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Who Is Dapper Dan?

April 29th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Centered on the idea of fashion as a source of inspiration rather than consumerism, Dapper Dan Magazine focuses on content that stimulates. Created by editors Vassilis Karidis and Nicholas Georghiou and creative director, Ismini Adami the magazine boats a unique aesthetic sensibility that values artistry as well as elegance. Presented entirely in black and white and featuring an assortment of fashion notables, the Greek bi-annual is sure to strike a cord with men who are style conscious, but don’t believe in following trends.

The lineup of designers is selective and impeccable: Damir Doma, Rei Kawakubo, Rick Owens, all talents that innovate within the field. The corresponding fashion stories and interviews are similarly inventive; with appealing twists on the menswear formula used by most publications. A full feature on the incredible one of a kind costumes of artist Christopher Kline, a conversational interview with Rick Owens and a unique accessories piece that pairs signet rings with jazz musicians; all things you’ll find within the pages of this thoughtfully edited glossy.

Matvey Lykov Photography by Vassilis Karidis | Styling by Nicholas Georghiou | Featured in Issue No. 3

Costumes by Christopher Kline Photography by Philip Wiegard | Featured in Issue No. 3

Vincent LaCrocq in Rei Kawakubo | Photography by Vassilis Karidis | Styling by Nicholas Georghiou | Featured in Issue No. 3

Photography by Charlotte Ballesteros and Hubert Marot | Featured in Issue No. 3

Photography by Genevieve Majari | Styling by Nicholas Georgiou | Featured in Issue No. 2

Photography by Vassilis Karidis | Styling by Nicholas Georgiou | Featured in Issue No. 1

Damir Doma Photography by Vassilis Karidis | Styling by Charilaos Meletiou | Featured in Issue No. 1

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Rio Grande

April 29th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

It is official, Brazilians are just hotter than everyone else. Case in point Vman‘s latest story by Mario Testino featuring stunner Izabel Goulart and a sizzling cast of locals! The pictures styled by Andrew Richardson, with makeup by Val Garland are heavy on skin and steamy innuendo; perfect for channelling the energy and undeniable appeal of Brazilian beauty. (VMan arrives on newsstands today)

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Bon Appetit

April 29th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Bon Magazine features fresh faces and bright colors on the 4 covers of their summer issue. Shot by Ben Weller and styled by Marcus Soder, the images are a chic showcase for models Agnes Karlsson, Jesper Larsson, Linnea Regnander and Kristian Akergren. Minimalist pieces from Burberry, YSL and Stella McCartney are combined to create an elegant look that is perfect for men and women.

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The Gambler

April 28th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Place your bets ladies and gentleman, Anna Selezneva returns to the pages of Vogue Paris with a casino themed jewelry story shot by Knoepfel & Indlekofer and styled by Veronique Didry. Looking elegant in piles of diamonds and platinum, Anna shows of her unparalleled poise and skill for wearing finely cut suits.

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Fresh Direct

April 27th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Skye Parrott and Heidi Bivens create an appealing tribute to the newest fashions and strongest new girls, as selected by casting director Natalie Joos in the latest issue of Dossier Journal.  Sporting natural hair and makeup by Anthony Nader and Talia Sholbrook, paired with colorful outfits from the likes of Christopher Kane, Erdem and 3.1 Phllip Lim, the girls look fresh and unique: perfectly in line with the spirit of the season.

Herieth Paul

Dempsey Stewart & Lisa Bommerson

Charlotte Free

Frances Coombe & Codie Young

Luisa Bianchin

Xiao Wen Ju & Kate King

Bethany Terry

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Bits & Bytes: McQueen Mania

April 27th, 2011 |Posted by Betty


Alexander McQueen preview image from the Guardian, for other images, click here. Image Sølve Sundsbø/Metropolitan Museum.

We, along with the rest of the fashion world are in a tizzy over the upcoming McQueen retrospective at the Met.
Apparently these are 4 real models photoshopped to look like mannequins, check out the fascinating story on the NY Times.

Fashion news:

Phoebe Philo is known for her woman-friendly, effortless style and has reoriented fashion away from a past decade of overly girly, trendy clothes, into a more grown-up minimal aesthetic,” she said. “It is a stealth brand of pure design.” Finally, clothes designed for real women. (subscription required)

After 16 years, Alex White has left W, to be replaced by Edward Enninful.

Victoria’s Secret has a secret.

In preparation for the Met Ball, Daphne Guinness will turn fashion into art appearing in Barney’s windows at 5pm on Monday.

Richard Chai is posting a new model every day on his Twitter wearing his charity T-shirt for Odin. Check out Richard’s Twitter.

Modeling news:

We knew that Asian models were on the rise. James Lim keeps track of the hottest girls. Speaking as an Asian person, all I can say is, it’s about time!

“If there’s a camera over there it’s like a laser in the back of my head– I can feel it and I will model for it.” Why we love Crystal Renn

V Man is previewing pics from their upcoming issue, of agencies from around the world. Did you know there’s an agency in Dubai?

Love Irina Shayk? Catch the Russian beauty signing copies of her Sports Illustrated cover, tomorrow, Thursday April 28, 6-8pm at Quattro New York at the Trump SoHo Hotel, 246 Spring Street, to raise money for the Red Cross. With a minimum donation of $25, all proceeds go to the organization.

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On the Edge

April 26th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Craig McDean takes Anne Catherine Lacroix to the next level with a phenomenal story in Interview, styled by Marie-Amélie Sauvé. Sporting jet black hair and a series of avant garde outfits, Anne-Catherine looks as fresh as ever; those cheekbones could cut glass!

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Serenity

April 26th, 2011 |Posted by Betty

We’ve been fans of photographer Boo George for a long time now: his work always makes us feel like we’re peering into a serene and private world. The new Man About Town has Boo focusing his lens on model/musician Josh Tuckley (Select). Way Perry puts his distinctive stamp on the editorial with pitch perfect styling of the Zegna/ Z Zegna pieces.

Image Credit | Courtesy of Select Models

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