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Saturday
Feb092013

Kate Upton Covers Sports Illustrated 2013 | Kate Moss, Lara Stone & Natalia Vodianova in W Magazine March 2013

Lara Stone by Mert & Marcus for W Magazine March 2013

Models.com features this fabulous images from W Magazine’s March 2013 issue, a preview of ‘From East to West’, starring Lara Stone, Kate Moss and Natalia Vodianova, lensed by Mert & Marcus with superb styling by W Fashion & Style Director Edward Enninful. 

W’s Editor in Chief Stefano Tonchi provides context on these cover story images, channeling the great Diana Vreeland with this recollection:

As I was editing the images for the March issue that were hanging on the walls of the W art department, I thought of a quote by the late Diana Vreeland about fashion and the power of the imagination. I had trouble recalling the exact words, so I called my friend Alexander Vreeland, who is working on a book about his grandmother’s famous maxims, and asked for help. I promptly received an e-mail— though I’d like to pretend it was one of Ms. Vreeland’s memos, beamed from the afterworld. “We live only through our dreams and our imagination,” it read. “If it is not there in fashion, fantasize it. Fashion must be the most intoxicating release from the banality of the world.” And so, for this big fashion issue, our team of editors, photographers, writers, stylists, makeup artists, and hairdressers took the most exciting ideas from the runways one step beyond.

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Our girl Kate Upton has landed her second Sports Illustrated cover, fronting the 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue going ‘Polar Bare’. One question? Can we agree that Kate’s breasts have been photoshopped to the size of her head??? If we get our the ruler — this is the measurement.

Thankfully, Kate Upton has way more brains than the male fantasies ready to pounce on her sexy pics. This could be a reason why women are poised to outearn men in the future. Read ALL Kate Upton at AOC

From the earliest days of humankind, carvings of ‘Gaia’ and all the goddesses as fecund life bearers covered walls and monuments. In our collective unconscious, perhaps some things never change.

Joining the 2013 Sports Illustrated cast as ‘rookies’ are Emily DiDonato, Hannah Davis, Kate Block and Natasha Barnard. 

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In comment to friend feminist Soraya Chemaly’s BuzzFeed post ‘Dead’ Models in Fashion Ads

Anne took issue with BuzzFeed including the Wrangler’s ‘We Are Animals’ campaign as really bad news. Anne loved it and wrote positively about the campaign by Jeff Burton. This led to conversation about the European campaign being sensationalist, a charge Anne rejected given Europe’s commitment to environmental values and advancing the nature and humanity connections in their public policies.

After saying that American fashion media is pure milk toast and rarely a source of inspiration for serious thinking on Anne of Carversville, Anne wrote in her comment:

“One of the most defining experiences on this topic for me was a MET show at the Costume Exhibit on supermodels a few years ago. When you see American Vogue in the late 60s and 70s, you wouldn’t recognize it.

The imagery was so strong — and yes there was nudity, god forbid! Women were going places and we were smiling, optimistic and powerful in our bodies.

I can’t help but think that a study of the changing images of American Vogue would coincide with the rise of social conservatives against women in America, our collective pursuit of materialism as that which defines us, and this wave of pc behavior coming out of women ourselves.

Maybe it’s pure coincidence that today’s American Vogue and Anna Wintour would be picketed by both sides for showing a nipple and the fact that in Iowa a bill was introduced yesterday making abortion and the morning after pill murder. Or that right-wing pastor Kevin Swanson says our wombs are full of embedded dead babies if we’ve used birth control.

For me, the changing images of American Vogue tell more about the forces against women in America than just about any other visual document that comes to mind. One thing I can say for certain is that Vogue doesn’t offend. They meet all the criteria for not using any shocking visual impact to make a point. God, I wish they did! Because we need some shocking visuals on our side of this war against women.

An American media editorial that does ask probing questions is W Magazine’s February 2013 ‘Heavenly Creatures’.

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Kate Moss and Natalia Vodianova by Mert & Marcus for W Magazine March 2013

Monday
Nov192012

Lara Stone & Laetitia Casta | Daniele Duella & Iango Henzi | i-D The Wise-Up Issue #322

I-D’s staggeringly beautiful preview of mother to be Lara Stone and mother of three Laetitia Casta couldn’t arrive at a better moment. Themed ‘The Wise Up Issue’, the title is spot on with the reality that women are taking stock of our lives, our rights and the fundamentalist forces moving against us in America and around the world.

While we pad this gorgeous tribute to womanhood with precious quotes that are indeed ‘thoughtful’ about the issues facing American women, enjoy this Monday morning magnificence lensed by Daniele Duella and Iango Henzi. If hair stylist and creative director Luigi Murenu is behind the concept, I know that we’re about to enjoy a tribute to Smart Sensuality women. Charlotte Stockdale is the fashion director for this shoot, with makeup by Stephane Marais.~ Anne

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Thursday
Nov242011

Happy Thanksgiving TED.com Film Message From AOC: Louie Schwartzberg: Nature. Beauty. Gratitude.

Nature’s beauty can be easily missed — but not through Louie Schwartzberg’s lens. His stunning time-lapse photography, accompanied by powerful words from Benedictine monk David Steindl-Rast, serves as a meditation on being grateful for every day. via TED.com

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Amber Valletta | Steven Klein | W September 2011 | ‘One for the Ages’ AOC Private Studio

Today’s NYT Style interviews photographer Steven Klein, whose aging images of Amber Valletta (see above) were shown last week as ‘Time Capsule’, organized by Russian art impresario Dasha Zhukova at the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture in Moscow.

Some visitors were seeing the show for a second time. It made its debut in New York in September at the Park Avenue Armory, in a cavernous room lighted only by the video panels overhead. Some visitors were as beguiled, but others responded more coolly. Age happens, said Carine Roitfeld, the former editor of French Vogue: “It’s a reality, unfortunately.”

Ms. Roitfeld was doubtless aware that in raising the specter of human decline, Mr. Klein had taken a pickax to fashion’s most fearsome taboo. “Showing age is always a disturbing thing,” said Stefano Tonchi, the editor of W magazine and the former editor of T: The New York Times Style Magazine, who commissioned the video project and published still images from the shoot in W’s September issue.

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Intermission #5

Hanaa Ben Abdesslem (above) and Anais Pouliot (below)cover the 5th issue of Intermission Magazine in these striking, stripped down to the bone, not overly airbrushed, raw beauty covers shot by John Scarisbrick and styled by Daniel Magnussen. Hitting newsstands December 9th the issue features contributions from industry innovators like Mario Sorrenti, Mikael Jansson, Mark Carrasquillo, Gaia Repossi, Fabien Baron, Ezra Petronio and Tom Sachs. via