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Eniko by Von Unwerth reminds us of a pre-Raphaelite nymph

What do John William Waterhouse and Ellen Von Unwerth have in common? Not much, and the two probably don’t find themselves side by side in a sentence too often. Von Unwerth’s works are often brazenly erotic; Waterhouse’s only subtly so. But looking at Von Unwerth’s latest shoot for Vogue Italia, starring a nymphesque Eniko Mihalik, thoughts are drawn to parallels of Pre-Raphaelite beauties.
NSFW Photo gallery included.

Living the sweet life in Alberta Ferretti for Macy’s

Mariacarla Boscono looks perfectly at home as the 50s Italianate bombshell brunette in the spring 2012 campaign for Alberta Ferretti’s capsule collection for Macy’s. To fit with the colourful holiday mood of the pieces, Ellen Von Unwerth ploughed unabashedly into the book of headscarves-and-vespa-riding cliches: but does it matter? Some things are timeless, and wanting to look glamorous while living la dolce vita is one…
Mariacarla Boscono: Alberta Ferretti for Macy's S/S '12
Mariacarla Boscono: Alberta Ferretti for Macy's S/S '12
Mariacarla Boscono: Alberta Ferretti for Macy's S/S '12
Mariacarla Boscono: Alberta Ferretti for Macy's S/S '12
Mariacarla Boscono: Alberta Ferretti for Macy's S/S '12
Mariacarla Boscono: Alberta Ferretti for Macy's S/S '12

Crystal Renn’s hunger games

There’s often a lot of frou-frou and frills to be expected from any Ellen von Unwerth shoot, though always in a playful and downright sensual way. It’s none the less refreshing to see an Unwerth shoot that capitalises on her ability to make over-the-top costumery work in a powerful way, but one that channels it into something stronger and sharper. This shoot for Shon Magazine…
Crystal Renn: Schön! Magazine Issue 17 (NSFW)
Crystal Renn: Schön! Magazine Issue 17 (NSFW)
Crystal Renn: Schön! Magazine Issue 17 (NSFW)
Crystal Renn: Schön! Magazine Issue 17 (NSFW)
Crystal Renn: Schön! Magazine Issue 17 (NSFW)
Crystal Renn: Schön! Magazine Issue 17 (NSFW)
Crystal Renn: Schön! Magazine Issue 17 (NSFW)
Crystal Renn: Schön! Magazine Issue 17 (NSFW)

Von Unwerth, Wheels & Dollbaby: a match made in heaven

If you’re familiar with Wheels & Dollbaby, and with the photography of Ellen Von Unwerth, then you wouldn’t even need to see the results of a collaboration between the two to know the match would be heaven-made. In fact it’s an all-round alignment of stars: the collection, of which the “Jolie Bow” silk picnic dress and its matching headscarf are a definite highlight; the beauty…
Wheels & Dollbaby: A/W '12 campaign by Ellen von Unwerth
Wheels & Dollbaby: A/W '12 campaign by Ellen von Unwerth
Wheels & Dollbaby: A/W '12 campaign by Ellen von Unwerth
Wheels & Dollbaby: A/W '12 campaign by Ellen von Unwerth
Wheels & Dollbaby: A/W '12 campaign by Ellen von Unwerth
Wheels & Dollbaby: A/W '12 campaign by Ellen von Unwerth
Wheels & Dollbaby: A/W '12 campaign by Ellen von Unwerth

Evan Rachel Wood strips off for Von Unwerth

Evan Rachel Wood was born for Ellen Von Unwerth’s lens. She’s always flaunted a dark side, sexual side, self-confessed bisexual side, the kinds of qualities that Unwerth loves to bring out in any subject. In this shoot for Flaunt Magazine, a short-haired Wood is styled by Brett Bailey to sometimes look flapper-esque, sometimes masculinely sexy – with no shyness to display a little bare skin.
NSFW Photo gallery included.

Dior Cruise, vintage vibes

Saturated colors of summer vibes, unforgettable memories captured on film, the joyfulness of bright days – this is how we could describe the relaxed candidness of the Dior Cruise 2012 lookbook. There is no theatrical drama, no affected performance, no constrained act of sophistication, just youthful naturalness and feelings of freedom. Rising stars in modeling Monika Jac Jagaciak and Antonio Navas channel succulent summer atmosphere…
Monika Jagaciak: Dior Cruise '12
Monika Jagaciak: Dior Cruise '12
Monika Jagaciak: Dior Cruise '12
Monika Jagaciak: Dior Cruise '12
Monika Jagaciak: Dior Cruise '12
Monika Jagaciak: Dior Cruise '12
Monika Jagaciak: Dior Cruise '12
Monika Jagaciak: Dior Cruise '12

Amber Heard: weekend distraction

So typical is this shoot of Ellen von Unwerth’s style that at first I was unsure if I’d seen it before. Apparently not: apparently this exploration of sapphic fetishism is a new editorial from the fall 2011 issue of Vs Magazine. In many ways, it’s a successful formula for von Unwerth so why break it? Titled Amber vs Amber, the titular model is Amber Heard,…
Amber Heard: Vs Magazine F/W '11
Amber Heard: Vs Magazine F/W '11
Amber Heard: Vs Magazine F/W '11
Amber Heard: Vs Magazine F/W '11
Amber Heard: Vs Magazine F/W '11
Amber Heard: Vs Magazine F/W '11
Amber Heard: Vs Magazine F/W '11
Amber Heard: Vs Magazine F/W '11

Lily Cole models weird and wonderful lingerie

Like a steadfast paper doll Lily Cole models 37 of the most unique, unusual and utterly intriguing sets of lingerie you’ve ever laid eyes on. One set turns her into a mechanical object covered in cogs. Another plates her in mirrored shards that seem to transform her into a living cyborg. Other are hinged or feathered or peplumed or frilled, made from sailor’s knots of…
Lily Cole for '11 Triumph Inspiration Award
Lily Cole for '11 Triumph Inspiration Award
Lily Cole for '11 Triumph Inspiration Award
Lily Cole for '11 Triumph Inspiration Award
Lily Cole for '11 Triumph Inspiration Award
Lily Cole for '11 Triumph Inspiration Award
Lily Cole for '11 Triumph Inspiration Award
Lily Cole for '11 Triumph Inspiration Award

The return of Josephine Baker

Adore Me. So implores the title of Ellen von Unwerth’s latest shoot for Tush magazine, and model Rose Cordero makes it hard not to oblige. A sure sign that the ’20s fashion revival we predicted is on the march, Cordero is decked out in finger waves and fringed dresses, the kind of outfits we expect might hit the big screen when The Great Gatsby remake…
NSFW Photo gallery included.

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