Coach’s Chameleons

January 28th, 2015 Posted by Janelle comments (2)

Few fashion brands have the name recognition of Coach, the global powerhouse has long represented attainable chic and American style, for better or worse. In recent years Coach has attempted to reinvent itself upping the luxury factor and revamping its ready-to-wear under the direction of the talented, Stuart Vevers. For the 2nd collection under Vevers’ leadership Steven Meisel captures the fresh faced cast in pastel & black and white for a series of images that merge ideas about youthful insouciance and Americana. Looking like the ultimate gang of cool kids, Molly Bair, Binx Walton, Julia Bergshoeff, Lexi Boling, Valery Kaufman, Dylan Xue, Grace Hartzel and Helge Vonderau look right at home chilling out in Ditmas Park.

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Meisel’s Masterclass

January 28th, 2015 Posted by Janelle » Post a comment

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Meisel’s self portrait from Loewe‘s latest campaign

As a creator who has always let his work speak for itself, Steven Meisel rarely gives interviews or does press. A quiet, yet powerful presence within the industry he has come to represent the gold standard of photography; whenever he shoots a campaign or cover it’s big news, his work is often described as making the supermodels and in spite of his shy, introspective demeanor he continues to be one of fashion’s most fascinating characters. Perhaps that is why Tim Blanks‘s appealingly in-depth interview with Meisel for WSJ feels so essential. Tackling topics ranging from Meisel’s career retrospective, Role Model at Phillips de Pury, to his thoughts on controversial shoots for Vogue Italia, Blanks cuts a wide swath through years of industry history. As always Blanks’ insightful questions and wry writing style offer a new perspective on the familiar, showing us the personal side of a photographer who communicates his deepest feelings through his images rather than his social media account.

Head on over to WSJ.com to take a look at this week’s must read piece and enjoy a few choice Meisel quotes below.

On old pictures :  “Emotionally, it’s very difficult for me to look at old work. That’s why it was so hard to do the Phillips thing. I either look at what I could have done better, or I start crying. I’m ridiculously sensitive, that’s just who I am, so it’s really tough for me to look at old pictures.”

On changes within the modeling & fashion industries: “I think the business has changed so much. It’s more like how many likes you get on Instagram, which I do not do. I’m not into it. I don’t know what makes a star anymore. I’m just doing what I do. So is there an expectation? Not from me. And I hope not so much from the model, because I don’t want to disappoint anybody. My goal is just to do what I need to do on that day.”

On aging: I don’t care about age. Society is extremely ageist, obviously, and it’s just nonsense. To think of a woman’s life as only interesting and important until 25 is stupid and also so hurtful to women. The business creates it and then lets you hate yourself for it. Age is beautiful; life is that. You just begin to be a woman past the age of 30. You’re just learning life and having experiences.

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Manhattan Transfers

January 27th, 2015 Posted by Janelle » Post a comment

The nonchalance and grit of late 70s Manhattan takes center stage in new editorials from Parisienne staples Vogue Paris and Numéro. In Lachlan Bailey (Management + Artists)’s striking VP story, Vanessa Moody is a chic beauty with a shag haircut and a wardrobe of 70s staples, from ribbed turtlenecks to navel grazing necklaces. Géraldine Saglio (Management + Artists) pulls out all the stops creating an authentically retro wardrobe for Moody. Little details like rotary phones in Vanessa’s apartment, classic cars and the backdrop of Harlem brownstones make the viewing experience especially pleasurable.

In Numero Greg Kadel captures vintage Manhattan in beautiful black & white with Ronja Furrer looking like she stepped out of a classic film. Havana Laffitte provides the era appropriate wardrobe, but mixes in a few modern elements like a metallic jacket for added interest.

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Lachlan Bailey (Photographer) Géraldine Saglio (Fashion Editor/Stylist) James Pecis (Hair Stylist) Marla Belt (Makeup Artist) Eli Metcalf (Set Designer) Elisa Ferri (Manicurist) / See the full story in the fashion database


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Mulberry’s Muse

January 27th, 2015 Posted by Janelle » Post a comment

Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.
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A fresh direction for the British heritage brand complete with retro style photos by Inez & Vinoodh and Georgia’s first campaign appearance. The accompanying fashion film is a raucous tribute to the youthful energy of the brand’s spring wares. Mulberry essentials like the Bayswater, Cara backpack and Delphine bag make appearances hammering home the collection’s accessories focus.

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Studio Vogue

January 26th, 2015 Posted by Janelle » Post a comment

No one takes a picture quite like David Sims, his vision is equal parts futuristic and classical, with a surrealist polish that makes each image stand out. Who better then to reimagine the collections editorial for Vogue Paris? With an impressive cast of top models, Sims and VP Editor in chief, Emmanuelle Alt and superstar stylist Joe McKenna (Art Partner) create an arresting showcase for the season’s key looks. Whether it is Jean Campbell displaying Junya Watanabe’s artfully sci-fi PVC dress, or current Sims muse Karolin Wolter looking effortless in Jil Sander’s luxe take on the sweatshirt, the story offers a comprehensive overview of fashion’s very best.

David Sims (Photographer) / Emmanuelle Alt (Editor) / Joe McKenna (Fashion Editor/Stylist) / Paul Hanlon (Hair Stylist) / Yadim (Makeup Artist) / Megumi Yamamoto (Manicurist) Models Anja RubikAnna EwersAya JonesBinx WaltonEdie CampbellGisele BundchenIssa LishJean CampbellJulia BergshoeffJulia NobisKarlie KlossKirsten OwenLexi BolingLiu WenMica ArganarazNatalie WestlingNatasha PolyRianne van Rompaey & Suvi Koponen

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Oscar’s Joie de Vivre

January 23rd, 2015 Posted by Janelle comments (2)

Oscar de la Renta‘s final collection for his legendary line is given a fitting tribute with the brand’s spring/summer campaign by Steve Hiett (London: D + V Management , London: D + V Management , Berlin: Shotview Photographers Management). With Daria Strokous and Sasha Luss serving as blonde bombshells on the go and Heitt capturing their every move through Miami’s toniest enclaves, the campaign crackles with energy. Natasha Royt styles the duo in coordinating pastel looks from the spring collection, bringing out their inner society girl with gingham prints and plenty of floral embroidery. The resulting ads are upbeat and energetic without ever losing the elegance that defined de la Renta’s timeless aesthetic.

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Ford’s Focus

January 22nd, 2015 Posted by Janelle comment (1)

It wouldn’t be campaign season without Tom Ford serving up the sexy via a controversial campaign. For spring Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin create a series of stripped down portraits that showcase Ford’s slinky collection complete with all the metallic bellbottoms and stomach flashing cut-outs a girl could want. Daphne GroeneveldBinx Walton and a newly blonde Arthur Gosse  feature in the erotically charged shots, giving their best poses as Carine Roitfeld styles them in her signature titivating style.

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High Contrast

January 22nd, 2015 Posted by Janelle » Post a comment

Daniel Jackson and Robbie Spencer bring a touch of minimal elegance to the pages of Harper’s Bazaar with a stylized shoot starring Mica Arganaraz. With a focus on the season’s graphic pieces, from Versace, Calvin Klein and Givenchy, Spencer and Jackson create a simple and effective story filled with subtly sexy looks that highlight Mica’s lithe physique. Worn with casual ease by Mica this wardrobe of body conscious luxury wares makes for one of Bazaar’s most appealing recent stories.

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