Something Nymphy This Way Comes

6.12.10

 




A Pure Wonder by Craig McDean.Vogue Italia March 2008. Model- Karen Elson. Stylist- Tabitha Simmons. images via Trend Hunter

And this ain't no tragedy. No m'am. As Kanye would say, Craig McDean shot the best editorial of all time, of all time (stale joke?). Okay, maybe not the best of ALL time, but it has been a favourite of mine for quite a while. Blows my mind out the gutter each time I see it. I love the movement and the varying textures with fabrics of tulle, feathers and brocade. I also really like the illusion along the edges of each photo; leaves me wondering...is it a painting or a photo? No matter how long I sit staring at it, contorting my head this way and then that way, I just can't tell what's what.


I think Sydney from the rabbit-hearted girl might fully appreciate this post. She stated on  Playback Rewind that Karen Elson is one of her favourite models right now. I'm not surprised as to why. Karen looks incredible in this editorial. Ethereal and other worldly.  What do you all think? You likey?


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38 Contributions:

...Iww... said...

Love it! :D

Shanna Maren said...

Yes, me-likey :P
She looks a lot like the woman that plays the ice queen in Narnia...

Jamie said...

So pretty!!

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Marella said...

Really nice!

In New York Paris Tomorrow said...

So gorgeous. Craig McDean makes worlds we should live in, not just drool over.

Anaivilo said...

Oh my, with colors! I love the fluidity and the effects. Her attitude is stunning! :D Great editorial

Lidia said...

Your blog is high standard, love the outfits and articles! And let me say you are an exotic beauty! If you want we can follow eachother :)
XOXO Lidia
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Amber Blue Bird said...

she is a beauty. thanks for sharing these photos

dottie said...

definitely likey...tres lovely.

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styleonthecouch said...

You're right she has this amazing ethereal look that works so well in the editorial. She makes me feel happy to be pale rather than tanned too ;-)

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Becca [Free Honey] said...

I love this editorial and the watercolor motif. Karen Elson is one of my faves, her red hair really pops here.

Ramona said...

oh, what a colours, what a styling, what a shots!
AMAING!!!!!

xo Ra

ching said...

all of these are so extravagant. i like the soft color palettes used and the designs are amazing.

MJ said...

Very cool photos. Glad you shared these, I love how they look like watercolors almost!

and flowers pick themselves said...

oooh super rad colors.

:)

xo Alison

Jude said...

My goodness but these are gorgeous! It's amazing, there is such talent and creativity out there (makes the world go round :)).

HauteMangoGirl said...

thanks :)

your blog's amazing!

xx

Angelica Ng said...

Oh wow, nymphy indeed! I love anything ethereal, so this is perfect eye candy for me!

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Kate said...

I love these! Gorgeous colours and a unique look! x

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ooh, this entire shoot is so whimsical and ethereal - like a fairytale. Love!! :)

E said...

There's something very Labyrinth-like about these. Very dreamy

Simona said...

So serene, I truly felt in love with these photos! oh, and thank you for commenting :)

xx
Simona
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Jen said...

I love how colorful and artsy these are! How fun it would be to do a photoshoot like this!

CaliforniaCandy said...

I agree, visually appetizing... and the color combination is each shot is superb!

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jada and jon said...

great photos!! love these shots!

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xx

Ria said...

Oh yay I see you got on twitter.

Really digging this editorial, love the movement of the fabric and the model's lines. So good.

Elena Vasilieva said...

loving tis magic fairy tail vibe

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x

Mila said...

Thank you very much for your comment.
Adorable pictures.

Britty said...

WOW i lost my words these are extreme good different from anything i see in magazines now

style-haus said...

karen elson is timeless...love her in this editorial. the styling is incredible as well...the windblown effect, the fabric/textures and ethereal element.

classiq said...

amazing editorial. you're right, it's like a mixture between photography and painting. Vogue Italia has some of the most stunning fashion editorials.

Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

It's a fantastic editorial!xx

Rianna Bethany said...

She looks amazing, her face is absolutely flawless
Rianna xxxx

BenchesandChandeliers said...

beautiful and ethereal

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Sally said...

Karen Elson IS fantastic, no doubt about it!

Magdalena said...

These pictures are adorable.... charming. I see a story .... magic world .... illusions and magic.
The intensity of color .... This's fantastic ...

LACE.LEATHER.LIPGLOSS said...

the third picture actually looks
a little bit like alexander Mcqueen!
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Marina said...

love it!!!!

thanks for sharing:)


xx Marina

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