Little preamble: this week has been a quite busy one, plus allergic conjunctivitis (hehe yep, just like The Empire) struck back, I’ll be away for the weekend, so sorry for the few posts I did during the last days but for new ones see you next week.
That said, followed by a “and for the record, since it’s time for the European Football Championship: GO NETHERLANDS!!!” (hehe *_*’) – even if I follow resort shows / collections, and I do it with curiosity and interest, I usually don’t share so much about them (consideration good for a lot of Fashion Weeks, see in Australia, Germany or Brazil among others), ‘cause… well, to follow and post about Spring Summer / Fall Winter shows in the main cities twice a year is already a quite nerve-wracking mess, so I do whatever it takes to avoid that kind of… yep, “nerve-wracking mess”.
That said, and once I underline the interesting nature of resort collections, a good number of those are presented not with shows but with lookbooks, and… I don’t know, maybe ‘cause unlike shows they don’t remind me of Fashion Week and their days of surreal frenzy, personally they’re quite welcome after all.
Especially if there is the chance to see a model I adore like few others at the moment:
There’s not so much to say in fact, and after all a certain immediateness is what these shots all about. That said, well, there’s still space for a couple of considerations.
“What envelops Fetherston’s creatures is a fairytale-like and feminine aura that has always distinguished her brand. A world where dresses look like those worn by children but are created with more sophisticated fabrics. A world where strass sparkles, bows peek out, and hair is adorned with lace headbands. A world where the most mysterious black goes hand in hand with sorbet shades and where one never gets tired of dreaming”.
Not my words (Barbara Sini’s for the record), but since I couldn’t agree more I found a good thing to propose them with a mere copy & paste. And I found them very interesting especially ‘cause they don’t just describe well the collection, but in fact what Nastya’s best dimension may be: a romantic, dreamy and delicate one, quite naïve and pure too if you want, and yet there still is room for that feminine aura that definitely can’t be ignored talking about Nastya.
That said, ignoring those that may be considered implicit considerations and focusing on a little more manifest and somehow merely referential level – well, it’s a lookbook!, quite evident, the way it is the fact a model like Nastya with her crystal clear, reader-friendly and delicate beauty (plus, and not exactly nonessential: solid and flawless posing) is simply perfect in something like this. Yep, some shots somehow express some limits she’s got too, but if I adore her it’s because of whatever she is, so because of some little limits (more or less intrinsic) too. Of her outstanding (1.80 – 81/60/89) yet very delicate body presence and structure (hehe yep, and feet, still talking about “outstanding”…), the blonde hair, because of such an angelic face, the naïve innocent yet captivating femininity, really whatever… and if we remember something like her more or less surprising appearances at the last Givenchy
or Jil Sander
shows, the last one actually unforgettable in fact, where she quintessentially embodied not only a collection but a delicate vision of woman and femininity, well, all I can think about is the title of the post I did about her Fall Winter 2012/2013 shows season, “Such stuff as dreams are made on”… and more rationally, of a model who’s got everything it takes to be flawless, impeccable, and an interesting, remarkable and sometimes simply unique option (both as an “emulsion” or a “solution”, see the above mentioned Givenchy / Jil Sander shows) in a good wide range of different situations.