Archive for June, 2011

V is For…

June 22nd, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Victor Demarchelier.
Anne V.
Vogue Germany
The vivacious vixen in venerable labels from Vuitton to Veneta!
Miss Vyalitsyna never fails to deliver in her shots and she’s a true chameleon in this story.

Hair by Jordan M | Makeup by Alice Lane | Fashion Editor Lynn Schmidt | Manicurist Anna Maria

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Happy Go Lucky

June 21st, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Vogue Espana‘s latest combines Malgosia Bela‘s effortless charm and a perfect red lip courtesy of Lloyd Simmonds in a series of lighthearted portraits by Greg Kadel. The clothing selected by stylist, Belen Antolin may be a glamorous mixture of high fashion labels like Vuitton and Balenciaga, but the story doesn’t take itself seriously.

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mdc ♥s: bathing beauties

June 20th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Summer is here and when it is hot outside there is nothing more refreshing than a nice cool shower. Cutting edge fashion and beauty lines add a touch of luxury to the every day routine with products that give you smooth skin, intoxicating fragrances and an enviable glow!


Tom Ford Neroli Portofino

We’re big fans of Tom Ford’s expansive Private Blend collection and the line’s Neroli Portofino bath products are all top notch. As fashion’s foremost purveyor of all things body conscious, Ford knows a thing or two about showing skin and the range provides everything one needs to make themselves look phenomenal. The array of soaps, gels and body lotion are scented with the addictive (and unisex) aroma of neroli and amber, a lush combo that is just right for this time of year. We love it and judging by the amount of fun Max Motta and Mariana Braga are having in the campaign, it is safe to say the scent registers as irresistible. Added bonus – the bright blue apothecary style packaging is endlessly chic.


Luxury is great, but who doesn’t love a good drugstore find? Neutrogena’s shower gel collection is a favorite of dermatologists and beauty editors alike. With several inventive products including a shave gel and a full range dedicated to acne prevention the line is top notch and as good as anything you’ll find at a higher price point.

All natural Greek line, Korres specializes in foody scents like guava, fig and yogurt that smell so convincing that you might be tempted to bite right in.

REN’s stellar combination of hydrating Guerande Salt Exfoliating Body Balm (apply to dry skin and then rinse off in the shower) and soothing Lavender & Bergamot Body Wash left us smooth and de-stressed after a long day in the heat. The line’s body washes have even been voted the best in the business by publications like InStyle and Allure.


Lierac’s heavenly Huile Sensorelle oil could double as a perfume, the aromatic concoction contains argan, sweet almond, hazelnut and grapeseed plant oils, but it scented with white flowers like gardenia, camellia and jasmine. Used right after the shower on skin, or hair the blend adds moisture, softness and a gorgeous sheen.

You can’t talk about smoother skin without getting back to basics: The Body Shop’s bestselling Body Butters have been a favorite for years: admit it, you had one in your purse back in high school.

Juara’s Candlenut Hand & Body Balm is a new favorite of ours, the non greasy formula is designed to moisturize the driest skin and contains candelnut oil, an Indonesian remedy “known for its high content of essential fatty acids, which has been used for centuries in Indonesia to treat dry, rough skin.” A lot products make promises, but this really works – we tested it on rough elbows, cracked hands and cuticles in desperate need of hydration and it made all three look great.

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Gotta Love It

June 20th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Kristen McMenamy for Jean Paul Gaultier.
Shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.
Styled by Carine Roitfeld.

Simple and chic, an instant classic.

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Boys, Boys, Boys

June 20th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Just in time for menswear shows, METAL Magazine presents the top male models of the moment in a gorgeous black and white portfolio of images by Jose Manuel Ferrater. The straight to the point images feature minimalist styling by Ana De Gregorio and Daniel Rull‘s natural makeup, all of which lets the beauty of each boy shine through.

Johannes Linder | Adrian Bosch

Joan Mirangels | Joan Pedrola

Felix Branch | Jacob Coupe

Tobias Sorensen | Jon Kortajarena

Charlie Westerberg | Jakob Wiechmann

Viggo Jonason | Alexander Johansson

Elias Cafmeyer | Christopher Michaut

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June 20th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

The seemingly unstoppable Daphne Groeneveld strikes again: the Dutch beauty’s striking Vogue Japan cover by Mario Sorrenti has her sporting a furry look from Miu Miu, a center part by crafted by Recine and a pair of seriously bleached brows. George Cortina‘s styling and subtle makeup by Aaron de Mey keep the picture sweet, but Daphne’s trademark glare prevents things from getting sugary.

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Versace Vision

June 17th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Versaces latest campaign offers a bold take on the brands iconography. We’ve come to associate Versace with all things overtly sexy, but Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott‘s F/W campaign shows a darker side with atmospheric shots starring Saskia de Brauw and Sean O’Pry. The powerful pictures have a larger than life and cinematic feel, with both models displaying graceful poise.

When asked in WWD about the change in image, Donatella offered this explanation: “For me, it is expected to have the blonde girl, the sexy girl, and this is what Versace meant recently, but I thought about how in the past, when Gianni used girls like Kristen McMenamy and Stella Tennant, everyone was always saying, ‘Wow, this is not a Versace girl, she is not blonde.’ Sometimes you need to renew yourself to work better and to make a little bit of a push.”

Art Direction by Giovanni Bianco | Styling by Joe McKenna

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The Prada Persuasion

June 17th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Miuccia Prada keeps us on our toes; whether that is with idiosyncratic collections, or one of a kind imagery depends on the day, but one could never accuse camp Prada of being boring. This season’s campaign is a testament to the brand’s ability to think outside the box, their F/W image is all about the next generation of modeling stars. As such you will find no familiars amongst the stunning cast (well maybe just one – budding supermodel Frida Gustavsson also stars) Ashley Brokaw went in search of girls with the Prada je ne sais quoi, that certain special something that has defined the brand’s faces from Sasha Pivovarova to Daria Werbowy. Only the newest of the new need apply – some of the campaign’s stars haven’t even walked shows yet.

In the first snaps to hit the internet the gorgeous Kelly Mittendorf (Marilyn) gives a star making turn in a beautiful shot by Steven Meisel. The image is pure Prada and Kelly’s one of a kind look is certain to grab the attention of casting directors and model fans alike. BONUS: Gorgeous newcomers Ondria Hardin (Ford) and Antonia Wesseloh (Ford) make equally alluring debuts in the campaign’s two new images!

Casting by Ashley Brokaw | Styling by Melissa Klitzke-Rubini | Hair by Guido Palau | Makeup by Pat McGrath

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