Archive for September 1st, 2010

September 1, 2010

Eva Herzigova by Sølve Sundsbø

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Eva Herzigova by Sølve Sundsbø for Numéro #33

Timeless.  Utterly timeless.  Eva is probably my favorite of the supers.  Absolutely gorgeous.  And Sølve Sundsbø does her justice.  I love the shadows and light in the photography.  The detailing is fantastic; I love that I can see the texture of her skin.  I love when editors leave images untouched; there’s something better about naturalness in the image.  Lovely.

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September 1, 2010

The Angels Betrayed

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Mathilde Frachon by Lachlan Bailey for Vogue Nippon October 2010

She’s absolutely darling.  She has a bit of a wide eyed innocence about her that reminds me a bit of Emilia Fox.  She has a bit of the 70s Charlie’s Angels thing going on (Mathilde, not Emilia) as well.   Her hair is glorious; while I don’t mind my curtain of straight hair, I absolutely adore her smooth shiny waves.  The styling is also excellent.  I see a bit of Celine (oh Phoebe Philo I love your work) and there’s a minimalist ladylike feel to the clothes.  And of course, I always like Lachlan Bailey’s work.  His aesthetic is another which I appreciate.  I can’t really properly explain why I like this so much.  It’s just one of those things where the appreciation of it is intrinsic and not easily put into words.

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September 1, 2010

Lara Stone by Mert & Marcus

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Lara Stone by Mert & Marcus for Vogue Paris March 2008

An absolute goddess.  Of all I’ve seen of Lara, this editorial is probably my favorite of her work.  Most of her work plays up what a bombshell she is.  And while that’s undeniable , there’s more to her than that.  This editorial does nothing to downplay that fact, but up-plays how gorgeous she is.  Excellently styled by Carine Roitfeld (as always), Lara positively glows.  Mert & Marcus capture her charismatic personality and fierce stare.  She’s womanly, she’s stunning, and she’s absolutely taking the fashion world by storm.

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September 1, 2010

Kaja Sokola by Billy Kidd

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Cheeky.  I like it.  And another thing I have a weakness for: thigh highs and smirks (ok that’s two things. Still!)  This is a good portrait series: clean and simple.  I can really showcase a model as a blank slate.  It seems very natural and hardly contrived.  Well done.

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September 1, 2010

Dansk #24 Autumn/Winter 2010 Cover

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Caroline Brasch Nielsen by Henrik Bülow

This is by far my favorite cover in a good long while.

September 1, 2010

Be My Valentino

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Charlotte di Calypso and Matvey Lykov by Bojana Tatarska for Dansk A/W 2010

Dansk-ing indeed.  Well this is an interesting switch over.  Usually the girl’s naked and the guy’s fully clothed.  I like how this editorial (Side note: have you noticed that I tend to use “editorial” more when I really like it and “shoot” when I dislike it?) displays Valentino frocks in an unconventional way.  The photography is pretty and the haziness adds to the spinning of the fairytale that Valentino strives for.  Charlotte showcases the clothes beautifully without boring me.

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September 1, 2010

Paris-Shanghai

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Diana Dondoe by Sylvie Malfray for Elle Romania September 2010

While this isn’t terribly inspired or anything, I like it anyway.  Despite the generic posing and similar facial expression in every shot, I’m a sucker for a good smokey eye.  And this is smokey eye done right (ahem Taylor Momsen listen up).   Not to mention, I always love back (must be the wannabe New Yorker in me).  The photography is pretty; the shadows are nice.  Although, shot 3 makes her appear uber skinny which I hope is just a trick of the camera angle and not photoshop and/or reality.

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September 1, 2010

New York

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Sheila Marquez & Nataliya Gotsii by Ryan Yoon for Playing Fashion September 2010

Fierce. While I don’t love everything, the styling for this shoot is hot.  The last couple images really sealed the deal for me.  There’s a flair for drama and the models really work with what they’ve been given, style wise.  They create a mood for each shot that fits perfectly with the tone of it.

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