Summer Love

I am in love with this editorial from Vogue Paris and shot by Bruce Weber, perfectly named Love Makes The World Go Round.

Sasha Pivovarova and model Johnny share the purest of love on a beach: innocence and happy romance. Far from the dark clichés of the overrated porn-chic era, that the magazine sometimes tends to glorify, this is a fresh take on summer holidays, where Sasha shows that more than clothes-hangers, models can also be actresses. I like when stereotypes fall.

This is all I wish to you for summer. Love, sea and sun. And style, indeed!

Styled by Carine Roitfeld herself, Sasha is all maritime-chic. Right: Dior jacket and underwear set. Bubble Bodywear nude knickers. David Yurman silver necklace. Left: Jean Paul Gaultier marinière, Azzedine Alaïa underwear. Johnny wears Leg Avenue trousers and shirt.

15 Responses to “Summer Love”

  1. This is definitely one of those editorial that make you wish that you didn’t have to go to work so that you can spend the entire summer on the beach!

    Hope you are having a wonderful day!

  2. Love, sea and fun : thanks, Alize. Very inspiring photos, I’ll try to do the same when I go to the beach. Not easy, though.

  3. Cocktailoffashion: I know, tell me about it. I’ll be on the beach in the south of France in a few weeks though, can’t wait! I had quite a stressful Bastille day but today was much better thanks! 🙂 xx
    La flore et la faune: Not easy you’re right, but we’ve got the inspiration here: it’s a good start! 🙂 x

  4. Heyy lovely! This is the best way to wish us all a happy summer! Thank you! and thanks for sharing this wonderful editorial! You’re so right, it is a great cut through the clutter of stereotypical view of summer. It really is amazing; the styling, the mood captured by the photographer, the models really giving the camera their purest summer romance. It feels me with optimism, love and a big warm smile! xxx

  5. a summer in France!!!yessss baby come on!^^
    hâte de te voir !!

  6. Sasha looks so much more approachable than usual. I love it.

  7. Nes: Oh, I’m glad to hear it. It really is a very positive editorial, so refreshing. xx
    Nad: Cannot wait either. I wonder where these pics have been taken actually.. probably some French beach.. xx
    The Clothes Horse: I completely agree. She looks so much more relaxed than usual, more natural beauty too. And with the guy, such a cute couple, they almost look like brothers though! 😉 x

  8. These are such gorgeous photos, they’re so naturally executed! Have a happy summer too! 🙂

  9. This is one of my favorite editorials as well – I am in dire need to go to the beach now!

    I absolutely love the looks; I would, without a doubt, wear everything in this ed!

    bisous, xx

  10. La C.: it’s funny, I wouldn’t wear the clothes, but I like the spirit and the photography very much. It seems like a film to me, you know, a story. I like that. xx

  11. D’accord avec toi… Il semblerait que la vague “porno chic” s’essouffle… Tant mieux… Bruce Weber n’a pas son pareil pour photographier la jeunesse et la plage, il sait utiliser la lumière du soleil magnifiquement. On en redemande tous les ans.

  12. That first shot is so beautiful. They really do seem to have a wonderful chemistry in front of the camera. And I love when they flip a beach editorial, by actually showing full outfits as opposed to bikinis. For some reason I always feel that it takes more creativity to make that choice, and do it well. Which obviously having be styled by Carine herself, this shoot was!!

  13. Glaykidarling: Oh, I love summer too! Just not in London haha! And love yeah.. sometimes! 😉
    Isabelle: Tout-à-fait d’accord. Cette lumière est sublime, j’aimerais beaucoup trouver d’autres séries de plage de Bruce Weber, je vais chercher! x
    Dapper Kid: Agreed. This shooting is about these two elements: first, the chemistry, refreshing non-poses and and obvious happiness – what I called almost acting more than modelling. Secondly, the choice of styling and photography itself, pleasantly unusual for a beach series, and very pure all in white, far from too much sexiness. I like this side of Carine, I think she’s always had a passion with the beach, I have seen so many pictures of her and her family on the beach, it must be her holiday/break destination. Quite personal, which is surely why these pictures feel real eventually.

  14. I love the feeling of this… golden skin tones, joy…
    last year I made a beach shooting in the Caribbean, the beauty and atmosphere of beautiful models and nice clothing in a paradise is obviously so inspiring!

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