Irina Shayk, New Fashion Star In Ibiza: Vogue Spain Vs Cavalli C&A

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Forget Kate Upton, forget Emily Ratajkovski! The model of the moment, at least as far as Vogue Spain is concerned, is none the other but Irina Shayk! So whether you agree with that classification or not, this story will only show you that this was a very busy for Irina!

Last week, I noticed there was a new international edition of Vogue pushing its November 2013 issue cover. From it, sensually gazing back at me was Irina Shayk as photographed by Giampaolo Sgura in her first Vogue session.

Irina Shayk Vogue Spain nov13 Cavalli CandA collection

As much as I think Irina is a lovely young lady, my fashion perspective wouldn’t see her horizon expanded at the ‘Vogue’ style level. I see her charm range fabulously applied in Sports Illustrated or Victoria’s Secret cases.

Irina Shayk Vogue Spain Cavalli CandA

But times have changed and if just two years ago Lara Stone was the pioneer voluptuous fashion model of modern times, along came Kate Upton and now it seems the door is open for a generous stereotype of curvaceous, oversensual models.

Irina Shayk Vogue Cavalli CandA ad campaign

While I hold nothing against Irina, Kate or any of these girls – on the contrary, I find them substantially feminine and charming, I think they change the fashion aesthetic, turning a quintessentially artistic form of expression into something profoundly physical. I fear fashion was hijacked, twisted and bent into a hustled shadow of what it used to be.


Perhaps it’s just another desperate bid in the banking game as Irina Shayk is coincidentally the spokesface of Roberto Cavalli’s latest collaboration! C&A announced that its Brazilian branches will be soon selling items from a special Roberto Cavalli for C&A collection.

Cavalli CandA Irina Shayk Vogue Spain nov 2013

The lookbook of the capsule collection was shot, just like Vogue Spain’s November 2013 issue’s pictorial, in Ibiza. Luckily we have an essentially rocky beach landscape and another hairdo to make the difference, otherwise I would’ve been highly tempted to believe that Vogue Spain and C&A Brazil collaborated on this initiative.

Irina Shayk Cavalli CandA collection ad campaign

After all, reading Yolanda Sacristan (Vogue Espana’s editor in chief) nonchalantly crowning Irina as fashion world’s most famous face has to be slightly more than just a copy-cat line after Anna Wintour labeling Kate Upton as world’s hottest supermodel. Do you think Irina is the face of change? And that she’s the new beauty wave alongside Kate Upton and Emily Ratajkovski?

Cavalli CandA collection lookbook Irina Shayk

Irina Shayk Ibiza lookbook CandA Cavalli collection


#1 Ana on 10.29.13 at 2:36 pm

She is without any doubt very beautiful, BUT… (be aware, b*tchineZZ is coming…)the publishing industry notoriously tend to this mistake, churning out books with the same plot and tone as a book that was successfull a couple of seasons before or, even more pathetically, giving a book a cover that looks remarkably similar to one that cloaked a blockbuster book several years ago.
What do I mean ? Some friends and I were watching that ad of Agent Provocateur directed by Penelope Cruz and then a gorgeous woman comes down the stairs and we all the time were wondering how was possible that Victoria Secret allowed ADRIANA LIMA to participate on it…. until the final credits came and we realized it was Irina… collective face palm.
She is not unique.
It is curious how many industry insiders forget the importance of distinctiveness when it comes to being a hit.
Ms Sacristan only wished she was that influencial on dictating tendencies. She is famous for literally translating Vogue USA editorials. I mean, you are the editor in chief and you are unable to redact an editorial based on your country reality? Pleeeezzzz

#2 Ana on 10.29.13 at 2:37 pm

girls,from today it is Ana, not “ana” anymore..

#3 Appollonia on 10.29.13 at 4:19 pm

Ana, I like it better this way with capital ‘A’. Actually I love our names. Although they’re so common in some countries. My real name that is. ;) :)

I agree on Irina. Very pretty, beautiful all of that but special? Nah….
As for this collection I am really trying hard what’s so special about it??

#4 Ana on 10.29.13 at 5:01 pm

it looks better,.. I think I was facing an unidentified crisis of low self steem and didnt realized it.

#5 Appollonia on 10.29.13 at 6:47 pm

Ana, yes, it looks much better….ah, the rest? Happens to all of us at times :)

#6 LINDA on 10.31.13 at 10:57 am

Gorgeous ensemble of fashion poses by Irina Shatk!

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