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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!
‘Velvet Underground’ is a sensual masterpiece that comes to you from the recess of brilliant mind, Pino Leone. Silky smooth skin, voluptuous curves and tumbles of cascading hair, flow together like water to create dynamic movement throughout the images. Perhaps the most dramatic and striking quality of the editorial, is the grace and frank confidence with which the muse intimates the sacred splendor of her beauty. Model Margherita Cesarano stars as the captivating temptress, exploring the delicious sensations provided by embracing the freedom of her own skin. Her natural allure was amplified by makeup artist Giordana Hassan; who chose to simply underline the sumptuousness that already existed, rather than cover it up with heavy styling…
Set against the backdrop of a clean white studio, the editorial is truly an homage to the subtle power of feminine beauty. As the newest installment in The Libertine’s Fall Flight series, ‘Velvet Underground’ represents both the polished standard of mastery and the boundless scope of creativity that’s become obligate for all of our publications. Enjoy!
Distinctive new face, Julia Veilex shoots ’Seeds Of Change’ with photographer Amelia J. Dowd; to add to the Libertine’s Fall Flight collection. Julia’s beauty is so pure…youthful, that beauty expert, Maree Spagnol, kept her looks simple, clean and fresh. Amelia styled the shoot herself, with a combination of vintage pieces and labels such as Topshop and Asos. The editorial showcases Julia’s budding potential and versatility; in addition to the transparent sincerity that is so characteristic of Amelia’s work. We are pleased to participate in the collaboration of such promising and unique new creatives. Enjoy!
As much as a dramatic location can set the stage for a stunning editorial, sometimes shooting in the studio is a more complementary frame for both the model and the wardrobe. ‘Baby Blues’, shot for the Libertine by photographer Willy Ward, is just such a story. Featuring rising star Britt Nicholas, the editorial’s palette of deep blues beautifully contrasts with the models natural warmth. Britt’s easy energy gives the shoot a clean and cool feel that finds its perfect marriage in the denim ensembles compiled by stylist Ellen Purtill. Her casual outfits are offset by the feminine hair and beauty stylings of artist Jaclyn Hnitko.
As the Libertine makes its transition into our Fall Flight series, we are constantly consuming a steady stream of new talent and amazing artistry. We could not be more excited than to share a collaboration from this team of blooming talents! Enjoy!