This month the right sidebar is dedicated to Anais Mali, a 20 year old French model who walked every major runway from New York to Paris. Her exotic look was able to translate seamlessly between Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, Tommy Hilfiger, Givenchy and Missoni, to name a few.
Recently she was featured in Vogue and Italian Vogue, and was the face of Levi’s. I have a feeling there will be much more of that to come.
Twenty year old British model, Jourdan Dunn, is December’s Model of the Month. Along with walking over 90 fashion shows since she began modeling three years ago, Dunn was also the first black model to walk for Prada in more than a decade. She was also on the cover of the 2008 Italian Vogue devoted to black models, as well as I-D, Elle France, Vogue, and Teen Vogue.
Though she is amazingly beautiful, with very high cheek bones and cat eyes, Dunn is probably most known for her killer legs.
Since we are nearing the end of September, I have decided that a recap of the Vogue covers from both the American version and the international versions was in order and completely necessary. The faces gracing these magazines are picked because they will both set the tone for the Fall season and because they will entice people to want to buy the magazine. Remember, it is the face on the cover that usually sells the magazine.
Personally, I am loving all of the models on the covers. Only two of them featured actresses, Halle Berry on American Vogue and Marion Cotillard on French Vogue. All of the other international covers had models front and center, from Karlie Kloss to Coco Rocha, Freja Beha Erichsen, Kate Moss, and Miranda Kerr (twice!).
So, while I was scouring the internet for fashion I came across Emma Watson’s pictures from Italian Vogue, and needless to say, I am in love. With the pictures that is, though I’m sure she is a lovely girl. She looks so radiant and I’ve never seen her look more beautiful. It seems like everyone in the industry, especially Karl Lagerfeld, is in love with Harry Potter’s leading lady, and now I can see why! The clothes and the styling and the saturated photographs are stunning. I really love the one where she is sitting in the wheelbarrow being pushed by a farmer. The smile on her face looks perfectly genuine and the cloche is to die for.
There was a time when Sasha Pivovarova was in my top five favorite models. She has a Gemma Ward face, with huge blue eyes, pale skin and a cute Lolita ish look. And I love that she went to art school and is multitalented.
But then I saw the Italian Vogue editorial from this month and frankly it saddened me and more importantly it creeped. me. out. Sasha has always been thin (obviously, it is in her job description) but the extent to which I can see the bones in her back is unacceptable. This is not caused by eating your fruits and veggies and going on a run a few times a week. This is caused by something much, much more unhealthy. You can see a clear progression in the weight loss, in the H & M ads her legs look substantial enough in the fab sequin leggings but by the time you get to this month’s edition of Italian Vogue it has all gone down hill.
She is 25 years old, not a skinny teenager anymore, and maybe she is trying too hard to compete with the new crop of models but something needs to be done about Ms. Pivovarova’s weight, both for her health and for my sanity, I should not be taught to think that women are supposed to look like this.
A healthy person's back does not look like this.
No one's stomach sticks out like this!
Starting to go downhill
H & M ad
One of my favorite photos of her
Sasha and her Art
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