Lara Stone Vogue Paris
…in stockings and sandy Louboutins! August 2011’s Vogue Paris cover is awesome, no? We have a Dominatrix-esque Lara Stone, photographed by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, searching the skies next to a blue cadillac as a plane flies over her head. Princess Leia on the beach? Whatever the inspiration is…I love it.

Lady Gaga V Magazine
I have been waiting for this! V Magazine‘s cover for issue #71 was going to be a gamechanger as soon as they announced that the edition would be wholly asian-themed. Lady Gaga is only appropriate, isn’t she? While the world watches her every movie, this double-covered take on Madame Butterfly and asian thematics will make the uninformed media sit up and pay attention.

After being the cover model for their past two September issues (the most important issue of the year for any publication), the photographs – shot by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin – feel eternally resonant. Of course, the styling was done by her Super Stylist Sidekick Nicola Formichetti.
Lady Gaga V Magazine

Expression Figurative Anna de Rijk
In my time as a make-up artist for Chanel, I never dreamed of using their cosmetics to create something so fabulous. In Vogue Paris’ “Expression Figurative”, we get a final glimpse of Carine Roitfeld‘s beauty legacy. Shot by Inez & Vinoodh (Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin), Anna de Rijk is the canvas of creativity for stylist Melanie Ward, and essentially an inspiration to the makeup gurus of Youtube alike. View Post

Gisele Bundchen Emmanuelle Alt Vogue Paris
Though the final cover of Vogue Paris under Carine Roitfeld has yet to be decided, Emmanuelle Alt‘s first cover girl has just been revealed. To take on her new role as Editor in Chief in the April issue, Emmanuelle is pulling out a safe and glossy Gisele B√ľndchen. The snooze-worthy supermodel choice was snapped in St. Barts by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. The first Emmanuelle Alt only-directed issue will be in August.

Arizona Muse Yves Saint Laurent
With her incredible worldwide standing at Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2011, Arizona Muse has booked her first major ad campaign, and it’s an extremely coveted signing. The “rising star” is the flawless face of Yves Saint Laurent‘s Spring 2011 ad campaign.

Arizona was shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin in the gardens of Bled Roknine, a ’30s style villa in Marrakech. YSL’s connection to Morocco is well known as Yves bought the Majorelle botanical gardens (in Marrakech) in 1980 with his partner Pierre Barge. The gardens served as a source of inspiration to Saint Laurent, and now house an exhibition of his Morrocan-inspired pieces along with his ashes which were scattered when he died in 2008.