Franca Sozzani by Mike Tyle

1950- 2016

With a heavy heart I learned this afternoon that Franca has passed earlier today.

Such an influential figure in fashion bringing Vogue Italia to the forefront using powerful images to portray how the global climate affects fashion and in turn effects the the world.

Here is a slideshow from some of my favorite photos which was difficult to choose from an editorial archive spanning 1988-2016. Featuring some of the amazing and striking stories that show the encompassing power and boundary pushing Franca allowed photographers to portray in her magazine.

Thank you Franca and rest in peace.

Lupita by Mike Tyle

I don't mean for this blog to be a magazine post every time, but... some things just need to be mentioned.

Like God damn! 3x Vogue cover girl Lupita looks STUNNING. Everything about this is perfection. She gets better every time. Anna must really love her and honestly what isn't to love? Not only does she photograph perfectly but she is well spoken and is using her platform for good!


This photoshoot inside is also amazing. The clothes work great with the setting and let's be real she can wear anything you put on her.

Here are some of my fave images from the editorial shot my Testino & styles by Tonne Goodman.

September Vogue 2014 by Mike Tyle

Drum roll.... the most coveted cover of all has arrived!

Naturally everyone has a take on it. Of course first and foremost everyone was wondering which celebrity it would be! Therefore seeing models take it over for the first time in a while was a nice surprise.

I asked a friend who has no clue about fashion to give me their thoughts:
Diversity! Not only on the front cover but you hit all the marks: you got your black girl(s) possibly questionably half an Indian (the PS/lighting is throwing me off), token Asian, and all the vanilla in-between.
They are in some springy fresh fun clean happy all-American going to prom looks... wait is this supposed to be a May cover?

Now for my lowdown... welcome to PS heaven or hell. Depending on your view. I want to see the receipts for some of these phantom limbs
Really? Aside from the top 3 most well known fronting the issue these are your picks? Where are Binx and Anna Ewers or... Jourdan cozying up with her BFF Cara for that matter.
I don't know what they did to Fei Fei but for a fresh face they made her look rough, that Kors frumptastic dress is giving me droopy boob realness.
Great job at making Edie Campbell look unrecognizable. Also what is with that ice-skating dress?
Apparently Imaan couldn't make it because girl looks like she was shopped in as an after thought.
Nothing against full-figured ladies but Andreea isn't so why did they crop her to look like that? Actually how did she even get brought into this line up?