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The Blonde One Was Called Freedom | Henrik Purienne for Mirage #2

The sophomore issue of Mirage continues its retro streak with a modest editorial featuring the beautiful Michelle O. photographed by Henrik Purienne. Styled by Chrisna De Bruyn, a near candid Michelle enjoys a moment of leisure with fun on the beach.







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73 Comments

  1. Joe

    February 26, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    This cover looks bad!

  2. Joe

    February 26, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    This cover looks bad!

  3. Joe

    February 26, 2010 at 6:24 am

    This cover looks bad!

  4. Lesco

    March 26, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Michelle O! A stunning looker indeed. She looks amazing in every shot and if someone takes care of her, she will easily fill the space when Kate Moss decides to call it a day ( – not that there's any need for that decision for a while).
    I'm not too keen on the photographer's heavy touch of noise, it's as if he's introducing her through a mist until we can cope. Well, no need, even the little we can see in the picture entitled "Silk panties by….." says it all. She'll go far.

  5. Lesco

    March 26, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Michelle O! A stunning looker indeed. She looks amazing in every shot and if someone takes care of her, she will easily fill the space when Kate Moss decides to call it a day ( – not that there's any need for that decision for a while).
    I'm not too keen on the photographer's heavy touch of noise, it's as if he's introducing her through a mist until we can cope. Well, no need, even the little we can see in the picture entitled "Silk panties by….." says it all. She'll go far.

  6. Lesco

    March 26, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Michelle O! A stunning looker indeed. She looks amazing in every shot and if someone takes care of her, she will easily fill the space when Kate Moss decides to call it a day ( – not that there's any need for that decision for a while).
    I'm not too keen on the photographer's heavy touch of noise, it's as if he's introducing her through a mist until we can cope. Well, no need, even the little we can see in the picture entitled "Silk panties by….." says it all. She'll go far.

  7. Lesco

    March 26, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Michelle O! A stunning looker indeed. She looks amazing in every shot and if someone takes care of her, she will easily fill the space when Kate Moss decides to call it a day ( – not that there's any need for that decision for a while).
    I'm not too keen on the photographer's heavy touch of noise, it's as if he's introducing her through a mist until we can cope. Well, no need, even the little we can see in the picture entitled "Silk panties by….." says it all. She'll go far.

  8. FASHIONOGRAPHY

    March 26, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    Why is he publishing all his old photos in a new issue of his magazine?

    • Opus Lily

      March 27, 2010 at 4:50 am

      Because nobody else would publish his photos.

      • Daniel Robb

        March 27, 2010 at 4:30 pm

        What's up with their heavy dependence on this photographer? They literally published 5+ editorials from him in the first issue. 1 or 2 were good but most were crap.

      • Daniel Robb

        March 27, 2010 at 4:30 pm

        What's up with their heavy dependence on this photographer? They literally published 5+ editorials from him in the first issue. 1 or 2 were good but most were crap.

      • Paulina

        March 29, 2010 at 3:45 pm

        hahaha so true!

      • Paulina

        March 29, 2010 at 3:45 pm

        hahaha so true!

    • Opus Lily

      March 27, 2010 at 4:50 am

      Because nobody else would publish his photos.

    • Summer69

      March 28, 2010 at 9:07 pm

      I think Mirage has been available in Paris and Germany since December last year. Which is sometime before it went up on purienne.com. As for the retro and creepy amateur look, that seems to be his direction. Despite what he says in interviews, Purienne shoots mainly on film.

    • Summer69

      March 28, 2010 at 9:07 pm

      I think Mirage has been available in Paris and Germany since December last year. Which is sometime before it went up on purienne.com. As for the retro and creepy amateur look, that seems to be his direction. Despite what he says in interviews, Purienne shoots mainly on film.

  9. FASHIONOGRAPHY

    March 26, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    Why is he publishing all his old photos in a new issue of his magazine?

    • Opus Lily

      March 27, 2010 at 4:50 am

      Because nobody else would publish his photos.

      • Daniel Robb

        March 27, 2010 at 4:30 pm

        What's up with their heavy dependence on this photographer? They literally published 5+ editorials from him in the first issue. 1 or 2 were good but most were crap.

      • Paulina

        March 29, 2010 at 3:45 pm

        hahaha so true!

