COVER: SEAN O’PRY BY PABLO ARROYO, ELLE MAN MEXICO, JUNE 2013

Who knew a staple white tee & denim shirt could look so damn good!

One of my favourite models of the moment, Mr Sean O’Pry stars on the unconventional, minimal but eye-catching cover of Elle Man Mexico, June 2013.

Photographed by Pablo Arroyo, it’s refreshing to see something on the new-stand more “blue” than “blue steel”. The lighting, the off-beat pose and Sean’s complexion against the pale wood of the chair and washed denim shirt are altogether a visually stimulating combination. It’s natural, classic but forward in it’s composition and attitude. For some reason it immediately reminded me of this L’Officiel Hommes Cover by Johan Sandberg, but maybe it’s the chair/stool/unconventional/neutral/blue aspect.

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COVER: KAREN ELSON BY ALEXI LUBOMIRSKI, HARPER’S BAZAAR UK, MAY 2013

Harper’s Bazaar UK blissfully sweep us away from this drab UK weather and into their pink hued garden of roses where a captivating Karen Elson stands in a glorious Alexander McQueen SS13 ensemble, for their May issue.

Check out the accompanying editorial and the striking Subscribers cover below.

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As the shadows grow closer, a fearless model stands tall dressed in this season’s Burberry Prorsum collection for the exotic “Musterknabe” editorial by Daniel Riera for GQ Style Germany.

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AD CAMPAIGN: ALEXANDER MCQUEEN SPRING/SUMMER 2013 BY DAVID SIMS

The apiculturist at one with her swarm – Raquel Zimmerman appears drenched in their golden ambrosia while also mimicking the botanical styled illustrations of the honey bee, in the new David Sims lensed Spring/Summer advertising campaign for Alexander McQueen.

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COVER: CHANATHIP P SATHIRATHAI BY THANANON THANAKORNKARN, NUMÉRO THAILAND #4, MARCH 2013

Behold the dazzling Gustav Klimt inspired cover for Numéro Thailand #4, lensed by Thananon Thanakornkarn, where model Chanathip P Sathirathai channels both Adele Bloch-Bauer and Judith wearing the latest spring/season fashions while being showered and gilded in gold.

Check out the alternative cover below.

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COVER: NATALIA VODIANOVA BY BENOIT PEVERELLI, L’OFFICIEL PARIS, MARCH 2013

Although admittedly I cannot stand seeing her as the face of Stella McCartney, I have to admit, Natalia Vodianova is looking all sorts of pretty on the cover of L’Officiel Paris while wearing Christian Dior Spring/Summer 2013 neck scarf and dress.

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Karmen Pedaru get’s her “Mystique” on in this Daniel Sannwald lensed shot for I-D Magazine, Pre-Spring 2013.

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AD CAMPAIGN: JIL SANDER SPRING/SUMMER 2013 BY DAVID SIMS

So here it is, the first Jil Sander campaign post Raf Simons, and it’s strong, strict, slender and clean, while remaining devoid of any emotion, which for such a beautiful collection, actually sells the clothing rather well.

Check out the rest of the David Sims lensed campaign here.

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COVER: SUVI KOPONEN BY MERT ALAS & MARCUS PIGGOTT, VOGUE PARIS, MARCH 2013

Like a deer caught in the headlights, Finnish model Suvi Koponen graces the cover of Vogue Paris for their “Avant Garde” themed issue.

The image, shot by Mert & Marcus, reminds me of a cleaner and sharper version of a the Le Noir shoot she previously did with the duo back in 2012. Either way, I absolutely love it, although for an issue of Vogue Paris that flirts with the idea of “the radical”, I’m not entirely sure how this relates.

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I may not be Marlon Teixeira’s biggest fan, but I was immediately drawn to this atmospheric image, (and one other), in the “Knight Knife” story, lensed by Domino and featured in Umno Magazine #5.

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COVER: DOUGLAS BOOTH BY BRUCE WEBER, VMAN #29, SPRING/SUMMER 2013

FINALLY a Men’s cover!

The prettiest male model around, Douglas Booth takes on the role of a “New School Romeo” (no doubt a reference to his role in the new 2013 film adaption of Romeo and Juliet), on the Bruce Weber lensed cover of VMan #29, Spring/Summer 2013.

Although I’m not opposed to black and white covers in spring (as as almost perfect as his face is), I’m not too keen on the shot, especially after seeing how great the accompanying editorial is. Douglas may be going for “New School”, but it’s definately “Old SKOOL” Romeo he’s channeling here, with a distinct air of Leonardo Di Caprio a la Baz Luhrmann on one end, and a whiff of Leonard Whiting on the other.

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A stunning portrait of David Gandy (my fave), wearing a Rick Owens coat by photographer Dimitris Theocharis for Schon! Magazine #16 back in 2012.

The entire editorial was just as flawless as Mr Gandy himself! *fan boy moment*

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