This time last year was the first issue of Vogue Turkey featuring the lovely Jessica Stam, and now a year later it’s all sex and glamor with Gisele. I haven’t been a fan recently of Gisele, I mean she’ll always have the perfect runway strut, but I guess there isn’t really any denying that she is the ultimate model, the supermodel. Well, my beloved Kate Moss is, but she has always been more or less the anti-supermodel, eh?
The washed-up hags of yesteryear can still bitch and moan, but she’s still going strong.
Vogue Turkey March 2011
Ph: Mert & Marcus
Model: Gisele Bundchen
Let me get this out immediately: Who styled Gucci’s show? What in the living hell was Frida Giannini thinking? Frida cited Angelica Huston, photographed by Bob Richardson, and Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine were here inspirations for this 70s collection of vibrant furs that would give Joseph and his amazing technicolor dreamcoat jealousy, stuffy styling, and flowing chiffon. This was Gucci’s 90th anniversary show and you’d think she’d flow and outdo last season’s jewel-toned and tribal wear. Negative.
Some pieces could really work separately, and at times I feel the styling sucked the soul out of pieces, but the coat Alana strutted in appeared as if she had stuffed her shaggy dog inside and it was just bursting to be free and prance away from this travesty. And Linnea’s purple jacket over that yellow fur number, I can quote a fellow user on Fashin saying, “so Big Bird sneaking out of Sesame Street to Atlantic City for the weekend chic.” If The Muppets and Sesame Street turned into flamboyant pimps, I’d say we hit the target. It pains me. The culottes paired with the leather, knee-high boots was what did it in for me. I couldn’t breathe just looking at that stuffy styling.
Now here is what I truly enjoyed. The flowing gowns is what saved the show. From Karmen’s luscious, red gown, Abbey’s sheer yellow, to the rest of the sheer, flowing floor-length pieces displayed pure elegance that counterbalanced the hard and exotic looks that came before them. Frida did herself a disservice and added the silk florals to the models. Some of them were pretty and added to the effect, luckily most were shrugs and other removable pieces of silk floral that will hopefully not distract from the beautiful pieces later.
And after all of this, there is something that keeps screaming in my brain that I really like this. Maybe it’s insanity and I’m developing schizophrenia. Only time will tell.
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While I’m on this fragrance kick, has anyone smelled this latest fragrance by Marc Jacobs? I’m already in love with Daisy and absolutely need it. I’m a male and generally wear Burberry Brit, but I feel I can work Daisy as my Spring and Summer fragrance. I was at Macy’s last weekend and had to spray Daisy on myself and then we smelled Daisy Eau So Fresh and it was even more magical. This fragrance adds a fruitier twist and all the more whimsy. I need this now. I’ll shower in it daily.
Daisy Eau So Fresh by Marc Jacobs
Ph: Juergen Teller
Model: Hannah Holman
I love Natalie, don’t get me wrong, but I’d have to say Natalie isn’t so much a Dior girl. Lily and Maryna did it better. The commercial was just recently released and I’m not too excited about it. Miss Dior Cherie commercial was directed by Sofia Coppola once again, this time, just not as great.
Finally, the editorial that goes to the covers. These shots with flowing gowns are so much better than the covers. I personally feel that Lanvin gown has to be billowing in the breeze to gain the full runway effect. You have to love that high fashion smile of Lara’s in; she’s absolutely working this in the obnoxious Marc Jacobs.
I don’t get the Tom Ford gown with the fringe. It was amazing for Tom to return to womenswear and he made quite the impact, don’t get me wrong, but does he have to be all private once again? You have to wonder if his Fall 2011 line ends up like Spring, will anyone still care about waiting for his creations?
Ph: Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin
Stylist: Nicolatta Santoro
Model: Lara Stone
Hello, lovers! It’s been a while since I’ve written. Let’s start with a slew of covers for Muse, featuring Gisele, Jamie Bochert, Karen Elson, Isabeli, Malgosia Bela, Guinevere Van Seenus, and Carolyn Murphy. These are the magazine’s “modern muses” and take it how you like. My favorite of the covers has to be the the fare, and lovely Karen. From Karen’s modeling to her pretty music, I just love her. Such a striking, natural beauty. I’ll be posting her Vogue editorial shortly, too.
Also, where in the hell has Natasha been lately? She went all MIA on us for a while. While I’m at it, Carolyn’s cover, and I know a lot of people liked it, seems so in poor taste. She’s all, “give it to me, daddy,” and I don’t think I necessarily want it, no ma’am.
Muse #25 Spring 2011
Ph: Luigi Murenu
Models: Gisele, Jamie, Karen, Isabeli, Malgosia, Guinevere, Carolyn
Stunning monarch quehn in Alexander McQueen, to be honest.
Model: Constance Jablonski
Ph: Alexi Lubomirski
Stylist: Christiane Arp
Details is telling its readers how to get the perfect body, and surprisingly uses models. Not one model, but plural as in three, which is very rare, and even rarer on a male magazine cover. One of our longtime favorites Sean O’Pry and Noah Mills is featured with Arthur Kulkov. Sean and Noah just get better with age, although we do miss the Sean of yore, but we’ll be happily take this newly muscled version if he keeps on using those beautiful eyes and intoxicating glare. I’ll also take those leather boots, please and thank you.
Details March 2011
Ph: Carter Smith
Models: Sean O’Pry, Arthur Kulkov, Noah Mills
Here we go ladies and gentlemen. The full HQ editorial and cover. It’s funny, seeing the cover now, I feel like I’m almost looking at Raquel Zimmermann, but undeniably this is Lady Gaga. The chosen pieces are stunning; of course the Ackermann and the Alexander McQueen is such an obvious choice with Lady Gaga, but I feel there should have been more styling. For instance, I feel like the Louis Vuitton is just thrown into the set and offered nothing but the draped effect. Luckily, I’m glad they included the leather jacket and her white platforms.
What truly bothers me is that something seems to be missing or lacking in this editorial. I don’t want to say that Testino’s photography is off, because I really think he captured some great shots, but her face is off and she seems a bit lifeless. Her expressions are terrible. This could have been better than it was, but there really was a great effort, just poor execution.
What is up with the pink wig. Anyone getting flashbacks to Vogue September Issue 2007? You’d think there were more wigs to choose from her arsenal, right?
“Our Lady of Pop”
Ph: Mario Testino
Musician: Lady Gaga
Once again, Lara is on the cover of Vogue China, this time in a night and day double cover. I personally think the covers are stunning and clear, but the execution could have been better. I do not really understand the need for a pull-out cover when it’s just showing the surrounding desert. There really isn’t a need for this. Luckily, Lara looks absolutely pretty in YSL with a slightly horrible pose. I’m going to be honest here, I saw a smaller version of the covers and I thought Blake Lively at first, which is terrible, because I find Lara to be infinitely more beautiful and interesting than Blake, so I apologize to Lara for that. Anyway, I have a feeling the editorial will be great.
“Day & Night”
Ph: Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin
Models: Lara Stone