Monday, January 31, 2011

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley for Vogue UK March 2011

Amazing...the red and gold combination is just overpoweringly sensual. Look at those lips...and fingernails...mmm...

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Alina Baikova for Vogue Australia March 2011

Very the unknown model and the multicoloured banner (the latter never-before-seen in Vogue Australia). Love the Prada fiesta.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Yet More Cheryl Cole: Vogue UK October 2010

However, it remains one of my favourite Vogue UK covers of all time and which self-respecting red-blooded male (albeit with a fashion magazine fetish) could seriously turn up his nose at CC?

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Victoria Beckham for Vogue UK February 2011

It's amazing to think that, what with all the negativity and derision that she attracts, Victoria Beckham must be on some level a reasonably popular celebrity. I remain ambivalent. This month's cover, redolent of Vogue UK from the early 80s (is there a Dianaesque flavour here?), is clearly meant to soften the harder edges of her aesthetic and reputation but I'm not sure how much it succeeds.

As I said though I remain ambivalent. The Vogue UK April 2008 cover with VB remains one of my favourite magazine covers of all time. There is barely any personal identity here though. She is more bauble, statue, than human.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Random Covers I Would Like to Share

From top: Christy Turlington for Elle France December 10 2010, Cheryl Cole for Elle UK February 2011, Victoria Beckham for Vogue UK February 2011.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year + Overpowering Sexuality: Michelle Williams for Vogue UK April 2008

Happy New Year! I spent the evening with my gorgeous girlfriend sipping Oyster Bay cuvee rose and supping on King Island Double Brie.

We watched Blue Valentine yesterday, and whilst it was an unnecessarily tense and harrowing film, it did serve to remind me of Michelle Williams' extraordinary beauty, and of one of my favourite Vogue UK shoots of all time (Aprill 2008).