Filed under: Editorials | Tags: a super máquina, anastasia barbieri, azza yousif, cédric buchet, diego da silva, karim rahman, karmen pedaru, knight rider, mayako sasaki, queen of spade, vogue portugal
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.
Filed under: Editorials | Tags: anastasia barbieri, cédric buchet, diego da silva, karim rahman, karmen pedaru, parids bleu, queen of spade, vogue paris
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.
Filed under: Editorials, News | Tags: charles varenne, diego da silva, francelle, karmen pedaru, nirvana, numéro, richard bush, tattoo
Ford’s Karmen Pedaru features in an eight page story in Numéro October 2010 photographed by Richard Bush with styling by Charles Varenne. Titled “Etat d’âme” or literally state of mind these portraits of Karmen might better be described by the expression “Etats d’âme” or states of mind for the sheer versatility of looks presented. Varenne’s crisp styling is accentuated to tremendous effect by makeup artist Francelle and hair stylist Diego Da Silva. For this excellent Estonian the ability to change her look in such a dramatic fashion and effortlessly so is hardly surprising even if you gave only a passing glance to the S/S 11 show season. Upon further scrutiny it emerges that in New York, Milan, and Paris Karmen walked in a combined fifty-seven shows, opening three, and closing eight. Which is also another way to say modeling divergent ensembles such as a minimalist three-piece, double-faced cotton suit by Akris or neo-flapper silk embroidered dress by Dior is all in a day’s work. And so it seems rather appropriate, then that the tattoo on Karmen’s inner left bicep should quote the opening lines of Nirvana‘s “Come as You Are”:
Come as you are
As you were
As I want you to be…
Malleable, mutable, and no matter the state of mind it is Karmen Pedaru through and through.
Credits include: Publication, Numéro Oct. 2010; Title, “Etat d’âme”; Photographer, Richard Bush; Fashion editor, Charles Varenne; Makeup, Francelle for NARS Cosmetics at Art + Commerce; Hair, Diego Da Silva at Tim Howard Management; Manicure, Rica Romain for Zoya at See Management; Numérique, Joe Gunn; Retouching, Love Retouch; Fashion assistant, Vanessa Metz.