OBJECTIFY MEN: Brad Pitt for V Magazine #98 by Inez & Vinoodh, Winter 2015-16

October 28th, 2015|Categories: Celebrity Editorials & Photo Shoots, OBJECTIFY MEN|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Not only is this perfect editorial of Dad Pitt full of really great Brad puns (BORN TO BE BRAD! BRAD ROMANCE!) but it’s also fucking fantastic! Look at that hair! I want to run my fingers through it while the Bradster and I listen to Angie practice her Oscar acceptance speech. Look at that mouth! I want to shove my whole hand in it to show him how much I care! Is it even legal for two people with such perfect lips to couple? DID MR AND MRS SMITH-JOLIE-PITT BREAK A LAW WITH THEIR SENSUAL MOUTHS? Those aviators make me want to watch Top Gun and Interview with the Vampire at the same time while doing a spell. The topless pictures make me want to go back in time to when my cousin showed me her Mom’s hidden issues of Playgirl & I exclaimed, “DISGUSTING! I’M GOING HOME TO LOOK AT MY DAD’S PLAYBOYS!” and apologize to all the men that inspired Brad to look this 1970s sensitive yet sinister chic. Also, TELL US ABOUT YOUR TATTOOS BRAD!

Cate Blanchett by Karim Sadli for T Style Magazine, Fall 2015

August 26th, 2015|Categories: Celebrity Editorials & Photo Shoots, Fashion Editorials, Fashion Models|Tags: , , , , , , , |

I watch the Carol trailer every day to give me strength to carry on. It’s a masterpiece! Cate & Rooney look like they stepped directly out of a 1950s gay dream. Of course Todd Haynes is going to deliver us 1950s dreamy gay perfection. If you haven’t watched the trailer yet, before you read another word, go! Treat yourself! While you’re at it, go read the 1952 novel “The Price of Salt” by Patricia Highsmith (who also wrote The Talented Mister Ripley series) & treat yourself to even more gay beauty! Stop reading my stupid words! Read an entire book & get back to me!

There! Wasn’t it beautiful? Now we can continue. Cate Blanchett delivers some retro dame portrait realness in this small but stunning story for the T Style Magazine by Karim Sadli. The issue also features a fantastic shoot by the enchanting (and adorably named) Binx Walton by Glen Luchford. Bless us this season for two amazing Luchford editorials! (this and the Natalie Westling shoot from the Vogue Paris). Edie Campbell also stars as a fashion ghost in the misty countryside in a perfectly spooky shoot by Inez & Vinoodh. Autumn is the best! Fuck you summer!

Cate Blanchett by Karim Sadli for T Style Magazine, Fall 2015

Binx Walton by Glen Luchford for T Style Magazine, Fall 2015

Edie Campbell by Inez & Vinoodh for T Style Magazine, Fall 2015

Vogue Paris, September 2015

August 25th, 2015|Categories: Fashion Editorials, Fashion Models, Fashion Photographers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Like the UK Vogue, the September Issue of Vogue Paris is strong, but not especially memorable. Nastha Poly & Lily Aldridge deliver a fierce Furiosa cover editorial by Mert & Marcus. Ruth Bell and David Sims work together on a bold nature shoot (I love Ruth’s shorn head, also Furiosa!). The absolutely enchanting Natalie Westling poses for a favourite autumnal photographer Glen Luchford and bewitches us with her strawberry curls. Finally, Raquel Zimmermann, who has been slaying every shoot she stars in this season, is a delight in a cheeky shoot by Inez & Vinoodh. So again, nothing that made me clutch my chest and gasp, but certainly nothing dull, and absolutely full of power.

Natasha Poly & Lily Aldridge by Mert & Marcus for Vogue Paris, September 2015

Ruth Bell by David Sims for Vogue Paris, September 2015

Natalie Westling by Glen Luchford for Vogue Paris, September 2015

Raquel Zimmermann by Inez & Vinoodh for Vogue Paris, September 2015

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!

Natalie Westling by Inez and Vinoodh for W, September 2015

August 13th, 2015|Categories: Fashion Editorials, Fashion Models, Fashion Photographers|Tags: , , , , |

I love this kooky macabre Goth by the Sea shoot for the September issue of W by Inez & Vinoodh. Natalie Westling is the perfect model for this theme – she embraces her unique beauty, looking like a modern day Anne of Green Gables, dreaming up strange magical worlds.