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Finally i can show you full yet unseen parts of the issue. That spring edition is very discussed thanks to V promotion. Almost full styled by Roitfeld, i think you` ve already heared what there is no models and you`ve already seen Victoria`s Secret girls calendar, so i won`t bother you. Here is a cover story and a first Carine collaboration featuring Nick. The secound one translated via showstudio web site in real time- mode and showcased Lara Stone lessons of self-defence in best outfits of s/s season according to madame Roitfeld. Will see results in the next issue of V (i just hope what it`s not gonna be photoshopped to death as sometimes Nick does, because then we won`t see any result of Carine work). Concerning this collaboration- i don`t want to discuss Tahar actor`s capacities, since i simply haven`t seen his movies. Photos are too simple as well as the styling, but it`s a celeb-story, so it`s normal, the magazine should keep his personality on pics.

VMan # 25 spring 2012

Tahar Rahim
by Nick Knight
styled by Carine Roitfeld



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Play for today: Plein Sud

The final one for today. I just showed you the evolving of visual execution of one particular brand`s advertising. I think, that`s actually not bad, i mean the direction is right, thogh clothes are often leaves much to be desired...Today we see ressurection of yet luxurious clothing brands quite often (Mugler, Roccobarocco among others) and i think if we speak about ad camapigns, plein sud reached much more in this case, than Mugler and Roccobarocco. In the past season Roccobarocco released advertising taken by Mert & Marcus with Iris Strubegger, but there was only one image projected, as far as i know, so that`s not so much. Mugler is discussed and hardly promoted thanks to Nicola Formichetti, but they don`t have a visual advertising, only non-paying publications provided by hard-working PR- department.
That campaign is a repeat for Akrans: she already did it many times even with same model. It reminds too much Numero # 73 may 2007 as well as # 73 with Marta Berzkalna. Horsey- dominatrix theme. with ponytail and rough clothes+ athletic body. Shannan dyed her hair back in blonde and became victoria`s secret- only model. It is decay from a standpoint of high-fashion there she was working when was brunette (she`s naturally blonde), but from a point of commercial success that`s better because catalogs pays nice money, while editorials giving chicken feed, it is just promo and image-building story for model.

Plein Sud s/s 2012

Shannan Click by Camilla Akrans



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Play for today: Plein Sud

Here is a bit more interesting campaign realisation. Lara Stone started this vawe of blonds with plumpy lips and bleached brows (and gapped teeth) and everyone thinks that this looks way too sexy. Me- i `m not...So im not a fan of Hailey (for me she `s a bit more attractive Daphne). However Plein Sud was always having this agressive va-va-voom vibe. Kinda Jitrois: heels, leather etc. How`s `bout Sean & Seng photographic duo- sometimes i like thier works, sometimes they`re repetitive. For Numero magazine they sometimes bring some interesting points to the totally lackluster issues. So at least we should be thankful for that.

Plein Sud f/w 2011

Hailey Clauson
by Sean & Seng



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Play for today: Plein Sud

It`s been a while since Plain Sud putted his advertising in major publications like Vogue, i have a feeling what the company not just stopped production advertising camapigns, but just stop fonctioning on the market. Its last try was in 2002 featuring Amanda Moore and photographed by Steven Klein. During 90`s-zero`s models like Shalom Harlow, Milla Jovovich, Eva Herzigova, Rie Rasmussen, Delfine Bafort, Lisa Ratliffe, Kylie Bax, Carmen Kass, Vivien Solari, Karolina Kurkova among others modeled for Plain Sud seasonal campaigns, and Sean Ellis <3, Sthephane Sednaoui, Steven Klein, Helmut Newton took pictures. Plain Sud backed in magazines in fall 2011 when we saw Julia Stegner on pages of Vogue Paris. So here is that campaign. Collection itself is a combination of hot items of the past from Plein. Enjoy (with my comments)) Btw, any ideas, who`s photographer?

