Poetic Couture



The simplicity of this shoot is beautiful (so are the shoes), the lighting and the photography by David Slijper is gorgeous. Julia Stegner is the model for this editorial for Vogue Nippon Aug 05.









































xxx

44 comments:

Michelle said...

I can SO see me in that first dress!! Beautiful!

Brabourne Farm said...

Black and white has to be the perfect colour combination - love it! Leigh

Plum Pretty Sugar said...

exquisite! xo

Selba said...

nice... black and white... so contrast!

count it all joy said...

These are ALL divine. Black and white is timelessly elegant isn't it?

Thanks for stopping by and saying hello - I loved your comments. I apologise for not commenting and saying hello earlier - I love it here! The photos, your amazing eye for detail and colour....it's all wonderful....and wonderfully distracting from the images I'm usually surrounded by.....nappies, mashed up Weet-bix, laundry mountains and general kid chaos!

The music is beautiful also. Gosh, I'm really gushing now aren't I - sorry 'bout that - can you tell I don't get out much? Meredith xo.

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Hey....I posted today I will have you know and instructional ones at that! Back to regular schedule. Ok, I was taking my time getting wound back up! No need to send Clive, I got too old while waiting and have no time left after blogging. Another pic would be nice though to help mend my sad heart. He seems to be staying for an extended visit at your place....he must like it there-lol!

yyam said...

Oh wow...she looks classic and fabulous! Love the shoes too! :)

Simply Colette said...

I can't ween myself from black clothing. It's just to sophisticated, not to mention easy. Do you guys have Black House White Market in Austrailia? All black and white clothes. It's great. No matter how hard I try to pull of this hairstyle...it's one of my faves, I just can't ever get it right! think my head is too flat ;)

trishiekoh said...

That first pic is amazing. the black really stands out!

Draffin Bears said...

I love black and white, it always looks so good.
Yes, the shoes are fabulous.

I hope you are having a great week

Hugs
Carolyn

Rose said...

These photos are so elegant. I love those giant pearls!

Rose

AmyK said...

I too, loved the big pearls and then I saw the next pic and fell in love with the old Hollywood style of that dress. The draping is to die for.

laterg8r said...

those shoes are awesome :D

Tamerie Shriver said...

The shoes in the first and the next to last pictures would make me about 6'3" tall, but they sure are pretty. Not my style, really, but I like them anyway. Very nice pictures, too!

Joelle Dolce Bebe said...

Hello My Favorite Fabulous blog!!!

Your simple chosen few words, Incredible Photographs & Fresh style & your great taste in music....feeds my soul. All of it.

I am a visual artists so these kind of things inspire me!

Sometimes.... music & images can do that to you.

I believe you get that! ; ) XOXO

Thank You,

Joelle XOXO

Laurel said...

Really stunning DJA !! Woo-I love the photography it is beyond delicious. Model is yummy and I crave all things black and white.
Thanks for the wicked cool post!!
Love to you and thanks always for your sweet support. Although you are so far away I feel your friendship right here in the San Francisco Bay area:)

thesydneygirl said...

so beautiful! i absolutely adoreeee her hair!!! hope ur having a lovely day! 32 degrees here in sydney! x

Jan said...

Glorious black and white. Thats me, in the last 3 pics. ha ha.

Kellie Collis said...

I am drawn to that first picture! Hmm i am going shopping on the weekend for a dress!! x

Farfallina said...

Oh, these are just stunning! The model looks fabulous in black & white, and the accessories are perfect: Loving the big flower, big pearl necklace, the gloves... Fabulous shoot!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

...simply love that humongous pearl strand! ~xo*

Florence and Mary said...

Black... White... Pearls... Perfect!

These pictures should be shown to Tanaholics to show that bronzed isn't always best!

Victoria xx

Simone said...

Absolutely flippin' gorgeous!!!!

I love black and white, so classic and stylish....love those outsize pearls and the black necklace in the first image, I would definitely wear that. My favourite is the last image which is fabulous....altho the dresses are all gorgeous....I am assuming that the trim figure and cute little boot-tay comes with the clothing ;)

Happy Thursday :) xo

Jacqueline said...

Well. Just perfect for me.... Black and white and then some more black !!!! Am popping into London today and what am I wearing, honestly ? Black and white !!! These images have a touch of pierrot about them, don't they and isn't she beautiful ? I don't knoww why I'm saying that, as the models always are !!!! XXXX

Tracey said...

Love the white dress...I think this is my favorite photo shoot so far.. I love black and white so much! Great pictures and the clothes are wonderful.

Maggi said...

I adore that first shot! Must have those shoes!

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Oh Good Heavens! I love every single outfit! I have a lot of black and white in my wardrobe and I love all the inspiration from this post! You are just too fabulous!!

Hugs,
Karyn

Randi Troxell said...

i truly believe that this is my most FAVORITE set of photos you've done yet!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

oh black and white! one of my faves! love that last skirt and blouse! xo

the ungourmet said...

So pretty! I just love black and white!

The first one and the last one are fabulous! ;0)

ChloƩ said...

hey ,
thank you so much, I have actually a good felling about the test but we'll see....
And Julia looks beautiful like always!

Love,
ChloƩ
:)

Leigh said...

OMG how can someone even be that beautiful LOL seriously!! I think I will take inspiration from that second photo for a painting LOVEEEE..

itslikeart said...

beautiful photographs! I love those shoes

Eva Internazionale said...

INCREDIBLE.

Maria Confer said...

I love the simple white background and the black and white clothes. Just my color palette.

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Elizabeth Marie said...

Absolutely stunning. You have the best eye darling XO!

OceanDreams said...

OH wow her expressions on her face go perfectly with the outfits and style, so classy and just beautiful!

Dustjacket Attic said...

She has the most beautiful face, the black and white suits her so well. Thank you for taking time to comment. So appreciated.
xoxo

Millie said...

My 2 most favourite colours! Love, love the crisp white cotton shirt in the last pic. I snuck into the 3p.m. screening of The September Issue yesterday & thought of you often. There are definitely some similarities between the amazing Grace C. & yourself DJ, not age I hasten to add, but styling inspiration.
Millie ^_^

Pretty Things said...

I want those shoes in the first picture. I won't walk around, but I WILL stand there and look fierce.

maitri13 said...

Any clue what issue from 2005? What month? Would you happen to know who is on the cover? I actually worked on this shoot and have been looking for extra issues of this for my portfolio.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!!

Dustjacket Attic said...

Hi there,
I beleive it was August 05 with Doutzen Kroes on the cover in a red dress and her hair up with a hairband.

It was on ebay a while back. Best of luck,
xxx

maitri13 said...

Fantastic....thanks!!

sliptakz said...

black&white -evergood