While we admit to missing the sexed up, controversy courting, boundary pushing days of Mme. Roitfeld, the Emmanuelle Alt helmed VP has its high points - Wham lipsync moment non-withstanding. April’s issue features a striking beauty story by Karim Sadli, featuring Malgosia Belareinvented by four of the top young talents in hair & makeup. Anthony Turner, Lucia Pica, Yadim & James Pecis create a series of strong, attention grabbing looks for Malgosia that showcase their creativity and modern views of what a striking editorial look can be — how’s that for excitement.
Mulberry’s spring ads are the stuff of Tumblr dreams, Lindsey Wixson,Frida Gustavsson and a giant melting ice cream cone by Tim Walker? The sugar level is off the charts, but who can resist such a sweet treat?! Shot on location in Brighton with set design by Andy Hillman and styling by Edward Enninful, the girlish ads are joyful and creative. Those cream colored Bayswater satchels and bright high heeled wedges are almost as tempting as the massive hard candies.
Natasha Poly as a modern pin up girl is a campaign concept we can get behind. Willy Vanderperre and Olivier Rizzo create an enticing series of images that capitalize on Ms. Poly’s natural allure and the appealing mix of pattern & texture found in Proenza’s spring collection. The clothes are front and center here and they look phenomenal: sign us up for a pair of those heels!
Akris is known for their appealing take on minimal fashions and the spring campaign takes that idea and runs with it. Karim Sadli shoots Daga Ziober in the backseat of a vintage car wearing Albert Kriemler’s gorgeous designs.
A singularly elegant cover for fashion’s biggest glossy. Once again The Last features a simple picture that captivates. You don’t need extraneous cover text or gimmicky imagery when you have one of the industry’s most beautiful faces looking sublime.
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.
Intermission Magazine never fails to excite us with its engaging mix of fashionable editorials and profiles of the industry’s cutting edge talent that makes for the perfect merger of style and substance. The latest issue features contributions from the likes of Mario Sorrenti, Karim Sadli and Mark Pillai as well as interviews with Peter Philips, Bob Recine, Christophe Lemaire, Ezra Petronio, Geraldine Saglio, Alex Wiederin. Not to mention outstanding fashion content with models Guinevere Van Seenus, Anouck Lepere and Tao Okamoto: take a peek at our little preview of issue 4 and be sure to pick up your copy!
Photographer Karim Sadli directs this captivating video for Yves Saint Laurent’s Spring/Summer 2011 Sneaker Collection. As we saw in his previous video for YSL’s Eyewear, Karim knows how to create striking scenes using the simplest elements. Malthe Lund Madsen, Julius Gerhardt, and newcomer Angus Whitehead glide through the air like weightless gladiators, elegantly presenting the collection. (Story by Lynley Flanagan, still images courtesy of Artlist)
We took a peek at the new YSL Eyewear video and we’re obsessed with the dramatic visuals created by Karim Sadli. With the exceptional Clement Chabernaud and pristine new face Othilia Simon wearing nothing but YSL’s new line of glasses and shades, it’s a stunning way to highlight the collection. (still courtesy of Artlist)