Archive for April, 2010

Eternal Flame

April 30th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Renowned makeup artist Francois Nars steps into the photographer’s chair for Vogue Nippon. Nars transforms Tao Okamoto into a flame haired vixen, complete with a body conscious wardrobe of swimwear provided by Patti Wilson; Tao looks incredible and shows just how much of a chameleon she can be.

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Glamour Girls

April 30th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Daria Strokous and Kirsi Pyrhonen snag the cover of May’s Vogue Italia. The duo looks chic, elegant and completely fresh. Nothing like two inspired choices to inject a strong dose of vitality into things, Steven Meisel has done it again! We can’t wait to see the full story! Remember, Kirsi was first spotted on MDC’s bits & bytes, daily duo and then was featured as a Top 10 Newcomer!

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Heart of Darkness

April 29th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Sofia Sanchez and Mauro Mongiello take Valerija Kelava‘s dark beauty and use it to maximum effect in the latest Numero. The aptly titled ‘Desire’ editorial, is a sleek balance of sexy and dangerous; Valerija looks like a futuristic siren and Samuel Francois‘ daring styling choices fit the story perfectly. Even the aerodynamic hair, courtesty of Romina Manenti, looks completely right.

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Bits & Bytes: Visionary + Visionaire

April 28th, 2010 |Posted by Betty

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Visionaire‘s next issue will be a tribute to Alexander McQueen. Here’s the preview for it on Visionaireworld. Going to have to fork out the $295 for this one. (Image from Visionaireworld)

Fashion news:

A lot of you may know Dusan Reljin‘s name from his wonderful work as a photographer. But did you know he just designed a sunglasses collection for Selima; featured here on Style.com.

Anna Dello Russo is the best! See Anna’s life story in Japanese manga format. I still can’t decide 100% if it is really her blog but it’s so over the top, it probably is.

This incredible fashion shoot by Simon Procter for Vs Magazine is given some good lovin’ by Sans Artifice.

Photography news:

Mert & Marcus‘ ex assistant chats to Love Magazine. Besides being talented; Angelo Pennetta is very, very funny.

The next photographer duo? The German duo of Billy und Hells are worth a look.

Miscellaneous:

Many of you know that Tara Subkoff is recovering from brain cancer. Read her interview with Harper’s Bazaar about her journey.

I’ve met Justin Gelband and he most definitely is intense. I see why Victoria’s Secret stars and Sports Illustrated beauties go to him to be trained.

I loved American Elle growing up in the 80′s. It was joyful, inclusive and still aspirational. Jezebel compares the 1986 May issue with this month’s issue.

Did Anna Wintour really have a brief affair with Bob Marley in the 70′s? Oh Anna you naughty girl, you.

You gotta love Jezebel playing detective. Is Kimora Lee Simmons head really on Daria Werbowy’s body?

Modeling news:

Ohhhh yeaaaahhh! It’s about time. Models edge out celebrities for fashion ads. WWD lists some of the major houses for fall.

Models Myf Shepherd (who is in art school) and Rachel Rutt are doing anonymous interviews with fashion insiders for MUTT; should be quite interesting.

Casting director Julia Samersova talks to MSN about the new faces of tomorrow (including Estee Lauder faces Liu and Constance).

Love Magazine takes a “boob break” and has casting director Michelle Lee pick her favorite new “androgynous” girls.

Speaking of boobs, here are Jonathan Leder’s pics/video of his new work for Jacques. His work always seem tasteful and respectful to women; some consider him the anti Terry.

Hmmm, what are those birds diving towards? Click here to see more polaroids of great new face Johannes Niermann. Johannes walked Burberry, Zegna, Prada and Viktor & Rolf this past January.

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Adriana: Live and Direct

April 28th, 2010 |Posted by wayne

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Miss Adriana Lima is back to remind us why she is one of the world’s reigning beauties and certainly one of the sexiest women on the planet . Want proof? Check out Adriana’s first ever Live Stream event in the form of a live shoot with Russell James for his on-going “Nomad Two Worlds” project which is dedicated to preserving indigenous rights and creating awareness for child health research.

Broadcasting live from New York City on Wednesday, April 28th at 6PM Eastern Time, the duo will team up to give viewers an up-close and personal look behind the scenes of a real time charity shoot.

Viewers will have a chance to participate in the stream by asking questions to Adriana via Ustream’s Social Stream. Adriana will react to questions from viewers in real time.

Event Location: Adriana Lima Official Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/AdrianaLima)
As a prelude, here’s the teaser for Adriana Lima’s new come back video.

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A Russian Tale

April 28th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Linda Cantello brings her masterful makeup artistry to the pages of Vogue Russia, with an inspired beauty story. Shot by Paolo Roversi and styled by Sheila Single, the story recreates the look of Russian ballet performers during the era of Diaghilev. Using makeup, couture and a little magic, Iris Strubegger and Heidi Mount are transformed into surreal interpretations of the the period’s look. The end result is a story that is imaginative and inspiring all at once.

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Shades of Armor

April 28th, 2010 |Posted by contributor

Spring may have a bit of trouble arriving here in NY but that doesn’t mean the onslaught of eyewear ads have stopped. The men’s eyewear campaigns are proving their undeniable love for aviators. Dolce & Gabbana chose a gold rimmed aviator style for their S/S 10 campaign while Prada opted for a white rimmed one. Hugo Boss offers a simplistic take on the style with a classic black rim pair. The aviators seem to be the preferred style by stylists as well, several making their way into a British GQ editorial showing the fluid transition from an athletic to a western look. Other popular shapes? Burberry‘s rectangular frame is unusual, while Ermenegildo Zegna did their take on the classic Rayban Wayfarer shape. Mysterious, sexy, practical. Are you tempted to pick up any of these? (story by Arianna Gross)

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Jacey by Max Vadukul for British GQ May 2010.

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Our favorite Purple editor (on the right) with his friend Andre.

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Pretty In Pink

April 27th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Karmen Pedaru has the confidence and sex appeal to play the femme fatale, but David Vasiljevic takes her into softer territory for Numero Tokyo. The candy colored cover is almost sugary sweet, but in the editorial Karmen looks as strong as ever. Charles Varenne‘s styling keeps things delicate and girlish; lots of lace, a little Chanel tweed and of course, loads of pink, the combination is wonderful.

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