Romance by the Seaside from Vogue US

by Alice Byrne

For the absolutely huge September issue of Vogue US, the incredible Natalia Vodianova stars alongside actor Sam Riley in this charming and romantic fashion editorial for the iconic publication. Shot by photographers of the moment, Mert & Marcus, Natalia is dressed in a mod-style collection of clothes, which are put together by the legendary Vogue stylist, Grace Coddington. The stunning designs featured are from the likes of Bottega Veneta, Yves Saint Laurent, Oscar de la Renta, Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada and Versace.

The romantic duo take a picnic together, and look completely beautiful gazing over the crystal clear water. There is a lovely seaside theme to this editorial, and we especially love the image of the couple standing on top the the grassy cliff-top. The photography is not particularly innovative or new and exciting, however it still remains strong and effective in its simplicity. The mod styling by Grace Coddington looks fantastic alongside the seaside location, and creates a gripping and compelling narrative. Natalia Vodianova is definitely playing the role of the strong, in control woman, yet she appears unsure about her gorgeous man as they take a trip along the Brighton seafront.