LES QUATRE FANTASTIQUE
The Lui magazine December/ January issue which I now look forward to was not as exciting as last year’s CALENDAR which featured all those amazing supermodels. This year they kept the number to a sweat 4. Les quatre fantastique! Maybe an homage to the leap year. Four stunning and diverse girls to cover their December/January issue; Elsa Hosk, Anais Mali, Barbara Palvin and Hilary Rhoda. Elsa, Anais and Barbara I already know and I’m obsessed with their work but Hilary not so much. This is the first time I am taking notice of Hilary and I am already obsessed. Elsa just took my breath away in the just aired Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
In typical Lui fashion the models are out in their birthday suits. There is no room to hide. I have always admired models who are confident enough in their body to be photographed nude. But then again I remember there is Photoshop. I still think being photographed nude is a very brave thing that should be applauded not met with raised eye brows. Every model looks bold and beautiful and confident in all the images. I did however notice that Barbara Palvin showed minimal skin compared to the others. However the images came out provocative and beautiful. Photographer David Bellemere did a beautiful job photographing the models in a natural and refreshing way. The styling was done by Elizabeth Sulcer who did a great job of keeping such a provocative photo shoot withing the bounds of tastefulness and art.
PHOTOGRAPHER: DAVID BELLEMERE
MODELS: ANAIS MALI, HILARY RHODA, ELSA HOSK & BARBARA PALVIN
STYLING: ELIZABETH SULCER
HAIR: JENNIFER YEPEZ
MAKE UP: AIDAN KEOGH
NAILS: MAKI SAKAMOTO & ELENA CAPO