February 11, 2011
Credit: Fashion Gone Rogue
Jacquelyn Jablonski by Thomas Lagrange for Antidote #1
This will probably be one of my last editorials posts for a quite a while courtesy of Fashion Month, but god, what a note to end on! Jacquelyn looks so fucking badass in this, I didn’t even recognize her at first. [I totally buy her as a blond.] I was instantly struck by the fierce attitude and beautiful beautiful stilettos. The beauty would be perfectly at home in the eighties glam rock era, making this a striking standout amidst studio 54-esque maximalist and nineties minimalist. I really love the artistic vision of this; the creative editor has an excellent eye. And I gotta appreciate the latent S&M sentiment. That last shot? Stunningly erotic. But what I love best: the visceral electrically charged feeling I get from this. It was instant love at first sight.
September 13, 2010
Charming collection. I normally don’t like prints, but I couldn’t resist Thakoon this time around. His spring offering is just so pretty. His use of silk is free-floaty and dreamy with the occasional rolled twist that sat so prettily. Moreover, Thakoon most definitely gives me texture whether that be charmingly frayed edges or ribbon-like lines of eye-hooks. It’s pretty without being too cute and more importantly, boring. For those hot summer days, I would definitely reach for one of his silk dresses and cardigan jackets. Hot days are such a dilema: you either suffer through wearing something other than shorts and tanks or you stick with the minimal amount of clothes as possibly. Terribly unchic. More like sweltering and slightly slutty. In any case, Thakoon solves the issue nicely. Stylish and cool. Thakoon makes me look forward to spring and summer next year.
This is all topped off with a face accented with gold, bronze, and taupe. Natural, light, and glowy. Just the way I like it. Apparently “Thakoon likes his girls to look like fairies” (so says his hair stylist Didier Malige) and that was certainly achieved.
On a side note, would you look at Jacquelyn Jablonski’s abs?!?! Even from far away you can see the definition. Dammmmmmn girl. Reminds me of her very sporty editorial for Russh last December/January issue. Most models are either waif-like or womanly. Jacquelyn is neither; she’s athletic and totally ace. I love seeing that on the runway.
April 6, 2010
Oh it’s been a while. At least for me. Start of quarter has never been so busy. Anyway, this editorial is very Flashdance. The styling and scenery of this shoot is very 80s and vividly reminds me of the stage for that movie, especially when Jennifer Beals is doing the dance in that oversized powersuit. The crazy curly hair, vivid makeup, and dancer-like poses, it’s clear what the influence is. I almost didn’t recognize Jacquelyn Jablonski.
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March 24, 2010
Fierce. Debuting a preview of Ralph Lauren’s Spring 2010 active lifestyle collection in Wonderland Magazine, Kelset is absolutely fierce in this editorial. It is a wonderful backdrop for this collection and totally hooks me. A model I am not familiar with, she strikes me a cross between Karlie Kloss and Jacquelyn Jablonski with her intense stare and looks, respectively. However, it’s clear that she’s a model I can’t wait to see more of. The beauty styling for this shoot is excellent with the mostly natural look except for heavy brow and vaseline highlighted cheekbones.
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March 2, 2010
I love the styling of this shoot. I tend to hate prairie-themed anything or Wild West influences on fashion but this one is most excellent. Everything just comes together, the scenery, the clothes, the poses, Jacquelyn herself…The backlight to the last shot is beautiful. Photography-wise, it’s one of my favorites.
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