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Set to Music

March 31st, 2014 |Posted by models.com

Fashion’s reach extends far beyond the runways so it’s always compelling to see people who eschew boundaries in favor of carving out their own paths. Case in point multi-hyphenates The Blacksoft merge the worlds of fashion, art, music and design into a singular platform for creative expression. The duo’s unique career trajectory was profiled in MDX and their music provided the soundtrack for Tao Okamoto’s striking cover story. Given their ability to express all facets of their creativity it should come as no surprise that the pair is set to release an album soon. Experience some evocative a cappella in this exclusive clip.

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Dream State

March 31st, 2014 |Posted by Matthew

The old adage “All dressed up and nowhere to go” takes on a dark twist in Emma Summerton’s latest shoot for Vogue Germany.  Elisabeth Erm plays a restless beauty entranced by her own glamour, posing about a lonely hotel room. Dressed in luxurious, glittering gowns, Elisabeth is a haunting vision in metallic hues and ornate jewels styled by Patti Wilson. Featuring looks from Lanvin, Proenza SchoulerDolce & Gabbana and more, Summerton’s opulent dream-state has us hypnotized.


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FAT Man Magazine Preview

March 28th, 2014 |Posted by models.com

There’s no such thing as too much of a good thing. Since releasing its first issue in 2008, FAT Magazine has produced unique and compelling content in collaboration with photographers, models, artists, and celebrities. Based in Copenhagen, the biannual glossy has boasted collaborators like Daria Werbowy, Kate Bosworth, and Cass Bird over the past few years. This spring, the team behind Fat Magazine is expanding their brand to men’s fashion with Fat Man Magazine. For their first cover star, Fat Man tapped Kid Cudi on the heels of his latest album release, bringing a focused look at the intersection of fashion, hip-hop, and art that runs through other editorials in the first issue. We caught up with multi talented stylist and editor-in-chief of the glossy, Simon Rasmussen (BRIDGE Artists) to learn more about his inspiration for the issue, and we even learned what his favorite toy is. (text by Matthew Meyer)

COVERHIGHERRESFMPhotographer: Van Sarki (BRIDGE Artists) / Model: Kid Cudi

What made you choose Kid Cudi for the cover?

SR: Kid Cudi represents the creative independent youth. He came from working at the BAPE store on West Broadway where he had his “day-n-nite” hit and now he is featuring in Hollywood movies. We at Fat Man admire men and women that accomplish whatever they set their minds on. Music artists, photographers, models, or any creative talent that gives something to society should be worshipped and Kid Cudi is definitely a creative talent that deserves the attention!

Tell us briefly about your story. How did you get your start in Fashion?

SR: I busted my ass in Copenhagen working as an assistant and by myself for many years making zero money. In Copenhagen you can only do so much so I moved to NYC in 2011 and started on Fat Man last year. It has been a lot of fun and a lot of struggle.

What’s the theme of the issue?

SR: The theme is Fashion, Attributes and Things. Fat Man seeks to explore the men´s fashion industry in a fun, provocative, and creative way. Every issue will include fashion for men, beautiful (semi) naked women, inspirational gadgets, and interesting interviews.

How do you feel Fat Man/Fat Magazine stand out from the other magazines?

SR: Fat and Fat Man are made with pure love for the creative people in this industry. It´s our ambition to be different in our approach to the people we work with. Everybody that works with Fat /Fat Man hopefully has this experience that they have creative freedom.

You ask everyone what their favorite toy is and I even read that you asked Sean Beyen if he was a T or A kind of guy… It makes for really entertaining reading. Do you conduct any of the interviews yourself?

SR: Thanks. Yes, I did all the interviews myself with the intention of entertaining and approaching people with questions they hopefully found interesting to answer.

So… what’s your favorite toy?

SR:  Haha.. My favorite toy is my watch. It’s a 1979 gold oysterquartz day/date Rolex that I got a few years ago from a shop in Copenhagen. Getting this watch was like growing up to me- I became a man from that second I put it on. I know it sounds silly but that’s how I felt. It meant business now, no more fooling around.

What else are you looking forward to? Any big projects coming up?

SR:  The first issue of Fat Man is out so I’m really excited to start working on the second issue.

Any final words of wisdom for us?

SR:  Eat greedy or don’t eat all…. Which means all or nothing : )

FM2Models: Kid Cudi & A$AP Nast / Photographer: Van Sarki (BRIDGE Artists) / Stylist/Editor: Simon Rasmussen (BRIDGE Artists)

FM3Model: Miles McMillan / Photographer: Dario Catellani (New York: ArtList NY, Paris: ArtList Paris)

FM4Model: Dorian Cobb / Photographer: Dario Catellani (New York: ArtList NY, Paris: ArtList Paris)

FM5Model: Yu Fangqing / Photographer: Dario Catellani (New York: ArtList NY, Paris: ArtList Paris)

FM6Photographer: Dario Catellani (New York: ArtList NY, Paris: ArtList Paris) / Model: Josephine Skriver / Styling: Simon Rasmussen (BRIDGE Artists) / Hair: Nicolas Eldin (New York: ArtList NY, Paris: ArtList Paris) / Makeup: Yacine Diallo (New York: ArtList NY, Paris: ArtList Paris)

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HIGHRESFMPhotographer: Julia Noni / Models: Ataui Deng & Jamila Beatrice / Editor: Simon Rasmussen (BRIDGE Artists) / Hair: Taryll / Makeup: Olivia

HIGHRESFM2Model: Sean Avery / Photographer: Tetsu Kubota (BRIDGE Artists)

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Simple Pleasures

March 28th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

The purity and simplicity of spring are on the mind at Vogue Japan. Inside May’s issue you’ll find a beautiful tribute to barefaced beauty and the season’s most serene pieces. Julia Noni‘s images bring out the best in Jacquelyn Jablonski, who looks luminous in a combination of Proenza SchoulerCalvin Klein and J.W. Anderson. Add in the perfect barely there makeup by Maki Ryoke and you have a story that is lovely from start to finish.

