DOLL PARTS by V Magazine
Photographs by Glen Luchford / Styling by Panos Yiapanis

Natasha Poly, shot by Glen Luchford for the upcoming V MAGAZINE (issue #63). Inspired purely by Hole front woman Courtney Love, Natasha sports textured bustiers, kilts, petticoats and headpieces constructed of toys throughout the spread. Although the release date has yet to be announced, “Nobody’s Daughter,” the fourth studio album by Hole, is set for release later this month. V63 does not hit newsstands until January 14, 2010.
The self-made, rough-and-tumble glamour of Courtney Love couldn’t feel more of-the-moment. In an ode to the queen of grunge, whose album is out this month, supermodel Natasha Poly piles on the ruffles, prints, and girlish fineries of springI’m not sure I agree that Courtney Love’s “rough-and-tumble” is any more “of the moment” than it was when she first rose to fame (I personally love the deconstructed mish-mash that is her “look” most of/some of the time) but I find it amusing that after being a media pariah for so long she’s now being featured again in a spread…well, sort of. Her style is being featured, that is. I wonder why Natasha Poly is playing her rather than Courtney appearing herself? (Maybe an attempt to fashionize someone whose actions are just too controversial for glammed-up photos anymore? An attempt at iconography whereas the musician and paparazzi train wreck that we’re all familiar with defies iconic status and in fact, doesn’t really have a singular style?)

I don’t know, but I’m getting a lot of great DIY ideas just looking at this spread. And Jo-Ann’s sells pre-pleated and ruffled cotton trim – so just think how simple it would be to sew that on to the bodice of a dress like the right one in spread #3! And a crown…made of doll legs. Somewhat disturbing, but yes – this says Courtney Love!

What do you guys think of the spread?
-Carly J. Cais



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