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.