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The Big Jablonski

October 30th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

With her top 10 Newcomer status, pristine show list and heaps of buzz, Jacquelyn Jablonski has become a major player in just one season. The Jersey born beauty is starting to pop up in editorials and her turn in Cover Magazine by Rick Shane is especially cool. With her thick brows and insouciant attitude she radiates the kind of laid back vibe that makes everything look incredible.

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Bits & Bytes: Asal Astounds, Lara Stone for LV

October 30th, 2009 |Posted by Betty

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Who’s looking like a 90′s supermodel but Select Model Management‘s new half Dutch, half Iranian beauty Asal Soltani? We are certainly mesmerized.

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WWD reveals that Lara Stone is the new Louis Vuitton face replacing Madonna. Shot by Steven Meisel, this is one campaign we are SO excited to see.

Ellen von Unwerth‘s Fraulein is a gorgeous celebration of women by the former model.

Stars get polaroided too! Check out Scarlett Johanssen, Uma Thurman, Jennifer Connolly before they hit the big time.

Gisele Bundchen‘s new Brazilian sandal line is out!

Check out Jethro Cave in a new film. Love him or hate him, he’s definitely unique in this cookie cutter modeling world.

Who is that mysterious male in the Emma Watson fronted Burberry ad? It’s rising young actor Douglas Booth.

The most brilliant thing about photography is that it’s a passport into any social situation whatsoever,” says Nick Knight. “It’s a ticket to photograph the President of the US, or a heroin addict in Camden, or a prostitute in Paris, or the biggest recording star in the world.Why we love Nick Knight. Check out his blog for pics from his new book and some breathtaking images.

Spiros on the Ones2watch just may give new meaning to the phrase Greek God.

Ellen Harth passes away. One of those industry figures you thought would be around forever.

Fashion’s Night Out is returning in September 2010! The city was electric with energy so that is fabulous news!

Make me a superstar!! Naomi Campbell looks for a photographer and a model!

Want to see that naked boy at the Calvin Klein event in Rio? Made in Brazil has some new polaroids.

Ford Supermodels Final 12. (edited to add: for UK only)

WM Paris goes front row with Katy Perry while she meets with Karl, Marc and Jean Paul Gaulthier.

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Dree Hugger

October 30th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

With appearances in nearly every magazine that matters Dree Hemingway has become one of the most watched faces of the year. Who better to show off the Spring collections fresh off the New York runways than the plucky, all American beauty? Sebastian Faena shoots Dree looking moody in this preview of V62 and Clare Richardson styles using only the latest runway looks – this story is sure to provide an exciting first glimpse at all Spring has to offer.

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Haute Tension

October 29th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

With her hollow cheekbones and icy death stare Nicola Haffmans has the kind of intimidating intensity that is made for editorials. Calling to mind avant-garde beauties like Adina Fohlin and Amy Wesson with her off kilter beauty, Nicola dominates each image she appears in. For Numero, Greg Kadel shoots Nicola in deconstructed looks courtesy of stylist Brian Molloy and the combination of Nicola’s look plus the layered ensembles is pitch perfect.

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Perfect 10

October 29th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

Every season there are a few choice moments that get us excited about fashion all over again. Whether these moments come courtesy of established designers or emerging talents is irrelevant: what matters is how these instances make us feel. This season was chock full of excitement for everyone involved, but these were the moments, places, people and things that made me stand up and take note.

01. Alexander McQueen

The show of the season hands-down and a personal favorite: everything, from the sci-fi makeup to the outlandish shoes, was unlike anything else. In a season where designers were cutting back, scaling down and generally eschewing creativity in favor of monotony,Alexander McQueen managed to break boundaries and inspire.

