Cover Girl: Florence Welch for Vogue Japan

Posted on August 22, 2011

Flo, we just want to say…

Florence Welch featured in the October 2011 issue of Vogue Japan magazine photographed by Karl Lagerfeld

We APPROVE.

Ralph Lauren Fall 2011 Collection/Model: Sui He

The hippy-dippy chick looks were getting old, girl. Who better to turn to for a style redo than Uncle Karl himself? Please consider working a variation of this “Prince & The Chinoiserie Revolution” look in the future. It suits you.

 

[Image Credit: tarsha via thefashionspot.com, style.com]

    • Anonymous

      LOVE IT!

    • Anonymous

      Wow! Stunning! Love that dark red hair color on her, and she is rocking the shit out of those clothes.

      • Nora Mulllin

        Exactly!

    • Anonymous

      Perfection.

    • http://verenahafner.wordpress.com/ Verena

      Maybe it’s the retouching but Florence has never looked younger. Or rather: has never looked more her age. But I’ll credit Karl anyway! That’s usually a problem, I find. She tends to look like she’s in her 40s.

      verenahafner.wordpress.com

    • Anonymous

      Wow, such a nice change from the long, flowing off-white dresses with long sleeves. She kinda reminds me of Shirley Manson here.

      • Alyson Lamble

        That’s exactly who I thought she was before I clicked thru.  Though Shirley would have done heavier eyeliner.

    • http://twitter.com/bredalot Breda Smith

      This is closer to the sort of clothes she wears in many of her music videos, where she often looks totally badass. Like, not “Rabbit Heart,” but “Drumming Song” and “Cosmic Love”? TOTALLY badass. I approve.

      Also, the hair poof and outfit and general pose are kind of making her look like a redder version of Janelle Monae here. Which, she is ALSO awesome, if a little bit stuck in a rut, so that’s kind of cool.

      • http://profiles.google.com/aspatriarca Ashley Patriarca

        That’s exactly what I thought, too (re: Janelle Monae). Monae dresses in that chic menswear style all the time. The poof and pose just exacerbate the homage (to put it nicely).

      • http://tigergray.blogspot.com/ Tiger Gray

        Count me in for the Janelle Monae comment. 

    • Anonymous

      Wow, she looks like Cate Blanchett.

      • DottyMantooth

        I totally agree!  She is definitely music’s answer to Cate the Great.

    • Anonymous

      Uncle Karl very much styled her like he styles himself, no?

    • Anonymous

      “Prince & The Chinoiserie Revolution”  BRILLIANT!

      How do you two come up with these?

      Flo looks fab.u.lous.

      • Anonymous

        I know, right? It’s brilliant. And love the look!

    • http://www.facebook.com/CatherineKatz Catherine Katz

      Gorgeous!  Love the tall standing collar of the shirt on her.  My neck is too short to rock that look, but I adore it!

    • http://twitter.com/NC_Meg Megan

      I’m not really a fan of hers (I know, I know) but damn, that’s fabulous.

    • Anonymous

      Not to be negative, but the fact that she always wears long sleeves makes me wonder if there is something she is covering up. As a nurse, I’ve taken care of patients who always wear long sleeves because they have a history of psoriasis, cutting or suicide attempt scars. I hope it is a fashion statement rather than something like that.

      • Anonymous

        This has got to be one of the most absurd things I’ve read in a long time.  Me thinks psoriasis doesn’t belong in the same sentence as cutting and suicide.

        “I’ve
        taken care of patients who always wear long sleeves because they have a
        history of psoriasis, cutting or suicide attempt scars. I hope it is a
        fashion statement rather than something like that.”

        • Anonymous

          Why? They are all things people are very self conscious about or don’t want to answer questions about because they are private.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=768540908 Badriya Al-Badi’a
    • Anonymous

      Does she even make music any more? 

      • Anonymous

        Did she ever?

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      WOW.  Now *that’s* how you remake your image.  Well done.

    • Anonymous

      Obviously, I’m not the only one who thinks she really looks like a redheaded Cate Blanchett in here. By any means this is NOT criticism because goddamn, who wouldn’t wanna look like Queen Blanchett, but Florence Welch has a pretty distinctive face, so this jars me a little.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T53WBEPGJZ7MMMZC4O563YU5HA Observer

      I have to admit I really like auntie’s new outfit; Prince & The Chinoiserie Revolution is a real hit.

