Top model Mariacarla Boscono is styled by Nathan Klein in ethereal nothingness at home in Rome. Photographer Nadine Ijewere is behind the lens for Modern Weekly China September 11, 2019. / Hair by Edward Lampley; makeup by Celia Burton
Supermodel Bella Hadid covers the November 2019 issue of Vogue Netherlands Dutch Design Issue. Dimphy Den Otter styles Bella in luxe looks from Alexander McQueen, Dior, Rolf Haute Couture, Valentino Haute Couture and more. Sean Thomas is on location, capturing Bella at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
Volkswagon charmed global citizens this summer, announcing that it would reintroduce their classic microbus with electric power. Today we are charmed to learn that the iconic VW Beetle will reemerge as a modern electric vehicle. The iconic, vintage design remains with an eco-friendly, high-tech upgrade.
“The electrified Beetle combines the charm of our classic car with the mobility of the future. Innovative e-components from Volkswagen Group Components are under the bonnet–we work with them to electrify historically important vehicles, in what is an emotional process,” explains Thomas Schmall, Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Group Components. “We are also providing Beetle owners with a professional conversion solution, using production parts of the highest quality.”
With a range of 125 miles before a charge, the new e-Beetle is a perfect car for running around Carversville. The near-production model of the e-Beetle was debuted at the 2019 International Motor Show, which takes place in Frankfurt, Germany every September. The successful concept means that more historic car conversions could be on the horizon, with Volkswagen hinting that an e-Porsche 356 might be arriving soon, writes My Modern Met.
Model Litza Veloz is styled by Daniel Gonzalez Elizondo in ‘Forbidden Love’, a provocative, elegant fashion editorial. Central to these images is the subliminal preoccupation of white men historically with black women — a reality that most often worked against the well-being and personal lives of women of color. Photographer Fernando Gomez captures Litza’s dazzling fashion attraction for Vogue Czechlosvakia’s November 2019 issue. / Makeup by Rosa Matilla
More specifically, the ‘Forbidden Love’ fashion editorial is probably referencing Pope Clement VII (aka Giuliano de'Medici) who as pope took a black slave girl as a mistress. Their child Alessandro became the first black head of state when he became Duke of Florence in 1530. Alas, Allessandro met a tragic end, stabbed to death by his own cousin after an argument over a woman.
Revisiting this story and the strong connection between between imported slave women and the Italian aristocracy, is recharging my brain cells around current arguments between Italian luxury brands and charges of racism. Thinking . . thinking . . thinking. ~ Anne
Model Charlee Fraser fronts a collection of modern, minimal lingerie and bold jewelry from Alexander Wang, Bottega Veneta, Bulgari, Chopard, Tiffany, Wolford and more, styled by Sandy Armeni. Photographer Yulia Gorbachenko flashes ‘The Skin I Live In’ for Vogue Mexico October 2019./ Hair by Peter Gray; makeup by Tyron Machhausen; creative direction by JP Micallef
Victoria’s Secret Angel Lily Aldridge showcases Lauren by Ralph Lauren’s FW 2019 campaign, lensed by Liz Collins.