Tuesday, August 25, 2009

i-D September 2009 : Arlenis, Chanel, Jourdan, Sessilee by Emma Summerton


s: TFS

I love this cover and wonder if this was the shoot Chanel Iman twittered about awhile back. They look like Robert Palmer girls sans instruments.

What struck me about the image at first was that their skin wasn't bleached out with lighting effects. I think the bright makeup and background color are all the contrast that was needed.

What say you?

11 comments:

DON'T SWEAT IT said...

Ya know, even before I read your comment about their skin color that was the first thing that came to my mind. Altogether, a great cover. Love their shaven heads as well. Definitely going to get my hands on this copy.

producestand said...

I love this, because I'm dark and bald! Haha

xoliquoricexo said...

j'adore!

Camille Acey said...

i love this. gotta look for this one!

BlackGirl said...

Gorgeous. I love catching up with your blog.

delimitedaddiction said...

the lack of lighting with clorox-like effects is wonderful. and although i'm over graffiti as a backdrop for anything, i suspect i'd love anything Sessilee was a party to. really like the cover.

Jacquie said...

I bought the issue today and LOVED the spread. It wasn't like other spreads using black models where they deck them in feathers, bones and put them amognst wild animals... they were wearing high fashion in an extensive thread. And yet, their blackness was embraced, birght make up,DARKENED SKIN which looked almost iridescent and a welcome absence of long european hair weaves.

for me, the one spread was better than the All Black Issue by Italian Vogue.

Miss Amour said...

The cover is gorgeous it's always good to see black models actually getting work.

Allie said...

its an awesome cover. i like it.

Adeola said...

i got the magazine. the spreads are nice, but i wondered why they were so segregated. there was the "black girl spread" and the "mostly white and other spreads". I noticed this trend in almost all the magazines I looked at this month, from french vogue, to harper's bazaar.

it was mostly black girls alone, in spreads that were all about them being "black(ened)", or they were not in the spread at all. Also there were VERY few ad campaigns that featured black models.

Please Brigitte, could you do a post on this issue? Is it just me, or do only 3 or 4 black models get regular work, (but just for being black)? Are things actually WORSE since the Italian Vogue black issue?

pixilated said...

this is lovely. so nice to see you back brigitte :D