This week our Big Fashion Issue is hitting the newstands. Good news to all you Grazia subscribers out there as you'll be receiving a special cover designed by Victoria Beckham. In our main fashion shoot this week we are asking you to pick your style side this season. Are you a lady - think elegant silks and satins, evening gloves, statement jewels and film-star stoles - or a tramp with everything ripped, slashed, studded or chained?
To tie in with this week's story senior news & features editor Katherine Ormerod and shopping editor Lily Russo are debating this fashion split. Lily says she will be working the grunge look this season as it is more versatile and easier to do from the high street. Whereas Katherine says 'there is always room for investment buys' and points out that the 90s grungey look is quite teenage. But agrees the lady-length is tricky to pull off and is hard to done on a budget.
Let us introduce you to the lady and the tramp in our fashion films below...
Senior fashion editor Gemma Hayward writes: 'I really wanted to do something decedent with this shoot and capture the mood of mid-century couture. I enlisted the photographer Wendy Bevan, who I have collaborated with in the past and works with Polaroid film. For the clothes I chose a lady-like silhouette from the likes of Dior, Nina Ricci, Gucci and Bottega Veneta, which work harmoniously with the vintage effect of the Polaroid’s. For hair and makeup, I looked back through John Galliano’s shows for Dior couture for inspiration, which is beautifully dramatic.'
Grazia's contributing fashion editor Anna Foster who styled the shoot writes: 'Anarchy totally dominated the catwalk and totally inspired I began researching the glory days of Sid & Nancy and also Vivienne Westwood's seditionaries period. Leather, ripped denim, studs, and the ubiquitous biker boots make up the essential items of punk but I wanted this story to be a little more sexy than the original references. So I added velvet, textures and clean lines which gave the clothes a more modern edge. What I love about this story is that most people have elements of punk in their wardrobe already so can instantly be on trend.'