Katie Grand’s editorial direction never seizes to amaze me and this time for LOVE Magazine Issue #8 Fall/Winter 2012/2013, she puts Laura Carmichael (Lady Edith), Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary) and Jessica Brown Findlay (Lady Sybil) of Downton Abbey fame on the cover. Shot by Mert & Marcus, the whole cover editorial titled Dance With A Stranger is dedicated to the famed English costume drama Downton Abbey which will be into its third season very soon. If previously you have not heard of or watched it, these shots below might convince you otherwise; a truly sublime display of English portraits and surrealism.
Here is the full list of models cast for Dance With A Stranger by Mert & Marcus for Love Magazine Issue #8 Fall/Winter 2012/2013: Jessica Brown Findlay, Laura Carmichael, Michelle Dockery, Joanne Froggatt, Rob James Collier, Sophie McShera, Amy Nuttall, Justus Eisfeld, Oliver Grenali, Konan Hanbury, Eddie Klint, Jason Morgan and Alex Shantz.
Image Credits: tfs
LOVE Magazine Issue #7 is out in stores now and what caught my eye was this awe-inspiring editorial spread featuring Kristen McMenamy. Titled The Origin Of Monsters, Kristen McMenamy is shot by the extravagant Tim Walker with the fantastical use of larger than life insects as props. This peculiar theme is then further brought to life with deconstruction styling done by Katie Grand, making this one mysterious and eerie editorial. Check out the rest of the LOVE MAgazine Issue #7 editorial featuring Kristen McMenamy by Tim Walker below.
And if you are guessing who is on the cover or should I say covers –which I will not be featuring here as they did not excite me as much as this editorial– it is none other than Linda Evangelista who reportedly “cost LOVE Magazine a fortune”. The only other cover features Lara Stone and Kate Moss together. Check out both covers on the LOVE Magazine Facebook page.
Image credits: tfs, love magazine/tim walker
What Lies Beneath is the title of it photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot’s 28-page editorial in Love Magazine #6. Styled by Love Magazine Editor-in-Chief Katie Grand, What Lies Beneath starring Mariacarla Boscono, Saskia De Brauw, Kristen McMenamy, Anais Pouliot, Lara Stone, Guinevere Van Seenus, Paul Boche, Xiao Wen Ju, Jed Texas and Angus Whitehead, comes with an accompanying fashion film that also marks Mert and Marcus’ first ever fashion video.
Much has been said about the source of inspiration for What Lies Beneath that is stunningly dark and visually poignant. Plagiarism or inspiration? These two issues only matter to the parties involved and serious fashion folk. To the average consumer/viewer, what matters are visually stunning images, period. Mert and Marcus’ What Lies Beneath editorial and film for Love Magazine #6 showcased that and that’s all I have to say.
View the full What Lies Beneath editorial by Mert and Marcus for Love Magazine #6.
LOVE Magazine Issue 6 is now out in stores and LOVE Magazine has finally released images of all 8 covers of its supernatural-themed Issue 6. The first three covers starring Elle Fanning, Chloë Moretz and Hailee Steinfeld have already been released and are now in stores. The remaining five special edition covers starring Lara Stone, Nyasha Matonhodze, Mariacarla Boscono, Kristen McMenamy and Daphne Groeneveld will be out in stores on September 1st. All LOVE Magazine Issue 6 covers were shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.
The question now is which cover to get. I’m leaning towards Mariacarla Boscono or Elle Fanning. They are all stunning in their own right and it seems that fashion folk cannot stop seeing enough of in-demand photographers, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott’s stunning visuals.
Image credits: love magazine