Archive for ‘Natalie Vodianova’

February 8, 2011

His ‘n’ Hers


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Kate Moss, Natalia Vodianova & Lea T. by Mert & Marcus for LOVE S/S 2011

BEST TRIO EVER.  Oh and Katie Grand, I love you.  Even if you experienced a momentary lapse of taste by having Justin Bieber on one of your covers.  Although, the Lea T. & Kate Moss cover + the accompanying shoot more than makes up for it.  Excellent model choice.  For one, Natalia displays some fantastic abs in this.  Although, I don’t really know why she’s in the shoot (not that I care.  I love that girl); this is really about Lea T. and Kate Moss for me.  They are highly erotic together; the charge between those two is magnetic.  And even though Lea’s the newcomer (yay Riccardo Tisci!), she holds her own with the ever iconic Kate.  Her individual shots are my favorite actually.  So bravo Katie Grand for the edgy erotic shoot.

[Yes yes. More incoherent enthused babbling.]

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November 8, 2010

Woman of the Year

 

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Natalia Vodianova by Michelangelo di Battista for Harper’s Bazaar UK December 2010

Natalia is gorgeously gilted in this editorial.  Every single shot is stunning.  I must confess that I initially found Natalia neither interesting nor attractive.  I quickly changed my tune after viewing her work.  She’s stunning.  And a truly excellent model.  She looks like the goddess she is in this editorial, decked out in golden armor no less.  Everything about this is spectacular.  The messy updo offsets the glamorous looks while the industrial space behind her contrasts nicely with the golden haute couture.  It could have turned this edgy and futuristic, but Natalia looks strong and glamorous.  And innately feminine.  This is sexy.  This confidence in one’s own skin that few have.  Natalia has it in spades, and it most definitely shows in this editorial.

Moreover, whoever the stylist for this is got it pitch perfect.  I’ve been seeing that feathered Alexander McQueen in every single couture editorial, but I can’t get enough of it.  Natalia looks fantastically fierce in it.  And truly, that golden armor is amazing.  It sets the tone for the piece.  In any case, she has such presence in this piece (girl doesn’t even need the aid of that armor).   I feel powerful and strong just looking at her.  And after the year she’s had (just click the tab with her name under categories), she certainly deserves the title of Woman of the Year.

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October 23, 2010

A Girl of Singular Beauty

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Natalia Vodianova by Paolo Roversi for Vogue Italia September 2004

2004 feels like a whole different world from today fashion-wise.  For one, this is film as opposed to digital.  But more distinctively, this editorial has an older feel to it.  It makes me feel like I’m looking through the old archives of a publication.  This could be from any era before the explosion of retouching and digital obsession.  Paola Roversi has always had a more romantic touch and it is heightened in this particular editorial.  He and Natalia have had a long standing history together in this industry; I like seeing the evolution to today.  And while it has only been 6 years, Natalia seems to young here.  There is an innocence about her that suits the nostalgia of the photography.  It is like if I were to look back on pictures at this age forty some years down the road.  And while I fully embrace technology, I, for one, wouldn’t mind returning to the whimsy and beauty of old film.

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August 12, 2010

Natalia Vodianova by Steven Meisel

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Natalia’s always gorgeous.  And versatile.  This case is no different.   This is like 21 shots of pure epicness.  Natalia + Steven Meisel are like a match made in heaven for model + photographer.  The range of styling and tone is impressive.  It starts off with the an almost anime other-worldly escapism before shifting to a more smokey sensuality and then some.

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June 30, 2010

Louis Vuitton Fall 2010 Campaign

Christy Turlington, Natalia Vodianova & Karen Elson by Steven Meisel for Louis Vuitton Fall 2010 Campaign

Gorgeously ladylike.  Now this is a trio to watch.  Most excellent.  Louis Vuitton has really moved in a direction that I like.  Marc Jacobs is pushing us away from the waif aesthetic and portraying role models.  They have hips and breasts and excellently-coiffed ponytails :P  Not to mention I love the 50s shape that Marc just threw out last fashion week.

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May 13, 2010

Natalia Vodianova by Steven Meisel

Natalia Vodianova by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia April 2008

Natalia always looks amazing.  And against this urban backdrop, she’s even more so.   Elegant with a fair dose of come-hither coquettishness, she channels the mysterious sultry sirens of old Hollywood.  The haziness of the background sharply puts her in focus and she certainly delivers.  My interest is certainly piqued.

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April 26, 2010

Natalia Vodianova by Mikael Jansson

This is a very multifaceted editorial.  It appeals to more than sight and vividly sets the scene for the viewer.  It’s a bit teasing and sensual and makes you picture warm summer nights where you can’t help be lounge around in the heat.  You’re overly warm and lazy.  Desire is flaming within you despite the heat and you can’t help but tempt with all that glistening skin.  And now I feel like I’m writing soft porn aka “smut with adjectives packed in the spaces” (rageprufrock in “Paraphase”).  However, I’m not denying that that’s the image it gives me.  Frankly I blame Carine with her Gallic sense of sensuality and Natalia for being such a tempting little vixen in this editorial :P

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April 22, 2010

The Seated Beauty

It seems that Vogue China is heavily featuring Natalia in their May issue.  What I really love about this shoot is the contrast between the dark stormy background and the light airiness of what she’s wearing.  I also love how languid this shoot is with her sprawled out with limbs akimbo.  Paolo Roversi and Natalia Vodianova is like an editorial match made in heaven.

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April 14, 2010

Dancer in the Dream

There is a warmth about this editorial.  I really like it.  And I can’t get over how beautiful Natalia Vodianova is.  She’s such a natural beauty.  With such a sparse background, she has to work it in order to not be boring.   Not to mention Peter Lindbergh is always a fantastic photographer;  I love what he comes up with and the concepts he does. And I am always a big fan of black thigh highs :D

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March 28, 2010

Home is Where the Heart Is

Natalia most definitely has the best cover for i-D‘s Spring 2010 issue.  Her shoot totally befits a spring editorial with the softness that it presents.  Not to mention Natalia Vodianova + Paolo Reversi is like a match made in fashion heaven. And add Alber Elbaz’s designs for Lanvin, you have an awesome shoot.  I love the simplicity and minimalist feel to it. Natalia is utterly flawless.  Few women can pull off that look.

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