Archive for November, 2011

Graffiti Bridge

November 17th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

With all the excitement over the 20 covers, it is easy to forget that there’s plenty of beautiful images inside the Dazed & Confused‘s Anniversary issue. Magazine co-founder Rankin shoots Josephine Skriver in a series of bright looks selected by Katie Shillingford and punctuated with a touch of spray paint. Inspired by his favorite shoot for Dazed, a graffiti themed story from 1998 starring Kate Moss.

An image from the original Dazed story that inspired this edit – Kate Moss by Rankin, for Dazed & Confused, 1998

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Powerful Soul

November 16th, 2011 |Posted by models.com

The ever so fascinating Lea T shines with a bevy of male models in the latest issue of Candy Magazine by Andreas Larsson. The Givenchy muse sports a both masculine and feminine looks and even tangos with fellow androgynous model Andrej Pejic in Yves Saint Laurent. Riccardo Tisci gushes about her saying that she is a “unique, rare, natural beauty, a combination of purity, hardness, romanticism, and agressiveness: all components of androgyny that are bound to both sexes,” and we couldn’t agree more!

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Miss Muse

November 16th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Hedi Slimane.
Arizona Muse.
Vogue Russia.

An elegantly edgy take on the season’s ornate fashions. Flawless.

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The Early Show

November 15th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Forget about seasonal dressing, pieces from the spring / summer collections are already showing up in editorials. Prada‘s menswear line is given the full treatment in i-D Magazine, with a lengthy editorial starring boy of the moment Benjamin Eidem. The dream team of Willy Vanderperre and Olivier Rizzo creates a mix of cinematic black and white images and crisp studio shots. Given the overt golf references throughout Miuccia’s S/S show a full on course themed story complete with nine irons is not far behind, but Willy would never be so literal. Vanderperre instead shoots Eidem looking elegant and sexy – floppy hats and pale blue pants be damned, the boy can bring it!

For more on the Winter Wake Me Up Issue check out i-D Online.

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The Biz: Altuzarra Wins & Versace Returns

November 15th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Joseph Altuzarra‘s CFDA portrait by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin

The results are in and the big winner at this year’s CFDA awards was none other than Joseph Altuzarra (who we interviewed back in 2009). With previous winners like Proenza Schouler and Billy Reid, the award serves to shine a light on the very best in emerging talent and provide a substantial platform to help designers grow their businesses. Altuzarra’s lighthearted spring collection was a bit of a departure from his hard edged vision of femininity, but it showed a great deal of versatility. Vogue.com

Kasia Struss in a design from the last Atelier Versace collection

Don’t call it a comeback, Versace is set to return to the couture stage with their first full show since 2004. Up until recently brand’s seasonal couture showings were low key editors only affairs, but come January 23rd Donatella brings the legendary Versace showmanship back to the runway. | Women’s Wear Daily

Marc Jacobs isn’t going to Dior. No wait he is going to Dior! Oh wait maybe not… The drama continues | The Huffington Post

Luxury menswear, the final frontier as brands scramble to get in on the growing market | Luxury Daily

Can you trust your favorite blogger? The scoop on how personal style bloggers are raking in the dough behind the scenes | Fashionista

California Song booklets being printed – via Hedi Slimane Diary

On the eve of his exhibition, ‘California Song’ at MOCA New York Times examines the former designer’s second act as a successful photographer. For more on the exhibition, running now until January 22nd visit MOCA’s site.

Slimane’s exhibition at MOCA will be divided into two parts. An installation and a series of black-and-white print photographs from his California years will be presented on the ground floor, and a sonic, motion-photography installation, produced specifically for MOCA, will be featured on the second floor. The installation will reference a multi-projection, cubic, architectural format, which Slimane has constructed in previous exhibitions to present his photographs, using serial construction and repetition to create an archaic form of cinematic narration.

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Easy, Breezy, Beautiful

November 14th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Following in the footsteps of Niki Taylor, Tyra Banks and Angela Lindvall before her Jessica Stam is the latest face of Covergirl. The Lip Perfection collection promises to take the latest colors off the runway and onto your lips and who better to embody the mix of high fashion & affordable luxury than Stam? Her look connects with everyone from the edgiest editorial clients, to the girl next door.

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Charlotte’s Web

November 14th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Capturing the essence of Charlotte Rampling is not an easy task. The cinema legend’s allure is all about subtlety: she’s sexy but never sleazy, aloof but never cold. Helmut Newton encapsulated all these attributes perfectly in his famous photos 70s of the iconic beauty and now Giampaolo Sgura pays tribute to those images in Antidote Magazine. The baby-faced Anna de Rijk might not be the first name you think of when it comes to seduction, but with her cascading dark hair and piercing blue eyes she pulls off the Rampling look nicely. Added bonus, Géraldine Saglio‘s styling focuses on silk stockings and sky high heels, keeping with Antidote’s shoe fetish theme.

HAIR Seb Bascle MAKEUP Adrien Pinault CASTING Sibylle De Saint Phalle

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Bits & Bytes: The Smile

November 11th, 2011 |Posted by Betty


Kevin Tachman relaunches his site with his favorite backstage images he took this season. We love this shot of Hamish, Anna and Grace.

Calvin Klein opens in Beijing as China becomes its largest market outside of the US.

Alex Cayley shoots DNA’s powerhouse for V Magazine. Expect lots of beautiful boys and girls in this fun and fabulous film.

Stacy London on being “class clown at Vogue at 180 pounds“.

Fashionista breaks down the numbers for Victoria’s Secret.

For friends of Michael Ross who passed away last month, there will be a “Life Celebration” party on November 16th in NYC. For more information, contact Marilyn New York.

Who doesn’t adore Jean Paul Goude? If you’re in Paris, check out his retrospective Goudemalion at Les Arts Decoratifs.

If you’re in NYC this weekend, Carine Roitfeld is at Bookmarc tonight signing copies of Irreverent from 6-8pm. At the same time, Terry Richardson is at his gallery opening for his show “Mom and Dad” at Half Gallery (208 Forsyth St). The exhibit runs from Nov 11-Dec 4th.

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