Archive for June 17th, 2010

June 17, 2010

Doutzen Kroes by Nathaniel Goldberg

Doutzen Kroes by Nathaniel Goldberg for Harper’s Bazaar US 2007

I almost didn’t believe that this had come from an American publication.  Doutzen, of course, is amazing in it.  It’s a wonderful nautical editorial that’s perfect for summer.  All sensual and languid.  Every image impresses me.  And while the male model has impressive abs (a weakness of mine that I’m totally willing to admit), Doutzen catches my eye each and every time.  Those lines of hers are spectacular, and she’s utterly gorgeous.  You can really tell that she’s at ease with this and there’s no awkwardness.  And those sleek muscles…girl I totally have a crush on you.  You amaze me each and every time.

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Credit: Fashion Gone Rogue

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June 17, 2010

The Lipstick Portraits

Noot Seear by Michael Angelo

I can’t even begin to describe this.   At best, I can say that this is fashion for a cause.  Here’s the description from the source I got it from: “Photographed for the sole cause to raise awareness of Cambodian adolescent girls who are sold into prostitution and forced to wear red lipstick, all subjects wear lipstick as well to symbolize a protest against these atrocities. Instead of being used as a sign of oppression, however, Michael’s subjects don the lipstick as a badge of beauty and freedom for a series titled, The Lipstick Portraits. For this particular set of images, model and actress Noot Seear poses for Michael’s lens in a series of dignified and albeit beautiful images.”  You can see the post in its entirety here.  It has all the details on how to help.

For more information please visit:
www.somaly.org
www.401projects.com
www.wonderlandbeautyparlor.com
web.mac.com/michael_angelo

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Credit: Fashion Gone Rogue

June 17, 2010

Beach Beauty

Cameron Russell by Greg Kadel for Vogue Germany July 2010

Absolutely lovely.  I can’t stop looking at this editorial.  While beach shoots are a bit overwrought at this point, this really intrigues me.  It provides tantalizing images of a day at the beach without boring me.  And then weaves fantastical firelit images that seduce me.  It’s a lovely study of contrasts with very different moods and color.  There are many strong images in this: seductive looks back with a halo of fire and the wet behind shot.  Cameron Russell has quite a profile.

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Credit: Smile

June 17, 2010

Just Being a Woman

Katia Selinger & Priscila Mallmann by Renam Christofoletti in “Just Being A Woman”

Kinky.  I love how shadows are used in this as well as the blurring of the edges.  The concept is cool too; I like how there’s almost a war between two very different character types.  There’s the buttoned-up ladylike almost mannequin behavior that is outwardly shown.  And then there’s the inner vixen that gets unleashed.  There’s strength in both.  I like how this portrayal of womanhood breaks the normal gender role of women.  I think Fashion Gone Rogue says it best: Renam Christofoletti invites us into a world of intrigue and seduction.

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Credit: Fashion Gone Rogue