April 5, 2012 2:40 pm

Self Service typically opens their magazine with its seasonal obsessions. Rather than cram dozens of similarly colored products on single, sleep-inducing pages, the hardbound biannual tastefully curates a selection. The result, beautifully shot and elegantly arranged on the page, looks genuinely appealing in a way that a grid of floodlit products never will. The Spring / Summer 2012 issue is no exception and is boosted in particular by the incorporation of Polaroids of Bambi Northwood-Blyth (Ford) and Kate King (Ford) by Self Service editor in chief and creative director Ezra Petronio. Bambi flashes the camera a smile (Slide 4) wearing a burgundy suede jacket with oversized shoulder pads, black swimsuit with blue graphic print, both by Hermès. For Kate’s cameo (Slide 5), she is pictured wearing a beige and pink nylon coat by Prada. There, now are you also obsessed?

Check out Kate King’s recent feature: Shop Her Look: Kate King Backstage at Versace

Credits include: Publication, Self Service Issue 36 Spring / Summer 2012; “The Obsessions”; Photography, Ezra Petronio; Styling, Sabrina Marshall; Hair, Philippon at Calliste (for Bambi), Delphine Courteille at Atelier 68 (for Kate); Makeup, Karim Rahman, expert makeup artist for L’Oreal Paris at Calliste; Manicure, Kamel at B Agency; Model, Bambi Northwood-Blyth; Photography assistance, Lydia Gorges.

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