After much anticipation, last month Condé Nast finally dropped the debut issue of Vogue Netherlands. Overall the cover wasn't too bad. All of the pretty pastels that we've been seeing everywhere appeared on the backs of Romee Strijid, Ymre Stiekema and Josefien Roderman and the cover story inside was pretty strong too.
Where many felt disappointed though was with their choice of models for the big cover. As top Danish models go, they had quite a few to choose from so many were expecting either Saskia de Brauw or Lara Stone to make an appearance to mark the big debut. All is forgiven now, though, because the magazine put Lara Stone on their May issue, which dropped this week. At one stage it refreshing to get a break from Stone because she seemed to be in just about everything but considering that we haven't seen much of her in a while besides that recent Vogue Turkey cover, it's good to see her back again.
After much speculation back in December Condé Nast confirmed that they were launching a Dutch version of Vogue and now it's finally here. The cover of their first issue dropped this week and stars models Romee Strijd, Ymre Stiekema and Josefien Rodermans who were shot by Marc DeGroot. While the cover isn't bad, I was expecting it to be more stand out and feature one of their bigger models like Saskia de Brauw or Lara Stone.
If there's one brand whose campaigns we all look forward to see, it's Prada. Aside from the clothes, all eyes are on the models because as you know, landing a Prada campaign is the making of a new models career.
This season the line-up was a lot greater than we saw last year with Steven Meisel shooting casting six models - Megan Collison, Elise Crombez, Kati Nescher, Katryn Kruger, Natasha Poly and Ymre Stiekema - to appear in an American gas station set-up. “[T]he gas station is cast as a central symbol in this post-modern crossroads of new horizons and economic fulfillment, a stage set where fashion, fantasy and the promise of new discoveries collide,” the press release explains.