Every once in a smoky blue moon, you come across an editorial that stops you in your tracks and has you gaping, totally mesmerized. Sometimes it’s the flawless styling, sometimes it’s the way the beautiful clothes have been interpreted in stunning photography, sometimes it’s just the sheer life, you know, the joie de vivre oozing out of the model, set and pictures.
Well, this is one of those moments, and what has me so wowed this time is the zest, the va va voom and energy of the editorial; plus the focus on vibrant hues of red and pink, major colours for the Spring season.
And of course I spot the resplendent red asymmetrical Lanvin dress, that dress dazzles in every shoot the way it dazzled on the runway. Then the pink fluoro Jil Sander skirt. Too much to love about this editorial.
Don’t be startled by the close up of the model – Carola Remer’s toothy smile, it’s just joy; joy for great fashion, lol.
This splendid work was styled by fashion editor Marie Chaix for the spring summer issue of Self Service.
Pictures via fashiongonerogue
It’s no news that I’m a die hard lover of all things ladylike, so finding this editorial tagged ‘Lady be Good’ on Vogue.com was pure joy. Featuring the model Amber Valletta alongside her son Auden McCaw (adorable twist), it’s sleek sophistication in the best of Spring fashion by Jil Sander, Dolce & Gabbana, Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta, Prada and more.
The pink Carolina Herrera silk blouse in the first picture is simply TDF.
There was a generous helping of pieces in one of Spring’s key shades, Tangerine but it was overall a celebration of my best Spring trend, Electric colour. On the look though, this is where fashion is at right now, grown up glamour with a zesty twist.
The shoot was photographed by Steven Klein.
See more details of the editorial on Vogue.com
Don’t you just love it when the siblings pop too? Loving this editorial with Dakota Fanning’s little sister, Elle. She’s a movie star in her own right and has starred in several movies, she was in ‘The curious case of Benjamin Button.’
The 12 year old is apparently a fashionista in her own right and she’s got this fresh, fun aura that makes me long for the teenage years again. And by the way, the Valentino dress from SS 2011 – in second pic – looks gorgeous on her.
The beautiful photography was by Steven Pan. You can see the full interview here
Pictures via WhoWhatWear
I take a major fancy to editorials because they’re one of the best outlets for creative expression in fashion. And if you’re looking to find the creative director who has turned out some of the most amazing editorials, look no further than Grace Coddington of US Vogue.
Seven years after this editorial, we’re still loving it. Asides from the fact that I love Alice in Wonderland the classic, the editorial brings the story to life in style and takes inspiration from ten major designers. Alice (Natalia Vodianova) wore dresses from their collections and then they stepped it up by involving each designer in the shoot. Monsieur Lagerfeld himself was right there in wonderland, and it was hilarious to see Viktor and Rolf posing as Tweedledee and Tweedledum.
That’s the amazing magic that happens when you put two legends in a room, Grace Coddington and Annie Liebovitz work some magic.
with Olivier Theyskens (Rochas)
with Tom Ford
Jean Paul Gaultier
Viktor & Rolf
Photos via Fashioneditorials.com
Loving the ‘ladyluxe’ yet playful, fluid styling and the ‘motion’ photography. The January 2011 Vogue Nippon editorial features some key trends, kitten heels, animal print, ladylike silhouettes.
Must be the combination of soft curls, intense blue eyes, round tortoise shell geek chic like glasses, dark sequinned blouse, berry lipstick, i don’t know what.
Bottom-line, this is a striking portrait. Never mind that the editorial was about hairstyles.
Picture via Fashionising.com
I’ve come across some breathtaking editorials from the arsenal of Vogue magazine. The Vogue approach is reminiscent of high fashion art, with great creative concepts that leave you jaw dropped and gaping. It goes beyond styling clothes cum shooting with iconic photographer to creating an almost poetic display of style.
So, when the beautiful Japanese model Tao Okamoto was photographed by the brilliant Solve Sundsbo for Vogue China – the September 2010 issue – you can only imagine the outcome. It was beyond fashion, it was artistic and very captivating, there was something subtly futuristic and almost abstract about each picture. I could buy one of these printed in life-size and set up in my living room.
This was classic oriental chic
Pictures via fashiongonerogue.com
Fall has been awash with gorgeous, ladylike fifties fashion and this has produced some of the most glamorous editorials depicting that era. Since the fifties is my favourite era, I’m savouring all of the attention it’s getting and celebrating with multiple blog posts. I’m refusing to get tired of having blog posts on the 50s!
Well, Vogue Australia did this ultra elegant 50s feature in the September issue. It’s quite interesting to see that dresses from the Prada and Louis Vuitton Fall RTW collections have been featured over and over in most of the shoots.
For this feature, Model was Catherine McNeil and Photographer was Nicole Bentley.
Pictures via fashiongonerogue.com
With the recent ‘Mad Men’ frenzy that gripped the fashion industry, my beloved fashion era -the 50′s- has scored its place in the limelight. At least until Spring 2011 when the 70′s take over -if fashion week trends are anything to go by. The 50′s represented the peak of ultra feminine fashion, with the hallmark hourglass silhouette, cinched waist and full skirt pioneered by Christian Dior in the early 50′s. It was the era when women wore their hats and gloves religiously and looked to fashion icons, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe for inspiration.
It’s my favourite era because it celebrated the feminine silhouette, was elegant, graceful and all things ladylike. I was excited to see Prada and Louis Vuitton showing 50′s inspired fashion on the Fall 2010 runways. I guess we have Mad Men to thank.
So, Harpers Bazaar en Espanol has decided to give me and all 50′s fashion lovers a treat in the October issue. They celebrate 50′s elegance with this absolutely exquisite editorial featuring model Michelle Westgeest and photography by Benjamin Kanarek. With the model wearing an original 1957 Dior dress, they couldn’t have paid a better homage to that era.
Original 1957 Haute Couture hourglassed ensemble by Christian Dior
For more on the shoot and to see a lovely behind the scenes video, check out Benjamin Kanarek’s blog
Pictures via fashionising.com
I still think her name is weird but well she’s right beside Tyra Banks in my supermodel hall of fame.
This is a retrospective of an editorial shoot she did for the September issue of Allure Magazine. Photography was by Thomas Schenk.
Pics via beautyisdiverse.com