Fashion Snapper- Mario Testino

In celebration of one of fashion’s most sought-after snappers, Mario Testino’s 60th birthday, I thought I would share some of his amazing work as a fashion photographer.


Mario Testino began his career by selling portfolios for 25 pounds in London to wannabe models. Today he is best known for his highly polished, strikingly bright ad campaigns and his exquisitely styled photographs of the couture scene all which possess a deceptive air of insouciance.

Testino has shot the likes of Madonna for Versace as well as the late Princess Diana for her famous Vanity Fair cover in 1997.


His unerring ability to take beautiful pictures which sell clothes stems his popularity with designers and fashion editors.


Repost from Instagram “SELFIE WITH ANNA WINTOUR AND BAZ LUHRMANN” at the Chanel show. 

Close to home, Mario Testino most recently shot the Vogue Australia November Issue cover featuring Blake Lively:


Mario Testino has a perpetual connection with the best fashion supermodels, working alongside Kate Moss, Cara Delevigne and Miranda Kerr for campaigns.


Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne are two of the most famous faces in the world of modelling but have never been shot together, until this year. Burberry released the campaign of the two for the My Burberry fragrance last month in which is another archive in Mario Testino’s career.

You can visit Mario Testino’s new YOUTUBE Channel for fashion films and behind the scenes at

Another defining moment in Testino’s career was the release of the book  “Kate Moss by Mario Testino” 


A photographer’s tribute to his greatest muse

Mario Testino is recognized as the ultimate fashion photographer of his generation but his pictures of Kate Moss transcend fashion. The consequence of two decades of extraordinary friendship, and phenomenal glamor, this iconic collaboration is an intimate insight into the lives and minds of two of the world’s definitive style leaders.

It follow’s the journey of one of fashion’s most creative collaborations, from early days backstage at the shows to behind-the-scenes glimpses of the ground-breaking editorials they continue to produce for the world’s most respected magazines.

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To top of his amazing career Mario Testino prevailed the “In Your Face” exhibition first shown in Boston 2012 and most recently in SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL. The exhibition gives the public an inside look at some of today’s most elusive and exclusive subjects through the lens of renowned celebrity photographer and Vogue and Vanity Fair contributor Mario Testino. Testino’s first US exhibition represents the brilliant range and quality of his thirty-year career and includes striking, larger-than-life images of international superstars such as models Kate Moss, Stephanie Seymour, and Gisele Bündchen, actors Brad Pitt, Nicole Kidman, and Gwyneth Paltrow, musicians Mick Jagger, Madonna, and Lady Gaga, and athletes David Beckham and New England’s own Tom Brady.

Lastly I would like to wish this amazing artist a big Happy Birthday, with many more defining moments still left to come in fashion photography from this man.

Keep flippin’ through the paiges,



Style Crush: Christine Centenara.


She is the darling of the Australian fashion world, super Stylist and consultant to Kanye West and Ksubi, and recently Senior Fashion Editor at Vogue Australia (moving over from Harpers Bazaar). She is the uber stylish Christine Centenera.

She has incredible style. One of those people who is just always immaculately put together and always wears her fashion, never lets it wear her.”

Christine´s style may be defined as “too brave” or “too much”, often seen in bold outfits Christine’s look mixes fashion and function: strong shoulder blazers, baroque style, peplum, lace, controversial see-through fabrics and is never intimidated by matching oversized clothes with statement shoes. Or even layering patterned pants, draped shirts and jackets with her signature sunglasses for impeccable street style.

  She likes to keep it simple with basic colors though: black, white, nude and grey.

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In Vogue: The Reader’s Eye

“Do people/celebrities on a cover persuade you to purchase a magazine?” In my last class at fashion college I was asked to answer this question, the beauty of a simplistically gorgeous fashion shot on the cover of a magazine, the image on the cover definitely has that powerful impact to draw in the reader and consume them. July-2013-Fashion-Magazine-Covers-Pictures “The best cover is always the next one, the one you haven’t seen yet.” Anna Wintour

Vogue is a globally recognised fashion and lifestyle magazine that is published monthly in 23 different national and regional editions. Kinee Diouf stars on the cover of Vogue Netherlands magazine for the July 2013 issue. This cover is stunning with an array of colour, the cover was photographed by Ishi who has captured a beautiful image with Kinee Diouf looking larger than life. With the shot captured from a below angle it gave the Vogue cover a unique and original magazine cover the angle of the shot rarely on the cover of Vogue. With the sky as the background and the dark colour of Kinee allows for the colours of the garment to shine giving the cover an arty yet fashionable edge which I love. gisele-bundchen-elle-brazil-may-2011   This is an incredible image on the cover of Elle Brazil May 2011 issue, Gisele really resembles and transforms into Bridget Bardot with a recreation of such an iconic image with a current supermodel. The Black and white effect allows the reader to appreciate the image with no distractions of colour which gives it the vintage look. Elle Brazil showcased Gisele Bündchen, photographed by Nino Muñoz, duplicating an iconic image of Bardot wearing only black tights. Bardot’s continued influence on fashion, hair, and image proves that no matter what year it may be, her style will always inspire women to embrace their inner bombshell. clooney-w-mag Spotted: George Clooney in a customized Giorgio Armani suit, shirt and shoes designed by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. Blending in with the black-and-white polka-dot background, also designed by Kusama, Hollywood’s leading man stars as W magazine’s latest muse in its eighth annual art issue. A man on fashion covers is highly unlikely with Vogue US only ever producing 5 covers with men on the magazine, this cover is an interesting one at its best with the celebrity George Clooney as the focal point and the pink typography to bring colour to the cover and making W the magazine known to the reader. Men on the cover of fashion magazines can produce just as amazing shots as women, this image with the clean cut suit has been given an edge with the dots giving it an arty edge and to emphasis this with the added background which created a super loud cover. Wild as this outfit is, of course, he pulls it off. Because he’s George Clooney. The three covers I have shown in my blog are all different with celebrities and models on the cover, ranging with effects and shot angles. To answer the question i asked at the beginning of the post, personally celebrities on the cover don’t persuade myself to purchase the magazine, a beautiful shot with a unique and diverse outlook on the fashion magazine industry has a powerful impact with myself to want the magazine.