Tag: supermodel

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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editorialesque » natalia vodianova for vogue

represented by DNA models, natalia vodianova glows for the pages of vogue for the american publication’s september issue. through the lens of mert alas & marcus piggot, vodianova appears classically styled by grace coodington. a refined approach to modern edge, the spread takes on a 60’s & i cannot help but utter the name, ‘jackie o.’ when looking at this spread. mert + marcus prove, yet again, that they are a cut above the rest with this spread while it manages to tap into my love for all things classic. with two fall campaigns under her belt already this season, natalia can also be see alongside naomi campbell for givenchy & returns for the stella mccartney campaign; which she appeared for last fall.  

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abbey lee kershaw for vogue japan

represented by next models ny, abbey lee kershaw graces the july cover of vogue japan outfitted in dior. with heavy shadow & blonde locks, im on the fence about this cover; granted i’ve seen abbey kill it more beautifully than seen. with covers, i tend to lean towards more polish & it seems as though a combination of attempted edge & sophistication have failed to translate. with abbey’s blonde hair against the yellow, her blonde seems bland & the eyes over powering. granted that spring has been a major moment for yellow, concerning trend, the cover definitely grabs your attention. is it the best cover abbey has in her portfolio? not quite. but we’ll have to wait & see what else is in store inside; considering how incredible abbey’s numero cover was & how dissapointing the feature spread turned out to be, there really is no telling. im hoping that this issue isn’t as much of a false advertisment as naomi’s vogue japan cover for june, which resulted in no feature editorial. disrespectful.

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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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editorialesque » kate moss for vogue brazil

in a showstopper of an editorial, kate moss appears for this more than 30 page editorial spread for the may issue of vogue brazil. represented by IMG, the british supermodel appears through the lens of mario testino for his first brazilian vogue photography cover & spread ever. with methods of mixed media & a range of styles provided, kate becomes larger than life through sexy, bold styling & a ‘i dont give a fuck’ type of attitude. seemingly focused on golden tones, the cover & feature editorial fit perfectly, with the extensive spread acting as an extension of what was seen on the cover. as one of the industries most respected photographers, mario testino flexes some of his photography muscle this go ’round, pulling out all the stops for ms. moss. & if you thought this was major, this isn’t even the entire spread, an additional 25 pages have yet to surface.

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editorialesque » kate moss for vogue paris

represented by IMG models, may vogue paris cover girl appears boldly laced in a wide range of colors, metallics & fashion pieces for this inspiring palette of an editorial. styled by emmanuelle alt, kate is seen transcending space & time in some of spring most outstanding couture pieces. from irredescent pieces to loubotin’s signature red sole- every fashion mark is hit & precisely well. commercial beauty is much more in the lane of alt’s work & that is felt in every aspect of the magazine. though commercial, the styling is high end & our beloved supermodels are seen center stage. photographic credit to mert + marcus.

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