Archive for February, 2011

Step It Up!

February 28th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Jerry Hall by Sølve Sundsbø

Fashion and fun are two words that should go together, yet most magazines fail to realize it and that is where Ponystep comes in. Launching during Paris fashion week, the biannual aims to bring the glee back to the pages of magazines where it belongs! Editor in chief Richard Mortimer launched the publication as a website two years ago, but March brings their first print edition. With contributors ranging from Solve Sundsbo, Dan Jackson, Ben Weller, Juergen Teller, Julie Verhoeven and Tim Blanks, you can see why we’re very excited for this one! MDC spoke to Ponystep fashion director, Phoebe Arnold, for a glimpse of all the magazine has to offer.

Daniel Jackson

MDC: How long has ponystep been around and what issue is this?

This is the first issue of Ponystep in print. Ponystep started as an online magazine nearly three years ago, though we haven’t done anything on it for the last six months, we’ve been too busy working on this issue! The website will be relaunching imminently though…

Terry Tsiolis

MDC: Where did the name come from?

It’s a very long and drunken story. It all started out as a bit of a joke and we’ve been stuck with it ever since! It’s quite good though, don’t you think?

Jeneil Williams by Ben Weller

MDC: Why did you choose the models for this cover?

It’s the inspiration issue, and both Kylie Minogue and Jerry Hall are completely inspirational. Actually that’s just an excuse, it was sheer self-indulgence, we just love them.

Hannelore Knuts by Paul Wetherell

MDC: What do you hope to offer that sets you apart from other mags?

We want to make fashion fun again. It’s uncompromising, but still accessible to everybody.

Ponystep launches during Paris Fashion week with a party in collaboration with MAC Cosmetics

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Pure and Simple

February 28th, 2011 |Posted by Betty

A young Dutchman to watch, Bastiaan Van Gaalen is perfectly cast in the latest issue of i-D by Karim Sadli. Bastiaan’s serene beauty complements the minimalist fashion as styled by Hannes Hetta.

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Fashion Play

February 28th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Haute Russian magazine Playing Fashion launches its first bilingual issue with 4 beautiful covers by Emma Tempest featuring Anais Pouliot, Denisa Dvorakova, Giedre Dukauskaite and Olga Sherer. The March edition also showcase the latest in fashion and design talents with in depth profiles of Mark Fast, Russian designer Olga Vilshenko and photographer Chadwick Tyler.

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Razzle Dazzle

February 28th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Nothing beats when fashion’s powers that be throw their support behind one model. The current girl of the moment is none other than the striking Saskia de Brauw, an androgynous stunner with a powerful gaze. Steven Meisel has tapped Saskia for the important March issue of Vogue Italia and the cover lives up to its dazzling headline.

Add this to the fact that Saskia is featured on the cover of Carine Roitfeld‘s final edition of Vogue Paris and you have an incredible double whammy.

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The Biz: Oscar Beauties & Dior Scandal

February 28th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

The stunning Cate Blanchett brings fashion to the Oscar red carpet in a gorgeous Givenchy couture creation | Image Credit – Vogue

John Galliano’s scandal is the most talked about happening of the moment and every minute there is a new development: In light of his alleged anti-Semitic tirade Galliano has been suspended as designer of Christian Dior. Meanwhile, he has launched an anti-defamation lawsuit claiming no wrong-doing, but then a tape surfaced allegedly of the incident itself and a second complaint has been filed. | Wall Street Journal / The Sun / WWD

In lighter news, the Academy awards was as always a showcase for fashionable moments. Stars came out in their best for the ceremony; we think Cate Blanchett in Givenchy couture and Natalie Portman in Rodarte were the clear winners of the evening. Take a look at all the fashions and tell us who your favorite was. | The Daily Beast

Suzy Menkes sounds off on the use of texture and embellishment this season | International Herald Tribune

The New York Times magazine is getting a new look
, the first issue featuring Hugo Lindgren’s redesign hits stands March 6th. | WWD

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En Español

February 26th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Everyone knows that V Magazine is one of the leading publications for cutting edge and in your face style, but their sister publication V Spain is chock full of incredible content too. The latest issue, on stands March 1st features beautiful stories with perennially cool girls like Delfine Bafort and Dafne Cejas. Delfine pulls out all the stops in a black and white graphic shoot by Paul Maffi while Dafne delivers Spanish flair in a story by Daniel Riera.

Delfine Bafort by Paul Maffi

Dafne Cejas by Daniel Riera

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Stone Cold Fox

February 25th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Joan Smalls channels Pam Grier’s timeless allure in a new story by Alasdair McLellan for V. Dressed in Spring’s 70s influenced styles, chosen by Beat Bolliger, Joan looks cool, collected and sexy as ever.

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In The Mood for Love

February 24th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

In the mood for something steamy? Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott know all the right buttons to push; the duo crafts a beautiful and erotic story for Interview starring Tao Okamoto, Kristina Salinovic, Fei Fei Sun, Crystal Renn, Querelle Jansen & Dinara Chetyrova. Clad in crimson looks chosen by Karl Templer, the girls look elegant yet sexy in each of M&M’s stellar shots.


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