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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?