AS A MAGAZINE EDITOR,
I’m constantly obsessing over details. I have spent more time on thesaurus.com searching for the perfect word to describe a pair of trousers than I have actually shopping for trousers. When we’re putting the finishing touches on an issue at deadline time, I patrol the wall where all the new pages are pinned up, monitoring how the magazine is coming together. Does that juicy feature have a stop-and-stare headline you just can’t flip past? Does the cover font add precisely the right pop of colour? I do this because I know that little things, even a single word (should we really be describing spruce blue as a “saturated” shade?), add to the entire experience, from photos to captions to grammar.
Details matter in fashion too. Accessories act as the punctuation marks for an outfit. An extraordinary handbag, a delicate gold pendant necklace or even just a great red lipstick is how style sentence is finished. Take the edgy yet elegant OffWhite c/o Jimmy Choo collaboration stilettos (page 75), which serve as a very bold exclamation point to anything worn with them. This month’s Accessories Special (page 25) brings you some of the best accent pieces on the market, from monogrammed slides to a checkerboard backpack.
The accessory I’m most excited about is the teeny- tiny ’ 90s- era- with- a- twist sunglasses that have been popping up on runways from Alexandre Vauthier to Alexander Wang to Balenciaga (page 32). No, these micro-shades won’t forgivingly cover pre-coffee puffy eyes in the morning; nor will they do much in the way of quality UV protection. And…their size seems to be best suited to supermodels. But that doesn’t matter at all to me. I love that they show more of your face to the world. Having nothing to hide is the best accessory of the year. Period.
Vanessa Craft Editor-in-Chief Follow me on Instagram and Twitter @vanessacraft. What do you want to see in the magazine? We want to know! Tell us at edi[email protected] or #TellELLECanada.