Rosemary Mac Cabe

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Are you feeling the Love?

Love magazine is the brainchild of Katie Grand, the “most-wanted” editor in fashion who once held the reins at Pop, before moving to this new venture. Now at issue number 3, Love, to my mind, doesn’t seem to have settled into any kind of …

Tue, Feb 16, 2010, 13:46

   

Love magazine is the brainchild of Katie Grand, the “most-wanted” editor in fashion who once held the reins at Pop, before moving to this new venture. Now at issue number 3, Love, to my mind, doesn’t seem to have settled into any kind of rhythm and each issue serves only to shock, like a particularly vulgar PR campaign. Issue #3′s shock tactic was to print eight covers, with eight different models, entirely naked but for some carefully placed sections of tape.

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I don’t know why my Picasa did that to those images, but I kind of love it so I didn’t look into it too thoroughly. (See the originals here.) While I quite appreciate the aesthetic – the shape is kind to the eyes, and the women look so strong and fearless, which pleases me – this, to me, isn’t fashion. Fashion is Grace Coddington’s shoots for Vogue; fashion is McQueen; fashion is Galliano trotting down the runway in some insane excuse for an outfit; fashion is pushing boundaries to create something beautiful. This nudity is just nature, albeit photographed beautifully.

For a glimpse at one of the full shoots featuring Daria Werbowy, click here – but be warned, these images are most definitely not suitable for an office environment.

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