Inguna Butane in Vogue Germany 2008

11/03/2013

Inguna Butane in Africa Appeal | Vogue Germany February 2008 (photography: Koto Bolofo, styling: Christiane Arp)
Whenever Vogue Germany team stop concentrating on editorials that feature boobs, they come up with some absolutely gorgeous and very elegant stories that I want to frame and keep forever.

Inguna Butane in Africa Appeal | Vogue Germany February 2008 (photography: Koto Bolofo, styling: Christiane Arp)
Inguna Butane in Africa Appeal | Vogue Germany February 2008 (photography: Koto Bolofo, styling: Christiane Arp)
Inguna Butane in Africa Appeal | Vogue Germany February 2008 (photography: Koto Bolofo, styling: Christiane Arp)
This one is featuring Inguna Butane photographed by Koto Bolofo is one of my absolute favourite. Every shot is like a painting or an image one could find in a copy of Harper’s Bazaar a few decades ago (I am thinking Avedon’s Dovima with elephants to be precise). And then comes the styling – the hats, the shoes and one of my most unforgettable Bottega Veneta dresses that I am still dreaming of.

Inguna Butane in Africa Appeal | Vogue Germany February 2008 (photography: Koto Bolofo, styling: Christiane Arp)
Inguna Butane in Africa Appeal | Vogue Germany February 2008 (photography: Koto Bolofo, styling: Christiane Arp)
Inguna Butane in Africa Appeal | Vogue Germany February 2008 (photography: Koto Bolofo, styling: Christiane Arp)
I also really adore Inguna – she is so incredibly gorgeous, but has a kind of beauty that doesn’t intimidate, but rather makes you feel like you are holding your face under the sun rays feeling the glow and warm caress on your skin. I loved it when she was a Bottega Veneta girl, too. She really made those campaigns even more precious.

Inguna Butane in Africa Appeal | Vogue Germany February 2008 (photography: Koto Bolofo, styling: Christiane Arp)
Inguna Butane in Africa Appeal | Vogue Germany February 2008 (photography: Koto Bolofo, styling: Christiane Arp)
Inguna Butane in Africa Appeal | Vogue Germany February 2008 (photography: Koto Bolofo, styling: Christiane Arp)
Photo source: Inguna Butane in Africa Appeal | Vogue Germany February 2008 (photography: Koto Bolofo, styling: Christiane Arp)

44 comments:

  1. There really is a very vintage feel to this editorial - I don't read a lot of Vogue Germany so it may be that I just don't know their style, but if I'd had to guess, I definitely would have said this spread was from an older issue of Harper's; there's an approachable elegance to it, undoubtedly at least partly imbued by Inguna herself, that I find is quite rare in editorials these days - but that makes the ones that do have it all the more precious and wonderful :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  2. Absolutely incredible and gorgeous style,dear Little Rus!!!
    Such amazing memories from you.......:-)))*

    HOW beautiful is this model and totaly breathtaking great photoeditorial!

    Thank you so very much for share it!

    I wish you fantatsic week,Natalia:=)*

    Sending to you my suchine hugs,
    ***Violetta***

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  3. An indoor jungle, thats interesting, lol on your first paragraph, I feel that too many editorials these days are more about pushing sensuality rather than fashion and the art of photography. Love the image with the parrot and the one after.

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  4. Hi Natalia, you are right, she is so gorgeous and in every shots appear too classy and with an unique beauty! Great editorial, so inspiring!:) Happy Monday dear, kisses! xo

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  5. bel post (; Reb, xoxo.

    *Nuovo post dedicato a un video outfit sul mio blog,
    fammi sapere cosa ne pensi (: eccoti il link:
    http://www.toprebel.com/2013/03/camouflage-leggings.html

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  6. This pictures are amazing!!
    kisses

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  7. I love this editorial, she is stunning!

    http://www.candyliquor.co.uk
    UK High Street Fashion
    xoxo

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  8. Breath-taking, stunning editorial indeed! I love rhe colonial style and all the amazing head-pieces!

