Archive for May, 2012

First Look: Exit

May 29th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

With its unique blend of fashion, film and art Exit Magazine is one of the few magazines worth shelling out for. The latest issue is filled with glossy goodness, including several editorials featuring the best in new talent. Fresh models, rising photography stars, styling’s new guard and a bold, uncompromising look that crackles with energy. Don’t take our word for it, have a look at Exit’s beautiful selection of stories in this exclusive first look.

Ehren Dorsey by John Akehurst, fashion by Sam Ranger

Marte Mei van Haaster by John Akehurst, fashion by Sam Ranger

Oliver Greenall & Max Rendell by Mel Bles, fashion by Jason Hughes

Franzi Mueller by Paul Empson, fashion by Sam Ranger

Julia Frauche by Benny Horne, fashion Melissa Ventosa Martin

Katryn Kruger by Hugh Lippe, fashion by Melissa Klitzke-Rubini

Hailey Clauson by Aitken Jolly, fashion by Sam Ranger

Mirte Maas by Steven Pan, fashion by Michelle Cameron

 

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Candy Darling

May 29th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Go deeper inside Candy Magazine with a look at some exclusive behind the scenes videos from issue no. 4. See Oscar winner Tilda Swinton playing it up for the cameras during Xevi Muntanes fun filled shoot and watch as drag legend The Lady Chablis works it in some sumptuous Prada pieces. When they said this was the extra extravagance issue they weren’t kidding around – be sure to check out our preview of Candy no. 4 if you haven’t already.

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Blockbuster Beauties

May 25th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Actresses keep showing up in campaigns so it is about time that catwalkers took over the silver screen. Some of summer’s biggest films feature appearances by familiar fashion favorites – Erin Wasson, Brooklyn Decker, Lily Cole & Liberty Ross all show up in this summer’s mega-movies, but which will you actually watch? Click to vote on Facebook.

ERIN WASSON - Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter

The vampy Ms. Wasson plays what else, a vampire seductress in Timur Bekmambetov’s adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s novel. Judging from the red band trailer this is going to be an over the top gore-fest filled with special effects and historical inaccuracies. As a fashionable renaissance woman, Erin has done everything from styling to designing jewelry over the years, but this is her first real acting gig. Unless you count her cameo in Sofia Coppola’s film, Somewhere.

BROOKLYN DECKER – Battleship & What to Expect When You’re Expecting

Over the past year Brooklyn has successfully transformed herself from America’s favorite blonde modeling bombshell, into a promising actress. She shows up in two films this summer – Board game explosion-fest, Battleship and pregnancy ensemble comedy, What to Expect. Considering that we’ve already made our Channing Tatum based film selection for the year (Magic Mike, TYVM) we choose to watch Brooklyn’s talents in the latter movie.

LIBERTY ROSS & LILY COLE - Snow White & The Huntsman

Sure it is Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron‘s show, but the beautiful Liberty Ross and Lily Cole play pivotal roles in the upcoming, epic re-imagining of the fairy tale. Liberty plays the mother of the titular character, while Lily gets her soul extracted by the demonic-queen. Of all the non-Avengers popcorn flicks out this year this is probably the one we’re most excited for. Bonus bit of trivia – did you know the film was directed by Liberty’s hubby, the talented Rupert Sanders. Take a look at her behind the scenes diary of the process leading up to the films & behind the scenes of the premiere.

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The Look of Hans Feurer

May 24th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

As fashion’s foremost purveyor of nomad chic, Hans Feurer‘s images are unmistakable. Though his body of work is diverse, the pictures that stand out most tend to feature a series of Feurer signatures; layered undone styling, exotic locations and bold tribal makeup. Look at his latest stories for Vogue Paris and Vogue Japan respectively and you’ll see all the trademarks of his aesthetic. VP’s Karmen Pedaru story goes for a harder edge, while his images of Constance Jablonski are all about highlighting her refined beauty, but both stories hinge on variations of the same idea. Take a glimpse back at Feurer’s work over the years and see how he developed the style he’s now known for.

2012 – Karmen Pedaru for Vogue Paris

2012 – Constance Jablonski for Vogue Japan

2011 – Jourdan Dunn for Vogue Paris

2011 – Natasha Poly for Vogue Paris

2010 – Tony Ward for GQ Style Germany

2008 – Erin Heatherton for Muse Magazine

2008 – Scott Barnhill

2007 Jessica Miller for Self Service no. 27

2001 – Erin Wasson for Vogue Paris

1991 – Beverly Peele for Elle France

1983 - American Vogue

1983 – Kenzo

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The Sporting Life

May 23rd, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

The Olympics are right around the corner and magazines are jumping on the bandwagon. Open up nearly any magazine this month and you’ll see a special on the London Olympics and/or a fashion special themed around all things sporty. Which story do you think captures the theme of athleticism, health and fitness best – we’re partial to the editorials that pair models with athletes for the perfect mix of glamour and fitness. Who can resist the sight of Joan Smalls taking of in a sprint while wearing shimmering Ralph Lauren? Or Karlie Kloss balancing on beams alongside gymnast Jonathan Horton! Take a look at the month’s best sporty stories and tell us which one strikes your fancy.

