Woooh Baby. Karlie Kloss is certainly growing up; she’s always so deliberate to choose rather conservative editorials. This time around she is greased up with sultry eyes. We already knew that she had a stellar death stare from stomping down the runway, but this is whole different level. Contrary to people crying foul and claiming that she’s “too young” (she’s 17), this is a very mature and elegant editorial. In no way is this crude or distasteful. What she does reveal is tasteful and enticing in the best way. She demonstrates a grace and strength well beyond her years. Karlie Kloss truly shines as sleek and beautiful young woman in this powerful boundary-pushing Numéro piece.
Now this is a Jac editorial I can get into. And can I say, what a successful year for her! She opened and closed so many shows for Fall/Winter 2010! I’m so happy for her, especially since she’s so young. Not to mention that apparently Calvin Klein might be ending her exclusivity with them and moving onto Lara Stone. In any case, this is a positively angelic editorial for her. There is a maturity to her model at last; not to mention those fabulous cheekbones are being put to work as per usual. She’s stunning and clearly has/had no awkward phase that most go through.
The nude theme further prevails for Spring I see. One thing I really love about this is that I can get a warrior vibe from this editorial. I am a big fan of the ponytail braid ever since Blake Lively did it for the Emmy Awards. The camel, tan, and sand tones fit right into the sandy cliffs in the background. It’s interesting that she looks so fierce when she is essentially play in sand. However, this isn’t any mud slinging enticingly dirty fantasy that guys have but perhaps a more spiritual one. It’s almost as if she’s mediating a bit while immersing herself in the earth. It’s a little weird and not something I totally get but I like it nonetheless. Sometimes you don’t have to get it to enjoy the end result.
Haunting. And stunning. I love art that moves me in some way. I can’t decide if it’s the messy crazy hair or if it’s the white false eyelashes, but this editorial is most definitely a little twisted. But in a good way. Especially with the naked light bulb just dangling there, Mariacarla manages to work quite well with a sparse set. It could be how empty the setting is that’s slightly creeping me out. Or possibly the doll allusions I’m getting. In any case, this is a beautiful, haunting, and perhaps slightly tragic editorial. And all I can ask is: more please.
Natalia most definitely has the best cover for i-D‘s Spring 2010 issue. Her shoot totally befits a spring editorial with the softness that it presents. Not to mention Natalia Vodianova + Paolo Reversi is like a match made in fashion heaven. And add Alber Elbaz’s designs for Lanvin, you have an awesome shoot. I love the simplicity and minimalist feel to it. Natalia is utterly flawless. Few women can pull off that look.
It’s really hard to get back into the groove for these. lol I’m getting lazier because I cared more for monitoring fashion week in the major cities as opposed to lookbook. But I’m getting back into it and I’m not particularly as obsessive over it (although I still believe that lookbook is an awesome site for street fashion). Or possibly it’s because I’ve been in a style rut lately. I think I lost my edge and am lost at how to find it again.
Beautiful, soft, romantic, and whimsical, Rosie Tupper is definitely in Soft Focus for Vogue Australia’s April issue. Vogue Australia came into my focus when I saw Abbey Lee’s shoot for March. And I must say, I’m very impressed. It is beautifully styled and suits this upcoming spring with the focus on blush neutrals and military camels. Not to mention Rosie Tupper is utterly adorable; she slightly reminds me of the other Rosie (Huntington-Whiteley) with her face. This editorial soft and floaty with beautiful natural beauty.
Here are some shots from ChicToday that I was impressed by.
Fierce. Debuting a preview of Ralph Lauren’s Spring 2010 active lifestyle collection in Wonderland Magazine, Kelset is absolutely fierce in this editorial. It is a wonderful backdrop for this collection and totally hooks me. A model I am not familiar with, she strikes me a cross between Karlie Kloss and Jacquelyn Jablonski with her intense stare and looks, respectively. However, it’s clear that she’s a model I can’t wait to see more of. The beauty styling for this shoot is excellent with the mostly natural look except for heavy brow and vaseline highlighted cheekbones.
Looking gorgeous as usual, Zoe Saldana’s interview for Wonderland is like the icing on the cake of a very good year for her. You can totally see her ballerina carriage and she’s remains true to herself, making her a wonderful role model. I actually kinda love that she has quite the potty mouth (this is a fairly tame interview for her) because she doesn’t care to censor herself. People can just take as she is. It suits her personality as much as her fashion choices. I love that she has a true understanding of fashion and makes daring choices.