Seeing Spots

May 30th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

When Haider Ackermann filled his S/S13 runway with transparent creations emblazoned with black and white dots, it seemed like an unusual move. Polka dots are a fashion standard dating back years, but the diminutive patterns are more often associated with the prim styles of the 1950s than with the kinds of cutting-edge wares favored on Paris’ runways. The designer so known for his innovative use of lush, saturated color was showing another side, taking one of the most uncool of motifs and making it feel new.

In keeping with the current craze for all things graphic, stylists have embraced the versatility of these simple circles, working Ackermann’s creations into a variety of editorials. On occasion the interpretations don’t veer too far from the runway approach (fashion abides by the ‘if it ain’t broke don’t fix it’ mantra whenever it can) but the excitement comes when the spots are complimented by clashing patterns to create a dynamic visual treat. Whether it is layering in another of Ackermann’s prints from S/S or adding a bold kimono for interest, the real fun lies in the mix which offers stylists an opportunity to show their creativity.

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W Magazine | Photographer: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott | Fashion Editor/ Stylist:Edward Enninful | Hair: Malcolm Edwards | Makeup: Lucia Pieroni | Set Designer: Poppy Bartlett | Manicurist: Anatole Rainey | Model: Ondria Hardin

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Vogue China | Photographer: Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin | Fashion Editor/ Stylist: Nicoletta Santoro (New York: Management + Artists, Paris: Management + Artists) | Hair: James Pecis | Makeup: Tom Pecheux | Manucurist: Gina Viviano | Casting: Piergiorgio Del Moro | Model: Arizona Muse

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032C Photographer: Jamie Morgan | Styling:Jodie Barnes | Hair: Tomo Jidai | Make-up:Laura Dominique | Model: Arizona Muse

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Elle France | Photogrpaher: Bjarne Jonasson | Stylist: Michele Beaurenaut | Model: Xiao Wen Ju

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Vogue Thailand | Photographer: David Bellemere | Stylist: Anna Schiffel | Model: Anna de Rijk

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Numero | Photographer: Greg Harris | Stylist: Sheila Single | Model: Stef Van Der Laan

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Elle Italia | Photographer: Alexei Hay | Casting: Paul Hunt at JN Casting | Model: Pau Bertolini

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Vogue China | Photographer: Sharif Hamza (Cadence New York) | Fashion Editor/ Stylist: Tiina Laakkonen | Hair: Esther Langham | Makeup: Francelle Daly | Model: Ji Hye Park

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Marie Claire Magazine | Photographer: Danilo Gallinari | Fashion Editor: Enrique Campos | Hair: Javier Palacio | Makeup: Tatyana Makarova| Manicure: Lucia Cheptene | Model: Harmony Boucher

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W Magazine | Photographer: Tim Walker | Fashion Editor/ Stylist: Jacob K | Hair: Julien d’Ys | Makeup: Stephane Marais | Set Designer: Rhea Thierstein | Model: Tilda Swinton

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10 Magazine |  Photographer: Robert Schoerner | Fashion Editor/Stylist: Sophia Neophitou | Model: Kristen McMenamy

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Vogue Russia | Photographer: Tom Craig | Fashion Editor/ Stylist: Olga Dunina | Model:Arizona Muse

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i-D Magazine | Photographer: Mari Sarai | Fashion Editor/ Stylist: Erika Kurihara | Hair: Tomo Jidai | Makeup: Janeen Witherspoon | Casting: Shelley Durkan | Model: Soo Joo

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Vogue Turkey | Photographer: Cuneyt Akeroglu | Fashion Editor/ Stylist: Semra Russell| Hair: Colin Gold | Model: Stina Rapp Wastenson

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British Vogue | Photographer: Josh Olins| Fashion Editor/ Stylist: Clare Richardson | Hair: Shon | Makeup: Sally Branka | Set Designer: Kadu Lennox | Models: Meghan Collison and Juliana Schurig

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Go West

March 21st, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Boo George (Streeters) tackles the sartorial allure of the west in the latest Numero Homme, enlisting Anna de Rijk, Baptiste Radufe & Rob Moore to star in an atmospheric set of images. Wearing bolo ties, voluminous suits and world weary looks, the trio embody an urbane vision of cowboy style as imaged by Caroline Newell. The black and white shots are emotive and starkly beautiful, while the color images strike a dreamy chord.

