Malgosia Bela by Greg Kadel

Credit: Fashion Gone Rogue

 Malgosia Bela by Greg Kadel for Vogue Spain July 2011

Quite the pair these two.  Malgosia Bela and Greg Kadel aren’t quite to the level of Edita + Camilla yet, but are an often found model/photographer pairing nonetheless.  Malgosia kind of gives me the same face (and emotion) in editorial, making it feel a bit amateurish, but I find Kadel’s photography gorgeous regardless.  Malgosia comes across glamourous and sexy, if rather commercial in this shoot.   Which certainly has its place.  She feels very approachable in this, rather than fiercely aloof, a persona that the industry certainly loves.  And while I desire more edge and attitude, Malgosia exudes a softness in her seduction which draws me in.  I like the suggestion of vulnerability in those moments. [I think I will always love the slightly furled brow (shot 11); it’s just so… quintessentially high fashion.]  The wide-eyed open mouth stunned look in a good portion of the shots, however, detract from them.  Those are simply too contrived and far too comical to be believed.  And I don’t quite believe that the creative director was striving for farce.  However, as I have been told, the photographer and directors choose the shots from numerous numerous reels of shots.  They kept these particular shots in for a reason; however, I still believe that they take away from the shots of true sentiment.  Which is unfortunate, as this could have had moments of brilliance.

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