Archive for January, 2011

Ooh La La!

January 31st, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Laetitia Casta + Terry Richardson = The best Purple cover in ages! Lovely!

Posted in: General news

Tropic Thunder

January 31st, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Rose Cordero shines in a tropical Numero editorial by Viviane Sassen. Shot in South Africa and styled by Belén Casadevall, the story features Rose in bright looks from Kenzo, Dior and Givenchy. As always Rose’s poses are dynamic and breathe life into the clothing, while Sassen’s voyeuristic style draws you into each picture.

Posted in: General news

The Biz: Campaigns In Motion

January 31st, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

More and more brands are adding video to their campaign repertoire, take a look a Prada’s dancing girls above.

The NY Times’ Kate Betts takes a look at the enduring fashion impact of First Lady, Michelle Obama | NY Times

Business of fashion ponders the luxury business model and how to get it right | BOF

Lea T. Makes her debut at Sao Paolo fashion week for Alexandre Herchcovitch’s show, a true fashion moment. | Telegraph

In sad news, iconic American designer Charles Nolan has died after a long struggle with cancer. | CNN

The SAG awards provided another red carpet opportunity for stars to shine. We loved Haillie Steinfeld’s striped Prada look – completely adorable. | Just Jared

Barney’s new CEO, Mark Lee has already brought big changes to the powerhouse store, in just four months. From Amanda Brooks as fashion director, to a greater focus on e-commerce. | WWD (Subscription required)

The Telegraph’s Richard Reed gives hints as to what Emmanuelle Alt’s Vogue Paris will be like | Telegraph

Posted in: bits and bytes,General news

Sweet 15

January 31st, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Doingbird issue #15 hits newsstands with a bang! The striking cover features Britt Maren looking great in a shot by Collier Schorr and kaleidoscopic makeup by Peter Philips. The bright colors and Britt’s energetic poses, get us excited for what is sure to be a fun filled issue.

Posted in: General news

mdc ♥’s : beloved beauty

January 28th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Shu Pei has the best skin in the business

Do you admire the flawless skin of your favorite models? This week’s mdc ♥ is dedicated to products designed to make you look your best.


The secret behind the flawless complexions of models and fashion insiders alike, Clarisonic gives the morning beauty routine a high tech upgrade. Using sonic vibrations to cleanse the skin and clear pores, the brush deep cleans and makes your skin look beautiful. We were slightly skeptical when we began our Clarisonic routine, but after testing it out for a week the results were phenomenal. Added bonus, the Clarisonic features a body brush that can be used to exfoliate areas like décolleté, elbows and knees, for runway ready skin all over.

Available at the Clarisonic site


Fashion’s most cutting edge makeup artists, Inge Grognard documents her work with her husband, photographer Roland Stoops; as a source of inspiration, the book is absolutely priceless. Their unusual take on beauty broke boundaries in shows for designers like Helmut Lang, Martin Margiela and Ann Demeulemeester.

Available at


The iconic New York fragrance line brings their luxurious scents to bodycare with their line of perfectly scented creams. With a rich texture and sumptuous aromas (We like the ylang ylang and peony scented, West Side) they provide the final touch for sensual skin.

Available at Bond No. 9

Posted in: mdc loves


January 28th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Edita Vilkeviciute.
Jeff Burton.
The ultimate in glamour, enhanced by Franck Benhamou‘s flawless styling and Darlene Jacobs‘ makeup artistry.

Posted in: General news

Dancers In The Dark

January 28th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Will Davidson creates an ethereal story for Dazed and Confused with a little help from Joanna Schlenzka lighter than air styling. Movement is a motif throughout Davidson’s shadowy images and dressed in gauzy gowns from Kenzo and Dries Van Noten, Ming Xi and Hyoni Kang strike dancer poses that bring the theme to life.

Posted in: General news

Spotlight On: Pop Africana

January 27th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

While most fashion magazines are still getting a grasp on the concept of diversity, there are few out there that offer a fresh perspective. Launched last year by Oroma Elewa, Pop Africana aims to serve as the official African book of style. Paying tribute to and showcasing the incredible talent within the continent, each issue introduces readers to a wealth of creativity. The limited edition, second issue (available on the Pop Africana website) features editorials with beauty Ajak Deng, along with special content from Duro Olowu, Olufemi Terry, Maki Oh, Marcus Samuelsson & Nina Keita.

Issue No. 2 | Ajak Deng by Owen Bruce

Issue No. 1 | Gaye McDonald by Jamie Nelson

Issue No. 1 | Ataui Deng & Atong Ajork by Oroma Elewa

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