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Editorial Inspiration: Donna Jordan

December 14th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Once you get past the main editorial and its glossy tribute to the timeless Jerry Hall, the new Vogue Italia offers you a look at another iconic blonde beauty of the 1970s. Though perhaps lesser known than some of her disco-era ilk, Donna Jordan ranks among the most influential models of all time. Before Lara Stone was even born, Donna was the bleach browed, gap-toothed beauty who set the trend. Whether she was being shot by photographers like Helmut Newton, Guy Bourdin and Oliviero Toscani, or appearing in Andy Warhol films Donna demanded the attention of the fashion crowd. Paolo Roversi‘s colorful tribute to her unique style casts Iselin Steiro as the titular 70s beauty and captures her look wonderfully.

THE ORIGINAL

Donna covers Vogue Italia & Vogue Paris, 1970

With fellow super star, Pat Cleveland

Donna by Oliviero Toscani for Vogue Paris, 1972


THE INTERPRETATION

‘A Singular Blond Beauty by Paolo Roversi- styled by Jacob K, Makeup by Sam Bryant | Image courtesy D and V Management, see the full story on D and V’s website

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EXCLUSIVE: Longchamp Leaps

December 13th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Take a first look at the S/S 13 campaign from Longchamp, in all its glory. Shot in JFK airport’s historic, Eero Saarinen designed TWA terminal, the campaign is all about movement; who better to embody that idea, than the jet setting, high flying and haute posing, Coco Rocha! In her third season working with the luxe brand, Coco delivers her signature acrobatic poses all while playing the part of ultra-chic traveler, a role we’re sure she’s familiar with. Fellow catwalker Liisa Winkler joins her for the journey, since every trip is better with a fashionable friend and the duo busts a move even as they head through airport security. Fun fact: choreographer Salim Gauwloos, the man behind Madonna‘s Blonde Ambition tour collaborated on the imagery. Take a first look at the new ads and the behind the scenes imagery below.


BEHIND THE SCENES

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Pre-Fall Finery

December 13th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Pre-fall’s appealing fashions just keep on coming, every day a new set of designers releases their collection and across the board there have been beautiful looks to love. Take a look at a few of our favorites and tell us yours in the comments.

PRABAL GURUNG
Models: Tilda LindstamKremi Otashliyska and Tian Yi | Images Courtesy of Prabal Gurung

For pre-fall Prabal Gurung namechecked Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet as a reference, so we knew we were in for an exciting mix of the old and new. Mixed prints are all the rage, but no one does them with as much finesse. We’ve seen Gurung do impressive riffs on the traditional floral in previous seasons, but pre-fall’s lush interpretations, whether embroidered or printed are simply stunning. Add in the Mexican textile inspired pieces, Gurung’s unique take on tweed and of course and of course those intense colors and you have the makings of a compelling collection.


PROENZA SCHOULER
Models: Amanda Murphy & Wylie Hays | Images Courtesy Proenza Schouler

Cool girls rejoice, your wardrobe has arrived! Lazaro and Jack never disappoint and their pre-fall look is all about texture, wearability and adaptable pieces that fit right in to your life. We’re already craving those incredible metallics separates and the brand new Courier bag, another surefire Proenza hit.


JASON WU
Models: Sharam DinizMartha Hunt  & Andreea Diaconu | Images Courtesy Jason Wu

Is it just us or has the Wu girl evolved into a very sexy miss? S/S saw the designer in a decidedly daring mood with his tasteful dominatrix inspired styles adding just the right amount of darkness to his repertoire. Pre-fall finds Wu continuing to traipse down the road less traveled, with a series of revealing looks that flirt with danger. Sequined gowns with transparent panels showing off a touch of skin, leather accents, touches of gold – it all makes for one scintillating package.


ZAC POSEN
Models: Crystal Renn and Anna Cleveland | Images Courtesy Zac Posen

Never one to skimp on the glamour, Zac Posen gave fans a suitably decadent pre-fall collection, filled to the brim with dresses fit for the galas, film premieres and invite-only fêtes Posen girls find themselves attending at least once a week. Opera singer Maria Callas was on Posen’s mind this season and it shows in the diva-worthy ball gowns and theatrical details. Posen makes clothing for women with personality and flair, but just about anyone would look camera ready in that red satin number.

