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Put A Ring On It

April 30th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Is there a single more ubiquitous luxury item than the Givenchy couture nose rings? Sure those Prada car print skirts are everywhere and you can’t walk down the street without seeing a Celine luggage tote, but nothing is more noticeable than five pounds of metalwork dangling from a beautiful girl’s face.

Add to this that the Givenchy nose rings have all the elements of an editorial frontrunner; undeniable visual impact – check, expensive – check, hard to get your hands on – double check. There was absolutely no way editors could resist themselves and as such the rings have been showing up in every magazine imaginable for the past few months.

Are you still enjoying seeing these beautiful ornaments – or are you ready to move on to the next trend? We admit to experiencing a bit of Givenchy fatigue – considering that the pieces are always styled with Givenchy looks, which is nice but not exactly exciting. Wouldn’t it be interesting to see these paired with something else – maybe mix in one of those other overexposed editorial favorites, Balenciaga Darth Vader visors anyone?

Franzi Mueller by Greg Kadel for Vogue Germany

Jessica Chastain by Paolo Roversi for W Magazine, styling by Edward Enninful

Vlada Roslyakova by Richard Burbridge for Dazed & Confused, styling by Robbie Spencer

Karlie Kloss by Angelo Pennetta for British Vogue

Natasha Poly by Mario Sorrenti for Vogue Paris, styling by Emmanuelle Alt

Grimes by Hedi Slimane for Dazed & Confused

Marie Piovesan by Paolo Roversi for Vogue Italia, styling by Panos Yiapanis

Arthur Gosse by Fabien Kruszelnicki for Hero Magazine

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The Biz : Impossible Conversations & Yohji Directs

April 30th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Take a first look at the upcoming MET Impossible Conversations exhibition Miuccia Prada and Elsa Schiaparelli together at long last. The fashion possibilities are endless!

And it turns out the conversations aren’t so impossible, director Baz Luhrman films a fictional chat between Prada and Schiaparelli with actress Judy Davis playing Elsa and Miuccia playing herself.

Though the MET is set to salute two of the industry’s all time great female talents – the NY style scene is still dominated by men. Why aren’t there more female designers – Style.com asks the question and wonders if it is easier to make your way through New York fashion if you’re a man.

Watch out Tom Ford – more fashion designers are taking their talents to the big screen – Yohji Yamamoto is the next industry icon to crossover into film. Yamamoto announced his directorial debut during a roundtable at the Hyères international festival of Fashion and Photography. This is of course not the first time Yohji’s has graced the silve screen, the designer has created costumes for films by Takeshi Kitano and Wim Wenders.

Speaking of the goings on at Hyeres - Jessica Eaton took home the Photography prize this year.

Cathy Horyn charts the course of the designer childrenswear boom – JSYK Burberry made 91 million dollars last year selling clothes for tots.

The Gap revitalizes its image with a fresh does of optimism – we like it.

Nick Knight teams withTumblr blogger, Rei Nadal for a unique collaboration – never underestimate who is taking a look at your Tumblr!

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First Look : Helmet

April 27th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Bringing a touch of Aussie style to the fashion scene, large format biannaual Helmet Magazine  stikes out with a brand new issue filled with sleek fashions and an impressive lineup of rising photographers. Cover star Emily DiDonato shines in Ned Rogers‘ compelling cover shot and inside she shows off a variety of menswear inspired designer pieces. Miss DiDonato’s beautiful face isn’t the only thing Helmet has to offer – take a look at our exclusive preview to see more.

