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The first thing that occurred to me while I saw this shoot was this paragraph from Lauren Weisberger's The Devil wears Prada, where Andrea the Assistant describes her boss Miranda.
"...Either way, it was perfection. She looked breathtaking. She herself was an objet d'art, chin jutted upward and muscles perfectly taut, a neoclassical relief in beaded Chanel silk. She wasn't beautiful- her eyes were a bit too beady and her hair too severe and her face much too hard- but she was stunning in a way I couldn't make sense of, and no matter how hard I tried to play it cool, to pretend to be admiring the room, I couldn't take my eyes off her..."
Italian Model and Theatre Actress Mariacarla Boscono appears on the July 2010 issue of Vogue Russia. The shoot has been done by Sharif Hamza and has been shot in the Roberto Cavalli House in Florence, Italy. It features some of the outstanding Cavalli outfits I've ever seen, with exquisite jewelry from Florence's ver own Gold Merchants Ponte Vechchio Gioielli to Yves Saint Laurent, Bvlgari, Grimoldi, Pasquale Bruni and Kara Ross.
Cavalli's Animal Prints just overflow with the rugs, carpets, outfits, backdrops and one word to sum up the shoot would be Fierce. This quality has been brought out so well that its almost in- your- face, with Mariacarla's sharpness of features and expression being the perfect foil.
The first three pics here are all outdoors and are what I call the good pics of the lot. The red mini dress is a perfect contrats for that Leopard fur Coat while the pencil skirt in the second pic is such a match for that voluminous top. The third pic's fur coat is again stunning. While iam not loving the hat, I can understrand the quality it brings with it. And how amazing is that footwear in the first pic!
The Next lot is the better ones which includes the cover. The first pic almost makes her look like an animal herself with her frame, her pose and that leopard print patchwork in the trousers. The second pic is relatively toned down and that Jumpsuit in the cover pic is ultra playful. I have to say the gold jewelry here is amazing and especially the necklace in the middle pic. How cool is that!
The third lot here is Breathtaking. The animal prints are back in full flow and the first pic with the tiger- print maxi has so many prints overflowing everywhere yet it works in such perfect harmony! The detailing of the second gown is stunning while the gold and black sequinned dress is such a sharp contrast to that soft fur rug. Am not a fan of smoking bu the cigarettes here and the red nails and lips, are the glorious finishing touches.
Overall, this is one opulent shoot that has completely blown me away. The creative madness has overflown and that shows!
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