Tag: vogue japan

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 » luisa bianchin + yulia terentieva for vogue japan, beauty

a bold approach to cosmetics is seen for the september beauty supplement of vogue japan. luisa bianchin of DNA models appears alongside yulia terentieva of new york models for this stunning beauty set shot by raymond meier. styled by heathermary jackson, with hair & make-up by david von cannon & makky p., the spread combines classical style & innovative cosmetics beautifully. titled, ‘eye on the prize’- fresh new ideas of eye concentrated cosmetic application is seen & inspiringly captured. both luisa & yulla are still significantly under the radar in terms of model presence, though luisa has had noted editorial & campaign presence appearing for the likes of american vogue, dazed & confused & tush, as well as appearing for campaigns for topshop & charles david. as for yulia, she’s developed an editorial presence landing covers for russian elle, british elle & V magazine; as well as making a runway cameo for calvin klein’s resort 2012 show. while i would’ve liked to see more interaction between the two; the mod inspiration of the spread is executed sharply & creatively.

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editorialesque » saskia de brauw for vogue japan

through the lens of mikael janssen, model newcomer, saskia de brauw steps into the spotlight for the pages of vogue japan for their september issue. opulent glamour was the name of the game for george cortina, who styled the spread as stunning use of natural light, luxurious location & undeniable model presence is seen. represented by DNA & hailing from the netherlands- saskia has rapidly risen in the fashion ranks since she hit the scene in 2010. this fall, thus far, she’s already appeared for three major ad campaigns for moncler, DSQUARED & versace. appearing here, editorially, the female also graces the cover of numero for their september issue & will likely continue this upward high fashion climb through show season which is just weeks away from kick off. beautifully shot, excellently styled & powerfully poised- this is one of my spreads from september. in terms of career longevity, saskia fits the mold of the modern crop of supermodels who display versatility through greater forms of asthetic androgyny- the short hair, the defined bone structure- all of that is in high demand with high fashion houses & saskia is a shoe in.

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editorialesque » snejana onopka for vogue japan

classical chic is seen for the pages of vogue japan’s june issue, which sees snejana onopka through the lens of glen luchford. styled by anastasia barbieri, with hair & make-up by marc lopez & inge grognard; the spread is an inspiring set of black & white fashion pieces with incredible lighting. polished to perfection, there is something so beautiful about this ‘reluctant mistress’ spread. im leaning towards the fact that the combined elements of photography & style are fused incredibly well. there is such a strong message of sophistication, in the clothes that are pulled, in the way the make-up is applied, subtle & still a perfect accentuation. i live & love these forms of glamour that have been greatly represented here. i applaud all parties who contributed to the birth of this spread. inspired, tremendously by how sharp & chic this has been produced. represented by silent models, snejana hails from the ukraine & can be recognized from her recent vogue paris features & campaign spots with both etro & emillio pucci eyewear. obsessed with these aesthetics, for real.

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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 » anja rubik for vogue japan

represented by next models ny, anja rubik appears for the june issue of vogue japan. combined elements of punk & androgyny are seen meshed with bold use of color & edgy, almost undone forms of styling & grooming. rebellious & excessive- anja showcases true versatility in the spread outfitted in masculine pieces from spring collections by balenciaga, balmain & prada. from mesh tanks to heavily adorned jackets- the spread & vision of punk attitude is translated both clearly & beautifully. a standout collection of not only the season but in terms of direction, the balenciaga SS11 collection has remained one of the most outstanding for it’s hard edged approach of androgyn- largely the focus of this spread, the collection provides a stunning style foundation for what is seen here. photographic credit for this spread goes to josh olins, styling by sissy vian.

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editorialesque » color counts by vogue japan beauty

shot by ben hassett, vogue japan uses the basis of color for their june vogue beauty supplement. styled by patti wilson, with hair & make up by eugene souleiman & francelle; the spread sees jacquelyn jablonski morphing into different follicle formations through colorization done by colorist joshua wood. combining classic 60’s elements with a bit of punk rock edge- the spread allows bouts of contrast to pull a rather interesting end result. appearing alongside jablonski is hannah holman of elite, whom you’ve seen for the daisy eau so fresh marc jacobs fragrance campaign. represented by superme models, jacquelyn is one of the most visible faces in high fashion, having landed the fall cosmetic contract for givenchy as well as campaign bookings for max mara, tommy hilfiger & hermès. both appear beautifully for the spread dressed in prada, jean paul gaultier & jil sander.

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