    • Summer69

      March 28, 2010 at 9:07 pm

      I think Mirage has been available in Paris and Germany since December last year. Which is sometime before it went up on purienne.com. As for the retro and creepy amateur look, that seems to be his direction. Despite what he says in interviews, Purienne shoots mainly on film.

  10. Opus Lily

    March 27, 2010 at 3:51 am

    This is amateurish. A model test at best.

  11. Opus Lily

    March 27, 2010 at 3:51 am

    This is amateurish. A model test at best.

  12. Opus Lily

    March 27, 2010 at 3:51 am

    This is amateurish. A model test at best.

  13. Opus Lily

    March 27, 2010 at 3:51 am

    This is amateurish. A model test at best.

  14. Opus Lily

    March 27, 2010 at 3:51 am

    This is amateurish. A model test at best.

  15. Christopher Huff

    March 27, 2010 at 8:15 am

    I just want to know where the dark one, Enterprise, is?

  16. Christopher Huff

    March 27, 2010 at 8:15 am

    I just want to know where the dark one, Enterprise, is?

  17. Christopher Huff

    March 27, 2010 at 8:15 am

    I just want to know where the dark one, Enterprise, is?

  18. Christopher Huff

    March 27, 2010 at 8:15 am

    I just want to know where the dark one, Enterprise, is?

  19. Christopher Huff

    March 27, 2010 at 1:15 am

    I just want to know where the dark one, Enterprise, is?

  20. kittycat

    March 27, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    michelle here is pretty but very comercial looking. not unusual or high fashion at all. but hey, that's just my opinion. and she looks about 15-17 years old. so it looks like they just stole this pics from some pretty girl's myspace.

  21. kittycat

    March 27, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    michelle here is pretty but very comercial looking. not unusual or high fashion at all. but hey, that's just my opinion. and she looks about 15-17 years old. so it looks like they just stole this pics from some pretty girl's myspace.

  22. kittycat

    March 27, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    michelle here is pretty but very comercial looking. not unusual or high fashion at all. but hey, that's just my opinion. and she looks about 15-17 years old. so it looks like they just stole this pics from some pretty girl's myspace.

  23. jill

    March 28, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    The model is nothing special at all. I completely disagree with the first comment, as said above, her look is generic- nothing special, maybe a macy's catalogue face, and certainly should not ever be compared to Kate Moss.

  24. jill

    March 28, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    The model is nothing special at all. I completely disagree with the first comment, as said above, her look is generic- nothing special, maybe a macy's catalogue face, and certainly should not ever be compared to Kate Moss.

  25. jill

    March 28, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    The model is nothing special at all. I completely disagree with the first comment, as said above, her look is generic- nothing special, maybe a macy's catalogue face, and certainly should not ever be compared to Kate Moss.

  26. SoftboxStudios

    March 28, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    I don't get this trend for 'normal' girls. This isn't fashion its just strange. It looks like its discarded casting photos from the 70s! The hair and makeup and styling and everything is very amateur yes.

  27. SoftboxStudios

    March 28, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    I don't get this trend for 'normal' girls. This isn't fashion its just strange. It looks like its discarded casting photos from the 70s! The hair and makeup and styling and everything is very amateur yes.

  28. SoftboxStudios

    March 28, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    I don't get this trend for 'normal' girls. This isn't fashion its just strange. It looks like its discarded casting photos from the 70s! The hair and makeup and styling and everything is very amateur yes.

  29. agnes szucs

    March 28, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Yeah, it looks amateurish but I guess that's the effect he wanted to achieve… as if some guy in the 80s would take his girlfriend to the beach to take a few sexy shots… and if he wanted to achieve that effect then he did, I guess… not that I particularly like it, but it definitely offers an alternative to the glossy, over-lit, over-photoshopped fashion shots that we are used to.

  30. agnes szucs

    March 28, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Yeah, it looks amateurish but I guess that's the effect he wanted to achieve… as if some guy in the 80s would take his girlfriend to the beach to take a few sexy shots… and if he wanted to achieve that effect then he did, I guess… not that I particularly like it, but it definitely offers an alternative to the glossy, over-lit, over-photoshopped fashion shots that we are used to.

