Tag: vogue nippon

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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naomi campbell for vogue japan

shot by inez + vinoodh, naomi campbell graces the june cover of vogue japan in gucci. labeled, ‘life force’ it seems as though a full force resurgence of supermodel icons is on the rise. represented by IMG, under special bookings- i lose my shit for a naomi campbell cover & this instance is no different. naomi represents this timeless appeal, this superhuman race of ultra-glamour that has fed my passion for fashion & my obsession with beauty. to see naomi still booking covers, this far into her lifetime of a career span is truly an inspiration. with campbell appearing on the runway for the FW11 louis vuitton show, when i see that naomi is out here shooting covers & shit, i immediately start to scan the vicinity for linda evangelista & christy turlington. each female model of the 90’s trinity is still, undeniably beautiful & could easily book a job on top of these other new chicks in the game. though i love my new girls, nothing tops the supermodels & when i say supermodels, you know i mean supermodels. so large a presence that it can’t be ignored, such definitive beauty that it can’t be described- i am living & fucking twirling for naomi campbell & am dying to get my hands on this issue, just off the cover. that power, that irresistable need to own the magazine because of naomi is what makes her & other females of her time, supermodels. there is no other & will never be another naomi campbell in this life. i cannot wait to see naomi’s feature editorial; my heart is going to implode.

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editorialesque » kate moss for vogue japan

british supermodel icon, kate moss appears editorially for the may issue of vogue japan. styled by george cortina, with hair & make-up by paul hanlon & charlotte tibury, kate appears sophisticated in spring couture that is photographed with a mysterious edge. shot by mert & marcus, the evolution of kate moss is one interesting complexities & unexpected turns. kate moss ushered in a new generation of supermodels during the grunge era, which resulted in a modeling shift. standards became adjusted & desired looks dipped from commercial & jaw dropping beauty to ultra-thin, waif models that were looked at as transformative figures rather than individuals with natural beauty. i had the chance to see a biographical documentary on kate moss which addressed her rise to fame & time-lined how massive her influence has spread through the fashion industry since her debut on the scene in the 90’s. notorious for measuring up under industry standards standing five feet, seven inches; kate is one of few females that has been able to surpass barriers put in place by the fashion industry. one of those barriers in modeling is an expiration date, for many years it was expected that past a certain age, models should look into ‘career alternatives’ & are often times encouraged to consider, ‘life after modeling’. kate moss has spun her image into a successful presence in fashion through design work with top shop & has even designed handbags for longchamp. still a star in today’s competitive industry, kate continues to land covers, campaigns & blaze the runways occasionally- she ranks as fashion’s no. 2 icon next to gisele & ranks as fashion’s third highest earning. represented by IMG, kate is seen slightly darker, an aspect that adds dimension to the editorial & draws relativity to her grunge era entrance into modeling. kate moss is what female models aspire to become.

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kate moss for vogue japan

in an effort to create a more clarified branding presence, vogue nippon has decided to swap titles to vogue japan. nippon (日本国) is the native term for japan & is affectionately used to refer to the land of the rising sun. the change is quite the conversation piece given the recent conditions of  the japanese public, in light of their natural disaster. represented by IMG, supermodel icon kate moss appears on the publications beautiful may issue, through the lens of mert + marcus. soft & feminine, accented by a powerful statement lip- kate appears flawlessly & im sure that her feature editorial will deliver on the same level. known for having more polished & clean covers, vogue japan is one of my favorite publications to watch, as my own attraction to aesthetics mirror their own. im always stunned when kate graces a cover, so this time is no different. mert + marcus continue to slay the fashion photography scene, locking it down from every angle imaginable. kate is a fuckn star.

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the fashion report: seventy-two

fei fei, bambi, britt + milou for vogue nippon

vogue nippon presents their march issue with three of fashion’s latest faces on the scene. britt maren & fei fei sun of women model management are seen alongside bambi northwood-blyth of elite & milou van groesen of DNA. shot by inez & vinoodh, the models appear wardrobed in the spring louis vuitton collection, which focused on oriental inspiration with the rise of luxury demands in asia. while the cover is noticeably more tame, vogue nippon usually swings into action beyond the cover as they often look to create a more clean cover for the newsstand. for those unaware, vogue nippon is the japanese version of vogue & the term ‘nippon’ is used as a native term of the japanese, 日本 nihon or officially 日本国. in light of the tragedy that has struck the japanese coast, i encourage you to make donations via itunes as low as $5 to assist the japan tsunami relief fund here.

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