Tag: brazilian female model

isabeli fontana for vogue paris

through the commerciallly pure styling vision of emmanuelle alt, editor in chief of french vogue, isabeli fontana appears for the publication’s june cover. shot by mert + marcus, bronzed skin & vivid color take the stage as isabeli appears stunning looking something like linda evangelista. while the cover shot & editorial feature have been compared to photographic work by steven meisel, i love & can clearly distinguish which work is under the direction of alt. in the fashion publication game, the editors, especially the editors in chief, have this unbreakable reign once put into position & french vogue has an incredibly interesting timeline as of late concerning this heirarchy. emmanuelle alt, once the fashion editor at french vogue, you may remember as taking her place as chief february of this year. after replacing the void left from carine roitfeld, roitfeld herself has addressed the issue & revealed some interesting rumors in a recent interview had with the financial times. roitfeld broke new ground as the head of french vogue, allowing transgendered models the platform for fashion fame & used excessive nudity in tandem with jaw dropping, high-end glamour. for this roitfeld says that xavier romatet, heavy-hitting president of condé nast france, “didn’t like” her use of experimentation at the magazine. granted roitfeld has moved on, announcing projects with barney’s new york, what i respect about roitfeld is her approach to fashion as art. throughout the interview, roitfeld had discussed everything from her ex-friend editor in chief to mcqueen to galliano- the one thing that seemed to be a recurring theme was the concept of ‘artistry’. this approach resonates greatly with me & mirrors my own approach & for that i will always respect carine roitfeld. granted, my respect for roitfeld doesn’t effect the love i have for the commercial polish alt has broughten to the table- it’s just a different vision. noticeably, the re-introduction of french vogue has been seen under the direction of alt & through beautiful execution, this cover demonstrates that with fervor. all in all, the cover is stunning & with time things change. from french seduction to commercialized beauty at the end of the day the fashion industry has been built to sell fantasies of beauty; products both alt & roitfeld have sold incredibly well. i can easily separate the vision of both & for that, im inspired.

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editorialesque » raquel zimmermann for vogue paris

through the lens of david sims, raquel zimmerman  of DNA appears darkly chic for the pages of vogue paris, for the publication’s june issue. styled in all black by beat bollinger, i love how movement was captured & am tremendously inspired by the use of both black & white, as well as colored photography. as one of my favorite editorial female models, raquel has mastered the art of modeling from a super extension. while some of the pieces throughout the editorial are much more minimal, stylistically, movement of the clothes & how it’s captured on film are what make this spread special. the studio backdrop seemingly compliments the simplicity of the clothes as raquel demonstrates true model versatility, transforming from one frame to the next, one page to the next. incredible styling & beautifully executed, this is editorial i love to see.  

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aline weber for numéro tokyo

through the lens of sebastian kim, aline weber appears for the june cover of numéro tokyo. represented by next models ny, weber made her runway debut back in 2005 at new york fashion week; where she walked for tommy hilfiger & jenni kayne. as a top model, aline is represented internationally by a number of agencies & continues to book campaigns, cover & editorials in her climb to the top. born in brazil, aline is one of the most versatile females in the game & im super juiced to see what else is in store for her feature editorial. while i could use a bit of text reconfiguration for the, ‘we love japan’ – numéro tokyo remains atop my list of favorite editorial publications. consistent with bookings throughout the year- aline has recently made an agency jump going from women model management to next models ny. now with agency mates with karlie kloss & arizona muse, next models ny has more than demonstrated their apt ability to make stars out of their girls- which is that much more exciting for an established chick like aline. seductive signature bone structure & all, aline is a star on the rise.

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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 » 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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editorialesque » lais ribeiro for vogue españa

through the lens of victor demarchelier, exotic beauty, lais ribeiro appears editorially for the pages of vogue españa. represented by women model management, lais hails from brazil & is one of my favorite new female faces in fashion. seen in some of springs most innovative, seductive & alluring pieces- lais sets out to further make her mark in the high end editorial circuit. im always so juiced to see models who are able to slay fashion while balancing motherhood & lais is yet another one of those females. though still a fresh face on the scene at 20 years old; lais is set to embark upon a lengthy & fruitful career as her natural beauty & enticing features attract audiences in fashion & beyond. debuting on the catwalk during the FW10 season, if you’re not aware of lais, you’re slipping. as demonstrated here, lais has what it takes to set the game on fire.

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