Aymeline Valade by Craig McDean for Interview February 2011
Oh so sorry but this must be done: *points while flailing* shoes shoes shoes shoes would you just look at those shoes?!?!!?!? I cannot possibly love Balenciaga more than I do right now. Thank you Nicolas Ghesquiere for giving me something I never even knew that I needed in my life. *_*
Now onto the rather calmer response. I don’t care much for the chaotic styling and haphazard color scheme, but I do appreciate the sentiment. Aymeline does emit a cool that’s needed to pull off the punk-themed aesthetic, but this editorial still feels a little one dimensional. What made Balenciaga and Proenza Schouler so fucking epic for Spring 2011 was the duality that each collection had. This presents all punk and barely any chic. I guess I’m judging this a little harshly. I always expect a lot from Interview Magazine. With the precedent that it had set (thanks for that Bob Colacello), I should be expecting a lot. I want it to thrill me and amaze me. And while the pieces separately thrill me, I already fell in love with those during the collections. I just wish this would give me something new to fall in love with as well.