    • Anonymous

      She looks good but she reminds me of country-western singer Randy Travis, lol.

    • Anonymous

      I had no idea that was her. Whoa.

      I’m looking forward to a complete style redo when her next album comes out. The long, flowy dresses fit “Lungs” perfectly, and I’m hoping she’ll find a wardrobe as equally complementary to the next one.

    • MilaXX

      Nice change, she looks great.

    • Anonymous

      She looks great here, but she looks nothing like Florence Welch.

    • Judy_J

      My, my!  She looks totally different here.  Very androgynous in an Annie Lennox sort of way.

    • Lisa

      Oh, HELL YES!!!!

    • Anonymous

      She looks really uncomfortable.

      • Anonymous

        Maybe she looks uncomfortable because that collar has choked her neck down to the size of a two-year old.  Or maybe that incredibly unrealistically skinny neck is a photoshop accident.  But I know if I had a collar that tight strangling my neck I’d be clawing at it in a fit of claustrophobia that would take major amounts or anxiety drugs and tranquilizers to squelch.

    • http://profiles.google.com/psykid42 Christopher Brathwaite

      I feel like this silhouette is so Janelle Monae

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=564839755 Jillian Liszewski

      I absolutely thought this was the vampire chick from True Blood who is in charge of the vamp PR campaign.  I have no idea what her actual title is..  just happy this season has been decent so far.  So thanks, Flo, for bringing that thought up.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=564839755 Jillian Liszewski

      I absolutely thought this was the vampire chick from True Blood who is in charge of the vamp PR campaign.  I have no idea what her actual title is..  just happy this season has been decent so far.  So thanks, Flo, for bringing that thought up.

    • Anonymous

      I want everything, including the little human-shaped brooch (??) at her throat.

    • Anonymous

      I want everything, including the little human-shaped brooch (??) at her throat.

    • Anonymous

      Looks like a cross between Janelle Monae and Uncle Karl. It’s a good look for her, though.

    • Anonymous

      The hair is a little too Sheena Easton/Ghostbusters for me, but I LUV the clothing!

    • Anonymous

      This is an AWESOME look for her!

      And T & Lo, I just want you to know that, thanks to being made curious by ‘Lungs’ being your daily soundtrack–I am a total Florence fan.  I listen to the whole album on my Ipod every day at work.  I like to think it keeps me from killing coworkers. :)

    • Anonymous

      I cannot stand her and think of her as the tone deaf fan’s version of Kate Bush…BUT , I must admit she looks fantastic here. She still ikes a birthing goat, though.

    • Anonymous

      OK, but she looks like Janelle Monae. Just sayin’.

      • Anonymous

        I see I’m not the first to make that observation.

      • Anonymous

        I thought the same thing. Kind of a borrowed look.  And I like the fit of the pants on the runway model better.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3AJ237ND3GAHDQJZ4TLCO4WLRA Emily

      She’s beautiful!  Love it!

    • Anonymous

      she has no neck….

    • http://profiles.google.com/grandiva1968 e jerry powell

      Very Julie Andrews circa Victor/Victoria, methinks.  Very, very likable.

      • Anonymous

        Took the words out of my mouth.  Well, from my fingers.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=49702581 Susan Bullard Mayer

      I saw her on the Colbert Report a couple of months ago and she’s so charming!

      But I really don’t care for her music.

    • Anonymous

      LOVE it!

    • Anonymous

      Lovely look! But she looks very different to how she usually looks, if you didn’t tell me it was her, I wouldn’t have recognised her. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AYQCICXEN2CCDBFV5HED4Z2RUA Dee B

      I thought Vogue Japan was called Vogue Nippon.  No?  

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BA6BTBV4V3MQRX6K2HDEL7Y7TU MerridithK

      Amen to your comments!  She looks fab in that ensemble.

    • Amanda in Austin

      WANT.JACKET.NOW.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jennifer-Lynn-Wood/583092476 Jennifer Lynn Wood

      Ooh, she looks like a hot David Bowie!

    • oohsparkley!

      I like it!  But I don’t like that hairstyle, so I wouldn’t want her to go there all the time.

    • Anonymous

      Fun, fun, fun ’til Daddy takes the T-Bird away.

    • Anonymous

      Lovechild of Katharine Hepburn and Annie Lennox. Glorious.