Tag Archives: Editorial

The Legend of Simple Glam a la Vogue Nippon

2 Dec

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.

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A certain Je na sais quoi

27 Nov

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.

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Picture via Fashionising.com

Katy Perry does sleek chic in Harper’s Bazaar

9 Nov

We won’t be getting enough of this season’s ladylike chic it seems. And i for one, don’t mind at all. It’s one style that is right up my alley. The next ‘unlikely’ model to get this style update is Katy Perry in the December issue of Harper’s Bazaar.

And this look gives her a major glam break from the candy floss and teenage dream style. It’s ultimate sleek chic featuring the A-listers of fashion. She’s wearing Gucci, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Dior, i mean, it really doesn’t get more glam, does it?

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Amazing editorials part 1: Tao Okamoto by Solve Sundsbo in Vogue China

11 Oct

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.

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This was classic oriental chic

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Pictures via fashiongonerogue.com

Even more Fifties Fever

6 Oct

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.

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Pictures via fashiongonerogue.com

Haute 50s elegance in Harpers Bazaar en Espanol

2 Oct

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

Supermodel retrospective: Chanel Iman

30 Sep

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