And since we were talking about Vogue yesterday, I couldn’t help but post these shots of Sarah Jessica Parker today. Yes, I know most mom’s don’t dress like that – including SJP herself (we’ve all seen the “Stars…they’re just like us” in US Weekly), and while some might deride an Oscar, I see it in a different light. Not as unrealistic, or frivolous or sending the wrong message. For me, I see aspirational elegance and the notion that you can be a mom and convey someone who has their act together, even if there is a little chaos on the side (who doesn’t like a little chaos on the side?).
And besides, I don’t read Vogue for the realism. I get enough of that in the day to day. I read it for the fantasy. And these are fantastic shots, fantastic clothes, and a fantastic hat thrown in for good measure. And I love the last shot, the one with just the two of them. You could swear that they storyboarded this shot from the quotation about love not being about gazing at each other with googly eyes but rather looking out together in the same direction. Beautiful work, Mario Testino, beautiful work.
Photograhy by Mario Testino.