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Cover Loving: Harper’s Bazaar Try Something New With Natalia Vodianova & Bryan Adams

As soon as I saw Harper’s Bazaar Russia’s July cover I knew instantly that most people would dislike the combination of Natalia Vodianova and Bryan Adams, would compare Bryan to Terry Richardson, and would just generally criticise the pose.

I however am intrigued by this cover, I am gathering that Bryan also snapped the image, I have to be honest I am not sure why he felt he needed to get in on the shot, but I don’t dislike it. I am gathering that the heart pose is to do with Natalia’s Naked Heart Foundation, which provides safe playing environments for children living in urban Russia, but I could be totally wrong and they just thought it was pretty.

I have made no secret that I am a fan of Bryan’s photography work, especially his snaps he takes for his magazine Zoo, but I do question his judgement with his inclusion, but hey Natalia is striking as always maybe the lure of her stunning face was too much. What I do love though is the contrast of the bare chest vs bare legs – would just had loved it more if it was two female models, obviously not with boobs on show but you get the idea.

This covers leaves me with more questions than answers like is Bryan uber-popular in Russia that they would love his bare chest? Are these two dating – he has been known to date supermodels, is this just one of many covers or maybe a subscriber only cover???? Also am I the only one intrigued by what the rest of the editorial is going to be like?

Answers on a postcard – or if easy add a comment below!!!

[Pic: Harper’s Bazaar Russia]

Guess Girls: 30 Years Of Great Campaigns

2012 - 30 Sexy Years shot by Ellen von Unwerth

So Guess turns 30 this year and with the Claudia Schiffer taking the reins of the brand’s latest campaign, 23 years after originally posing for the label, it got me thinking about all the other Guess Girls over the years. This is a brand with clout, they’ve had more supermodels Naomi Campbell and Eva Herzigova back in the early 90’s, they’ve had actresses Drew Barrymore, Charlize Theron and the most recently Amber Heard, they had an unrecognisable Anna Nicole Smith starring in a number of sultry campaigns, and they even had ads with party girl Paris Hilton back in 2004, oh and a 16-year-old Carla Bruni was the third Guess Girl in 1987.

As well as famous faces, Guess also love a good model from the gorgeous French model Laetitia Casta to Josie Maran who starred in one of my favourite campaigns, to a number of models who have gone onto become Victoria Secret’s angels Alessandra Ambrosio and Adriana Lima, and in recent years we have had Line Gost, Elsa Hosk, Irina Shayk, and Alyssa Miller.

1989 - Claudia Schiffer shot by Ellen von Unwerth

Two decades later, Claudia Schiffer shot once again by Ellen von Unwerth, works the ’30 sexy years’ campaign for the anniversary collection, which comprises of 15 pieces inspired by the brand’s archive, updated with a modern twist. The capsule line will include high-waisted denim cigarette pants, lace bustier, and vintage tie-waist button-down tops.

1993 - Drew Barrymore shot by Wayne Maser

1992/3 - Anna Nicole Smith shot by Daniela Federici

How unrecognisable is Anna Nicole?? She was such a gorgeous model.

2011/2 - Amber Heard shot by Ellen von Unwerth

As well as propelling the careers of many models, the iconic Guess campaigns have been shot by some of the best in the business, most notably Ellen von Unwerth, a former model who was just starting out when she shot for Guess, and Wayne Maser who captured the first campaign back in 1983. There has been the legendary Herb Ritts, Australian photographer Daniela Federici, Chuck Goodenough, Dewey Nicks, Pablo Alfaro, Raphael Mazzuccco, Yu Tsai, and even Bryan Adams snapped a number of Guess campaigns.

1998 - Josie Maran shot by Pablo Alfaro

I think this is one of my favourite campaigns, not only does Josie look gorgeous, but I love how simple the imagery is yet it still have the sexy Guess vibe to it.

2011 - Elsa Hosk shot by Ellen von Unwerth

2008 - Fransizka Frank shot by Bryan Adams

2007 - Line Gost shot by Bryan Adams

1987 - Carla Bruni shot by Wayne Maser/ 2006 - Paris Hilton shot by Ellen von Unwerth

These last two have to be the most bizarre for me, mainly because I forget that Carla Bruni was a model, and secondly Paris Hilton really does stand-out for all the wrong reasons as a Guess Girl, but apparently they were going for over-the-top young Hollywood glamour, still I don’t think this is a highlight of the 30 years!!!

Do you have a favourite Guess Girl?

[Pics: Guess, thefashionspot.com, Bryan Adams]

Cover Loving: Bryan Adam Shoots Daphne Guinness

Pic: Zoo #29 - shot by Bryan Adams

We all know that Bryan Adams is a great singer/songwriter, but he is also an amazing photographer. He has regularly done shoots for Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Tatler and also for the magazine he jointly pubishes German’s style magazine Zoo.

For the Winter Issue 29 of Zoo, Bryan Adams has shot the amazing Daphne Guinness, and the spread just looks divine. Check out some of these gorgeous pages:

Pic: Zoo

Pic: Zoo

Pic: Zoo

Pic: Zoo

Pic: Zoo - my favourite two images

Want to see more? Well check out the exclusive preview on Zoo’s website here. But I would totally recommend that you buy a copy as the web images don’t really do it justice. In London I would have suggests RD Franks *sadly closed at the moment*, but you can also buy in Selfridges, Waterstones Piccadilly and check here for other places.