Archive for May, 2010

May 30, 2010

New Romantic

Marike Le Roux by Beau Grealy for Flair May 2010

“New Romantic” indeed.  This shoot is all about contrast.  I love the contrast of her Proenza Schouler-like surfer hair with the romantic pieces she’s wearing.  Not to mention the slightly dilapidated setting around her only adds to the whimsical romance of it.  It’s almost like Alice in Wonderland with her peering into the distance.  I also like the intensity about Marike.  The clothing may be girlish but she is certainly no damsel in distress.

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May 30, 2010

Ieva Laguna by Billy Kid

This girl’s gotta a spark for sure.  I liked her before, but after that shoot for the latest Russh, she had me hooked.  While the first couple of this portrait series didn’t truly wow me, the last 3 certainly made up for it.  Her face is intriguing and I love that she’s unafraid to contort her face into something not necessarily beautiful.  She does remind me a little of Kristen Stewart in the shot above though with her scowl.  But that’s where the similarities end I think.  The last shot of her blowing smoke into the air is memorable too.  I hope to see more of her soon.

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May 30, 2010

Black Summer

Marlena Szoka by Daniel Gabbay for Marie Claire Italia June 2010

Looks like we have a bit of black-themed beach shoot here.  While I’m not exactly raving about this editorial, some shoots really intrigued.  Looks 2, 5, and 8 in particular really piqued my interest.  There’s something darkly romantic about this, steering is from the typical relaxed beach shoot.

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May 29, 2010

Monika Jagaciak for Numéro #114

Monika Jagaciak by Sølve Sundsbø for Numéro #114 June/July 2010 Cover

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I absolutely love her.  She’s most definitely one of my favorites.  Not to mention she has frequented the pages of Numéro quite often.  She’s quite impressive for one so young.

May 28, 2010

Inspired

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Credit: Lookbook, The Sartorialist, Hedi Slimane, Felice Fawn, Jak & Jil Blog

May 28, 2010

Shape Renaissance

Du Juan by Lachlan Bailey for Vogue China 2008

After perusing through Lachlan Bailey’s portfolio of work on his site, I just realized that I never posted this editorial.  It must have totally slipped my find since it was before I started the blog.  I’m rectifying that now because this is an excellent editorial.  Lachlan Bailey always creates beautiful work with elegant lines and haute couture concepts.  And yet he retains a romantic style of shooting that I really like.  His work always puts me in a good mood, perhaps even a whimsical mood.  Just the feeling the I get from his work…he conveys the mood/tone of his editorials quite well.

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Credit: Since it was 2 years ago, I don’t actually know where I got this from.  I think I’m just going to credit this to the photographer, Lachlan Bailey

May 26, 2010

Bunny Ain’t No Kind of Rider

Ieva Laguna & Tony Ward by Will Davidson for Russh #34

I kind have fallen in love with this editorial.  It’s utterly messy, strikingly sensual, beautifully artsy, and perfect in ways I wasn’t able to anticipate.  My like of it kind of took me by surprise, which is fantastic in itself.  I love things that are able to evoke a response without me already knowing I’m going to like/dislike something.  Another thing about this is how fantastically vibrant it is.  The colors run wild in this as the paint serves as a wonderful foil to what’s being created.  This is creativity at its best, and I hope that Russh continues to shock in the best way.

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May 26, 2010

Behati Prinsloo by Camilla Akrans

Behati Prinsloo by Camilla Akrans for Vogue Nippon May 2007

Behati’s quite the vamp in this editorial; and I mean this in the best possible way.  There’s an old school glamour about this shoot.  And I do so love a good throwback.  Although I’m used to her more playful side, I love how powerful of a model she is.  Her work moves me.   She does this beautiful, artful, and occasionally, heart-wrenching work that I can’t help but love.  In this case, I love the sophistication she brings to it.  Behati is certainly someone watch.  Not to mention, I always enjoy Camilla Akrans’ romantic style of shooting.

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Credit: Fashion Gone Rogue

May 26, 2010

Daria Werbowy by Mikael Jansson

Daria Werbowy by Mikael Jansson for Vogue Paris March 2005

<3 Daria.  And the styling for this is most excellent.  I simply adore how her tawny limbs practically blend into the camel car interior.  It’s a really cool effect.  There is a timeless quality about this editorial; Vogue Paris totally wins every time (even 5 years ago).  And in one shot, she strongly reminds me of Farrah.  Daria’s just effortlessly cool and chic.

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May 26, 2010

Pussy Galore

Ali Cat of Ghostcat by Jermaine Francis for Twin #2

I actually saved this shoot for the outfit featured above.  It’s casual and very sophisticated with just enough edge to interest me.  However, there is a quality about her that pulled me in.  It’s interesting how immersed in details I can become.  For one, that shot with her hands I could not stop focusing on her ring.  It’s tiny little details like that I can totally appreciate in this shoot.

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Credit: Fashion Gone Rogue