Kate Moss graces the March cover of French magazine Lui, proving that the reboot of this sexy glossy from the 70s is a wonder – and back for good. Terry Richardson photographs Moss in his stark, sexy style, and she seduces the camera like the Moss Boss she is. An intimate shoot with Eliza Cummings by Alasdair McLellan and an outstanding raunchy desert shoot with Sahara Ray by the masterful Purienne are featured inside.
Codie Young recently dyed her auburn hair blonde, and though I fully support exciting drastic hair colour changes, I will miss the way the red complements her impossibly pale skin, because a pale redhead is like a rare bird; when you catch sight of one you can’t look away. This shoot by Nicolas Valois for Spring issue of The Wild is especially compelling, featuring Codie in macabre shots with death and religion talisman. I can’t think of many things I love more than a pretty pale girl posing in a tutu, or with a skull, or an apple. Gorgeous.
Going through V Magazine’s new issue, I found this Sebastian Faena photoshoot of Gigi Hadid, an 18 year old model from California. Her big blue eyes, full brows and naturally curly hair combined with the retro styling of this shoot instantly made me think of all the healthy blondes I used to fall in love with in my Seventeen magazine when I was just a wee baby dyke still deep in the closet. This was a type of model in the early 90s, fit, tanned, blonde, with a shining white smile and big eyes full of life – girls like Niki Taylor, Emma Snowball or Rebecca Gayheart, the Noxema Girl. When the waif look came in, these girls disapperared from the pages. With the high waisted pants, floral bustier, jean jacket 90′s style coming back, I’ve seen hints of this kind of girl again – Lindsey Wixson, Barbara Palvin and Ashley Smith are great examples. But this girl is like a direct recreation of the blonde girl of mine and Bo’s youth. So you can imagine how we reacted when I Googled her and found out that she’s one of the rookies in this year’s Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue. SI is fully embracing this returning trend of late 80s/early 90s style and Gigi is perfect for it. Seeing her in these just ugly bathing suits that I remember from the summer issues of YM and Seventeen, looking all blonde and pretty invokes some super nostalgia, the kind that’s so intense it hurts a little.
German photographer Andrei Nomorov has a sensual, polished style that shows an intimate appreciation of his subject, as well as a talent for form and focus. I love a photographer who reveals a deep adoration of their model, and Nomorov proves his admiration in every shot, highlighting each model’s beauty and capturing a simple sensuality. As a profound lover of lady bums, I’m especially impressed with Nomorov’s bum shots. I asked Andrei to put together a selection of photos of his best butt shots, and it is delightful!
You can find Andrei on Tumblr and Facebook. Located in Cologne, Germany, and planning to travel to London, Birmingham, Amsterdam, Paris, Barcelona and Verona, Andrei is always looking for models to work with. He can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Look for more work from Nomorov on Les Beehive soon!