Archive for ‘Benny Horne’

May 26, 2011

Kate the Now

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 Kate King by Benny Horne for Russh #40

At first, I almost passed this editorial over for being too plain.  But then, for some reason, I kept coming back to it in spite of its “plainness.”  Stevie Dance always crafts these seemingly ordinary concepts that end up intriguing me more than I would have originally thought.  She is really good at making the ordinary something more.   More impressively, she’s gotten me intrigued about a shoot that largely features an all-denim look (an aesthetic I certainly don’t advocate for).  In general, I like Kate King.  She is an interesting newcomer who had walked a fair amount of shows for Fashion Month Fall 2011 and just recently landed Dolce & Gabbana Campaign.  There’s also something pleasant about her personality in this.  She doesn’t try too hard to seem cool or make this editorial edgy and slick.  However, she does know when to simply turn it on, which is something most newcomers don’t intuitively get.  I particularly enjoyed shots 2 and 8 for the sentiment.  This is a lovely start to her career.

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March 24, 2011

Banana

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Victoire Mac-Dauxerre by Benny Horne for Wonderland Spring 2011

God does that Proenza Schouler dress look hot wet…Ok now that that’s out of the way, on to the rest of the editorial.  We are totally in beach season, magazine-wise.  Even though the weather’s still rainy and totally not cooperating, fashion most definitely likes to start early.  I love the beautiful flow to all these shots with the dramatic fluttering silk gowns billowing so fabulously in the wind.  The lines captured are utterly lovely.  With the vibrant summer color scheme, this makes me truly long for summer where I can frolic at the beach without freezing half to death.   And while this is a stereotypical beach shoot styled with easy maxi dresses, I still really really like the lines.  The billowing gowns are utterly fabulous.  Reminds me of wildly painting and the artist just lets it go with the paint flinging.  And I love the sleek lines that Victoire casts, especially in shot 3 (so like a banana!).  Above all, this editorial showcases some gorgeous fashion, some lovely streamlines, and classic posing. Oh why can’t it be summer yet?

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January 27, 2011

Just Like Sisters

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Bambi Northwood-Blyth, Lisanne de Jong, Hannah Holman, Abbey & Meag by Benny Horne for Russh #38, Just Like Sisters

For a second there I thought that Bambi was Crystal Renn.  She truly does resemble her in shot 8.  In any case, I really like how Benny Horne decided to showcase these young models.  The shots are beautifully cast, perfectly age-relevant, and romantically set.  I’ve always appreciated his aesthetic–he captured Tati Coliar beautifully in “Ce Matin La“–but he’s most certainly growing as a photographer.  I love the glimpses of familial intimacy between the girls (even they aren’t related in any way) that he depicts.  They hardly feel contrived at all.  And he intersperses just enough black and white shots to hook me.  Not to mention, Bambi really shines in this piece (I knew that girl was special when Zanita Whittingon had captured her in “Desert Fox”); my focus is drawn to her each and every time.

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December 18, 2010

Ce Matin La

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Tati Cotliar by Benny Horne for Exit F/W 2010

Oh I like this girl.  I had marked her as one of the newcomers to watch.  I love how sensual and romantic she looks in this; Benny Horne you always reel me in with your set up.  Not to mention, she’s totally teasing us.  She intrigues me with that look of womanly knowledge in her eye which belies her youth.  I like how she straddles the line of girlish femininity and womanly sensuality with both style and demeanor.  The clothes are beautifully wrought with lace and silk and elegant curves and scalloped details.  I love the soft palette; it subtly glows in the warm sunlight.  Perfect for the early morning.

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November 22, 2010

Eniko is Everything

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Eniko Mihalik by Benny Horne for Russh #37

It seems that the ever fabulous Eniko has been everywhere lately.  I count 5 publications and 1 ad campaign so far for this month alone: Vogue Italia, Vogue Nippon, Russh, Antidote, The GentleWoman and Bergdorf Goodman.  In such a transient industry, that’s pretty damn impressive.  For this editorial, it’s a bit all over the place, but I guess that’s kind of the point.  Eniko is everything  in this case as she switches easily between styles and personas.  My favorite is the ladylike shot above the sophisticated red lip and elegant pose.  There are a few other excellent styling moments as well.  That Hervé Léger by Max Azria dress (shot 6 right) for one.  I love the sexiness of the under-boob.  It’s unexpected.  Above all, Eniko is just gorgeous.  And that’s that.

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