I'm having vacation and in general getting tired somewhere around Andalusia. Recovery in front of the computer commencing September 7th. Cheers!

Live From New York - V #61

Oh, New York, New York.... We get more and more of you every September. It's one of those places, that looks good in the pictures, no matter who is behind the camera. But when it's Mario Sorrienti and the Big Apple is accompanied by Sasha Pivovarova and Freja Beha, the outcome must be stunning. I love the claustrophobic angles, I love the poses and I even like the circus-like styling. And it's 20 pages.

Magazine: V #61 (September 2009)
Title: Live From New York
Photographer: Mario Sorrenti
Models: Sasha Pivovarova and Freja Beha Erichsen

And more September covers

This time two Serbian beauties!

Harper's Bazaar Russia September 2009 - Milla Jovovich by Igor Vishnyakov - she just looks wonderfully creepy

Elle Serbia September 2009 - Georgina Stojiljkovic by Milena Rakocevic - striking a pose!

Top models' nationalities

Have you ever heard "oh, fashion - it's all about Russian and Brazilian models". Well, I have. So just out of curiosity I took models.com Top 50 Models list and came up with those stats:

US 8
Russia 7
Poland 5
Netherlands 5
Belarus 4
Canada 4
UK 3
Australia 3
Ukraine 3
Germany 3
Sweden 2
Estonia 2
China 2
Brazil 2
Slovakia 2
France 1
Japan 1
Norway 1
Dominican Republic 1
Finland 1
Belgium 1
India 1
Lithuania 1
Martinique 1
Austria 1
Denmark 1
Hungary 1
Italy 1

I find it interesting. US and Russia are leading - that I could tell without statistics. But where's France? Where's Italy? Where's entire South America with all its beautiful latino girls? Where's Asia?
I guess we will not get rid of the blond, blue eyed type for long, long time.

More September covers

I'm glad there is some more good covers this month. After terrible Vogue China (so disappointing!), boring Vogue US and Kate Moss everywhere, we can enjoy for example those two below.

i-D September 2009 – Chanel Iman, Sessilee Lopez, Jourdan Dunn & Arlenis Sosa by Emma Summerton - black models striking again

L’Officiel Paris September 2009 - Jana Knauerova by Enrique Badulescu - Paris, Paris...

Anna Wintour + Fashion's Night Out

Two days ago Anna visited David Letterman on his Late Show to talk about fashion, The September Issue movie and Fashion's Night Out. I don't think she did a good job there, but Letterman was even worse (I have this feeling he was afraid of her(?)).

Anyway, she's mentioned an interesting thing - this whole NY Fashion's Night Out, which is basically supposed to be a massive shopping spree. After seeing the movie above, I found this ad of the already famous night featuring Vera Wang, P. Diddy, Carolina Herrera, Coco Rocha, Donna Karan, Ashley Olsen, Diane Von Furstenberg and Anna, of course. But... watch out - she is wearing a t-shirt!

Sesame Street in Harper's Bazaar

Isn't that cute? After Simpsons in Paris and Bambi for Stella McCartney we got a new fashion&cartoon mixture. This time Harper's Bazaar and designers joined forces with Sesame Street. Although the idea is rather cheap (they could do more than this...) - I love it! The editorial can be found in September's issue of HB + here.

Oscar de la Renta with Oscar the Grouch

Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte with Cookie Monster

Francisco Costa with Grover

Carolina Herrera with Elmo

Derek Lam & Thakoon Panichgul with Bert & Ernie

Vera Wang with Abby Cadabby

Diane von Furstenberg with Big Bird

Most Creative Wallets

Bacon Wallet

Cassette Wallet

Air Mail Wallet

Comic Book Wallet

Newsprint Wallet

Toast Wallet

Crossword Wallet

Duct Tape Wallet

Into the Woods - Vogue US September 09

I guess crisis and sales dropping came out doing well for the quality of Vogue US. The best editorial of theirs I've seen in a long time. But to be not too innovative, they used Natalia (and for the rest of the eds - Karlie Kloss). Well, you can't have everything. More + source: tfs.

Magazine: Vogue US September 2009
Title: Into the Woods
Photographers: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott
Model: Natalia Vodianova

Zipper Jewelry Trend 2009

This original necklace and earrings are by Tom Binns made from the set of zips and decorated with crystals and silver. Tom Binns comes form Northern Island. He is now one of the most respected Jewelry designers in Today’s Hollywood. Tom Binns is particularly good at using rough cutting colored Swarovski cut crystals.

Geekiest Tattoos on Body


Lara Stone for Vogue Paris September

Is somebody going to beat it? I don't think so. This will be the best September 09 cover.

lara stone vogue september 2009 cover parisIn the picture - Lara Stone looking like Natalia Vodianova. I absolutely love it - her lips (!), her eyes, her hair... Wonderful. Photo was taken by duo Mert & Marcus.

It's Lara's fourth Vogue Paris cover (after April 2007, March 2008 and February 2009) and her seventh Vogue cover in general (Paris (4), Nippon (2), Italia(1)). Although she's not my fav, I like the fact she's scoring so many covers. Stylists seem to love experimenting with her uniqueness (starting with famous teeth gap) and Bardot-like features.
source: tfs