Whatever tickles your fancy
So, I feel bad about completely bashing Sasha Pivovarova in my post (https://butaccordingtofashion.wordpress.com/2010/04/21/creepy-thin-woman/) because I do think that she is a really great model. I found this picture a while ago, don’t ask me where, and I instantly fell in love with it. From a Creative Director point-of-view (a possible job for me) the photo is phenomenal I love the antique furniture strewn about and the old Union Jacks hanging stiffly.
The pink tulle and bloomers peeking out is very charming and he brown riding boots are to die for.
Sasha fits in perfectly with this old British charm, making this one of my favorite editorial shots ever.
Everyone wants to dress models. Remember it is their job to wear clothes. Therefore some of the best dressed at the MET Costume Institute Gala on May 3, were the models. Don’t believe me? Just take a look below at the stunning ensembles.
My favorite, Coco Rocha in a dress designed especially for her by Zac Posen.
Doutzen Kroes also in a custom designed dress by Zac Posen.
Joy Bryant in Marchesa.
Jessica Stam in Rachel Roy.
Karlie Kloss in custom Donna Karan.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Burberry.
Lily Donaldson in Marc Jacobs.
Alessandra Ambrosio in Versace.
Caroline Trentini in Vintage.
Sasha Pivovarova and Kemp Muhl in Marni with Sean Lennon.
I am part of that small portion of the population that prefers models on the cover of magazines but recently that has been a growing trend, especially with the ever fabulous British Vogue. Over the past few years they have featured models on the covers of about half of their magazines. And personally I find this is the best way to go. They have a presence on the covers (it is part of their job description) and they entice people to flip through the magazine.
I once heard a quote that has stuck with me. It was, “Celebrities sell the magazine but models sell the clothes.” At the time I heard this I agreed wholeheartedly, but now I think that models might be able to sell the magazines on their own. Remember, there was a time when it was only models on the cover, Ms. Anna Wintour changed that. Grace Coddington is on my side of the debate. She once said, “There are no models on covers anymore. They’re all actors because they’re what sells.” She goes on to say, “An actor often dictates what you’re going to get. I find that annoying. And I’m incredibly shy, so they scare the pants off me. But I feel perfectly comfortable with the models. They’re like my kids.”
I am intrigued by models, there is something about them that is so fascinating, and I think that people are starting to realize this once again. After the age of the Super Models in the 80’s and 90’s there was a bit of a lull in the public’s attraction to models but I think that has definitely changed once again.
Below are some of the covers of British Vogue from 2009-2010 which featured models on the covers.
Canadian Model, Daria Werbowy
Russian Model, Sasha Pivovarova
British Model, Georgia Jagger
British Model, Kate Moss who has graced the cover numerous times
British Model, Lily Donaldson
Russian Model, Natalia Vodianova who has also been on the cover many times
Dutch Model, Lara Stone
Any thoughts about the celebrity vs. model controversy?
Filed under Models, VOGUE
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
Filed under Models, VOGUE