Ask anyone who knows me and they’ll confirm that there’s little you can do to tempt me on to public transport, particularly an underground (as trains hurtle past you underground, you miss nearly all of the elements that make up any given city’s culture). And to be fair, I’m not entirely certain that Natalia Vodianova‘s pictorial for the sixth edition of Love magazine was even photographed in an underground. But with its rendered, Brutalist walls an tight framing, the locale certainly does much to remind me of a dozen or so underground stations scattered around Milan. And it’s that evocation set against the fact that the photo shoot features Natalia that leads me I declare this: if underground train stations were really found to be this chic I suspect that public transport would have a far greater appeal and certainly tip the scales in the use of public vs personal transport debate.
Of course, like so much of what we do, Natalie’s Love photo shoot is one of fashion as fantasy. Near on no one is going to take to public transport baring a thigh high split that misses both thigh and hip altogether. So the concept of me as an active user of poorly serviced public transport remains equally the fantasy.
Indulge all the same however and let yourself discover Natalie Vodianova’s craft of seduction by clicking on the thumbnails above and browsing through the photos.