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J.W.’s 1st

June 28th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

The allure of the unexpected has always been a part of JW Anderson‘s aesthetic and for the line’s first campaign Anderson goes for imagery with an off-kilter appeal. Shot by Jamie Hawkesworth and styled by Benjamin Bruno, art direction by Christopher Simmonds and creative direction by Jefferson Hack‘s MAD London the campaign focuses on contrasting shots of a high ponytail sporting blonde and a male model carrying the ultimate statement accessory – a severed car door. The clash of visual cues and the simple, refined photography make for a ad that feels as fresh as Anderson’s fall collection.

Hair: Mark Hampton | Make-up: Ciara O’Shea | Set Design: David White | Models: Lucan, and Oliver O’Brien

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Lusting Over Luss

June 28th, 2013 |Posted by models.com

Sasha Luss (and her glass-cutting cheekbones) seem to be everywhere these days- and we can’t get enough! Luss turns heads on Numeros most recent cover, and inside the magazine the spotlight is undoubtedly on her edgy editorial- showing a different side of the sophisticated model. In ‘Born to Be Wild’ Luss works the camera looking like punk-rock perfection in the artistic shoot by Anthony Maule.

Styling: Samuel Francois | Hair: Laurent Philippon | Make-Up: Hugo Villard

Text by Victoria Perillo

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Dinner for Wu

June 27th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

After Spring’s jaunt to La Grenouille with Stephanie Seymour, fall finds Jason Wu at another of New York’s venerable restaurants with a supermodel companion. The line’s sleek Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin helmed ad, art directed by Patrick Li and shot at the fabled uptown outpost of Mr. Chow features Christy Turlington and is the second in Wu’s appetizing series. In the colorful campaign shots Turlington sits perched atop a booth looking resplendent in designs from Wu’s tour de force ‘Extreme Femininity’ collection.

When asked about the Turlington collaboration Wu stated, “I’ve been so privileged to work with such talented models and women who continue to inspire me.” Turlington personifies the essence of the Wu woman- formidable, feminine, and always glamorous. Christy’s comments were just as complimentary, “I always love working with my friends Inez and Vinoodh and it was great getting to meet and spend some time with Jason.” Sounds like the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

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Images Courtesy Jason Wu

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Prada Persuasion

June 27th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Prada‘s elegant fall collection comes to life with a thrilling new campaign by Steven Meisel. In previous seasons the brand has gone for high concept ads and elaborate set ups, but for fall the focus is all on the clothes and the cast. The mix of striking new faces alongside seasoned fashion veterans highlights the universal appeal of Miuccia Prada’s designs and reinforces the idea that a Prada ensemble is the right choice for women of all ages. 

Styling - Olivier Rizzo | Hair - Guido Palau | Makeup - Pat McGrath | Casting - Ashley Brokaw | Production Design - Mary Howard

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Christy Turlington

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Catherine McNeil

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Freja Beha Erichsen

 

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Fur Frenzy

June 26th, 2013 |Posted by models.com

Dazed & Confused features three of our favorite up and coming models this month in a playful punk rock editorial by photographer Jeff Bark. In ‘Mad Fur It’ Joanna Tatarka, Leona Binx Walton, and Marta Dyks are styled in Fendi statement furs– a necessity this upcoming F/W 2013 season. These grungy-glam looks wouldn’t be complete without sky-high mohawks and Jeff Bark’s always unique take on beauty. Makes us miss our winter blues…

Stylist: Robbie Spencer | Makeup: Inge Grognard

Text by Victoria Perillo

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Sasha Fierce

June 25th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

In case you had any doubts about the triumphant return of the one and only Sasha Pivovarova, take a look at what the girl with the killer stare has been up to lately. In the blink of an eye Sasha has racked up a striking Patrick Demarchelier cover of Vogue Japan, a David Sims studio extravaganza for American Vogue and starring role Hedi Slimane‘s Saint Laurent Paris resort collection -a promising start and you can expect even more big things right around the corner.

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Sasha Pivovarova by Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue Japan / Image Courtesy Vogue Japan

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Sasha Pivovarova by Hedi Slimane for Saint Laurent Paris / Image Courtesy Saint Laurent Paris

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Sasha Pivovarova by David Sims for American Vogue | Image Credit Vogue.com

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Neo-Bohemian

June 25th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

The pages of Vogue China serve as a sumptuous showcase for both the beauty of Camilla Akrans‘s (New York: Management + Artists, Paris: Management + Artists) sleek images and the allure of rising star Loulou Robert. Stylist Ludivine Poiblanc‘s (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists) selection of colorful floral patterns from fashion’s very best labels provides an appealing overview of one of the season’s key trends. LouLou wears it all with ease, adding an touch of sensuality to every shot. Add in the gorgeously coifed hair courtesy of Akki Shirakawa and a glossy nude cosmetic look by the legendary Wendy Rowe and you have a story that is perfection.

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mdc ♥s: crème de la crème

June 24th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

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The lovely Lera Sheremeta slathers herself in creamy goodness – edible and inedible in this shot by Thomas Lagrange (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists)

Given the amounts of skin you’re sure to be revealing this summer it makes sense to moisturize each and every inch. Take a look at our picks for the best and most decadent creams, oils and lotions for face and body.

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LULAH BODY LOTIONS & HAND CREAM – Luxury doesn’t have to come a high cost, so our first selections are not only moisturizing they’re wallet friendly. The latest from body care legend’s Thymes, the Lulah line focuses on fresh scents that enveloping and creamy formulas that hydrate. Our personal favorite – the vitamin E and shea butter packed hand creams.

CLINIQUE DRAMATICALLY DIFFERENT MOISTURIZER PLUS – For over 40 years Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing lotion has been a favorite of makeup artists and beauty aficionados, but the revamped DDML+ puts a new spin on the original. Loaded with modern ingredients like hyaluronic acid and glycerin, this 2.0 version brings the classic into the future. / Available in August 

SUNDAY RILEY JUNO BODY – The cult facial oil from Sunday Riley is already a favorite of everyone from Diane Kendal to Blake Lively, so it comes as no surprise that the body version is every bit as good. Composed from a variety of natural oils (watermelon seed, Camilla seed, pomegranate oil,  grape seed oil and more) Juno helps to firm skin and protect against the environmental toxins that contribute to aging.

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KIEHL’S CREME DE CORPS BODY BUTTER – Rich, thick, whipped and decadent as they come, Kiehl’s soy and honey variant of their popular Creme de Corps line is the gold standard of body butters.

AESOP PETITGRAIN HYDRATING GEL – Whether your shave has cut a little too close, or you’ve been out baking in the sun, Aesop’s refreshing gel is good for what ails you. The versatile formula takes the edge off a wide variety of skin issues, while feeling cool and lightweight.

TATA HARPER REVITALIZING BODY OIL – Here’s to truth in advertising, Tata Harper’s aromatic body elixir does exactly what it says on the bottle, it revitalizes tired and dull skin, making it look lush and supple without leaving behind a greasy residue.

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