Vlada Roslyakova for L’Officiel Turkey, October 2012. Photography by Emir Eralp. Source: Fashion Gone Rogue.
Vlada’s always been one of my favourite models. I love her doll-like beauty and fragility, and it seems that lately, she’s made a little bit of a comeback which I’m very pleased about.
Here she is photographed on the streets of NYC in the latest issue of L’Officiel Turkey. It’s quite a fitting Autumnal spread, as there’s really nothing like Fall in New York.
What I really like about this spread is that in every shot, her feet don’t quite seem to be touching the ground- there’s a nice spring in her step!
And of course the styling by Ayça Elkap is wonderful. A beautiful seasonal palette with lots of colour and texture play. Loving the fur sweater (an essential for the colder months!) and navy velvet loafers (divine with some cropped jeans me thinks).
Kasia Struss for Vogue Russia, September 2012
The oversized, mannish tailoring in this shoot, paired with the moody lighting is just perfect. The spread paints a complete picture of well-executed Autumnal style.
It’s power-dressing with slouch and ease. The provocative hints of a loose unbuttoned shirt, the suggestiveness of a long coat…I like the natural rawness of this editorial and the fact that this is simple and wearable glamour. Still feminine with a ‘borrowed from the boys’ feel.
I’m really partial to oversizing having never really been one for body-con. Provided everything’s well tailored, oversizing has the power to hang and drape perfectly on the body, creating the most amazing silhouette. A must-try for the coming season!
Tamara Weijenberg and Anouck Lepere for Velvet Magazine. Photography by Marcus Ohlsson. Source: models.com
No not that La Mer, although we wouldn’t pass up a tub or five of the wonder cream if anyone was offering ;)
This stunning and softly lit editorial for Velvet Magazine conjures images of a day at the beach when you shouldn’t really be at the beach. Ie. when there’s that slightly damp quality in the air, and the sea spews out more of a fine cold mist than a salty and refreshing tang to cool your sun-drenched skin.
These are beachy images reminiscent more of northern, rather than southern France, or Cornwall on a sunny yet slightly overcast summer afternoon. I like it- there’s no pretence of tropical powdery sand or scorchingly hot rays, just raw images of a sea-side day when tanning really is the last thing on your mind.
I think it’s a really evocative shoot and tells a subtle story of love and friendship blossoming in such a natural setting. Plus, it helps that it features Anouck Lepere, and although you can’t see much of her face, she’s coincidentally one of my favourite models.
Ooh and check out the accompanying video over at models.com!