Selfies may have been banned at this year’s Met Gala, but that didn’t stop your favourite models and celebrities from posting instagram photos of their red carpet gowns and beauty looks. The theme of last night’s affair was China: Through the Looking Glass, though not everyone let the theme impact their styling decision. After the break, a look at who wore what, courtesy of Instagram.
British beauty Karen Elson lands the covers of this “Shadow Dream” themed story of Vogue China fall / winter collections 2013. On the cover, Karen looks pale white, almost ghostly in a beautiful flowing Valentino lace dress and a bob cut hairstyle that framed her ethereal face.
A glamorous collection is to be looked out for in this fall / winter ad campaign of the luxurious Louis Vuitton, which features the finest supermodels – namely Gisele Bündchen, Carolyn Murphy, Isabeli Fontana and Karen Elson – all looking near dentical with their fringed bob cuts.
British models Karen Elson and Edie Campbell grace the cover of Vogue Italy for the May 2013 issue. The two models look like they’re fresh out of a good swim in Ermanno Scervino’s beachwear and wet look hairstyles. This summer issue of Italian Vogue will be available on newsstands starting May 3.
It’s a gorgeous spring cover for Harper’s Bazaar US featuring Karen Elson and a softly feminine mix of beads, pink lipstick, and pearl-studded roses. The subscriber’s cover outshines the newsstand one in its prettiness, the latter featuring Elson in floral embroidered outfit and Alexander McQueen honeycomb mesh hat.
What’s more telling of the changing times? Supermodels strutting at the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games, or the row of iPhones and iPads lighting up the length of the runway on both sides? The supermodel segment was celebrating British fashion design, with Karen Elson – pictured here – wearing a custom made gold floral lace bustier dress by Burberry.
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Doesn’t matter what you think of them – tacky, attractive, ineffective or just unnecessary – fashion and beauty advertisements are special. Especially when big names get together on the same creative platform. Think Mario Testino and Kate Moss – that kind of special. These are the kind that’ll look flashy on beautifully scented pages of a glossy magazine, but when they are bookmarked and filed…
We’ve certainly looked at allegations of photo shoots being a little more than inspired by other works before now, but this one is a little different. Photographer Steven Meisel is oddly being accused of copying himself. Which honestly makes no sense on the face of it, but becomes a little clearer when you look at the details behind his two photo shoots.
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There’s nothing quite like serious fashion given a humorous spin. That’s what this is all about: the serious Lanvin brand given a spin, on the dancefloor no less. Karen Elson and Raquel Zimmermann look a little like two teenagers dressed up in their mums’ clothing doing a home-made dance routine in front of a camera. Only far more stylish, of course. The stiff and stern…
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