Keira Knightley Goes Gothic As Anna Karenina In HARPER’S BAZAAR

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Remember the romantic look Keira Knightley went for as Anna Karenina in the October issue of Vogue Magazine last October? (if you don’t, you can see my post on it here). Well, I came across her channelling the darker side of Anna in the September 2012 issue of Harper’s Bazaar and I just had to post them as the whole shoot is amazing, and such a stark, dark contrast to the whimsical, fairy tale look of the Vogue shoot.


Shot by renowned fashion and editorial photographer, Ellen Von Unwerth (she has worked on a number of iconic shoots over her career),it is truly smoldering and stunning to look at. The shoot plays up to a colour that was very big last season: burgundy. Check out her fabulous lipstick and how it perfectly matches the roses on the cover. The outfits are also amazing; dark, glamourous and very fitting for  the modern day, gothic princess Anna Karenina look we see in the shots.


In terms of the hair and beauty, I love the soft, tousled hair against the strong eyes and lips (if you’re looking for a similar plum lip shade, the latest Bourjois Rouge Edition lipstick in no. 18 Violine Strauss is a gorgeous shade, see my pictures and review of it here), it works perfectly against the darker outfits and adds that all important splash of colour to the outfits and pictures.


I love the entire shoot and the gothic princess twist they gave to Keira’s darker side of Anna Karenina. It’s completely different to the Vogue shoot, but that’s why it works and has so much impact. I think visually this shoot is stronger, but the Vogue shoot most definitely emphasizes high fashion just a little more. I can’t decide between both shoots as I love elements of each of them. Both shoots are incredible!

*Images belong to Ellen Von Unwerth and Harper’s Bazaar: Source

Do you like the shoot? Or are you feeling Vogue’s Anna Karenina shoot more? Tell all in the comments section!


  1. Love these looks she looks fab!

  2. Love, love, love this photo shoot. Keira looks stunning.