29 August 2009

Absolute Ash

Absolute Man
Balmain Homme
The First Collection

Huge Magazine
Photographer: Satoshi Sakurai
Stylist: Tsuyochi Noguchi
Model: Ash Stymest

This editorial has been doing the rounds all week, but it is definitely worth a repost. Whilst I still cannot shake the whispers of Hedi from the back from of my mind, I find this shoot quite simply stunning. The ladies may have Balmainia, but I am excited to see what may be in store for the gents...

Currently playing: Run This Town ft. Kanye West & Rihanna - Jay Z

xxxx

43 comments:

  1. That first shot is lovely... It's naughty to say it, but I love cigarettes in photos!

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  2. absolute waif

    absolute yum

    i adore his femininity

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  3. Love these pics, such emotion.

    Glad you are back! Cant wait for more posts :)

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  4. very nice, he has amazing hair!

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  5. I adore Ash Stymest...he's actually in a band with a friend of a friend who I've met a few times...he is an extremelyyy versatile model and I'm excited to see what is to come for him!
    I do hope you're doing well, darling. I missed you!

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  6. The reason Ash draws you to his pictures is because he's so intense. These are brilliant.

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  7. Ooo tattooed body ! i just love it....
    Again throwing fashion in such a way is great concept...


    joliiieess:-)

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  8. When I first saw this ad I thought HEDI SLIMANE HEDI SLIMANE HEDI SLIMANE...I was a little surprised (and disappointed because I am anxiously awaiting his ever-elusive collection)to find out that Balmain is behind it, but the looks are great! I love the mix of edge, sophistication and tailoring. Noguchi did an amazing job styling the looks. I can't wait to see more! I wonder how Christophe Decarnin will evolve menswear at Balmain.

    Paz
    Diego
    Freefall Blog
    http://freefallblog.blogspot.com

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  9. Love that tux jacket in the second to last pic!

    Hope you are having a lovely weekend, DK!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  10. 3D is the best !! I was like jumping all the time :P
    I really like that these photos are in blacknwhite !
    U too- have a Great Weekend !!

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  11. this is wonderful! it is very, very hedi, but still amazing. ash has great hair.

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  12. cool pics!
    xx cody

    codyjune.blogspot.com

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  13. wow this ed is perfection & Ash is very very cute :-)

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  14. dude. love this & your blog.
    love that there are male fashion bloggers these days, seriously puts a smile on my face! We need more!

    xxxx

    FRASSY LOVE

    www.befrassy.com

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  15. wOw!
    i love this editorial, dapper!
    those kind of outfits are so perfect on you!

    http://momfashionworld.blogspot.com/

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  16. It's ok, this is my first time seeing the editorial, and it's great! Like people said above me, he's got amazing hair!

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  17. i'm so glad he is blowing up. love his tattoos..plus what a cool name? ;)

    x

    www.tittees.blogspot.com

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  18. Oh. My. Gosh.

    All I can say is that this editorial, from the photography, to the model, to the styling, is perfection, period. I've never before seen one focusing on men's fashion done so impeccably!

    bisous,
    La C.

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  19. I adore his look...the tats, the hair, the face!

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  20. awesome pictures. He looks great!

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  21. amazing indeed! and definitely brilliant to leave it black and white. the darks are so dramatic! love the poses and their hairdo. so strong, energetic, striking and sexy!

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  22. these are awesome. just so woahhh. i can't even express how much i love these.

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  23. were we suppose to be looking at the jeans? He reminds me of the tough kid from the Chocolate war movie who got all the kids in his neighborhood to beat up Gerry Renault because he told them he was gay.

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  24. Thanks for the note. Oh, I watched L change the world. He's so good..but this is for all those L fans, I suppose..I still want to know what kind of jeans he wore in that movie. Even hunched over, he can really make these jeans the best.

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  25. These were some awesome shots. thanks for the note.

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  26. oh man i like that crazy my dad thinks that song is ballin wow but i love looking thought man magazines!
    amazing!

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  27. Amazing and beautiful photoshoot ! Love the 1st and the 2nd last photo !

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  28. This is great! I really adore the hair in this editorial.

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  29. I haven't seen this editorial in hyperspace up until this very minute, so am beyond pleased to have experienced it. Adore. The model, the styling, everything. I'm excited too....but probably not for the same reasons you are ;)

    Ash = hottie! That hair does funny things to me :D

    Have a great week buddy!

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  30. Amazing photo's and the clothing's great! love the shape of it

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  31. ur right def worth a re-post, lovely images, good to know Ash is doing well :o]

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  32. I love the editorial and I love him ♥

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  33. wow, this photos are stunning! love the model :)
    and LOVEEE balmain <3

    thanks for the sweet comment you left on my blog x

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  34. That model is stunning. and those clothes makes me a lot more exited than those for the ladies.

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  35. These are freaking awesome. There's so much energy present and a sense of- paused speed. Also love the fearless posing from the model+ the hair, totally awesome, and the B&W well.. that just adds that special visual sprinkle.

    Good post!!

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  36. absolutely stunning editorial!

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  37. this editorial is so hot! xx.

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  38. Just like you said, this reminds me a lot of Hedi, but I am so in love with it (or Ash) that I do not care :D

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