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

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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!

Liya Kedebe by David Sims and Raquel Zimmermann by Mikael Jansson for Vogue US, September 2015

August 18th, 2015|Categories: Fashion Editorials, Fashion Models, Fashion Photographers|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The September Issue of the US Vogue is pretty good this year. Two shoots stand out as classic Vogue with a fun twist – one of the darling Liya Kebede by David Sims in a studio fashion shoot with a whole lotta jumping and spinning that is usually reserved for Meisel and Caroline Trentini. Way to branch out Vogue! Raquel Zimmermann stars in a spectacularly autumnal shoot by Mikael Jansson, something I’ve seen done many times before by Mert and Marcus, but this fairytale lost girl in the wood theme feels moodier, smokier, spookier, like Mert and Marcus and Tim Walker had a baby and named it Mikael Jansson, which is something I think could conceivably happen. Zimmermann’s Rapunzel tendrils and haunting gaze contribute beautifully to this story. And the coats! I miss coats, you guys. I don’t miss winter yet, but I sure do love a smart jacket.

Liya Kebede by David Sims for Vogue US, September 2015

Raquel Zimmermann by Mikael Jansson for Vogue US, September 2015

Speaking of Caroline Trentini! Here’s a perfectly whimsical romantic shot of Caroline by Patrick Demarchelier for the September Issue. So dreamy!

Beyoncé by Mario Testino for Vogue US, September 2015

August 13th, 2015|Categories: Celebrity Editorials & Photo Shoots, Fashion Editorials, Fashion Photographers|Tags: , , , , , |

Known King Beyoncé is the cover star of this year’s September Issue of Vogue. THAT’S GOOD!
There are only 4 pictures inside and only one is truly magnificent. THAT’S BAD!
One of the shots inside is making me want to shove everything off my altar & start anew with that photo as future inspiration for all my life decisions. THAT’S GOOD!
The cover isn’t great because Mario Testino shoots don’t spark any more and all his spreads are always photoshopped until all the life is removed from the image and then just one step further so something creepy happens, like a hand goes missing or no shadows exist. I mean, Bey still looks stunning, and the layout is great, but it’s still over-processed, and why would you over-process a Queen? THAT’S SOMETHING.
I lost the bit.
In conclusion! Beyoncé is on the cover of the Vogue! September Issues of Vogue will be traded as currency after the zombie apocalypse! Go buy 4 copies, make Yoncé proud!

Fifty Models by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia, September 2014

October 10th, 2014|Categories: Fashion Editorials, Fashion Models, Fashion Photographers|Tags: , , , |

The September issue of Vogue Italia blasted every other amazing model-featured cover and editorial of every September issue this year by featuring an epic selection of 50 models for its cover. Shot by Steven Meisel, the cover and editorial celebrates so many models in such a stark, simple way that words fail me. All I can do is look, and gasp, and admire all that beauty gathered together in one space.