Archive for ‘Iselin Steiro’

January 28, 2011

Pont Neuf

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Iselin Steiro by Camilla Akrans for Numéro #75 August 2006

I love the simplicity of this editorial.  And how the texture of the background plays a huge part in setting the tone.   Not to mention, I am a huge fan of color blocking neutrals; gold is an excellent accent color.  But mainly, I’d have to credit Camilla for making this editorial.  While I absolutely adore Iselin, it’s Camilla’s eye for framing the shot that stands out.  She always fleshes out beautiful lines with the architecture of the location and manages to keep my interest.  Even with the monochrome neutral stone.  And, I didn’t even recognize that this is near the river Seine.  Camilla gives me an intriguing, unusual perspective on Pont Neuf.  I still get the sense of history from it, but without the touristy Seine river shot.  And for that, I thank her.

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December 27, 2010

The Party

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Iselin Steiro by Rick Shaine for Cover Magazine December2010/January 2011

I love how this starts off slightly gritty with the long dress great contrasting with the battered converse and cracked walls before shifting to the glamorous underground playground of youth.  The concept seems simple, yet it’s difficult to create the true feel of it without feeling contrived.  A few like Ryan McGinley and Hedi Slimane have mastered it, providing a ringing truthfulness to their work.  Rick Shaine doesn’t do so badly either.  While I am more struck by the quiet moments of this editorial where Iselin is the only one in the frame, there’s a playfulness about the social scenes that I like.  This editorial provides a heightened sense of glamour more so by romanticizing the gritty city social scene than by haute couture avant gardeness or dramatic styling.  It’s a nice take on the scene.  I do so love how Iselin is always in the light until in the end she is utterly framed by it.  It could be seen as social commentary on those oh-so-fascinating It Girls or it should just be some fantastic focus work; in any case, this features Iselin beautifully.

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November 4, 2010

Venus in Furs


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Freja Beha Erichsen, Iselin Steiro, Iris Strubegger, Alla Kostromichova, Andrej Pejic, Michael Tintiuc and Tomek S by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia November 2010

There is something really eerie about Steven Meisel’s latest editorial for Vogue Italia.  One on hand, there’s a sense of vulnerability beyond mere nudity.  And as someone pointed out, there is something quite voyeuristic about this like “the subjects were just toys for a third party observer” (Quatre Tsien).  The positioning is not awkward, but there’s a disjointedness about it (very much like positioned dolls or toys controlled someone).  On the other, this is really ethereal.  [And for any who are immature about the nudity,] I detect no sexual attraction or tension amidst naked piling.  There’s a pure beauty about this which the lighting certainly enhances.  All the porcelain skin positively glows.   In any case, Meisel certainly knows how to get us all talking with this intriguing editorial.

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August 3, 2010

L’hiver Avant L’hiver

Freja Beha Erichsen, Iselin Steiro, Joan Smalls, Daria Werbowy, Isabeli Fontana, Crystal Renn, Frida Gustavsson, Aline Weber, and Monika Jagaciak by David Sims for Vogue Paris August 2010

Styled by Carine Roitfeld and Emmanuelle Alt

Bloody epic.  As if I couldn’t love Carine and Emmanuelle enough.  I’ll just let the pictures speak for themselves.

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July 3, 2010

Versace Fall 2010 Campaign

Iselin Steiro, Anna Selezneva, and Valerija Kelava by Mario Testino

Sexy minimalist (for Versace anyway) black and white shoot.  This is my favorite style.  Minimalist does not mean boring.  Versace has the displays the normal sexiness but tempered by well-tailored structure.  I love the play on texture with sexy cutouts and asymmetrical layers.  Not to mention Donatella has got to be the Queen of body-con dresses (Hervé Léger aside).  Just so effortlessly sexy.

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April 14, 2010

Iselin Steiro by Mario Sorrenti

Carine Roitfeld did this for Vogue Paris in 2006.  And as you can see, she totally predicted the sultry vampire before it happened.  I absolutely love the dark glamour in this.  It’s a bit old school and slightly undone at the most perfect times.  Iselin is beautiful and sensual.  Not to mention the background is GORGEOUS with excellent dusky lighting.  It only adds to the darkly romantic.

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March 12, 2010

Iselin Steiro by Henrik Bülow

Such a beautiful romantic shoot.  And I am told that the man in it is Iselin Steiro’s husband, which adds a little extra chemistry to it.  The lighting is just spectacular; my favorite shot is the one where he’s kissing the top her head.  Not only is it cute, the shot is just excellently backlit.  That shot is what really sold me on this eidtorial.

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February 20, 2010

Iselin Steiro in Vogue Paris

I think that this is a case of  “the beauty in the ugly.”  Even if she’s covered in dirt and contorting her face, I’m still intrigued by it.   The intensity in her eyes is awesome and scares me just a little.  Not many models could pull this concept off.  This is less ugly and more “bring it on” fierceness.  Similar to Zac Posen’s liberal use of eyeliner on the models in his recent Fall 2010 show, there is a controlled messiness about it.  And sometimes, like in life, we just want to color outside the lines.