Ethiopian supermodel Liya Kebede is the cover girl for January 2010 Elle Italia. Photographed by Alexei Hay, Liya is styled in a crazy mix of gowns and rollerblades. I’m not sure about the rollerblades, but overall this editorial so works. The styling, hair and makeup–so over the top and awesome. The touch of colors in her hair and the colors in the dresses = killing me. The tough edge to these shots is great too, even as Liya’s wearing haute couture gowns.
That lurid lavendar purple! That pale acid green!
A bunch more photos of Liya Kebede in Elle Italia after the break, including another photo shoot with photographer Matt Jones.
How rad is her hair? Really, really rad.
In Liya Kebede’s second shoot for January’s Elle Italia, she was photographed by Matt Jones and styled much differently, as you can see. Liya’s appears to be chilling in her Italian villa…
She’s so beautiful it hurts.
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