editorialesque » arlenis sosa + gracie carvalho for vogue españa

styled by barbara baumel, through the lens of david vasiljevic- arlenis sosa & gracie carvalho blaze the pages of vogue españa for the month of may. represented by marilyn management, arlenis sosa is a veteran in the fashion game & has had noted success since she was signed to her agency, on the spot, in 2008. rapidly, sosa began to book jobs & was featured alongside naomi campbell & sessilee lopez for the historic all black issue of italian vogue that same year. her extensive campaign work with lancome has afforded her the opportunity for global exposure & now she appears alongside brazilian beauty, gracie carvalho. also represented by marilyn management, carvalho signed to marilyn in 2008 after initially signing with way model management in 2007. making her editorial debut, carvalho first appeared in the pages of both brazilian vogue & brazilian elle for their september issues in 2008. steadily booking campaigns for the likes of DKNY & booking the best runway shows each season, gracie is another female to watch out for. both appear stunningly for the beachside spread accessorized by male models & animal printed designs by blumarine. flowered leis, bold colors & beautiful brown skin are splashed across this tropical spread & it is both stylistically & ethnically magical.  love this spread, entirely.

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editorialesque » karolina kurkova for vogue italia

represented by IMG models, karolina kurkova appears more subdued for the pages of vogue italia. photographically interpreted by steven klein, the spread focuses on the bold contrast of black & white as kurkova appears decked in all black with a black lip to match. appropriately titled, “black”, i love that the spread took an unexpected direction. most times, im expecting unending forms of glamour, over the top styling & an extreme representation of beauty- so it is nice to switch things up & play things down in opposition. discovered by miuccia prada, kurkova continues to thrive in her ranks as a supermodel icon thanks to her consistent track record & non-stop bookings. a bit of 90’s grunge felt here as well.

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editorialesque » isabeli fontana for vogue españa

shot by greg kadel for the may issue of vogue españa, isabeli fontana appears flawlessly for her feature editorial. as a visual extension of what what provided as a glimpse for the publication’s cover, fontana evokes romantic & earthy qualities; allowing natural poise & photographic performance to come through organically. clad in cavalli, pucci & chanel- the spread takes a greater focus on embroidered details, floral accents & feminine qualitites as the images translate a feel of bohemian poetry, visually. there is a funny line that fashion photography crosses- it’s a line that is crossed by varied publications, internationally. here, i appreciate & am greatly inspired by what was created visually. accented fittingly by some of the spring collections, trends pulsate with spreads like this & in these moments images become art. largely contributing to the artistic value of that transition is isabeli; represented by women model management, fontana is one of my favorites in fashion.

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editorialesque » gisele bündchen by numéro tokyo

transformed for the pages of  numéro tokyo, brazilian model icon, gisele bündchen appears for the publication’s may issue, packed with prada pieces & wigs. playfully chic, gisele appears more camp than ever in this over the top editorial which sees her tapping into an unusually more transformative sense of self. from black curls to a blonde bob, gisele adds another notch of versatility to her belt while decked in marc jacobs, balenciaga & tom ford. platformed sneakers sent shock waves through the fashion industry & just about every magazine has photographed the prada spring collection with enthusiasm. i love that the spread allows another side of gisele to be see; though not her typical supermodel self, the spread is unexpected & thoughtfully executed. the simplified backdrop perfectly balances the outrageous styling. photographic credit to nino muñoz.

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