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British Vogue December 2018

No other magazines combine beauty, style, glamour, design, fashion and contemporary culture in such an inspiring mix. VOGUE employs the most talented photographers, stylists, writers and editors to fill the pages each month with new trends, controversial images and challenging ideas

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12 Issues


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december marks…

A year in Vogue: the magazine’s new editor-in-chief Edward Enninful (below left) included a tribute to the late designer Azzedine Alaïa (top left, with Naomi Campbell) in his first February issue.Adwoa Aboah on the cover of the debut issue of #newvogue.Rihanna covered September, photographed by Nick Knight and styled by EnninfulGigi Hadid, left, appeared with her sister Bella in March.photographer Craig McDean captured fashion’s new faces for the May issueJuly’s Trends pages were titled Generation Games and featured a cast of mothers – including Jan de Villeneuve, right – and their daughters.Tess McMillan in September’s The Age of Opulence… my one-year anniversary at this magazine, and so I cannot help but reflect on what an extraordinary year 2018 has been – for the world at large, of course, but also…

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behind the scenes

Step inside one of the year’s most opulent fashion parties, on page 274: Dolce & Gabbana’s Alta Moda extravaganza – starring our contributing editor Naomi Campbell (right) – on the shores of Lake Como.For Modern Spirit, on page 280, Jamie Hawkesworth (above) photographed Freja Beha Erichsen in the minimalist sculptural looks to covet now.Photographer Scott Trindle (above) captures a host of leading musicians for this issue – from Bradford heart-throb Zayn (page 292) to the all-female contingent turning the industry on its head (page 186).Natalie Massenet (left) transformed luxury retail when she launched Net-a-Porter in 2000. On page 170, she tells Vogue about the innovations she can’t live without.Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (above) writes, on page 163, about the joys of Christmas at her childhood home in Nigeria.Before shooting Within You Without You, on page 226, and ahead of…

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festive updates

Vintage Vogue covers: from below, December 1929, January 1951 and December 1939ALL WRAPPED UPWhether you’re looking for gifts for him or for her, an unusual present idea (how about a framed, vintage Vogue cover?), or the best beauty treats and festive candles, read our definitive gift guides online now to ensure your choices are under the tree in time for Christmas Day.Winter getawaysFind holiday inspiration from skiing hot spots to beach breaks in Cambodia and Mexico in our roundup of the destinations to book now.OFF-WHITEBALMAINDOLCE & GABBANATrending nowFrom power suits to iridescent partywear, the perfect pleats and this season’s obsession with scarves, find all the biggest winter trends and how to wear them on Vogue.co.ukGEORGES LEPAPE; JASON LLOYD-EVANS; ANNA ROJAS; TRUNK ARCHIVE…

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white nights

Embellished dress, to order, Celia KrithariotiLeft: crêpe dress, £695, Rejina Pyo. Below: leather wedges, from £983, Versace“The coolest revellers will be choosing shades of white, from ice to whipped cream, with show-stopping embellishments”Naomi Smart, shopping editorROKSANDACHLOELOUIS VUITTONERDEMJOHN GALLIANOSIMONE ROCHAOSCAR DE LA RENTAPREEN BY THORNTON BREGAZZIVALENTINOAbove, from top: paillette bag, £610, Paco Rabanne, at Net-a-Porter.com Earrings, price on request, Fernando Jorge. Satin sandals, £595, Sergio RossiHAIR: NAOKI KOMIYA. MAKE-UP: JANEEN WITHERSPOON. NAILS: PEBBLES AIKENS. SET DESIGN: JANINA PEDAN. CASTING: PIOTR CHAMIER. MODELS: LALANI ALI, BO FASSEUR, NATALIA MONTERO, NYNKE SLEGERS. WITH THANKS TO BIG SKY STUDIOS. THOMAS LOHR; JASON LLOYD-EVANS; MITCHELL SAMS; PIXELATE.BIZ…

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sparkle motion

A special occasion calls for a blue-moon buy: introducing the season’s seriously “extra” pieces, those entrance-making, limelight-stealing wardrobe sensations that immediately confer VIP status on their wearer. Chivvy a black minidress into party mode with endless strands of pearls and a crystal trim à la Attico; or let your Balmain top do the talking – it’s high-voltage enough to entertain any new acquaintance. Taking the tailored route? Elevate the relaxed appeal of Armani’s metallic-shot two-piece via marabou-trimmed mules, or throw Ganni’s shirtwaister over beautifully cut silk trousers. For attention seekers everywhere, December’s mantra is unflinching: moderation is overrated.…

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candy crush

How to catch the eye of a world-famous author? Wear a pink dress. This was the conclusion to which the American novelist Edith Wharton came when she was invited to a party in Paris in 1887. Set to meet her literary idol Henry James, she wore her newest Doucet dress. “It was pretty,” she later wrote. “Tea-rose pink, embroidered with iridescent beads.” It didn’t work. (Neither did a particularly spectacular hat, worn several years later, in Venice.) She had to wait several years until James sought her out to compliment her short fiction.Perhaps Edith should have worn shocking pink. After all, it worked for Marilyn Monroe in 1953’s Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Who can forget that audacious, succulent, dragon fruit-hued strapless dress, accompanied by “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend”? A…