Natalia Vodianova | Vogue US September 2011

Natalia Vodianova, Vogue US September 2011, Mert and Marcus, Grace Coddington, Sam Riley
Natalia Vodianova wears Prada; Sam Riley wears A.P.C. and Burberry London.

Natalia Vodianova stars in a 60’s inspired fashion editorial titled My Generation alongside Sam Riley for Vogue US September 2011. Shot by Mert and Marcus in Brighton, England and styled by Grace Coddington, Natalia Vodianova and Sam Riley channeled the 60’s mod vibe perfectly. Somewhat different from Mert and Marcus’ usual aesthetic, the soft lighting and vintage edits plus Grace Coddington’s magical touch make this a winner. Check out the rest of the Natalia Vodianova for Vogue US September 2011 editorial below.

Natalia Vodianova, Vogue US September 2011, Mert and Marcus, Grace Coddington, Sam Riley
Natalia Vodianova wears a Yves Saint Laurent dress.

Natalia Vodianova, Vogue US September 2011, Mert and Marcus, Grace Coddington, Sam Riley
Natalia Vodianova wears Bottega Veneta.

Natalia Vodianova, Vogue US September 2011, Mert and Marcus, Grace Coddington, Sam Riley
Natalia Vodianova wears Versace.

Natalia Vodianova, Vogue US September 2011, Mert and Marcus, Grace Coddington, Sam Riley
Natalia Vodianova wears Celine.

Natalia Vodianova, Vogue US September 2011, Mert and Marcus, Grace Coddington, Sam Riley
Natalia Vodianova wears Prada.

Natalia Vodianova, Vogue US September 2011, Mert and Marcus, Grace Coddington, Sam Riley
Natalia Vodianova wears Oscar de la Renta and Manolo Blahnik; Sam Riley wears Marc Jacobs.

Natalia Vodianova, Vogue US September 2011, Mert and Marcus, Grace Coddington, Sam Riley
Natalia Vodianova wears Loewe.

Natalia Vodianova, Vogue US September 2011, Mert and Marcus, Grace Coddington, Sam Riley
Natalia Vodianova wears Dolce & Gabbana and carries Burberry.

Natalia Vodianova, Vogue US September 2011, Mert and Marcus, Grace Coddington, Sam Riley
Natalia Vodianova wears Burberry Prorsum.

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Emma Watson for Vogue

I had to double-take when I first saw the cover of  Vogue US July 2011. With hair sleeked back (she still has a short pixie hairdo) and dark red lips, it is a side of Emma Watson that few have seen. At the age of 21, Emma Watson bags her first Vogue cover in the American edition for the month of July 2011. Photographed by Mario Testino, Emma is dressed in Prada Fall 2011 for the cover shoot. I really like this cover. Emma Watson all grown up (I know cliché) and glamourous. It’s one of those covers that you won’t get sick of looking at. One of the best covers so far this year from Vogue and of course I adore anything that Mario Testino shoots.

Emma in her ‘best’ high fashion pose wearing a Prada Fall 2011 dress.

Emma in a dress from Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2011 jewel and crystal dress, Solange Azagury-Partridge accessories and jewel encrusted Alexander McQueen thigh-high boots.

Emma in a Aquilano.Rimondi dress, Solange Azagury-Partridge accessories and jewel encrusted Alexander McQueen thigh-high boots.

Emma in a Calvin Klein Fall 2011 dress, Lynn Ban bracelets and Miu Miu heels.

Emma in a Tom Ford top and Undercover skirt carrying a Louis Vuitton clutch.

In the accompanying article, Emma talks about her love for the arts-she’s a painter, the Harry Potter franchise and her struggles balancing work and education as well as her personal life. It was a very intimate interview and I like Vogue US for that. Read the full article, Emma Watson’s New Day at vogue.com

Although this is her first cover for Vogue, Emma previously appeared in an editorial in Vogue Italia back in September 2008. This marks the first time she has worked with Vogue. Photographed by Mark Seliger, Emma models couture. I believe this is probably her first major break in her dabble with fashion.

‘I’ve been focusing on art a lot, and fashion’s a great extension of that’ -Emma Watson

Since then, Emma Watson has ventured further in fashion; being involved in various editorials. Apart from being photographed by Karl Lagefeld for Crash magazine, she also landed a contract to launch three collections for fair trade and eco-friendly label People Tree (her third and final collection was launched early this year), including a collaboration with Alberta Ferretti. She was also most noted for becoming the face of Burberry’s Autumn/Winter 2009 and Spring/Summer 2010 ad campaigns (ads shot by Mario Testino) and most recently signed a contract to be the face of Lancôme (ads also shot by Mario Testino).

Harry Potter, fashion designing and modeling, education at an Ivy League college (although she put that on hold for a while), she certainly has a lot on her plate! An inspiration for all aspiring upstarts. And I thought juggling writing/blogging, school and part-time work was hard.

*Update* Check out Lara Stone in a film noir inspired editorial in the very same issue of Vogue.

Image credits: vogue