The lovely Samantha Gradoville graces Numero‘s latest cover and we can’t help but notice that she’s looking a little different. Sofia Sanchez and Mauro Mongiello‘s color saturated cover image draws our eyes to a very cosmetically enhanced pout. The fétiche headline lets us know were in for something a little sinful and the larger than life lips prepare us for a story that is sure to push the beauty boundaries.
Stylist Géraldine Saglio shows her skill with two separate stories in Vogue Paris starring the versatile Anna Selezneva. Pulling off the luxurious vixen look with aplomb on one page, then switching to a youthful preppy look on the next takes skill and Anna handles it well. The selection of Harry Winston and Tiffany & Co. diamonds certainly helps, that and all the gorgeous Isabel Marant.
What could be better than leisurely biking through the picturesque New York City streets? Biking while dressed head-to-toe in pieces from3.1 Phillip Lim‘s F/W 2011 collection. San Francisco-based photographer and filmmaker Andrew Paynter collaborates once again with the designer on a lookbook video that supremely embodies the spirit of the Phillip Lim woman: brave, independent, and impeccably dressed. Models Karlijn, Xiao Wen Ju, and Kasia Wrobel, casting by Daniel Peddle Casting, pedal through the city with glamour and ease to showcase the wearability of the entire collection. Bicycles may very well be the must-have accessory for fall! Click here to view the film.
Kristina Salinovic transforms for the aptly titled Evanescent Metamorphoses, the newest film from Karl Lagerfeld showcasing the Chanel Fall-Winter 2011/12 Pre-collection. In this latest installment, the gender lines are blurred as Salinovic moves from her signature androgynous state toward a more feminine version of herself, all the while draped in Lagerfeld’s sumptuous creations. The dream-like quality of the film is the perfect setting for a wardrobe composed entirely of Chanel. Click here to view the film. (reviews by Lynley Flanagan)
Every issue of Dansk gives us something new to obsess over and with their 26th edition, they’ve gone and outdone themselves with two covers featuring our favorites. As a teaser take a look at the first one featuring the gorgeous Magdalena Frackowiakshot by Aitken Jolly. Styled by Anders Solvsten Thomsen, the striking image features Magda in a custom hat by Noel Stewart and dress by Chanel. The shot is part of a story where the images were taken through painted glass panels – want to see more? Pick up your copy when it hits stands August 4th and stay tuned for our preview of this exciting issue and the second cover.
Just when you’ve think you’ve seen every possible incarnation of Karlie Kloss, she pulls another one out of her hat. The teen modeling queen shows up in Vogue Italia and American Vogue this month, sporting two very different looks. In Craig McDean‘s sleek portraits, Karlie sports a jet black crop and some seriously stylish graphic looks created by Camilla Nickerson. For Stephane Sednaoui‘s black and white series, Karlie traipses around NYC with futuristic sunglasses and a towering bouffant.
As the reigning queen of glossy editorial perfection, Camilla Akrans never fails to create a world filled with saturated color and glamorous inhabitants. Akrans’ latest for Vogue Italia takes blonde beauty Ieva Laguna and transforms her into a cherry haired vixen. Lacquered lips, a few well placed diamonds and a barely there fringe number by Versace selected byLudivine Poiblanc, complete the sultry look, but Ieva brings the sizzle. With poses ranging from come hither stares to a full blown rapturous head toss, Miss Laguna is giving her all to the camera.