Beauty Amidst The Chaos
Photography by Keith Carlos @ www.keithcarlos.com
Model: Francesca Martens
Make Up Artist/ Hair Stylist: Myah Underwood
Location: Santa Monica, CA, USA
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Styling: Lori Goldstein | Makeup: Pat McGrath | Hair: Jimmy Paul
| Models: Abbey Lee Kershaw, Coco Rocha, Guinevere Van Seenus, Jessica Stam, Karen Elson, Lindsey Wixson, and Daphne Groeneveld
When Steven Meisel selects a model from thousands of girls working today, it means something. It takes a special girl to captivate the industry’s premier photographer and Laura Kampman has done just that. Take a look at her Vogue Italia cover story to see just what Miss Kampman brings to the table: her off-kilter appeal is showcased in a series of surrealist shots that owe as much to Dali as they do to Meisel. Looking at home in black veils and blue lips, Laura enlivens some of fashion’s most original pieces. Karl Templer, Pat McGrath and Guido Palau‘s talents combine to create a beautiful showcase for the season’s infatuation with the otherworldly and the special girl who captures the mood of the moment.
copy by Vogue Italia
No, the famed photographer isn’t taking on the what seems to be fast becoming the least wanted job in the industry.
Instead Patrick Demarchelier’s latest photo book is a tremendous photo essay of Dior’s Couture story to date. Spanning the house’s entire couture history, the book will encompass designs from Christian Dior himself, the work of Yves Saint Laurent and the now controversial yet undeniably talented John Galliano. The book features over one hundred gowns and you can get a preview of it by clicking on the photo below.
i-D Magazine keeps the goodness coming with two more gorgeous covers from their Winter Warm Up issue. Jourdan Dunn & Saskia de Brauw feature in images that capture their individual appeal. Alasdair McLellan shoots Jourdan in a simple black turtleneck chosen by i-D fashion editor Elgar Johnson and creates an picture that lets her classic beauty shine through. Who else could look this chic in matte lips and pink shadow? Meanwhile, Daniel Jackson crafts a striking black and white of Saskia that is pure elegance. For more on the Warm Up issue check out i-D Online.
The MTA owes Meisel a great debt, never before has the subway system looked so glamorous. With Raquel head to toe in seasonal finery and the hustle and bustle of rush hour transformed into a series of chic images, we can’t help but love this story.
Milla Jovovich for Campari's 2012 Calendar
Photography: Dimitri Daniloff
Memento mori. It has to end for all of us, but the purpose of that phrase is not to send fear or hopelessness into the hearts of men, it’s to remind us that we have to enjoy life in all its fleeting glory. As Steve Jobs has been quoted countless times: “Death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it, and that is how it should be, because death is very likely the single best invention of life.” Whether it’s just our world that’s going to end, or everyone’s – we should live life to the fullest. That seems to be what Campari are exploring in their 2012 calendar. Themed as ‘It’s the end of the world, baby!’ Milla Jovovich stars as both the bringing of doom and the celebrant of life.
Vogue Paris, November 2011
Models: Arizona Muse, Karolina Kurkova, Natasha Poly, Isabeli Fontana, Hanaa Ben Abdesslem, Izabel Goulart
Photographers: Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin
Styling: Emmanuelle Alt
While we prefer the brunette rock chick incarnation of Ruby Aldridge, it is nice to see a different side.
Given the amount of times Miles has done a story featuring an aloofly beautiful,
yet utterly bored homemaker were starting to think that he’s got a domestic fixation.
That said, the pictures are always beautiful, colorful and Cathy Kasterine styling is on point.
Heaven Tanudiredja spring / summer 2012 Ad Campaign
Shadows are haunting. They follow you in the darkest alleyways. They’re dramatically bigger than you. And they make an appearance in the most horrid situations, quite like they’re mocking you.
French label Heaven Tanudiredja has used these lingering lights in its favour for the spring 2012 ad campaign imagery. The jewellery designer’s attention to detail and passion for solid metal spells out the most in this collection.
Model: Frida Gustavsson
Photography: David K. Shields
Fashion Editor: Alina Caraman
With dramatic makeup against Frida Gustavsson‘s porcelain skin and equally dramatic outfits from Jean Paul Gaultier’s archive, there was no need for decorative backdrops in this editorial for Stil Magazine. Instead, the utter starkness of the white background is the perfect compliment. Against it Frida can traverse the eras; moving from glamorous dress to glamorous dress, from echoes of the 1920s to the type of frocks more synonymous with the 1990s.