A Matter of Taste

September 8th, 2009 Posted by Janelle comments (35)

Is Terry Richardson‘s all out sapphic friends with benefits fest in the latest Purple Magazine sexy or trashy? We know that Terry’s work has been known to straddle that line but what are your thoughts on the Freja Beha Erichsen, Eniko Mihalik, Abbey Lee Kershaw & Magdalena Frackowiak edit and its clothing optional policy? Maybe it is just me but I think the pictures with clothes work a lot better than those without – what says you?






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  1. Charlotte says:

    That second picture is stunning.

  2. eyesuckink says:

    i really like freja she looks so pretty
    i think the photos are nice i would of done without the nudity but still everything works……

  3. CT says:

    I love most of the pics however some are borderline porn, for sure its what Terry and Purple intendead to do. With this edit and the edit of Dree (shot by Inez & Matadin) where you can see her entire vaginal area its becoming more and more clear that fashion is going in a different more sexually explicit and free direction

  4. jojo says:

    that’s pretty trashy

  5. carola says:

    Great casting, I love this!!

  6. Fire says:

    I think this has a dubious taste, actually. Not my type of work, and besides that, don’t like the fact that all the models look the same…

  7. RODRIGO DUTRA says:

    I have to agree ,the nudity is unecessary in this editorial the pics withs clothes works better than the naked ones…the first one is amazing,the hair,the girls and the black clothes worked together

  8. jason says:

    I think this is INCREDIBLE. Its so sexy, so Terry/Olivier.

    I find it so silly how people, in this day, still get so hung up on nudity and sexuality as art.

    I think Freja is just unbelievable.

    I am glad models.com posted this story

    jason kanner

  9. Homotography says:

    I think this editorial as a whole provides a good mixture and balance of both images with and without clothes. it keeps it interesting by doing so. plus, the shots with terry (not included here) are just plain fun. a great editorial I think.

  10. Mango says:

    that’s kinda trashy. for me the pictures with clothes look way better than the others.

  11. Party Marty says:

    the phrase “jumped the shark” comes to mind

  12. SHIRAZ says:


  13. miyoshi9211 says:

    Clothes ON.. It is kind of trashy, i dont like it

  14. Lauren says:

    Great story. Reminds me of Andrew Woffinden’s work. http://woffinden.com/

  15. Ambigous says:

    This is pure Trash done in High Glamour Taste.

    Luv it!!!

    Eniko and Abbey and Magdalena are all Terry muse….

    Freja is becoming the most versatile model in the industry…she can do it all, the farm girl for Chanel, the Tomboy at Gap and this!!!!

    can we have the next Freja “Obssession”???

  16. l says:

    does no one remember newton? why has fashion become so prudish? i think the editorial is gorgeous. there’s nothing trashy about nudity. it can be a very beautiful thing when done well. helmut newton is an icon for a reason people.

  17. michael says:

    I really like the secons and the last photo.
    The rest is ok……….

  18. marvoi says:

    why are they taking fashion (i.e. clothes) out of fashion magazines?

    the pic where freja is milking eniko is disgracing the clothes, non?

  19. mike says:

    Terry is cheap, and please don’t make any similarities with Newton… Helmut Newton was Helmut Newton and Terry is just cheap like american apparel, he’s got nothing original about himself and he’s trashy, purple just do this to sell more magazines, and Terry just like to shoot naked women and he get paid for it, don’t call it fashion

  20. Joe says:

    this is vulgar and not fashion

  21. Claire says:

    Woww this is beautiful… this is fashion!! fashion is pure, it’s not vulgar!!

  22. debby says:

    love the hair

  23. Nana says:


    Poor girls being exploited like this.

  24. Eamon says:

    Never knew there were so many Republican fashionistas..

  25. benjamin says:

    kinda boring again, same girls, they are all beautiful for sure but same idea, same girls same same same same.

  26. poo says:

    Love it. It’s playful, not trashy in the least. Who are you people?

  27. Lauren says:

    Pure Trash

  28. JoltOfDavid says:

    OMG. Is this legal? I mean, to look so sexy and shamelessly glamorous?

  29. ww says:

    yes the girls look fab, absolutly glam, but all that pussy and nakedness ? the whole issue is like that just boringly naked…. and then the helmut newton by karl is a disgrace, helmut is turning in his grave

  30. anneliese says:

    these photos turn me on. and i’m a straight married woman… LOL

  31. billie says:

    You people say it’s fashion because they’re wearing designer clothes (or shoes), but it’s all about sex which makes it pornography.

    Poor girls, their kids are going to see this…

  32. MoSs77 says:

    Hated It! But Abbey And Freja Look Amazing !

  33. nrmn09 says:

    They are plastic!

  34. Svetozar says:

    i think it’s great – since when “trashy” is bad? 😀

  35. MDC_396767 says:

    Great stuff!

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