The Dark Side

July 14th, 2015 |Posted by Irene Ojo-Felix

The goth-girl mob is back with major attitude for the latest Alexander Wang campaign. Shot by longtime Wang collaborator Steven Klein, and styled by Karl Templer, the ad with creative direction by Pascal Dangin of KiDS Creative, features a moody flock of model and artistic muses — Anna Ewers, Binx Walton, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Isabella Emmack, Lexi Boling, Molly Bair, and Sarah Brannon — as well as singer Alice Glass and the Japanese dance duo AyaBambi, fresh off a Madonna video appearance. The fashionable clan effortlessly sulk in studded frocks and platform creepers aligned with perfected visages, courtesy of beauty team Anthony Turner and Mark Carrasquillo. This crew is not to be trifled with!

Photographer – Steven Klein (Art Partner), Styling – Karl Templer (Streeters London), Hair – Anthony Turner (Art Partner), Makeup – Mark Carrasquillo (Art Partner), Casting – Anita Bitton (Establishment Casting), Set Design – Stefan Beckman (Exposure NY)






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Break the Internet

December 5th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Leave it to Alexander Wang and Steven Klein (Art Partner) to take us back to the days when a denim ad could cause an international incident. If fashion advertising has seemed tame in recent years, the sight of a stripped down Anna Ewers sporting nothing more than a pair of inky blue Wang jeans pooled around her ankles is sure to set things right. With a provocative perspective and fearless take on female sensuality, Klein creates instantly an instant classic of in your face advertising that is sure to be hotly debated.

Pascal Dangin (Art Director) / Akki Shirakawa (Art Partner) (Hair Stylist) / Diane Kendal (Makeup Artist) / Anita Bitton Establishment Casting (Casting Director)



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Proenza’s Pulse

July 10th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Proenza Schouler ‘s fall campaign kicks off with a bang, David Sims shoots show opener Julia Bergshoeff in the duo’s kinetic designs for a striking set of images. In the capable hands of Marie Chaix (Art Partner) the collection comes to life the black and white patterns popping against the bright background. The effervescent, Ron Nagle influenced autumn collection explored ideas about action and motion and those themes repeat here. Bleached brows courtesy of Diane Kendal and a sleek coif by Guido Palau complete the vibe to create a look worthy of Jack & Lazaro’s cool girls.

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Deep Dark

March 6th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Who better to explore the gothic side of fashion than the illustrious team of Craig McDean, Karl Templer and Sasha Pivovarova. With an eye for the atypical and a brooding ferocity that works it’s way into every image, the team creates an expressive vision with a dark twist in the pages of Interview Magazine. With pieces from Alexander McQueenLouis Vuitton and Tom Ford the story focuses on larger than life fashion, rejecting the convention that Spring stories need to be light, bright and filled with saccharine florals. With an inky black coif courtesy of Orlando Pita and understated makeup by Diane Kendal, Sasha is appropriately spooky and adds flair to McDean’s dramatic images.

See the full story on Interview






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Proenza Perfection

January 23rd, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

When you release one of the best collections of spring it’s only fitting that you follow it up with an equally appealing campaign. Jack McCollough + Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler enlist David Sims for atmospheric ads that capture the essence of the label’s runway show. Working with themes from technology’s merger with handcrafts, to nature and interiors, Sims creates a contrasting series of images that pop off the page. Marie Chaix (Art Partner) styles Charlotte Lindvig and Harleth Kuusik in straight from the runway looks, including those memorable metallic pleated skirts and exquisite copper breastplates. The sophisticated pieces stand out against the rustic background and the intimate feel of the campaign is only heightened once you learn it was shot on location at Jack & Lazaro’s Massachusetts home!

Hair by Didier Malige (Art Partner) | Makeup by Diane Kendal | Video by David Sims with Eddie the Wheel



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Step Into Spring

December 21st, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Spring’s fresh campaigns keep coming in – take a look at the latest and tell us which are your favorites!

Mariacarla Boscono for Yves Saint Laurent by David Sims

Sporting streamlined eyebrows by Diane Kendal and short bangs Guido Palau, Mariacarla looks strong and sexy in David Sims’ campaign for the mega-brand. After over a decade of campaigns helmed by either Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin or Juergen Teller Sims’ sleek style feels fresh.

