Sheer Elegance: Max Studio

Vogue Paris Sept 2012 Cover D&GIn September French Vogue underwent a makeover under the direction of editor in chief Emmanuelle Alt.  A few visual tweaks here and there aimed at giving the magazine a more streamlined, ‘airier’ look that harked back to the 60s and 70s, the theme of the issue was ‘the colour black’.  The cover featured Kate Moss, Lara Stone and Daria Werbowy each wearing the same stunning Dolce & Gabbana tulle gown.

Reading this issue provided a lot of inspiration for me fashion-wise.  I recently came across the brand Max Studio, whose chiffon blouses are helping me to recreate the look of the Vogue Paris cover on a cheaper budget.   My favourites from the selection below are this long-sleeved blouse (image below, top, left) and silk chiffon blouse (image below, bottom left)

Max Studio Chiffon Blouses Chiffon Tops StyleOnTheCouchMax Studio, a US brand, was founded in 1979 by designer Leon Max.  Now a global presence with an online store and boutiques worldwide, (Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Lily Cole and Katia Elizarova have all acted as ambassadors for the brand) they are an interesting site to explore.  They offer clean and classic designs for casual wear or work wear but have a lovely selection of party dresses and accessories too.

Party Dresses Max Studio Evening Dresses StyleOnTheCouchThe Max Studio site also offers a helpful search function – style search – and currently has offers with up to 70% off.  My top sale picks are this single breasted cape and this modern take on the classic buttondown – the button front shirt.

To view the whole Max Studio collection and locate a store click here.  If you are UK-based, you can find Max Studio at 227-229 Westbourne Grove.

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  1. says

    I should have known that if anyone loved the September issue of French Vogue this year as much as me, it was you :) I’ve picked up a couple of blouses from Zara to recreate the look myself, but the Max Studio ones are, I must admit, I fair bit closer to the designs seen in the magazine. I must investigate further!

  2. says

    Hah, I had a giggle when you mentioned the entire issue was devoted to black- I’m sure a factor in why you liked it so much;) I still hope for tons of color from you in 2013! PS, love the new look on the site. Clearly I have been remiss in my blog reading. A resolution for the new year…..

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