Archive for July, 2012

Surf’s Up

July 19th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Josh Olins  takes the whole crew to the beach, for a sleek take on the surf look starring Scott Barnhill, Kacey Carrig, Christopher Wetmore, Jesse Shannon, Justin Barnhill, Jonathan Marquez & Miles McMillan. Styled to perfection by Clare Richardson and featuring sleek pieces by Givenchy, Prada and Dior Homme, the story creates a boys club atmosphere complete with beach house camaraderie. Be sure to check out the piece in full when VMan’s Sports Issue hits newsstands August 23rd.

All photos courtesy of V Man

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Heroes

July 19th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

25 Magazine pays tribute to the model altruists, with a beautiful special portfolio by Paola Kudacki. Focusing on women with “brains, savvy and, perhaps most significantly, dedication to a cause close to their heart” the series features Iman, Anja Rubik, Veronika Varekova,Elettra Wiedemann, Coco Rocha, Petra Nemcova, Liya Kebede, Katharina Harf, Summer Rayne and Helena Christensen in striking black and white images.

All photos courtesy of 25 Magazine

Anja Rubik

Liya Kebede

Elettra Wiedemann

Summer Rayne

Coco Rocha

Iman Abdulmajid

Petra Nemcova

Veronika Varekova

Helena Christensen

Katharina Harf

 

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To Be Real

July 18th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

One of the most captivating campaigns to debut this season belongs to Lanvin. Instead of relying on the appeal of a fresh face or Hollywood it-girl, the brand chose a series of real women from ages 18 to 80 and created images unlike anything else you’re going to see this season. From the first Steven Meisel shot of an unsmiling sophisticate clad in designs from the Alber Elbaz‘s anniversary collection, to the striking shot of a lavender haired beauty surrounded by accessories, each image captures an appealing new mood. Elbaz told WWD that he was “interested to bring these clothes back to the street somehow, and seeing how they look on different ages, different sizes. It felt like a crazy family, and I like that.”

Jacquie “Tajah” Murdock and Stella Rose St. Clair and Rachel Trachtenburg by Steven Meisel for Lanvin

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Get to Know: CFDA’s 2012 Nominees

July 17th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Since its inception back in 2003, the CFDA’s Fashion Fund initiative has helped the rising stars of American fashion talent grow their businesses and increase their presence. Previous winners have included the likes of Proenza Schouler, Joseph Altuzarra and Billy Reid, labels that represent the very best of what the current scene has to offer. Take a look at 2012’s nominees, the names you may now and a few who just might be new to you and find out what they’re bringing to the table.



SUNO
Designers: Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty

Perhaps the most well known of the lines nominated, Suno has been on the scene since 2008. Osterweis and Beatty create atypical printed looks made with textiles from Kenya, Japan India & Peru; this combination of the traditional and the modern makes for uniquely inspired collections with a global point of view.

Fun Fact: An avid textile collector, Osterweis’ collection of Kenyan kangas inspired Suno’s first piece.



ILLESTEVA
Designers: Justin Salguero, Daniel Silberman, and Alina Silberman

Thing all sunglasses have to look the same? Think again, founded in 2009 Illesteva breaks the mold in more ways than one with daring designs and natural materials like bamboo, wood, titanium and natural buffalo horn. It’s no wonder then that everyone from Lady Gaga to James Bond himself, Daniel Craig has been spotted out wearing shades from the brand.

Fun Fact: Though Illesteva makes unusual specs, the designers like to think of them as classics. Founder Daniel Silberman told Interview Mag that their goal while designing was creating glasses “that you can give the glasses to your grandkids 50 years from now.”




TABITHA SIMMONS
Designer: Tabitha Simmons

Superstar stylist turned designer, Tabitha Simmons creates the kind of shoes that defy both gravity and reality. Skyscraper heels, crystals dangling off the ankles like chandeliers and enough color, print and pattern to satisfy even the most extroverted shopper. She’s already snagged the British Fashion Award for Emerging talent and her heels are consistently showing up in the pages of magazines like Vogue, W, Bazaar and more; could a CFDA be next?

Fun Fact: Though she doesn’t do a runway show, you’ll find Tabitha’s shoes appearing on the catwalk for designers like Creatures of the Wind.




A.L.C.
Designer: Andrea Lieberman

With her sleek updates of urbane essentials, Andrea Lieberman has garnered a loyal following. Her A.L.C. line has been going strong since 09 and boasts an array of minimal separates with a very NYC feel. The corresponding line, A.L.C. jewelry filled with sleek cuffs and striking necklaces – not to mention our personal fave, the handcuff earrings. When it comes to creating a total look, Parson’s grad Lieberman has her client covered.

Fun Fact: Before starting her line, Andrea was a Hollywood power-stylist with clients like Gwen Stefani, Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez and Gwyneth Paltrow!




JENNIFER FISHER JEWELRY
Designer: Jennifer Fisher

Jennifer Fisher’s foray into jewelry began after trying to find a special piece to commemorate the birth of her son and coming up short. This led Fisher to create her own necklace, a dog tag charm with his name stamped on it, soon after she was bombarded by requests from friends and the experience led her to start her own line. “I wanted to create jewelry that signified my own personal style, incorporated all things I loved, and could be worn all the time.”

