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January 19, 2011

Christina Ricci by Mert & Marcus

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Christina Ricci by Mert & Marcus for Pop Fall/Winter 2004

It feels like a Mert & Marcus kind of day.  Oh and I absolutely adore Christina Ricci in this.  And while it sort of feels like four sets of paired themes, everything transitions nicely.  It’s striking just is how utterly haunting this is; Christina presents this sort of artistic insanity interjected within moments of pure glamour.  What’s lovely is how she has this glamorous front, but with something just a little off about her.  Like those Greek Theater masks where the flip side of the gaiety is the depression.  You can get one utterly composed shot with an accompanying wacky shot.  Love it.  This sort of contrast and weirdness is right up my alley artistically.  Not to mention Christina Ricci is very doll-like, making this even eerier.  It’s a very compelling piece of work by Mert & Marcus and just the type of provocative that I like.  Perhaps now I will consider them for more than just the highly sexually provocative photography niche (since I will almost always remember them for this shoot).

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January 19, 2011

LOVE #5 Spring/Summer 2011 Cover

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Kate Moss & Lea T. by Mert & Marcus for LOVE #5 Spring/Summer 2011 Cover

Totally love LOVE ‘s cover for this issue (even [ok hopefully] Justin Bieber on one of the covers can’t ruin it).  Kate Moss and Lea T. are smoking hot on it.  Personally, while the liplock is suitably steamy and certainly provocative, I’m totally looking at the placement of Kate’s fingers and more specifically, her Chanel fingerless gloves.  Very chic, yet utterly badass.  Thank you Kaiser for being inspired by your own :) I’m excited to see the rest of the issue if I’m already this impressed by the cover.