KATE MOSS in Istanbul by Mario Testino

I’m embarrassed to admit I was not aware of this stunning shoot until flipping through the December issue of Vogue under a dryer at the hair salon. I gasped! I beamed! Such gorgeous photography belongs in a gallery setting or at the very least, framed, surely?

Feast your eyes on the beauty of the ornate backdrop that is Istanbul, of the always lovely Kate Moss and regal Chiwetel Ejiofor, and of the finest resort collection pieces from Dior, Gucci, Ralph Lauren, Jason Wu and Proenza Schouler, all masterfully captured by none other than Mr. Mario Testino…


I just remembered I once walked past Mr. Ejiofor in the West Village in NYC, as I was walking into a speakeasy and he was walking out…such a presence!

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Photos by Mario Testino for Vogue

Erika Brechtel

Erika Brechtel

Creative Director

Desiring an online space to explore well-rounded, inspired content in all topics she loves most, Erika created 'The E List' (formerly the Small Shop blog) in 2010. When not enjoying an “occasional" glass of wine and wanderlusting for even warmer climates, Erika can be found sharing laughs with friends and family, and trying her very best to keep up with her 6-year old daughter (yet failing miserably).

  1. Still a stunner. I love that last look of her in the blue dress-like top with slacks. I’m gonna try to pull that look off for the holiday season.

  2. You’re right, Erika, the images are stunning. I especially love the shot with the blue-tiled mosque.

    And as for Chiwetel Ejiofor’s striking “presence” you experienced that day in New York? I’ll bet he didn’t fail to notice yours …

  3. Today, I went to the beach with my kids. I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She
    placed the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab
    inside and it pinched her ear. She never wants to go
    back! LoL I know this is completely off topic but I had to tell someone!