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Charlotte’s Web

November 14th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Capturing the essence of Charlotte Rampling is not an easy task. The cinema legend’s allure is all about subtlety: she’s sexy but never sleazy, aloof but never cold. Helmut Newton encapsulated all these attributes perfectly in his famous photos 70s of the iconic beauty and now Giampaolo Sgura pays tribute to those images in Antidote Magazine. The baby-faced Anna de Rijk might not be the first name you think of when it comes to seduction, but with her cascading dark hair and piercing blue eyes she pulls off the Rampling look nicely. Added bonus, Géraldine Saglio‘s styling focuses on silk stockings and sky high heels, keeping with Antidote’s shoe fetish theme.

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Fur & Gold

October 14th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin and George Cortina bring some glamour to demin in the latest Vogue Nippon, shooting classic beauty Anna de Rijk in layers of exotic furs and finery. The simple and elegant story is classic I&V and George’s chic styling makes Anna look like a million bucks.

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Color Fix

August 31st, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Francois Nars shows his skills as a multi-tasker with a beautiful editorial in Vogue Nippon. The famed makeup artist shoots the story and transforms the babyfaced Anna de Rijk into a futuristic siren in the process. Nars’ frequent collaborator Lena Koro handles the brightly colored makeup, while Patti Wilson styles Anna in the now ubiquitous Miu Miu collection, the end result is a glam story with some truly inspiring looks.

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Elegantly Wasted

July 26th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Samuel Francois brings his stylish touch to the pages of Numero with a moody story by Yelena Yemchuk. Using the frilly, floral and feminine pieces that dominated fall’s runways to expert effect, Francois creates a dreamy look that is perfectly attuned to the melancholy mood of Yemchuk’s pictures. Anna de Rijk‘s youthful yet mysterious persona only serves to add to the unusual feel of the images; Anna looks beautiful, but bored by her surroundings and with all the finery that surrounds her one can’t help but wonder why.



Image Credit | Elsaskywalker @ tFS

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Acne Celebrates

June 4th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

The 10th issue of influential style bible, Acne Paper is cause for celebration and the publication hosted an intimate gathering this week, attended by fashion luminaries like Olivier Zahm, and the boys of Proenza, as well as cover stars Mirte Maas and Natasa Vojnovic. With an exceptionally strong cover and a reputation for being on of the most cutting edge magazines on the scene right now, Acne certainly has reason to celebrate.

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Photographer Daniel Jackson with cover stars Natasa Vojnovic and Mirte Maas

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Copies of the special 10th edition shot by Daniel Jackson

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Anna de Rijk and Sara Blomqvist take in the festivities

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Trendsetter Alexa Chung and Alex Turner | Jack McCullough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler.

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Acne CEO Mikael Schiller and Caroline Winberg

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Michael Stipe clutches his copy of Acne | Olivier Zahm single-handedly brings pastels back

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Mirte Maas, radiant in blue silk

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The cover in all its glory

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French Connection

March 9th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Every season Thierry LeGoues picks a beautiful set of girls to grace the covers of French Revue de Modes and the beauties on the S/S issue are as lively and unique as the colorful collectable covers.

Tell us, which cover do you like best?

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Yulia Vasiltosova

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Anna de Rijk and Lyndsey Scott

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Jacquelyn Jablonski

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Tao Okamoto & Laura Blokhina

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Hannah Holman

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Coco Rocha & Emily DiDonato

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Ranya Mordanova

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Josefin Hedstrom & Chanel Iman

Image Credit | Fashion Gone Rogue

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