Archive for December, 2011

La Famiglia

December 23rd, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

The beauty of family is at the heart of both of Dolce & Gabbana‘s seasonal campaigns. Inspired by the sirens of Italian cinema Anna Magnani, Monica Vitti and especially Sofia Loren, Giampaolo Sgura shot ravishing Italian beauties Monica Bellucci and Bianca Balti for the womenswear images. Mimicking the feel of lighthearted classic comedies set in Southern Italy, Sgura captured Belluci and Balti as they enjoyed “afternoons at the beach, Sundays at home, family parties, the first boyfriend, and tender moments with the children,” it all makes for a lovely set of images that represent the traditional, yet sensual side of the Dolce & Gabbana spirit.

Mariano Vivanco
‘s menswear images continue the theme with gorgeous sepia tinted portraits featuring actors Giuseppe Fiorello, Francesco Scianna, Filippo Nigro, Thomas Trabacchi, Primo Reggiani and Chiara Francini as an especially elegant family. The candid and atmospheric photos feel vintage, but those exquisite D&G separates are completely modern.

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Circus Circus!

December 22nd, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Crystal Renn.
Alana Zimmer.
Arthur Elgort.

Fashion’s master of good clean fun takes two of the industry’s most beautiful girls on a lighthearted trip to the big top for Vogue Russia. Clowns, acrobats and jugglers abound but Crystal and Alana steal the show in festive looks from Chanel and Valentino.

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Step Into Spring

December 21st, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Spring’s fresh campaigns keep coming in – take a look at the latest and tell us which are your favorites!

Mariacarla Boscono for Yves Saint Laurent by David Sims

Sporting streamlined eyebrows by Diane Kendal and short bangs Guido Palau, Mariacarla looks strong and sexy in David Sims’ campaign for the mega-brand. After over a decade of campaigns helmed by either Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin or Juergen Teller Sims’ sleek style feels fresh.

Gisele Bundchen for Givenchy by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

Life’s a beach for the Givenchy girl and Tisci’s surf & scuba inspired collection shines on the backs of Gisele Bundchen & brand muse Mariacarla Boscono. Posing alongside boogie boards in M&M’s subdued shots, the duo looks chic albeit slightly grim. After last season’s aggressive ads this is an interesting change of pace.

Kasia Struss for Moschino by Juergen Teller

The Moschino travel diary continues; this season the brand jets to Rome to create some classic Italian ambiance complete with vintage Fiats circling Kasia Struss and the Colosseum as a backdrop. Viva Moschino!

Raquel Zimmermann for Nina Ricci by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin

The Nina Ricci sensibility has always been about feminine & ethereal designs. Inez & Vinoodh’s campaign images capture that ideal with a shot of Raquel Zimmermann rushing across the hall in a Peter Copping designed gown fit for a princess.

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Super Bass

December 21st, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Fashion has always followed its own beat and V Magazine first ever Music issue (on stands January 12th) pays tribute to the dynamic influence of trend setting performers through the ages. Inside V75 Sebastian Faena and Carlyne Cerf De Dudzeele explore the relationship between hip hop & high fashion in an outlandish editorial. Credited as the very first editor to embrace urban culture (Carlyne brought the look to the pages of Vogue Italia way back in 1990) Carlyne has a long history of taking looks off the street and translating them for the editorial pages. Cerf De Dudzeele tells V “I love girls that men want to follow in the street—glamorous, sexy, powerful. You’re born with it, it’s not something you learn. I have always been obsessed by hip-hop. L’attitude is always right.”

In Faena’s story she dresses Anais MaliCora EmmanuelRob Evans, Travone Hill and Chrishell Stubbs in looks that scream 90s-early 00s excess. Baggy pants, fanny packs and all the gold jewelry you handle. If we had to point to music references, we see little vintage Diddy, a whole lot of Lil Kim and a hint of Foxy Brown.

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December 20th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

On the runway Prada’s Spring/Summer mix of car motifs and couch cushion patterns veered towards camp, but in Steven Meisel‘s stunning campaign imagery the very same looks are the perfect blend of elegance and kitsch. Only the very best campaigns can make you rethink a collection, by bringing out its essence. In Meisel’s shots Ymre StiekemaMeghan CollisonKatryn KrugerNatasha Poly & Elise Crombez preen at a gas station on vintage hotrods whose “spiky rear fins and bodies emblazoned with flames reflect the design motifs in the collection.” Press releases aside, the girls are phenomenal, the clothes are elevated to a new threshold and the chunky necklaces from the brand new jewelry collection look like a dream.

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mdc ♥s : holiday gift guide

December 19th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

The stunning Du Juan steps into Richard Ramos’ Winter Wonderland for Vogue China December 2010 – click for full story

Only a few days till the holidays, but if you’re anything like us you’ve still got a whole lot of shopping to do, especially for those persnickety people on your list who are especially difficult to choose for. Take a look at our top choices to give (and receive) for this holiday season.


