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Final Fantasy

May 11th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

i-D’s final two covers for their summer issue are every bit as eye-catching as you’d expect. Behati Prinsloo sports skull makeup and a hardrock tee in her shot by Matt Jones, while Amber Valletta goes electric with a neon tinged shot by Craig McDean, styled by Edward Enninful. Fans of Enninful’s styling at i-D need not worry, he’s not going anywhere, even after landing that incredible new position at W. Edward will continue to contribute to i-D under the title of Consultant Fashion Director.

For even more i-D check out i-D Online

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Met Mavens

May 4th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

The red carpet of the Met’s Costume Institute Gala is always a scene for fashion moments and mishaps, the attendees either look incredible or completely regrettable but no matter what the outfits are memorable. This year was no exception with scores of actors, models and fashionistas turning up in their sartorial best, but who won the evening when it came to style? Did Chanel Iman’s Kors jumpsuit look refreshingly modern, or overly glittery? Was Doutzen’s Zac Posen a little too prom queen for you, or was the look perfectly sweet? Was Sasha’s beige Marni the bomb or a total bust? Tell us who you think looked the best, or the worst and take a look at the roundup of chic model looks. 


Liu Wen in Naeem Khan & Constance Jablonski in Jason Wu with John Demsey of Estee Lauder


Lily Donaldson in Marc Jacobs

Angela Lindvall attends the Costume Institute Gala Benefit to celebrate the opening of the "American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity" exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 3, 2010 in New York City.

Angela Lindvall in Versace


Coco Rocha in Zac Posen


Naomi Campbell in Dolce & Gabbana


Alessandra Ambrosio in Versace


Doutzen Kroes in Zac Posen with the designer


Karlie Kloss in custom Donna Karan


Jessica Stam in Rachel Roy


Anja Rubik in Altuzarra


Jamie Bochert in Rodarte for Gap


Dree Hemingway in Calvin Klein


Rosie Huntington Whiteley in Burberry


Bar Refaeli in Rag & Bone


Caroline Trentini in vintage


Liya Kebede in Rachel Roy with the designer


Karolina Kurkova in Altuzarra with the designer


Amber Valletta in RM by Roland Mouret


Elisa Sednaoui in Chanel with Karl Lagerfeld


Chanel Iman in Michael Kors


Hilary Rhoda in Prabal Gurung, with the designer


Sasha Pivovarova and Kemp Muhl with Sean Lennon, all in Marni


Natasha Poly and Noah Mills both in Michael Kors


Gisele Bundchen in Alexander Wang, with husband Tom Brady


Iman in Prada

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Classical Influence

April 9th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Steven Meisel presents a classic view for Vogue Italia: the stylized portraits featured in April’s cover story seem timeless. Led by the iconic Amber Valletta and Angela Lindvall, models Joan Smalls, Lara Stone, Freja Beha Erichsen, Giedre Dukauskaite, Gwen Loos, Jac Jagaciak and Abbey Lee Kershaw, manage to look like true stars in the short and shrunken looks crafted by Karl Templer. The barely there ensembles, emphasize Spring’s focus on all things small, but the one of a kind hair creations courtesy of Guido Palau are larger than life.










Image Credit | Scans by Diciassette @ tFS

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Amber Alert

April 1st, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Amber Valletta and Steven Meisel, reunite for a Vogue Italia cover that reminds us of the good ol’ days of the 90s. Remember the Amber and Shalom days: beautiful models on every cover, girls with the presence and power to command the attention of high fashion followers and the general public. Seeing Amber’s pristine face (even with the questionable hair hat) reminds us all of that great era and just how vital a model Amber still is.


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Bits and Bytes: Multi Cover Mania

August 21st, 2009 |Posted by Betty

Kate Moss by Craig McDean for Another Magazine. (for full story on the covers and Another Magazine’s Decade in Style, click here).

Joining in the multi cover party that V Magazine started with 4 Fall covers and the special edition V Magazine 19 cover bonanza by Paul Rowland, is Another Magazine‘s beauteous quartet of Natalie Portman, Vanessa Paradis, Kate Moss and Katie Holmes. Love Magazine also enters the fray with 2 covers, one of Coco Sumner (Sting’s daughter) and the other of young musician Alex Hartley. It looks like it’s never been a better time for readers with such a plethora of choices.


Katie Holmes by Craig McDean.


Vanessa Paradis and Natalie Portman by Hedi Slimane.


Coco Sumner by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott


Alex Hartley by David Sims

Amber Valletta, Kate Moss, Linda Evangelista and Lady Gaga for V Magazine.

There’s always the next Kate Moss, but is this girl actually the one?

If you’ve ever met French model Vincent LaCrocq, you’ll know why he was picked for Alexander Wang‘s men’s lookbook. Completely swoonworthy.

When we want more black models in editorials, this is NOT what we were thinking of… Our own story on R’el and Melodie by Greg Kadel for Numero is also generating quite a discussion.

