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Absolutely thrilled to borrow this book from Delia of What Should I Wear (thank you so much!). I seem to be on an editor roll, have so much to read, to learn and to apply from fashion’s greatest. Before I get started on Grace’s Memoir, I’m already asking questions: How does she do it? I’m fascinated by people who can create. What joy it must be to realise your vision, to transform an idea, a scene, a theme into a 3D art form! As you can imagine, veterinary training was very different to the skills required of a stylist. There’s more experimenting, imagination invovled and less animal excrement. I’d love to know if Grace started off with flatlays, did she try the outfits on herself, or do all the clothes just ‘speak’ to her? How does one create such beauty, movement and life with stills? How does she balance fantasy and realism so perfectly? How does she style the clothing so beautifully and yet more importantly, capture the lifestyle? Guess there’s only one way to find out! I’ll tell you after I have devoured this tangerine hardback.
Do you have a favourite editor? Is there one that influences your style in particular?
[spoiler title=”中文版”]好兴奋能从Delia（What Should I Wear）那里借来这本美国Vogue 编辑的传记。Grace Coddington 原是六十年代英国的名模，但经历车祸以后，她为美国Vogue 创作的世尚相片使她成为世界一流的时装编辑。前星期我刚看了Diana Vreeland的传记，这些编辑好让我受到振奋和启发啊！我对能创作的人很感兴趣。能将头脑里的梦想成为活生生的相片一定是那么的乐趣。你能想像，读兽医和造型师的训练非常不一样。我还没打开看这本书， 以经有 许多问题在我脑海里等待着答案：除了卖力，她怎么变得那么优秀，杰出？她是不是像Diana Vreeland先自己穿上衣服再想像那幅画面？如何让平面的照片获得如此的生命，魅力和动作？她又是怎样在同时展示幻想和现实？最重要的是她怎样显示相片里美丽的生活方式？希望等我读完这本书后我能回答这些问题。你是否有你最喜欢的时尚编辑？[/spoiler]