Lupita Nyong’O by Mert & Marcus for Vogue US, October 2015

September 23rd, 2015|Categories: Celebrity Editorials & Photo Shoots, Fashion Editorials, Fashion Photographers|Tags: , , , , |

Lupita is all things! She has a dancer’s grace, a Thespian’s gravitas, and other fancy words to describe her indescribable beauty. This is what I want to say when I look at Lupita: HOW? HOW, INDEED! She is a rare find, and we’re so lucky to have her, someone who can invoke emotion and a swoon through just an image, who also moves us in film. I think she’s the next Cate Blanchett, moving us with every presentation. Perfection.

These images, shot for the October issue of US Vogue, shot by Mert & Marcus, are stunning because Lupita is stunning, but also because she wears couture fashion effortlessly – she looks like she’s having fun and delighting in every piece. She’s fun to watch, and it’s obvious in this spread that the photographers had fun with the model. What an amazing shoot. I don’t want to look away.

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

‘Back In the Lime Light’ by Mert & Marcus for W, September 2015

August 5th, 2015|Categories: Fashion Editorials, Fashion Models, Fashion Photographers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This immense, intense, technicolor editorial in the September W magazine is like an ever lasting disco fever dream.  It’s what your imagination creates when you think of what it is that the beautiful people of the world do.  It’s models new and established, actresses, musicians, It Girls, boy toys and the gorgeous people who orbit them.  It’s like moments caught in a strobe light, brief flashes of sex, abandonment, beauty, lasciviousness, and the universal search for the best party ever.

Privacy Settings by Mert and Marcus for W, August 2015

June 30th, 2015|Categories: Erotica, Fashion Models, Fashion Photographers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Mert and Marcus give us some late 70’s inspired cheesecake in this very very delightful editorial.  It features models that are known for their va-va-voom-ness like Lara, Doutzen, Bella as well as some Victoria Secret stand by’s like Barbara and Rosie in some colourful, summer-ready lingerie pieces.

Vogue Italia, June 2015

June 17th, 2015|Categories: Fashion Editorials, Fashion Models, Fashion Photographers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

After 17 years, Steven Meisel is rumored to have broken off his partnership with Vogue Italia.  Though the details are sketchy at this point, one thing is definitely clear from the most recent issue – Vogue Italia is going in a new direction creatively.  Tapping some of fashion’s biggest photographers, this issue features the faces of the wave of Chinese models currently dominating magazines world wide.  My personal favorite of all these editorials is Fei Fei Sun by Mert and Marcus, which heavily features Givenchy’s jewelry.

Fei Fei Sun by Mert & Marcus; Xiao Wen Ju by Steven Klein; Yuan Bo Chao by Craig McDean; Jing Wen, Gia Tang & Fernanda Ly by Mario Sorrenti

Fei Fei Sun by Mert & Marcus

Anna Cleveland, Jing Ma, Tian Yi & Xiao Wen Ju by Steven Klein

Yuan Bo Chao & Natalie Westling by Craig McDean

Jing Wen, Gia Tang & Fernanda Ly by Mario Sorrenti