Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Vogue Italia November 2010 by Steven Meisel, also featuring Iselin Steiro

Beautiful, fresh, alluring, enchanting, intelligent, arresting....employ whatever adjective you want, but for me this is the best of Freja's covers this year. I love everything about it. I love the pairing of Iselin and Freja, I love the contrast of their hair colors, I love the way their bodies are interwoven, I love how their poses seem so haphazard but you just know everything was planned right down to the placement of their fingers, and I love the combination of leather and fur--two fashion trends that never seem to fade away.

I really can't stop looking at this image. Every time I glance at it, I feel like I see something new. I'm dying to get this in my hands so I can turn it up side down and right side up again. This is breaking stereotypes and giving us a new view of Freja (literally and figuratively), and I love Meisel because of it. He broke stereotypes with Freja and her March VI cover, and he does it again with this cover. Through his lens we finally get to see Freja in a new way, and I just hope the editorial lives up to the expectations this cover has set.

Image Credit: vogue.it via tFS member Pedro


Gill Ford said...

Two posts in one day... You are oh so dedicated my dear.

I concur with your opinions on both, and am overjoyed that Freja has snagged another cover (this being her second VI of the year... urraaaaaaa!), shot by Meisel to boot.

People have seemed very disillusioned with Vogue Italia of late (esp. in light of their new partnership with America's Next Top Model), but you have to hand it to Meisel, he knows his way around a camera, and he's been giving them some incredible covers this year. Very excited to see the rest of the issue.

endia said...

Freja and Iselin, always a winning combination. Wonderful cover and good to see Meisel still interested. lol

Anonymous said...

I was wondering if you've seen this interview with Freja by Style.com


Anonymous said...

Everything about this cover is fantastic. Also Iselin+Meisel always leads to A+ editorials. Her last few editorials have been ho-hum, hopefully the editorial accompanying this cover will more make up for it.

Rrose Sélavy said...

@ anonymous: Yes I've seen the video, but thanks anyway!

@ kunkle: Haven't heard from you in a while. Just wanted to say it's nice to see you again. :)

SF said...

This is definitely her best cover in a long while. iselin looks stunning as well.

Rrose Sélavy said...

^Good to see you again too SF! I guess a fabulous Meisel VI cover like this will bring out all the old fans. :D

Anonymous said...

Looks promising.

btw she will have an editorial (and cover?) in Dazed & Confused:

Annika said...

Freja and Iselin! Holy... oh my god it's so hard not to be a cliche fan right now but Iselin never disappoints me! And her and Freja together in VI! Now I need to track down a copy for sure -- can't wait to see this in print!

Lucy Roberts said...

The editorial sure will be amazing, like the cover, but could put more fashion and less nudity.
We are seeing more skin of the models that from coats!, sex sells but it's enough.
anyway, beautiful cover, congratulations Freja.