Victoria’s Secret catalogues have changed over time. Changed, a lot. In fact they went from soft and erotic-looking in the 1970s to a modern day production-line of unrealistic perfection. If we were to get scientific about it and lay out the last 10 catalogues in front of you, unlabelled, odds are you wouldn’t be able to distinguish one from another. But when you have a…
It’s hard to say whether Natasha Poly’s arm is just completely hidden from view or a casualty of photoshop – Doutzen Kroes for Vogue China style – but either way she’s looking entirely glamorous for the cover of the magazine’s August 2012 issue.
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There’s “blink and you’ll miss it” and it seems that, when one works as a Photoshop retoucher, there’s “spend so long and you’ll remove it.” At least that seems to be the case with the June issue of Vogue China in which model Doutzen Kroes unceremoniously had a leg removed.
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This is one of those moments that has us running for our favourite shade of red lipstick: few classic beauties can have that effect more strongly than can Doutzen Kroes. The July 2012 Elle Korea cover featuring a partially submerged, yet still beautifully made up, Doutzen was shot by Thiemo Sander.
Photos of bikini-clad models with their arms behind their heads and their knees in the sand are ten a penny. So common are they, that they’re a cliche and they’re usually awful. Not so with Doutzen Kroes’ Elle Japan cover, which doesn’t so much reinvent the idea as it does bring a better perspective to it.
Remember the days when Victoria’s Secret shoots took place in your Grandmother’s living room, right beside the indoor potplants and floral chaise lounge? The same days when the Angels wore their hair in fluffy ringlets and spent less time at the beach and more time doing traditional feminine activities like making tapestries and pretending to read from leather-bound books, all the while threatening to transcend…
When you pit two Victoria’s Secret supermodels against each other in the ring, it’s not just a fight of mere mortals; it’s like an epic battle between two gladiators, two Amazonian Queens. Nicola Formichetti styles Adriana Lima and Doutzen Kroes with fetishist toughness for their girl fight in V Magazine’s sports issue. In many ways this is what Mario Testino does best: high impact, high…
The FT talks to Victoria Beckham, The Talks talks to Frances Ford Coppola, and we talk to two beautiful winged creatures otherwise known as Doutzen Kroes and Lindsay Ellingson. All that talking done, it’s time for you to do some reading. After the break, a link round up of 5 weekend reads.