    Xx

    Alexandra

    www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

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  9. I like fashion, but do not devote greater importance to the designers ... The pictures are inspiring and beautiful ...

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  10. thanks! x

    Vogue is always great :)
    bisous x

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  11. fabulous pics! So inspiring:)

    http://theprintedsea.blogspot.de/

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  12. Шикарные фото!
    спасибо за отзыв в моем блоге)
    Хорошего настроения!

    С наилучшими пожеланиями, Александра
    www.svetusvet.blogspot.com

    Best wishes, Alexandra
    www.svetusvet.blogspot.com

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  13. Oh, my Goodness, Natalia, it's breathtaking! I can't get enough of it. Timeless photography. It has an elegance that's so rare in today's fashion photography. I bet every person who would be asked to choose between this kind of pictorial and a regular one of the present day, would choose the first one. Is what fashion magazines are selling really what customers want? I'm not among them and none of the persons I know are. Inguna is beautiful and she has such a presence. I think I have to re-run this story soon on my blog too. :) Your Monday editorials are such a treat.

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  14. Waht cool photos - I love the animals in them!

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  15. Great great pictures!
    Best, Zia
    http://tisallaboutthefashion.blogspot.in

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  16. I really like it, looks great. Have a nice monday.

    http://www.fashiondenis.com/

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  17. I absolutely looove the sort of vintage atmosphere in these photos!

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  18. Wow, this is amazing! Great writing too. I want to save some of these photos because they're so different and beautiful. And this model is lovely, you're right! Thanks for the introduction!

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  19. The vintage feel is undeniable, and love the use of animals in the editorial. I like that they're not over edited, as so many are these days.. Another aspect that makes it look older than what it is.

    Lucy x

    http://stylebysmith.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. Such amazing and gorgeous pictures. The last one is my favorite, it's just stunning!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  21. cute post love these pics..
    thanks for your comment wanna follow each other..?let me know
    kisses

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  22. Fourth dress is so so beautiful. One of my favourite colours too.
    Also she is just something else. This post has taken me back a few years!
    Thank you :-)

    Red xx

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  23. Natalia you have retrieved such a precious editorial! The outfits and the setting are amazing, Inguna is a timeless diva. And I love the words you used to describe her pure beauty. Great post!!

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  24. The photos with the animals had to be so much fun (and super crazy) to shoot!

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  25. Great post and blog. Lets follow each other?
    http://solaanteelespejo.blogspot.com.es/

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  26. What a striking editorial! I like how elegantly artful it is and the fact that it doesn't look like the typical fashion spreads we're all so used to seeing most of the time.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  27. Gorgeous editorial!Such a cute photo with monkey, but I can't imagine how she managed to hold that cheetah during the photo shoot - scary...
    This editorial has this vintage aroma and the model is a treasure herself!

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  28. Gorgeous editorial!Such a cute photo with monkey, but I can't imagine how she managed to hold that cheetah during the photo shoot - scary...
    This editorial has this vintage aroma and the model is a treasure herself!

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  29. This shoots are made by a seldom to find elegance with adorable dresses. I like the makeup with the red lips and the decent eyes very much, too.

    Thank you so much for sharing this exclusive pictures <3

    xx
    Rena
    http://dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de

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  30. Great post and blog. Lets follow each other?
    http://solaanteelespejo.blogspot.com.es/

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  31. Love all the hats! I've been in love with all kinds of hats lately! I have a cloche and fedora and I got a panama hat recently.
    ~Sara

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  32. Wow- what an insane spread! So pretty! Your opener about boobs cracked me up!

    xx
    Holly Foxen Wells
    GlamourMash

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  33. She is gorgeous Natalia! These photos do look like paintings and works of art. I had to chuckle at your boob comment. You are so funny. Wishing you a wonderful week doll. My ice cream coin purse came! Can't wait to show it to you. It's been so chilly lately, I haven't wanted any ice cream. LOL
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  34. What an incredible editorial! I can't believe how amazing every picture is especially that first one! stunning!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  35. Wow, echt een prachtige editorial <3

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  36. i love your pics my dear!
    www.borsadimarypoppins.com

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