Tag: ashley smith

magazine antidote: the shoe issue

fashion publications have done just about every trick in the book to boost sales & to re-attract attention on a global scale. the concept of the cover series is not an uncommon one & magazine antidote comes back with their issue two with five times the vitality as their debut issue along with five female models who are sitting on top of fashion as well. namely the shoe issue, constance jablonski is seen in dior ankle boots, anne vyalistsina is seen in boots by giuseppe, sigrid agren appears in yves saint lauren’t chain detailed ankle boot, magdalena frackowiak is seen in knee-high gucci’s while ashley smith is seen in vuitton boots with hanne gaby odiele rocks louboutins while on crutches. with editing by EIC, yann weber, the covers set the perfect tone for the issue, which focuses on footwear through the lens of giampaolo sgura. as seen on each cover, each respective girl also stars in her own feature editorial as the issue reveals a versatile grouping of thoughtful & well executed spreads. i always love a good cover series & this cast of female models is undeniably great. kept clean against a white backdrop, well placed emphasis allows you to focus on the shoes. strong covers & solid cast.

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fall collections, new york: altuzarra

urban refinement is how i would describe the FW11 collection presented by joseph altuzarra. luxurious use of fur was seen on the collections coats as models walked the runway in sheer tops, larger than life parkas, argyle & satin gowns. interesting design was seen in the collections dresses, it was chaotic but still sexy- very interesting. a wide range of basic colors was used for the collection palette as shades of grey, brown, red, white, neutral & black were seen with a bit of gold undertones. equipped with a red statement lip & catlined eye daphne groenveld opened the show as karolina kurkova, karmen pedaru, arizona muse, joan smalls, toni garrn, jacquelyn jablonski, jourdan dunn, frida gustavsson, karlie kloss, magdalena frackowiak, hanne gaby odiele, fei fei sun, jac jagaciak, ashley smith, constance jablonski, liu wen, sigrid agren walked leading to kasia struss, who closed the show. a beautiful collection of daring design that allowed sophisticated pieces to become urbanized through styling.

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editorialesque » ashley smith gets royal for vogue russia

 

through the lens of sharif hamza, ashley smith appears editorially for vogue russia’s december issue. shot against an opulent backdrop with rich styling & sophisticated costumes, ashley shines like a queen to a throne.  represented by trump models, ashley has quickly built a presence in the world of high end editorial & fashion publication, appearing on the cover of luvre magazine & landing substantial editorial spots for numéro, russh, jalouse & dazed & confused. here she showcases even more versatility. i love the spread & am very impressed by the power seen in the styling details. a well rounded set of style & concept overall.

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editorialesque » ashley smith for vogue portugal


ashley smith appears editorially for the september issue of vogue portugal. shot by marcin tyszka, the spread is yet another style note taken from the 50’s era, a style direction taken by many publications for the month of september. with hair & make-up by miguel viana & cristina gomes, the spread makes me wonder- what is with fashion’s obsession with models with gaps in their teeth? with females like lara stone, georgia jagger & abbey lee kershaw taking over in fashion, is this the new beauty trend? that aside, i love the spread & especially love the shots where ashley appears closed mouthed. represented by trump models, it seems like smith is making a few waves lately. glad to see another face entering the high end editorial circuit. 

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editorialesque » ashley smith for harper’s bazaar uk


shot john akehurst, ashley smith appears tossled in fine jewelry for the pages of british harper’s bazaar. represented by trump models, ashley smith does an amazine job at balancing tasteful nudity & undone up-dos. styled by carmen borgonovo, the spread is a meticulously executed with the right amounts of understated appeal evenly distributed. the quality of the scan makes the images seem a bit more aged as well, which i find charming. lines a jewlery spread should blur are between accessories & beauty; her the overall look is more natural as to not drown out the pieces that were placed for presentation. my only negative take on this spread is the choice made to have ashley rock black nail polish. while much of the spread is seemingly undone, the black is far too harsh for a spread that has so many delicate beauty & style elements.

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