fashion's ultimate bible, then hopefully those changes you see are good as well. I mean, Sarah Jessica Parker has graced the cover, what -- six times now? -- and you can see the distinct change between her very first to her very latest and she's still Carrie Bradshaw to me. My favorite first time Vogue cover girls last year were Lady Gaga in March 2011 and Emma Watson in July 2011.
I really like this month's cover story of Taylor Swift because of two elements: she's dressed from head to toe Rodarte in almost all of the looks and the clothes that the stylist of the shoot, Tonne Goodman, has chosen for her is something that we usually don't see her in, which is very refreshing. In this editorial appropriately titled for this Valentine's Day month as "The Single Life," and shot by Mario Testino, Taylor is not in her usual girly and whimsical pastel colored dresses and curls. For once, her hair is straight and Vogue gave her bangs which I'm so glad she kept (but for how long, I don't know.) There is definitely still the country girl element in all of the looks, especially in those Miu Miu rose print boots, but the look and styling is much more edgier than what we're used to and I like it a lot. When a stylist creates a look that stays true to the theme and person or people that they're dealing with, but puts a completely different and surprising twist to it, that particular body of work stands out and I commend Tonne for doing just that.
|dress by Rodarte / boots by Jil Sander|
|coat and dress by Rodarte / boots by Miu Miu / bag by Carlos Falchi|
|on Taylor dress and hat by Rodarte / boots by Michael Kors|
|dress by Rodarte / jeans by Levi's / boots by Miu Miu|
sunglasses by Ray-Ban / hat by Patricia Underwood
bag by Andrew Marc
|top and jacket by Rodarte / jeans by Rag & Bone / boots by Miu Miu|