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Anniversary Party

January 31st, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Celebrate 10 years of Dansk with an exclusive look at their anniversary issue, packed with the very best in Danish talent. Experience it all only in MDX.

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Honesty

January 31st, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Honesty in fashion – a novel concept in this day and age. Everyone wants to make socially conscious and informed decisions when buying clothing, but designers almost never reveal those key details about their cost breakdowns and manufacturing – until now. Bruno Pieters introduces a radical new fashion concept, that lets buyers see every part of the process. From thread prices, to information on all materials their environmental impact and the business practices under which each garment was made: no detail is too small – even info on the markup is included.

The end result is a luxury fashion brand with complete transparency. Organic certified, cruelty free and ethical all while being rooted in the traditions of fine craftsmanship and streamlined design. Experience the freshly launched collection at the Honest by website and take a look at the elegant black and white preview images below.

Anouck Lepere

Iekeliene Stange

Cesar Casier

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Year of the Dragon

January 30th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

i-D Magazine is celebrating the year of the dragon with 12 incredible covers that push creativity to the limit. Shot by Chen Man in collaboration with MAC‘s Director of Makeup Artistry, Terry Barber the images are an arresting and original showcase for some truly powerful beauty looks. Models Li Zheng, Quncuo, Meng Lu and Pan Yan feature on the 4 newsstand covers, while Zhang Li Na, Wan Bao Bao, Renqingcuomu, Yangci, Cheng Hong Jin, Xin Yuan, Liu Dan & Langsuowangmu star in the online only covers. For even more on the Whatever Weather issue visit I-D online!

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Surrealist

January 30th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Steven Meisel.
Laura Kampman.
Karl Templer.

An intriguing take on elegance from Vogue Italia and perhaps a knowing commentary on the line between fantasy and reality, constantly being pushed in fashion imagery. Laura looks world’s different from her rocker-chic turn in the Balenciaga campaign, makeup by Pat McGrath and hair by Guido Palau, have a way of transforming a girl.

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mdc ♥s : current obsessions

January 29th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

We will always be a little obsessed with Daria Werbowy, clearly Vogue Paris seems to share our feelings

THE COFFEE TABLE MUST HAVEWill Cotton: Paintings and Works on Paper The singularly beautiful first retrospective of Cotton’s work will take your breath away. Those eye-catching candy filled paintings of women in various states look as lush as ever. The coffee table keeper from Rizzoli is filled with inspiring and downright decadent imagery.

THE SCENT OF HEAVENNest Blue Garden Diffuser Ever wonder what heaven smells like? Probably a bit like this richly scented hydrangea, hyacinth and forget-me-nots blend that quickly fills the room with an intoxicating aroma. We’ve long been fans of Nest’s elegant offerings (keep your eyes peeled for their collaboration with Jason Wu this Spring) but this might just be our favorite in the entire line.

MODEL WORTHY BEAUTYEstee Lauder Daywear BB Cream The beauty blogosphere has been buzzing about BB creams for awhile now, but when we heard about the one that keeps Constance Jablonski looking flawless we had to try it. With lightweight coverage and a gentle feel the Estee BB falls somewhere between a tinted moisturizer and a foundation. The creamy texture and radiant finish left us thoroughly impressed.

FAST FASHIONKarl for Net-A-Porter Net-a-Porter understands that you can never have too much Karl Lagerfeld in your life. Where Karl goes, fashion follows and the crowds came out in full force for the launch of his eponymous line for NAP. Don’t worry you can still scoop up some things for yourself – who can resist with the affordable prices and impressively versatile designs.

THE JEWELRY STATEMENTManiamania We’ve been in love with all things Maniamania since their short film featuring Abbey Lee Kershaw opened our eyes to their edgy collection of mystically minded baubles. Created by Aussie fashion insiders Tamila Purvis and Melanie Kamsler, the line is filled with pieces that demand attention. We covet the timeless beauty of their smoky quartz ring, The Eternal. 

THE MASSAGE MASTERKoh Gen Do Macro Vintage Massage Royal Massage Milk We love products that do double duty- this gem from Japanese line Koh Gen Do can be used as a moisturizer, primer and facial massage cream. Added bonus, it feels like silk on the skin and smells divine.

THE NECKPIECE - Givenchy Floral Scarf It might be too early to predict the scarf of the season, but this is a strong candidate. It gives you just hint of the eclectic Tisci look and has yet to become as overexposed as those Rottweiler sweatshirts.

THE ARM CANDY - Balenciaga Timepiece Elegant, understated and off-kilter enough to be worthy of the Balenciaga name.

THE KIT & KABOODLEKiehl’s Ultra Facial Kits

As one of the most beloved brands on the market, Kiehl’s represents quality and innovation in all things skincare. Their Ultra-Facial range is beloved by dermatologists, beauty editors and anyone with a healthy appreciation of good skin. The overwhelming popularity of the line has led to the release of two brand new kits – The Ultra-Facial 3 Step & Ultra-Facial Oil Free, that provide an assortment of Kiehl’s goodies designed to cleanse, tone and moisturize all at a fraction of the price.

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Even Cowgirls Get The Blues

January 27th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

The west is wild, but who better to tame it than Catherine McNeil? Clad in cowboy boots and snakeskin styled by Capucine Safyurtlu, Cat looks downright iconic: Knoepfel & Indlekofer‘s images for Vogue Paris call to mind all we love about westerns, but provide a touch of femininity via ethereal touches like a denim blouse that literally glows. Gorgeous.

 

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Mentality

January 27th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Pierre Debusschere.
Katie Shillingford.
Marte Mei van Haaster.
Dazed & Confused.

Fashion and art collide in an expressive and eclectic editorial filled with one of a kind portraits: this is the kind of off the wall imagery Dazed does best!


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The Fashion Fund

January 26th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Every year the CFDA Fashion fund gives emerging designers a chance to take things to that next level, but ever wonder what happens behind the scenes? This year Vogue offers up a birds eye view of the competition and camaraderie, following the 10 nominated labels (Joseph Altuzarra, Pamela Love, Antonio Azzuolo, Carlos Campos, Shane Gabier and Chris Peters of Creatures of the Wind, Alexa Adams and Flora Gill of Ohne Titel, Michelle Ochs and Carly Cushnie of Cushnie et Ochs, Dana Lorenz for Fenton/Fallon, Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty of Suno, Soraya Silchenstedt of Finn Jewelry) as they compete for fashion’s premier prize in the web-series The Fashion Fund.

While we all know by now that Joseph Altuzarra walks away with the coveted prize, it is still engrossing to watch the next generation of talent as they express themselves and their vision. Forget the standard “fashion” reality fare you’ve seen before, the six part series produced by Break Thru Films and directed by Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern is more in line with docs like The September Issue.

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