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Saged Italian photographer, Marco Michieletto returns to The Libertine for our Spring Fling series, with a gorgeous new story entitled ‘Gone’. The editorial marries timeless photography with elegantly artistic nudity, to portray the sacredness of a young woman’s private moments lost in thought. Entrancing beauty, Elena Fortina, embodies the beguiled muse with effortless grace. The spectator is invited to share in this peaceful musing, arrested in time, between two artists and the ether. Enjoy!
Enchanting french sprite, Mathilde Frachon, joins forces with Libertine All-star, Akila Berjaoui, to create a sleepy and sultry story of disarming feminine vulnerability. Mathilde (who has appeared in countless international publications such as Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, Interview Magazine and more) has a way of transporting audiences with the depth of her gaze and the sweet, childlike freshness to her beauty. Complimented effortlessly by Akila’s candid style, Mathilde’s sparkling vivacity emanates through each frame. Stylist Elle Packham selected flirty, modern pieces to compliment the relaxed hair and beauty looks created by Rae Boriboun. The series is the second addition to our Spring Fling compilation…and kicks off our new season at The Libertine with fervent excitement for the inevitable industry developments to come this spring. Enjoy!
Photographer Stefano Fabbri works with an incredibly precise team of seasoned pros to create a dynamic studio series of fierce, modern flexion. Model Caroline Kristiansen morphs from soft curves to sharp angles with subtle shifts of energy and closely conforming wardrobe ensembles. ‘In The Cut’ features grooming adaptations by editorial artist Serena Congiu. The combination of sharp contrasts, low maintenance beauty and alluring active wear, produce a pure fluidity of motion throughout the images. Stefano, assisted by Pietro Frizzi, intimated with beautiful proclivity for sensual portraits, the mercurial nature of the female muse in her relation to inspiring the artist. The Libertine has the pleasure of exclusively sharing this shoot with you, as part of our fall flight series…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!
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!
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!
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!
As The Libertine transitions into the amber cast afternoons of autumn, we enthusiastically unveil the highly anticipated collection of stories that compose our second exclusive series here on The Zine: The Fall Flight. For the first installment in the series, The Libertine is honored to bring you another collaboration with one of our favorite lens masters, Akila Berjaoui.
Since foundation of The Libertine in 2009, Akila‘s work has been a constant source of inspiration and motivation in developing our own publication! The freedom, feminine idolatry and sensual revelry communicated through out her work, embodies our sybaritic philosophy here at The Libertine.
For our latest story, ‘Heartbreak Hotel’, Akila‘s Casting Director, Simone Hush, designated Libertine favorite, Jessica Sikosek, to portray the jilted bride that finds respite for her broken heart on the glistening beaches of the Italian Riviera. Adorned in edgy yet feminine looks created by stylist Amy Bannerman, Jess is every bit the ‘jilted bride’ turned ‘blissed out babe on the rebound’. Amy’s sultry vision was tangibly enhanced by the accompanying hair/beauty looks; expertly envisioned and executed by beauty pro, Helena Lyons. For the finishing touches on the editorial, the fabulous Madeline Carroll designed the illustrations for our cover; fierce and fresh!
As she always does, Akila formed a playful bond of friendship with her subject; allowing a natural emergence of gaiety and beauty throughout the vivid images. It is the youthful aura and unapologetic sass to Akila‘s work, that has us so enchanted with her here at The Libertine. She somehow, never fails to see the extraordinary in the quotidian…and for that Ms. Berjaoui has our unending admiration and adulation.
Without further adieu, The Libertine kicks off our second exclusive online edition: The Fall Flight. Enjoy!
I would like to credit a list of talents and sources for this great post! Of course, there are many breath-taking individuals as well. If you or your work appears here, and you would like credit, or you would like a nude image removed, please submit the image link with your info (submissions to: email@example.com).PhotographersBruce WeberTung WalshTim BrueningMichel ComteHanna PutzHenrik PuriennePaul Barbera