Tag: vogue italia

editorialesque » karolina kurkova for vogue italia

represented by IMG models, karolina kurkova appears more subdued for the pages of vogue italia. photographically interpreted by steven klein, the spread focuses on the bold contrast of black & white as kurkova appears decked in all black with a black lip to match. appropriately titled, “black”, i love that the spread took an unexpected direction. most times, im expecting unending forms of glamour, over the top styling & an extreme representation of beauty- so it is nice to switch things up & play things down in opposition. discovered by miuccia prada, kurkova continues to thrive in her ranks as a supermodel icon thanks to her consistent track record & non-stop bookings. a bit of 90’s grunge felt here as well.

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editorialesque » yasmin warsame for italian vogue


through the lens of miles aldridge, yasmin warsame appears for the april issue of italian vogue decked in evening wear & looking chic as ever. styled by patti wilson, color was a headlining element throughout the set as yasmine elevates the levels of sophistication felt through each image, for each look. wether drenched in blue dyed bath water in a royal blue gown or crawling in zebra print- i always feel like the fashion industry could use more of yasmin. i first discovered her in italian vogue’s black issue in 2008- im always incredibly impressed by how refined & exotic her beauty is. her career began in 2000, when she was booking gigs to do catalog work for sears, shortly after she made her runway debut during the fall of 2002, walking for balmain, ungaro & valentino. during 2008, she was requested by steven meisel & shot the black issue, which seen her appearing alongside sessilee lopez, jourdan dunn & naomi campbell. warsame has continued to work doing catalog work & has even become a judge on canada’s next top model. represented by IMG paris, yasmin has become a contracted face for l’oreal & im hoping that this will allow her to gain more visibility. as demonstrated here, yasmin posseses the photographic presence expected of top models in fashion. i love this series of images- from set to style, it’s all stunning.  

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candice swanepoel for vogue italia

it’s an attack of the angels during the first quarter of the new year as candice swanepoel of IMG lands the february issue of italian vogue. shot by steven meisel, it seems as though an intent to reintroduce the supermodel era is underway as adriana lima appears for vogue brazil, rosie huntington-whiteley appears for vogue uk & here we see candice for italia. the cover capitalizes on classically commercial beauty we seen through model forces like cindy crawford & linda evangelista while doing so beautifully. hailing from south africa, candice is a breakout star of the new crop of victoria’s secret angel. we all know that being photographed by steven meisel certifies your spot as the next big star in the world of modeling. candice got next.

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editorialesque » a girl of singular beauty by paolo roversi, archived

photographers are among one of the most important elements in fashion. they create & comprehensively aide designers & models to create paths to successful & fruitful careers. the power of image is truly astounding & ultimately, the right image can either make or break you, not just in fashion, but in every industry. image is everything in today’s modern society. while fashion is an industry built on forecasting of the future; the influence of an image is powerful enough to stop time & few photographers understand the importance of capturing a piece of what could last forever. paolo roversi is one of those photographers. with images that consistently produce poetic & romantic differentiality from the rest, roversi’s extensive fashion photography portfolio & work with fashion publications, like vogue, have earned him a spot as one of the greatest living fashion photographers of this century, in my opinion. often times in fashion, we become so obsessed with progression & change- evolution; something familiar becomes that much more valuable. with a distinct style all his own, regardless of which garments are shot- roversi’s images appear unmarked by time. an archived editorial spread, originally printed for the 2004 vogue italia september supplement, is evidence of roversi’s timeless visual signature. titled, a girl of singular beauty, the spread was styled by industry heavyweight, edward enninful as we see natalia vodianova of IMG serving as the girl, with singular beauty. collectively & one by one, each shot is powerful & has an inspiring amount of intrigue. the texture, the gowns- everything is beyond chic & indescribably beautiful. i love the ability we have to look back. it’s important to understand where we’ve been, to appreciate where we are.

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video: the power of glamour by steven meisel for italian vogue


shot by steven meisel, freja beha erichsen appears alongside model superstar in the making, arizona muse for the cover of italian vogue’s january issue. represented by IMG, freja is a regular to the italian vogue editorial circuit & arizona stand strong right by her side. beautifully styled by karl templer, the spread focuses on vintage, classical glamour by way of chanel. made to look like a fitting at a couture house, the spread adds an element of unexpected beauty. represented by next models ny, arizona muse is the talk of the town. after a monstrous runway debut, she booked the spring YSL campaign & has now appeared for this cover. in fashion, you become a star through the lens of steven meisel & arizona got next.

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editorialesque » gisele for italian vogue

represented by IMG, gisele bünchen appears in her featured editorial for the december issue of italian vogue. through the lens of steven meisel, we see gisele draped in an assortment of rubber in a bit of an unseen way. gisele is seemingly more relaxed & playful during the course of this image series & almost deconstructs the beauty that she is more commonly known for. shot entirely in black & white in a studio, i admire the oppostition of commercialized beauty; it allows us to see another dimension of gisele & also allows our preception of fashion to be tested. gisele closes the year with her italian vogue feature & has already begun booking covers for the top of 2011 appearing for vogue nippon. gisele defies the test of time, season after season & continues to slay in a number of ways; i doubt anyone will ever be able to surpass gisele.

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