Forces of Fashion for Vogue US, September 2015

August 20th, 2015|Categories: Celebrity Editorials & Photo Shoots, Fashion Designers, Fashion Editorials, Fashion Models, Fashion Photographers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This set of photos is a real fashion over-stimulation! Instead of speaking of it in a general term, I’m going to pick a few specific pictures to point out. If, however, I WAS going to speak of it in a general term I would say: YASSSSS! COMBINE MANY MODELS/MANY FASHION-FORWARD CELEBRITIES/ALL THE MOST INSPIRED DESIGNERS/A MIX OF WELL KNOWN AND UP-AND-COMING PHOTOGRAPHERS/AND HALF A DOZEN STYLISTS AND GIVE ME ALL THE FASHION GLORY! I CAN HANDLE IT! GIVE IT TO ME! I CAN’T HANDLE IT! GIVE IT TO ME ANYWAY!

Something like that.

That being said. Please take note of my five favourite images:

1. Beyoncé in Givenchy & designer Riccardo Tisci by Anton Corbijn
I mean, duh doy. But this shot alone is gorgeous. Beyoncé as a literal force of nature (for she is the WIND!) with Tisci sprawled at her feet, confident that she’s bringing glory to his art. It’s perfect. Also, I love the way Jay Z says Tisci in concert. It’s adorable.

2. Caroline Trentini in Dior, Karlie Kloss in Oscar de la Renta, & Raquel Zimmermann in McQueen- by Jamie Hawkesworth
This is the second shot in the 27 page spread. WHAT IF I TALK ABOUT ALL OF THEM? I will try to limit myself. But this shot looks like a shot from an early 90s Vogue, which is the Vogue baby Bo was first introduced to, so it’s where my heart lives. What a perfect trio of girls to create this iconic inspiration. Also I love when models cuddle. It’s adorable.

3. Raquel Zimmermann in Valentino by Tim Walker
This is a perfect trio of talent, all made for each other. I wish there was an entire spread of just Raquel with her renaissance look, wearing romantic Valentino, captured by Walker’s whimsical eye.

4. FKA Twigs in Prada by Inez & Vinoodh
If I saw this Prada outfit on anyone but Twigs I would have just drifted right over it, but she can literally wear anything and use her doll-beauty and magnificently contorting limbs to make anything work. I imagine Inez & Vinoodh were positively giddy to work with someone as strange and artistic and unique as themselves. This shot is positively iconic. I adore it.

5. Nicholas Hoult in Tom Ford by Theo Wenner
This picture would only be more perfect if Ford was in the shot with Nicholas. CAN YOU IMAGINE? I’M IMAGINING IT RIGHT NOW! I have such a thing for anything that combines the stars of A Single Man + Tom Ford. So any time Tom is Julianne Moore’s date to an event, or every time I see Colin Firth I think, “OUCH! MY HEART!” then “OOH! THAT’S HOT!” Nicholas + Tom is my favourite pairing though. It’s just so much throwback perfection. My heart, it aches.

A few additional notes: I love that Maggie Rizer is in a shot next to Karen Elson! KISS HER! Is that the Bjork All Is Full of Love robot in the Edie Campbell by Tim Walker shot? I’m going to imagine it is and it’s inviting Edie back to her Bjork love-pod. The Cara and Gigi and Adele portraits are gorgeous! Such lens piercing goodness! That last shot bums me out and makes me want to overdose on pictures of women to make up for having to look at it. But we accept all parts of those we love, and I love this editorial!

Gemma and Sasha are back in the Prada and Balenciaga Spring 2015 Campaigns

January 14th, 2015|Categories: Fashion Designers, Fashion Editorials, Fashion Models|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

As soon as we saw Gemma Ward return to the runway by opening the Prada Spring 2015 show, we knew that chances were good that she was going to be the face of the Spring ad campaign.  These beautiful pictures of her by Steven Meisel show that the camera still loves her face, that her long lithe lines arrange themselves gorgeously and that her gaze is still just as haunting.  Her doll faced mid 2000’s twin Sasha Pivovarova is also back in the campaign for Balenciaga.  Even though the label isn’t as strong as it was under the guidance of Nicolas Ghesquière, these are still ethereal photographs, with Sasha’s level gaze and gracefully arched body.

Gemma Ward, Ine Neefs and Julia Nobis by Steven Meisel for Prada Spring/Summer 2015 

Sasha Pivovarova by Steven Klein for Balenciaga Spring/Summer 2015

Lupita Nyong’o for Vogue by Mikael Jansson, July 2014

June 19th, 2014|Categories: Celebrity Editorials & Photo Shoots, Fashion Editorials|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In a very short time, the luminous and talented Lupita Nyong’o has become a fashion icon – dazzling the red carpet last winter in bright, bold, daring fashions as she gathered up most of the awards for her role in 12 Years a Slave. Now she’s a staple at fashion events, as well as the new face of Lancôme. In addition to her heartbreaking, breakthrough performance and her cool sense of style and confidence, she has also delighted film and fashion fans alike with her brightness and intelligence. Hamish Bowles interviews Lupita for the July issue of Vogue, and Mikael Jansson photographs Lupita in various locales in Marrakech as she effortlessly models pieces by powerhouse designers like Ricardo Tisci for Givenchy, Rodarte, and Proenza Schouler.