W Korea have delivered two stunning covers for their November 2011 issue – both featuring (the now, monumental) model Lindsey Wixson. The lighting in Phil Poynter‘s shots are gorgeous, and pick up the details of the jacket in the first photo effortlessly. “The Addiction” and “W Beauty & Fashion Week” were both curated by fashion stylist Mary Alice Stephenson.
V Magazine has put quite a smile on my little fashion face, today. For their latest issue – on stands November 8th – they have used actual models! Four covers worth! For the first time in two years!
Obviously, this kind of decision – after two years of celebrity covers – wasn’t going to take place without tagging some big names onto the shoot; infamous photographer Terry Richardson was on lens, while styling was handled by Carine Roitfeld. Each cover duo was brilliantly chosen, and included six of my current favourite models – Candice Swanepoel and Joan Smalls; Daphne Groeneveld and Saskia de Brauw; Sui He and Hanaa Ben Abdesslem, and Bambi Northwood-Blyth and Lindsey Wixson.
“These eight girls are unique, not one is like the other. Candice is the only blonde and blue-eyed of this new generation of supermodels. Joan is black, Sui He is Asian, Hanna is North African. It’s their diversity that makes each of them, to me, truly modern. They bring a new energy to fashion. […] It’s a big moment of change in fashion. In some cases, you feel like it’s the end of an era. I have been feeling this with cover subjects, and especially models.”
– Carine Roitfeld
See the other covers below! View Post
The young, beautiful and controversial Lindsey Wixson fronts one of six covers for i-D magazine‘s pre-Fall 2011 edition, as photographed by the infamous Terry Richardson. Though I can’t be sure why the teenager is shoving ice cream in her eye, I am positive she’s set to start a sugary trend, there. Love it.
I love seeing ‘hated’ models raise the bar above the supers. Vogue Italia are offering a prime example with “Personal Best” in their April 2011 issue. Three unusually gorgeous women – Kristina Salinovic, Daphne Groeneveld, and Lindsey Wixson – were blessed with the styling of Edward Enninful and lenswork of Steven Meisel in order to produce the fashiongasm you see here. Brilliant in every way. View Post
“The Right Lines” is the most visionary spread I’ve seen in 2011. Vogue UK‘s super stylist, Kate Phelan, has done it again for their April issue. I just adore the composition of Lindsey Wixson, Kirsi Pyrhönen and the pastel-painted world around them; photographer Tim Walker‘s vision is oh-so-clear. View Post