Archive for April, 2009

Floral Notes

April 23rd, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

Magdalena Frackowiak‘s ethereal beauty is on full display for Numero. Solve Sundsbo transforms the lithe model into a surreal white-blonde nymph replete with flowers dangling from her mouth.  The image is as haunting as anything we’ve seen so far this year and is yet another attractive addition to Magdelena’s growing list of 09 covers. She also graces this month’s Vogue Russia in a sailor inspired ensemble worthy of Esther Williams, not as instantly inspiring as the Numero shoot but certainly something fetching. Which of this month’s Magdelena covers do you prefer?

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Magdelena Frackowiak by Solve Sunsdbo | Image courtesy Elite Paris via DNA, Vogue Scan by achAT

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Women In Love

April 23rd, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

An impassioned romance was the theme behind Karmen Pedaru & Abbey Lee Kershaw’s colorful Guy Bourdin influenced Numero Korea cover story. Photographer Mariano Vivanco captured the two beauties looking seductive and very enamored with one another. Abbey whispers sweet nothings in Karmen’s ear, they exchange sideways glances and little touches – it’s all very pseudo-sapphic but can you feel the heat?

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Bits and Bytes: Who is Fernando?

April 23rd, 2009 |Posted by Betty

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Just who is this Brazilian beauty?

And from the Imagist (if you missed these stories): Tyson Ballou looking like the supermodel he is still; i-D magazine issue 300 is guaranteed to be multi covers again; Abbey Lee Kershaw in Gucci- the commercial (who by the way looks like she has the superpower of moving the wind, a la X-Men or Heroes)

We love illustrators! Check out the interview with Jed Root’s Jenny Mortsell (and the delightful Drew Barrymore pic).

Liya Kebede feels the Obama effect on fashion!

You could be the next Sean John face!

After 20 years shooting exclusively at Elle, Gilles Bensimon is at Redbook, and it looks very beautiful!

Naomi Campbell gets another award. We love the dual Naomi, sometimes the narcissistic diva, sometimes the selfless humanitarian.

Grazia digs up Madonna’s first photo shoot.

Curious for more pics on Jesus Luz? Click here and here.

A friendly reminder for all of you who work in the “biz”, this guy lost an advertising campaign because of Facebook and Twitter. Learn from this poor guy’s mistake.

Production thinks Stephanie Seymour‘s interview with Alber Elbaz is fabulous!

Don’t worry, young up and coming female models, Angela Missoni supports you!

OH NO, in very sad news…. makeup artist Louie Sibley (who worked with Dick Page, Pat McGrath) has passed away at the too soon age of 42.

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Look Again

April 22nd, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

Lean, tattooed, youthful and edgy – these are the hallmarks of the current male model look, a look personified by boys like Ash Stymest, Luke Worrall Josh Beech, George Barnett and Cole Mohr. Arena Homme + pays tribute to male modeling’s resident rebels via a series of serene blue shots by Alasdair McLellan. Considering the nearly indistinguishable portraits one has to wonder – with so many boys sporting the tats and attitude has the look reached critical mass?

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Northern Exposure

April 22nd, 2009 |Posted by Betty

Before the Vogue covers, international campaigns and the “Stam” bag for Marc Jacobs, Jessica Stam was the girl next door in Ontario. Michelle Miller, owner of International Model Management scouted Stam at a coffee shop and Victoria’s Secret beauty Andi Muse at a shopping centre in Canada, changing their lives forever. In 10 days, on May 3rd 2009, the 15th annual Cover Model search by Michele in Barrie, Ontario, Canada takes place. The big NYC agencies (IMG, DNA Models, Women Model Management, Next Models NY, Elite New York, Ford Models, Wilhelmina New York just to name a few) will be there to participate and see Canada’s finest. Go to their site now to participate or see pics from last year’s event.

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Snap of Stam by Michele in summer 2008. Pic courtesy of Michele Miller

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Illustrating A Point

April 21st, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

Sometimes the extra touches are what make an editorial something special. In the latest Mixte, Tanya Dziahileva‘s otherworldly looks, Carlotta Manaigo‘s ethereal photography and illustrator Gustaf von Arbin‘s delicate drawings combine to create a whimsical, dreamlike editorial. The story with its touches of surrealism – butterflies emerging from nowhere, tree branches growing from a Lacoste shirt – stands out from the fray of similarly girly editorials.

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Bits and Bytes: Viper Boys

April 21st, 2009 |Posted by Betty

Ash Stymest and Max. Ph: Richard Bush for Man About Town S/S 09

Production finds an old Linda Evangelista interview on Youtube.

Arena Homme + breaks down all the new IT boys, their backgrounds, their bands and who is the elder statesman. Click here to read about Ash, Cole, George, Josh and Luke.

Tatiana breaks it down for non industry people the 5 types of boyfriends that models have. See the American Vogue story with pros and cons for each type. LOL indeed.

Jezebel asks, Is fashion becoming more diverse thanks to Michelle Obama?

The Sartorialist pays a loving tribute to his father who passed away last week.

If you can’t get enough of Amber Valletta, Tyson Ballou and Ryan Snyder, click here to see more.

The funniest title of a blog post: “The horse wore Prada?”

The new Man about Town is finally “in town” in NYC and it’s chock full of stunning eds like this moody black and white story by Richard Bush titled Viper Boys. With a profile on Purple’s Olivier Zahm, a cover and pictorial on Kate’s main squeeze Jamie Hince, a YSL tribute editorial, and the best male models, old and new, it looks like this issue is once again a must buy.

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Urbane Bohemia

April 21st, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

Sometimes the photographers in magazines become almost as familiar as the models. Who can look at a picture by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott or Juergen Teller and not spot their work immediately? While that is of course part of the fun there can be a dearth of fresh perspective when we see work from the same 9 or 10 individuals over and over again. Perhaps that is what makes Vogue Paris inclusion of fine art photographers so compelling. This month Walter Pfeiffer shoots Eva Herzigova looking luxuriously bohemian in the Hotel Meurice. Pfeiffer brings his trademark intimacy and love of beauty to each picture creating an editorial that is unsuual and compelling.

Eva Herzigova by Walter Pfiffer | Scanned by Diorette @ tFS

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