Archive for ‘Lachlan Bailey’

August 30, 2011

Alla Kostromicheva by Lachlan Bailey

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Alla Kostromicheva by Lachlan Bailey for Net-a-Porter Magazine Fall 2011

Pleasant display of feminine sensuality and tailored masculinity.  Alla plays both with equal intensity. I love how Lachlan Bailey has framed and set his shots, depicting modern trends in a timeless manner.  The texture of the setting is also lovely; it offsets the pieces quite nicely.

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August 1, 2011

Freja – Handsome Girl

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 Tao Okamoto by Lachlan Bailey for Vogue China August 2011

Although Tao brought the bowl cut back into favor in recent seasons, I love that she’s growing out her hair at the moment.  Cool easy edge and perfect for summer.  And while I like Vogue China‘s tribute to Freja’s androgynous style, it feels very different on Tao.  There is still the easy effortless cool, but it doesn’t outright scream Freja to me.  Likely that is due to the dramatic red lip (which I love); Freja would never be caught out on the street like that.  However, the red lip works very well for Tao.  It really stands out with her porcelain skin.  One thing both have in common is the inherent sexiness.  I especially like shots 3 & 5.  Both are sexy and just a tad elegant.  Overall, the homage to Freja’s street style is there.

Oh, and how can I not adore the little star tattoo?

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February 20, 2011

A Solas con Arizona

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Arizona Muse by Lachlan Bailey for Vogue Spain March 2011

Arizona Muse truly is the model of the moment.  She just exploded onto the scene last September; it’s astonishing how much work she’s landed since that time.  She’s nabbed both YSL and Prada campaigns, a Vogue Italia cover, a Numéro cover, and an upcoming Dazed & Confused cover along with numerous editorials in between.  This girl is most definitely in demand.  I’m not surprised.  I think she’s looked phenomenal in every editorial I’ve seen from her.  She is not only a fantastic model, but she has charisma and fierceness in spades.  That’s not something that can learned.

Even in the quiet moments, I am fascinated.  In this editorial, Lachlan snaps her lounging around, somewhat undressed, and I still can’t help but marvel at how gorgeous she looks.  Moreover, she’s so comfortable in her own skin.  And it shows on camera.  That makes her highly attractive.  I love that her acknowledgement of her own sensuality is entirely not in-your-face (Lara can turn me off sometimes because of that); she subtly seduces you.  It also doesn’t hurt that she has an absolutely stunning body (I still remember that Vogue Paris shoot from February).  And of course Lachlan Bailey always takes gorgeous romantic shots, enhancing that fact.

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November 22, 2010

Flying High

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Ming Xi by Lachlan Bailey for Vogue China December 2010

Ming must really be flying high considering the season she’s been having; she’s been a particular favorite for the Spring 2011 shows.  She’s rapidly reaching my list of top 10 models as well (although Du Juan is still my favorite Asian model).  Lachlan Bailey is also one of my favorite photographers; his studio shoots are some of my favorites of all time.  His photographer aesthetic is one I really like.  This shoot reminds me of a certain Karlie Kloss shoot he had done for Numéro that got quite a bit of interest.  While this is not nearly as dramatic (concept-wise and ramification-wise), it’s still a really good editorial.  Ming appears like a bird of prey or perhaps a little Eyes Wide Shut with the styling, especially that sexy Givenchy lace number.  She’s sexy and intense with a fierceness that demonstrates precisely why she’s landed all those shows.

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November 22, 2010

Seeing Stars

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Frida Gustavsson by Lachlan Bailey for Vogue UK December 2010

God I love Frida.  She’s terribly adorable.  And I gotta appreciate the face paint.  It reminds me of when I was little :)  This is a bit different from Lachlan Bailey’s normal aesthetic but it’s a cute little piece nonetheless.

