Harper’s Bazaar US March 2008 – “Brights”


(this review by special request)

In this editorial gem, Sølve Sundsbø imbues stately gowns with movement and lightness. Beautiful jewel-toned gowns are blown about, showcasing the sheer voluminous fabrics used in their making, with Freja’s dark features and long limbs providing a well-needed anchor for the clothes.

This juxtaposition of the lightness of the clothes and serious looks from Freja create an ethereal sense of beauty, with Freja depicted as a sophisticated, almost goddess-like figure. Set against the stark white background, Cortina’s restrained styling lets the gowns and Freja shine. The background beautifully frames the shapes created by the movement of the gowns and gives the images a further sense of timelessness.

This is a stunning editorial from beginning to end – it’s no wonder that one of the images from this editorial was chosen by Glenda Bailey to cover Harper’s Bazaar’s Greatest Hits book:

hb gh cover freja

(with thanks to noirfacade.livejournal for the editorial images without text)

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    • youknowmelol
    • December 16th, 2011

    awwwwwwwww… I’ve been waiting for this.. thank you so much.. :hug:

    I didnt know this was chosen for their greatest hits book! lol
    this absolutely one of my favorite eds from her.. I absolutely agree with your comment, I love love love how the white background popped up the colours from the dresses and how her body moved in every scene from that ed.. not to mention her expressions in every pic, sigh, so gorgeous..

    • noiseswemake
    • December 16th, 2011

    You’re very welcome, buddy – it’s your suggestions that keep me motivated to write. I’m glad that you like the review. I didn’t think much of the editorial when I first saw it, but after looking at it closely I grew to appreciate it more. Incidentally, our mutual friend R tells me that the Harper’s Bazaar Greatest Hits book is well worth buying – I am considering it!

    P.S. Here’s a little holiday present of sorts for everyone – the Chanel F/W0910 catalogue in PDF format: http://www.mediafire.com/?qjba27s7fem37y6

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