Emily DiDonato by Ned Rogers

Ida Dyberg by Jaclyn Adams

Janice Alida by Charlotte Wales, styled by Clare Byrne

Jonas Kloch by Kate Cox, styled by Katy Lassen

Anna as Patty Smith in “Dream Of Life” by photographer Darren McDonald, styled by Bex Sheers

“Wild Charms” by Christopher Ferguson, styled by Nadene Duncan

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Super Hero

April 27th, 2012 |Posted by Betty

One of our favorite men’s magazines, HERO Magazine is back for Summer/Fall 2012 with fantastic new face Arthur Gosse glowering in Givenchy with those unforgettably covetable nose rings from the F/W 12 collection. The theme for issue 7, DARK+STORMY will come with a collector’s special edition slipcase, only 25 of which will be available for purchase worldwide at select locations. Interviews with Calvin Klein’s Italo Zucchelli, Dior Homme’s Kris Van Assche and stories by Paul Jasmin, David Armstrong and Danielle Levitt make this issue a must buy.

MDC visitors have the chance to win one of five limited edition DARK+STORMY slipcase copies – by tweeting why they should win them @models @hero_magazine with the hashtag, #hero7limitededition; the winners will be announced on Monday May 7th.

For our friends in the Far East, Hero comes out with their first Chinese and Japanese editions. To purchase the issue, click here.


Photography Fabien Kruszelnicki, styling by Elizabeth Fraser-Bell, hair Teiji Utsumi, model Arthur Gosse


DARK+STORMY collector’s special edition slipcase

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First Look: Americanarama

April 26th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

V Magazine‘s trip through American’s summer past times makes a pit stop in tawdry territory in Sebastian Faena‘s neon tinted story, Americanarama. When you have the most pristine of all the pristine blonde models, Carolyn Murphy dressed up in leopard print spandex and 80s mall perm, you know that V’s tongue is planted firmly in cheek. This is a knowing wink to the kind of kitsch 80s culture that brought us hair bands and acid-washed jeans. Nicola Formichetti‘s styling is over the top yet authentic – admit it, you knew a girl back in Tallahassee who would have been all over that tie-dye, leopard print Salvatore Ferragamo pantsuit.

See the full story on VMagazine.com

 

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Editorial Inspiration: La Cicatrice Intérieure

April 25th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Jamie Bochert has long been one of the most in demand models in the business, but for Interview she shares her skills behind the camera, serving as photographer for a special editorial, The River’s Tide . Featuring fiancé and frequent collaborator Michael Pitt, the edit captures the mood of Philippe Garrel’s La Cicatrice Intérieure, with a modern twist. Jamie gets to the essence of the movie’s appeal with her dreamy imagery while Elin Svahn‘s gypsy styling ads the right fashion punch. It is no accident that the shots look a bit like film stills, the Interview story is part of a larger work, namely a film directed by Bochert that was “inspired by turn-of-the-century Swiss explorer Isabelle Eberhardt’s spiritual journey across the North African plains.”

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Bits & Bytes: Elsa by Guy

April 24th, 2012 |Posted by Betty


Elsa Hosk by Guy Aroch. Documenting 2 years of shooting the beautiful Elsa, Guy Aroch‘s show at Milk Gallery has its closing party today.

Check out the rest of photographer Kevin Tachman’s favorite backstage shots at the Paris men’s shows.

The sixth annual V Man Magazine/Ford Models modelsearch begins. Sign up here if you think you’ve got “the look”.

Karl Lagerfeld in a mankini, way before Borat ever wore it.

Mario Testino relaunches his site.  It is PACKED with photos/videos of his decades of shooting the beautiful people.

The iconic Sonia Rykiel reveals her struggle with Parkinson’s in her new book.

If you love all things Dior, take a peek at Assouline’s new 3 volume slipcase of one of fashion’s most celebrated brands.

Speaking of Dior, Dior Homme’s Pop Up Shop on Greene Street is now open through September.

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Beauty Bytes: TopChicret

April 24th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Can you keep a secret? Everyone’s favorite pink haired model Charlotte Free is the brand new face of Maybelline. Following in the footsteps of Christy Turlington, Julia Stegner, Erin Wasson and Jessica White before her – Charlotte is the latest model to join the Maybelline family. News like this travels fast, especially when you share it with shameless gossips like P’trique. Take a look at what happens in this funny, fashion insider filled video – there’s no such thing as secret in this business!

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