Annie Leibovitz, strange and sad story.

What is the future of fashion, modeling and the Internet? The Imagist ponders

September 10th’s Fashion’s Night Out in NYC promises to be big.. Mark your calendars now to meet supermodels, designers and photographers like Steven Klein and Annie Leibovitz. Click here for the official website.

How funny… the making of the Gucci campaign is preferred to the actual campaign.

Top model Sean O’Pry has been awarded the keys to his hometown city. Here’s a pic of him with his mayor.

13 year old style blogger Tavi is on the new POP cover…. and you are not.

Jessica White blogs; she talks about the ups and downs of her life. Besides the excitement of shooting for Sports Illustrated and Maybelline, she is frank about losing her money and the devastation of being sexually abused, this looks like a must read.

Speaking of all the calls for less Photoshopping… here’s Glamour Magazine‘s model with a belly and she looks beautiful!

Models go to the movies..Irina Lazareanu has landed the lead in the new Spike Lee movie! Agyness Deyn is also set to appear in a Kevin Sampson movie.

Kate Moss vs Scarlett Johansson, are we seeing double??

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Take Two

August 14th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

As a fashion model Amber Valletta has achieved everything there is to achieve -  major covers? Check? Beauty campaign? Check. Television show with BFF Shalom Harlow? Check. You name it, Amber has done it and with the kind of poise and elegance that few models can call their own. Taking the leap into movies may seem like  the logical next step but each new venture represents another challenge – this summer Amber has a pivotal role in the sci-fi flick Gamer but its been a long and interesting road. Believe it or not this is the 20th film Amber has appeared in.

Acting aside, Amber can still be found in the pages of the world’s best magazines. Case in point the September V features the supermodel looking fresh as ever, photographed by Hedi Slimane in pure black and white. Reminds us exactly why we fell in love with Ms. Valletta’s perfect face in the first place.



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Keep It Real

August 11th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

With fashion’s full-fledged youth obsession it’s easy to forget that beauty is something that has nothing to do with age. In September’s Bazaar, eight of the most enduring beauties around go bare faced for Peter Lindbergh and the results are thought provoking.  Amber Valletta, Shalom Harlow, Kristen McMenamy, Helena Christensen, Nadja Auermann, Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer and Tatjana Patitz are all stunning but seeing them without makeup, excessive retouching or complicated styling adds a new layer to their allure.





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Gala Glamour

May 5th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle


Lets be honest. Last night could have used some Alaia. While the famed designer (and his supermodel muses) chose to spend a quiet evening at home the rest of the fashion crowd was in full effect at the Met gala. For the most part the fashions were mundane and with the noted exception of Leighton Meester’s amazingly absurdist turn in LV even the risky choices weren’t much to talk about. Thank goodness for a select few who brought their good taste and A-game wearing outfits that truly made an impact. Here are MDC’s choices for best dressed of the evening. Which Met Gala ensembles were you loving?

1. Shalom Harlow : With her dramatic, statement making black frothy dress Shalom truly captured the ‘Model as Muse’ concept. Its not enough to just look pretty, you have to really set yourself apart from the crowd. In a sea of minis and staid red carpet creations Shalom was one of the few who took it to that next level.

Shalom Harlow

2 & 3 : Iris Strubegger & Anne Vyalitsyna : You cannot go wrong with Givenchy couture but Iris’ slicked back hair added an adrogynous vibe to her feminine yet edgy gown. Miss Anne V was simply delectable in Peter Som and showed you could still be incredibly sexy while working a ladylike look.


4. Jessica Stam : Wham. Bam. Thank you. Stam. Incredible in Rodarte, one of the few minis that truly stood out.


5 & 6: Natalia Vodianova & Nadja Auermann : Two women who have always gone their own direction with regards to fashion. Natalia makes shimmering pink fringe look palatable in Fortuny while Nadja’s platinum curls paired with Lanvin’s shimmering Grecian gown is a win win.

Natalia & Nadja

7. Amber Valletta : Two words : Lemon crush. Amber gets infinite bonus points for choosing vintage Galanos but the real beauty of this gown is the rich burst of yellow. With a color that eye-catching you don’t need much else.86351755VA016_The_Model_As_

8&9 : Catherine McNeil & Sasha Pivovarova

These two looks couldnt’ be more different but they suit their wearers to t. McNeil looks old school supermodel va va voom in Mouret while Sasha’s delightfully madcap feathered, tiaraed, completely over the top Valli is pure Miss Havisham chic! Love it or hate it you know it’s pure Sasha. Adding to the allure were her stunning Luigi Scialanga jewels. Talk about a statement necklace.


10. Iman

Always refined, always elegant – in this Donna Karan number Iman looks like the regal grand dame that she is. Pure class.


Check out the beautiful interior at the gala. Don’t you wish you were here?


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