“Photographing at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc was truly magical,” said Avedon of the shoot. “Our beautiful women upon the rocks were based on the particular Sirens in Homer’s “The Odyssey,”—dangerously beautiful women who possessed the power to lure nearby sailors to their deaths with their enchanting music and bewitching auras.”
Photography by Michael Avedon with fashion direction by Michaela Dosamantes for CR Fashion Book.
Model turned actress Alyson Le Borges is captured by photographer Mathieu Cesar for CR Fashion Book sitting by the seaside in Antibes.
“If I could choose any role to play, it’d be Penélope Cruz in Vicky Cristina Barcelona because I love her personality and she’s completely hysterical and unpredictable.”
Magda Laguinge is my latest model crush. I just love her girly, but yet androgyne look – and of course, her short hair! I think she has got a bit longer hair now though… But oh my god, I got so obsessed with Hana’s hair last weekend I just wanted to cut my off immediately. I love that simple look short hair do. Anyway, Magda is seen all over for the moment and for instant you can follow a tiny bit of her model diary right here.
You haven’t missed the CR Fashion book’s tumblr right? I love the CR site and pretty much visit it every day since Roitfeld and her team cover everything from editorial fashion to the latest Daft Punk album and the Cannes Film Festival. In her editorial cover Carine puts a twist on wardrobe essentials. With model Xiao Wen, Roitfeld shows one of the most classical pieces of all time, a Chanel bag, in seven different ways. I love the fact that no matter what style you have, you can wear this timeless piece to it – from punk to hippie. The editorial is photographed by Max von Gumppenberg and Patrick Bienert, and styled by Carine herself.
‘It started out because I couldn’t find both of the earrings in a pair so I would just put different ones on, but now I do it all the time. It looks so cool, no?’ Carine Roitfeld says on her tumblr. Looks pretty cool to me, perhaps a new trend? Carine wears on the picture an earring from Dior, and in the other ear a delicate and more subtle earring from Chanel. Have a look at some more of her editorial snapshots here. By the way, I read an interview with her and she seems to be such a fabulous woman. Carine mentioned that because of her age, her body has started to get weaker, and that is why she began to dance ballet. The former editor in chief takes ballet classes every morning and got so inspired by the art form that she dedicated a whole issue of her CR Fashion Book to dance, and her second issue is simply called ‘Dance’.
I spotted the CR Fashion Book issue #1 in stores the other day and it really caught my eye. So I really wanted to share the beautiful cover, and some great photos from that issue. The book feature Kate Upton on the cover with the name ‘Rebirth’. Her daughter, Julia Restoin-Roitfeld is also featured in the book from the time she was pregnant. The issue is full of images and ideas of birth, pregnancy and family. The ‘Lullaby’ editorial features the beautiful Marie Piovesan photographed by Jean-Baptiste Mondino.