Equestrian fashion

24/05/2013

Pure schonheit / Vogue Germany February 2011 (photography: Alexi Lubomirski, styling: Christiane Arp) via fashioned by love british fashion blog
Let the title play a sweet trick with your mind. Feel free to jump between the lines. Today we are not going to talk about a trend that seems to never go out of fashion, the Balenciaga hats circa 2006, Givenchy feline hybrids from 2011, Ralph Lauren jackets or Tommy Hilfiger Fall 2012 campaign. We won’t even discuss the comfort of Dubarry boots favoured among those country, horse and hound loving folks who have to get out there whatever the weather.

A bit of trivia about those boots before I continue. Since the company is based in Ireland, I thought that the brand name would be of an Irish origin, too. After all, it sounds Irish. Surprisingly, “Dubarry” came from Madame du Barry, a famous French courtesan – a decision made to diļ¬€erentiate the company from other Irish brands and make it sound more European. Not sure if the European strategy worked, but the blend if history and fashion did indeed make me smile.

But enough about that – I realise some of you might be nodding off by now…

The whole idea for this post was inspired by my ode to poodles. I adore creature-focused posts very much and always wanted to continue the series, but somehow it took me a while.

I chose horses. They are my unicorns – beautiful, mysterious, graceful and absolutely fascinating. I was obsessed with them as a child, but never really got a chance to meet a horse “in person” and touch it until I moved countries.

English country side and horses are inseparable. You see these stunning animals wandering in the fog covered fields, protected from the chill and rain by cosy turnout rugs, and then, as soon as the first rays of sunshine laser-cut the clouds – happily galloping through the woods leaving a haze of powdery dust behind, like a memory of a miracle that you just happened to witness.

