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February 6th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

British Vogue always manages to feature some of our favorite girls in decidedly different ways. This month the mag transforms ethereal gypsy Abbey Lee Kershaw into a 60s siren, gives Zuzanna Bijoch the minimalist treatment and provides Karlie Kloss with entry into a world of pure kitsch. The dramatic, colorful and just slightly kooky stories, make for an especially strong issue and the perfect compliment to that candy colored Lana Del Rey cover.

The retro vibe of Abbey Lee Kershaw‘s dreamy story by by Alasdair McLellan is enhanced by the fact that it was shot in Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor’s former home: Francesca Burns‘ styling really shines here.

Zuzanna Bijoch‘s severe shots by David Sims feature standout pieces from BalenciagaComme des Garcons and Miu Miu selected by none other than Joe McKenna.

The Mario Testino helmed meditation on excess is filled with patterns, prints and other forms of opulent ornamentation chosen by Lucinda Chambers and worn by Karlie Kloss.

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mdc ♥s : current obsessions

January 29th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

We will always be a little obsessed with Daria Werbowy, clearly Vogue Paris seems to share our feelings

THE COFFEE TABLE MUST HAVEWill Cotton: Paintings and Works on Paper The singularly beautiful first retrospective of Cotton’s work will take your breath away. Those eye-catching candy filled paintings of women in various states look as lush as ever. The coffee table keeper from Rizzoli is filled with inspiring and downright decadent imagery.

THE SCENT OF HEAVENNest Blue Garden Diffuser Ever wonder what heaven smells like? Probably a bit like this richly scented hydrangea, hyacinth and forget-me-nots blend that quickly fills the room with an intoxicating aroma. We’ve long been fans of Nest’s elegant offerings (keep your eyes peeled for their collaboration with Jason Wu this Spring) but this might just be our favorite in the entire line.

MODEL WORTHY BEAUTYEstee Lauder Daywear BB Cream The beauty blogosphere has been buzzing about BB creams for awhile now, but when we heard about the one that keeps Constance Jablonski looking flawless we had to try it. With lightweight coverage and a gentle feel the Estee BB falls somewhere between a tinted moisturizer and a foundation. The creamy texture and radiant finish left us thoroughly impressed.

FAST FASHIONKarl for Net-A-Porter Net-a-Porter understands that you can never have too much Karl Lagerfeld in your life. Where Karl goes, fashion follows and the crowds came out in full force for the launch of his eponymous line for NAP. Don’t worry you can still scoop up some things for yourself – who can resist with the affordable prices and impressively versatile designs.

THE JEWELRY STATEMENTManiamania We’ve been in love with all things Maniamania since their short film featuring Abbey Lee Kershaw opened our eyes to their edgy collection of mystically minded baubles. Created by Aussie fashion insiders Tamila Purvis and Melanie Kamsler, the line is filled with pieces that demand attention. We covet the timeless beauty of their smoky quartz ring, The Eternal. 

THE MASSAGE MASTERKoh Gen Do Macro Vintage Massage Royal Massage Milk We love products that do double duty- this gem from Japanese line Koh Gen Do can be used as a moisturizer, primer and facial massage cream. Added bonus, it feels like silk on the skin and smells divine.

THE NECKPIECE - Givenchy Floral Scarf It might be too early to predict the scarf of the season, but this is a strong candidate. It gives you just hint of the eclectic Tisci look and has yet to become as overexposed as those Rottweiler sweatshirts.

THE ARM CANDY - Balenciaga Timepiece Elegant, understated and off-kilter enough to be worthy of the Balenciaga name.

THE KIT & KABOODLEKiehl’s Ultra Facial Kits

As one of the most beloved brands on the market, Kiehl’s represents quality and innovation in all things skincare. Their Ultra-Facial range is beloved by dermatologists, beauty editors and anyone with a healthy appreciation of good skin. The overwhelming popularity of the line has led to the release of two brand new kits – The Ultra-Facial 3 Step & Ultra-Facial Oil Free, that provide an assortment of Kiehl’s goodies designed to cleanse, tone and moisturize all at a fraction of the price.

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Ice Princess

November 17th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Richard Bush knows how to create a captivating fashion image and for Vogue Russia he digs deep into his bag of tricks for a moody editorial featuring Abbey Lee Kershaw. With her silvery hair and bleached brows Abbey looks more haunting than ever and the wide array of shimmering pieces chosen by Sarah Richardson look incredible on her.

