Dazed’s New Agenda

August 3rd, 2015 Posted by steven.yatsko » Post a comment

Dazed & Confused debuts its latest covers and marks the first issue following the print redesign after the recent internal change of posts. The gradation had editor Isabella Burley becoming editor in chief and Robbie Spencer becoming creative director, after serving as its fashion director. The latest issue under their helm is aptly entitled “The New Agenda” and features two distinct bubble gum hued covers with of-the-moment models Molly Bair and Lineisy Montero, with two more covers to be revealed making four in total. Styled by Robbie himself and photographed by the in-demand Roe Ethridge, the images are modern and now, with Dazed’s trademark levity and commentary. It’s the pair’s first fresh take on the longstanding narrative of the magazine and while the covers are distinct from previous Dazed covers they feel familial. Models.com asked Isabella and Robbie for some more insight into the the issue’s new direction:

Dazed has always played an authorial role in defining the cultural zeitgeist: So already being Dazed veterans, plus your new roles, what serves as your editorial compass for the “New Agenda”?

Robbie Spencer 

“We wanted to allow the magazine to be become more fashion focused and to visually lead our cultural agenda, enabling us to focus on things that we feel having meaning and resonate with the Dazed audience, such as the feature about the shifting aesthetics in casting headed up by cover stars Molly Bair and Lineisy Montero. It has a new clarity to it. It still is, and always will have, the Dazed point of view on contextualizing fashion and retain its level of integrity focusing on music art and film but incorporating a more visually led and experimental point of view.

We really felt this next era of Dazed is all about championing the community around Dazed – new and established talents – giving them space and freedom and celebrating what print means now. It’s about stripping away archaic ideals about what print used to mean, and how people absorbed print pre digital-consumption, allowing a new sense of freedom and ability to experiment more with the print format. It is more focused on long format and in depth reads and visually led projects, to create a more collectable read, something that does not attempt to compete with the immediacy of digital content, it is something much more curated and considered, making every page precious, less disposable and instant, which is very exciting for us, we all feel a newly energized enthusiasm towards print and are excited about the future, and proud to be spear heading this new era of Dazed print.”

Isabella Burley

“We really wanted to build on the authoritative editorial voice that has continually shaped the pages of Dazed. I’ve always loved the fact that Dazed has championed such a diverse and unexpected range of subjects – from Iris Apfel to Madonna and FKA twigs. For me, things are always more interesting when they don’t quite make sense. You get that feeling when you see the full cover set for this New Agenda issue. When you have such a strong fashion point of view, you can bring even the most unlikely subjects together. That’s when things get interesting! The cultural trailblazers featured in the pages of this first issue might come from disparate worlds, but they share one important thing in common: the ability to set new agendas. We like to think it makes a strange kind of sense.

In regards to Molly and Lineisy, they are at the forefront of an important and electrifying new agenda in fashion – it’s so important to us that we celebrate that. They are igniting new conversations and in turn shaping our cultural landscape. What’s more they are two of the most relatable models we’ve had in years. I’m obsessed with Molly’s instagram!”

Images courtesy of Dazed Magazine

Molly Bair & Lineisy Montero by Roe Ethridge / Styling Robbie Spencer / Makeup Yadim (Art Partner) / Hair Esther Langham (Art + Commerce) / Casting Noah Shelley (Los Angeles: Streeters Los Angeles, New York: Streeters New York)


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Calvin Klein Jeans swipes to the right

July 30th, 2015 Posted by Irene Ojo-Felix comment (1)

Is there no better way to evoke your love than through sexting? Calvin Klein Jeans certainly thinks not and put provocative conversations alongside their latest campaign featuring a whole gang of models. Shot by Mario Sorrenti, the, ahem, suggestive ads explore late night hookups and the conversations that got them there. Batteries not included.

Check out the images and the campaign video below.

Photographer Mario Sorrenti (Art Partner) | Creative Director Mother Agency with CRK Advertising | Stylist Melanie Ward (Art Partner) | Set Designer Philipp Haemmerle | Hair Shay Ashual (Art Partner) | Make-up Aaron de Mey (Art Partner) | Talent Grace Hartzel, Imaan Hammam, Kenya Kinski, Harmony Boucher, Tiana Tolstoi, Julia van Os, Laura Julie, Torin Verdone, Jamie Carpena, Alessio Pozzi, Piero Mendez, Will Peltz, Noma Han, Ethan James Green, & Reid Rohling

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Anita’s Most Wanted for Masters Mag

July 29th, 2015 Posted by steven.yatsko comments (4)

For a model it’s important to be on the right radars, and casting director Anita Bitton‘s a great one to be on– she regularly casts for top clients such as Alexander Wang and Marc Jacobs. For the second issue of Masters Magazine, Anita chose some of her most inspiring faces of the moment with photographer Marc Pilaro capturing the list of girls unposed and unguarded to show off that elusive something and effervescence that makes them the wanted models they are.

