Birds of Paradise – Riccardo Tisci delivers heavenly creations for Givenchy’s fall 2011 haute couture collection. Modeled by Mariacarla Boscono, Daphne Groeneveld, Joan Smalls, Caroline Trentini, Izabel Goulart, Zuzanna Bijoch, Iselin Steiro, Saskia de Brauw and Kasia Struss; the ivory gowns of romantic chantilly lace, airy feathers and gauzy silk tulle show structured yet delicate workmanship.
Top Ten - Photographer Sebastian Faena captures the top Latin models of the world in this beautiful portrait series for V Magazine Spain. Featuring Alessandra Ambrosio, Isabeli Fontana, Izabel Goulart, Joan Smalls, Elsa Benitez, Tati Cotliar, Arlenis Sosa, Rose Cordero and Caroline Trentini, stylist Sally Lyndley keeps it simple with denim and cotton tees to highlight the models’ beauty.
Gucci Luxury – Gucci pulls out all the stops for its fall 2011 catalogue featuring models Joan Smalls and Martha Streck as two cool dames with a penchant for menswear inspired suits and fur. From jewel toned accents to knee-high boots, the Gucci woman likes a wardrobe with a huge helping of sophistication and sex appeal.
For Vogue US’ annual shape issue, the publication captures some of the industry’s best bodies in Bodies of Work. Lensed by Mert & Marcus, models Daria Werbowy, Lara Stone, Gisele Bundchen, Joan Smalls, Natalia Vodianova and Raquel Zimmermann don form-fitting garments from the likes of Zac Posen, Vera Wang and Michael Kors styled by Tonne Goodman.
Joan Smalls joins Liu Wen and Constance Jablonski as the latest face of beauty giant, Estée Lauder. The photo above by Craig McDean is a preview of Lauder’s upcoming campaign featuring the top model trio. (The Cut)
Norman Jean Roy’s The Life Rhapsodic takes some of industry’s top black models and swaths them in bohemian inspired looks for the spring. Styled by Edward Enninful, beauties Ajak Deng, Joan Smalls, Jourdan Dunn, Arlenis Sosa, Chanel Iman and Anais Mali give high energy performances in colorful looks from the likes of Oscar de la Renta, Roberto Cavalli and Yves Saint Laurent alongside celebrity subjects.
See the behind-the-scenes film on Vogue.com
Joan Smalls evokes seventies’ style complete with an afro and giant hoops for the latest issue of V Magazine. Photographed by Alasdair McLellan and styled by Beat Bolliger, Joan rocks ensembles from Miu Miu, Valentino, Marc Jacobs and others in Foxy Lady.
Following up the release of Just Cavalli, Roberto Cavalli’s spring 2011 mainline campaign appears online with models Laetitia Casta, Joan Smalls and Malgosia Bela rocking out in front of a vibrant turquoise backdrop. Photographed by Mert & Marcus, the trio sports fringe, leather and the signature Cavalli prints.
Vogue US’ February issue profiles some of New York’s top designers in an editorial featuring over thirty girls wearing designs from the likes of Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren and Proenza Schouler. Photographed by Mario Testino and styled by Grace Coddington, Julia Saner, Anna de Rijk, Frida Gustavsson, Jac Jagaciak, Kate Somers, Julia Hafstrom, Julia Johansen, Luisa Bianchin, Chantal Stafford-Abobott, Donna Loos, Gwen Loos, Patricia van der Vilet, Mirte Maas and Nimue Smit, Arizona Muse, Jacquelyn Jablonski, Kendra Spears, Karlie Kloss, Joan Smalls, Ajak Deng, Arlenis Sosa, Chanel Iman, Anais Mali, Jourdan Dunn, Sessilee Lopez, Jana Knauerova, Hannah Holman, Britt Maren, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Kasia Struss, So Young Kang, Hyoni Kang, Tao Okamoto, Fei Fei Sun and Ming Xi.
Stella McCartney is always known for putting playful elements in its advertising campaigns and the spring 2011 season is no exception. For the new season, McCartney enlists Joan Smalls and Malgosia Bela to go nude underneath custom cut-outs lensed by Mert & Marcus. (TFS)