Tag Archives | Vogue

…St. Pauli has a new Girl, and her name is Katarina Van Derham?

St Pauli Girl Katarina Van Derham

After what must have been a very long and grueling search, St. Pauli has finally found their St. Pauli Girl for 2009, and it’s a “successful print and TV model” named Katarina Van Derham.

In case you were worried that the St. Pauli Girl was going to be anything less than perfect, just be happy to know that Katarina is 5’6” tall with blonde hair and blue-green eyes, is fluent in five languages including English, Slovak, Czech, Russian and Polish, has modeled for Vogue, Marie Claire, FHM and Iron Man, has been featured in ad campaigns for AT&T, Bicycle Casino, Rockstar Energy Drink and Dodge, is trained in Krav Maga, a military self-defense technique, enjoys kick-boxing, wrestling and playing basketball, volleyball and table tennis, and when she’s not modeling, she’s developing her own make-up line and working on architectural graphic design.

Oh, and she looks good in a Bavarian Beer Girl costume. (Holding Photoshopped beers if you look closely at the image above.)

[St. Pauli Girl]

…Some models are ageless?

Multi-Age Model

With clever make-up, deceptive lighting, and a few well-practiced poses, one 20-year-old model has managed to look 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 and 60 years old in a shoot done for Vogue Paris.

Seems like there’s a Dove ad in here somewhere…

[Via: Picdit]

…FILE Magazine expects the unexpected?

Painter’s Thumb By Nawfal Nur

FILE Magazine is a collection of photographs that treat subjects in unexpected ways, creating new genres with alternate takes, odd angles, unconventional observations, and more, FILE isn’t Kodak, Vogue or ESPN, and it definitely isn’t a photoblog, photo challenge/contest, or group photo album. FILE is, however, a great place to go for inspiration, improvisation, and imagination. If you want to see the world through a different lens, check out what FILE has to offer, but be prepared for a perspective shift.

[FILE Magazine]

[Photo: Painter’s Thumb By Nawfal Nur]

[Via: swissmiss]

…Disney’s advertising is magical?

Beyonce Alice

Disney hired Annie Leibovitz for their Year of a Million Dreams campaign, and the results are simply stunning. Rather than relying on the usual cartoon character theme that Disney is famous for, Leibovitz opted for a little more upscale approach. The ads, to be shown in mags such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ and The New Yorker, feature celebrities dressed up as classic Disney characters, with a definite eye towards the magical. Current images include Scarlett Johansson as Cinderella, Beyonce as Alice in Wonderland, and David Beckham as Sleeping Beauty’s Prince, with 10 to 12 more waiting to be shot. It’s an interesting approach for Disney, but one that will probably work well for convincing parents that it’s again time to visit the happiest place on Earth.

Beckham Prince

Johansson Sleeping Beauty

[USA Today – Disney’s Dazzling Dreams]

[Via: Luxist]