We all know that Tom Ford was the guest editor for the December issue of French Vogue, and now, finally, the pictures are out. They are all very crisp and sexual, not a lot of romance or blurry, whimsical images for the legendary designer. For the cover, he chose 15 year old, Daphne Groenveld, pillow lips and all, and you can see Ford lurking in the background. I actually think the art direction and make up is beautiful, if not slightly creepy.
Of what I have seen of the other editorials, the picture with the children in the make up is my favorite so far. Crystal Renn makes an appearance as well, though she is hardly recognizable under the bandages and fake plastic surgery.
I’m eager to see the rest of the magazine, once it comes to America I will have to scoop it up!
Muiccia Prada does no wrong in my eyes. Both Prada and Mui Mui are amazing brands which speak to me. I loved loved (loved) the Spring/Summer 2010 collection as well as the Fall/Winter which will hit stores soon. The advertisements are always quirky and charming (see below) but the most recent campaign features very alien like models and a whole lot of air brushing.
This is the Spring/Summer campaign featuring Lindsey Wixon, big lips and all.
Super 60’s, Twiggy inspired, it is amazing and perfect and I love it.
But now with the Fall/Winter, the trend is more towards completely washed out faces and unrealistic face/body shapes:
I love the so called “alien” models such as Gemma Ward and Lily Cole, and it seems to me like this trend is coming back in the fashion industry. However, Daphne Groenveld, the far left model honestly scares me in this image, but she is super pretty in real life. And Lindsey Wixon is featured in these ads again, she is the one with the completely unrealistic cleavage. The amount of photo shopping done to her chest bothers me to no end, and especially because it is done quite poorly. I am no expert on photo-shopping, and I won’t pretend to be, but the shading and highlighting looks too fake to me, I am overly distracted by it too appreciate the great clothing.
These are images of Lindsey in a bathing suit: