A train ride has the power to set the tone of unpredictibility and excitement, it holds a romantic and mysterious feeling as well. No wonder it inspired so many books and films, to name only Hitchcock’s Lady Vanishes, Strangers On A Train or North by Northwest. It also represents an element fashion itself goes back to whenever it wishes to echo an intense and very sensual story, like these two editorials. Aren’t you dreaming of embarking on an Orient Express journey, one of the most celebrated journeys in the entire world and a truly unique experience with an allure of style, elegance, adventure and exquisite services? The original Orient Express, launched in October 1883, was leaving from Paris and threading through the Alps, Budapest and Bucharest to Constantinople. Almost one century later, in May 1982, the legend was reborn when the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express made its inaugural run from London to Venice. That is certainly on my wish list.
Have a wonderful weekend! I’ll be busy planning a very special weekend for a very special birthday.
photos: 1,3,5,7-by Annie Leibovitz for Vogue US, February 2010, starring Natalia Vodianova and Sean Combs, fashion editor Grace Coddington; 2,4,6- by Yuval Hen for The Financial Times ‘How to spend it’ October 2011, starring Auguste Abeliunaite, styled by Damian Foxe, discovered via dustjacket attic
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