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Top 100 Media Trends of 2012

From Ebony Rocker Editorials to Glam Pensive Photography

— January 18, 2013 — Pop Culture
Numerous fashion editorials dominated the media landscape over the past year, and these media trends of 2012 examine some of the best features that went hot.

Many designers and creative directors opted for extreme glamour in photoshoots this year. For example, the 74 Magazine HOKKUS POKUS editorial features embellished dresses that resemble blooming flowers. The result is nothing short of stunning.

Media publications were also quick to focus on retro fashion features this past year. From retro diner editorials to haunted 60s forest photography, the leaders in fashion continued to use looks from the past decade to enhance contemporary outfits.

Trend Hunter's Media Trend Report gives businesses more insight into this industry. It provides a look into how businesses can use this information for their own product and campaign development.
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Social Network Stats
Social Network Stats
The Facebook 2012 Infographic is an Update on the Leading Online Community
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99
Asian Comic-Inspired Editorials
Asian Comic-Inspired Editorials
The S Moda 'Diosa Manga' Shoot Stars a Quirky Anouck Lepere
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98
Flirty Fifties Features
Flirty Fifties Features
Miranda Kerr Stars in a Playful Editorial for Harper's Bazaar April 2012
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97
Camera-Teasing Swimsuit Shoots
Camera-Teasing Swimsuit Shoots
The GQ UK 'Candice' Editorial is Flirty and Provocative
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96
Hazy Lingerie Spreads
Hazy Lingerie Spreads
The Elle France April 2012 Martensen Feature is Daring
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95
Tempting Taxidermy Shoots
Tempting Taxidermy Shoots
The Kat and Duck 'Fancy a Shag?' Shoot for Fantastics Magazine is Sultry
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94
Controversial Second-Skin Editorials (UPDATE)
Controversial Second-Skin Editorials (UPDATE)
ELLE Brazil 'The Special Model' Stars Coco Rocha
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93
Vintage Silhouetted Shoots
Vintage Silhouetted Shoots
Karlie Kloss and a Handful of Top Models Star in Vogue Us March 2012
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92
Glam Pensive Photography
Glam Pensive Photography
The Miasto Kobiet 'Oblivion' Editorial Stars a Somber Gosia Ustupska
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91
Contemporary Geisha Captures
Contemporary Geisha Captures
The Patrycja Gardygajlo Glamour Germany Fuses East and West
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90
Youthful Housewife Editorials
Youthful Housewife Editorials
Numero Tokyo 'Summer Dreamin' Stars a Ladylike Georgia May Jagger
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89
Devilish Housewife Shoots
Devilish Housewife Shoots
The Fashion Gone Rogue 'Archetype' Editorial is Prim and Provocative
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88
Kitschy Carnival Editorials
Kitschy Carnival Editorials
Mila Kunis for Harper's Bazaar April 2012 is shot by Terry Richardson
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87
Sunny Animalistic Shoots
Sunny Animalistic Shoots
The Fashion Gone Rogue 'Dream of Spring' Editorial Stars Meng Lu
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86
Blinged-Out Military Shoots
Blinged-Out Military Shoots
The Vogue Spain March 2012 Editorial is Full of Feminine Seduction
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85
Falling Housewife Photography
Falling Housewife Photography
The Karlie Kloss Vogue US Editorial is 60s-Inspired
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84
Desert Hippie Advertorials
Desert Hippie Advertorials
The Spanish Moss Spring/Summer 2012 Lookbook Has a Retro Rocker Vibe
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83
Sequined Geometrical Editorials
Sequined Geometrical Editorials
Karlie Kloss Stars in 'Drama Queen' for W Magazine April 2012
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82
Prettily Petulant Editorials
Prettily Petulant Editorials
The Fashion Gone Rogue 'In The Pink' Photoshoot is Youthfully Emotive
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81
Print Overload Maxidresses
Print Overload Maxidresses
The Bianca Balti Vogue Mexico Photo Shoot is 70s Chic
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80
