Archive for July, 2012

Grand Chic

July 11th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Sølve Sundsbø.
Anastasia Barbieri.
Aymeline Valade.
Vogue Italia.

Proportion, color and texture come out to play in Sundsbø’s crisp images of a styled to the nines Valade. With no frills and a simple white background the team manages to make the clothes come to life.

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Barbie Party

July 11th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Barbie Party – directed by Ellen von Unwerth for VS Magazine

The pink tinged exploits of Barbie have long been a fashion obsession. Everyone from Karl Lagerfeld to Marc Jacobs has put their own spin on the iconic doll, but what would it be like if Barbie herself came to life and had a little fashion fun? Ellen von Unwerth creates an outlandish romp based around that very idea for VS Magazine. Opting for a sex, drugs and rock n’roll version of things, von Unwerth’s suggestive clip is definitely not for the kiddies; this time around Barbie & her cohort Ken are up to something very naughty indeed. Models Valerie van der Graaf, Aleah Morgan, Lauren Young, Stephanie Corneliussen, Sissel, Paul Roemer, Sterling, & Xander bring the tale to life – along with a few police officers; we told you that girl was trouble!

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The Biz : Tao Acts, Art Partner Launches & Neiman’s & Target Team Up

July 10th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Tao Okamoto by Lachlan Bailey (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists)

TAO’S FILM DEBUT

In news that should please comic book fans, Variety reports that Tao Okamoto is set to join Hollywood star, Hugh Jackman onscreen in the latest Wolverine movie. Directed by James Mangold, the man behind 3:10 to Yuma, Girl Interrupted and Walk the Line, the film traces the origins of the iconic character and his time spent in Japan. According to Coming Soon, “Okamoto will star as Mariko, daughter of Shingen (Wolverine’s arch nemesis and the film’s primary antagonist) and one-time fiancee to Wolverine.” Tao isn’t the only model in the cast either – Rila Fukushima is set to play Yukio, “one of the deadliest assassins in Shingen’s clan.”

Sounds like it is going to be an action packed and high drama extraganza, we can’t wait to see if Tao & Rika are as compelling onscreen, as they are on the catwalk.

Kati Nescher by David Sims in the latest issue of American Vogue

ART PARTNER’S NEW BLOG

It may feel like fashion and the internet are completely intertwined, but there is still a rush of excitement when an industry powerhouse heads to the web. Art Partner’s newly launched blog features the latest work from their slew of artists – names like Mario Testino, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, David Sims and Cedric Buchet among them – and is every bit as sleek as you’d imagine. Keeping up with the latest images from the biggest names has never been easier.

NEIMAN MARCUS + TARGET + THE CFDA!

A lot has been said about the merger of high and low end, but when Neiman Marcus starts collaborating with Target, the game is definitely changing. A limited edition collection featuring looks created by an all-star lineup of designers, including Carolina Herrera, Derek Lam, Diane von Furstenberg, Jason Wu, Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta and Tory Burch, will launch just in time for the holidays. If those names aren’t enough to entice you, dont’ worry Alice + Olivia, Altuzarra, Band of Outsiders, Brian Atwood, Eddie Borgo, Judith Leiber, Lela Rose, Marchesa, Philip Crangi, Prabal Gurung, Proenza Schouler, Rag & Bone, Robert Rodriguez, Rodarte, Skaist-Taylor, Thom Browne and Tracy Reese will also be participating. Prices are from $7 to $499 – so there is sure to be something for everyone.

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Beauty Bytes : Ultimate Glamour

July 9th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

That smoky eye, those pale lips, the shock of silver hair – who else but Kristen McMenamy could bring to life the bold look of NARS‘ fall collection. Loving the look of the brand new multiple in ‘Undress Me’ – the message is subtle, but we’re taking the hint. The ‘Storm Bird’ slate grey nail polish looks like another sure fire hit – take a look at the whole collection.

Interview with Frederick Bouchardy of Joya Fragrances, one of the leaders in niche takes us through his latest scent the entrancing Ames Soeurs.

Model turned skincare entrepreneur Josie Maran, explains why going green applies to beauty as much as it does to eating.

The NY Times’ Model Morphosis section is completely addictive, watch as Sigrid Agren gets transformed from fresh faced ingenue, to over the top femme fatale, backstage at Jean Paul Gaultier.

The summer of Pop Ups continues, with Skyn Iceland setting up shop on Orchard street and giving the high strung denizens of Manhattan a chance to detox and de-stress with mini-facials, eye treatments and the ultimate relaxation, a nice round of retail therapy.

Couture beauty is always thrilling to see and Into the Gloss takes you behind the scenes of Valentino’s  elegant couture look. 

 

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Close Shave

July 9th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Katja Rahlwes (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists) delivers a beautifully bold take on femininity for 25 Magazine, with a colorful story starring Arizona Muse. Exploring the glossy chic of high maintenance glamour, with a tongue in cheek perspective, Rawles showcases both the final look and the prep that goes into it, from shaving legs to sipping Coke while putting on megawatt jewels.

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Campaign Confidential

July 6th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

The ads keep on coming, check out a few more of our faves from the season – take a look back at our previous campaign favorites post too.

Balenciaga

While we can’t imagine either Nicolas Ghesquière or Steven Meisel spending a lazy weekend at the shore, the Balenciaga campaign is set in such an idyll. Fresh faces Anniek KortleveLinn ArvidssonHirschy HirschfelderJulier BuggeJuliet Ingleby and Rosie Tapner lay out on the dunes in those eccentric looks from F/W.

Chanel

Simple, clean and led by a stellar cast, Chanel’s fresh ads feature Kati Nescher, Lindsey Wixson & Cora Emmanuel as styled by Carine Roitfeld. Naturally, Karl Lagerfeld is behind the camera – which depending on your perspective you either love or hate, that said the casting on this is flaw free.

Dolce & Gabbana

A taste of Italian nostalgia shot by Giampaolo Sgura and featuring Monica Bellucci, Bianca Balti and Bianca Brandolini – each image feels like a still from a Pasolini film.

Valentino

Valentino once again gives us a vision of pure class from the iconic Deborah Turbeville. Elegantly color coordinated looks on Jac JagaciakCaroline Brasch Nielsen and Frida Gustavsson – what’s not to love?

Fendi

When you have Joan Smalls and Karl Lagerfeld you don’t really need much else. With the natural setting and powerful poses, this new ads remind us a bit of Anja Rubik‘s S/S 10 ads for the luxe line. 

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First Look: Preen’s Resort Film

July 3rd, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

For their latest resort showing Preen designers, Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi were inspired by the larger than life artwork of Jeff Koons, a reference point evident in the season’s graphic prints. Filled with vibrant color and abstract florals, the prints capture the engaging kitsch of Koons’ repertoire, without feeling like reproductions.  The collection is brought to life by Nick Dorey, whose dreamy fashion film starring Valerija Kelava captures the understated elegance of the pieces and their dazzling beauty.

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YouthQuake

July 2nd, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Tired of seeing the same ol’ faces on the covers of your magazine, take a look at the brand new V Magazine for a dose of freshness. Tapping into the pulse of what’s current in the worlds of modeling & music, V serves up 3 covers shot by Sebastian Faenastyled with eye-catching designer looks  by Carine Roitfeld and finished off with a touch of Yadim‘s makeup magic. Featuring runway it-girls Thairine Garcia, Kati Nescher, Ava Smith, Stef Van Der Laan, Daniela Braga and music stars of the moment Sky Ferreira, Grimes & Charli XCX, the covers are completely now.

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