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October 16, 2010

My Wild Love

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Valerija Kelava by Lachlan Bailey for Vogue China November 2010

I normally dislike patterns–especially ones that clash–but this surprisingly works.  It could go out of control but it didn’t.  This is exactly what US Vogue hopes to achieve with its greige background and fun style palette but falls far short of the mark.  US Vogue comes off as formulaic and unoriginal while, this is playful and well executed.  It could be that it’s Lachlan Bailey taking the photos (but US Vogue has Patrick Demarchelier so there’s no excuses).  It could be that Valerija has the freedom to display more personality and charisma than the chosen models in its US counterpart. Or it could be that this has personality, quirkiness, romantic edges, and variety without 1) offending me with some “ethnic” shoot which results in overly orange models in a failed attempt at “diversity” and 2) boring me with having the model jump over and over again in perfectly structured yet unimaginative looks.  In any case, I enjoy seeing what Vogue China produces (even if they feature more white models than anyone) for its ingenuity and its romantic aesthetic.

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September 1, 2010

The Angels Betrayed

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Mathilde Frachon by Lachlan Bailey for Vogue Nippon October 2010

She’s absolutely darling.  She has a bit of a wide eyed innocence about her that reminds me a bit of Emilia Fox.  She has a bit of the 70s Charlie’s Angels thing going on (Mathilde, not Emilia) as well.   Her hair is glorious; while I don’t mind my curtain of straight hair, I absolutely adore her smooth shiny waves.  The styling is also excellent.  I see a bit of Celine (oh Phoebe Philo I love your work) and there’s a minimalist ladylike feel to the clothes.  And of course, I always like Lachlan Bailey’s work.  His aesthetic is another which I appreciate.  I can’t really properly explain why I like this so much.  It’s just one of those things where the appreciation of it is intrinsic and not easily put into words.

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August 26, 2010

A Natural Love Affair

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Heidi Mount by Lachlan Bailey for Vogue Nippon September 2010

Absolutely gorgeous.  The beauty for this shoot is so romantic, natural, and perfect for fall.  Heidi is perfection in dishevelment.  And here’s another favorite photographer: Lachlan Bailey.  His eye for photography is excellent, and his aesthetic is pleasing.

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May 28, 2010

Shape Renaissance

Du Juan by Lachlan Bailey for Vogue China 2008

After perusing through Lachlan Bailey’s portfolio of work on his site, I just realized that I never posted this editorial.  It must have totally slipped my find since it was before I started the blog.  I’m rectifying that now because this is an excellent editorial.  Lachlan Bailey always creates beautiful work with elegant lines and haute couture concepts.  And yet he retains a romantic style of shooting that I really like.  His work always puts me in a good mood, perhaps even a whimsical mood.  Just the feeling the I get from his work…he conveys the mood/tone of his editorials quite well.

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Credit: Since it was 2 years ago, I don’t actually know where I got this from.  I think I’m just going to credit this to the photographer, Lachlan Bailey

May 1, 2010

Spring Romance

Before I talk about Karlie and her amazingness, can I quick point out that 25 Magazine is excellent?  Anja Rubik and  Sasha Knezevic have impressed me so much with their publication.  It’s beautiful, well thought out, and much needed.  While publications like Vogue and Elle reign supreme in the commercial world, there is a need for beautiful and thought-provoking magazines on the fashion and the industry itself.  Interview, 10 Magazine, Numéro, and now 25 Magazine fulfills my need.  Each is unique and inspires me.  And 25 Magazines makes me believe that “slashing” isn’t always bad.  Anja Rubik and Sash Knezevic are both models/editors and probably numerous other things in the industry; however, they uphold a standard of excellence regardless of what it is.

Ok now onto the shoot.  I’ve been waiting for a proper scan of this for what feels like ages (reality: 3 months), ever since posted a somewhat blurry preview of it.  One thing I love about Karlie is that she’s naturally progressing.  As she gets older, she does more avant garde and perhaps risqué shoots (case and point: Parallel Lines for Numéro).  But they are all tasteful.  I don’t understand why a lot of people are freaking out about it.  I can understand this sort of freak out: “OMG THIS IS AMAZING AIORUNAE4OIFNEOFINAEOFIN” or something along that vein.   This editorial is romantic and a little hazy.  Which greatly appeals to my aesthetic.  And there’s nothing wrong with being sensual.  If she is mature enough to handle it and the result is as fabulous as this one, then I’m all for it.

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