The folks at Vogue Russia just posted a recent video of Aliona Doletskaya having a lovely chat with Jean Paul Gaultier.
Aliona is bad ass! How many chain-smoking, BRA-LESS (?), tank top-wearing, husky-voiced Editors who still looks chic while interviewing a legendary French designer in the middle of Red Square do you know? She’s irreplaceable!
We’ll miss you Aliona!!!!!!!!
Please come to America! There are tons of magazines out there who need your ferocity.
I am in shock. This is truly unbelievable and I personally didn’t see this one coming considering I just saw her at Chanel FW2010 haute couture three weeks ago.
If you were to go by the official statement on their website, my favourite Vogue Editor in Chief Aliona Doletskaya, whose work I genuinely admire, left Vogue Russia after thirteen years.
I have great admiration to her vision.
Her magazine is extraordinary. What separates Vogue Russia from the rest of the snoozefest mainstream glossies is that it has the perfect balance between high fashion and commercialism. Her editorials are always interesting, always strong.
Unlike many, many magazines who usually conform or cater to the masses, Aliona is never shy to make a statement. She breaks the mold, she sets standards and she also creates beauty out of something new, something we’ve never seen on other magazines.
That’s what makes her exceptional.
It’s the end of an era if you ask me. A great loss to the Conde Nast stable of publications.
Aliona, thank you so much for the memories, for inviting me to moscow, for welcoming me to your office, for inspiring me, inspiring us and also, thank you for your support over the recent years.
I wish you nothing but the very best on your future endeavours. I hope to see you sometime soon.
Laetitia Casta in Balenciaga for Vogue Russia August 2010 Cover
Ooh la la! French heroine Laetitia Casta is on the August 2010 cover of Vogue Russia.
It's their "French" issue and she's wearing Balenciaga.
Stunning eh? Vogue Russia never disappoints.
Meanwhile, did you hear the news that American Harper's Bazaar is featuring, hold on to your seats, Jennifer Aniston on their September issue cover? SHOCK, AWE, HORROR, GASP!
I threw up a little in my mouth when I read that online. Isn't that what, Jennifer Aniston's 878,949,939,904,009th cover? Way to go Harper's Bazaar for breaking ground and pushing the envelope with your oh-so-fresh cover choice. High-five!
When I visited the Vogue Russia office in Moscow a few weeks ago, I asked one of the lovely Voguettes who the lucky girl is for January 2010. They didn’t name names but they told me it’s my FAVOURITE model of all time.
Favourite who? Watch this vid or else you are dead to me.
Aliona Doletskaya’s Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2010 Bag
You’ve seen Victoria Beckham debut that cheeky and chic Louis Vuitton messenger bag with the fox fur tail keychain. Well, here’s yet another bag from the Spring/Summer 2010 collection, this time it’s Aliona Doletskaya’s, beside from my very old Goyard. Like what I said before, I went straight to the Vogue Russia office as soon as I landed into Moscow after traveling for 26 hours with no time to drop my bags or change clothes at the hotel.
You honestly have no idea how GLAD I am not to have worn pyjamas to the airport (like I usually do)….
I know most people balk and complain about the changing of the season in the northern hemisphere but I welcome it with open arms. For the first time in weeks, I finally feel at peace. I get a strange feeling of calm and serenity whenever it's gray, cloudy and cold. It's not THAT cold in Moscow (in fact the sun is back) but still.. it's a refreshing change from the horrible, humid and hot weather back home. How funny. I spoke to the gorgeous Miroslava Duma last night and we both agreed that us human beings want something that we usually cannot have… like the weather, for example.
Meanwhile, Claudia Schiffer is on the cover of the December 2009 issue of Russian Vogue
Just a quick post to let you know I arrived here in Moscow safe and sound after being away from the computer for almost 30 hours. I got here three hours ago.
Five minutes after checking-in at my hotel, I rushed to the Vogue Russia office to meet Aliona Doletskaya once again. This time, not in New York, not in Milan and not in Paris but in Moscow. Aliona, as you know, Editor in Chief of Vogue Russia. Aliona looked stunning as always and her team, super friendly and chic girls, are the best!
I'm in tears right now, I swear. It's so surreal. I had goosebumps every where I looked in the office — there are so many images of beauty and fashion and art, it's inspirational!
Thank you to my new Russian friends for making everything possible.
I'll post more entries and photos later. I need to get ready soon because I have several events I need to go tonight and I'm kinda late.
I love you all. The best has yet to come. Keep dreaming like I do and don't let ANYONE stop you from doing so. Because someday, you never know, your dreams might come true!