Unlike the current penchant for celebrities to do that now cliche naked pregnancy shot, Julia's is actually really good and she has her mother Carine Roitfeld to thank. Rather than going nude, the former Vogue Paris editor styled her in a sheer Alexander McQueen and olive coloured bra. 'Pregnancy's a moment in a woman's life when it's really important to feel seductive,' she told the magazine. 'I loved that my mum dressed me sexy like that.'
As far as her style is concerned, being pregnant hasn't changed anything. 'I still dress how I used to dress and sometimes people look at me weird on the street, as if because I’m pregnant I stop being a woman,' she continued. 'That’s really something I want to make a point of: that I’m going to be a mother but I’m still a woman, I still want to feel good about myself and feel pretty.'
Raf Simons' has always been under the microscope, especially during his time at Jil Sander, but that went to a completely new level when he was confirmed as the new creative director of Dior last month. With all eyes on him in the run up to his debut at Dior for the brand's Haute Couture show in Paris this July, it makes sense that i-D chose him to cover their 'Lights, Camera, Action' summer issue shot by Willy Vanderperre.
Will you buy the issue when it hits newsstands on May 10?
Last week we showed you Karl Lagerfeld's cover for i-D magazine's spring 2012 issue and now, all of the other special covers are out and they're really good. Shalom Harlow, Dame Vivienne Westwood, Carolyn Murphy and Georgia May Jagger are just a few of the faces fronting the new issue that hits newsstands this Thursday.
Yes. It is officially the summer of the beautiful, brunette, Freja Beha Erichsen.The model has been here, there and everywhere, featuring in campaigns, adverts and runway shows.
Vogue Paris, Vogue UK and i-D covers she has added to her growing collection in the last couple of months, whilst making a clean sweep of the Fall 2010 campaigns, appearing in Chanel, Valentino and Tom Ford eyewear adverts. Add into the equation, the new Balenciaga campaign where she appears alongside a host of other fabulous models. The fiery haired Karen Elson, Stella Tennant, Meghan Collison, Eliza Cummings, Valerija Kelava, Mirte Maas and Julija Stepanoviciute, all shot by the wonderful photographer, Steven Meisel.
Yes they are known for ripping up the runway and covering every billboard in America, the Victoria's Secret Models are worshipped by everyone worldwide. Now to add to their many successful ventures, three of the most beautiful models have taken the fashion magazine world by storm. Australian Angel Miranda Kerr has scored not one but two covers, GQ's June Issue and the Summer edition of i-D. Brazilian beauty Alessandra Ambrosio is Vogue Nippon's covergirl for July and Dutch diva Doutzen Kroes is on the cover of prestigious Russian Vogue for their June issue. So its been a busy time for Victoria's Secret and it just goes to prove they can do anything.
Having popped straight over from his exhibition ‘Showstudio: Fashion Revolution’ at Somerset House on Wednesday night, where he’d just shot Kate Moss as part of his 100 Portraits project for i-D magazine, Nick Knight was in demand yet again. We found him in Selfridges’ 3rd Central space signing copies of his new eponymous book, ‘Nick Knight’, which features a collection of his most stunning and iconic images, as well as previously unpublished shots, stills from his video work, and imagery developed for SHOWstudio.
“It's like any other editing process - you end up pinning everything around the wall. It's comparative,” Knight told Vogue, explaining the book’s evolution. “The tricky thing is finding a purpose for the book. It needs a story. There were certain things I wanted to say. It started out as 10 chapters - well really it started out as 10 books. I looked at it like an exhibition and a series of rooms.”
Grazia were also at the signing and asked Knight about the set-up for his 100 Portraits project: “I wanted to present it in that kind of gallery context, so I’ve taken the fashion photographer’s studio and made it into an exhibit, by having one of the walls as a two way mirror wall so the public can actually come right up to it and see it just as an exhibit. So the whole process of a taking a fashion photograph can become an exhibit in itself,” Knight responded.
Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin are a dutch photography duo. Having shot Fall 0/9 campaigns for Gucci, Balmain and YSL the couple have continued to build on their success since the early 90’s. Pushing the boundaries between reality and often the surreal they create interesting, clever photographs that have become iconic long after the campaigns are over. Having previously used a lot of digital manipulation which enabled them to explore subjects such as gender, sexuality, superficiality and identity they now use very little as their photographs have become more subtle. American, Japanese, Italian and French Vogue often use their work, as well as recent covers for Interview and i-D.
In August we reported that the tide was slowly turning as the use of black and ethnic minority models had increased in advertising campaigns and on the runway. The meteoric rise of Jourdan Dunn was hailed as the beginning of a future in which, there would be an equal presence of black and white models in the industry.
Some would argue that progress was made by Italian Vogue with its all black issue last July and i-D Magazine's September Issue which featured Jourdan Dunn, Sessilee Lopez, Chanel Iman and Arlenis Sosa on the cover as well as in a multi page editorial. Nathan Jenden, the brains behind the label by the same name and creative director of Diane Von Furstenberg has also sought to tackle this issue by sending only models of colour down his runway during LFW last week. PPQ also followed suit. One can only hope that such a positive stand will be an inspiration to others or at least result in more media attention to the debate.
Sessillee Lopez and Chanel Iman are rumoured to be embroiled in a messy feud which has allegedly been played out through Twitter. Having most recently both starred on the cover of i-D's September Issue and Allure's October 2009 'Bombshell' issue, one would have thought that the last thing either model would want, would be to attract unwanted and potentially negative publicity at this stage in their careers.
London based photographer Tim Walker has more imagination than most. His fantasy photographs have filled the pages of magazines for the last decade, often experimenting with scale and colour which results in a surreal childlike quality to his images. With his work being some of the most eye-catching around it's no wonder he has previously been snapped up to photograph ad campaigns for clients such as Juicy Couture, Yohji Yamamoto and Comme des Garcons, as well as working for magazines such as as i-D, W, Dazed and Confused, V and Itaian Vogue.