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Valerija Kelava | Vogue Italia Feb. 2011 by Damien Neva

Were I only to write the Ford Models Blog about Valerija Kelava, then I could possibly carry on about the twenty-year-old Slovenian in near perpetuity. Her current campaigns alone are worthy of a couple thousand words, easily, what with Diesel Black Gold, CK One, Aquascutum, and Jil Sander Navy all blazing the pages of advertising the comprise the bulk of almost every major fashion magazine. But, if you know anything about Valerija, then you equally know her modeling nous also extends to print. That she masters the advertising end of high fashion and the editorial side — not to mention having done 17 NYFW shows — is nothing short of staggering. One of Valerija’s latest editorials features in Vogue Italia February 2011 and is photographed by, wait for it, Paolo Roversi. Yes, that’s the same Ravenna-born Italian who has evidently developed a nearly insatiable appetite for his subject whom he has recently photographed for an October 2010 Vogue Italia story as well as for the memorable Man About Town editorial with Clément Chabernaud. The master clearly has something for Valerija and for good reason — she is exceptionally gifted at her craft and can even bring color to an otherwise black & white story…

… which leads me this morning’s discussion, namely Valerija’s Vogue Italia story photographed by Paolo Roversi and styled by Jacob K. Titled “Dots/Stripes/Black/White” the editorial pretty much does what it says on the tin, but to such a high degree it commands a sixteen pages of Condé Nast‘s Italian flagship glossy. The story opens with a flourish of polka dots set against a black cotton MaxMara jacket. And when not polka dots or black and white, then stripes such as the long silk dress by Jil Sander in the third shot. Whichever way you slice, dot, or dice it, Valerija comes out on top, which certainly suggests this won’t be the last time we see her through the lens of Paolo Roversi.

Credits include: Publication, Vogue Italia February 2011 № 726; Title, “Dots/Stripes/Black/White”; Photography, Paolo Roversi; Fashion editor, Jacob K.; Hair, Shon at Julian Watson Agency; Makeup, Linda Cantello for Giorgio Armani Cosmetics at B. Agency; Manicure, Magali Buisson at Majeure & Événements; Image source, Newslicious.

Valerija Kelava | Vogue Italia Feb. 2011 (Photography: Paolo Roversi)

Valerija Kelava | Vogue Italia Feb. 2011 (Photography: Paolo Roversi)

Valerija Kelava | Vogue Italia Feb. 2011 (Photography: Paolo Roversi)

Valerija Kelava | Vogue Italia Feb. 2011 (Photography: Paolo Roversi)

Valerija Kelava | Vogue Italia Feb. 2011 (Photography: Paolo Roversi)

Valerija Kelava | Vogue Italia Feb. 2011 (Photography: Paolo Roversi)

Valerija Kelava | Vogue Italia Feb. 2011 (Photography: Paolo Roversi)

Valerija Kelava | Vogue Italia Feb. 2011 (Photography: Paolo Roversi)

Valerija Kelava | Vogue Italia Feb. 2011 (Photography: Paolo Roversi)

Valerija Kelava | Vogue Italia Feb. 2011 (Photography: Paolo Roversi)

Valerija Kelava | Vogue Italia Feb. 2011 (Photography: Paolo Roversi)

Valerija Kelava | Vogue Italia Feb. 2011 (Photography: Paolo Roversi)

Valerija Kelava | Vogue Italia Feb. 2011 (Photography: Paolo Roversi)

Valerija Kelava | Vogue Italia Feb. 2011 (Photography: Paolo Roversi)

Valerija Kelava | Vogue Italia Feb. 2011 (Photography: Paolo Roversi)

Valerija Kelava | Vogue Italia Feb. 2011 (Photography: Paolo Roversi)

Valerija Kelava | Vogue Italia Feb. 2011 (Photography: Paolo Roversi)

Valerija Kelava | Vogue Italia Feb. 2011 (Photography: Paolo Roversi)

Valerija Kelava | Vogue Italia Feb. 2011 (Photography: Paolo Roversi)

Valerija Kelava | Vogue Italia Feb. 2011 (Photography: Paolo Roversi)

Valerija Kelava | Vogue Italia Feb. 2011 (Photography: Paolo Roversi)

Valerija Kelava | Vogue Italia Feb. 2011 (Photography: Paolo Roversi)

Valerija Kelava | Vogue Italia Feb. 2011 (Photography: Paolo Roversi)

Valerija Kelava | Vogue Italia Feb. 2011 (Photography: Paolo Roversi)

Valerija Kelava | Vogue Italia Feb. 2011 (Photography: Paolo Roversi)

Valerija Kelava | Vogue Italia Feb. 2011 (Photography: Paolo Roversi)

Valerija Kelava | Vogue Italia Feb. 2011 (Photography: Paolo Roversi)

Valerija Kelava | Vogue Italia Feb. 2011 (Photography: Paolo Roversi)

Valerija Kelava | Vogue Italia Feb. 2011 (Photography: Paolo Roversi)

Valerija Kelava | Vogue Italia Feb. 2011 (Photography: Paolo Roversi)

Valerija Kelava | Vogue Italia Feb. 2011 (Photography: Paolo Roversi)

Valerija Kelava | Vogue Italia Feb. 2011 (Photography: Paolo Roversi)


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The third and fourth pictures are simply gorgeous! Her expression, the paleness of her face. Perfection.

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