Archive for October, 2011

The Commute

October 31st, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Vogue Italia.
Steven Meisel.
Carlyne Cerf De Dudzeele.
Raquel Zimmermann.

The MTA owes Meisel a great debt, never before has the subway system looked so glamorous. With Raquel head to toe in seasonal finery and the hustle and bustle of rush hour transformed into a series of chic images, we can’t help but love this story.

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Fall for Color

October 28th, 2011 |Posted by Betty

Arena Homme + is one of the groundbreaking men’s style bibles and the new issue certainly doesn’t disappoint. Lensman Daniel Sannwald along with men’s styling legend Simon Foxton take rising face Fernando Cabral and create a breathtaking feature of the best bright colors for fall. From a strong red Dior Homme coat to a simple blue G-Star shirt, Fernando’s sculptural face and figure provide the perfect backdrop to AH+’s high-low picks of the season.

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mdc ♥s : over the top extras

October 27th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle



Aymeline Valade works a flamboyant look in an image by Giampaolo Sgura for Vogue Japan November 2011, styled by Anna Dello Russo

Minimalism is nice, but every so often you want to kick things into high gear and really go over the top. Take a look at trendsetting editors on the street style blogs and you’ll see how much fashion loves all out exhibitionists. Whether you’re a budding Anna Dello Russo, or just in search of a little extra sparkle, we’ve got a few extras you’ll love.

Alexander Wang Metallic Devere – Already a favorite of Garance Dore and seen on the shoulders of several Wang girls this season, the Devere is an appealingly Art Deco take on the classic satchel. In a notice me color like silver, it is sure to garner a few stares.

Miu Miu Glitter and Suede shoes – When it comes to girly glitter Miu Miu has the market cornered. This season Miuccia’s favorite color appears to be shiny and the glitter and suede open toe bootie is the best variation on the trend. We’ve already seen it cropping up in editorial after editorial, not to mention on the feet of stylish accessories experts like Teen Vogue‘s Shiona Turini.

Paco Rabanne Lady Million – Naturally when you’re going for the bold, you should smell like a million bucks. Who can resist a blend of orange blossom, amber and gardenia with a hint of patchouli? Or the inventive gold nugget packaging that we’re pretty sure ADR would turn into a makeshift clutch. Lady Million is playful, yet seductive – much like campaign star Dree Hemingway.

Beauty is Life Queen Eyelashes –  Glitter. Covered. False. Lashes. Completely impractical and utterly fabulous, perfect for Halloween, an evening at your local drag bar or something wild to wear to the Gaga concert.

Tom Binns Pastelle Necklace – More is more and Binns’ candy colored gems are the cream of the crop.

MAC Wild Color Pigments – Were in love with the campaign imagery starring Cindy Sherman and the vibrant colors are sure to unleash your inner artist. Wet pigments and use them as eyeliner, mix them with Vaseline to create a lip color, add a little to your favorite blush or powder for sparkle – the only rule is there are no rules.

Judith Leiber Cupcake keychain – Because everyone needs a rhinestone covered cupcake in their life.

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The Poly Principal

October 27th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Natasha Poly guest edits Vogue Espana and the magazine produces one of its chicest issues to date: coincidence? We think not! Inside you’ll find insight into the world of Poly, complete with a glimpse at her home and her fairytale wedding. The compelling content shows Natasha as a world-class model, but it also reveals other sides of the Russian beauty. Did you know Natasha is a beauty expert? She even does double duty as makeup artist on Maciek Kobielski‘s story, creating a glossy black lip and smoky eye with precision.

By Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin

By Greg Kadel

By Maciek Kobielski

By Mariano Vivanco

By Lachlan Bailey

Designers pay tribute to Natasha

Natasha’s Wedding Photos

Inside Natasha’s art filled home

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The Birds

October 27th, 2011 |Posted by models.com

Just in time for Halloween, Numero brings us an eerie editorial done in the classic Greg Kadel, black and white studio way. Stylist Patti Wilson pairs up Toni Garrn with fellow avian friends to star alongside her. While posing in looks from Balenciaga to Haider Ackermann, Toni brings life to the shoot to offset a few strangely static birds.

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Flashdance

October 26th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Sui He brings style to the pages of Vogue Japan in a striking series of images by Terry Richardson. Were used to seeing Terry’s signature snapshot style, but Sui’s presence adds a layer of elegance, even when she’s dressed in neon zebra print chosen by George Cortina.

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Bits & Bytes: So Clean

October 26th, 2011 |Posted by Betty

The Ones2Watch new issue with the theme: So Clean, looks pristine. Check out the gorgeous Dutch boy Steven from Tony Jones Management photographed by Marco Van Rijt.

Calling all photographers, creative industry folk: Hasselblad, maker of the iconic cameras is hosting a 2 day event on Thursday and Friday in New York (Oct 27, 28). From 10-5pm, there will be live shooting stages and free seminars; from 5-8pm, the happy hour will have refreshments/music.

We are officially obsessed with Irina Werning. The Argentinean artist recreates childhood pictures with the painstaking detail of the truly obsessed. We first saw her shooting for V Man‘s male supermodel story, then in L’Officiel’s 90th Anniversary issue. Go to her website for more fascinating images.

Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, Carine RoitfeldSaskia de Brauw and Joan Smalls, oh my!  The first woman of color to front a Chanel campaign in a looooong time.

We love how Ralph Lauren‘s hands still get sweaty before a show!

How much do we love Opening Ceremony’s Lookbook? Smiles, flowers, and excellent casting, makes me want to shop there even more than I normally do.

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Numero Uno

October 26th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

High fashion has always had a thing for icy blondes who ooze sex appeal, so it is no surprise to see Aline Weber‘s beautiful face on the cover of Numero. Shot by Camilla Akrans saturated color and moody black and white, Aline looks every inch the blonde bombshell.

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