Monday, 4 March 2013

Natalia Vodianova as Sea Tsarevna in Vogue Russia 2008

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I guess, I could translate “tsarevna” as “princess” because technically it’s the same thing, but since tsarevna is the title for a Russian princess I decided to keep everything more authentic.

I don’t know the story behind this editorial, but some of the styling elements reminded me of a fairy-tale by Alexander Pushkin. One of the characters was a sea tsarevna that would appear as a swan (nothing to do with the Swan lake, by the way). The story then inspired an opera written by Rimsky-Korsakov. The costumes and decorations for the opera were designed by a Russian artist, Mikhail Vrubel and it is one of his paintings that somehow linked my childhood memories of the image to these photos from the March issue of Russian Vogue 2008.

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Photo source: Vogue Russia March 2008

27 comments:

  1. beautiful photos!

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  2. There is something very sea-inspired about the dresses Natalia wears in this editorial, and the way she wears them - her hairstyle certain makes me think of how a mermaid would look with her salt-water soaked hair dried. Such beautiful images, as always - thank-you for sharing these :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  3. Such beautiful photos and I love the poses that models strike. Great inspiration for a Monday!

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  4. Oh! I love those tiny little crowns...:0)



    xx!

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  5. Natalia is such an great person! I love her:)

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  6. Another beautiful Vodianova editorial. I had only seen that second photo, so thanks for sharing ;-)

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  7. Vogue Russia March 2008? nice....:) 4 picture is beautiful! very good styling....

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  8. thanks! x

    awn, cool shots :)
    bisous x

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  9. those photos are so dreamy!!! i mean each one is charming. you can feel her movements and her eyes capture you. gorgeous!
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  10. wow, the makeup in this shoot is incredible, and i love that she's wearing a crown or headpiece in nearly every picture. my favorite crown is the one in the second picture--so adorable.

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  11. Вау! Какие фотографии!
    Я тоже люблю Врубеля:-) Действительно 2ая фотография похожа на Царену-Лебедь, а последняя - на Морскую Царевну (тоже его картина...)

    xxx
    G+ for you… ♥
    Таня

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  12. What a gorgeous editorial! Paolo Roversi's soft cinematic style of photography is perfect for this story.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  13. She is one of my fav model, remember have told you once:) She looks so amazing in the shots and the photos are a masterpiece! Kisses dear! xo

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  14. I've never seen this editorial! It's gorgeous! And I loved reading all the details. :)

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  15. She is an absolutely stunning model, the typical classic vogue model, love the collection shes wearing as well

    A little bit Unique

    x


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  16. bellissime immagini (: Reb, xoxo.

    *Ho appena pubblicato un post dedicato a una
    mia intervista, fammi sapere cosa ne pensi:
    http://www.toprebel.com/2013/03/intervista-televisiva-la-mia-generazione_4.html

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  17. A great editorial!! Thanks for sharing!! ;-)
    xoxo
    Patricia

    http://misstoptenimage.blogspot.com

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  18. Zij is echt knap + mooie foto's!

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  19. Wow she is gorge!

    Ali of

    www.dressingken.com

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  20. Beautiful editorial! Xo

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  21. Love the vintage look of these images!

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  22. wow,she is sooooo gorgeous <3

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  23. These pictures are absolutely amazing <3

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  24. This girl is so beautiful... Her editorials take by breath away every time!

    XX

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  25. Нравится мне Наталья, она всегда такая разная!

    ♡my blogspot - www.veraanda.blogspot.ru

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  26. so so pretty - like a doll Theses are gorgeous images

    Dawn
    www.dressmeperfect.com

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