Natalia Vodianova in Vogue Italia 2002

17/12/2012

Natalia Vodianova in The Splendid Allure / Vogue Italia October 2002 (photography: Ellen von Unwerth)
I’ve always thought of this story from the October 2002 issue of the Italian Vogue as one of the most perfect editorials to publish at Christmas and yet up until now I only used a couple of shots.

Whether you adore Natalia Vodianova or Elle von Unwerth, tend to lose yourself on pages of Doctor Zhivago that inspired these shots or, like me, feel nostalgic about beautiful Russian winter, The Splendid Allure is here for you to enjoy.

Natalia Vodianova in The Splendid Allure / Vogue Italia October 2002 (photography: Ellen von Unwerth)
Natalia Vodianova in The Splendid Allure / Vogue Italia October 2002 (photography: Ellen von Unwerth)
Natalia Vodianova in The Splendid Allure / Vogue Italia October 2002 (photography: Ellen von Unwerth)
Natalia Vodianova in The Splendid Allure / Vogue Italia October 2002 (photography: Ellen von Unwerth)
Natalia Vodianova in The Splendid Allure / Vogue Italia October 2002 (photography: Ellen von Unwerth)
Natalia Vodianova in The Splendid Allure / Vogue Italia October 2002 (photography: Ellen von Unwerth)
Natalia Vodianova in The Splendid Allure / Vogue Italia October 2002 (photography: Ellen von Unwerth)
Natalia Vodianova in The Splendid Allure / Vogue Italia October 2002 (photography: Ellen von Unwerth)
Photo source: Natalia Vodianova in The Splendid Allure / Vogue Italia October 2002 (photography: Ellen von Unwerth)

42 comments:

  1. Oh, this is such a perfect pictorial for this time of year! I opened last year's December with this editorial on my blog. So it was Doctor Zhivago that inspired this story after all. I thought so, and said so, even if I couldn't find any reference at the time.

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  2. Wow, that's a precious editorial! Thanks for sharing!
    I've always been a fan of Natalia Vodianova because she's naturally beautiful but she also looks great when representing such magnificent shootings.

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  3. I agree with you, this has to be one of the best winter editorials ever!


    http://fashion-gourmet.blogspot.com/

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  4. oh my goodness, so chic. Fabulous post, love. If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest post. xo

    www.fashboulevard.blogspot.com

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  5. Oh, this is such a insanely cool photo shoot, I love the effect of the snow inside the mansion, it has such an eerie look to it! (I love the photograph of her looking out through the frosted window, she has such a gorgeous face and it's perfectly framed in that shot.)

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  6. what a beautiful editorial!

    Jessica
    http://www.jumpintopuddles.com

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  7. Such a DIVINE photo shoot, absolutely adore every image.

    Although I think I'm not cut out for fashion styling - my brain was like 'whaaaat?! She'll ruin that hat if it falls into the bath!', ahem.

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  8. This editorial is truly stunning! she looks so beautiful! Kisses and happy monday!

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  9. she is so beautiful and doll-like, but in a sophisticated way. It's amazing how they styled the set to look like a bygone era

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  10. I didn't know this shoot but she is amazing <3


    Http://Fashioneiric.blogspot.com

    Coline.

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  11. Beautiful and timeless! love the first photo :)

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  12. Perfect holiday posting! Love the frozen bathtub photo. That is gorgeous!
    Jamie
    http://chatterblossom.blogspot.com/

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  13. stunning!! Yay for Italian Vogue!

    XO, Gina
    http://classyeverafter.blogspot.com

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  14. She's gorgeous and these images are to die for! I must go pin some! Have a great day!
    xo
    Sharon

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  15. What abeautiful editorial. Such a lovely storyline, and the lighting & styling are fantastic too.
    I really enjoyed this.
    xox Charlotta

    Ps. So glad you enjoyed the Christmas feature on my blog. I too was so inspired by the floral theme.

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  16. Does she get more gorgeous? I mean, seriously!

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  17. I love the picture of her walking up the snow filled staircase. That is DREAMY! Fabulous blue outfit too!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  18. Happy Monday! Love this dreamlike, movie like editorial!

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  19. Она шикарная! Фотографии просто волшебные, с удовольствием посмотрела!
    Отличный пост!


    Best wishes, Alexandra
    www.svetusvet.blogspot.com

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  20. AMAZING shots!!! LOVE your blog!! <3
    Please check out mine and follow back if you like...
    www.bow-designs.com
    xxo

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  21. beautiful editorial! she is beautiful!


    XO,
    Rachel Ashley
    http://fashionablyliving.com

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  22. I like our common obsession with Vodianova:) the photos are breathtaking. I had to think about Doctor Givago....

    Xx

    Alexandra

    www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

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  23. so gorgeous - the nail it just about everytime
    Xo Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

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  24. great editorial, thanks for sharing:)

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  25. She is so beautiful!!!!! Amazing editorial. I love all the photos.

    Eirini from http://fashionreactor.blogspot.gr/

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  26. So lovely! Natalia has barely aged at all in the last ten years, it's amazing/magic!

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  27. This editorial truly embodies the gorgeousness of winter. That shot of her gazing out the window is especially stunning. Thanks for sharing!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  28. She's beautiful and photos are amazing! :)

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  29. She is sooo gorgeous!
    Amazing editorial! AMAZING!
    xoxo

    novelstyle.blogspot.com

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  30. I actually hadn't seen this editorial before, Natalia looks exquisite (and so young) in the fourth shot. Hope you have a great week ahead

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  31. The pictures are so beautiful. They look like they belong in some fairy tale. Thank you for wishing me a happy birthday!
    XO,
    Zhanna
    www.lifeandbows.com

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  32. These dresses are gorgous and so perfect for winter. I agree that some of the editorial poses are a little ridiculous, but I'm still loving it anyways!

    xx,
    Maya

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  33. gorgeous photos! thanks for your comment on my blog :)

    xoxo
    mochaccinoland.blogspot.com

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  34. gorgeous! xx. gigi www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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  35. I've never seen this editorial before, it's beautiful! I'm not Natalia's biggest fan but I think she looks amazing here xxx

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  36. Hahaha, I have also published this editorial on my blog last week and I though about you, how much you like Natalia. For me, the house without the snow was kind of Great Expectation mode.
    Have a lovely day :*

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