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Minimalist Mood

January 27th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Some of Spring’s most compelling campaigns take a less is more approach, with a focus on the combination of great models and impeccably constructed clothes. When you’ve got Jana Knauerova, Melissa Tammerijn, Julia Nobis or Erin Wasson striking regal poses in deceptively simple dresses, you really don’t need much more. The Jil Sander ads takes the trend one step further, all but erasing Daria Strokous‘ beautiful face in some of the spring shots. Willy Vanderperre is certainly on a roll this season!

Jana Knauerova by Glen Luchford for Costume National

Erin Wasson by Willy Vanderperre for Elie Saab

Daria Strokous and Yannick Abrath by Willy Vanderperre for Jil Sander | Styled by Olivier Rizzo

Melissa Tammerijn and Julia Nobis for Proenza Schouler by Willy Vanderperre

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Let’s DANSK

January 27th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Thomas Penfound astounds on the cover of DANSK‘s latest issue. Drawing inspiration from androgynous icon Annie Lennox’s hit Missionary Man, Aitken Jolly and Anders Solvsten Thomsen transform Thomas into a flame haired beauty. This is the 25th issue of DANSK and the overarching theme is ‘towards uncharted territory’ an idea echoed throughout the content. Inside you’ll also find a few surprising images of Baptiste Giabiconi by Bojana Tatarska and styled by Morgan Hamada Ruiz, as well as this thought provoking quote.

“One day I went up to Karl and said: ‘Why me? What is it you see in me? Why do you only work with me?’ And he told me it’s because he sees something in me that he doesn’t see in other people, something in the way I carry myself. Karl said: ‘I see both a man and a woman in you at the same time.’” - Baptiste Giabiconi

Thomas Penfound by Aitken Jolly

Baptiste Giabiconi by Bojana Tatarska / styling by Morgan Hamada Ruiz

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Bits & Bytes: Asian Revolution

January 26th, 2011 |Posted by Betty

Image from Style.com

To all those who say Givenchy Haute Couture 2011 casting was just a “gimmick”: As an Asian person, it makes me deliriously happy that a blue chip designer who references the East ACTUALLY uses Asian models. (And the clothes were, of course, supremely divine). For his just finished men’s collection, check out the perfectly cast show by the trailblazing team of Daniel Peddle and Drew Dasent.


Fashion news:

See the elusive Martine Sitbon on Showstudio.

I am getting tired of the way girls walk in those high shoes.”
Karl Lagerfeld during his Chanel Couture Spring 2011 interview. Women’s toes/arches everywhere breathe a sigh of relief.

Calling all young ‘uns. Fashionista has the best college majors for breaking into the biz. Just know that once you get in, you are NEVER getting out!


Modeling news:

Art & Commerce, who always has amazing polaroids of the models has a new blog address.

The Ford Supermodel of the World winner has been chosen and it’s a beautiful Filipina, Danica Magpantay.

Jed Root’s new model agency has arrived.

Ah who remembers the good old days of modeling when both Paul Rowland and Michael Flutie had that unbelievable passion and unerring eye. The Imagist talks all about it.


Miscellaneous:

Fashionologie has the Bill Cunningham trailer. We love him.

Fashion Copious has a hilarious (and true)rant on digital magazines’ #1 mistake.

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Over the Top!

January 26th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Giampaolo Sgura and Anna Dello Russo join forces for not one, but two maximalist stories for Vogue Nippon. With extravagant styling that echoes Anna’s more is more philosophy and palate of intense colors provided by Segura, both stories are playful tributes to fashion’s eccentrics; Karmen Pedaru looks right at home in those wild hats from Phillip Treacy and Benoit Missolin.

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Cut & Paste

January 26th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Jac Jagaciak joins the one and only Tom Ford for a special feature in Interview by Craig McDean. Shot at Los Angeles’ trendy Cicada Restaurant and featuring Ford’s acclaimed S/S collection, the images round out Interview’s beautiful Ford cover story. The cut out effect makes for an interesting collage of pictures, but even with the unique layout the clothes remain the focus.

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One for All

January 25th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Will Davidson and Stevie Dance join forces to create a dance themed story & cover for RUSSH. Utilizing the talents of dancers Brandon O’Neal, Ronald Burton and Ryan Rankine, alongside veteran model Delfine Bafort, makes for some truly beautiful images and the issue’s theme of group dynamics is completely in line with fashion’s love of collaboration.

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Sailor Girl

January 25th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Camilla Akrans takes Theres Alexandersson in a retro direction for the latest Vogue Nippon; with a naval theme and 40s styling by Sissy Vian, Theres looks every bit the pinup in these playful shots, it is amazing what a transformation a red lip can provide!

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Le Roux

January 24th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Exhibition Magazine takes one iconic fashion item and focuses an entire issue on it. For the premiere edition they chose lipstick and the final result is simply beautiful; just take a look at Catherine Servel‘s seductive beauty story with Magdalena Frackowiak. Equal parts glamour and innuendo, the story features a magenta haired Magda wearing lipcolor from Tom Ford and Dolce and Gabbana, along with seasonal fashions from Ohne Titel & Versus. Looking every bit the siren, thanks to Chiho Omae‘s dramatic makeup and Catherine Newell-Hanson‘s styling, Magdalena shines.

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