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(Image Courtesy Getty Images via Daylife)

02. Acne

Ingenious little details are what set Acne Jeans apart from other lines; the metal touches on their jeans this season managed to be reminiscent of Balenciaga without feeling derivative. I cannot wait to see these jeans worn in real life by especially daring girls

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(Image Courtesy of Acne)

03. Danielle Scutt

There was something so unabashedly girly about the glittering pink lips Hannah Murray gave the girls at Danielle Scutt’s show. The look isn’t particularly user friendly off the runway, but the hard texture of the glitter just stands out beautifully against that bright fuchsia lip color: tiny little changes can really elevate a look from ordinary to extraordinary.

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04. Viktor and Rolf

The idea of Viktor & Rolfsawing into their tulle ball gowns with chainsaws is the kind of ultimate fashion moment that deserves to be preserved. Here’s to hoping that someone has video of the momentous preparations that led up to their S/S show.

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05. DARIA at Balmain

In a season dominated by newcomers, it was refreshing to see a familiar face. Ms. Werbowy’s opening slot at Balmain was the highlight of the show – gold lamé bondage dresses notwithstanding – and the selective appearance reminded us just how a true modeling MVP can elevate a whole look.

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06. Christopher Kane

Like everyone else looking at Kane, I really expected an encore presentation of either fall’s tough girl chic or last spring’s dainty scalloped edges: unforeseen were the series of plaid dresses straight out of a Laura Ingalls Wilder book. If there was anyone on earth who saw this coming, they deserve either a special medal or their own psychic hotline ala Sylvia Brown. Christopher just keeps us on our toes, even if you didn’t love this collection you still have to wonder just what is coming next.

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07. Gareth Pugh

Granted, the Pugh feathers were definitely conjuring images of Phillip Treacy’s creations for McQueen, but you can’t deny the visual impact they gave on the runway.

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08. Rick Owens

This was perhaps the lightest, brightest, most freewheeling Rick Owens collection ever crafted. One could practically hear birds chirping in the background, from the cheerfulness of it all.

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09. Ohne Titel

If you didn’t pick up on the strappy bondage inspired shoe trend this season, you were either fast-asleep or purposefully ignoring the wave of perilous footwear coming our way. Of all the staggering heels designed to entice our inner foot fetishist, Ohne Titel‘s were the most fabulous.

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(Image Courtesy of Elle.com)

10. Givenchy

Riccardo Tisci is constantly critiqued for his lack of cohesiveness within collections, but I have always found that the lack of cohesion can make for welcome surprises. One of my favorite dresses of the season was a frothy yellow number worn by Ranya Mordanova: in a collection praised for its graphic black and white severity, this was a welcome and wholly unexpected touch of softness and delicacy. On the right girl – someone please contact Thandie Newton’s publicist – I can imagine this being the perfect spring dress.

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(Image courtesy of Vogue.co.uk)

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Blonde Venus

October 28th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

The concept of Numero‘s November cover is simple – Toni Garrn, bright red lips and a lingering stare. Greg Kadel gives us nothing but the purity of Toni’s face and what a face it is. Anyone who doubts the hypnotic power of beauty should take a look at the entrancing Ms. Garrn.

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Kickin’ It Old School

October 28th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

The new edition of online magazine 160 Grams is set to drop on the first of November and this time around the theme is old school. Just what does that mean exactly? Think all things vintage and retro from early 80s club hopping to 60s style swagger. On dual covers fresh faces Paolo Anchisi and Katrina Hunter take a trip in the way back machine. For the menswear cover Paulo channels rebel style in a moody black and white by Eric Sposito while Katrina looks new wave in her club themed shot by Ben Cope. To see the full stories and even more be sure to check out 160 Grams on the 1st of the month!

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Love the Night Life

October 28th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

Vogue Nippon continues its love affair with Tao Okamoto, after a full issue devoted to Tao’s numerous charms the beauty reappears with a brand new editorial. Mariano Vivancos colorful and energetic shots (the lighting is absolutely beautiful)  feature Tao and Alan Carey on an evening out that looks romantic while still being edgy. Tao never fails to bring originality to her editorials but it is Shun Watanabe‘s slick styling that gives the entire story an added depth – the mood might be tender but the clothes are polished and urbane.

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