Casting Anita Bitton / Photography Marc Pilaro / Art direction Bonnie Turtur

 


Hanne Gaby Odiele

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Elizabeth Davison

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Irina Kravchenko


Sally Jonsson


Annika Krijt


Varya Shutova


Sarah Brannon


Issa Lish


Leela Goldkuhl

 


Lexi Boling After Hours in Mugler

July 28th, 2015 Posted by steven.yatsko » Post a comment

Lexi Boling fronts Mugler Paris’ FW 15 advertisement–adding another notch to the American model’s very substantial season. Photographed by Josh Olins backdropped by city lights, the campaign gives serious metropolitan after hours. Creative director Atelier Franck Durand envisioned Boling tucked away in the high-rise residence with just enough swank for some downtown sex appeal, all geared up to conquer the night. Check out the behind-the-scenes video that accompanies the campaign exclusively on Models.com.

Lexi Boling by Josh Olins (Camilla Lowther Management) / Styling Clare Richardson (Camilla Lowther Management) / Creative Direction Atelier Franck Durand / Makeup Sally Branka / Hair Shon


Italian Romance: Grey Mag’s 6 Covers

July 27th, 2015 Posted by steven.yatsko comments (2)

The Italian biannual Grey Magazine releases issue I.IV with 6 different lush covers. Across the board, poetic covers for the hardbound publication are abound with floral motifs. Of the the painterly covers, there’s Astrid Sterner’s classical rendition of model Marina Perez. Styling in mixed patterns by Valentina Ilardi Martin, Marina finds the harmony with simple classic poses.  The cover with Celia Becker, photographed by Spencer Ostrander continues the motifs of romance with beautiful botanics and a rosy red lip, styled with more patterned panache again by Martin. Other covers evoke a certain amount of sentimentality, conjuring new images that read from another period–antique and rich, like Peppe Tortora’s polaroids of newface Daria Modica Amore. See all six covers exclusively here on Models.com before Grey I.IV hits stands in the next few days. Or get it directly at www.grey-magazine.com/shop.

 

Images courtesy of Grey Magazine


Marina Perez by Astrid Sterner / Styled by Valentina Ilardi Martin



Fay Alice Parsons by  Nicol Vizioli / Styling Concetta D’Angelo


 

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Celia Becker by  Spencer Ostrander / Styled by Valentina Ilardi Martin


 

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Rosie Tupper by Alessandro Simonetti / Styled by Valentina Ilardi Martin


 


“The Brooklyn Bridge” by Sheila Metzner


 


Daria Modica Amore by Peppe Tortora / styled by Concetta D’Angelo


 


Edie in LOVE

July 24th, 2015 Posted by steven.yatsko comment (1)

Edie Campbell looks sensually undone in photographer Phil Poynter‘s editorial “Edith” for  Love Magazine 14 “The Talents” issue. Styled by Tara St Hill, the British muse wears a bits and pieces ensemble to match her disheveled hair and devil-may-care attitude. The rock and roll look and her sultry pursed lips make these black and white images seriously sultry. See a preview here exclusively on Models.com.

Images courtesy of LOVE Magazine

Model Edie Campbell / Photography Phil Poynter (Serlin Associates) / Styling Tara St Hill

LOVE 14 ‘The Talents’ issue Autumn/Winter 2015, goes on newsstands Monday 27 July

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Numéro Gets Exotic

July 24th, 2015 Posted by steven.yatsko » Post a comment

Numéro’s latest August cover editorial transports us to the tropics at the height of summer heat–offering up some visual respite. The striking images are photographed in Miami by Txema Yeste. Crista Cober poses amongst palm fronds, blue skies and turquoise lagoons in barely there styling by Elizabeth Sulcer. Channeling the humidity, the super sultry model’s skin is slick and satiny courtesy of Tyron Machhausen. The vivid colors and exotic locale certainly evoke travel envy.

Crista Cober by Txema Yeste / Styling Elizabeth Sulcer (Lalaland Artists) / Makeup Tyron Machhausen / Hair Tomi Kono

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Marni’s Ad Debut is Fashion-Focused

July 23rd, 2015 Posted by Irene Ojo-Felix » Post a comment

For Marni‘s debut ready-to-wear ad campaign shot by art photographer Jackie Nickerson you can’t help but focus on the clothes. Marte Mei van Haaster is shown languidly lying on the ground, stretching for the sun, or propped against a table, while her face is shyly hidden to the camera and her audience. The strongly colored background gives a great frame for the Fall/Winter 2015 collection that features cinched waistlines, exotic skins and furs, and a 40s Hitchcockian thematic for the modern urban-warrior woman.

To see some of the images check it out below.

Designer – Consuelo Castiglione, Photographer – Jackie Nickerson, Stylist – Lucinda Chambers (Art Partner), Hair – Sam McKnight (New York: Bryan Bantry, London: Premier Hair and Make-Up), Makeup – Tom Pecheux (Home Agency), Set Design – Shona Heath (Camilla Lowther Management)

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