Friday, 3 August 2007

Alice Burdeu in Vogue Australia (

As I have been talking about this editorial of Alice's for quite some time now, you can probably imagine how excited I was that this is finally the month Alice receives her most coveted AusNTM prize.
I knew I was going to be in the city today and decided that this would be the day I would buy the issue ( I'd been thinking I should probably wait, I've already got about 4 other of this month's fashion magazines I'm halfway through reading that I should really finish), and I was more excited than I can say right now.
Well, I have to admit my hopes were slightly dashed. This being because I was never a really big fan of Alice's when she was on AusNTM, so I figured now that she's out in the real world, perhaps she'll do better as a model. See my main hang up was that every form of judge who came across her would say instantly "she's a model", and that annoyed me, because she was not a model. She simply looked the way your typical fashion model looks.
And the judges kept her around because they figured she would best represent the show once it was finished, because of her 'look'. But looking closely at her pictures you could see there was no life.
As far as I can see, not much has changed. She's a beautiful girl, don't get me wrong. Smart, articulate, kind and extremely pretty. But this does not make a model.
The editorial (well basically, photo shoot) was very beautiful in itself. Gorgeous styling, gorgeous setting...but Alice...I'm sorry, I know how hard she tries, and how bad she wants this.
But she just does nothing for me.
I hope she does well, I really do wish her all the best.
Sorry about that rant, I just felt I needed to get my opinion out there. I hope I haven't offended anyone, and if I have I'm sorry that was not my intention.

Anyway, the rest of the issue was fab! One of the best I've read so far. Vogue devotees will not be disappointed, and newbies will be thoroughly impressed! :-)



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1 comment:

ivan said...


i happen to chance upon your blog on this old Alice Burdeu Vogue cover blog entry.

If you still have the magazine, in mint condition (no tears, missing pages, stains, scratches, damage to magazine spine; etc), i would love to buy this magazine from you.

If you are interested, please give me a quote for the magazine + shipping. I am living in QLD (Brisbane, Australia) at the moment.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Thank you.