Archive for September 14th, 2010

September 14, 2010

Rhapsody in Camel

Credit: Smile

Mirte Maas by Willy Vanderperre for Vogue China October 2010

She’s come a long way from that scared girl who opened her very first show with Alexander Wang back in Fall 2009 for his Spring 2010 show.  I’m glad.  She quickly got her sea legs under her and she has landed job after job.  Leave it to Alexander Wang to discover the next big model (as it seems with his latest opener, Britt Maren, as well).  In any case, Mirte is beautifully shot by Willy Vanderperre in Vogue China.   His is another aesthetic that I greatly appreciate.  Mirte has really striking features (see shot 10) and she puts them to good use.  She always puts on a strong face in her work without overdoing it.  The lighting to this is excellent as well; that lone naked lightbulb was just the right touch.  Everything comes together to create a wonderful autumn editorial.

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September 14, 2010

Ford Army by Zig Tesch + Carolina Tesch

Credit: Fashion Gone Rogue

This was supposed to be in preparation of the Spring 2011 shows but I totally forgot about this. Whoops.  Better late than never right? :)  Anyway the girls of Ford do a spectacular black and white shoot for Zig + Caroline Tesch.  Each shot is unique and intriguing.  Featuring Emily Senko, Ming Xi, Irina Shipunova, Mayara Rubik Marchi, Yenny, and Olivia Gordon, the girls really go all out.  This is some great modeling, especially for a studio shoot.  I love the messy hair; it softens up the look.  It’s a great touch.

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September 14, 2010

Russian Dolls

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Karlie Kloss by Tim Walk for Vogue UK October 2010

This latest offering from Karlie Kloss is amazing.  I love her work and that signature smirk is positively legendary at this point, but I’m so used to her lovely romantic editorials.  I don’t know how to explain it exactly.  She does wonderful work and manages to transform the ordinary to the extraordinary.  And I love that about her.  I guess she just tends to do shoots that have more realism in them.  This is a fantastical avante garde editorial and I love it.  This haute couture glamour is what I miss most about publications nowadays.  They try to sell commercialism to a consumer that’s just looking for instant gratification and things they understand.  And it’s a pity.  But every once and a while you get something like this in a more commercial magazine (aka not Numéro, 25, 10, i-D, and various other fashion magazines).  So I applaud British Vogue for striving for more.  Thank you.

I wavered between featuring the shot above (cuz it’s amazing mais oui) and the Alexander McQueen piece, but ultimately that pose won me over.  Alexander McQueen was always willing to push the envelope and is much missed.  His epitome of glamour is something all other couture should strive for.  It makes sense that a couture piece would merit a concept like this.  It wouldn’t do it justice otherwise.

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September 14, 2010

Knits Mania

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Meghan Collison & Sun Feifei by Josh Olins for Vogue China October 2010

I love the two-tone hair.  Hot.  I almost can’t focus on the knits.  The hair adds edge to cozy and elegant knits.

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September 14, 2010

Wheel of Love

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Ashley Smith by Anne Combaz for Tush Fall 2010

I like seeing the different sides to Ashley Smith.  And that she’s being cast in editorials with roles beyond the bombshell.   Cuz frankly, many others (especially Lara Stone) have already got that covered.  I want to see a little a versatility and I got it.  This editorial seems a little sporty for Tush‘s normal aesthetic, but it is still done with the same quality as their other editorials.  The featured shot above makes this editorial for me.  I wouldn’t have saved it otherwise.  And in this world, sometimes it’s all about that one shot.  That one perfect shot that everyone strives to capture.  And this is it for this editorial; everything comes together.

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September 14, 2010

Carolina Herrera Spring 2011

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Quite a glamorous affair at Carolina Herrera.   No one quite does old school glamour as well as this dame of fashion.   Every piece, every collection is full of elegance.  For Spring 2011, she experiments with an Asian motif as models sashay down the runway in cheek-grazing wide-brimmed hats, wide-leg trousers elegantly knotted at the waist, and intricately clipped hair.  And Carolina Herrera takes print to a whole new level.  The intricacies of the flowers on the dresses alone indicated a meticulous attention to detail.  What I love absolutely love is her interpretation of neutrals.  Of course there some beautifully crafted clean black and white looks, but the ones that truly stand out are the one with the tiniest strip of color.  It’s not big and it’s not conspicuous, but it’s the perfect touch.

Moreover, Carolina Herrera has a wonderful eye for color.  She manages to pick color with such vividness that I can’t help but stare at it.   They truly stand out against a more neutral palette.  Not to mention, Carolina Herrera harolds the return of my favorite Asian model: Du Juan.  As much as I love Liu Wen, Tao Okamoto, and Shu Pei Qin, Du Juan has always been my favorite.  And I’m glad to see her back.

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