November 2016 Vogue Editors Letter – Real Issue | British Vogue


This has been a great subject of work, from “House Style”, where we asked the big fashion houses to nominate someone to model one of their fall looks, at the cogs of what seven women wear from dawn to bedtime (“Closet Harmony”). Melanie Reid, who became quadriplegic six years ago from a horseback riding accident and who writes a wonderful weekly column for The Times Magazine in this regard, describes with wit and emotion what it means to not be able to indulge in her appearance as she did before (“Altered Images”), and VogueBeauty and Health Director Nicola Moulton explores the question of what is “true” anyway, when it comes to beauty.

What happens when an experience changes your life forever? How do you find who you are in a new situation, and how do you maintain – or even regain – your identity? This month, we meet three inspiring women to learn about their real life stories.Benajmin McMahon

Our cover star, Emily Blunt, is an actress who has made a name for herself portraying women you can relate to, and this month sees her appear in theaters as a central character in The girl on the train – the home cooler that has dominated bestseller lists for over a year. She plays an Everywoman that none of us would want to be – a character far from any sort of idealized Hollywood heroine. In the continuity of its predecessor Missing girl, this massive literary success follows the trend of putting deeply flawed women at the heart of a story, which has to say something (even if I don’t know what) about what we love to read right now. Emily courageously accepted the Vogue filming with Josh Olins shortly after giving birth to his second daughter, Violet.

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As you read this the BBC documentary on the British Vogue will have been projected. Allowing the cameras to film inside the inner workings of the magazine, without any control over what the final programs would show, was a strange and somewhat scary experience and, of course, the magazine’s staff became personalities of the world. television for a few hours. So who better to include in this issue than some of them modeling in our good price Vogue Shops section? I don’t think any of them have any plans to give up the jobs they’re extremely good at to start a professional modeling career, but it was a fun job swap for a morning.

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