Zoe Saldana for Harper’s Bazaar Russia

Posted on June 23, 2011

It’s hot and sticky here, so we’re in the mood for a frigid blast of fierceness. Fabucreature Zoe Saldana gets her Zhivago on in the latest Harper’s Bazaar Russia and we love it all; the clothes, the model, the setting. We could do without the braid, especially since pairing it with hoop earrings makes her look a little like Sade, but that’s a minor complaint. Besides, we love Sade. Point is, the girl can work a camera and work any outfit they put on her. She’s even working around-the-eye blue eyeshadow. We salute you, Zoe. There is nothing you can’t make more fabulous.

Enjoy the pretty, kittens.
Calvin Klein Fall 2011 Collection

Zoe Saldana featured in the July/August Issue of Harper’s Bazaar Russia
Photographed by Katie Bleacher & Dean Everard
Styled by Natalia Alaverdian

Tommy Hilfiger Fall 2011 Collection

Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2011 Collection

Jean Paul Gaultier Fall 2011 Collection

Yves Saint Laurent Fall 2011 Collection

Chanel Fall 2011 Collection

Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2011 Collection

Diane von Furstenberg Fall 2011 Collection

Oscar de la Renta Fall 2011 Collection

Michael Kors Fall 2011 Collection

[Photo Credit: adlet via thefashionspot.com, elle.com]

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  • http://twitter.com/anovelgirl J. Watt

    She’s very stunning. Exceptionally jealous.

  • Anonymous

    Usually I think she works it.  Not here.  dislike the hair and makeup and not a fan of most of the clothes (Is that Culture club?)

    • Anonymous

      I agree. And she pretty much has the same expression (like she’s constipated) in every shot. Why can’t beautiful people who model clothing smile every now and then?

      • http://twitter.com/Hussified Coleen D. Wybranski

        Exactly. She is fierce, and I get the aesthetic of the shoot, so smiling was probably a no-no, but the selected pictures are all from the same angle with the same facial expression. Poor form, HB editors.

        • Anonymous

          I noticed the angle as well.  With the exception of the cover, there are no full profile shots.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000357883139 Lynzee Michelle Lamb

       I also agree, I thought a lot of the posing looked really contrived. Especially the hands on forehead thing.

    • Anonymous

      Agree, not loving it at all.

  • Anna Vasquez

    The fierceness. How can I learn it?

  • Anonymous

    OK, I love the clothes and I love Zoe, but her expression is the same in every photo. Again with the open mouthed, pseudo-sultry look. It’s just not the kind of fierceness with a touch of fun that I’ve come to expect with her. That said, the woman knows how to sell some fancy threads.

    • Anonymous

      Well said.

  • Judy_J

    Love the purple coat with the red dress and boots!  It’s all too beautiful!

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think anyone can make a boxy blazer emblazoned with stars more fabulous, even if it is by D&G.  I dislike most of the clothes here, with the exception of the red DVF and the Kors outfit.

    • Anonymous

      Agreed.  I was having mid-80s flashbacks on a lot of these, especially that blazer.  Didn’t Madonna wear that in Lucky Star?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=736453596 Angie Morrill

        super 80’s vibe.  

  • Anonymous

    Oooooh, she looks gorgeous. She’s really a natural in front of the camera, isn’t she?

  • Anonymous

    Meh, not feeling it here, pretty clothes to be sure, but the same vapid open mouthed expression in every photo, she looks sedated….

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kelsey-Albrecht/100001647200441 Kelsey Albrecht

      Agreed totally.

  • Anonymous

    I think she’s overacting a bit in some shots, but overall it’s beautiful.  The clothes are striking and oh my, the location, sigh.

    In some of her facial expressions, there are glimpses of the graceful older woman Zoe will become.  I don’t mean that as a bad thing at all.  She is stunning.

  • Anonymous

    Close your mouth, girl!

    • Anonymous

      Seriously.  Not that she isn’t gorgeous and all…

  • Anonymous

    She looks exactly like Sade in these pics. I have seen much better from her.

  • Anonymous

    When did models lose the ability to breathe through their noses? 

    I’m cranky this morning and these pictures are annoying me.

  • Anonymous

    LOVE the cover shot, and the Oscar de la Renta top (not so much the skirt, although a fur skirt probably has distinct advantages in Russia).  She does look amazing.  Agree with those who pointed up the sameness of the shots and facial expressions.  Maybe the left side of her face has some flaw, and that’s why we never see it?……….nah, she’s probably gorgeous from all sides, dammit.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

    Is it just me, or does she pretty much have the same facial expression in each picture?  Love the cover shot.

  • Anonymous

    I’m liking the majority of the clothes a lot.  Not so much the suit with the purple, blue, white and brown embroidered bits on it.  And I can’t say I’m crazy about the photography.  I think they are mostly wasting their entirely too gorgeous for her own good model, Ms Saldana.  Plus I’m in agreement with others here that she does seem to be relying on a patented, open mouthed look on her face for every single shot.

  • http://twitter.com/foodhussy foodhussy

    and to think – one of her first roles was in the britney spears movie…

  • Anonymous

    She looks beautiful but I really want her to close her mouth.

  • Anonymous

    Same expression every shot.  Individually their fierce, as a collection the similarity starts to get noticeable.  Either she’s in a rut or the editors need to be shot.  And she looks haggard and almost old on the cover, which we know she’s not. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-Harris/729969026 Richard Harris

    You’re right she can make anything fabulous, even that jacket with stars that remind me of those that girl got tattooed on her face

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=811053804 Stacy Parker Cole

    beautiful woman… but is she constipated??

  • Jillian Kroos

    One thing she cannot work? The stupid open mouth pose that makes you think they have some severe deviated septum issues.