Fun Fact: Before designing jewelry, Fisher was a wardrobe stylist for numerous films & tv shows.



ASSEMBLY NEW YORK
Designer: Greg Armas

In 2008 Assembly began as one of New York’s most eclectic shops, showcasing a curated selection of hard to find designers, vintage and objects d’art. By 2009 owner Greg Armas branched out with an organic, unisex collection crafted from natural & historic fabrics, with the goal of creating “archival quality” pieces.

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GIULIETTA
Designer: Sofia Sizzi

Sofia Sizzi’s career as a designer started at just 19 when she began working for Gucci; the fashionable Florentine went on to Donna Karan and Calvin Klein before launching her own label, Giulietta. Named after Fellini’s Giulietta degli Spiriti, the line merges old world and new with a feminine touch.

Fun Fact: In case you couldn’t tell from the Fellini reference, Sizzi is a major film buff. Fall’s collection was inspired by The Leopard.



JENNIFER MEYER JEWELRY
Designer: Jennifer Meyer Maguire

You may not know Meyer’s name, but you’re sure to have seen her elegant pieces on celebrities like Katie Holmes, Kate Hudson and Nicole Kidman. Meyer’s signature gold leaf & wishbone necklaces have become downright ubiquitous in Hollywood and with their simple, beautiful design it is easy to see why. Though she spent some time in PR & as an editor for Glamour Magazine, Jennifer got bit by the design bug early; Meyer started crafting jewelry when she was just six years old, learning to make enamel pieces from her grandmother.

Fun Fact: Jennifer is married to none other than Great Gatsby star, Tobey Maguire.



THE ELDER STATESMAN
Designer: Greg Chait

Cutting edge cashmere for the dapper downtown gentleman, Greg Chait cornered the market on haute hipster with Elder Statesman’s easy going, yet incredibly luxurious sweaters, hoodies and sumptuous blankets.

Fun Fact: Founder Greg Chait is an avid surfer, he’s got Peru & the Caribbean on his surfing bucket list.




WES GORDON
Designer: Wes Gordon

A young designer with the spirit of an old master, Wes Gordon designs clothing not for girls, but for sleek, jet setting women. Though he’s only 25 Gordon’s work reflects a sensibility that is worldly and sophisticated, something that sets him apart from many other designers in his age bracket.

Fun Fact: For fall Gordon name-checked Greta Garbo and Rooney Mara as his sartorial inspirations.

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Family First

July 16th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Good looks run in the family, Abbey Lee Kershaw‘s handsome brother Tim joins her for a special Vogue China story by Daniel Jackson and styled to the nines by Alastair McKimm. With a casual cool ethos, plus chic styles by Alexander Wang, Maison Martin Margiela and Acne, the edit provides a youthful spin on unfussy, classic for men and women. Here’s to hoping this isn’t the last time Tim joins his sis in the fashion pages.

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Showgirl

July 12th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

There is only one Naomi Campbell! The supermodel shines in Ellen von Unwerth‘s vibrant shots for Schön Magazine‘s 18th issue. Sporting candy colored hair and a series of over the top costumes selected by Brett Bailey, Naomi unleashes her inner showgirl and looks resplendent doing so; take an exclusive first look at the glitz, glamour and those oh so revealing costumes!

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Editorial Inspiration: Mona & Millicent

July 12th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

In addition to designing for Chanel, Fendi, his eponymous line, shooting editorials, traveling the world and elevating his cat to superstar status, Karl Lagerfeld also manages to be something of a fashion historian. Look at his work you’ll see references to countless bygone eras and sartorial icons of yesteryear. In his latest story for Harper’s Bazaar, Lagerfeld looks to legendary American socialites Mona von Bismarck & Millicent Rogers, women so revered for their good taste that whole museum collections exist to catalogue their stylish lives. Imagining a fictional meeting between the two legends, Lagerfeld creates sumptuous images overloaded with decadent ensembles.

With a shock of silver hair and a penchant for labels like Balenciaga, Givenchy and Vionnet, Mona was one of the most celebrated style icons of her time. Immortalized by Dali and Truman Capote. She’s brought to life in the story by Anja Rubik, in a series of dramatic looks chosen by Andrew Richardson. The glamorous Millicent Rogers, Standard Oil Heiress and toast of NY society, favored esoteric lines like Schiaparelli and Valentina, mixed in with standards from Mainbocher & Charles James; Melissa Tammerijn plays the blond beauty with grace in Lagerfeld’s story.

The Real Mona von Bismarck & Millicent Rogers

Countess Mona in Balenciaga

Millicent in Charles James

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Bare Essential

July 11th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

With their nude photography Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin have always gone beyond simply sexualizing their subjects and instead pushed towards an artistic and sensual exploration of the human form. In 25 Magazine they capture the always enticing Jessica Miller at her rawest and most daring. Wearing the bare minimum of seasonal finery selected by Melanie Ward and posing with absolute abandon, Jessica looks fierce, free and utterly captivating.

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