Archive for November, 2011

On The Rocks

November 11th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

The gorgeous Hind Sahli washes ashore on the pages of i-D Magazine, in a strking seaside story by Cedric Buchet. Sporting some ingeniously styled pieces selected by Camille Bidault Waddington (check out the Balmain shirt worn as a pair of shorts) Hind pulls off some athletic poses, from climbing up a tree, to hanging off a branch.

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All That Glitters

November 11th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

British Vogue gives us holiday sparkle a whole month early, with a gorgeous story starring Iekeliene Stange and a million little Swarovski crystals. Shot by Benjamin Lennox using a dazzling array of lighting effects, the edit uses pieces from Dior, Chanel, Giles and Christopher Kane to great effect: Kim Howells‘s styling is on point!

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Masculine / Feminine

November 10th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

With her dark elegance, androgyny and body that just won’t quit Saskia de Brauw is the total package. In the newest i-D Magazine she gives her all in a story by Daniel Jackson, styled by Alastair McKimm. Sporting strong suiting and menswear inspired pieces with ease, Saskia looks every inch the star. For more on the issue see i-D Online.

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Beauty Bytes: The Versace Look

November 10th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

When you think of the Versace beauty, there are a few catchphrases that come to mind and smoky eyes are probably pretty high on the list. Using the brand’s heritage and signature look as inspiration Tom Pecheux created the ultimate statement eye for the Versace for H&M show. With the combo of MAC’s matte black Carbon shadow and silver loose pigments, Pecheaux crafted an edgy look that was accentuated by bleached brows. Stars like show opener Natasha Poly worked the look along with lengthy extensions by Orlando Pita and sleek leather bandanas.

The lovely Bianca Balti named the newest face of L’Oreal – this marks the second major cosmetics company to sign a model spokeswoman in recent months. Are cosmetics giants starting to embrace models again after years of relying on actresses?

Speaking of which, Emily Blunt is the new face of YSL Opium following in the footsteps of Sophie Dahl, Kate Moss & Karen Elson.

Makeup artist Alex Box is one of our favorites and her innovative line Illamasqua enters the fragrance realm with a truly inventive scent, Freak. The captivating and gothic blend features notes that wouldn’t seem out of place in a witch’s cauldron. Black davana, belladonna, poison hemlock, datura, queen of the night, frankincense, oud and myrrh are nice individually, but together they’re fantastical. Be one of the first to try it at select Sephoras – it launches this week!

W Editors share their beauty secrets - who is addicted to Rodin Olio Lusso, who is lucky enough to get their haircut by Garren himself!?

20 years after launching 10 revolutionary nude lipcolors at Bergdorf Goodman, Bobbi Brown is still a force in the fashion and beauty industries – no wonder she’s the toast of Paris!

FYI The almost black but not quite nail polish used at the show (and on the nails of the gorge Daphne Groeneveld) is Deborah Lippmann’s Dark Side of the Moon.

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New i-Deals

November 9th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

i-D Magazine‘s final two covers of their winter warm up issue feature the stunning Joan Smalls and incredible new face Benjamin Eidem. The winking shots by Benjamin Alexander Huseby and Willy Vanderperre are as cool as you’d expect from i-D and when we showed Joan & Benjamin the covers backstage today (at Victoria’s Secret & Calvin Klein respectively) they were absolutely thrilled with the end result. More on both developments later – but for now check out i-D Online for even more from the Winter Warm up Issue.

Joan Smalls by Benjamin Alexander Huseby

Benjamin Eidem by Willy Vanderperre

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Neon Nights

November 8th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Bon Magazine welcomes winter with 4 new covers and a vibrant neon theme. Shot by Peter Gehrke in brilliant shades and styled by Marcus Soder & Naomi Itkes, the images are a cool and creative tribute to the season’s most daring fashions. Inside you’ll find models Hedvig Palm, Henrietta Hellberg, Roger Dupé, Karin Hannson, Sophia Nilsson, Emma Wahlberg, Hanna Fridh, Jessica Peel, Moa Åberg, Lovisa Ekholm, Madelene de la Motte, Erik Andersson, Agnes Karlsson, Joel Snöbohm and Bo Develius all featured, but here is a little taste to whet your appetite.

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Candy Darling

November 7th, 2011 |Posted by Betty

The always daring Candy Magazine‘s new issue has Chloe Sevigny posing as Terry Richardson and Mariano Vivanco shooting a gaggle of very masculine male faces in full bunny regalia and some pretty serious makeup by the always amazing Alex Box. The focus on the male body is stronger than ever and the fascination with Andrej Pejic shows that new boundaries for male beauty are constantly being reset. Candy’s celebration of transvestism, transsexuality, cross dressing and androgyny seems more relevant than ever. (For more Candy, go to their website).


(Not in order) Andrey Zakharov, Matt Trethe, Sam Lawson, Stefan Pollmann, Thom Morrell by Mariano Vivanco, styled by Luke Day, set design by Gary Card.


Chloe as Terry by Terry Richardson

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What’s New Pussycat?

November 7th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Constance Jablonski.
Greg Kadel.
Vogue Italia.

A sixties style editorial with flamboyant fashions chosen by Elizabeth Sulcer and a pair of the cutest kittens we’ve ever seen: vintage glamour in an incredibly sleek package.

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