Gisele Bundchen for Givenchy by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

Life’s a beach for the Givenchy girl and Tisci’s surf & scuba inspired collection shines on the backs of Gisele Bundchen & brand muse Mariacarla Boscono. Posing alongside boogie boards in M&M’s subdued shots, the duo looks chic albeit slightly grim. After last season’s aggressive ads this is an interesting change of pace.

Kasia Struss for Moschino by Juergen Teller

The Moschino travel diary continues; this season the brand jets to Rome to create some classic Italian ambiance complete with vintage Fiats circling Kasia Struss and the Colosseum as a backdrop. Viva Moschino!

Raquel Zimmermann for Nina Ricci by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin

The Nina Ricci sensibility has always been about feminine & ethereal designs. Inez & Vinoodh’s campaign images capture that ideal with a shot of Raquel Zimmermann rushing across the hall in a Peter Copping designed gown fit for a princess.

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After Hours

August 9th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Just what are Saskia de Brauw and Marique Schimmel up to in Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott‘s moody Gucci-centric story for Interview? Late nights in the park, cavorting with a mysterious man (who just so happens to be Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan) dressed to the nines in Frida Gianinni‘s 70s inspired collection: it all looks glam, but just a little seedy.

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mdc ♥s : Skin Rx

March 25th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Frida Gustavsson always looks fresh as a daisy

Everyone can use a little pick me up; whether you are de-stressing from the rigors of fashion month, or just in need of a little R&R. Here are a few insider secrets to help you look your best, each one tried and tested by the MDC team. Think of these goodies as your fail safe beauty lineup to address any and all problems. You’ll be looking as good as Frida in no time!

FATIGUED AND IT SHOWS? Sunday Riley Good Genes

No matter who you are everyone wants to have the look of good genes and now with a boost from Sunday Riley you can. The brand’s Good Genes treatment promises to “plump fine lines, reveal brighter, newer skin, and improve circulation” not a bad combination. Used daily the treatment can reduce dark spots and improve texture, used as a pick me up it can make you look flawless for an evening out. We tested it out and it added some much needed glow to our sallow post-fashion week complexions. Diane Kendal was spotted using this on models backstage at Vanessa Bruno and we hear that Chanel campaign star Blake Lively is a fan of the line too.

Available at Sunday & Barneys NY

NEED A REFRESHER? La Mer Gel Cream & Moisturizing Lotion

Creme de la Mer is a fashion staple; Kate Moss slathers her whole body in it, multiple models love its rich formulation and makeup artists can’t get enough. For a dose of La Mer’s signature hydration in a lighter formula give their Gel Cream and Moisturizing Lotion a try. The Gel Cream is cool to the touch and feels incredible, while the Moisturizing lotion is lighter than air and gives combination skin exactly what it needs to look its best.

Available at Creme de la & Saks Fifth Avenue

EYE PUFFINESS? DARK CIRCLES? Estee Lauder Idealist Cooling Eye Illuminator

Bedrest is a necessity, but with the fast pace of modern life, we don’t always get enough of it. As a result eyes can sometimes look puffy and dark circles can develop resulting in a tired, worn out look. Never fear, Estee’s Cooling Eye Illuminator takes care of all that and then some. With a patent pending ceramic tip and extracts of sea algae, caffeine and sucrose, this little tool massages the delicate eye area and instantly brightens and refreshes. We tested this out during a busy week and it helped us look alert even when running on 2 hours of sleep.

Available starting in April at Bloomingdales

LOST YOUR GLOW? Guerlain L’OR Radiance Concentrate with Pure Gold

Guerlain’s gold flecked marvel, L’OR is a little touch of luxury in your skincare routine. A cooling gel infused with real gold flecks may seem extravagant, but once you see how it covers fine lines and provides a natural glow beneath makeup, you’re sure to be impressed. We hear Natalia Vodianova is a fan and after the compliments we got on our skin while wearing it, we’re converts too.

Available at Sephora

Diane Kendal preps Theres Alexandersson with Sunday Riley skincare backstage at Vanessa Bruno

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