Emma Stone Riot Girl
Gah, I adore Emma Stone! Not only did the July 2011 issue of Elle use the power combo of photographer Carter Smith and stylist Joe Zee, but they used one of my favourite actresses as a model! The fashion in “Riot Girl” is extremely strong for a celebrity spread, creating a cohesive and impressive editorial. It’s also to be noted that the clothes aren’t wearing her (you could call this Jessica Alba syndrome?). View Post

Agyness Deyn James Franco Elle
This is so wonderfully strange. Firstly, we have the low-key return of Agyness Deyn in the July issue of Elle, pulling out the Rebel Without a Cause look. Not only did she model for “Chateau Dreams“, but she styled it. And well, as long as we’re letting the model be the stylist, why not let James Franco be the photographer? Yes. Pot-smoking, arm-chopping, Golden Globe-winning actor James Franco.

You would never have guessed, eh? I adore this spread. What do you think? View Post

Aishwarya Rai Elle Magazine White
Apparently, sometimes even the most beautiful woman in the world isn’t beautiful enough. Elle India has mistakenly allowed some overzealous use of Photoshop on Aishwarya Rai. The former Miss World is looking excessively pale on the cover, an edit which is sure to alienate the magazine’s Indian audience. As a stylist, I understand that lighting can dramatically change skin tone, but it will rarely cause an erase of ethnicity like this. Beauty is not one colour, editors. View Post

Marina Abramovic Dusan Reljin Elle Serbia
The incredible contemporary artist Marina Abramovic is fronting the January issue of her Serbian homeland’s Elle magazine. This red-punched cover was lensed by fashion photographer Dusan Reljin. Notably, the whimsical hair was done by Eddie Casson.

Elle Maximum Overdrive Gwen Loos
For “Maximum Overdrive” in Elle Americana’s December issue, Terry Tsiolis is snapping some of Lester Garcia‘s best styling to date. While the pieces are quite eccentric, everything they have stuck on the beautiful Gwen Loos is on the right side of wearable. Finally a US heavyweight doesn’t play it safe and manages to pull it off Carrie Bradshaw style. Only took 12 months to get here, eh? View Post