Lingerie-Clad Icon Shoots
Lingerie-Clad Icon Shoots
The Michelle Williams GQ Editorial is a Tribute to Marilyn Monroe
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79
Sporty Glam Photoshoots
Sporty Glam Photoshoots
The Harper’s Bazaar Turkey July 2012 Editorial Stars Jessica Stam
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78
Shimmering Sweaty Swimsuits
Shimmering Sweaty Swimsuits
The Edita Vilkeviciute Vogue Spain Editorial is Lush and Sultry
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77
Hazy Blonde Editorials
Hazy Blonde Editorials
The Planet Blue Lookbook 2012 is Hip and Hot
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76
Hippie Housewife Photography
Hippie Housewife Photography
Jason lerace Captures Lola Van Vorst by Jason as a Free-Spirited Diva
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75
Cinematic Swimwear Photoshoots
Cinematic Swimwear Photoshoots
The Vogue Turkey 'Retro Dalgalar' Editorial Stars Juju Ivanyuk
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74
Fashionable Rebellion Photography
Fashionable Rebellion Photography
Fashion Gone Rogue's 'The Protest of Venus' Series is Dramatic
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73
Feather-Faced Mask Shoots
Feather-Faced Mask Shoots
The Laura Kampman Steven Meisel Editorial Features a Dark Aesthetic
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72
Bubblegum-Haired Shoots
Bubblegum-Haired Shoots
Anna-Maria Nemetz and Ehren Dorsey Star in Bullett Magazine Spring 2012
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71
Stylish Nurse Shoots
Stylish Nurse Shoots
The Nimue Smit W Korea Editorial Prescribes Retro Fashion
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70
Softly Nerdy Photoshoots
Softly Nerdy Photoshoots
The Fashion Gone Rogue 'Geeklandia' Editorial Stars an Accomplished Alexa
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69
Pastel-Petaled Photoshoots
Pastel-Petaled Photoshoots
The Aline Weber for Numero #132 April 2012 Editorial is Ethereal
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68
Witchy Wigged-Out Catalogs
Witchy Wigged-Out Catalogs
The Wildfox Pre-Fall 2012 Lookbook is 90s-Inspired
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67
Sun-Kissed Aquatic Shoots
Sun-Kissed Aquatic Shoots
Maryna Linchuk Goes Waterskiing in Vogue Germany March 2012
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66
Greased Hair Editorials
Greased Hair Editorials
The Angela Lindvall for Marie Claire Photo Shoot is Stunning
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65
Pill-Popping Heiress Editorials
Pill-Popping Heiress Editorials
The Interview Russia April 2012 Shoot Has a Dark Edge
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64
Hazy Boudoir Editorials
Hazy Boudoir Editorials
The Gravure Magazine 'Alyona' Shoot is Softly Sensual
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63
Dreamy Pastel Photography
Dreamy Pastel Photography
The ELLE Vietnam 'Sac Pastel' Editorial Stars Naty Chabanenko
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62
Electrically Patterned Editorials
Electrically Patterned Editorials
The Flare April 2012 Shoot by Chris Nicholl is Boldly Vibrant
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61
Stoic 20s Shoots
Stoic 20s Shoots
The Fashion Gone Rogue 'Glamour Girl' Editorial is Inspired by Nancy Cunard
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60
Lounging 50s Fashion
Lounging 50s Fashion
The ELLE France 'Pop Power' Editorial Stars a Funky Retro Hannah Holman
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59
Retro Road Trip Editorials
Retro Road Trip Editorials
The Hailey Clauson Vogue Australia Photo Shoot is Gorgeously Glam
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58
Salmon-Saturated Shoots
Salmon-Saturated Shoots
The Quinta Witzel Nylon Editorial Stars a Pink Pastel Lady
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57
Soft Fairy-Like Shoots
Soft Fairy-Like Shoots
The Numero April 2012 Edition is Ethereal and Feminine
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56
Cosmopolitan 60s Fashion
Cosmopolitan 60s Fashion
The View of the Times 'Pop' Editorial Stars Sophisticate Lauren Auerbach
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55
Music Festival Style Catalogs
Music Festival Style Catalogs
The Planet Blue X Foam Magazine Coachella Lookbook is Hot
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54
Glamorous 70s Shoots
Glamorous 70s Shoots
The Chloe Lecareux Grazia France is Richly Retro