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First Look : Exit

December 12th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

The new issue of Exit Magazine is filled with things we love; exciting photography talent, models of the moment and a creative take on the season’s fashion standouts. Inside you’ll find new editorial eye-candy from Aitken Jolly, Hugh Lippe, Mel Bles, Steven Pan (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists) and styled to perfection by Sam Ranger, Michelle CameronJoanne Blades and more. You’ll also spot appearances by a host of modeling faves, including Anais Pouliot, Jacquelyn Jablonski, Ava Smith, Asia Piwka,Rutger Schoone and Patricia van der Vliet. Models aside, what captivates us most about Exit is its unique way of presenting editorials with artistry, take a look at Patricia as artist Kembra Pfahler for a prime example.

Ava Smith by Benny Horne, fashion by Catherine Newell-Hanson

Anais Pouliot by Tung Walsh, fashion by Sam Ranger

Kasia Struss by Hugh Lippe, fashion by Joanne Blades

Rutger Schoone by Mel Bles, fashion by Jason Hughes

Patricia van der Vliet by Aitken Jolly, fashion by Sam Ranger

Jacquelyn Jablonski by Steven Pan (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists), fashion by Michelle Cameron

Karlina Caune by Dancian (De Facto), fashion by Hanna Kelifa

Asia Piwka by Aitken Jolly, fashion by Sam Ranger

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Model Behavior

December 10th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

We see their elegant images everywhere, but what are our favorite models really like? Director Harrison Boyce sets to find out in his appealing new Model Behavior film for Dazed & Confused, which focuses on elegant Estee Lauder face Liu Wen and her engaging personality. The film follows Liu as she travels around the streets of Manhattan looking pristine as ever, but revealing amusing anecdotes about her life and interests. We learn about her first job, favorite hobby and why she loves dancing – even though she’s not very good at it. Take an exclusive first look here and fall for Liu all over again.

View the complete Liu Wen editorial shot by Benjamin Alexander Huseby & styled by Robbie Spencer on dazeddigital.com

See more of the Dazed & Confused December issue on dazeddigital.com


Film by Harrison Boyce and Andrew McMullen

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The Look of Ryan McGinley

December 10th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Ryan McGinley‘s evolution from downtown documentarian, to creator of slick fashion imagery has been one of the most interesting progressions in recent memory. The worlds of art photography and fashion photography have always had a bit of overlap, but in recent years the lines have blurred, with talented photographers moving between boundaries with ease and creating work that satisfies the tenants of either style. McGinley has always had a knack for capturing his subjects at their most unfiltered, whether that means a candid snap of a skateboarder, a hedonistic nude shot in the upstate wilds, or an elegant portrait of a top model or celebrity. There is always something unguarded and fresh about his images that makes them memorable and sets them apart. The dreamy scenarios and saturated colors that dominate his fashion work, make his pictures among the most compelling contributions to magazines of late. Take a look back through is work and see why we’re wild for the McGinley take on things.

Richard (Donkey) 2012

Peacock (Rose Quartz), 2012

Taylor (Snakes), 2011

Albino Peacock (Rose Red), 2012

Jake (Shining Rock), 2008

Amanda (Falling Leaves), 2010

Sal, 2010 | All Images Ryan McGinley.com 


Daria Werbowy – W Magazine, January 2013 | See full story at WMagazine.com

Karlie Kloss NY Times T Magazine, December 2012 | See the full story at NY Times.com

Sienna Miller, British Vogue, April 2012

Kate Moss, W Magazine 2007 | See the full story at W Magazine.com

Edun S/S 2012 | See the full campaign in the database 

Stella McCartney F/W 2009 | See the full campaign in the database

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First Look : HUSK

December 7th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Print may have its up and downs, but everywhere you turn there are exciting independent magazines on the scene adding their unique perspectives to the fashion dialogue. One of our faves, Husk Magazine is back with a new issue filled with idiosyncratic content that shows fashion in a different light. From the striking black and white cover of Julier Bugge, to their amusing interview with fashion week fixture Kelly Cutrone, the magazine always goes for the unexpected. Take a look inside the issue here and be sure to check out Husk Magazine.com for even more.