Karlie Kloss by Annie Leibovitz for American Vogue

Joan Smalls and Usain Bolt for American Vogue

Britt Maren by Greg Lotus for Vogue Russia

Athletes Jodie Williams & Louise Hazel by Peter Lindbergh for British Vogue

Gymnast Louis Smith & Jourdan Dunn by Alasdair McLellan

Natalia Vodianova by Cuneyt Akeroglu

Liberty Ross by Matt Irwin for Elle

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Mr. Chow

May 23rd, 2012 |Posted by Betty

GQ China pays homage to the legendary Michael Chow in a super chic story by Blair Getz Mezibov. Marcus Teo styles Tony Thornburg who perfectly channels the famous restaurateur/actor, who became famous in the 70′s and 80′s for his restaurants populated by the likes of David Bowie, Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Mr Chow has a long time association with fashion, once married to Grace Coddington, then to 70′s fashion icon Tina Chow and currently to Eva Chun. To read more about this fascinating figure in pop culture, click here.

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First Look : TUSH

May 22nd, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Tush never fails to excite and their latest issue is an eclectic mix of girly goodness. With an editorial lineup that is more colorful and vibrant than ever before, the latest issue dazzles from start to finish, but don’t take our word for it – have an exclusive first look inside the pages of Tush.

Cara Delevingne by Armin Morbach for Tush

Ophelie Rupp by Ralph Mecke Hair: Tie Toyama,  Make-up: Maria Olsson,  Styling : Matthieu Pabiot, Casting Director: Roxane Dia

by Blommers & Schumm, Styling : Venus Waterman, Hair : Hester Wernert, Make up: Liselotte Van Saarloos, Casting Director: Roxane Dia

Josephine Skriver by Markus Jans Styling : Wiebke Bredehorst, Make up: Loni Baur, Hair: Helge Branscheidt, Casting Director: Roxane Dia

Carolina Thaler by Niclas Heikkinen, Styling: Ingo Nahrwold, Hair: Michael Jones, Make up: Thomas De Kluyver, Casting Director: Roxane Dia

Dempsey Stewart by Armin Morbach, Styling : Katrin Gerhardy, Hair: Nicolas Eldin, Make-up: Loni Baur, Casting Director: Roxane Dia

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Blast from the Past: Naomi Moments

May 22nd, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Happy birthday to supermodel Naomi Campbell, who turns 42 today and is still one of the most in demand faces within the industry. Naomi’s career is legendary not just because of her phenomenal accomplishments (there isn’t a campaign she hasn’t booked or a runway she hasn’t walked) but also because of the series of ground she broke, not just for herself but for models of color everywhere. Take a look back at some of our favorite Naomi moments from her 20 years in the industry.

1988 – THE 1ST

As a true trailblazer Naomi was not only the very first black model to appear on the cover of Vogue Paris, she was also the first to land a spot on the cover of American Vogue‘s coveted September issue.

1994 – PRADA

Not to mention the very first black model to appear in ads for Prada, also one of the few to ever set foot on the mega-brand’s runways. Fashion historians will note that it took 10 years for another black model to grace the Prada catwalk.

90s – THE TRINITY

The iconic faces of a generation; along with friends Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington, Naomi owned the 90s runways. More than just a group of besties, the trio banded together with Evangelista and Turlington refusing to do shows unless Naomi walked alongside them.

1989 & 2008 – YSL

As a mentor, friend and supporter, Yves Saint Laurent was an important part of Campbell’s success. “He was the one who campaigned to put me on the cover on French Vogue and I was the first woman of color to be on the cover — that was because of him. He was so supportive of me. Not just for me, for women of color everywhere.”

1992 – THE KING OF POP MEETS THE QUEEN OF MODELS

We know the George Michael Freedom video is another fashion milestone, but only one supermodel shared the dancefloor with the King of Pop!! Jackson’s In the Closet video, directed by Herb Ritts, shows two enduring talents at the top of their game.

1993 – VERSACE

Richard Avedon‘s Versace ads are modern classics and Naomi’s history with the house is well documented, from her friendship with Donatella & Gianni to her numerous appearances on the Versace runway.

2003 – CHANGE CLOTHES

A decade later and still serving it up in memorable music videos, this time for Jay-Z and Pharrell.

2007 – THE NAOMI DIARIES

Could most models turn their community service into one of the best fashion editorials of the year? The answer is no.

2008 – DREAM A LITTLE DREAM

You have to love Mario Sorrenti‘s images of Naomi for V Magazine.

2009 – SO GOUDE

Jean Paul Goude + Naomi is a winning combination, especially when recreating one of his classic Grace Jones images with the help of Marc Jacobs.

2010 – PUSHING BOUNDARIES

Never one to be afraid of controversy, Naomi has appeared in countless editorials that push the limits, most recently her Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott story in Interview was an especially striking example.

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