Hundreds, if not thousands of editorials are shot every month and it is a shame that only the ones from big publications get the attention they deserve. While in Italy last week, I bought the May issue of Italian ELLE and was so impressed by their editorials. Especially the Pink Lady one with Flavia Oliveira caught my eye as it is a lot of fun and beautiful at the same time. Flavia is an amazing and -imo- very underrated model and looks amazing in this 70s inspired styling. All of her outfits are styled in beautiful shades of pink and her accessory is -what could be more suitable- Pink Panther! This definitely goes in the top 10 of my favorite editorials of 2012, have a look:
Filed Under (Editorials, Fashion) by Nadine on 21-12-2011
Thank you, Marc Jacobs, for using a wide range of pastel colors in your spring/summer 2012 collection, because everyone seems to copy you now. Let’s dramatically call it ‘the return of pastel’. 2011 was not the year of light baby blue, cotton candy pink, and mint green. Instead, we sported bright neon colors and even mixed them (hello, Color Blocking).
Personally, I’ve had enough of looking like a rainbow and rather want to look like ice cream again. So hurray for pastels! My fashion senses tell me that pastels will be big next summer as you can see the trend in editorials already. The Louis Vuitton campaign kind of started it and everyone follows…
photos: zimbio, Louis Vuitton
Filed Under (Editorials, Magazines) by Nadine on 08-12-2011
If you were editor in chief of Vogue Australia and had shot this beautiful editorial with Valentina Zelyaeva , would you choose a mediocre reprint as the cover of the January issue? Probably not, but that’s what Kirstie Clements did and it leaves me speechless, because the editorial “The Wanderers”, shot in Puerto Rico by Pilcher, must be one of the best of 2011. There are so many 90s inspired shots that could have made an epic cover, so I’m more than disappointed that what we got is this.
The behind the scenes video of the making of the editorial is worth watching as well, you can find it here
Pictures: Pilcher for Vogue Australia
Ok, I get it, Vogue Russia! Adam Levine and Anne V butt naked is supposed to be a reference to Adam and Eve. Too bad that, instead of a glamourous sultry cover, what you created looks cheap and almost slutty. When I read that Adam and Anne would be on the cover of Vogue, I expected something amazing. Here you have two of the most beautiful people on this planet, who love each other and always look amazing in front of the camera and what we get is this??? I’m very underwhelmed and only really like the close ups of them, everything else is just too much (or should I say too little?!). Anyways, I’m happy they’ve been getting a bit more exposure lately and with Adam performing and Anne walking at the upcoming Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2011 the press attention wont stop anytime soon.
Cotton Candy Hair, anyone? I’ve seen plenty of editorials lately with pink haired models. It seems to be one of those weird trends that no one really started, but everyone followed. In some freaky way, I really like pink hair, even though I would never have the guts to dye my own hair any other color but brown or blonde. The world would be a much happier place if everyone had cotton candy hair…
Every season, there is one dress that you can find in every magazine, every editorial and on every red carpet. This season, Dolce & Gabbana’s star print dresses won the jackpot. Especially the yellow one (my favorite from the show) is all over the place at the moment, in almost every editorial, because it seems to be made for wind machines and spinning around - the flowyness of it looks perfect on pictures. For magazine covers, the navy dresses are the stars - excuse the pun. Eva Herzigova, Helena Christensen and Claudia Schiffer grace the cover of Vogue Spain in three starry Dolce & Gabbana outfits for September. I have always loved stars and stripes, I just don’t get the hype about the Dolce collection, I mean, just a few years ago, Chanel did a collection that looked pretty much the same. Oh well, I guess, history repeats itself pretty quickly…
Filed Under (Editorials, Magazines) by Nadine on 20-06-2011
Ain’t summer great? Long days, hot weather and beachy editorials in all fashion magazines. Most of them look alike of course. Some model poses in a bikini and wet hair in front of the ocean. Not this one though, MUSE magazine published this really cool editorial with Sigrid Agren in their latest issue. What makes this ed different from all the other summer eds? The lighting. I am such a sucker for creative lighting in photo shoots and this one with all the colorful light streaks gives the photos a fun twist, just as much as Sigrid’s cool make up and poses. I think I will have to get this issue… and listen to some Beach Boys now.
Filed Under (Editorials) by Nadine on 07-06-2011
Flowers, long curly hair, natural make up… yes, I know it’s nothing new, but it’s sooo beautiful! I just stumbled upon this editorial from ELLE Denmark (honestly, I didn’t even know that there was a Danish ELLE) and it’s so dreamy that I could stare at it for hours! It also reminded me of The Virgin Suicides (if you haven’t watched that movie, do it!) and that sweet 70s look is something I never get tired of! You can see the full editorial here.
I havent bought a Vogue UK for a long time since I wasnt really impressed of the editorials lately, but I might just have to spend those 12 Euros for the November issue. Lara Stone is on the cover and has a lovely ed inside, where she reminds me a lot of Marylin Monroe. The pictures at the beach have a strong vintage vibe and show the soft and feminine side of Lara who often comes across as too strong and almost bitchy in most of her photoshoots (imo). Another great editorial shows Jessica Stam who is an all time favorite of mine. You gotta love her eyes. Keep it comin’ Vogue UK!
Miranda Kerr got the cover of the September issue of Vogue Italia. Of course this is a huge thing in the fashion industry and it marks the peak of Miranda’s career. The photos shot by Steven Meisel show lots of different sides of Miranda and she is great at posing! I mean…look at all her bending and jumping and trying to hide her baby bump ; ) Anyways, beautiful ed, cute cover with her dog Frankie and the fact that it’s in 3D makes me even more anxious to buy the issue.
Thanx to mayfrayn at TFS for scanning.