Archive for ‘i-D’

March 31, 2011

Flaunt It


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Aymeline Valade & Alla Kostromiceva by Josh Olins for i-D Spring 2011

Gotta love the drama of this editorial.  The statuesque Aymeline and Alla really work it out in Josh Olins’ gritty vision.  Each exudes strength and power along with a balletic grace.  I love the lines that Aymeline and Alla create; there’s an architecture (perhaps that isn’t quite the word I am looking for…) to this that I really enjoy.  This editorial weaves a fantasy in a different light–one without the glossy larger-than-life glamour normally seen in avant garde pieces.  I like that.  Without any flourishes to distract me, I can just take in the strength, beauty, and fluidity of her body.  The human body is majestic.  Just watching the effort of sinew and bone is fascinating.  The matte cloudy saturation to the shots also help.  But I must say, Aymeline truly shines in this.  My eye is drawn to her in every shot she’s in.  She is certainly a newcomer to watch.

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May 21, 2010

Meet Me At the Corner

Behati Prinsloo by Kayt Jones for i-D Summer 2010

Cute and sexy.  Real life couple Behati Prinsloo and Jamie Strachan have a good dynamic with excellent sexual chemistry in this shoot.  It’s obviously that they’re comfortable with one another and this makes for a rather playful shoot.  There is a good mix of black & white shots with the color ones.

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Credit: Fashion Gone Rogue

May 13, 2010

Constance Jablonski by Cédric Buchet

Constance Jablonski by Cédric Buchet for i-D Summer 2010

Constance is the perfect mix of naughty and nice as she lounges in the forest.  With that ethereal face, she playfully seduces the viewer.  While it is rather tame, there is most definitely a sexual undercurrent to this editorial.  There is also a languidness about her, conveying complete ease about what she’s doing.

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Credit: Fashion Gone Rogue

March 29, 2010

The Snow White Princess

Haunting.  And stunning.  I love art that moves me in some way.  I can’t decide if it’s the messy crazy hair or if it’s the white false eyelashes, but this editorial is most definitely a little twisted.  But in a good way.  Especially with the naked light bulb just dangling there, Mariacarla manages to work quite well with a sparse set.  It could be how empty the setting is that’s slightly creeping me out.  Or possibly the doll allusions I’m getting.  In any case, this is a beautiful, haunting, and perhaps slightly tragic editorial.  And all I can ask is: more please.

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March 28, 2010

Home is Where the Heart Is

Natalia most definitely has the best cover for i-D‘s Spring 2010 issue.  Her shoot totally befits a spring editorial with the softness that it presents.  Not to mention Natalia Vodianova + Paolo Reversi is like a match made in fashion heaven. And add Alber Elbaz’s designs for Lanvin, you have an awesome shoot.  I love the simplicity and minimalist feel to it. Natalia is utterly flawless.  Few women can pull off that look.

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December 3, 2009


Anna Selezneva in iD Fall 2009
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November 21, 2009

Abbey Lee Kershaw by Paul Wetherall

She manages to look both fierce and adorable.  I love the juxtaposition of her tough girl image with the piercings and many tattoos and sweet demeanor.

Abbey Lee Kershaw i-D Winter 2009/2010 shot by Paul Wetherall

Credit: Smile


November 21, 2009


I love what i-D is doing lately.

Lara Stone & Jamie Donran by Alisdair McLellan
Supermodels; Helena Christensen, Eva Herzigova, Claudia Schiffer by Kayt Jones
Georgia Jagger by Paolo Roversi

Credit: Smile