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V for Victory

January 27th, 2010 |Posted by Betty

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Andres Velencoso Segura, Jon Kortajarena and Jake Davies shows us how to wear denim, by Mario Testino for V Man (styled by Clare Richardson).

V Man unveils 3 of modeling’s hottest commodities wearing the best in denim by Diesel Black Gold, Dsquared, Levi’s, Adam Kimmel, Polo Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein Jeans, Versace Collection, D&G. It’s going to be a sexy spring.

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All images courtesy of VMan, new issue hits the stands this Thursday January 28th.

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Mind the Gap

August 10th, 2009 |Posted by Betty

Those lucky enough to get the Gap insert in this season’s magazines are treated to a veritable smorgasbord of the industry’s favorite models complete with their names next to 14 different styles of jeans. The all American company went international with the women’s side: Anja Rubik, Carmen Kass, Du Juan, Freja Beha Erichsen, Isabeli Fontana, Maryna Linchuk and the newest kid on the block, Arlenis Sosa are showcased beautifully by Craig McDean and the all star team of Karl Templer, Orlando Pita,  Lucia Pieroni and stellar casting eye of Anita Bitton for The EstablishmentOther Link.  3 American men made the cut: former MOTW Noah Mills, Tommy Dunn and Anderson Noel join Sasha Knezevic, Will Chalker, Andrew Cooper and Andres Velencoso Segura. Who’s your favorite Gap face? (See the rest of the images here)

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Bits and Bytes: Olivier by J&J

July 15th, 2009 |Posted by Betty

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Pictures like these are why we are in love with Jak & Jil.

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Andres Velencoso Segura is very tall and Kylie Minogue is so very short but they are a totally cute couple.

Uh, hello, young aspiring actors and models… Read about Harry Potter’s Daniel Radcliffe and his interview with an 11 year old reporter and take lessons on being a true star in our book: being classy and kind.

Of the big American fashion mags, it looks like the only model cover will be Kate Moss for W Magazine and former model Charlize Theron for American Vogue. Sad. Click here for the other blondes.

Supermodel baby bump watch… first Heidi Klum, then Adriana Lima, possibly Gisele Bundchen and now Karolina Kurkova. There is something in the VS water.

Tragic news… Dash Snow, artist and fashion world denizen passes away this week. Our hearts go out to his family and especially his young daughter.

For our young feminist models, there’s a new teen blog out there!

In big picture news, iconic designer Issey Miyake talks for the first time of surviving the nuclear bomb dropped on Hiroshima. Why now? He was inspired by Obama’s speech in Prague.

They’re already talking about Spring/Summer 2010 campaigns! Pringle! Tilda Swinton! Ryan McGinley! Click here to read more.

Brana Wolf beautifully styles the latest looks in Bazaar and makes it totally wearable.

Ponyryder hits another out of the ballpark, this time with a chat with top model Toni Garrn.

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Here We Go Again…

June 30th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

Old ideas are the new black when it comes to campaigns this season. Seems as though the recession has everyone playing it safe either with a concept we’ve seen before or an idea that feels redundant.

Michael Kors sticks to his guns with the same campaign we’ve seen from him ever season. Carmen Kass, Noah Mills and the perils of international celebrity. Granted, Mario Testino‘s work is always beautiful and both Carmen and Noah are pros but wouldn’t it be nice to see something ever so slightly different? Couldn’t old school Hollywood glamour be represented in a way that doesn’t involve pseudo-paparazzi shots?

For YSL the 90s supermodel by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin theme remains intact but this time around it’s the divine Christy Turlington. As cool as Stefano Pilati’s jet black getups look on the runway they seem a little flat in these pictures. Add to this the fact that poor Christy has to prop up a giant YSL logo frame while thrusting a handbag in our faces and you’ve got the makings of something awkward. Couldn’t they have gotten someone else to hold that thing up? Was there not enough cash in the budget for an able-bodied male model?(Edited to add: apparently he’s coming later; Andres Velencoso Segura will be joining Miss Turlington).

Finally, we have Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld, with darlings Freja Beha and Heidi Mount looking positively sapphic in their “Belle Brummel” hats and gowns. The idea is quite lovely but the drab sepia tones take away from the fact that the best parts of the collection itself were brimming with color and life. At the end of the day it’s all about the clothes…

What do you think about these ads? I’m all ears.

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