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Karmen Pedaru | Vogue Portugal Agosto 2011 by Damien Neva

What would summer be without reruns? In a word, cruel. That could well be a motivating thought behind the decision by Vogue Portugal’s editor in chief Paula Mateus to reprint Karmen Pedaru‘s Cédric Buchet editorial from Vogue Paris juin / juilett 2011 as her magazine’s August 2011 cover story. As much as readers would no doubt appreciate a new Karmen Pedaru cover story I reckon few will disparage this particular reprint, which counts as the Estonian’s first ever for the storied Condé Nast franchise. If you can’t catch A Super Máquina on TV this summer, then you certainly could do worse than cop Karmen Pedaru’s Vogue Portugal cover issue.

Credits include: Publication, Vogue Portugal Agosto 2011; Photography, Cédric Buchet; Fashion editor, Anastasia Barbieri; Hair, Diego da Silva; Makeup, Karim Rahman for L’Oréal Paris; Production, Queen of Spade; Fashion assistance, Azza Yousif, Mayako Sasaki.

Karmen Pedaru | Vogue Portugal Agosto 2011 (Photography: Cédric Buchet)

Karmen Pedaru | Vogue Portugal Agosto 2011 (Photography: Cédric Buchet)



Karmen Pedaru | Vogue Paris juin / juillet 2011 by Damien Neva

This just in…interweb steals print’s thunder! Well, OK, there’s not even a shred of a story in an opener that could only be less breaking were it a hardboiled egg covered in bubble wrap inside of a bouncy castle in low earth orbit. This is of course an elaborate way saying that a Vogue Paris juin / juillet 2011 editorial featuring Ford’s Karmen Pedaru photographed by Cédric Buchet surfaced, get this, on a message board (the temerity!) before the actual issue was en le kiosque le 26 mai. Then again, I for one am not going to look this digital gift horse in the kisser so long as it is serving up Greek delicacies such as this Anastasia Barbieri-styled story titled “Bleu paradis.” The editorial opens with the Estonian wearing a one-piece strapless swimsuit in draped stretch microfiber by Norma Kamali. Complementing the swimsuit are hoops and necklace by Vestaleo and cuffs made from hammered brass and gilded with fine gold from the Ruban collection by Hervé Van Der Straeten. The paradisal blue theme culminates with Karmen wearing a blue tunic and long pleated skirt by Haider Ackermann, gold belt and gladiator sandals in gold and leather by Salvatore Ferragamo, and various bling by Bulgari, Lydia Courteille, and Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co. When all is said and done, oh, and reblogged, the interweb can have its thunder so long as the lightning is all Karmen Pedaru’s.

Credits include: Publication, Vogue Paris N°918 juin / juillet 2011; Title, “Paridis bleu”; Photography, Cédric Buchet; Fashion editor, Anastasia Barbieri; Hair, Diego da Silva; Makeup, Karim Rahman for L’Oréal Paris; Production, Queen of Spade; Fashion assistance, Azza Yousif, Mayako Sasaki; Image source, Fashion Screen.

Karmen Pedaru | Vogue Paris juin / juillet 2011 (Photography: Cédric Buchet)

Karmen Pedaru | Vogue Paris juin / juillet 2011 (Photography: Cédric Buchet)

Paridis bleu | Vogue Paris juin / juillet 2011 (Photography: Cédric Buchet)

Paridis bleu | Vogue Paris juin / juillet 2011 (Photography: Cédric Buchet)

Karmen Pedaru | Vogue Paris juin / juillet 2011 (Photography: Cédric Buchet)

Karmen Pedaru | Vogue Paris juin / juillet 2011 (Photography: Cédric Buchet)

Karmen Pedaru | Vogue Paris juin / juillet 2011 (Photography: Cédric Buchet)

Karmen Pedaru | Vogue Paris juin / juillet 2011 (Photography: Cédric Buchet)

Karmen Pedaru | Vogue Paris juin / juillet 2011 (Photography: Cédric Buchet)

Karmen Pedaru | Vogue Paris juin / juillet 2011 (Photography: Cédric Buchet)

Karmen Pedaru | Vogue Paris juin / juillet 2011 (Photography: Cédric Buchet)

Karmen Pedaru | Vogue Paris juin / juillet 2011 (Photography: Cédric Buchet)

Karmen Pedaru | Vogue Paris juin / juillet 2011 (Photography: Cédric Buchet)

Karmen Pedaru | Vogue Paris juin / juillet 2011 (Photography: Cédric Buchet)

Karmen Pedaru | Vogue Paris juin / juillet 2011 (Photography: Cédric Buchet)

Karmen Pedaru | Vogue Paris juin / juillet 2011 (Photography: Cédric Buchet)



Tao Okamoto for Kenzo S/S 11 by Damien Neva

Last Friday we took a look at Mario Testino‘s “Gangs of New York” story from Vogue February 2011 that featured Ford’s Tao Okamoto. For that editorial the Japanese wore Rodarte, but today it is her feature for the Kenzo S/S 11 campaign by another Mario, Mario Sorrenti, that has caught this page’s attention. The campaign for Antonio Marras‘s Kenzo spring line extends the breathtaking landscape motif of recent campaigns by situating Tao and the other models along a rocky shore with crashing waves. In what is Kenzo’s fortieth year the line displays a commitment to the richly decorative traditions of Marras’s native Sardinia whilst at the same time drawing on Japanese printing techniques.

Credits include: Client, Kenzo; Campaign, S/S 11; Photography, Mario Sorrenti; Styling, Anastasia Barbieri; Image source, tFS.

Tao Okamoto for Kenzo S/S 11 (Photography: Mario Sorrenti)

Tao Okamoto for Kenzo S/S 11 (Photography: Mario Sorrenti)



Ming Xi for Diane von Furstenberg S/S 11 by Damien Neva

Ever since the Ford Models Blog left for Milan, spent sleepless nights in Milan, and returned from Milan it has had a devil of a time catching up with the countless editorials and campaigns that surfaced in its absence. Today and every day until New York Fashion Week F/W 11 this page will do its best to put that right and we thus begin with Ford’s Ming Xi featuring for the Diane von Furstenberg S/S 11 campaign by photographer Glen Luchford and stylist Anastasia Barbieri. Having featured two looks for the New York designer’s spring 2011 womenswear collection last September it’s not surprising to see Ming cast for the spring campaign. The green hue of Ming’s dress certainly pops when set against neutral background that looks remarkably similar to the walls from the opening scene apartment in Last Tango in Paris. Whether or not that’s intentional is neither here nor there. It’s sexy and in terms of sales ought to see more action than even Marlon Brando‘s character in Bertolucci‘s blue masterpiece.

Credits include: Client, Diane von Furstenberg; Campaign, S/S 11; Photography, Glen Luchford; Fashion editor, Anastasia Barbieri; Image source, tFS.

Ming Xi for Diane von Furstenberg S/S 11 (Photography: Glen Luchford)

Ming Xi for Diane von Furstenberg S/S 11 (Photography: Glen Luchford)




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