I have always loved the way that Grace Coddington styles. Whether it is for a whimsical shoot or a more practical one, there is always a concise story that is weaved throughout the pages with an underlying current of elegance.
I must admit, I find the fanciful shoots that Grace does simply take my breath away. The ‘Alice in Wonderland’ one is my favourite – although as it is my favourite book, that is not surprising! I still remember where I was when I bought my copy and where I read it - and yes, it is still on my coffee table at home. (It’s a very good issue!)
Grace’s ability to lead you into an alternate world that engulfs and entertains you is a magical talent that not many stylists hold and is what makes her so iconic.
Understandably, her book, ‘Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue’ holds a special place in my heart. It’s my favourite photography book.
I was living overseas at the time it was published. It was my birthday soon after the book was released and my parents bought it for me for my birthday present, making the book even more of a treasure due to their association with it.
If you get a chance to get a copy, I highly recommend it. It is such a lovely journey through Grace’s favourite styling stories.I promise that it will take your breath away too.