Elegantly Wasted

July 26th, 2010 Posted by Janelle comments (26)

Samuel Francois brings his stylish touch to the pages of Numero with a moody story by Yelena Yemchuk. Using the frilly, floral and feminine pieces that dominated fall’s runways to expert effect, Francois creates a dreamy look that is perfectly attuned to the melancholy mood of Yemchuk’s pictures. Anna de Rijk‘s youthful yet mysterious persona only serves to add to the unusual feel of the images; Anna looks beautiful, but bored by her surroundings and with all the finery that surrounds her one can’t help but wonder why.

Image Credit | Elsaskywalker @ tFS

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  1. tumaris says:


  2. anlabe says:

    Wow, really beautiful.
    Anna is certainly a classical beauty!

  3. IS THIS IT? models review says:

    Don’t know why, but I’ve never been completely convinced by Anna… and even of these shots, I just (kind of) like 3rd. She sometimes gives me the impression of feeling uncomfortable / without a really outstanding posing attitude…
    But I really love sooo much these shots – and general atmosphere of the editorial.

  4. Diana says:

    i love everything but the model (beautiful girl but absolutely boring, as for me)….

  5. HannaV says:

    amazing editorial, I loved it!
    the model is realy beautiful, but she looks like a broken doll in my opinion.


  6. carola says:

    Cool, Anna is gorgeous but more credit to Yelena for her always wonderful work.

  7. person says:

    not loving it

  8. GP says:

    Beautiful clothes and setting but not the model.

  9. W says:

    Beautiful editorial, but the third photo is ridiculous:| Elegant? don’t think so…


  10. miyoshi says:

    This was uninspiring and boring for me

  11. Eamon says:

    I only like the 2nd photo – the 3rd looks particularly strange (the sunlight on her legs & the fact her head looks like it’s screwed on backwards).

    However I generally like Anna very much.

  12. jackson says:

    I LOOOOOOVVVEEE ANNA. She is so incredible. I really don’t understand people saying that they don’t get her. Just because she isn’t super commercial and boring.

    She is one of the girls whose personalities shows through in her face.

    Love this shoot.

    <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
    <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
    <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
    <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

  13. kevin stewart says:

    This shoot ..if it were not for the Robert Farber resemblance I would like it as it is. However the mood is somewhere between opulance and romantic. I like the model ok but this shoot should have rendered her poses more voyeristic (Faber) or spoiled rich bitch….

  14. hamdia says:


  15. M. Ernest Marshall says:

    What a wonderful blend of beauty, fashion and art! Great photo shoot with a great model! (The third photo is a little “cheesy” and could have been omitted without compromising the effectiveness or beauty of the shoot.

  16. Gerard Vallecello says:


  17. K says:

    A little too youthful…like a little girl playing dress up.

  18. Melody says:

    The awkward, seemingly innocent yet sexual poses, the Lolita-like model, the dim, warm lighting, and especially the showing of her underwear in the third photo reminds me of the painter Balthus. This photo is reminiscent of the second photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jansmitz54/4255079268/in/photostream/

    I’ve never seen any of Anna’s work before, but whenever I see her runway or backstage photos in magazines and online, I would always look her up to identify her. The sites would always tell me it’s her. Her face is versatile for its ability to pull off a lot of looks very well.


  19. Melody says:

    Anna looks like a cross between Tasha Tilberg and Vlada Roslyakova.

  20. Hollywood Sentinel says:

    good movement, sexy work, love the decor

  21. anlabe says:

    Exactly, if Anna would be ‘boring’, why would she get Gianfranco Ferré F/W 10, Sonia Rykiel F/W 10, Chanel Beauty F/W 10?
    She is really popular in the fashion world.

  22. Bailey says:

    I love this photo shoot and Anna who looks stunning I love this photo shoot because she has a look of mystery in her eyes yet she mananges to look like a sensual broken down doll at the same time, The 4th pic is absolutely stunning I love the pose shes doing with her hands. Love it!!

  23. Search for Christopher Croser in myspace says:

    Hi sexy lady’s (:

  24. d.j says:

    hi… 3rd no. picture are very hot…. i love it…

  25. anlabe says:

    OMG you put her DOWN in the rankings??
    That’s so unfair and unprofessional!

  26. Leo says:

    love the atmosphere .. great pictures

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