Wednesday, 31 October 2012

notes à la mode 19


I thought about whether to post these photographs under NOTES À LA MODE or not because to me they are more about the photography than fashion; they have that balance between the artistic and fashion side that appeals to me. The clothes do play a role but it's not only about the clothes. These are part of an editorial called 'L’Ange Noir' that was captured by Ben Hassett for Numéro, issue #137.

If you are tired of the clichés and messages that the glossy magazines seem to deliver then perhaps Numéro is a magazine for you. "[It] was founded in 1998 by Elisabeth Djian [launched in 1999] ... When asked why she created Numero, Djian commented, 'I was bored with magazines that told me how to seduce a man. I wanted to create this magazine for an intelligent, smart woman who wants to read about art, design, music: not about stupidity – creams that take away wrinkles, you know, which is stupid'" (Wikipedia).


photo credit:
Ben Hassett for Numéro #137 | Anne Vyalitsyna in 'L’Ange Noir' styled by Patti Wilson
via Fashion Gone Rogue

11 comments:

  1. The first photo is stunning! Love the concept of Numero, fashion magazines have become a cliche, especially the beauty sections. I usually roll my eyes when I come across those pages.

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  2. Beautiful photos, I really like them! Happy Halloween! :-)

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  3. Love Número (as well as Love and I-D) for exactly this reason. Plus I always feel that I get more reading out of them, too. I often feel that Vogue and Elle only publish promo stories these days, so I end up feeling tricked in a way. Número and other above mentioned mags feel more independent and free.

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  4. That sounds like my kind of magazine! Great photos too...:)

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  5. Numero is a great magazine! The photographs here are stunning..LOVE the top one.
    Catherine
    xx

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  6. Gorgeous photos Lisa! Beautiful hair and I love the fashion detail. I'm sure these were all expensive items and I can just imagine how one might feel while wearing something so lovely :)

    Hope your week is going well.

    Leslie

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  7. Gorgeous images Lisa. I'm glad you reminded me of Numero! If only I knew where to get my hands on it here. Some of my favorite photographers have done work for Numero--there's a particular flowers in the bathtub spread with Coco Roche by by Sofia Sanchez and Mauro Mongiello that I've always thought was art and would still love to find a way to get it blown up and framed for my own bathroom.

    xo Mary Jo

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  8. I love numero. for exactly its photos. they are always amazing. often better than what you find in vogue. thanks for sharing them.

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  9. Love these images Lisa so much emotion in captured! I love numero mag and the words by the founder Elizabeth are spot on Brava to her!
    Carla x have a lovely weekend

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  10. I couldn't agree more! I definitely think that the photography is a huge part of these shots although the clothes are also important, so is the way they are shown and portrayed x

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