Anja Rubik Brings Glamor to Rock and Roll
by Alice Byrne
Mixing black and white with minimal color, Hedi Slimane shoots Anja Rubik for the latest issue of V Magazine, the Transformation issue (V #72). Pretty much able to embody any style, Anja transforms into glamorous rock-star, clad in edgy and sexy designs from the likes of Louis Vuitton, Balmain, Gucci, Isabel Marant and Yves Saint Laurent, chosen by fashion editor Melanie Ward.
The editorial is both glamorous and grungy. Anja embodies a rebellious spirit and shows off her versatility as a model. The gorgeous fashion is shot alongside super-cool dark interiors, which really give a mysterious rock-and-roll aesthetic to the whole shoot. I love the mixture of black and white with washed-out color, and I think they both work as well as each other. I think my favorite image may actually be in color, where Anja is on the bed with the worn room divider behind her. I am not really sure what it is about this image that I find appealing, I just really like it. The colors, the fashion, the styling and the posing.
Having said this, I could choose any one of these images as my favorite. This is a shoot that focus’s on statement dressing, furs, fringe and leather say it louder than ever.