Santa was spectacularly nice to Anne, delivering her exclusive collaboration with Spain-based celebrity and fashion photographer Leyla Ugarte and international radio personality Mar Montoro. If it seems that we have a bit of Girls Club going on, that's probably true.
More importantly, Mar and Leyla have produced an editorial with a strong, sensual , 'real woman' voice and message, one that resonates with Anne. This is why they chose to broadcast the Smart Sensuality Mar Montoro images through Anne of Carvesville and Sensuality News.
With four million listeners in Spain and 50 milliion in affiliates throughout South America ready to hear the Mar Montoro message, the creative team felt it was important to place the images in the hands -- not of the most eyeballs -- but in a more intellectual, pro-woman atmosphere. (Note that we're pounding down on the eyeballs, too -- 350,000 combined uniques this month and rising fast -- but concede that we don't have the most uniques of the fashion websites.)
Our fully-engaged readers who spend 30-60 minutes per visit on average perhaps offset the 2-4 minutes spent on other fashion websites goes a long way to establish us as the thinking person's style and culture driven websites. Throw in international women's politics, and we stir quite a content brew.
There's a great deal of symbolism and femme voice communication in Leyla Ugarte's images of Mar Monto. We explain the psychology in usual-size images, rather than the 1000 dpi wide ones above, with Anne's editorial writeup over on AOC.
Anne has written more than once this year that with the demise of Vogue Paris and any expression of sensuality under Emmanuelle Alt, Spain has soared into a primary position with Smart Sensuality fashion editorial photography.
That point was driven home big-time this morning with Nico's images for the Harper's Bazaar Spain 2012 calendar.
Laura Ponte, Bimba Bose, Vanesa Lorenzo & Rossy de Palmain | Nico Harper's Bazaar Spain January 2012 SN Platimum
Harper's Bazaar Spain also weighed in with a sizzling January 2012 editorial of Candice Swanepoel.
Candice Swanepoel | Koray Birand | Harper's Bazaar Spain | 'A Solas' AOC Private Studio