Archive for ‘Celebrity’

September 10, 2011

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Credit: Interview Magazine

Absolutely stunning. End of story. No need to clutter up this editorial with my ravings about it.  And, yes, they would be rather maniacal and effusive.

Also, this may well be the last editorial post I do for the entirety of Fashion Month.

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August 1, 2011

Freida Pinto by Mert & Marcus

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Freida Pinto by Mert & Marcus for Interview August 2011

God this is gorgeous…aside from the stupid red paint stripe poorly photoshopped onto a portion of the shots that is.  It is quite unfortunate as this is some of the best I’ve seen from Mert & Marcus.  Every shot speaks for itself.   I love the classic feel to it and how they keep things interesting with the use of shadow.  And that red washed shot is most certainly something special.  Freida, of course, looks breathtakingly stunning throughout.  This kind of quality is what I have come to expect from Interview Magazine. I hope it stays that way.

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June 14, 2011

Emma Watson’s New Day

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Emma Watson by Mario Testino for Vogue US July 2011

Hermione Granger who?

Love love love the high fashion extravaganza that is this shoot.  Emma Watson has been developing some high wattage style.  Always willing to take a risk and fly the flag for haute couture, she has very unique taste while remaining utterly chic.  I am quite impressed with the pieces she chooses.  Vogue (and Grace Coddington) certainly doesn’t hold back any; they pulled out all the stops for Emma’s very first Vogue shoot and cover.  And I, for one, think she looks utterly fabulous.

Emma shines in bedazzled pieces from Aquilano.Rimondi and Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2011 Collections and stuns in various oversized Prada sequins.  My personal favorite is the Tom Ford (featured above/Shot 1) brass feather skirt.  Amor-esque and eye-catching, it brings both decadent luxury and fierce edge.  Those two traits are something that Ford always excels at.  Moreover, not many can pull off these kookier Prada pieces.  This shoot is all about glamour and luxury coupled with fierce attitude and diva-entitled persona.   And to top that off, I am entirely charmed by the light dusting of freckles that I can make out in spite of the heavy slick makeup.   The makeup is very done, but she pulls it off well.  She comes across edgy yet approachable (love the slicked by pixie cut).  Not to mention, utterly adorable with that plastic Marc Jacobs beret in shot 2.  Brava Emma! I hope this is a sign of even more fabulous Vogue shoots to come.

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June 14, 2011

Vogue US July 2011 Cover

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Emma Watson by Mario Testino for US Vogue July 2011 Cover

Emma stuns in Prada.  One of my favorite Vogue US covers in a good long while.

February 23, 2011

Amanda Seyfried by Mikael Jansson

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Amanda Seyfried by Mikael Jansson for Interview March 2011

I love her.  Those doe eyes and doll-like features can totally deceive you.  I feel like she has this hidden mischievous side to her.  And she’s really attractive to me because of that knowing look in her eye.  Not to mention, she totally suits that Valentino frock (shot 3).   She brings a lot more strength to soft lace and silk than I had anticipated.  She like seduces me with every shot.  And I distinctly recognize Mikael’s photography style: classic, sensual, and romantic.  It’s a bit teasing and even though it’s a studio shoot, I’m not bored by it.  It actually reminds me of Natalia’s shoot with Mikael back in February 2005.  And I like that Interview didn’t ruin it by pushing it to be provocative.  Very classy.

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February 8, 2011

Force of Nature

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Kemp Muhl by Jason Hetherington for Marie Claire UK March 2011

I’ve been really happy with the Marie Claire UK beauty editorials lately.  First Leighton Meester looked amazing in the January edition one; now Kemp Muhl wows me with that pout of hers.  No wonder Sean Lennon couldn’t resist stealing a kiss!  I especially love the blatant sensuality written across her face.  She positively owns the beauty looks.  Instead of the makeup inducing a frame of mind, she already has all this intensity to begin with.  The makeup’s just happens to enhance that quality.  Better yet, the deep color contrasts really nicely with her pale skin.  This is really lovely sultry beauty shoot.

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February 8, 2011

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan for Vogue India February 2011 Cover

Credit: Smile

Stunning cover.  So wonderfully dramatic.I love the feathered shoulders.  She’s like a beautiful peacock.  Even if male peacocks are the ones with the pretty feathers…

January 19, 2011

Christina Ricci by Mert & Marcus

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Christina Ricci by Mert & Marcus for Pop Fall/Winter 2004

It feels like a Mert & Marcus kind of day.  Oh and I absolutely adore Christina Ricci in this.  And while it sort of feels like four sets of paired themes, everything transitions nicely.  It’s striking just is how utterly haunting this is; Christina presents this sort of artistic insanity interjected within moments of pure glamour.  What’s lovely is how she has this glamorous front, but with something just a little off about her.  Like those Greek Theater masks where the flip side of the gaiety is the depression.  You can get one utterly composed shot with an accompanying wacky shot.  Love it.  This sort of contrast and weirdness is right up my alley artistically.  Not to mention Christina Ricci is very doll-like, making this even eerier.  It’s a very compelling piece of work by Mert & Marcus and just the type of provocative that I like.  Perhaps now I will consider them for more than just the highly sexually provocative photography niche (since I will almost always remember them for this shoot).

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January 4, 2011

Victoria Beckham by Alasdair McLellan for Vogue UK February 2011 Cover

Victoria Beckham by Alasdair McLellan for Vogue UK February 2011 Cover

I am so picking up this issue.  Victoria Beckham looks gorgeously natural for for soft easy cover.  At this point, I would have to say that Vogue UK is my go-to publication of Vogue (with the occasional issues of Vogue Italia and Vogue Paris).

December 27, 2010

Exquisitely Blunt

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Emily Blunt by Paola Kudacki for Harper’s Bazaar UK January 2011

As the title (which is excellent by the way) says, Emily Blunt is utterly exquisite in this editorial.  She exudes this old school glamour that is hard to find in movie stars nowadays.  And I love how Emily carries off the very sexy dresses with sophistication and grace.  Not only are her looks very striking (I’m such a sucker for blue eyes, dark hair, and porcelain skin), the bright styling presents a very nice contrast to the rocky landscape behind her.  Emily Blunt comes across as  beautiful, glamourous, and slightly mysterious with this editorial.  Not to mention, she gives me a throwback to the movie stars of golden Hollywood.  Just lovely.

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