Big Adventure Vogue UK
One thing I love about Tim Walker is his use of Kirsi Pyrhonen. She is one of very few elite models who always gives something unexpected in a shoot – something I think worked beautifully for her in Vogue UK’s “An Awfully Big Adventure” for their December 2011 issue. With the beautiful styling of Kate Phelan, the photos turned out to be everything that we now expect from a Tim Walker spread: humour and meaning which duel with the excess. Swoon. View Post

Coco Rocha Senhoa
Coco Rocha is really on top of things. Not only has she made a name for herself as a very talented model, but the blogging beauty has taken a huge slice out of the social media and technological cake.

In her latest blog post she says that an article about a new camera called LYTRO caught her eye on Mashable. Why? The ultra-new gadget allows for focusing and zooming after the image has been created. Coco and husband James Conran spread word of their interest in the camera and ended up producing the world’s first fashion editorial shot on a LYTRO. Literally the world’s first interactively editable fashion images. Using the opportunity in the best of ways, Coco also used the photos to offer a sneak peak (seen above) at the jewellery from her collaboration with Senhoa. Favourite.

Sogno di Donna Vogue Italia
You’ve already seen the cover, so sit tight for some beautiful – and NSFW – photos from Vogue Italia‘s full “Sogno di donna” spread. No pun intended.

While this is a gorgeous ‘starting line’ for the hope to incorporate fuller-figured models into mainstream fashion, I really look forward to seeing similar efforts put into more contemporary spreads. Curvy does not always need to equate with excess (ie. food, sexuality). View Post