OOF. I try not to harp on about it, but when it comes to fashion styling, I believe no-one beats Grace Coddington. Case in point number 736352829? “Eternal Optimist” from Vogue US’ March 2012 issue. The casting choice alone was phenomenal: we have Caroline Trentini, Karlie Kloss, Jourdan Dunn, Frida Gustavsson, and Aymeline Valade – all heavy hitters with a true transformational presence.

With Craig McDean on lens, Grace has pulled together a Fifties-inspired masterpiece without being contrived. Just look at that set design. Bow down. View Post

Vogue Italia QVC

The concept of “The Collections on IVC 2012” is simply brilliant. Anyone who does anything similar from this day forward will be sidelined by the precedent inspiration of Vogue Italia‘s January 2012 edition.

The spread kicks off with a nonchalant traipse of Alexander McQueen‘s S/S 2012 best and ends with Natasha Poly in Dolce & Gabbana (Poly and Gabbana are like PB&J, to me). QVC-styled by Karl Templer and photographed by Steven Meisel, the model cast is incredible in itself; Daria Strokous, Caroline Trentini, Joan Smalls, Sigrid Agren, Karlie Kloss, Natasha Poly, and Gertrud Hegelund. Mix in some Burberry with Jen Kao, and some Louis Vuitton lemon candy couture? I’m sold. Find me my credit card. View Post

Caroline Trentini Cat
I always seem to fall for the cute factor in Gui Paganini‘s photographs! In his cover and spread for Harper’s Bazaar Brazil‘s December issue, stylists Fl├ívia Pommianosky and Davi Ramos somehow coaxed Caroline Trentini into playing with an adorable, fluffy white kitten. Someone on staff surely understands the viral effect of cats. This spread became a ‘must blog‘ as soon as I laid eyes on it.

In the immortal words of Sheldon Cooper;

Soft kitty, warm kitty
Little ball of furr
Lazy kitty, pretty kitty
Purr, purr, purr

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Brooklyn 1960 Elle Brasil Caroline Trentini
Elle Brasil did “Brooklyn 1960” for their November issue, with a red-haired Caroline Trentini. The change looks gorgeous paired with photography by Fabio Bartelt and styling by Susana Barbosa. They did a great job of keeping true to city without playing into cheesy shots. View Post

Society Slouch Trentini Dunn Iman Demarchelier
Camilla Nickerson is a style genius. One look at Vogue‘s “The Society Slouch” with Caroline Trentini, Jourdan Dunn, and Chanel Iman proves it. The spread was shot by Patrick Demarchelier. View Post