Archive for ‘Mert & Marcus’

September 10, 2011

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Credit: Interview Magazine

Absolutely stunning. End of story. No need to clutter up this editorial with my ravings about it.  And, yes, they would be rather maniacal and effusive.

Also, this may well be the last editorial post I do for the entirety of Fashion Month.

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August 1, 2011

Freida Pinto by Mert & Marcus

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Freida Pinto by Mert & Marcus for Interview August 2011

God this is gorgeous…aside from the stupid red paint stripe poorly photoshopped onto a portion of the shots that is.  It is quite unfortunate as this is some of the best I’ve seen from Mert & Marcus.  Every shot speaks for itself.   I love the classic feel to it and how they keep things interesting with the use of shadow.  And that red washed shot is most certainly something special.  Freida, of course, looks breathtakingly stunning throughout.  This kind of quality is what I have come to expect from Interview Magazine. I hope it stays that way.

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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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January 19, 2011

Christina Ricci by Mert & Marcus

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Christina Ricci by Mert & Marcus for Pop Fall/Winter 2004

It feels like a Mert & Marcus kind of day.  Oh and I absolutely adore Christina Ricci in this.  And while it sort of feels like four sets of paired themes, everything transitions nicely.  It’s striking just is how utterly haunting this is; Christina presents this sort of artistic insanity interjected within moments of pure glamour.  What’s lovely is how she has this glamorous front, but with something just a little off about her.  Like those Greek Theater masks where the flip side of the gaiety is the depression.  You can get one utterly composed shot with an accompanying wacky shot.  Love it.  This sort of contrast and weirdness is right up my alley artistically.  Not to mention Christina Ricci is very doll-like, making this even eerier.  It’s a very compelling piece of work by Mert & Marcus and just the type of provocative that I like.  Perhaps now I will consider them for more than just the highly sexually provocative photography niche (since I will almost always remember them for this shoot).

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January 19, 2011

LOVE #5 Spring/Summer 2011 Cover

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Kate Moss & Lea T. by Mert & Marcus for LOVE #5 Spring/Summer 2011 Cover

Totally love LOVE ‘s cover for this issue (even [ok hopefully] Justin Bieber on one of the covers can’t ruin it).  Kate Moss and Lea T. are smoking hot on it.  Personally, while the liplock is suitably steamy and certainly provocative, I’m totally looking at the placement of Kate’s fingers and more specifically, her Chanel fingerless gloves.  Very chic, yet utterly badass.  Thank you Kaiser for being inspired by your own :) I’m excited to see the rest of the issue if I’m already this impressed by the cover.

September 28, 2010

Bal masqué

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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.

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September 1, 2010

Lara Stone by Mert & Marcus

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Lara Stone by Mert & Marcus for Vogue Paris March 2008

An absolute goddess.  Of all I’ve seen of Lara, this editorial is probably my favorite of her work.  Most of her work plays up what a bombshell she is.  And while that’s undeniable , there’s more to her than that.  This editorial does nothing to downplay that fact, but up-plays how gorgeous she is.  Excellently styled by Carine Roitfeld (as always), Lara positively glows.  Mert & Marcus capture her charismatic personality and fierce stare.  She’s womanly, she’s stunning, and she’s absolutely taking the fashion world by storm.

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August 26, 2010

Rive Gauche et Libra

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Malgosia Bela, Daphne Groeneveld, Andrej Pejic & Lea T. by Mert & Marcus for Vogue Paris September 2010

Superb as always Carine!  A seventies Glam Rock influence is evident.  I like the androgyny of it all and the underlying current of sensuality throughout the shoot.  Transsexual model Lea T. was an excellent choice to perpetuate that feeling.  Spectacular.  It’s a good tribute editorial to a wonderful cultural era while retaining a modern take.  I like that Carine always brings edge and quality to her work; she refuses to compromise in the face of a dwindling publication atmosphere.  I have always loved international publications.  This is precisely why.  Thank Vogue Paris for continuing to deliver.

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August 21, 2010

Love Magazine #4 Covers

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Agyness Deyn, Alessandra Ambrosio, Buela, Gisele, Kelly Brook, Lauren Hutton, Rosie Huntingon-Whiteley, and Sienna Miller by Mert & Marcus for Love Magazine #4

My favorite cover has got to be either Alessandra’s or Rosie’s.  Alessandra’s suits my aesthetic more than any other cover.   I also totally didn’t recognize Sienna at all.  Lauren Hutton is epic in whatever she does.  That Buela just scares me o.0

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July 13, 2010

Castaway

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Kate Moss by Mert & Marcus for Vogue UK June 2002

Can you believe it?  Classic Kate Moss.  It’s only been 8 years but wow.  It could be the photoshop but she looks so incredibly young here.  She was most definitely the originator of the baby dolled look with those doe like eyes and tousled hair haha  Anyway, gorgeous lighting.  I normally don’t like Mert & Marcus as photographers (blasphemy! I know) but this won me over.

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