Moss Gloss

Admit it. You wish you had it – that Moss Gloss. It’s that look sans flaws. It’s that effortless head toss.

You ask for one of the above, but one woman has them all.

It helps to have a beauty S.W.A.T team, a world-class snapper a beach pebble’s throw away, and a luxe rolling rack of glam gowns – but the Moss Factor is not lost.

You still see our darling Kate, first – she outshines the Jamaican sun and the glitz of that YSL mesh masterpiece.

Here are my fave fashion and photo moments from the June, 2012 spread in Harper’s Bazaar, captured by Terry Richardson. Not sure if he wore a plaid shirt whilst shooting Mossy.

Kate Moss in Salvatore Ferragamo top photographed by Terry Richardson for Harper's Bazaar US June 2012 on Exshoesme.com
Your fairy Moss-mother, floating in Ferragamo bell sleeves. Belle, indeed.

Are you hearing the voice inside my head? It’s the one that needs that sumptuous Ferragamo silky goodness. Imagine it with a pair of skinny white ankle-length capris, strolling the sandy streets of your dreams…

Kate Moss in Max Mara photographed by Terry Richardson for Harper's Bazaar US June 2012 on Exshoesme.com
Ms. Moss in Max Mara. Not sure if it's a gown or a caftan, but it is coveted.

What? Don’t you always lounge around your private beach in floor-length gowns?

Kate Moss in Dior hat and dress photographed by Terry Richardson for Harper's Bazaar US June 2012 on Exshoesme.com
This Dior hat and dress could make me into a beach babe.

Now you tell me I could have worn black to the beach?!

Kate Moss in YSL Dress photographed by Terry Richardson for Harper's Bazaar US June 2012 on Exshoesme.com
A model not to be meshed with - in a custom YSL chainmail gown. If you have to ask how much it is...
Kate Moss in Tom Ford photographed by Terry Richardson for Harper's Bazaar US June 2012 on Exshoesme.com
Dear Mr. Ford, you never turn your back on our deepest desires.

You already know how I feel about a zipper going in a different direction

I also loved the direction – creative and otherwise – of this shoot. Glenda Bailey et al, have quietly created some of the most memorable fashion images of the past decade. I had the pleasure of hearing her speak at The Museum at FIT’s symposium, last November. As she and Laura Brown zipped through their slide show of fashion photographs from the magazine, there wasn’t a single image that I didn’t recognize.

Bailey is also one of the most gracious people you will meet in fashion. She and I chatted briefly about lippy and life, while she signed my fresh copy of Harper’s Bazaar Greatest Hits. The book was published and an exhibition of photographs, mounted at ICP in New York, last fall, celebrating her decade-long stint at the mag.

Looking forward to the next ten, Ms. Bailey…

Images courtesy of the magazine, where you can see the rest of the spread

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