December 9, 2009

Coz THAT's how bad-ass KStew is! ;)


Kristen's Interview magazine cover was voted into the Top 10 Magazine Covers from TIME magazine's Top 10 Everything of 2009!

This is a hauntingly beautiful rendition of a visual pun — allusion meets illusion.

The model for Interview's 40th anniversary issue is actress Kristen Stewart, who currently stars in the monster hit Twilight series. Using her as the model is a masterstroke of celebrity-cover timing, perfectly executed.

The image is two photos — if you pull back, you can see her holding over her own face a same-scale, torn black-and-white photo of her, whose only color is in her blood-red lips. The ghoulish makeup is perfectly in keeping with current fashion photography, and it serves the dual purpose of enhancing the metaphor while making her look drop-dead beautiful.

A final touch: the allusion gets heightened by more blood, this time on the fanglike letter I in the logo. That's why the lady is a vamp!
*LOVES*

And, whilst we're on it, Kristen's "Adventureland" and (my blossoming girl-crush) Anna's "Up In The Air" were voted in the 10 Best Films of 2009 by The New Yorker - whoop whoop!

Via KStewartNews and TwiFans

- Lorabell

5 comments:

  1. That photo spread in "Interview" was amazing. But, I adore everything that McDean does - he is a friggin' master of the camera, a creative genius. That cover is just amazing. One of my fave pics of all time, not just fav pics of Kristen, just one of my fav pics of all taken.

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  2. OME! Did anyone else only realise that the I in the title is like a fang with blood on the end... only AFTER reading the article?

    I've seen this cover a dozen times and never realised!
    - I feel so stupid lol.

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  3. If Kristen was any more badass, it would be a crime. Love her to pieces.

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  4. That picture she's holding can't be a picture of herself.. The mouth is really too big on the picture she's holding..
    x

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