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we are now 3 days away from 2009! and because of that i am featuring 3 amazing editorials. i have several editorials that are my favorites and i am now adding these three, that i'm featuring in my entry, to my favorites list. all of the editorials have different feels, clothes, lighting and fashion vibes--but ALL three of these editorials are superb. the models really work it, and show why they deserve the titles of high fashion models. tell me what you think! and thanks to everyone who has been reading these daily posts and commenting on them. :)
p.s. i have featured the entire editorial of each selection for your viewing pleasure.
Magazine: Harper's Bazaar China September 2008
Title: Olympic Glory
Model: Du Juan, Emma Pei
Photographer: Chen Zhun
the summer 2008 olympics in beijing were astounding. i loved everything from the opening ceremony, the swimming races, the diving competitions, the gymnastics displays, track and field races, and the closing ceremony. everything seemed to go perfectly, and every detail of the event was put together with so much thought and innovation. this editorial from the september 2008 edition of china's harper's bazaar takes inspiration from the 2008 summer olympic games, and does as good a job, if not better or capturing the history and various other achievements of china. the cover of the september 2008 edition is so cute! all three models look so beautiful, and i loved how they formed the configuration of the olympic rings with their hair. i also appreciate how this editorial is able to convey grace, ambition, anger, defeat, and triumph using not only a fantastic and almost surreal backdrop, but great model casting, great expressions on the models, good makeup/hair and clothing styling. the models really showed what they can do in this editorial. this is a testimonial to how good asian models are. there need to be more of them on the runway (as i've said time and time again...). this is so beautiful and perfect. it is now one of my favorite editorials of ALL TIME. yes, that means now and forever.
Magazine: Numéro December 2008
Title: Magie Noire
Model: Jessica Stam
Photographer: Miguel Reveriego
when i first saw jessica stam in an editorial i fell in love with her. she's such a doll! and her eyes are so captivating. the lighting in this editorial shows off her bone structure and i love the dark makeup and crazy hair. she carries it so well (another testament to her beauty). here the clothes don't take center stage; they add to the darkness of the editorial and amplify her looks. this makes me want to wear black 24/7.
Ad Campaign: Biotherm
Season: spring summer 09
Model: Sasha Pivovarova
this isn't an editorial out of a fashion magazine, it's an ad campagin for the beauty brand biotherm for spring/summer 2009. even though it's not technically an editoial, i just had to showcase this lovely series of pictures. it's bright, fresh and beautiful. lots of times when i see sasha pivovarova in editorials she scares me. she just looks scary. but here she looks purely angelic and beautiful. her complexion, hair color, and eyes, come together to create a great image for biotherm. i don't even care if any of this was photoshopped because it just looks so gorgeous. great job sasha! and biotherm did a great job of casting.