    Other than that, Gorgeous!!!

  • Anonymous

    She’s a great model. I think she looks like the original Barbie.

  • Anonymous

    She’s a great model. I think she looks like the original Barbie.

  • Jenna Kuhmann

    The mouth open in every shot bothers me, but otherwise she looks really interesting (in a good way) and fabulous.  You go Crossroads girl!

  • Jenna Kuhmann

    The mouth open in every shot bothers me, but otherwise she looks really interesting (in a good way) and fabulous.  You go Crossroads girl!

  • Anonymous

    Proof That Fashion Is A World of Fabulous Contradictions: http://blogs.forbes.com/bluecarreon/2011/06/14/proof-that-fashion-is-a-world-of-fabulous-contradictions/

  • MilaXX

    Luv Huh!

  • Kate Gorton

    Damn, that girl can WERQ.

  • Anonymous

    4th photo down… Maria Von Trapp goes to Scotland. What’s with the skirt? Is it pulled open?

  • Anonymous

    It’s all so 90’s… like a tribute to Vivian Banks from fresh prince of Bel Air. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3CGY36NG25QFIZQOLMH7SQTKLU andrew

    She couldn’t close her lips or turn her head to the other side even once?  Okay, her head is turned the other way in the first shot, but after that….  Guess we know which she considers her “good side.”  can see from the cover shot that she is capable of opening her eyes, but the rest of the shots all go with the heavy-lidded, half-closed eyes.  Not feelin’ it.

  • Anonymous

    I agree with some of the comments that she’s giving the same face and slightly open mouth, but the body angles she’s rocking and the way she is shining through the makeup and layers of clothes is fierce!

  • Anonymous

    I agree with the same expression comments. Zoe is not bringing it. With that amateur posing, she couldn’t even hack it on America’s Next Top Model.

    This is entirely subjective, but I find it hard to like Zoe because she looks exactly like my cousin, except Zoe is taller and slimmer. And my cousin is a straight-up manipulative bitch. Yes, I am weird that way.

  • http://twitter.com/darlin133 mary baumer

    other actresses should take lessons in awesome from Zoe.

  • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

    Sade, yes, but with a bit of Jody Watley in the mix.

  • Anonymous

    I am also getting the Sade vibe. The main thing I’m getting is vicarious neck strain from looking at her poses. She really looks like she is straining to elongate her neck or something, which is weird because she is long, lean, and lovely.

  • http://twitter.com/wrenaria Kimmy Hescock

    Not impressed. With her or the clothes. Meh.

  • Anonymous

    I wish she’d closed her mouth/had a different facial expression in some of the shots.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Nestor.Chocolato NesTtor Chocolato

    yep same expression but dont care she is fabulous!! nd fierce!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=37300827 Johnny Heffernan

    “Honey! You’re a model!”

  • Katie Chassaing

    While she’s beautiful and wears clothes exceptionally well, I can’t help but be distracted by those stupid facial expressions in every shot.  She looks like she spent the entire photo shoot trying to push out a fart.

  • Katie Chassaing

    While she’s clearly beautiful and wears clothes exceptionally well, I can’t help but be distracted by those stupid facial expressions in every shot.  It looks like she spent the entire photo shoot trying to push out a fart.

  • http://twitter.com/thelilerin erin l.

    love love love that second D&G photo. she definitely can capital-R-o-c-k a photoshoot. did she used to be a model??

  • http://twitter.com/thelilerin erin l.

    love love love that second D&G photo. she definitely can capital-R-o-c-k a photoshoot. did she used to be a model??

  • Anonymous

    Love the Tommy Hilfiger and the Duchess’ wares.

  • Anonymous

    What I really love most about this shoot is that even without the captioning, there is no doubt that this is a Russian magazine.  I do admit the facial expressions leave a lot to be desired, but Zoe looks great in the clothes, and she looks like she is supposed to be in them, so I guess a lot of credit goes to the wardrobe and styling dept on this one.

  • Anonymous

    Almost any single shot that shows her face well is an icon to her fabulousness. As a body, I don’t like that the poses chosen seem so similar, for me it lessens the impact and makes it look as if her range is very limited.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Catherine-Rhodes/602850414 Catherine Rhodes

    I hate the “parted lips come hither look” in every shot. Girl is fierce but she needs to work up the repetoir a bit.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RK5MAF2VNT32ULNYFIXDANTEC4 Terence

    I love her, but this was all one-face.  And that one-face is Eertha Kitt…at her most campy.

  • Anonymous

    You’re gorgeous and fierce honey, now close your mouth. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Micaela-Cannon/1465504041 Micaela Cannon

    She could have just as easily have been a model – of the super variety I’m thinking. It makes other actress editorials look so lame

  • http://twitter.com/qrter Alexander Peterhans

    Oh my, she’s doing a Zoolander pouty face in just about every picture. Hilarious.

  • Anonymous

    omg i hate hate hate the pic in the oscar del a renta. is it pullover or a jacket made out of a rag rug? and i can’t take that horrible open mouth expression. and the makeup makes her look bugeyed. ick.

  • http://twitter.com/RocknLox Khadijah James

    Bless her.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3AJ237ND3GAHDQJZ4TLCO4WLRA Emily

    wow. she’s amazing.  love the cover shot.

  • http://twitter.com/aidanboleyn Aidan B

    Fabulous, but: anyone else think that the makeup aged her a LOT?

  • foodycat

    Does her neck not turn the other way?

  • Violet Flame

    How fabulous are those eyelashes?

  • http://twitter.com/lonelyheartdc janedoe

    Can she close her mouth? Is that physically possible. She is not working it here. Blech!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Heather-McIlrath/673340132 Heather McIlrath

    i’ve just been bitchslapped by FIERCENESS!