When I was younger, I used to adore Vogue. I was the 15 year old who was like Carrie Bradshaw, spending her pocket money on new issues rather than sweets as it fed me more. As I grew up, I started to read my native Vogue less and less and began to consume the international editions more, as I became accustomed to labels and styling which seemed so exotic at first, the international editions broadened my appreciation of fashion. Vogue Russia is one of my favourites, particularly after Editor-in-Chief Viktoria Davydova took the helm back in 2010. Part of the Conde Nast Russia fold since 1998, Viktoria not only helped to launch Vogue Russia, she successfully launched Tatler Russia as Editor.
The Black Tie editorial in the May 2014 issue epitomises the rich, more-is-more aesthetic that I love seeing in Vogue Russia. Styled by Natasha Royt, the editorial features high fashion pieces by the likes of Anthony Vaccarello, Givenchy and Haider Ackermann styled to perfection with Natasha's signature visionary direction towards contemporary design. The editorial has me yearning for layers upon layers of all black ensembles with a rebellious, luxe grunge edge.