starting something, thought it could be fun

In an homage to Alberto Vargas, this editorial in UK Vogue offered up a modern interpretation of the Vargas Girl. And by modern I mean more glittery. Seriously, the eye make-up going on here is spectacular.

Vogue UK (April 2010)
Editorial: Private Dancer | Photogaphy: Javier Vallhonrat | Styling: Lucinda Chambers
Image source: fearless123@tfs

While I was putting together these collages, I was listening to Goldrapp’s latest single, Rocket. I thought that it was a most fitting soundtrack.


  1. Tuesdai Noelle March 16, 2010

    Really cool collages and song! That's one of my favoriteeeeeee hobbies. This song made my mind think of the early 80's…where people played "Girls Just wanna have Fun' and "Suissdo" (love that song–even had it recorded where I played it daily). Fun post 🙂 Have a groovy day 🙂

  2. Tuesdai Noelle March 16, 2010

    Reprise; where girls played tunes loudy and jumped around down the streets, in raggy cutesy fashions with plenty of braclets on their wrist and head bands lasting for days. Classic.

  3. The Bambina March 17, 2010

    This article is so striking! The sparkles take on a really super-woman, sexy yet naive look. I love it!
    This song is so catchy! I totally have it stuck in my head! I love the "5, 4, 3, 2, 1" part.

  4. sayablack March 17, 2010

    Great posts!
    Thanks for shereing.

  5. Mez March 17, 2010

    Love, love, love this post to bits! The glitter, the song, it's fun and lighthearted.

  6. Highdee March 17, 2010

    Absolutely amazing collage.



  7. Valerie March 17, 2010

    the stylist did a great job
    great post.
    follow and comment on

  8. ♥ Christine March 17, 2010

    loving the eye makeup!! pretttty colors and sparkles!

    Tie Me a Bow

  9. June Paski March 17, 2010

    I really love this editorial. the model look like a dolls!


  10. Hannah March 17, 2010

    I love this editorial. Best one in UK Vogue in a while in my opinion. I hope you don't mind me asking but how were you able to post a youtube video without the actual video? I've been trying to work out how to do that for ages!

  11. soph (owl vs. dove) March 17, 2010

    @TuesdaiNoelle: Yes, definitely brings to mind the 80s! Your description is perfect haha.

    @TheBambina: I love how this whole editorial could have been so ostentatious (glitter, sequins, all manner of frills and spills) but the overall look is fairly demure.

    @Sayablack: You're welcome.

    @Mez: Glad you enjoyed it 🙂

    @Highdee: Thanks.

    @Valerie: Agreed, Lucinda did a top job.

    @Christine: Doesn't it just make you want to pick up tubes of glitter and apply it to your eyes?

    @JunePaski: These definitely win out over Barbie dolls!

    @Hannah: Change the height settings to 25. I've posted better a reply on your page 🙂

  12. Zoë March 17, 2010

    I love the images + the song! lovely video

  13. Mery Elle March 17, 2010

    wow really cool pics! ♥
    i follow you if you like follow me too


  14. Stace March 17, 2010

    oh my! thanks for the collages – I love them. rightclick+saved baby!

    TEE&FAME x

  15. ASYMMETRICERA March 17, 2010

    wow this is so eccentric, lovesss.


  16. Hannah March 17, 2010

    Hi Sophie, thanks so much!

  17. wulanasihsetyarini March 17, 2010

    great photos.. i love it so much
    aaawww… i lke that song too..

  18. szela March 17, 2010

    the eye make up is spectacular indeed. how fun it would be to be at a shoot like this!

  19. B.P Prince March 17, 2010

    Wonderful collage, I love this editorial! Your blog is beautiful, I shall be visiting more often! xx

  20. Wild and Precious March 17, 2010

    saw your comment on Drifter and the Gypsy and thought I'd pop over to say hi! so glad i did — what a fun world you have over here!

    i'd love for you to visit my blog too! I have a giveaway going on that I think you might like.

  21. Kiyo March 18, 2010

    Love the big ruffles on the shoulders and the colorful makeup. The Miu Miu shoes are fantastic!

  22. Mystery Flight Vintage March 18, 2010

    great post. love all the wonderful makeup inspiration!


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