Plein Sud s/s 2011

Julis Stegner



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Last one for today. I have to confess: the first image behind the cut is the only one i like. Vogue Paris already got that story- it was in february 2003 with Elise Crombez taken by Mario Sorrenti and styled by Barbieri and the title was "en attendant la nuit" And it was much more interesting. Here we see "double -life" story: evening looks from NYC streets stands near daily outfits with jean hot-pants and shabby tank tops, pajamas. Lots of tits (not really beautiful) and evening looks reminds way too much the story with Karmen from december issue shot by Slimane. Nothin` impressive...

Vogue Paris march 2012

Karmen Pedaruby Mario Sorrenti
styled by Jane How



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Today i`ll provide the rest of Vogue Paris eds content. Here is "from runway to reality" version of studio shoot viewed by Alt. 8 designers total looks or combined with loafers, jeans every fucking time! Alt simply can`t see any of item without jeans and street fashion is certainly means sneakers/sporty/teenager outward. That`s truly dull, actually, no imagination+ total looks. Can you imagine something more repetitive and boring, though there is some nice combo, so be ready for my comments to each look, because that shoot is only about styling and how you can manage it. I love that kind of "tutorials", because then magazine play his main role- help readers get ahead in reaching that tough goal- be fashionable without turning into fashion victim.

Vogue Paris march 2012

Arizona Muse by Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin
styled by Emmanuelle Alt



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I haven`t put this editorial first, just because i don`t find it rather curious/interesting/remarkable. In my indiscreet opinion, it is more Russian Harper`s Bazaar than Vogue Paris, furthermore, Mert & Marcus seems to be the most pricey contributors for Vogue Paris and their appearance supposed to be always a small event for readers. Then Carine Roitfeld worked with photographic duo it looked more as a catalog- story, it was more a styling galore than an imaginary whimsical stories they create with Lalaland (production agency), Kt Grand(stylist)or Alex White (stylist as well) and Gerard Santos (set design artist) for Love, Pop, W. But Emmanuelle accomplish this story in way too simple and pointless shoot, which supposed to reveal and reflect Natalia`s personality in a new androgyny, careless and avant-garde way, but in point of fact it turned out so off, dull and faceless...And yes, the most dumbass typography i `ve ever seen in my whole life...

Vogue Paris march 2011

Natalia Vodianova by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott
styled by Emmanuelle Alt



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Runway and reality versions of Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen fashion creations. For everyday life and fashion shoots realized by Joe McKenna and seen by Sims, who`s shooting the second advertising campaign for brand.

Vogue Paris march 2012

Kati Nescher by David Sims
styled by Joe McKenna



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Not yet released march issue of Paris vogue. Will hit french newsstands 24th february. Before this you can easily enjoy some eds id like to share with you. Without any excitement, since Roitfeld era is gone traceless...Here is the best editorial out of all march issue, imo. I love that paparazzi style and that tender gauze on shots reminds us about sultry summer air and vapor from asphalt

Vogue Paris march 2012

Lara Stone by Mikael jansson
styled by Anastasia Barbieri



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so, as Carine promised, she worked for Purple fashion, here is the result. Quite disappointing, though. The i saw it, i realized one thing: even when you have the combo of everything you adore in the photo-story (my fav model of the moment- Saskia, my favorite fashion editor Carine, one of my very beloved photographer Terry and one of my fav magazine- purple) it doesn`t mean the result would be highly appreciated...I was waiting for more Saskia and Aymeline, than Daria (c`mon, she`s so faceless, i can`t even remember how she`s lookin` ), Lindsey. so Aymeline got only 3 shots (incl. cover) and Saskia- 5 (incl. cover as well). That`s poor result. And the styling is totally mad. I know, Olivier adores women`s legs and coloriful tights (we`ve seen it quite many times in "best of the season", it becomes signature) but there is too much going on...However... below you `ll find pics in not great quality, but you can judge something.

Purple Fashion # 17 s/s 2012

Sui He, Saskia De Brauw, Daria Strokous, Aymeline Valade, Joan Smalls, Lindsey Vixson, Candice Swanepoel, Hanaa Ben Abdesslem, Bambi Northwood Blyth
photographer by Terry Richardson
styled by Carine Roitfeld



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