editorialesque » bianca balti for vogue germany

as blonde hair & white fashion pieces continue to dominate the world of high fashion, bianca balti goes platinum in representing rebellion for the pages of vogue germany. shot by victor demarchelier, balti is represented by IMG models & is greatly transformed for her hard edged editorial feature. shot on a darkened studio backdrop, balti is seen outfitted in leather jackets, mesh tanks, gold accessories, shades & smoking cigarettes. the entire spread, though a bit more subdued through concept, is effortlessly cool & im always super juiced to see bianca whenever i can. full lips, beautiful eyes, immaculate bone structure- i’ll take every opportunity to remind you, in the event that you forget; bianca balti is one of the baddest in the game.

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editorialesque » liu wen for vogue china

represented by marilyn model management, liu wen appears once more for the pages of vogue china. shot for the april issue by hans feurer & styled by anne christensen, it seems as though spring will be as overwhelmed with a single color, much like the fall was draped in black. as a leading chinese female of the current asian invasion in fashion, liu wen appears regularly for the pages of vogue china & is, for the most part, expected to appear in every issue, if not every cover. though i admire liu & applaud her historical, groundbreaking career path that is blazing trails for many others to follow, i will say that her constant appearances are becoming a bit redundant. ranking as fashion’s no. 10 female model, other asian females are waiting in the wings as liu opens the doors. the spread see here channels more of a 90’s inspiration, i feel. liu trades in her long black locks for a crisp bob & appears beachside in some of springs hottest whites. casual styling, fitting for the spring.

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editorialesque » britt maren in carte blanche

as vogue germany’s april cover girl, new model on the rise, britt maren appears flawless in her carte blanche editorial feature. on the runways of fall show season, maren debuted a new darker do, ultimately ditching her signature platinum blonde- a look which many have come to expect & love on her. shot by indlekofer & knoepfel, maren appears in powerful white pieces that were seen on the runways from the likes of calvin klein, celine, tom ford, ferragamo & versace. after noticing her on the runway, britt is one of my new favorite females in the game & whether blonde or brunette, she appears stunning both on the runway & photographically. very happy to see her land a solo cover this early on. britt is represented by women model management.

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rihanna for vogue


through the lens of annie lebovitz, urban pop superstar rihanna lands the march cover of american vogue for their annual shape issue. as one of the most successful artists in today’s industry, rihanna has blazed both magazine covers & the charts in her meteoric rise to becoming a style icon. beyond the realm of fashion, rihanna has demonstrated acts of leadership that millions across the globe have followed. in chopping her long hair & ditching her good girl image in 2007, the rest of the women of the world also took to the salons to get rihanna’s then signature asymetrical bob. that move solidified rihanna as a leader of style & her influence on women of all ages was made very clear. rihanna’s good girl gone bad image took the world by storm & birthed a new reputation for rihanna as she became a bigger star with her bouts of controversy, speculation & style. currently, rihanna has left the bob behind in ’07 & has been popularly rocking red. i love this cover & applaud american vogue for leading the way by putting musical artists on the cover. from sound to image, rihanna is a powerful entity in the world of music. as seen here for the march issue, the barbados born singer takes celebrity covers & editorial features to a new heights as we see her back bend & scrunch her face up throughout her feature. no doubt in my mind, rihanna is a star & once more she proves that. she has been embraced by the world of fashion & has paved the way for other strong women in music. her fearless approach & willingness to take risks on & off stage are what set her apart from many others within entertainment. in watching her perform of even on the red carpet, rihanna embodies confidence & a love for one self that is abundantly clear. channeling a bit of jessica rabbit with slight hints of ariel from the little mermaid, this is one issue you need to pick up. rihanna is currently on tour & has reportedly just wrapped a shoot for rolling stone. rihanna’s current album, LOUD is available in stores & on itunes. check rihannanow.com to find out when she will be coming to your city.

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video: behind the scenes with rihanna for vogue

editorialesque » diego fragoso for l’officiel hommes

after creating a noteable buzz when appearing on the runway for both givenchy & louis vuitton during spring show season in 2010, diego fragoso is beginning to enter the editorial circuit. shot here by milan vukmirovic for the l’officiel hommes, fragoso is of brazilian ethnicity & is represented by request models. for fall show season, fragoso was seen on the runway for D&G, dolce & gabbana, DSQUARED & givenchy. while tapping into a slight reference of a beauty spread, i love diego’s look. brazilian’s continue to enter in fashion & are still wildly successful in doing so, diego seems to be of that crop. after consistent runway bookings,  leading to editorial, fragoso’s givenchy alliance is an indication that campaign contracts aren’t far behind.

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