Pirelli Calendar 2012 Photographed By Mario Sorrenti

So natural and pure. I love that the models are meant to be themselves and comfortable in their own skin. The images are very intimate and personal. Like Joan mentioned the vulnerability is very sexy. It may be very understated, but that’s the beauty of it. Sexiness doesn’t need to be over the top. It can be subtle.

Ebony & Ivory? Chanel Spring 2012 Ad Campaign

Photographed by Karl Lagerfeld

Joan Smalls and Saskia De Brauw star in Chanel’s Spring 2012 Ad Campaign. I’m really loving the contrast with the garments, and the contrast of the models. I wonder if it was done deliberately. Either way, the images are beautiful and quiet. That’s one thing Chanel has over a lot of labels, is the fact that when you’re wearing Chanel, you stand completely out in the crowd without having to be so loud. Charming as ever.

24 Hour Couture

This is a really old Editorial that I originally saw in American Harper’s Bazaar June 2007. I was never a huge fan of Gisele Bundchen whatsoever, until I saw this editorial. She wasn’t as angular as usual. There was a softness about her, and it was nice seeing her hair straight instead of the usual aqua-netted waves or curls. Either way, enjoy the beauty of Gisele in ’24 Hour Couture’ photographed by Karl Lagerfeld for Bazaar.

Dior Haute Couture by John Galliano A/W '06-'07

Dior Haute Couture by John Galliano A/W ’06-’07

Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier A/W ’06-’07

Versace Atelier

Versace Atelier A/W ’06-’07

Valentino Haute Couture

Valentino Haute Couture A/W ’06-’07

Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier A/W ’06-’07

Givenchy

Givenchy Haute Couture A/W ’06-’07

Armani Prive

Armani Prive A/W ’06-’07

Chanel Haute Couture

Chanel Haute Couture A/W ’06-’07

Original Article via (Harper’s Bazaar)http://bit.ly/SRrfZi

Where’s Our Blue Chip Girls?

Wasn’t Fashion Week wonderful this season? We all caught up with the looks for next spring. Prada’s Japanese “Elementary School” get ups with the cardboard cut out flowers hot glue gunned to fur, Chanel’s “Hula Hoop” bag on the Solar Paneled showcase, and the honey comb hats at McQueen…all was fun as usual, except…where the fuck were my girls at?

You know who I’m referring to: Natasha Poly, Raquel Zimmermann, Coco Rocha, Maryna Linchuk and Sasha Pivovarova…et cetera? I guess fashion dictated that girls with personality, and who were effortless attention grabbers, needn’t be on the runway. But why? Isn’t a “Top Model” what you’d expect on the runway? Not recently. Recently it’s the above average models on the catwalk. The one’s that aren’t risk factors per se. Take for instance Kasia Struss. She’s everywhere on the runway. From New York to Paris all through…but does anyone really care too much? We love her of course, but she never distracts us from the clothes.

I wasn’t alive for the beginning of the 80’s and was but a youngin’ in the 90’s, but one thing is for certain I knew all the big models. I guess you could blame my mother for leaving her Vogue’s underneath her dresser(never to throw out a copy I might add) for me to peruse and admire. Claudia Schiffer, Grace Jones, Cindy Crawford, Elle McPherson, Iman, Linda Evangelista, Stephanie Seymour Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss and-Do I honestly need to even say their last names? They shaped fashion and paved the way for models today. But things have changed since then…

They want the clothes to wear the models now. Forget personality or standing out. Just when I thought that a new era of supermodel was slowly arising, they cut the blue chip girls out. Seriously? I don’t know about the rest of the world, but a designers garment is only more fabulous when you can put a name to it. The one Natasha was wearing! Or did you see Jessica Stam fall in that?! I tire of the mediocrity in models these days. Which in turn, I also tire of celebrity. There’s a vulgarity in the industry.

The women on the runway and fill the glossy editorials are good enough amazing! They know how to show off a designers piece in a way that no celebrity could ever pull off. It’s time fashion goes back to it’s true roots. A change was coming. I thought it was inevitable. That fashion would slowly start reverting back to fantasy. The idea of capital accessibility irks me to the point of a repugnance that I can’t shake off. But we shall see. Fashion is a pendulum and it needs to swing back to its true self. The new age of the supermodel will, hopefully, come back and bite celebrity in the ass.