Barbara di Creddo in Amica August 2012 (photography: Richard Phibbs) via fashioned by love british fashion blog
Hermes Fall/Winter 2006 campaign via fashioned by love british fashion blog
Gisele Bundchen in Vogue Paris November 2005 (photography: Mario Sorrenti) via fashioned by love british fashion blog
Andreea Diaconu in Dune / Vogue Paris May 2013 (photography: David Sims, styling: Emmanuelle Alt) via fashioned by love british fashion blog
Michelle McCallum in Grazia Italy January 2011 (photography: Zoltan Tombor, styling: Sabrina Bolzoni) via fashioned by love british fashion blog
Gisele Bundchen in High summer / Vogue US June 2004 (photography: Carter Smith) via fashioned by love british fashion blog
Daria Werbowy in Proper English / Vogue US October 2004 (photography: Mario Testino, styling: Grace Coddington)
Natalia Vodianova in Vogue US September 2003 (photography: Steven Klein) via fashioned by love british fashion blog
Chanel Fall/Winter 2009 campaign (photography: Karl Lagerfeld) via fashioned by love british fashion blog
Natalia Vodianova in Grand affair / Vogue US September 2005 (photography: Steven Klein, styling Grace Coddington) via fashioned by love british fashion blog
Martha Streck in Elle Russia July 2011 (photography: Asa Tallgard, styling: Daria Anichkina) via fashioned by love british fashion blog
Natalia Vodianova in Fable attraction / W May 2002 (photography: Carter Smith) via fashioned by love british fashion blog
Jessica Stam in Spanish revival / Harper's Bazaar US August 2010 (photography: Alexi Lubomirski) via fashioned by love british fashion blog
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Qvest #42 Fall 2010 (photography: Rankin, styling: Maryam Malakpour) via fashioned by love british fashion blog
Erin Wasson in Wild horses / C Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 (photography: Hilary Walsh) via fashioned by love british fashion blog
Nadja Auermann in A grecia turn / Vogue US May 1994 (photography: Ellen von Unwerth) via fashioned by love british fashion blog
Gisele Bundchen in Earth mother / Vogue US April 2010 (photography: Patrick Demarchelier) via fashioned by love british fashion blog
Daria Pilnitskaya in Grazia Italia September 2011 (photography: Zoltan Tombor, styling: Sabrina Bolzoni) via fashioned by love british fashion blog
Marie Claire Germany 2002 via fashioned by love british fashion blog
Miranda Kerr in Harper's Bazaar UK August 2012 (photography: Giampaolo Sgura, styling: Melanie Huyhn) via fashioned by love british fashion blog
Natalia Vodianova in Vogue Italia March 2008 (photography: Bruce Weber) via fashioned by love british fashion blog
Gisele Bundchen in Allure August 1999 via fashioned by love british fashion blog
Frida Gustavsson in A soft dynamic / Vogue Japan June 2013 (photography: Boo George, styling: Havana Laffitte) via fashioned by love british fashion blog
Hermes "Step into the new century" Spring/Summer 2000 campaign via fashioned by love british fashion blog
Hermes Voyage d'Hermes Spring/Summer 2011 campaign via fashioned by love british fashion blog
Photo source: Pure schonheit / Vogue Germany February 2011 (photography: Alexi Lubomirski, styling: Christiane Arp), Barbara di Creddo in Amica August 2012 (photography: Richard Phibbs),  Hermes Fall/Winter 2006 campaign, Gisele Bundchen in Vogue Paris November 2005 (photography: Mario Sorrenti), Andreea Diaconu in Dune / Vogue Paris May 2013 (photography: David Sims, styling: Emmanuelle Alt), Michelle McCallum in Grazia Italy January 2011 (photography: Zoltan Tombor, styling: Sabrina Bolzoni), Gisele Bundchen in High summer / Vogue US June 2004 (photography: Carter Smith), Daria Werbowy in Proper English / Vogue US October 2004 (photography: Mario Testino, styling: Grace Coddington), Natalia Vodianova in Vogue US September 2003 (photography: Steven Klein), Chanel Fall/Winter 2009 campaign (photography: Karl Lagerfeld), Natalia Vodianova in Grand affair / Vogue US September 2005 (photography: Steven Klein, styling Grace Coddington), Martha Streck in Elle Russia July 2011 (photography: Asa Tallgard, styling: Daria Anichkina), Natalia Vodianova in Fable attraction / W May 2002 (photography: Carter Smith), Jessica Stam in Spanish revival / Harper's Bazaar US August 2010 (photography: Alexi Lubomirski), Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Qvest #42 Fall 2010 (photography: Rankin, styling: Maryam Malakpour), Erin Wasson in Wild horses / C Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 (photography: Hilary Walsh), Nadja Auermann in A grecia turn / Vogue US May 1994 (photography: Ellen von Unwerth), Gisele Bundchen in Earth mother / Vogue US April 2010 (photography: Patrick Demarchelier), Daria Pilnitskaya in Grazia Italia September 2011 (photography: Zoltan Tombor, styling: Sabrina Bolzoni), Marie Claire Germany 2002, Miranda Kerr in Harper's Bazaar UK August 2012 (photography: Giampaolo Sgura, styling: Melanie Huyhn), Natalia Vodianova in Vogue Italia March 2008 (photography: Bruce Weber), Gisele Bundchen in Allure August 1999, Frida Gustavsson in A soft dynamic / Vogue Japan June 2013 (photography: Boo George, styling: Havana Laffitte), Hermes "Step into the new century" Spring/Summer 2000 campaign, Voyage d'Hermes Spring/Summer 2011 campaign

14 comments:

  1. I'm so glad to hear that you were finally able to meet a horse in person after so many years of wishing for it, Natalia. I've always loved horses - my grandmother adored them and when I was growing up, my bookshelves were filled with horse picture books and novels about little girls with ponies, all from her. I've had many adventures, and a few misadventures, on horseback in my day, but I always love horses. And I must admit, although I had never thought of their place in fashion, that they do pose beautifully for editorials!
    xox,
    Cee

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  2. Great post and picture selection! Horses are as elegant as these models.

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  3. Oh I love this kind of fashion photos too, especially with horses! Your selection is truly stunning, you should add to your collection also the photo with Karlie Kloss, I dont remember for which magazine (have posted it on my tumblr), I think it was for TMagazine last year:) Kisses and happy Friday! xo

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  4. cool:))

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  5. What a beautiful selection! Horses are such noble creatures and the equestrian style is a favourite of mine.

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  6. Hi dear, these images are wonderful, horses are such majestic creatures and very graceful. I live in an area where there are quite a few of these beauties around, lovely inspiration images.

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  7. These photos are incredible Natalia. Horses are so beautiful. I think the horses in Europe are bigger than the one's here. They seem heartier for some reason. Thanks for putting this together and have a great weekend.
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  9. Oh I loved this post! They are just so majestic and proud. I particularly love the photo of the white horse with its eyes closed. So beautiful!
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  10. Beautiful pictures! <3

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  11. wow this is really beautiful!

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  12. WOW, this is such a beautiful post, so much elegance in both models and horses. Amazing pictures selection!
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  13. These are such beautiful photos. My favorite has to be the last one.

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