Tag: IMG models

gisele bündchen for british vogue

through the lens of mario testino, gisele appears boldly in metallic for the cover of british vogue’s december issue. represented by IMG models, gisele has often been referred to as the last supermodel. what is so interesting to me is the term, ‘supermodel’. im not interested in it’s meaning because to me it’s simple- complete, total & unavoidable domination. that’s what a true supermodel is & she embodies that. while there are a number of female models, in my opinion, who fit the bill of super whether concerning bookings, runway presence or vitality through consistent performance, gisele exceeds all of that in our modern industry. gisele has single handedly refocused model presence in brazil & continues to dominate above & beyond the realm of fashion as a true celebrity. much like cindy crawford, naomi campbell or linda evangelista- gisele’s star power in fashion glaringly appears in the new stands & shines in the face of individuals who don’t know fashion in any capacity. the fact that her beauty, presence & image have burned through the confines of fashion is what makes her a superstar & for that, this cover is deserved. those legs, that body, those muthafuckn cheek bones & let’s not discuss her walk.

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lara stone for vogue japan

represented by IMG models, lara stone appears for the november cover of vogue japan. plastered on the cover behind the words, ‘dress to impress’ – lara’s frame is gripped by givenchy as a bold lip & sleek hair deliver a fashion image worthy of worship. ranking as fashion’s no. 1 female model in fashion, lara is of dutch/english heritage & was discovered in paris at the age of 12. consistently, each season, lara continues to dominate all aspects of high fashion including runway, high end editorial & is a vital force with fashion ad campaigns. as we approach this years end, it seems as though lara is unstoppable & her rank is written in, yes, stone. love this cover, as it is a complete contrast to her feature editorial.

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lara stone for vogue paris

one of the most interesting fashion publications to watch, currently, is french vogue. not just for the french association but for the changes that are still very fresh at this mid-way point of the year. under the direction of emmanuelle alt, a resurgence of supermodels has graced the cover & a much more polished direction is seen. from 2001-january 2011, under the direction of carine roitfeld, vogue paris has become synonymous for groundbreaking visuals & parisienne seduction- it’s been about sexual energy & tested limitations. but all that has changed & over time, i like what is seen. while i still did love french vogue the roitfeld way; i very much respect this reestablishment of commercialized glamour that alt has brought back to the forefront. im sure that over time this polish & demure nature will grow old & weary but for the most part, it’s new & fresh for french vogue. shot for the august cover, lara stone appears through the lens of inez + vinoodh in this vintage inspired, salue the troops styled cover shot. much like moss for british vogue, lara stone has become a french vogue cover girl fave in recent years & here she returns to defend her title. considering that this is the august cover & september is looming around the corner; im betting that lara won’t snag two vogue paris covers for two consecutive months so im definitely wondering who’ll be the next chick.

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kate moss for british vogue

as i search for ways to represent this new form of content on the site, i realize that some aspects cannot be presented in a better format than already presented. that aspect of course is fashion publication & editorial analysis- the size of the images & the context in which i discuss these aspects of high end fashion will remain unchanged in this new phase of reconstruction. shot for the august cover of british vogue, the ultimate british supermodel, kate moss graces the publications cover. one thing that should be clearly understood is the method in which models are selected for covers. while american publications select actresses when they have corresponding film projects, it’s always interesting to see how models are selected for international publications. kate moss, who recently wed, made headlines for wearing a john galliano gown on her wedding day. kate is no new favorite of british vogue & has graced the cover, probably more times than any model in the industry. shot by mario testino, with styling by lucinda chambers, kate appears a bit off in my opinion. while better covers have been seen before, im not sure if it’s a combination of the retouch, the make-up or the way kate was photographed but i definitely expected more. overall, kate is an expected choice for the british mag & im hoping that other british females will land solo covers soon. if i may suggest, i would love to see a solo jourdan dunn cover in the very near future. perhaps for september.

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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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erin wasson for vogue españa

shot by alexi lubomirski, styled by belén antolín, erin wasson appears beautifully for the june cover of vogue españa. within the issue, wasson is seen starring alongside andres velencoso sgura for her sixteen page spread which also contains a nude shot. thoughtfully exotic, wasson looks flawless & the covers creative elements provide the perfect contrast for that españa feel. represented by IMG, wasson is a standout on the model scene for her personal style; occasional gigs as designer & even stylist have added to wasson’s appeal all while she continues to book covers, campaigns & editorial features. born in the U.S.A., you might also recognize erin as one of three contracted faces for maybelline cosmetics.

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