Magdalena Frackowiak by Ben Hassett for Vogue Germany January 2012
Magdalena’s gloriously out-of-control diva curls are utterly fabulous. And I love how her curls are creating new silhouettes all on their own. I always find Ben Hassett silhouette-focused photography gorgeous, and he certainly has plenty of material to work with here. [To see what I’m talking about, see the ever stunning Cameron Russell in “Equinox.”] Beauty editorials are tough. The numerous close-ups mean that a model must look flawless, and Magdalena certainly does. Even behind her wild curtain of hair, she has such presence. She gives some serious face in this and looks stunning all-around. Moreover, I love the amount of texture and depth her curls have in this. The way the light plays off of them is fantastic. Absolutely. Gorgeous.