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Cold Play

October 22nd, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

Matteo Martari is on a roll – the current Model of the Week hits the slopes for Hercules magazine. Showing off his skill with skis and a knack for extreme poses Matteo shines in Giampaolo Sgura‘s wintry story. The sporty and adventurous theme of the editorial suits Matteo’s athletic look just perfectly and all that snow makes us yearn a little ski break of our own.

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Roommates

October 22nd, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

While there is no shortage of magazines worth reading, hearing about another cool publication is always a bonus. The Room Magazine is already on its 10th issue but its irreverent sensibility and choice editorials featuring the very best of Hungarian talent are completely fresh. Check out the always stunning Eniko Mihalik going au naturel for Marton Perlaki in an editorial that showcases her undeniable beauty and unselfconscious ease in front of the camera. On the flipside Kinga Rajzak‘s unparalleled ability to pull off the most avant garde creations is put to the test in a sensational story featuring Ali Toth‘s and Aniko Virag‘s daring styling. Two great covers – two amazing girls – all the more reason to pick up a copy. 

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Bits & Bytes: Acne preview

October 21st, 2009 |Posted by Betty

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One of our favorite magazines, Acne Paper launches their 9th issue, Art & Spirituality. Here’s a preview of Tilda Swinton photographed by the always incredible Paolo Roversi. (Image from Supreme Being blog)

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We love Adwoa featured on the Ones2Watch, and so apparently does Meisel.

Andre Leon Talley, Anna Wintour and Ralph Lauren all celebrate big birthdays!

Coco Rocha and Georgia May Jagger are Rimmel’s new spokeswomen!

Guess what? Not only models are photoshopped!

Missing summer already? Check out 9 Daughters and a Stereo‘s dreamy video of some of their top boys, which include 10 cover model Patrick Meckelburg and former Gucci face Olaf Szosnowski. Janis Joplin’s inimitable voice lends some great atmosphere.

Fascinating interview with Jimmy Paul, top hairdresser. He talks about drag, Nan Goldin and working with Steven Klein.

Is the world ready for the first aboriginal model? Frockwriter checks her out.

If you don’t know who Ray Petri is, educate yourself now.

Need inspiration for Halloween? Starworks gives you some top fashionista looks to emulate.

Angelina Jolie and Leonardo DiCaprio to star in a Gucci movie, complete with hitmen and all? Sounds divine.

Grace Coddington is worried about how skinny models are nowadays.

Here is Stephanie Seymour at her peak!

Tom Ford is back! (Kind of)

Glen Luchford has a new book!

Spring campaign news: Karlie Kloss for Dior. Freja Beha Erichsen, Claudia Schiffer joins Karl favorite Baptiste Giabiconi for Chanel, Nick Knight shoots Raquel Zimmermann for Alexander McQueen.

Luke Worrall and famous girlfriend Kelly Osbourne are on MTV!

Garance Dore spends fashion week with Carine Roitfeld.

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Perception Is Reality

October 21st, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

Fashion naysayers may have written Miranda Kerr off as simply being an angel but the Aussie cutie is out to change a few minds with her latest ventures into high fashion. Following her very talked about turn on the Balenciaga runway, Miranda is set to appear in the brand new issue of V. Starring alongside the equally lovely Ana Beatriz Barros in Willy Vanderperre‘s vision of the postmodern pinup is a very good way to kick of an editorial resurgence and from the looks of the pictures the story itself is sure to excite. Olivier Rizzo‘s sensual yet demure pinup inspired styling is already catching our eyes.

Do you like the new high fashion Miranda or are you a fan of her more mainstream work?

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Big Tease

October 21st, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

Vogue Paris knows how to tantalize us. Their November cover was a complete and utter surprise, from the selection of Brazilian superstar Isabeli Fontana (racking up her third VP cover) to the Keith Haring meets wild warrior theme, each element was a jolt to the senses. Just what does David Simscouture spectacular hold in store for us? Only Carine & co. know for sure but we’re guessing it’s going to be good. Love the tribal styling courtesy of Carine Roitfeld herself.

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Stripped Down

October 20th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

Hedi Slimane is the master of the evocative black and white image. His pictures are always simple, moving and more often than not feature the beauty of a lean nude frame.  Magdalena Frackowiak is the latest model to strip down for Slimane’s lens and her series of sensual shots for Man About Town is a perfect example of Hedi at his best. The pictures are sexy without ever seeming over the top and Magdelena’s natural beauty shines through in every image.

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Hello Gorgeous

October 19th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

Fresh off of her Prada exclusive, with her star rising fast Shu Pei is one of the most watched faces in modeling right now. Take one look at her radiant beauty in Vogue China and you can tell Shu is going to go very far. Jem Mitchell‘s luminous portraits are the perfect showcase for Alex Box colorful cosmetic artistry but it is Shu’s classically lovely face that takes center stage.

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Beautiful, Dirty, Rich

October 19th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

Vogue Russia is all about the glamour. Case in point their November cover featuring the fairest of them all, Daria Werbowy. Take your grungey goth elsewhere and bring on the diamonds! Who better to do a modern take on all that glitters than the always intriguing Terry Richardson? His signature snapshot style works perfectly here as does Aaron de Mey‘s impeccable makeup. Daria’s face is the perfect showcase for even the most daring look – check out her incredible 80s style smokey lids with blood red lips, pure perfection.

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