Tag: nicoletta santoro


IMAGE ANALYSIS: i thought to myself the other day, why is flesh tone considered the tone of flesh? everyone’s flesh is not that tone. i had this conversation just yesterday & then seen this spread for the june issue of chinese vogue. styled by nicoletta santoro & captured through the lens of sølve sundsbø- the spread embodies everything associated with summer. appearing beautiful as ever is doutzen kroes, whom i have always refered to as a real life barbie. considering the constant issue of race, which remains a mainstay in the discussion of fashion for us ethnic & of color, i thought about how color is represented. there is this constant tug & pull with what is considered beautiful. this spread captures the beauty of golden skin in high constrast, which i am more naturally drawn to. in my observations of editorial through the years; the use of light vs. dark is one of intense interest for me. the work of sølve sundsbø in particular is heavily based upon exaggeration of color- it’s enhanced, it’s beautiful. it’s bold, it represents an energy of visual attraction that is completely undeniable. it’s modern. combined with doutzen’s photographic presence & a little bit of johnson & johnson’s baby oil? the spread is flawless. when seeking editorial content to discuss, there is an element of beauty that has to be, in some ways, exaggerated or enhanced for me. i don’t want remedial, i want extreme- whether subtle or an overextension to the point where it’s almost too much. it’s these extremes that push the boundaries of what epitomizes photography; which in turn redefines this art form.

doutzen is one of my favorite models for her classic beauty. i always love seeing mothers come back into the fashion spotlight & straight murder it. i have this natural attraction to women who defy odds, who surprise you. in the past few years doutzen has been noticeably more commercial & understandably considering her type of beauty. i feel as though commercial model is what we can expect, high fashion & more specifically editorial is where experimentation lives- it’s in these forms of visualizing fashion that stars are made. there is a greater demand to perform, there is a greater need for the photographer to execute. obsessed with this spread, especially with summer solstice rapidly approaching. i praise this spread for it’s reflection of exaggerated beauty. as a child, it was my goal every summer to get as brown as i could. now being aware of the harm UV rays can cause im a bit more cautious but i have always thought it to be interesting the debate of light skin vs. dark skin. aside from it being a personal preference for most, it seems as though once gets more focus in the mainstream. this golden brown, darkened skin tone is the type of beauty i gravitate to, but not the only form of beauty i can identify. hands up for sundsbø, with this spread you killed it.

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editorialesque » raquel zimmermann for vogue china

styled by nicolette santoro, raquel zimmermann of DNA models appears stunningly through the lens of willy vanderperre for the august issue of vogue china. in discussing the level of consistency shown with vogue china, this spread is a prime example of that. when reviewing editorial i look for quality of grooming, cohesion of theme & model casting. photographic talent is a given, because that ultimately makes or breaks a photographic spread. i love the work of willy vanderperre & always admire his showcase of darker elements of glamour through polished direction. a strong fusion of classical & progressive design aspects, python is a large trend for the fall & here it is beautifully photographed. as rebellious & modern as the styling pieces are- i love how strict raquel appears. the balance of classic & modern is done perfectly- it’s all very inspiring.

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editorialesque » karlie kloss for vogue china

represented by next models ny, karlie kloss appears editorially for the pages of vogue china. shot by patrick demarchelier for the may issue, kloss serves as a living mannequin in mid-motion slapped with some of spring greatest graphic printed pieces. puzzled houndstooth from balenciaga & those irresistable stripes from prada- kloss is seen channeling a bit of masculine style edge in a black bobbed wig throughout the spread, which appears lively as ever despite it’s being on a greyed studio backdrop. with styling by nicoletta santoro, i love the concept of presenting graphics & noticed much of this trend on the runway. ranking as fashion’s no. 4 female model, kloss is one of the youngest & best models in the game.

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editorialesque » all black everything via vogue china

what yo’ name iz? tao okamoto, liu wen, shu pei, ming xi, sun feifei

tao & ming of ford models join editorial forces with liu of marilyn management & sun of women models, for the september issue of vogue china. shot by peter lindbergh, with styling by nicoletta santoro, the black on black spread focuses on fall’s deep, dark palette while representing the industries top asian female models. one large factor to consider when photographing black garments is lighting; here, largely due to the fact that the images are shot outdoors, the details of the clothes are almost drowned by how powerfully black the styling is. as a clear projection of spotlighting each of these females, i love the cast above all. the seaside edit is thought provoking enough to pull you in but lacks creative styling elements.

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editorialesque » liu wen for vogue china

appearing classically beautiful, liu wen gets editorialesque through the lens of paolo roversi. appearing for vogue china’s september issue, liu is outfitted in prim & proper attire, becoming yet another charmingly sophisticated muse of roversi in the spread. the strength of the textured backdrop fairs well in accordance with the soft & whimsical styling. the beauty of the spread is enhanced through roversi’s creative vision; which i respect immensely. liu is represented by marilyn management. a poetic show of photography, styling & photographic poise. stunningly dope- the muted tones & saturation. incredible.

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editorialesque » karlie kloss for vogue china

represented by next models ny, karlie kloss lands the august cover of chinese vogue & appears for the issue main feature editorial. shot by peter lindbergh, the spread is shot in a garden setting & kloss further capitalizes on her girl next door appeal. as kloss continues to flourish with popularity in commercial markets & high end fashion all the same- she continues to spread like an epidemic in, around & outside of the fashion realm. while the cover of this issue featuring kloss doesnt provide much visually, the feature editorial makes up for it. classic styling, romantic setting & amazing all around. styling by nicoletta santoro.

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editorialesque » georgia may jagger for vogue china

represented by TESS models, london georgia may jagger appers for the july issue of vogue china. set against a textured backdrop; i am really in love with everything about this spread. from the set to the styling, its all done exactly right. though i do find slight annoyance is constantly seeing jagger photography with her mouth open- the amazing aspects of the spread outshine that. the stone wall, the books, the undone hair- its all very effortless & contains a slight academic edge. very happy for georgia & all her recent high fashion success. imagse shot by max vadukul, with styling credit to nicoletta santoro.

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