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A Vogue Fantasy

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As I flip my way through the crisp pages of a new magazine, I always hope for one thing. I wan’t to be transported. I want my mind to wander so far that the rest of the world melts around me. Isn’t the world of fashion a giant artistic canvas? Some of those most artistic minds of the world spend years of their lives sketching our fantasies and see them sewn into life. Coats so luxurious we wan’t to fall asleep in them. Patterns and prints so obnoxious we can’t help but laugh at their whimsy.

Then those artists pass off their creation to inspire others, and that’s when the fairy tale gets very interesting. Now editors, photographers, other dreamers, get to mold and fuse the art into their own giant canvas. I often get sad when I read about the fact that the print industry is slowly dying away. There’s something magical about seeing an image on a glossy sheet of paper that changes the way you view something. In this ever growing world of online presence through social media and blogging, people are getting their hands on images and inspiration faster than ever. But every once and a while, you need to sit down and take the world in around you, even if its sitting in your lap in print.

In the September 2015 issue of Vogue, I found some guiding beauty and inspiration in one of their editorials. It’s one of those stories that forces you to stop and take in all the beauty. I sat staring at every single page and pictured myself living in this glorious fairy tale world (and with glamorous clothes like that, who else wouldn’t either). Photographed by Mikael Jansson, Raquel Zimmermann is transported into a world straight out of a child’s bedtime story. So sit back and enjoy the pictures, enjoy the inspiration, and if I’ve gotten any point across, pick up a copy of the magazine and enjoy the glossy print on paper and off the screen. Spend some time flipping through pages. You never know when inspiration will strike you next.

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Campaign Photography

Campaign of the Season – Chanel FW15

Chanel FW15 Campaigns

*Update: The full selection of images has been released and added to the post, plus I’ve given it my official stamp as my campaign of the season!*

Oh how fresh are these Chanel images! Out of the chaos of Fall images we’ve seen, these sets sit nicely on the palate. Models Anna Ewers and Lindsey Wixson were tapped to channel their best high fashion poses to display the houses collection of Parisian inspired garments. The photos were taken by none other than house creative director Karl Lagerfeld for their Fall 2015 collection. Anna Ewers is seen putting her best foot forward, wearing a tweed skirt with a thigh-high slit, elegantly balancing a contrasting scarf. Lindsey Wixson (a constant muse of the designer), carries an oversized cardigan in her gloved hands, teetering backwards in a pair of wide-legged herringbone print pants.

For the seasons eyewear campaign, Lagerfeld called upon Lily Rose Depp, the houses most recent muse. Rose Depp is the child of Actor Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis, the latter of which was the face of the house back in the 90’s for their Coco for Chanel fragrance. Channeling her mothers modeling past, the 16 year old sits for the house donning their new Pearl Eyewear collection. The young model was most recently seen sitting around the roulette table with a bevy of other Chanel favorites during the Fall 2015 Couture show.

Check out all the images of the two collections after the cut!

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Campaign Photography

A Family Affair

Balmain FW 15 Campaign

While perusing the internet this morning while still tucked under the covers, my eyes fell upon an image of two stunning goddesses. Their legs encased in silky black tights, luscious furs draped elegantly over slender bodies. For what reason were these beautiful ladies adorned these knock-out dresses? Glamour is the only word that could come to mind. And what brand has been developing under this key element in the past few years? Balmain.

Sisters Joan and Erika Smalls create a sultry sister act in the new campaign for the houses Fall Winter 2015/2016 campaign lensed by Mario Sorrenti. Joan and Erika are joined in the campaign with equally sexy photos staring sisters Kylie and Kendall Jenner, as well as rising models Bella and Gigi Hadid.  See the rest of the campaign images after the cut!

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