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Getting Warmer…

August 31st, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Tush gets steamy in their latest issue, enlisting the luscious Ashley Smith and tattooed fresh face, Daniel for a few sexy shots by Armin Morbach. The contrast between Ashley’s pristine look and Daniel’s edgy body art makes for a compelling story and the chemistry the duo has in some shots is simply electric.


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Color Fix

August 31st, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Francois Nars shows his skills as a multi-tasker with a beautiful editorial in Vogue Nippon. The famed makeup artist shoots the story and transforms the babyfaced Anna de Rijk into a futuristic siren in the process. Nars’ frequent collaborator Lena Koro handles the brightly colored makeup, while Patti Wilson styles Anna in the now ubiquitous Miu Miu collection, the end result is a glam story with some truly inspiring looks.

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Relative Risk (Updated)

August 30th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Sebastian Faena presents real life mother and son Lynn Koester and Paolo Anchisi in a fascinating story for VMan. The bond between mother and son is one of the strongest and most complex dynamics, but seeing it conveyed in a fashion editorial is a rare thing, especially when the story is less than straightforward. Faena’s pictures are vivid, but they leave a great deal to the imagination of the viewer – is this story more Sons & Lovers or is it veering into Ma Mere territory? Only Faena knows for sure. Regardless of the subtext, Lynn and Paolo both know how to captivate in front of the camera and their striking resemblance makes for memorable shots. Be sure to see the full story when VMan drops September 9th.

UPDATE: This just in, a letter from the V Man Editors: This is a fantasy tale from VMAN’s Age issue. It marks Lynne Koester’s return in front of the camera after not setting foot inside a studio for 10 years. There is nothing more illustrative about age than a mother and son. It is also the first time Lynne is shot with her rising star son Paolo Anchisi.

Imagine Lynne in a film where she plays a burlesque stripper. (Lynne is NOT the blonde woman who plays another stripper in one of the pictures). There is no hidden subtext. Paolo has a girlfriend (see below, played by Yenny from Ford) and he goes to visit his mother at work at the Vaudeville theatre. It is a sweet and sentimental tale that’s much more easily appreciated when one views the full story.

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Northern Exposure

August 30th, 2010 |Posted by contributor

Sweden, the land of clear eyed beauties and annoyingly complicated to build furniture has a new visual treat on its shelves. Intermission Magazine just launched its second issue and it is hapnadsvackande (quite amazing). Featured are tantalizing interviews with Vogue Paris art director, Johan Svensson; designer Isabel Marant, Victoire de Castellane, Acne’s Jonny Johannsson and of course the requisite exquisite editorials with girl of the moment Tatiana Cotliar, Mark Cox, Christian Brylle, Hanne Gaby Odiele and many more. Check out both new covers here and no need to take out your Swedish dictionaries; the Intermission team has kindly put all the interviews in English at the back of the issue! (Story by Michael N)

Pick Intemission up at Colette and Opening Ceremony.

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Dimension M

August 30th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Doesn’t it feel like everything is in 3D lately? Films and television shows have already jumped on the 3D bandwagon and now magazines are following suit, Vogue Italia serves up a September Issue in three dimensions featuring a cutesy portrait of Miranda Kerr and her Yorkie puppy, Frankie.

Don’t let the innocent cover fool you though, Steven Meisel taps into the sexy side of the VS angel turned high fashion phenom. Meisel’s portraits are sensual and revealing, offering up a fresh perspective on Miranda’s girlish appeal – just put on your 3D specs and prepare to enjoy!


Miranda by Meisel | Image Credit – Scanned by mayfrayn @ tFS

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Young Love

August 27th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

We love when magazines debut fresh talent so Vogue Australia‘s October issue is a special treat. Fresh face Codie Young snags adorable floral cover by Nicole Bentley, but eagle-eyed model fans may remember her from a 50s themed editorial by Derek Henderson inside September’s issue. The pink floral cover is a refreshingly girly choice for fall and Codie’s doll like features remind us of the incredible babyfaced Aussie sensations to debut in previous years; Abbey, Gemma, Miranda, the list goes on. Could Codie be the girl to watch come S/S 11? Let us know what you think!

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Love It Layered

August 27th, 2010 |Posted by Betty

AJ Abualrub appears in the September issue of GQ Russia alongside James Hampson and Helge Gjerstad showcasing some of fall’s finest looks from Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, and more. The changing leaves of autumn always results in an opportunity to explore some enticing layered outfits and Walter Chin captures these three distinctly handsome men in a variety of coats, blazers, cardigans, vests, and collared shirts partnered with tailored pants and refined footwear. If you’re looking for an accessory more signature of 2010, lose your tie and add a few bow ties to the mix this fall. Those who are truly looking to standout can experiment with the addition of some bold eyeglass frames, a trend that has become increasingly popular with members of young Hollywood like Joe Jonas. (story by Gary Mazrek)

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K.I.S.S.

August 26th, 2010 |Posted by Betty

While there’s much hype about the September issues for behemoths like American Vogue, there’s also a wave of indie magazines rolling off the presses proving that print is most certainly not dead. Check out Luke Worrall on Supplementaire,Vanessa Traina/Hanne Gaby Odiele for Intermission and Yuri Pleskun for The Vision. The striking simplicity of these are a refreshing contrast to the covers most prevalent now on the stands. We love ‘em all!


Luke by Dimitris Theocharis


Hanne and Vanessa byJohn Scarisbrick


Yuri by Dennis Stenild

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