Category: Vogue italia

FashionBo Stanley: Curvy Icon and Carefree Surfer!

A model and surfer sponsored by Billabong and other surfing brands, Bo Stanley has been featured as Vogue Italia‘s most recent Curvy Icon for her fresh beauty, passion for life and the outdoors, and her embrace of a healthy, natural body.
Here’s how Vogue describes her (yeah, Vogue . . . so cool!):
Her toned, curvy body helps her to compete at the highest levels and is also a perfect synthesis of beauty, health and naturalness. Bo Stanley, who was born and brought up in Carpinteria, is an authentic Californian beauty: a blonde in a bikini, with a curvy, sporty physique and natural charm. It’s a far cry from the stereotype of artificial beauty, the product of the obsession with plastic surgery . . .
Bo has also recently worked with the Healthy Is the New Skinny campaign to help transform negative body images and promote self-acceptance for natural beauty and healthy living. Such a cool project – you can check it out onFacebook, too.
Just from her pictures, Bo seems like the kind of girl you’d want to hang out with all the time. Check out her blog and her website, and I think you’ll find she’s just as cool as she is beautiful.

FashionAnother “Dazzling” Spread from Vogue Italia

Less is more. . . right?

Well, leave it to the incredible wiles of Dolce & Gabbana and the artistry of the world renowned photographer, Steven Meisel, to show us very emphatically that More is More!
In this March cover shoot for Vogue Italia entitled “Dazzling,” stunning hues and bold combinations are romantically dimmed with low-lighting and rich Rococo decor. Frenzied patterns are accentuated with tall strappy shoes, pom-poms and colorful light bulbs arranged into antler-like headdresses. (Now that was a bright idea).
The models are a crisp meld of glowing beauty and geeky-chic, leading us even farther into the world of layering. See the rest of “Dazzling” if you dare!

Did you find Waldo? Just kidding, but seriously, the amount of detail in these pictures is wonderfully engaging. What is it that sticks out most to you?

FashionMorning Beauty: Jessica Stam by Steven Meisel

Have you ever wandered across a fashion editorial that took your breath away? 

The first time this happened to me, I was flipping through a Vogue when I was about 14 and was caught breathless when I saw an editorial in the back of the magazine. From then on fashion has had my undivided attention. 

As I perused Fashiongonerogue this morning I stumbled upon this editorial from Vogue Italia in 2003 done by the god of fashion photography Steven Meisel and modeled by none other than Jessica Stam. 

Re-visiting Kathleen’s blog on colored hair I have to say the look, styled here in 2003 by Brana Wolf was revolutionary. The way Jessica’s hair glows in some of these pictures gives a whole new meaning to avant-garde. 

 Was your breath taken? Mine sure was! 

FashionSteven Meisel Takes on the Gulf Oil Spill for Vogue Italia

Steven Meisel (famous fashion photographer) has taken on one of the most controversial environmental issues to date for Vogue Italia by focusing an entire spread on the Gulf Oil Spill. 

This was a stunning stance for Vogue Italia to take because fashion magazines have rarely been known for being socially responsible, let alone environmentally aware. 

The series that Steven Meisel shot was for Vogue Italia’s August issue and features an oil clad Kristen McMenamy (the model) desperate for survival in the gulf while she becomes entangled and strangled in haute couture garments. 

I was impressed by the depth of emotion captured by these photos. When, or if, we begin to imagine ourselves in all of our material beauty, drowning in oil, then the disaster and its consequences might start to be real. Will we ever take responsibility for the drastic consequences of our oil dependent lifestyle on the environment?

The critique brought up from these photos is that the magazine had hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of clothing and people flown to the location for this shoot. How does that comment on our use/abuse of oil and the environment? 

Whatever the consensus is the clothing used is breathtaking as well as the photos.. Do you think it was worth it?