Archive for May 30th, 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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Credit: Smile

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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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Credit: Fashion Gone Rogue

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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Credit: Fashion Gone Rogue