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53
Seductively Sweet Spring Looks
Seductively Sweet Spring Looks
Dani Seitz is 'Candy Coloured' for Vogue Portugal April 2012
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52
Glamazon Swimwear Galleries
Glamazon Swimwear Galleries
The Toni Garrn Vogue Italia Editorial is Cold and Sophisticated
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51
Patterned Lingerie-Like Fashion
Patterned Lingerie-Like Fashion
The Fashion Gone Rogue 'North Marine' Editorial is Edgy
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50
Casually Simplistic Captures
Casually Simplistic Captures
The 'Like a Rolling Stone' Online Editorial is Romantically Relaxed
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49
Woeful Wedding Photography
Woeful Wedding Photography
The Isabeli Fontana Vogue Paris April 2012 Editorial is Romantic
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48
Pastel-Haired Editorials
Pastel-Haired Editorials
The W Korea March 2012 Shoot is Colorful
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47
Haunted Forest Photography
Haunted Forest Photography
The Juju Ivanyuk Zoo Magazine Winter 2011 Shoot is Dark and Eerie
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46
Mask-Inspired Photography
Mask-Inspired Photography
Pierre Dal Corso for Masquerade Magazine Captures People's Various Sides
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45
Witchy Newlywed Photography
Witchy Newlywed Photography
Factice Magazine's 'Brides and Widows' Editorial is Gothic
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44
Sculptural Afro Shoots
Sculptural Afro Shoots
The Garage Magazine 'Fractal Affinities' Editorial Boasts Masterpiece Hair
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43
Seductive Sporty Swimwear
Seductive Sporty Swimwear
The Marie Claire Brazil 'Esportivo Sexy' Editorial Stars Julia Faria
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Exotic Floral Editorials
Exotic Floral Editorials
The Kasia Struss Harper's Bazaar Spain Shoot is Vibrantly Lush
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Ebony Rocker Editorials
Ebony Rocker Editorials
The Harper’s Bazaar Brazil June 2012 Photoshoot Stars a Dark Tati Co
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Extravagant Arcade Editorials
Extravagant Arcade Editorials
Aline Weber is a Glamourous Gamer in Vogue Japan April 2012
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39
Instagram-Inspired Editorials
Instagram-Inspired Editorials
Cara Delevingne by Nick Knight Playfully Poses with Baby Pets
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Retro Full-Figured Editorials
Retro Full-Figured Editorials
The S Moda May 19 2012 Photoshoot Stars a Sultry Candice Huffine
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Urban Granny Style Spreads
Urban Granny Style Spreads
'Senior Citizens' by Baldovino Barani for SCMP January 2012
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36
Sequined Seaside Ensembles
Sequined Seaside Ensembles
The Martha Streck for Elle Brazil Shoot is Bright and Sparkly
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35
Dark Gloom-Ridden Editorials
Dark Gloom-Ridden Editorials
The Fashion Gone Rogue 'Grace Alone' Shoot Stars Grace Hartzel
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34
Ballet Teacher Editorials
Ballet Teacher Editorials
The Vogue Russia 'Red Lady' Photoshoot Stars Anna Selezneva
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33
Glamorized Athlete Editorials
Glamorized Athlete Editorials
The Olympians by Joanna Kustra is Featured in Papercut Magazine
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32
Lingerie-Clad Hotel Heiresses
Lingerie-Clad Hotel Heiresses
The Paris Hilton for FHM Photo Shoot is Insanely Hot
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Retro Diner Editorials
Retro Diner Editorials
The Vogue China 'The New Fifties' Shoot is Elegantly Seductive
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Gothic Femme Fatale Editorials
Gothic Femme Fatale Editorials
The Emily DiDonato Vogue Mexico Photo Shoot is Dark and Mysterious
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29
Boho Ballerina Editorials
Boho Ballerina Editorials
The Amanda Norgaard Smug Magazine is Gracefully Raw
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28
Ethereal Spring Editorials
Ethereal Spring Editorials
Brynja Jonbjarnardottir by Antia Pagant for Fashion Gone Rogue is Bold
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Armored Nightmarish Editorials
Armored Nightmarish Editorials