For the girl who appreciates the opulent side of life give a little holiday luxury. 

YSL Tribtoo Heels – perfect for teetering around in during those New Years Eve parties.

CHANEL Rogue Allure Velvet – a matte red lip never goes out of style – shades like L’Exquise and La Sensuelle live up to their names and the sleek black and gold packaging makes for one chic stocking stuffer.

The Pedro Almodovar Archives – the maestro behind some of cinema’s most provocative women is given the coffee table treatment in this incredible Taschen tome. A must have for all the cinema buffs and drama queens on your list.

Guerlain Vol de Nuit perfumed powder – a shimmering blast with the classic scent of bergamot, vanilla and iris in a retro fabulous package that looks simply divine. Every girl needs a Guerlain in her collection and the powder filled atomizer presents an especially unique way to experience fragrance.

Illesteva Sunglasses by Dasha Zhukova – Garage Magazine’s editrix lends her name and signature style to a pair of tortoise shell peepers worthy of a fifties film siren.

Deborah Lippmann Holiday Polish colors – No self respecting girly girl (or guy) can resist the allure of glitter in a bottle.


When you count the Vogue Paris crew amongst your heroes, you don’t want the ordinary gift…

Derek Lam Ume Bag – Itsy-bitsy, teeny-weenie and still so very cool, in python or jet black it’ll stand out from the crowd.

Rick Owens Leather Jacket – The standard. Accept no substitutes for Owens’ one of a kind, expertly tailored leather jackets. Save this special gift for someone who has been extra good.

Rodin Olio Lusso Crema – Even hardcore, jet black wearing fashionphiles deserve to be pampered every now and then. This ultra rich cream will keep hands ready for all those fingerless gloves.

Balenciaga Paris Candle – The Parisian powerhouse’s signature candle smells of leather and violet and boasts a scent that lingers long after the flame goes out. This is a beautifully packaged treat for anyone who appreciates fragrance and design.

Carine Roitfeld ‘Irreverent’ – A look back at the career of one of fashion’s most influential forces, filled with inspiring imagery and amusing anecdotes from Madame Roitfeld herself.

Dominic Jones Claw Ring – Tough, modern and oh so cool, Jones’ eponymous line of dangerous looking rings and necklaces is to die for.


For your favorite party going, yacht hopping world traveler the items du jour. 

Beats by Dre Studio Headphones – These noise canceling beauties are perfect for drowning out the sound of carolers and those pesky in flight annoyances.

Hermes Cape Cod GM watch – Hermes panache meets Swiss performance in this striking timepiece.

Barneys New York iPad Case – Who knew that New York’s venerable department store had an impressive line of in-house accessories? Their iPad case is as gorgeous as any we’ve seen.

Panasonic Lumix GX1 – Never miss a moment, whether it is on the street or backstage. The GX1 allows users to change lenses and shoot full HD video, which is sure to bring out the inner Meisel in anyone.

Aesop Celestial Mechanics Kit – world class skincare to go, everything you need all in one handy kit including their reknowned fabulous Face Cleanser & Primrose Facial Cleansing Masque.

Field Notes Notebooks – Shockingly low tech, but every so often it is nice to make a handwritten note. Make sure to inscribe the front cover with something meaningful before you give it away!

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December 19th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

With their engaging coverage of industry’s latest developments and profiles of unique individuals from the worlds of fashion, art & film, Intermission Magazine is a continuously fascinating style bible. The latest issue catches up with icons like Fabien Baron and Tom Sachs then gives us a sneak peak inside Gaia Repossi’s Celine filled wardrobe. Makeup artist Mark Carrasquillo transforms Crystal Renn into a film noir starlet in Mikael Jansson’s dreamy editorial, while Greg Harris explores the sleek side of this season’s menswear with a little help from Alexander Beck.

Crystal Renn by Mikael Jansson makeup by Mark Carrasquillo

Alexander Beck by Greg Harris, stylist Tony Irvine

Fabien Baron by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

Gaia Repossi by John Scarisbrick, stylist Daniel Magnussen

Marloes Horst by Patrik Sehlstedt, stylist Brian Molloy

Suzanne Koller by Ezra Petronio

Tom Sachs by Mario Sorrenti

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Doll Domination

December 16th, 2011 |Posted by

Lily Cole makes her return to modeling by bringing in the new year and covering Vogue Russia‘s January issue, photographed by Anthony Maule. For a seasonal look, Gemma Smith-Edhouse paints on a strong red lip to Lily’s doll like face and offsets her cover story co-star. With new spring looks from Louis Vuitton to Gucci styled by Ekaterina Mukhina, we are reminded of why the doll generation of models were so popular to begin with.

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