Friday, March 14, 2008

Girl Next Door

Photography Alasdair McLellan
Styling Kim Jones

Gisele is the cool girl next door. The teenager, who as a child you have a bit of a crush on. Peeking through your keyhole dressed in a pair of plastic princess mules and with a newspaper crown you soak up the details of everything she wears. You wish you had hair like a pony, too and a big furry coat like a blue rabbit.

Gisele is not the Girl Next Door. She's a model pretending to be, but let's go along with the fantasy and have a flick through V Magazine and imagine such imaginary moments and memories.

Sometimes they merge into one.

18 comments:

Aisha said...

how beatiful is she? I can't describe what type of girl is she, she has not a baby or alien face, but she's petty indeed in her own way, maybe "sexy" is the word. ha.

Loved the pictures :)

Kat said...

Although i'm no her biggest fan these i have to admit are lovely pictures, i love the one with the big black jumper especially.

capuccino bar said...

lovely clothes the ones of these girl.

Tinsley said...

this issue was great wasn't it?
gisele is certainly making a comeback of sorts (well at least to really high fashion magazines)

ugh, did you see her new vogue cover. I almost cried. the poor girl looks great but anna wintour knowws how to make anything amazing into something so uninspiring...

Héloïse J. said...

hahaha! that's a funny title for her! the lightening is a reminiscent of mert+marcus no?
*oh yes.. that hair -definitely!

Miss Woo said...

Ooh, those are a few Gisele pictures I actually like, maybe its because they are very "un - Gisele"

Jennifer said...

THe pictures are great! there is no doubt she photographs very well...love the post!

riz said...

I really don't get the appeal of Gisele. I've tried and tried but just don't see it...I love what you say about her not being the girl next door. =)
I love your honesty, and bluntness sometimes!

The Clothes Horse said...

I'm really glad she doesn't live next to me--too much competition!

hannah said...

oh my goodness. i love those photos. the styling is great, i would wear everyone.

LML said...

i really like these pics of her!!! i need to start subscribing to V magazine!

penelope said...

i love the blue coat!! but i agree with blogger miss woo, she doesnt seem like herself in the spread. with the doe eyed look and waif look.

Deer Audrey said...

I've never seen gisele dressed in these clothes, normally i'd expect something sexy and high fashion but this is so refreshing. I've somehow forgotten for a second that she's the victoria's secret girl

coco said...

I love her!
She is one of the few models that don't look like children
I wish I had her hair so much. It is PERFECT
I love her Miss Thing jumper too!
Basically I just love her!

emsie said...

really beautiful. i've never been a huge fan of her, but these are gorgeous.

Romany said...

Coco's right - she is one of the few supermodels who doesn't look like a little girl. As gorgeous as she is, she is quite plain looking, which in my opinion is her biggest asses. Why? Because it enhances her versatility. She can be sexy, girl-next-door, high-fashion, beachy etc...she's the ultimate supermodel.
Love her.
Romany
xx

Cool Urbanite. said...

A very modelly girl next door! In the upperleft photo she's got it right!

susie_bubble said...

I quite like the contrast of the styling vs. Giselle.... it's really refreshing...