Photography by Willem Jaspert, Styled by Sam Ranger, Julier is wearing Christopher Kane

 

From Shanghai to Paris, Photography by Amira Fritz for JNBY

Photography by Thomas Lohr, Model Jenny Sinkaberg (IMG),  Art Directed by Hanna Putz, Styled by Lyson Marchessault, Hair by Adam Szabo

 

 

Photography by Meinke Klein, Models: Nadja Giramata (Viva Model Management), Tiara Young (Storm Model Management)

Photography by Roger Deckker (See Management), Model Irina Shipunova (Elite New York), Shot at Roca London Gallery

Photography by Laurence Ellis, Styled by Lyson Marchessault, hair by Adam Szabo, All fashion by Carven

 

This Must Be the Place, Photography by Ilaria Orsini, Model Duncan Pyke (Major Model Management), Styled by Charlotte Briere

Roca London Gallery Feature

Tamotsu Ejima Feature (one of the most important Japanese graphic designers)

Susan Mogul Feature part of the GIRLS DON’T CRY Dossier featuring Judy Chicago, Laurie Weeks, Ariel Levy, Polly Borland, Susan Mogul and more.

Paul Vogel Feature (Assouline bespoke book-binder)

Kelly Cutrone Feature (interview + TOP 10 Kelly Cutrone Quotes)

A conversation between Kris Ruhs (Milan-based artist and husband of Carla Sozzani, owner of 10 Corso Como, and Jules Wright (director Wapping Project)

Clara Cullen Feature

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Falling 4 Pre-Fall

December 6th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Pre-fall is in full swing and the season between seasons is providing us with plenty of eye-candy this time around. Take a look at some of our favorites so far and be sure to let us know what you’re loving in the comments.



HELMUT LANG

Model: Kel Markey / Images Courtesy Helmut Lang

Neutrals – particularly dramatic black and white – are the bread and butter of the new incarnation of Helmut Lang. Don’t let last season’s foray into bold color fool you, designers Michael and Nicole Colovos have always had a special place in their heart for a restrained color palette. The duo also loves a sharply cut leather jacket and a well applied use of ombre, so their pre-fall look was just one hit after another.


Calvin Klein Collection
Models: Magdalena Jasek, Sara Blomqvist, Katya Ryabinkina

Naturally designer Francisco Costa gave Calvin loyalists minimalism, but the brand’s pre-fall looks had an autumnal twist. Described as ‘essential classics’ Costa’s pieces were appealing reinventions of pieces every woman ought to have in her wardrobe; the perfect camel coat, the figure hugging shift, even a few pared down dresses that can go from day into evening.



GIVENCHY
Model: Ricardo Figueiredo

Givenchy always keeps us on our toes and their pre-fall offerings are no exception; leather shorts, deconstructed argyle sweaters, blazers emblazoned with the word pervert – everything is just a little off-kilter, but that keeps things exciting. Like many designers do during this season, Riccardo Tisci looked to the idea of essentials and took some of his bestselling pieces into fresh territory. Just when you think you’ve tired of those ubiquitous doberman t-shirts, Tisci gives you a remixed version of the statement look done in a digitized print.


3.1 PHILLIP LIM
Model: Valery Kaufman / Images Courtesy Phillip Lim

Easily the most sophisticated take on the biker lore that we’ve seen in ages. Fashionphiles are sure to see some Balenciaga parallels in this collection, but adapting high fashion ideas for contemporary set is part of Lim’s formula. Lim played with embellishment, adding in crystals, embroidery and loads of layering for added interest. As always accessories are on point, with a sporty brand new backpack serving as the standout piece.

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