HELLO! Fashion Monthly is back with a brand new issue!
'It’s a fairytale land up here – everything is floating.'
That was the reaction of one bedazzled visitor to the Paris atelier of couture house, Ralph & Russo. And you certainly feel like you’re entering a fantasy world; one in which there are no machines – just an army of ‘petites mains’ creating the most exquisite pieces solely by hand.
HFM was privileged to be invited to join design duo Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo as they put the finishing touches to their spring/summer collection that would later be shown in the splendour of the Grand Palais.
Not only did they bowl us over with their natural Aussie charm (they both hail from down under), they managed to remain impressively calm, despite the myriad demands on their attention – from casting models to checking hem lengths. We find out how fashion’s new power couple (who also happen to be engaged!) have managed to reach such haute heights while staying so firmly grounded.
We also pay a visit to the boho luxe home of make-up doyenne Charlotte Tilbury, who lets us loose in her bathroom and reveals her beauty secrets.
Prepare to channel your inner girlishness later this month with the release of Disney’s live-action Cinderella. We chat to Oscar-winning costume designer Sandy Powell about reimagining that iconic ballgown for a new generation. And yes, Lily James’ waist is really 21 inches in a corset, contrary to speculation about digital trickery!
Finally, don’t miss our heart-to-heart cover story with one of the world’s most beautiful women – truly inside and out – Russian supermodel and charity campaigner extraordinaire Natalia Vodianova. Who better to kick off our definitive beauty trends special…
Juliet Herd, HFM editor
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