I talked about Joan Smalls just hours ago, I will add Anja Rubik to the mix just because: she’s a professional model, she’s one of the most sought-after models for seasons already, she’s involved in an out-of-catwalk project (her 25 Magazine) and… of course, because I like her.
And I’m not the only one: Anja has secured (at least) two covers this month: Vogue Turkey and Times T Style Magazine. I can’t decide which I like best as they’re pretty different and their individual charm is to be considered separately. But I do enjoy that she’s getting the fashion attention she deserves. And, unlike other model I appreciate, Anja doesn’t get mock-up covers and the styling of her shoots is respectful and honest towards her potential.
As not a single preview from her inside pictorial surfaced yet, I can’t really tell if Anja’s Vogue Turkey April 2013 photos have the same spring feeling as her cover does. Cuneyt Akeroglu really captured the melancholy of spring in a suitable manner since Anja is definitely not the model to play it boho-hippie-chic.
The same goes for the NY Times T Style Travel Spring 2013 issue which was photographed by Mario Sorrenti in a full black&white spread. Solely the cover shows the true colors of the surreal blue sky and the contrasting rocks&concrete keeping company to ever-gorgeous Anja, all in demonstrating ‘fashion’s new minimalism’. She’s so much better in structured pictorials, rough and edgy than she is rolling in the hey or smiling candidly at the camera. Isn’t she?