November 14, 2010
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Mariacarla Boscono by Paola Kudacki for Hercules F/W 2010
Ok, everyone already knew I would like this editorial from the dancer (Roberto Bolle) alone. However, it was actually Mariacarla that made me like this. She has such presence in this editorial. She pulls me in from the look on her face alone. And yes, while I absolutely adore the positioning of Roberto throughout this (and consequently, Mariacarla as well), there’s more to this editorial than just spectacular shots of dance poses. There’s a sultriness and cheeky sensuality about Mariacarla that belies her doe-like looks. And I’m beginning to believe that Paola Kudacki has a fascination with her butt as Mariacarla always bares her cheeks every time she shoots with Paola haha. In any case, Mariacarla always excellently executes the concept asked of her. She haunted me in “The Snow Princess” back in March and was decidedly avant garde in “Bal masqué” just recently. In this, dancer she clearly is not, but she uses womanly knowledge to depict a confidence and sexuality that goes beyond the page. And although I believe Paola is using digital and not film, there’s still that classic quality about it. Shot 2 + 7 come to mind particularly. I could look a those two for quite a while.
September 28, 2010
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Lara Stone, Freja Beha Erichsen & Mariacarla Boscono by Mert & Marcus for Vogue Paris October 2010
God J’adore Carine Roitfeld. She does such a wonderful job helming Vogue Paris. Her editorials are amazing with excellent cutting edge styling. Masks are not original; they were an age-old form of art for the aristocratic elite throwing parties. Moreover, fashion has taken a hold of them with creative license. However, trust Carine to make beautiful masks hardcore. The styling and beautiful is strong, slightly off-putting, and so very French. An excellent editorial to include in Vogue Paris‘s 90th Anniversary Issue. I love the avante-garde theatrics of this. Mert & Marcus are the perfect choice to shoot this as well. They have had a long standing relationship with Vogue Paris. Brava Carine.
March 29, 2010
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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