Archive for January, 2010

American Beauty Part 2

January 26th, 2010 |Posted by Betty

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Emily DiDonato. Ph Sebastian Kim for CK Jeans POS. Image courtesy of Request

The fact that Calvin Klein is a star making brand is legendary. Witness last fall’s POS campaign with a certain Jersey girl with the initials JJ who is surging towards stardom. This season, Emily DiDonato (first seen on Feed in 2008 as a fresh faced newcomer) does the honors for CK Jeans, photographed by Sebastian Kim. Adding to her already covetable Maybelline contract, Emily shows that she indeed, can do it all.

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Snake Handler

January 25th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Knoepfel & Indlekofer, get dark and deadly for the latest Vogue Paris, shooting Anja Rubik clad in brilliant gems and giant snakes for the Bijoux feature. Veronique Didry‘s styling makes it hard to tell where the clothes end and the snakes begin, but that only serves to make the images even more intriguing. Given that this is the second snake-centric story in under a week, could we be seeing the beginnings of a trend?

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Image Credit | Scans by Angel Scans

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The Beautiful Life

January 25th, 2010 |Posted by Betty

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Alexandre Imbert. Ph: Jean-Francois Carly.

3 urbane Frenchmen are front and center in Hugo/Hugo Boss and Façonnable for Spring/Summer 2010. Former MOTW, Alexandre Imbert elegantly fronts the Hugo/Hugo Boss campaign by Jean Francois Carly. Mikael Jansson shoots veteran faces Hugo Sauzay and Clement Chabernaud who exhibit the refined sophistication and playfulness perfect for the venerable French brand.

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Hugo Sauzay and Clement Chabernaud in Faconnable by Mikael Jansson. (All images courtesy of Success Models)

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Variety Show

January 22nd, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Sometimes inspired casting can make a story, case in point Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadins latest editorial in Vogue Paris. The mammoth story is half studio shoot / half travelogue and features a host of talented models; the Morocco shots are all about Freja, Lara & Dree, but the indoor photos have Vogue Paris familiars Isabeli Fontana, Raquel Zimmermann and Naomi Campbell working those dynamic poses. Newcomers Anna de Rijk and Martin Cohn also make strong showings within the story and there is even a special appearance by comeback kids Talisa Soto and Tanga Moreau.

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Martin | Image Credit, Angel Scans

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McQueen Madness

January 22nd, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Raquel Zimmermann, snakes and one pair of killer platforms – the season’s most inventive campaign has arrived courtesy of Nick Knight and Alexander McQueen. Do you love it?

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The Heroic Trio

January 22nd, 2010 |Posted by Betty

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Arthur opens Jil Sander, Jacob opens Pringle, Simon closes Cavalli. (images from catwalking.com via tFS)

Our top 3 catwalkers for Milan men’s F/W 10 are Arthur Daniyarov, Jacob Coupe and Simon Nessman. These three young men walked the most prestigious brands and open AND closed the most shows compared to their compatriots, not a small feat with all the great talent that flocked there.Top 50 models Bastiaan Ninaber, Jakob Hybholt, Mark Cox, Mathias Bergh, Matvey Lykov, Philipp Bierbaum, runway king Casey Taylor and rising young stars, former top newcomer Charlie France and Julius Beckers also had impressive showings. Once Paris ends Sunday, we’ll bring you MDC’s top male newcomers of Milan and Paris.

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Raw Edge

January 22nd, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Ranya Mordanova makes her way to the pages of Dazed & Confused, with an editorial that showcases Spring’s edgy side. Shot by Ben Toms and styled by Katie Shillingford, the story presents fashionable looks from Gaultier, Margiela and Gareth Pugh, in a manner that is atypical; the unconventional designs manage to look ethereal and different from how they were presented on the runway. Shillingford’s excellent styling is a big of what makes this story, but Ranya’s ability to add idiosyncrasy to every picture, adds to the enjoyment.

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Paris Match

January 22nd, 2010 |Posted by Betty

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Grayson Gettys. Image Catwalking via tFS.

Milan ends and Paris begins with barely a second in between. Louis Vuitton‘s impeccable casting today blended male icon Gabriel Aubry with some of the industry’s hottest new faces  (Jacob Coupe, Ryan Koning) along with several of the runways’ top go to men (Nicolas Bemberg, Armando Cabral). The closer? Grayson Gettys, who with his unshaven look, 90′s supermodel beauty and intensity perfectly epitomizes the brand’s sophistication and wearability this season.

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