See the full story & more new work from Julia Noni on her website

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Glass’ Menagerie

March 27th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Glass Magazine‘s appealing mix of fashion and culture has served to delight readers for the past 4 years and as the magazine reach this milestone it unleashes a slew of new covers that are cause for celebration. Perennial favorites Soo Joo ParkBarbara Palvin and Jessica Stam feature on Glass’ striking new covers, joined by rising star Nastya Sten. The images shot by Bojana Tatarska are sleek and inviting and inside a wealth of content shows exactly why we’ll be enjoying Glass for years to come.

For more Glass – head on over to The Glass Magazine.com 

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Model: Barbara Palvin / Photographer: Bojana Tatarska / Makeup: Maria Olsson / Hair: Tomoko Ohama / Styling: Nicola Kavanagh

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Model: Jessica Stam / Photographer: Bojana Tatarska / Makeup: Alice Ghendrih (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY) / Hair: Paolo Ferreira (See Management) / Styling: Nicola Kavanagh

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Model: Nastya Sten / Photographer: Bojana Tatarska / Makeup: Alice Ghendrih (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY) / Hair: Paolo Ferreira (See Management) / Styling: Andrej Skok

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Model: Soo Joo Park / Photographer: Bojana Tatarska / Makeup: Alice Ghendrih (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY) / Hair: Paolo Ferreira (See Management) / Styling: Nicola Kavanagh

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Model: Jasmine Tookes / Photographer: Walter Chin / Makeup: Sarah Appleby using Chanel Beauty / Hair: Herve for Davines / Fashion Editor: Sarah Cobb

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Model: Barbara Palvin / Photographer: Bojana Tatarska / Makeup: Maria Olsson / Hair: Tomoko Ohama / Styling: Nicola Kavanagh

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Model: Soo Joo Park / Photographer: Bojana Tatarska / Makeup: Alice Ghendrih (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY) / Hair: Paolo Ferreira (See Management) / Styling: Nicola Kavanagh

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Model: Nastya Sten / Photographer: Bojana Tatarska / Makeup: Alice Ghendrih (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY) / Hair: Paolo Ferreira (See Management) / Styling: Andrej Skok

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Model: Jessica Stam / Photographer: Bojana Tatarska / Makeup: Alice Ghendrih (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY) / Hair: Paolo Ferreira (See Management) / Styling: Nicola Kavanagh

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Model: Laura Kampman / Photographer: Dan Smith / Beauty Director: Kim Brown using Chanel Beauty / Hair: Richard Scorer / Styling: Milina Mihic 

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Model: Ben Allen / Photographer: Lonny Spence / Grooming: Sven Bayerbach / Menswear Editor: David Nolan

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Models: Tidiou M’Baye & Corey Baptiste / Photographer: Mark Shearwood / Grooming: Charlotte Cave / Menswear Editor: David Nolan

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Model: Jacob Coupe / Photographer: Neil Gavin / Groomer: Gary Gill / Menswear Editor: David Nolan

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Anja Provocateur

March 27th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

If there were an award for boldness in modeling, Anja Rubik would win it time and time again. The fearless model / magazine editor  and occasional music video star has taken her  “do not fear the nipple” mantra to the streets and and it’s made for some gorgeous editorial moments of late. Rubik’s complete ease with herself is enviable and it makes her a compelling cover subject – on the frontpage of Lui Magazine  she captures the sensuality of Emmanuelle in a sumptuous black and white by Mario Sorrenti (Art Partner). On Vogue Russia Anja shows a seductive hint of skin in a Gucci jumpsuit in Patrick Demarchelier cover shot – highlighting the ensemble’s sexy side and looking flawless in the process.

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Ph. Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue Russia

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Toy Story

March 26th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Tim Walker brings boundless creativity to the pages of W Magazine, with a spirited couture story that transforms models into living dolls straight out of the toy chest. Edward Enninful provides a treasure trove of spring couture looks selecting the very best from Schiaparelli, Dior, Chanel and Valentino then mixing them with pieces from National Theatre Costume and jewels from Buccellati and Harry Winston. The combination makes for an fairytale mix that seems fit for a Broadway production or fantastical film. The appealing cast of Nastya StenMalaika Firth, Natalie WestlingOla RudnickaEsmerelda Seay ReynoldsRiley MontanaLaura O’GradyJake Love and Sang Woo Kim add to the story’s beauty bringing their fresh faces and a bouyant youthful spirit to Walker’s images.

See the full ‘Babes in Toyland’ story on W Magazine.com

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Come As You Are

March 26th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

The Daria Werbowy magic is alive and well on the cover of i-D Magazine. In the second issue since the magazine’s revamp Karim Sadli delivers a stripped down shot of Werbowy covering one eye for the signature i-D wink. Dressed to perfection by Alastair McKimm the minimalist style she’s come to embody, Daria’s tattooed ring finger and nonchalant grace give you a hint of devil may care personality. Curious about the woman behind the portrait? The accompanying interview fills in the blanks taking readers into Werbowy’s private world of sailing, Ashtanga yoga and her beloved pup, Strawballz.

Read the full story at i-D.Vice.com

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