With the June issues flooding in thick and fast this week, I thought it only right to look back at a past June issue for our flashback series. I'm a huge Instagram addict and constantly searching the hashtags of my favorite models and photographers. I happened to stumble across a stunning image of Gisele Bundchen and after doing a quick search online, I found out which magazine and issue the image was from (the joys of modern technology, right?). Luckily I happened to have the issue in my collection.
The June 2006 issue of US Vogue features Uma Thurman. The American actress is photographed by Mario Testino and styled by Tonne Goodman who selected Thurman to wear a Maison Martin Margiela silver mesh top with an Eres white bikini for the effortlessly summery cover. Uma's pictures inside are just as flawless as the cover shot. It's the type of direction that Testino excels at, each and every time.
Please excuse the unattractive sticker on my personal scan above (I'm unwilling sacrifice the condition after all these years — I knew you'd understand).
This 244-page issue consists of very seasonal stories whilst still providing the reader with a range of summer fashions. We see fashion stories from Patrick Demarchelier, Steven Meisel and Miles Aldrige. Models include Gisele Bundchen, Amber Valletta and Caroline Trentini — all the American Vogue regulars.
'Water Baby' by Patrick Demarchelier with Gisele is my favorite story from the whole issue. It's just one of those fashion stories that works every single time, without fail. Shot in a studio and with Tonne Goodman to work her magic during the shoot, it's no wonder it's faultless image after image. A sun-kissed Bundchen wears a range of pieces from Michael Kors, Dolce & Gabbana, Bottega Veneta and Carolina Herrera, to name a few.
Check out the dormant thread for the June 2006 issue here. You too might also find a blast from the past. Enjoy!