Mert and Marcus Do a Dark Shoot for Interview Magazine March 2012
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Haunting 70s-Inspired Editorials
Haunting 70s-Inspired Editorials
The Fashion Gone Rogue 'Grey Gardens' Stars Sabine and Djosfien
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25
Retro-Modern Menswear Shoots
Retro-Modern Menswear Shoots
The Jon Kortajarena GQ France Editorial is Sharply Dressed
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Elegant 1920s Editorials
Elegant 1920s Editorials
The Madame Figaro April 2012 Japan Issue Oozes Old School Glamour
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23
Angry Angelic Editorials
Angry Angelic Editorials
The Vogue Japan March 2012 Shoot is Haunting and Whimsical
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Cimmerian Swimsuit Photoshoots
Cimmerian Swimsuit Photoshoots
The Marie Claire Spain 'Azul Indico' Editorial Stars Leah de Wavrin
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21
Stoic Swimmer Photoshoots
Stoic Swimmer Photoshoots
The Interview 'Olympiad' Editorial is Inspired by the Summer Olympics
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20
Saturated 50s Photoshoots
Saturated 50s Photoshoots
The Elegance Netherlands May 2012 Editorial Stars Sasha Melnychuk
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Carnival-Inspired Editorials
Carnival-Inspired Editorials
The Tina by Xi Sinsong for Fashion Gone Rogue Shoot is Ethereal
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Steamy Mediterranean Shoots
Steamy Mediterranean Shoots
The Flare 'Bellissima' Editorial Stars a Simmering Bruna Tenorio
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17
Futuristically Textured Fashion
Futuristically Textured Fashion
The 74 Magazine 'HOKKUS POKUS' Editorial is Vibrantly Dark
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80s-Like Beachwear
80s-Like Beachwear
The Vogue Paris 'Perfect Girl' Editorial Stars a Fit Gisele Bundchen
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15
Hispter-Approved Eyewear Ads
Hispter-Approved Eyewear Ads
The Ksubi Autumn/Winter 2012 War Lookbook is Edgy and Urban
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14
Eccentric Ethereal Editorials
Eccentric Ethereal Editorials
The Fashion Gone Rogue 'Simone' Shoot is Heavenly Vibrant
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Modern Monarchy Editorials
Modern Monarchy Editorials
The Visioni Amica Magazine Shoot has a Vintage Aesthetic
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12
Retro Biker Portraits
Retro Biker Portraits
The Vin­nie Wool­ston Numero Hommes Editorial is Rebellious
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11
Gloaming Swimwear Galleries
Gloaming Swimwear Galleries
The Vogue Spain 'El Cuerpo' Editorial Stars a Curvy Hilary Rhoda
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10
Badass Body Art Editorials
Badass Body Art Editorials
The Glorious Bastards Papercut Magazine Editorial is Heavily Inked
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9
Pastel Pastry Photography
Pastel Pastry Photography
The Marie Claire China February 2012 Editorial is Elegantly Delicious
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8
Trailer Park Fashion
Trailer Park Fashion
The Wonderland Magazine April-May 2012 Issue Stars Josephine Skriver
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Architectural Swimsuit Editorials
Architectural Swimsuit Editorials
Marie Claire Spain 'Sensorium' Stars Caroline Corinth
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6
Haute Hippie Shoots
Haute Hippie Shoots
The Vogue Australia February 2012 Issue is Stunning
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5
Seductive Beach Photoshoots
Seductive Beach Photoshoots
The Madame le Figaro Editorial Stars Hilary Rhoda
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4
Sporty Raver Editorials
Sporty Raver Editorials
Karlie Kloss is a High Energy Enigma in the Vogue Paris March 2012 Shoot
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3
Psychedelic Beauty Looks
Psychedelic Beauty Looks
Allure March 2012 Reveals the Wildly Colorful Makeup of Spring
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2
Celebrity Fairytale Photoshoots
Celebrity Fairytale Photoshoots
The 'Disney Dream Portraits' by Annie Leibovitz are Stunning
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Modern Baroque Fashion
Modern Baroque Fashion
The Vogue Netherlands 'Neo-Victorian' Editorial Stars Anna de Rijk
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