Danish model and Victoria’s Secret Angel Josephine Skriver covers the March 2019 issue of FASHION Magazine, styled by Anna Katsanis. Kar Irlin captures Skriver in ‘The Female Gaze’ as a Mugler Amazon wearing new and archival designs from the fashion house that helped define bold, female-empowerment dressing.
Model Vivien Solari is styled by Camilla Pole in ‘Elari’s Wake’ , lensed by Emma Tempest for Vogue Italia’s December issue./ Makeup by Janeen Witherspoon; Ali Pirzadeh
Model Alek Wek is styled by Jo Jones in The Obsrver Magazine UK’s December 2018. Photographer Jody Rogac is in the studio, capturing ‘See this? This is all woman. I know what I’m doing.’/ Hair by Fernando Torrent; makeup by Linda Gradin
Alek Wek is 41, and she doesn’t care who knows it. “The party’s just getting started,” Wek tells Jane Mulkerrins. “To see diversity finally kicking in and being embraced is amazing,” she says. “We’re not there yet – there’s still some way to go, but…” We say ‘Amen’, Alek.
The South Sudanese model was first shot by Steven Meisel as part of a story for Vogue Italia in 1996. A year later she was the first African model to appear on the cover of American ELLE.
Kristin Drab and Fatou Jobe are styled by Georgia Tai in ‘A Night at The Depot’, lensed by Scandebergs for Vogue Italia January 2019./ Hair by Pierpaolo Lai; makeup by Martina D’andrea
Model Matcha Mosimann is styled by Jongkol Palarit in ‘Island of Souls’, lensed by Sootket Jiwpanit for Vogue Thailand December 2018./ Makeup by Ruttanachot Pokum
Top model and Victoria’s Secret Angel Lily Aldridge remains a mother-in-waiting — soon, soon — from her Nashville home. In this November 2018 editorial of riches styled by Vadim Galaganov, photographer Dan Beleiu captures the splendor for ELLE Russia. / Hair by Stefano Gatti; makeup by Simone Belli
Julia Restoin-Roitfeld is glam seductress in ‘Meu Estilo’ lensed by Jacques Burga for Harper’s Bazaar Brazil December 2018./ Hair by Italo Gregorio; makeup by Seong Hee Park
Model Miao Bin Si is styled by Punk Cherry in ‘Lost in Red’ extreme beauty. Wang Ziqian is on location in in Seda Monastery for Marie Claire China December 2018./ Hair by Wen Zhi; makeup by Lu Wang
Talent Solange Knowles is styled by Katie Shillingford in ‘Runaway Bay’, lensed by Jackie Nickerson for Dazed Magazine Spring/Summer 2018. Knowles pens a seven-part thank you and reflection on Jamaica. She begins:
I’ve been following Joni. First through her words, then through her truth, then through her melodies and the way I dance and drown in them. Then through her jazz, through chords that ease themselves into one another without ever showing their shadows. Through her exodus. To Topanga, and then to Laurel, and now to Runaway Bay, without even trying to find her.
I’ve been looking at photos of this house in Runaway Bay for five years. Wanting to know if it could tell my secrets. If it could hold me. If I could write music, and drink wine, and draw sketches, and sleep well naked and invent new ways to say how I feel. If I could burn my sage, and wash my hands with Florida water right there on the porch until I feel renewed.
Solange was referencing legendary singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell who spent time in Jamaica, unable to sing or birth lyrics. Instead, writes Vogue, Mitchell painted on the walls of the bedroom of Itopia, a stone-walled house built in the 1600s as part of the Cardiff Hall estate on the North Coast of Jamaica.
Solange posted a now-deleted Instagram message: “Joni Mitchell painted murals in this house. I wrote songs in this house.”
The name ‘Runaway Bay’ comes not from the fact that this is a perfect getaway spot in Jamaica. That would be modern marketing. ‘Runaway Bay’ was an escape route for slaves The area is rich in caves, giving runaway slaves both shelter and secrecy as a place to regroup before choosing whether to remain on the island and move on. Read The Jamaica Maroons and the Danger of Categorical Thinking.
Another gift in the photo shoot is Shillingford’s choice of Paolina Russo’s athletic corset, worn on the cover. Russo won the prestigious L’Oreal Professionnel Young Talent Award at the Saint Martins BA fashion show in May 2018. She is now working on a Masters at Saint Martins, with industry eyes lasered on her prodigious talent and visionary future in fashion.