April 16, 2011
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Barbara Palvin by Rama for Harper’s Bazaar Korea April 2011
Barbara Palvin really is one of my favorite newcomers. And she does clean minimalist style so well. She angles her arms in a way that complements the sleek lines of the clothes. The peeks of skin don’t feel overly revealing either; a sophisticated tone is conveyed throughout this editorial. Moreover, I love the strength that she exudes in this. Simplicity does not have to mean blending in; Barbara uses the lovely lines of the clothes to her advantage. And what lines those are. The exquisite craftsmanship can be clearly seen. This is a great alternative to the romantic flowy pieces normally styled for spring. The white appears fresh rather than stark, and the neutral sand tempers the entire thing. A nice piece of work all around.
Oh, and I love the cover. The styling is both sophisticated and sexy with the daring low cut on the side.
January 28, 2011
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Barbara Palvin & Samantha Gradoville by Sean & Seng for Numéro #120
Numéro always manages to intrigue. And push boundaries. Employing seduction and provocation in equal measure, this editorial both titillates and disconcerts. Womanly curves are most certainly displayed to full effect, which is a major shift from the waif aesthetic that fashion has favored in the past. The feature shot above is my particular favorite instance of that. Gorgeous perspective. And the black and white doesn’t hurt either. But while there is no shortage of come-hither looks from Barbara and Samantha, some of the seduction is a bit too obvious for my liking. Not to mention, Samantha is a whole lot more attractive than she comes across in this. She’s a bit too heavily made up. And there is a discontinuity about this editorial. I honestly don’t know how cavorting with statues comes into play. Moreover, was there really a need to put bees on Barbara’s face?!?! That aside, the shots I liked, I ended up really liking so all is not lost.
October 26, 2010
Barbara Palvin by Liz Collins for Muse Fall 2010
Although the concept is about coral lip, I’m more focused on Barbara’s fresh-faced beauty. She has some gorgeous skin and silky yet natural lashes. The unsubtle glistening to her skin helps too hahaha. I guess I don’t really have much to say about this as I just happen to like Barbara Palvin and coral lip. She’s pretty in this if a little uninteresting.
May 23, 2010
Barbara Palvin, Hannah Holman & Imogen Newton by Alasdair McLellan for Vogue Paris June/July 2010
Vogue Paris is just killing it. Every editorial so far has been fascinating and edgy. This is essentially a gray-scaled shoot, but I love the very slight flash of color for the photo above. In any case, the clothes are amazing. Now this is how high fashion is supposed to go. The shapes are cool and the cutouts are seductive minimalist. Love it!