Archive for ‘Sølve Sundsbø’

February 9, 2012

Movement and Shape

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Nyasha Matohondze by Sølve Sundsbø for Vogue Japan November 2011

For one, Katie Grand did an amazing job styling Nyasha for this.  These gorgeous gowns are full of movement and flair, but they certainly don’t do all the work.  Nyasha is WERQing it.  She was one of my favorite new models coming out of the Spring 2012 shows; now that I’ve had a chance to see her print work, she remains so.  Nyasha brings sass and personality to this, backing it all up with her gorgeous lines (her legs are fantastic.  Just look at shot 7 above (R)).  There is a majestic sort of drama to this with the full skirt of the gown flaring out about her legs for maximum impact.  I love how her poses are full of attitude; her charisma just leaps off the page.  Conclusion: Nyasha absolutely shines in “Movement and Shape.”

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February 23, 2011

Gold On Gold

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Alek Alexeyeva by Sølve Sundsbø for Vogue Gioiello January/February 2009

God I love Sølve’s work; the photography is otherworldly.  I love how that this is an entirely gold-themed color palette, but yet, it doesn’t feel overly saturated at all.  Also, the shiny accessories totally suit the seventies maximalist style in this editorial (big hair, loud jewelry, vibrant clothes).   I think Alek has fun with this shoot, playfully showcasing the jewelry.  She certainly adds to the tone and mood at any rate.  Oh, and those bright gold nails are awesome.  My next nail idea most definitely will include gold polish :)

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February 20, 2011

a dreamy touch

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Melissa Tammerijn by Sølve Sundsbø for Vogue Italia February 2011

Gorgeous.  The styling and photography are absolutely stunning.  And Melissa looks absolutely stunning in that Valentino.  I love the dreamy whimsical quality to this editorial.  Sølve Sundsbø always takes some fantastic romantic shots.  And the lace utterly feminine creations come across fairytale-like in the glowing sunlight.  I love the fantasy that this shoot creates.

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October 17, 2010

Gisele Bündchen by Sølve Sundsbø


May 2009


Speaking of spectacular dancers…this is everything that Chanel Iman editorial for Elle Italia strived for but didn’t succeed at.  I know it was last year but I just discovered it now.  For one, I love how powerful every shot is.  Gisele is a full participant in this and keeps up with the dancers.  My focus is on her each and every time.  The athlete in her most certainly comes out along with a sense of artistry (could be due to her hobbies of volleyball, kickboxing, and Tai Chi).  Not to mention, Sølve Sundsbø does a fantastic job with the photography and concept.  In general, I like the direction that this has gone in.  Lovely shadows too.

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September 25, 2010

Emily DiDonato by Sølve Sundsbø

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Emily DiDonato by Sølve Sundsbø for Numéro #117

God this is hot.  Now this is more I like it!  Numéro always has such gorgeous creative editorials; this one is no different.  It’s seems lately that Emily DiDonato has been everywhere, and that’s not a bad thing.  Sølve Sundsbø certainly does his thing.  This is precisely what I was talking about in terms of avante-garde editorials that seem fantastical without leaving me with plastic robots for models.  Everything is sleek without going overboard, there’s an otherworldly element to it, and the lighting is spectacular.  Emily is pitch perfect sensually; I love how she caresses the water.  Not to mention, the metallic styling is amazing.  Especially those shoes.  The spikes! God.  I would not be surprised if Alexander McQueen had made those, but they’re probably Nicholas Kirkwood (the man makes gorgeous shoes).  This is edgy without expense to glamour and luxury.

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September 1, 2010

Eva Herzigova by Sølve Sundsbø

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Eva Herzigova by Sølve Sundsbø for Numéro #33

Timeless.  Utterly timeless.  Eva is probably my favorite of the supers.  Absolutely gorgeous.  And Sølve Sundsbø does her justice.  I love the shadows and light in the photography.  The detailing is fantastic; I love that I can see the texture of her skin.  I love when editors leave images untouched; there’s something better about naturalness in the image.  Lovely.

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July 22, 2010

Sasha Pivovarova by Sølve Sundsbø

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Sasha Pivovarova by Sølve Sundsbø for LA Times Magazine March 2009

Love the concept.  While it’s not exactly an aesthetic that I normally favor, there’s something beautiful about it.  I love the shadows on the wall and how Sølve Sundsbø plays with dimensions.  The fantastical clothes really suit the setting and give it a circus feel.  Although I would like it if Sasha was able to contort herself into more elaborate shape, I really like her line.

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July 7, 2010

Lily Donaldson by Sølve Sundsbø

Lily Donaldson by Sølve Sundsbø for Numéro #82

Breathtaking.  Absolutely breathtaking.  I had a hard time figuring out which shot to feature because all of them are just so strong.  There isn’t a weak one in the bunch.  At all.  Not only do I adore Sølve Sundsbø’s work, Lily utterly kills it.  It’s all a bit macabre and romantic.  You leave me breathless.

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May 29, 2010

Monika Jagaciak for Numéro #114

Monika Jagaciak by Sølve Sundsbø for Numéro #114 June/July 2010 Cover

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I absolutely love her.  She’s most definitely one of my favorites.  Not to mention she has frequented the pages of Numéro quite often.  She’s quite impressive for one so young.

April 29, 2010

Sang d’Encre

I had such a visceral initial reaction to this editorial.  It seems trivial saying it now.  I recognize how easily excitable I am by fashion, but this is just…wow.  There’s something morbid and beautiful about it.  The title, “Sang d’Encre,” is equally poetic and morbid and quite apt as it translates to “Blood Ink.”  The make up of course is expertly done and the lines created are just breathtaking.  This editorial is visually stunning and rich in color contrast.  I love how striking every single color is against the white of Dree and the background.  There’s something fantastical about the smoky patterns of ink, and I can continue to stare at this editorial for days.  I would love to blow it up and hang it on my wall just so I can.

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