  31. agnes szucs

    March 28, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Yeah, it looks amateurish but I guess that's the effect he wanted to achieve… as if some guy in the 80s would take his girlfriend to the beach to take a few sexy shots… and if he wanted to achieve that effect then he did, I guess… not that I particularly like it, but it definitely offers an alternative to the glossy, over-lit, over-photoshopped fashion shots that we are used to.

  32. Paulina

    March 29, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    haha this is just plain rubbish

  33. Paulina

    March 29, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    haha this is just plain rubbish

  34. Paulina

    March 29, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    haha this is just plain rubbish

  35. carrie

    March 29, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    haha this is just plain genius you bunch of 'real-life' amateurs

    • Paulina

      March 30, 2010 at 10:51 am

      Genius? hahaha

      Since when did we start calling something that has been done a million times, and better, genius? Psuedo anti-fashion trying to be cool. Uh uh, you can keep it.

      • Amy

        March 1, 2010 at 4:53 pm

        She's growing on me more and more! Unique face that is very cute looking but in some eds she does sexy well too!

        • msll

          April 10, 2010 at 11:52 pm

          @carrie: these images are crap. no matter what paulina does.

        • msll

          April 10, 2010 at 11:52 pm

          @carrie: these images are crap. no matter what paulina does.

      • Amy

        March 1, 2010 at 4:53 pm

        She's growing on me more and more! Unique face that is very cute looking but in some eds she does sexy well too!

    • Paulina

      March 30, 2010 at 10:51 am

      Genius? hahaha

      Since when did we start calling something that has been done a million times, and better, genius? Psuedo anti-fashion trying to be cool. Uh uh, you can keep it.

  36. carrie

    March 29, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    haha this is just plain genius you bunch of 'real-life' amateurs

  37. carrie

    March 29, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    haha this is just plain genius you bunch of 'real-life' amateurs

    • Paulina

      March 30, 2010 at 10:51 am

      Genius? hahaha

      Since when did we start calling something that has been done a million times, and better, genius? Psuedo anti-fashion trying to be cool. Uh uh, you can keep it.

      • Amy

        March 1, 2010 at 8:53 am

        She's growing on me more and more! Unique face that is very cute looking but in some eds she does sexy well too!

        • msll

          April 10, 2010 at 11:52 pm

          @carrie: these images are crap. no matter what paulina does.

  38. sara

    March 30, 2010 at 10:43 am

    theres some other stories by henrik I like better

  39. sara

    March 30, 2010 at 10:43 am

    theres some other stories by henrik I like better

  40. sara

    March 30, 2010 at 10:43 am

    theres some other stories by henrik I like better

  41. Orfelia

    March 30, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    hey does anybody know any other fashion blogs like this one??
    thanks!

    and i think this is crap too haha

  42. Orfelia

    March 30, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    hey does anybody know any other fashion blogs like this one??
    thanks!

    and i think this is crap too haha

  43. Orfelia

    March 30, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    hey does anybody know any other fashion blogs like this one??
    thanks!

    and i think this is crap too haha

  44. katy

    April 5, 2010 at 4:13 am

    she's pretty, but it's … meh. looks like a 15 year old friend took these photos.

  45. katy

    April 5, 2010 at 4:13 am

    she's pretty, but it's … meh. looks like a 15 year old friend took these photos.

  46. katy

    April 5, 2010 at 4:13 am

    she's pretty, but it's … meh. looks like a 15 year old friend took these photos.

  47. ali

    April 18, 2010 at 4:28 am

    this kind of seems like child porn to me. only because she LOOKS extremely young (unlike someone like karlie kloss who can do mature editorials like the calvin klein one AND cuter fun ones like for teenvogue), and how she's either not wearing pants or a shirt. oh, and the fact that she has fake looking blonde hair. ugh.

  48. ali

    April 18, 2010 at 4:28 am

    this kind of seems like child porn to me. only because she LOOKS extremely young (unlike someone like karlie kloss who can do mature editorials like the calvin klein one AND cuter fun ones like for teenvogue), and how she's either not wearing pants or a shirt. oh, and the fact that she has fake looking blonde hair. ugh.

  49. ali

    April 18, 2010 at 4:28 am

    this kind of seems like child porn to me. only because she LOOKS extremely young (unlike someone like karlie kloss who can do mature editorials like the calvin klein one AND cuter fun ones like for teenvogue), and how she's either not wearing pants or a shirt. oh, and the fact that she has fake looking blonde hair. ugh.

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