Okay I know I literally just started this blog and I should be studying for a midterm or sleeping or something, but I can’t resist commenting on this. For the March 2013 issue of Vogue Italia, Steven Meisel shot new face Vanessa Axente with male model Gustav Swedberg, and the end result was phenomenal. I’m not sure why I’m so fascinated by this simple studio shoot, but I love how it evokes a somewhat retro feel without being too dated or pretentious. Also, it usually takes a lot for me to be interested in a new model, but Vanessa is killing it right now. I think the two models work together perfectly, and with Meisel reminding us why he’s one of today’s best photographers, I think all parties did pretty well. Let the rest of the images speak for themselves, and check out the full spread at Vogue Italia‘s website.