Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Gwen Lu Editorial for French Numéro #15, Spring/Summer 2008

Greg Kadel is one of my favorite photographers so I was glad to find out that Gwen Lu had shot with him for this editorial in (French) Numéro #15, Spring/Summer 2008. Numéro may not be as commercially recognized as Vogue, but it is still one of the more interesting and creative magazines, beloved by many fashion insiders. So for Gwen Lu to appear in (French) Numéro is a big step forward for her and her career.

The simplicity of this shoot and its focus on the clothes make it a huge departure from Gwen's previous work. Makeup artists and stylists love to use a lot of makeup on Asian models -- it's a trend that I have noticed lately. I don't know if it's because Asian facial features are softer and less distinct that make them good canvases for makeup OR they need a lot of makeup to bring the features out in photos. Regardless, the natural look here is superb.

Model: Gwen Lu
Editorial: Nomade
Magazine: (French) Numéro #15, Spring/Summer 2008
Photographer: Greg Kadel
Fashion Editor: Bill Mullen

Source: Elite Models

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love the first photo!

kokyat said...

I like the second image. I think this is the best for Gwen Lu so far.
The first image looks very like the "gap" editorail.
Good job - Gwen Lu

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Anonymous said...

def looks better in these photos than the one with hyoni in the catalog kuz she looks like an mid aged housewife lol

aizat.cinta.goddess said...

she making big

Mel said...

these are great, gwen lu looks awesome here, such a natural and carefree appeal!


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Punkimeowzer said...

I like the first shot too. I'll have to check out Gwen's portfolio. Yes, Greg Kadel is fabu. He just finished shooting a catalog for my company.

Anonymous said...

Improve....She better keep it up.

Anonymous said...

lacks something... like the xfactor... in my opinion...

FND said...

Love the Gwen pics!

FND said...

According to her friends. This was shot last year. But came out early this year. Trying to get them to tell us of anything exciting by Gwen that will be coming up.

miguela said...

im not a fan of these

Anonymous said...

This is old editorial. Gwen Lu never had a chance because she looks so boring and old.

Appearing in Numero by Greg Kadel is not a big step up. Greg Kadel is not influential - all the best campaigns go to other photographers. Numero is good but only 2 mediocre photos from a model nobody knows means nothing.

Asian Models Blogger said...

Anon, your argument is totally nonsensical and childish. I have the ISP tracking system so I know all the negative comments are coming from one or two person only.

Greg Kadel may not be the best photographer in the world but he gets regular work for China Vogue and Korea Vogue all the time. Not every photographer will be Steven Meisel or Mario Testino.

Ditto with models. Not everyone is destine for Du Juan's fame and fortune. But if they are getting regular work, it means they are making enough money to survive.

Obviously, none of us here are going to be the next inventor of Microsoft OR Yahoo but we all blog.