editorial: “america the beautiful”

[editorial image source: fashiongonerogue]  this is my first time posting a magazine editorial, i couldn’t help but post this amazing june 2011 US vogue editorial called “america the beautiful” photographed by craig mcdean.

the editorial features models karlie kloss, arizona muse (quickly becoming one of my favourite models out there), isabeli fontana, raquel zimmerman and the great karen elson (who’s hair colour i’m coveting atm). i love how it shows how outdoor gear can be beautiful, while of course, still being functional! (though pairing thousands of dollars of designer wear might not be a great idea if you’re ACTUALLY out picking up crab traps or hiking the West Coast Trail ;))

my favourite pics are of karlie and arizona (how insanely gorgeous are her cheekbones and eyebrows?!?!), wearing gear that i’m sure a good number of my friends and i have donned at one point or another in our stints as marine biologists! although i’m not sure that any of us have ever paired our helly hansens with prada or dries van noten! 😉 hey, there’s a first time for everything! (erin and i looked pretty spiff sometimes…) foooor instance……

i might call an editorial with the images that follow, “whoa canada, the beautiful reality”:

model erin pemberton, styled by erin, photographed by alison on location in the deer group islands (props of rusty chair and mustang pfd – fortuitous and erin).

models erin and alison in waders and miscellaneous MEC gear

photo on left: karyn and danielle on location on the coastguard research vessel the jp tully, wearing helly hansens paired w/ chunky knit sweaters and this seasons most fashionable toques! photo on right: erin and me in bamfield with our pfd/boot/MEC waterproof bags/helly hansen raingear ensembles! we could all make a living as models hey? in case biology doesn’t work out? heh…

photo by doug brown featuring me and michelle nelson on location in a stream in bella bella, bc
note the functional accessory – the nylon belt with attached bear spray! eh? eh? pretty spiffy! 

second photo by michelle nelson featuring me and doug brown (decorated with silver gee traps), third by doug brown featuring… me. ick omg.

i’ve probably shot myself in the foot by posting those last 2 of me, but they are just too funny and show the reality of the field work! plus i think #2 shows the ability to be stylish and colourful, while layering and staying INCREDIBLY functional. i’m bug-proof, waterproof… and definitely boy-proof in that outfit (i was smizing under that bug netting, but the netting was so effective, it blocked out my smize and the blackflies) 😉 and the third photo, it has movement and colour and… hair… styling… ok i just look awful, but if “deet or Off! – hodgeman’s waders – columbia outerwear” ever wanted to be all featured in an editorial – DONE!

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1 comment
  1. Erin said:

    This editorial is most certainly VOGUE worthy!
    As soon as VOGUE adopts a Canadian version they will be banging on your virtual door for this article!
    I can see it now!
    “Featured in this months Canadian VOGUE: Oh canada, the beautiful reality by Alison M. Page M.Sc.”

    Ps: I heart the Marni cape jacket in the top photo. I want.

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