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A Family Affair

July 31st, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Every so often a fashion story lets you into the real world of a model and shows you another side of her persona. Girl of the moment, Joan Smalls shares the spotlight with her father Eric and sisters Erika & Betsy, in the latest issue of American Vogue and the resulting editorial is a pure delight. Norman Jean Roy shoots the stunning family in their hometown of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, while Tabitha Simmons styles them in striking looks from Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana & Rag & Bone. Take a look at the gorgeous behind the scenes video for even more of Joan & her family – plus see the full story in the August issue of Vogue.

Images courtesy of Vogue / Condé Nast

Vogue’s August issue featuring Marion Cotillard by Peter Lindbergh

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Exclusive: Lane Crawford Behind the Scenes

July 31st, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

The statement-making fashions of the season come to life in Lane Crawford’s first-ever campaign film. Nick Knight brings his visionary touch to the project, taking Chinese beauties Ming Xi, Xiao Wen Ju, and Wang Xiao, transforming them into fantastical sartorial sirens in a mind-bending clip. Superstar stylist Edward Enninful creates the ultimate modern wardrobe using a selection of key pieces from names like Azzedine Alaïa, Alexander McQueen, Altuzarra, Balenciaga, Celine Jil Sander, Proenza Schouler, and Yves Saint Laurent – just to name a few. The depth and variety of the labels featured speaks to the impeccably curated Lane Crawford selection and is tailored to the taste point of a consumer who knows their fashion heavyweights. Enninful’s pitch perfect seasonal edit and Knight’s surrealist perspective combine for a unique and engrossing campaign experience.

Take an exclusive first look below, in a behind the scenes video of Lane Crawford’s first ever campaign film to see the work that went in to creating the brand’s seasonal vision. See the new campaign in full on LaneCrawford.com

LANE CRAWFORD F/W 12DIRECTOR Nick Knight | STYLING Edward Enninful | HAIR Sam McKnight | MAKEUP Val Garland

Lane Crawford Behind the Scenes F/W 12 from models.com on Vimeo.

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First Look : Russh

July 30th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Russh gets gritty with their latest issue, showcasing a slew of edgy femmes in looks that push the envelope. Exploring subjects as diverse as contemporary youth culture and the Renaissance “pre-Raphaelite passion” the mag hits out with an off-kilter & exciting array of content. For the fashionphiles, there’s plenty to love – Cara Delevingne graces the cover in spooky Coney Island shoot by Tung Walsh, while Stephen Ward shoots Montana Cox in graphic facepaint. Major beauty moments about in the issue – the striking Suzi Leenaars even gets a killer buzzcut for a story.

Check out Russh when it hits stands August 1st, or get it for free on your iPad August 3rd – meanwhile, take an exclusive look at Cara’s model profile!

Montana Cox

Suzi Leenaars by Stephen Ward

Cara Delevingne by Tung Walsh

Milana Kruz by Alex Franco

Sara Steiner by Philip Gay

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mdc ♥s: beach ready beauty

July 27th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle


Isabeli Fontana is the ultimate summer beauty in this shot by Mikael Jansson - view the full series in the database.

Summer heat will not get us down! Even with the temperatures hitting astronomical heights we still want to look fresh. Before you leave town on your glam summer break take a glimpse at our selection of heatproof & beach-ready beauty goodies that will have you looking and feeling like a supermodel.

ESTEE LAUDER SUMPTUOUS TWO TONE MASCARA - If its good enough for Tom Pecheux it is good enough for us! We were front and center when the man himself previewed Estee’s latest mascara backstage at Derek Lam and now the impressive dual color formula is available everywhere. Black mascara on the top lashes and then a subtle hint of color on lower lashes to make eyes pop.

LA ROCHE POSAY ANTHELIOS  – Heavy duty protection with a gentle side – French brand La Roche Posay has got the market cornered on sun protection and their Anthelios line is a perennial favorite. We’ve mentioned Anthelios in this column before and we’re mentioning it again because quite frankly, it just works – absolute must have for the season.

BY KILIAN SOLID FRAGRANCE - Who wants to be digging around in their beach bag for a perfume or lugging around a heavy bottle? By Kilian gives you the sleekest, chicest little solid that is perfect for reapplying just a touch of fragrance. Besides, there is something decadent about wearing one of those heady Kilian scents in the middle of a heatwave – trust us on that.

SACHAJUAN OCEAN MIST - One spritz and you’ve got the kind of wavy, undone beach hair that would make Gisele jealous. Ok, maybe not jealous…but there is a reason this bright blue wonder is constantly sold out !

