Archive for May 21st, 2011

May 21, 2011

Eniko Mihalik by Greg Kadel

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Eniko Mihalik by Greg Kadel for Vogue Italia May 2011

Yay for fashionable face paint (or war paint rather).  Eniko looks fucking fabulous.  She comes across as a rather fey punk.  I love how she can be both ethereal and edgy in this.  Kadel paints her as otherworldly and vibrant with his blurry watercolor edging to the shots.  And the perspective is intriguing in general; the angles of her face and body add a lot of depth to this editorial.  Moreover, I love when editorials do some wacky artistic brights for beauty.  It’s a perfect excuse to color outside the lines.

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May 21, 2011

The hills have eyes

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Sara Blomqvist in Rodarte by Ben Toms for Twin #4

Some gorgeous artistry by the Mulleavy sisters.  They always manage to transform a seemingly unrelated influence into glorious designs.  Inspired by redwoods (Santa Cruz terrain in general actually) for spring/summer 2011, the texture really comes alive in the Rodarte collection.  The amount of detail work is astonishing (practically on par with the Mcqueen house if I do say so myself); moreover, the collection comes across as both edgy and ethereal.  There are earthy geometric prints fashioned in an armor-like dress and fluid wood-lined pieces that flow in an endless manner.  I like how easy Sara is in this and how she just lets the piece speak for itself.  Not to mention, that owl (hawk too) is an excellent touch.  The pattern to its feathers fits in seamlessly with the clothes. Better yet, this editorials leaves me feeling as I would with a Rodarte show: impressed and just a tad whimsical.

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May 21, 2011

Janneke Van Den Bosch by Pierre dal Corso

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Boy does she has a lovely neck.  Elegant with swan-like elongation, Janneke catches the eye instantly. While her features remind me a lot of Jac, this young ingénue has a different sentiment of her own.   I love the classic feel to this portrait series, especially since dal Corsco is using a film rather than digital.  The graininess of the shots are lovely.  Portrait series are normally used to present the model as a blank slate so the concept can’t be too ambitious.  I wasn’t terribly impressed with the last few shots, but I find the profile shots absolutely gorgeous.

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May 21, 2011

Ming Xi by Nick Knight

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Ming Xi by Nick Knight for V #71

Nick Knight always has a rather interesting perspective on things.  I love the light streams in this, presenting a dreamy outlook on spring haute couture.  Although this probably looks like more of an experiment in light and photo shop rather than a display of haute couture pieces.  Nonetheless, I think it still captures the sentiment.  Ming comes across as sensual and ethereal in this with that splash of vibrant red lip standing out prominently.  I love her neon punk hair coupled with the elegant gowns.  The edgy modern accents complement the glamorous couture in a unique way.  Moreover, the lines in this are fantastic.  All those angles are brilliantly created by Ming; I found myself fascinated by the placement of her fingers alone.  A lovely dreamy artistic piece for Nick Knight.

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