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A Doll’s Life

September 26th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Abbey Lee Kershaw is a living doll in Richard Bush‘s charming story for i-D Magazine. Sporting long bleach blonde locks and oversized accessories, Abbey is somewhere between Barbie and a Blythe doll. The mod styling by Sarah Richardson and whimsical false lashes by give this story a 60s feel that is right in line with Abbey’s vintage chic look and otherworldly appeal. For even more from the Dreams & Aspirations issue check out i-D Online.

HAIR Ashley Javier MAKEUP Francelle Daly SET DESIGN Andy Harman

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Dream Team

September 20th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

I-D Magazine dares readers to dream big with four fresh covers of their Dreams and Aspirations issue. Featuring fashion favorites like Abbey Lee Kershaw, Fei Fei Sun, Lara Stone and Carine Roitfeld, the covers more than live up to the issue’s ambitious title. For even more be sure to check out i-D Online.

Abbey Lee Kershaw by Richard Bush

Lara Stone by David Bailey

Fei Fei Sun by Daniel Jackson

Carine Roitfeld by Terry Richardson

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mdc ♥s : Minimal Marvels

March 15th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Hedi Slimane‘s photos are minimalist marvels in and of themselves, especially this impeccable shot of Abbey Lee

CALVIN KLEIN BEAUTY

No brand understands the relationship between form and function better than Calvin Klein and their latest fragrance is a testament to that. Calvin Klein Beauty, is an intoxicating Calla lily, jasmine and cedarwood blend that embodies pure sophistication. The feminine scent is an addictive addition to a fragrance lineup that already includes classics like Obsession and CK1 and the stunning, sculptural bottle designed by Wilhelm Linden creates the total sleek meets chic package.

MINIMALISM & FASHION

Exploring the rise of the minimalist movement and its enduring influence on modern design Elyssa Dimant’s Minimalism and Fashion, is a must read for any appreciators pared down style. With a forward by Calvin Klein’s Francisco Costa and look at designs from Rei Kawakubo, Helmut Lang, Madame Vionnet and many more the tome provides a comprehensive look at one of fashion’s major movements. Minimalist art and photography are also part of the dialogue, with memorable works from Sol LeWitt, Dan Flavin and Donald Judd featured as well.

THE GYM BAG

Reed Krakoff knows what his customer wants; Utility and elegance are hallmarks of his designs and that is why his eponymous line is a favorite of editors and urbane women alike. His latest carryall, The Gym Bag is a fresh take on the classic cabin bag and we’re loving it. While were pretty sure we aren’t going to see many carting these luxurious python and ostrich beauties down to Equinox, don’t be surprised if they show up on all the right streetstyle blogs.

U’LUVKA

Fancy a drink? Spotted during fashion week parties, U’Luvka Vodka has the most intriguingly designed bottles we’ve seen and the story behind the brand is just as good. Named after the legless crystal classes favored by King Sigismund III of Poland and his court (the glasses have no base so you can’t put them down until you’ve finished your drink) tradition dictates that the drink be consumed in friendship – preferably in a great martini.

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The Box

March 2nd, 2011 |Posted by Betty

You know the coolest, most beautiful kids at school? They are all here in the new cK ONE campaign which we are OBSESSED about (see some of our favorites below). Get in the cK ONE Box. You may never get out.


The awesome David Agbodji speaks in French; Abbey Lee talks about why modeling is easy.


River Viiperi Delfin charms in Spanish.


Boxer Rob Evans is fit with a capital F.


Eric Ramos breakdances.


The divine Lara Stone vamps it up with the boys.

All the videos at ckone.com

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Campaign Trail

January 3rd, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Who doesn’t love a good campaign? Spring ads keep coming in and this season’s take on brand imagery is looking quite nice. Tom Ford offers up a 70s inspired treat featuring Abbey Lee Kershaw wearing his signature oversized shades and pieces from his heavily hyped collection. Meanwhile, Roberto Cavalli gives us Laetitia Casta and Malgosia Bela looking stunning in scales and fringe; the Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott images are light and girly. Vera Wang’s vision for spring includes the radiant Shu Pei, whose unique beauty and poise in front of the camera work perfectly with Wang’s romantic aesthetic.



Abbey Lee Kershaw
for Tom Ford



Laetitia Casta
and Malgosia Bela for Roberto Cavalli

Shu Pei for Vera Wang

Image Credits | Courtesy of Tom Ford & Vera Wang | Cavalli scan by Flashbang @ tFS

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