Archive for ‘Mario Sorrenti’

February 7, 2012

MaxMara Spring 2012 Ad Campaign

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Saskia de Brauw by Mario Sorrenti for Max Mara Spring 2012 Campaign

Saskia is giving some serious face in this ad campaign.  As Tom and Lorenzo would say, Saskia is fiercely WERQing it!   Her body looks absolutely spectacular in this, with the sleek designs most certainly highlighting her charms.  Normally, I don’t pay much attention to ad campaigns (particularly, minimalist ones), but Saskia makes you sit up and notice her in this; her confidence truly lights up this campaign.  I really love her look.  The androgyny certainly works in her favor.  But really, her innate fierceness allows her to deliver, rendering her instantly chic.

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February 6, 2011

Emporio Armani Spring 2011 Campaign

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Anna Selezneva by Mario Sorrenti for Emporio Armani Spring 2011 Campaign

I mainly saved campaign for Anna.  She is absolutely stunning in this. At times this feels more like a beauty campaign than a spring collection campaign, or at the very least, an accessories campaign.  In most of the shots, I could care less about the clothes.  But that could possibly be because I’m so constantly focused on Anna in every shot.  She has these arresting blue eyes that that are seductively showcased with black kohl.  Especially in the feature shot.  The phenomenal lighting picks up the hollows of her collarbone and deepen the intensity of her blue blue eyes.  Lovely showcase campaign for Anna Selezneva.  Oh and I absolutely adore the quintessential dramatic fashion pose in shot 8.

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January 28, 2011

Forever Young

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Arizona Muse in Gucci by Mario Sorrenti for Vogue Paris February 2011

**First, if you don’t have the maturity, don’t look at the rest of the editorial.  As for the feature shot, I find it gorgeous so I’m leaving it unchanged.**

Well.  Arizona is certainly wearing Gucci in some fashion.  Just not Gucci’s clothing collection haha.  At any rate, Arizona looks spectacular.  She displays nothing but confidence and strength.  Moreover, she conveys an innate knowledge of her own sensuality.  I love that.  There is something highly attractive about a gorgeously unashamed naked woman.  Unfortunately, an editorial like this may never been seen in a commerical American publication.  I fear that American society has perverted nudity.  Nudity has become this huge bigass deal, and the prevalent society shames a woman for reveling in her nude body.  Because that would mean acknowledging a woman’s innate sexuality, which contradicts the pure chaste virgin ideology that is so popular in the United States.  And God forbid that a woman can unabashedly display her body without it becoming hyper-sexualized.  For make no mistake; Arizona’s photographed nudity does not mean her victimization.  This is hardly a desperate bid for print work.   This editorial is erotic, just a tad kinky, and very striking.  Arizona Muse is a rising star; don’t be surprised if we see her take the industry by storm.

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December 20, 2010

The Bride Whisperer

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Abbey Lee Kershaw & Edita Vilkeviciute by Mario Sorrenti for Interview December 2010

Bound to raise more than a few eyebrows, this highly charged, highly erotic bridal showcase for Vera Wang presents a decidedly different take on the the traditional bride and groom.  Not to mention, it’s smoking hot.  Abbey and Edita are two of the hottest models out there; throwing them together is like the ultimate sexual fantasy.  Moreover, this signals the return of classic Interview Magazine with cheeky provocation and pushing of boundaries.  I love the entire thing: the concept, the execution, the model casting, and the styling.  Mario Sorrenti always shoots highly seductive glamorous creative editorials; this is no different.  But above all, Abbey and Edita pull out all the stops and turn up the heat. They truly deliver, making this more believably erotic as opposed to contrived seductiveness.

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November 22, 2010

The Girl of a Singular Beauty

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Kate Moss by Mario Sorrenti for Vogue Italia March 2006

Love love love love the artistic vision of this editorial.  Kate looks absolutely gorgeous.  This is precisely why she’s such an icon.  She has this tangible presence in all her work.  This is the Kate that started a waif moment in fashion, becoming the most famous short model ever.  She really is “The Girl of a Singular Beauty.”

Moreover, I love the light and shadow in this; they really showcase the planes of her face and body.  Not to mention, they make for some fantastic silhouettes.  The dramatic lighting really highlights her features with those feathery lashes taking point for me.  Kate is very ethereal in this.  Again, this makes me nostalgic for  the modelling landscape of 2004-2006.

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August 12, 2010

Variation on Chic

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Abbey Lee Kershaw by Mario Sorrenti for Vogue Italia August 2010

Fierce. Beautiful use of shadow.  Abbey’s elegant and gorgeous.  It’s funny how I’m totally used to her being somewhat naked in all of her shoots.  It’s just so natural now.  Woman’s got some spectacular boobs.  Also, it’s been a while since she’s been in Vogue Italia.  The styling has wonderful variation in length.  Variation on Chic indeed.

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July 16, 2010

Isabeli Fontana by Mario Sorrenti

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Isabeli Fontana by Mario Sorrenti for Vogue Paris December/January 2007/2008

Absolutely stunning.  I just sit in awe of Isabeli’s beauty and Mario Sorrenti’s photography.  It was difficult to choose a particular shot to feature as this entire editorial is so strong.  On principle, I hate leopard print.  I think it’s garish and overly expressive.  But Isabeli manages to make it classy, even when the clothes are merely draping across some part of her body.  The lighting is fantastic, and the photography just blows me away.  It bears repeating because Mario Sorrenti has totally risen in the ranks of my favorite photographers.  This just solidifies it.

Isabeli plays it perfectly: fey and a tad mysterious, totally drawing me in.  Despite her hair obscuring her face a lot of the time, she’s really able to connect with the viewer in this piece.  Not to mention, the posing is spectacular.   Each one is interesting and well suited to whatever she’s wearing at the moment.  I like how the clothes are worn a little off-kilter and that Isabeli’s a little mussed.

Sometimes, all the elements in an editorial are just a little too perfect and too fantastical.  This is one of the rare cases where I’m not wowed by the concept or some uber amazing accessory/prop.   This editorial is stripped of all theatrics and that makes it a thing of pure beauty.  Fashion at its best; where all that is needed to create magic are the photographer and model.

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July 12, 2010

V Pre-Fall 2010 Covers by Mario Sorrenti

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I had already posted Adriana’s cover but here are the rest of the covers by Mario Sorrenti.  Adriana’s is still my favorite.  Considering these covers, no wonder American newsstands are delegating them to the adult section. hahaha Although it makes me wonder when we became such prudes…

Oh and apparently all but Adriana’s have limited-edition scratch off V’s.  As if peoples’ brains haven’t already imploded from the hotness.  You can order them from V‘s site.

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June 23, 2010

V Spain Summer 2010 Cover

Adriana Lima by Mario Sorrenti for V Spain Summer 2010

Hello.  As if I needed proof of Adriana’s hotness…she comes out with this scorching cover.

April 18, 2010

Plage Privée

Sporty style never looked so sexy. :D  But then again it’s Natasha Poly.  Every shoot she does is hot.  It’s sleek and sensual with striking lines and absolutely perfect for this weather/season.  This almost reminds me of that infamous Farrah Fawcett shoot that hung on practically every teenage boy’s bedroom wall.  Gahh…

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