07 April 2008

do you know the muffin man oh what the hell the brain is moving?!

Mr. Monday knocked on your door, did you beat him with a shovel or ask him in for coffee? I think I was pretty courteous. I didn't throw my alarm clock out the window this week, which is a huge improvement. Anyway, my scanner isn't working at the moment, but I will scan in the sketches eventually.

I love models. On the off chance I do mingle with them, they're just normal people except infinitely prettier. And well paid. And skinnier. And....well, mostly I like who I meet in the modeling industry. They're good at their jobs, and these lovely ladies make me ache for Summer and Spring hasn't even gotten halfway through!

Rich textures, heavy jewelery, crazy socks, this is exactly my kind of thing. A well-hemmed hippie skirt and a patterned shirt with some strings of jewelry and you're set. If you can't pull off multiple patterns at once, concentrate on one portion of your body and choose colors to complement or offset that pattern depending on the quirkiness you'd like to show. Of course, the socks are my favorite part of most of the shoots; layered or just plain eclectic socks with sandals really bring these shoots home to me.

So I present, from dark to light. Different settings yield equally beautiful results.

First on the table:
Magazine: Vogue Russia Issue: March 2008
Title: Sea Princess Photograher: Paolo Roversi
Verdict: Natalia + Paolo = unreal.

Really, this is such a beautiful shoot. It's such a shame that Natalia is going to be retiring soon (or so I hear); she's easily one of my favorite models. She very rarely disappoints me and quite frankly, I think she must be some really pretty alien creature because
  1. She's popped out babies and LOOK AT HER,
  2. Have you seen her underwear ads? She could stop traffic with that gaze
  3. She makes me feel better for having a bad hair today because it looks cool in this shoot.
  4. She gets the point of the shoot across wonderfully. These are just my favorite pictures from the spread, but in every picture it's just spot. on.
Magazine: Vogue UK
Issue: May 2008
Title: Desert Rose
Photographer: Venetia Scott
Verdict: Hot Americana....model could easily be a 5 year old though.

I love, love, love the styling of this shoot. I'm not very fond of yellow besides my pale yellow cardigan, but this really makes me want to go out and buy several yellow dresss and heinous shoes to clash with my already huge mountain of ugly socks. I've already taken the hint from this shoot and worn odd socks with shoes, and I like it quite a lot. The only thing I've got to say I don't like about this shoot is that Siri could have shown some more energy. It's the desert, you have Prada/Zac Posen/etc. on and a really cool trailer behind you. What the hell are you grumpy about?

Magazine: Vogue UK
Issue: May 2008
Title: The Sheltering Sky
Photographer: Patrick Demarchelier
Verdict: asfdghgh;glkh everything about this shoot is perfect.

Oh. My. Everything about her is amazing in this....her eyes are so amazing, and she's not giving a model pout emo face like every other model I see now. She seems genuine in the photos, it's like everything she's wearing is a ball gown. She's stunning in every shot...and once again, shoes and socks! I love the combination here the best. I'm sure Abigail will appreciate the huge amount of jewelry in the third shot, too.

But this is my favorite interpretation. Jane from TFS. Zoe, if you think my wardrobe is ridiculous I'm pretty sure you're going to weep when you see hers.

Just. So. Cool.

click to enlarge the pictures! scans from foto_decadent and mixologies, many thanks.