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Striking, androgynous model Courtney McCullough emanates aloof appeal for the discerning lens of Libertine veteran Cameron Davis. This moody portraiture combines subtle styling and minimalist wardrobe with the artistic vision of art director Charlie Black to actualize ‘Tomboy Ballad’; the latest addition to our Fall Flight series. Cameron has an eye for evocative imagery and unpretentious expression. Preferring to air on the edgier side of fashion, Cameron’s images skimp on ‘pretty’, to pack a more powerful punch. He has found a true creative complement in Courtney; whose hypnotic gaze presents more than enough intrigue to capture the readers’ curiosity…and keep it. Enjoy!
The Libertine brings you an amazing new story with sky-rocketing young face, Vita Sidorkina! This editorial, ‘Tripping The Light Fantastic’, is the brain child of revolutionary fashion photographer Kailas; who is a new talent on our radar, and one that we are absolutely thrilled to endorse. Focusing on light and color manipulation, the images frame Vita as a mercurial siren, exploring the tactile world of the senses and her capacity for pleasure. Becoming the muse was a breeze for Vita with the help of beauty artist Jourdan Dudgeon. The reader is invited on a journey with this dynamic team, through the imagination and into the experiential surreal. Enjoy!
Visionary photographer Craig Stuart Eisenberg returns to The Libertine with a modern new story, starring stand-out faceChebo as the focus of the installation. The editorial, entitled ‘BLKOUT’ explores an analytical perspective on the human body as a living representation of artistic expression. The unadorned set fades into the distance as the charismatic Chebo creates futuristic configurations with her dazzlingly reflective props. Dusty shadows and bright energy, this beautiful series (that could easily appear in a book of Craig’s work one day) is an fascinating head turner. Enjoy!
Photographer Kyle Deleu (assisted by Sharon Zobali) returns to The Libertine with another smokin’ exclusive. ‘We’ll Never Be Royals’ is a youthfully rebellious editorial, featuring fierce new face Britt Linn Vee. The looks were composed and styled by Nandi K. to complement the rock-and-roll grooming looks created by artist Pam Vanika. This series encourages experimentation with fashion as a mode of self expression. Britt takes no prisoners and makes no apologies, in this edgy new mix for our Fall Flight series. This season, it’s going to be all about making a statement…so dare to bare, or dare to tare…just DARE! Enjoy!
This exquisite editorial, ‘Forgotten Ancestors’, was composed exclusively for The Libertine, as a collaboration between visionary photographer Dusan Jaukovic and couture designer Jelena Malesevic (for her personal line: Morfium Couture). The shots are purely transcendental, and model Li Xiao Xing becomes every bit the beautiful embodiment of the designs. Bold and alluring designs complement Li’s finely sculpted features and the natural beauty of one of the longest enduring sanctuaries inhabited by the Lenape people before colonization. There is a subtle mysticism to the surroundings, that is echoed in both Jelena’s creations and Li’s powerful aura. Though this story is both light and fresh, reminiscent of the longer days of summer, it felt like a perfect balancing element for our fall flight series. Not to mention, that the images are breath-taking. Enjoy!
As the temperatures and the leaves begin to chart their annual fall, The Libertine turns its focus towards the melancholy harmonies of autumn’s slow senescence, with our latest editorial ‘Equinox’. The story, creation of Russian artist Evgeniya Boyarskaya (a new contributor to our Fall Flight series) features dramatic beauty Arne in minimalist wardrobe choices, styled by the photographer and model themselves. Evgeniya capitalizes on her model’s striking beauty as an energetic field to play up the dramatic contrasts of the season. The story is simple….and memorable alike. One can’t help but linger over the face of each image; the body, the light, the polarity…it was and easy choice to add to our incredible collection of booming talents. Enjoy!
Photographer Thomas Babeau is new on The Libertine’s radar, and gaining fast! His timeless images embrace a clean composition that marries the best aspects of modern culture and classic styling. Featuring models Melodie Monrose and Axel Serine as the cutting edge couple to watch, ‘Ex Fan Des Sixties’ is an urban editorial with autumn flavor. The looks, composed by stylist Mariétou Guèye Babeau, are crisp and current, complimenting the high contrast of warmer and darker grooming, applied by artists Benoit Guinot and Lorandy. Our models’ soft featured looks play dramatically off of the staunch lines and cityscapes that characterize the story. From beginning to end, the editorial reads as a ‘what to wear now’ catalog for fall. Enjoy!
Returning to The Libertine for the Fall Flight, photographer George Stratigis lensed a new series entitled ‘Triumph Of A Heart’; featuring daisy-fresh Slavic beauty, Olga Machikhina. The editorial presents an honest, unpretentious collection of portraits, showcasing Olga’s sweet energy and ease in front of the camera. Shot against a retiring black backdrop, the fair, lanky head-turner demonstrates that she’s more than got what it takes to mesmerize readers. With eyes like two dusky bottomless ravines, and a thick mane of streaming hair, Olga is not only breath taking, but possesses endless versatility as well. Her natural guile was emphasized by beauty expert Savina Hagisava, who has a knack for creating looks that appear as immaculate as a bare face. The Libertine has the exclusive privilege of debuting this promising new talent; and looks forward to following her career as it soars steadily higher. Enjoy!
The Libertine has the tremendous pleasure of collaborating again with master photographer, Adolfo Valente on a new sensual masterpiece entitled ‘Comely, Tender’. The glowing and ethereal editorial depicts delicate Italian beauty, Daiana Di Finizio in the sweet bloom of life. Hazy, shadowed rooms and golden morning rays cast intrigue and subtle dreaminess to the portraiture. Her gaze echos throughout the series and lingers with you after. Reminiscent of the iconic beauty of Ali MacGraw, Daiana is purely enchanting. This is another memorable series, and a perfect compliment to our already heavy-hitting Fall Flight series!
It’s very exciting for us that these beautiful images will also be featured QG Italia.com; as they will be doing a spotlight on the artist, along with an interview, and showcasing some more of his intoxicating work. Enjoy!
Italian artisanal finesse takes it’s inspiration from photographer Marco Michieletto; who returns to The Libertine for yet another beautiful feature in our Fall Flight series. His latest editorial, entitled ‘Little Miss Sunshine’, features flaxen-haired, international sensation Margot Sunshine. Demure and delicate, Margot exposes a vulnerable innocence that seems to disarm, while neutralizing the exploitative, hyper-sexualized nature of nudity in our modern culture. Her sweet charisma…in all it’s glory…represents the sacred essence of the feminine form in an idyllic world where beauty is still sanctified. The editorial pays tribute to the light of the young girl that shines out through the eyes of every woman; tender, precious. Marco was able to capture in Margot, a quintessential example of this elusive purity; most often seen, only when all the walls come down. Enjoy!