Top picks 2009

To choose a favourite out of each category is not an easy job, starting with a few choices, then narrowing down to just one. But there are several catergories that needs no pondering, or searching through the entire folder/archives to select a standout.
For as much as I can recall, these are my picks for 2009, write down yours in the comment section if you do have a favourite!


Jil Sander Spring ’09
Natasha Poly ph by Willy Vanderperre

The stark contrast, the collection itself and casting Natasha made this campaign into perfection, and a memorable one. Each and every curve, detail and shadow contributes to one stunning image. If this is not art…


Vogue Italia June ’09
Meghan Collison ph by Steven Meisel

Meisel has a long history (20+ years) shooting for Vogue Italia, and there are months when he can still take us back with an unexpected theme and concept. I love this cover for the mood of it, and the border… it is not something you would see elsewhere.


AnOther Spring ’09
Tilda Swinton ph by Craig McDean

What are the typical celebrity editorials? The type that sells? Think of the opposite. Tilda Swinton in a collection of young designer pieces, in minimal hair and makeup. With her statuesque height and poise, Tilda is working the silhouette of the pieces like no other.

Also, ‘Live from New York’
Freja Beha & Sasha ph by Mario Sorrenti for V Magazine.

Sorrenti has been exploring the use of extreme perspective, from campaigns (Bally, Paciotti) to editorials. Love the way he captured New York, from a different angle.

Collection – Womenswear

Dries van Noten Spring ’09

A combination of chic, sophistication and wearability. Plus the accessories — necklace, shades and shoes— are to die for as well. This year alone, the only collection that is ‘it’ for me.

Collection – menswear

HUGO Fall ’09

Bruno Pieters’ second last menswear collection before he left the company earlier this month. His crazy impeccable construction and sleek suits will be missed.


Sigrid Agren

Just hope to see her making a comback appearance… soon!


  • dinie

    IA WITH ALL THE CHOICES ! cept for the cover tho.

  • Laila Lu

    i was stuck between that and the Lakshmi Menon April Dazed & Confused cover,

    stunning as well, no?

  • shang li

    I absolutely love the Dries Van Noten 09 collection. Good choice on that one.

  • Anthony

    My favorite covers were the Numbero in June, and Vogue Italia in August. My favorite editorials were Too Shy Shy Hush Hush from October Vogue Italia, and Air Supply from November Vogue Italia. My favorite collections wwere Marc Jacobs fall/winter and John Galliano fall 2009. My favorite model was Lara Stone. My favorite ad campaign was Dsquared fall 2009.

    Fall 2009 was a really great season. One of my favorites, in the 5 years I’ve really been interested.

  • Style (R)evolution

    I love Vogue Italia…

    Happy New Year!

    Your Blogs Rocks!!


    Oh Bruno Pieter is gone at Hugo, I wasnt aware! He had one of the best collection out there beside Italo Zucchelli and Richardo Tisci, my two menswear picks of 2009. Lara Stone exploded with Karlie Kloss & Co (Toni garrn, Abey Lee…) next by her side. There is so much quality content in 2009 to pick from, incredible! It certainly was a great year for fashion beside the recession wich I fought had some positive impacts with a certain perspective…2009 made me appreciate Franca Sozzani even more, she’s such a great mind, I love her take on fashion and her ethical Uomo Vogue. And Givenchy…!!!! im allready im a huge sellout by Tisci work, but I mean how to not mention.

    Theres so much to write, ahaha, I think ill stop here.

    All the best for this upcomming year Laila! 😀

  • AMB

    <3 the Tilda editorial!!