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Band of Brothers

January 26th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

We introduced you to the brothers Simonon back in December but the sons of clash guitarist Paul Simonon are on the brink of a major fashion moment. Handpicked by Hedi Slimane to star in the latest Prada campaign, Louis Simonon and Claude Simonon are quintessentially cool. Slimane’s austere black and white style gives the duo an elegance that belies their youth. Fans of Hedi’s work also may remember Louis from his haunting Dazed and Confused cover.

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The Boys Are Back…

January 26th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

The resurgence of the supermodel isn’t just for the ladies, now more than ever companies are going back to their tried and true favorite male models. Familiar faces like Jamie Dornan, Oriol Elcacho and Steve Gold are snagging major campaign space, appearing in ads for the likes of Armani, Iceberg and Bally. While new faces dominate the catwalks of Milan and Paris the good old boys are front and center in campaigns. When the stakes are as high as they are now the industry relies on proven talents to push product – nothing beats a face you can trust.

Jamie Dornan for Giorgio Armani, Steve Gold for Iceberg & Oriol Elcacho for Bally

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Danny Boy

January 23rd, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

The boys of Milan are already starting to have an impact. Danny Schwarz is making a big splash this season with appearances in multiple campaigns. First up Danny looks stellar in Steven Meisel‘s sundrenched Missoni campaign alongside superstars Isabeli Fontana and Natasha Poly. For Pepe Jeans’ rock n’ roll themed ads with Anna Jagodzinska, Jamie Strachan and Boyd Holbrook Danny looks every bit the star. With back to back campaigns and a stellar Milan season just wrapped up Danny is surely a face to watch.

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The Ellen Show!

January 23rd, 2009 |Posted by Betty

This just in from Art and Commerce, Ellen von Unwerth rejoins! We’ve been a fan of her voluptuously vibrant photography for years. A brief bio of her extensive career follows.

Ellen von Unwerth‘s work offers a distinctly sexual and playful version of fashion and beauty photography. In addition to her career as fashion photographer, filmmaker, and video director, her work has been collected in numerous books and two photo-novellas. Von Unwerth’s first book, Snaps, was published in 1994 followed by Wicked (1998), Couples (1999) and Omahyra & Boyd (2005). Her photo-novella Revenge was published in 2003 accompanied by exhibitions in New York, Paris, Amsterdam, Hamburg and Moscow. Her photographs have been widely exhibited internationally including in Archaeology of Elegance (2001-2), and Fashioning Fiction, exhibited at MoMA/Queens in 2004.

After a decade as a fashion model, von Unwerth brought a first hand knowledge of the kinetic energy of fashion photo shoots to the creation of her own photographs. Her sensual campaigns for Guess? in the early 1990s launched von Unwerth’s commercial career, and subsequently she has created campaigns for Victoria’s Secret, Banana Republic, Tommy Hilfiger, Baccarat, Bebe, Moët & Chandon, Veuve Cliquot, H&M, Diesel, Chanel, Miu Miu and Blumarine as well as a series of publicity advertisements for HBO’s Sex and the City. Von Unwerth has also ventured into directing short films for Azzedine Alaïa and Katherine Hamnett, music videos for artists such as Duran Duran and commercials for Clinique, Revlon, Victoria’s Secret, Cacharel & Baccardi.

Ph: Ellen von Unwerth. Pic courtesy of Art and Commerce

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Bits and Bytes: Jethro Cave

January 23rd, 2009 |Posted by Betty

Why are there no black male supermodels? The Imagist examines the case.

V Magazine‘s Christopher Bartley talks to Supreme.

You know Greg Kessler who does ALL the Style.com backstage pics? See his interview here. (BTW, he’s looking very Terry Richardson-ish in the pic).

For a walk down memory lane, check out Vogue Italia 1988 with Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford, etc.

Video- Behind the scenes with Madonna and Marc Jacobs for the Louis Vuitton shoot

Video- cK1 fragrance commercial! And check out their website for cast info, etc!

Let’s be like Michelle Obama. Just like people like to buy local foods, local fashion talent is the way to go.

There is life after being a model agent…. check out former Elite agent Richard Wheeler and his clothing line ENC tees. You might remember the infamous “Please don’t feed the models” tshirt.

We love David Cunningham from IMG. Apparently L’Uomo Vogue does too!

Gisele Bundchen is NOT engaged, the final word (for now)

How well do you know your models? IMG has a quiz for you.

So sad. Take 2 Models, after 27 years closes. We’ll miss you Gabriella and Melissa….

There’s a new guy in town and he reminds us of of our 80’s high school hair. See Jethro Cave by Hedi Slimane in an exclusive shoot for Hedi and Dazed Digital, on Nicola Formichetti’s blog. (Cave is the son of Nick Cave)

Jethro Cave/Beatrice Models, BANANAS. Ph: Hedi Slimane, styling Nicola Formichetti. See more pics here. Coming soon, exclusive backstage pics of him at Costume National!

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Terry Meets Andy

January 22nd, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

Terry Richardson looks back to the factory days for inspiration in the latest Interview. In his exceedingly glam editorial ‘Can You Digit’ Richardson transforms classic stunners Karmen Pedaru, Naty Chabanenko and Constance Jablonski into Warhold superstars. In keeping with the theme, Karl Templer provides Jane Forth-esque styling and the girls hold the symbols of their 15 minutes with a wide array of paparazzi tools.

For more of Richardson’s Warhol vision check out Interview.

Karmen Pedaru, Naty Chabanenko and Constance Jablonski by Terry Richardson for Interview

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Double Your Pleasure

January 22nd, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

Inspired casting can spell the difference between a good campaign and a great one. For Costume National the Natasa Vojnovic and Cole Mohr join forces for a moody series of Glen Luchford shots, Natasa brings her trademark posing prowess while Cole adds a hint of rock & roll cool. Seperately both stars are dynamic but together they light up the frame.

Natasa Vojnovic & Cole Mohr for Costume National by Glen Luchford

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The Buzz From Brazil

January 22nd, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

São Paulo fashion week is known for its Brazilian star power but this season one girl outshined them all. Juliano from the very popular Made in Brazil blog, chimes in on the girl of the moment.

16-year-old Carolina Thaller is certainly the girl with the most buzz in São Paulo this season. The newcomer from Lajes, Santa Catarina, ranked in the top 5 at Ford Supermodel Brazil last year, and booked 15 shows last week in Rio. By the time Sao Paulo Fashion Week is over on Friday, she will have walked another 13 shows.

Already on the list of every Brazilian casting director, I would not be surprised if she ends up in New York for fashion week.

 

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