Tag: george cortina

editorialesque » freja beha erichsen for vogue japan beauty

through the lens of alasdair mclellan, freja beha erichsen appears for the june issue of vogue japan, for the publication’s beauty supplement. styled by george cortina, the spread focuses on fashion pieces that  serve well in a beach setting. through make-up done by jeanine lobell, the spread focuses on more subdued elements of cosmetics as freja is seen with a soft pink lip & bronzed shadow. laurent philippon allowed the greater feel of ocean side chic as freja appropriately sports the wet look. overall, the spread is a good addition to freja’s portfolio. much like the post previous, freja is of the new school as well & represents high fashion’s obsession with the androgynous. represented by IMG & as a known favorite of karl lagerfeld, freja steadily remains on top in the fashion game. freja has also cast to appear for chanel’s FW12 campaign, which will debut soon.

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editorialesque » nicki minaj for v by inez + vinoodh

while some readers had complained about nicki being more subdued on the cover of V, for the publication’s discovery issue, it seems as though they allow nicki to transform in releasing a double cover. seen in prints, facepaint along with signature pink lipstick, minaj shines in what she describes as her most bad ass photoshoot yet. while her album continues to remain in the top 10 on both the billboard album chart as well as the R&B rap chart, the cover & wild editorial spread allow more of the public to ask themselves- “who is nicki minaj?”. a stunning performance by nicki seen here & im thrilled to see her becoming even more of a household name, even beyond the world of hip-hop. as an artist, nicki’s style has evolved greatly & though not completely expected, her style remains laced with some of the finest in high end footwear, womenswear & yes, multi-colored wigs.

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editorialesque » raquel zimmermann for vogue nippon


shot by mario sorrenti, raquel zimmermann of DNA model management appears editorially for the october issue of vogue nippon. styled by george cortina, the spread takes on subtle sexual undertones & texture editorially. ranking as fashion’s no. 13 female model icon,  raquel has appeared for the best of the best- here she has another stunning performance. from the fur to the lace, it’s all done very well. photographically, raquel is able to shine. great outdoor photographic set.

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editorialesque » malgosia bela for vogue nippon


shot by cedric buchet, malgosia bela appears for the july issue of vogue nippon. shot alongside statues in elegant gowns, bela shines like the accessories on her wrists, neck & ears. represented by next models ny, malgosia gives us a different variation of poses outside of her usual serious stare. i love the etherial feel & the sense of movement i get from the images; you can almost feel the clothes on your body. styling for this spread done by george cortina. of the top 20 female model icons in the industry, malgosia holds the no. 19 ranking.

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editorialesque » alla kostromichova for vogue nippon


represented by women model management, alla appears for the may issue of vogue nippon as the girl from atlantis. shot underwater by solve sundsbo, the spread is completely & astoundingly beautiful. the spread gives a visual interpretation of the whole mcqueen concept of ‘plato’s atlantis’ from his SS10 collection. while we see the finale piece in that collection, my biggest thought is- how in the hell did they get the clearance to shoot the pieces underwater; especially the mcqueen piece. nonetheless, the images are stunning & i applaud kostromichova’s model skills in still being able to photograph well- cause i cant even swim, let alone photograph underwater. doesn’t this remind you of those ridiculous ‘america’s next top model’ challenges that tyra creates for models? except on ANTM they’d add an overly dramatic twist, like you’d the models would be swimming with sharks during the shoot or something. though i feel that beauty can be seen, with the styling & the make-up as well, i feel like the images would’ve been even more dope if alla really pulled more from herself, with her posing the images could’ve been totally groundbreaking. its exciting that she’s in water & yes we see style staples of the spring season underwater, but look at image no. 9; more could’ve been done with that shot, especially underwater. overall, an inspiring concept & great visual delivery. styling for this spread by george cortina.

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editorialesque » jac gets fly for vogue nippon beauty

represented by IMG, jac jagaciak is one of the most fresh faced models in the game right now. you’ve seen her debut as an exclusive for calvin klein & seen her for the brands SS10 campaign. here she was shot editorially for the beauty supplement of vogue nippon’s may issue. shot by solve sundsbo, jac was made up by val garland & styled by george cortina. editorial evidence proven, jac is new but just as seasoned as the females at the top in the modeling game. this spread combines elegance & refinement with fashion forward elements & sheer style. i live & love spreads like this; the cleanliness of it all; the birds, the styling & jac’s immaculate features- these are the hardcore forms of beauty that i respond to. jac is one of my standout favorites in modeling right now. this spread is ill as fuck & completely dope.

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editorialesque » liya kebede for italian vogue

liya kebed was shot editorially for the march issue of italian vogue on a fire escape. i love the editorial edge & the fushion of industrial to high end fashion. represented by IMG model management, liya was shot by mario sorrenti for the spread & the black & white images are amazing. while the spread is more artistic than it is fashion focused, i like the angles & concept behind the spread. liya is also featured as the SS10 face of kenzo. as one of the top female model icons of color, liya kebede is a name you should know & a face to recognize. big hair, top model- fuxwidit.

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