COR SILVER SOAP - A true beauty multi-tasker, COR’s Silver soap offers the benefits of a sunscreen, a pore minimizer, acne treatment and a makeup remover all in one. When you’re en route to your summer destination -jet-setter that you are – you want a product that does it all. COR boasts a slew of active ingredients like silver, sericin, collagen and chitosan and (perhaps more importantly) a relaxing scent and luxurious lather.

SISLEY HYDRATING LONG LASTING LIPSTICK - What to do when temperatures are climbing past 100 and you’ve got to look nice for an evening out? Swipe on a glam bright shade from Sisley and you’re good to go!

AESOP SAGE & ZINC FACIAL HYDRATING CREAM - A natural take on sun protection Aesop that is perfect for girls (and guys) on the go – slather it on before your morning commute for UV protection.

NEST FRAGRANCES MOSS & MINT SHOWER GEL - Our fave niche candle line branches out with a line of sweetly scented shower gels – all of which are wonderful, but Moss & Mint holds a special place in our hearts this summer. The bracing blend of mint, apple blossom and oakmoss provides the perfect R&R for the overheated, parched and just plain burned out.

MAKEUP FOREVER AQUA SHADOW - We are strong advocates of makeup pencils – they’re versatile, easy to use and make life simpler. Makeup Forever’s waterproof shadows make getting ready a breeze and they last through heat, cold and the occasional tearjerker movie. The metallic shades are guaranteed to grab your attention, but don’t ignore the bold mattes!

REVLON JUST BITTEN LIP STAINS - perfect for the no makeup look and guaranteed to withstand eating, drinking & hours of relaxing on the beach.

GUERLAIN TERRACOTTA SUN IN THE CITY POWDER - A luminous alternative to the traditional bronzer and the perfect way to highlight sunkissed skin. Guerlain is the final word when it comes to bronzer and the latest addition to their collection is every bit as impressive as one would imagine – added bonus the shimmering gold works with every skintone.

CLARINS EYE QUARTET MINERAL EYESHADOWS – The final bit of polish, a quad capable of creating a multitude of looks. The Clarins shadows are highly underrated and the selection of nudes is creamy and gorgeous.

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Westward Bound

July 26th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Malgosia Bela.
Greg Kadel.
Vogue Espana.

The modeling enigma goes west in Kadel’s cinematic editorial. Wearing the season’s finery with unmatched flair, Malgosia sports a array of key looks – none of which fall into cowboy cliche. The Havana Laffitte selected pieces, range from space age Alexander McQueen, to austere Celine, but each look comes alive in the story and accompanying video – watch on Vogue.es

Images courtesy of Greg Kadel Studio

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Dark & Lovely

July 25th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

With her long black hair and piercing blue eyes, Kinga Rajzak has become the go-to girl for editorials in need of an eerie touch, but just because she’s everyone’s favorite ultra-cool beauty doesn’t mean she can’t deliver classic elegance when called for. Jem Mitchell‘s dynamic beauty shots for Vogue Japan are dark and brooding, but they’re also a sophisticated showcase for the timeless appeal of a berry lip, or smoky eye created by Petros Petrohilos. Chic styling by Jamie Surman, enhances the story, with gothic pieces from Ann Demeulemeester and lacy Dolce & Gabbana setting the sartoriali mood. Hair genius Neil Moodie ads the final bit of polish, crafting elegantly undone styles for Kinga, that mesh with the woodsy setting and folkloric feel.

Images Courtesy of Jed Root

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Spotlight On: Weir Diary

July 24th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Though he’s known for putting together some of the most flawless casts imaginable — see Viktor & Rolf‘s stunning lineup of top tier beauties, and the eclectic group of worldly gents he selected for Berluti – casting director Andrew Weir still finds time to capture the biz’s most beautiful faces in his candid blog, Weir Diary. Getting to the heart of his subjects with honest snapshots that capture them looking unguarded and beautiful, Weir has created an intimate look at fashion from an insider perspective.

Hanne Gaby Odiele

Sean O’Pry

Jessica Miller

Patrick Petitjean

Valerija Kelava

Kate Upton

 

Chad White

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McQueen’s Acid Trip

July 24th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

When we think of David Sims we think of stark black and white portraits, an avant garde take on minimalism, a thousand American Vogue studio stories featuring Raquel Zimmermann and countless other familiar Sims favorites. Not one to rest on his laurels, Sims goes off in a wildly psychedelic direction for Alexander McQueen‘s campaign film featuring Suvi Koponen. Where the campaign was all about pop colors and those exquisite fall looks – complete with iconic visor shades – the video plays out like a kinetic video game. With all the flashing lights and mind bending moments it is a little hard to take in the clothes, but Sims certainly knows how to get your attention.

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