Natalia Vodianova Swimwear for L’Officiel Ukraine.
by Alice Byrne
For the July / August edition of L’Officiel Ukraine, Russian model Natalia Vodianova is shot by Enrique Badulescu, in an editorial spread that is colorful and chic. Natalia’s presence within the best magazine shoots does not seem to be decreasing, she is everywhere, and I am happy about this.
Here, Natalia is showing off her perfect swimwear body in pieces from the likes of Ralph Lauren, Sandro, Louis Vuitton and Etam, which were all styled by fashion editor Alexandra Elbim. In particular, the swimsuit and printed tote from Louis Vuitton’s Ailleurs collection stands out.
This editorial spread is actually a re-print from L’Officiel Paris June / July 2011 – it was so good, they just had to print it twice. I love the colors, they make each image look like a water-color painting, and they really compliment Natalia’s natural beauty, as well as her breath-taking surroundings. My favorite photograph is the title image, where Natalia is sitting down. I really like the way this shot is framed, and I love that you can see the sea behind her. The colors here are amazing, as is the swimwear and the jewelry.