Self-expression is a form of art; these women take charge using dramatic colors, designers and help of leading photographers.
The Colorful Art of Being Rihanna
Photographer: Mikael Jansson
Stylist: Karen Kaiser
The spell-binding pastels and colors are intoxicating in Rihanna’s 2011 Interview spread. The depth of her red mane is matched only by the vivid roses and violet lipstick. The violence in her appearance contrasts strongly with the Victorian interior. The provocative spread binds us into Rihanna’s world of broken–hearts, Haute Couture and unmasked dominance.
Dress from the left: Louis Vuitton; Chanel
Dress: Louis Vuitton
POP VS LIFE
The Mag: Dazed and Confused
Photographer: Sharif Hamza
Dazed and Confused features Beyonce in their July issue wearing bespoke garments by some of the biggest names in fashion: Tom Ford, Gareth Pugh, Riccardo Tisci, Stefano Pilati, and Marc Jacobs to name a few. The spread itself successfully showcases the new Beyonce: a fashion forward diva. Sharif Hamza snapped the sequel of the seemingly photographic version of her recent video, Run the World.
The Mag: W Magazine
Bruce Willis submits to wifey Emma Willis in W Magazine’s 2009 July issue: The approach inspires (in most of us) a need to be bonded. Bruce’s lubed body glistens beneath Emma Willis who owns the leather and fox-fur jacket assembled with a silver harness made by McQueen. Topped with a Philip Treacy hat, the D&G scarf clutched by Bruce Willis adds a pop of color and sensuality to the shoot. Photographed by Steven Klein, and styled by Camilla Nickerson, their “Honeymoon Hotel” theme is high-fashion foreplay.
Natalie Portman in W Magazine
Photographer: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott
The fashion spread is vintage, but grounded in modern glamour. Swamp princess, Natalie Portman plays dress-up in front of the lens of Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. The soft hues of red create an atmosphere that highlights Natalie’s natural beauty and elegance. Its simple lighting, subtle make-up, two dresses, yet keen angles and dark background projects an ambiance of solitude and mystery. In almost every shot, her deep stare and angular eyebrows are a few of the elements that make this 2005 spread timeless.
Photo credit: ru.glamour.com