Sometimes love needs to be spelled out and V Magazine starts the year with a more permanent stamp of affection…or is it? Mario Testino marks the spot for the tome’s 105th Spring Preview issue that morphs Joan Smalls, Amber Valletta, Carolyn Murphy, Lara Stone, Readers’ Choice Model of The Year, Kendall Jenner, and Top Newcomer, Ellen Rosa into stone-cold heartbreakers with the ink to match. Paul Cavaco returns for another cover issue donning the hard-edge beauties in delicate looks from Michael Kors, Vera Wang, Marc Jacobs, and Gucci. Jenai Chin is the needled wonder behind the tattooed, albeit temporary, designs and offers a strong assist to beauty team Christiaan, Yadim, and Gina Viviano that provide the final love tap.
See a preview of the covers below before it hits newsstands January 12th.
Photographer – Mario Testino (Art Partner)
Stylist – Paul Cavaco (Jed Root)
Hair – Christiaan | Makeup – Yadim (Art Partner)
Manicurist – Gina Viviano | Body Artist – Jenai Chin
Set Designer – Andrea Stanley (New York: Streeters New York, London: Streeters London)
Models – Joan Smalls, Amber Valletta, Carolyn Murphy, Lara Stone, Kendall Jenner, Ellen Rosa, and Paul Lemaire