First Look: Unconditional Magazine

May 24th, 2016 |Posted by Irene Ojo-Felix

Biannual Unconditional Magazine nabs Aussie favorite Gemma Ward for the covers of their latest third issue. Shot by editor-in-chief Alexandra Nataf, the muse from the land down under is elegantly captured in pieces selected by fashion director Ilona Hamer. The duo also shoot top newcomer Mali Koopman as she basks in the warmth of the Australian sun. Model, artist, and photographer Larissa Hofmann explores the limit of intimacy behind the lens with friend Zen Sevastyanova, while Steffy Argelich, Mona Matsuoka and Charlee Fraser languidly pose in the latest fashions suitable for the warming temps. Dive into a preview of the latest issue below that will cajole memories of the rising season.

The new issue of Unconditional Magazine is available for pre-order and will be on sale June 1st in newsstands and online.

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Photographer – Alexandra Nataf (BRIDGE Artists) | Stylist – Ilona Hamer (BRIDGE Artists) | Model – Gemma Ward


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Photographer – Alexandra Nataf (BRIDGE Artists) | Stylist – Ilona Hamer (BRIDGE Artists) | Model – Mali Koopman


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Photographer – Will Davidson | Stylist – Ilona Hamer (BRIDGE Artists) | Model – Steffy Argelich


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Photographer – Alexandra Nataf (BRIDGE Artists) | Stylist – Katelyn Gray | Models – Charlee Fraser & Mona Matsuoka


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Photographer – Larissa Hofmann | Model – Zen Sevastyanova


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Photographer – Lorenz Schmidl | Stylist – Katelyn Gray | Model – Marie Everth


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Photographer – Alexandra Nataf (BRIDGE Artists) | Stylist – Ilona Hamer (BRIDGE Artists) | Model – Shanna Jackway


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Photographer – Alexandra Nataf (BRIDGE Artists) | Stylist – Ilona Hamer (BRIDGE Artists) | Model – Kaya Wilkins

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She’s a Day Tripper

November 16th, 2015 |Posted by steven.yatsko

For V Magazine‘s latest issue, the defining face of the aughts Gemma Ward brings the season’s most boho to Brighton Beach in a fashion-fueled day trip. The Aussie icon hardly blends in as photographed by Ben Toms amongst her seaside setting looking vibrant in pairings by Robbie Spencer. Lightly layered looks don’t single out the seasons, and unfussy, windblown hair by Tomo Jidai just makes sense. Another day at the beach, just with lots of Prada, Miu Miu and Chanel.

Gemma Ward by Ben Toms / Stylist Robbie Spencer / Makeup Fulvia Farolfi (New York: Bryan Bantry, Paris: ArtList Paris) / Hair Tomo Jidai (Streeters London)



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RUSSH Goes Abroad

August 4th, 2015 |Posted by steven.yatsko

The always paradisal Russh Magazine relays their Aussie bliss for the rest of us in “The Global Issue”. A message that is gladly received, especially with the sublime, local muse Gemma Ward fronting the issue splendent in a pastel sundown – photographed by Stephen Ward. Prefacing the editorials, editor in chief Jess Blanch hones in on the issue’s message, “Today our universe seems bigger and more giant than ever and yet somehow we’re now all closer than we ever thought possible … Geography is irrelevant. ‘Home’, an adaptable notion. And suddenly we have the power to be everywhere and yet nowhere, at once.” Destinations abound and abroad, the unmistakable streets of Los Angeles serve as a tinsel backdrop for Blair Getz Mezibov‘s editorial with up-and-comer Chloe Wheatcroft. Or travel to the idyllic Swiss Alps and indulge in the beautiful Laura Kampman photographed by Rahel Weiss. This issue also features Russh’s first ever “Men’s Special” with 48 pages of men’s stories like Reuben Ramacher photographed as a man about town by Nick Hudson and styled by Bridie Gilbert. Finally, pristine is the key word for the beauty story with Katryn Kruger, photographed by Matthew Sprout and teamed by Dale Delaporte and Nina Park, all working finely tuned within the realm of shadows and contrast. The rest of the wanderlust inducing stories can be seen in The “Global” issue when it hits stands August 6th.

 

Images courtesy of Russh Magazine

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Model Gemma Ward by Stephen Ward / Styling Billie Iveson / Hair Alan White / Makeup Victoria Baron


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Model Chloe Wheatcroft / Photography Blair Getz Mezibov (Visual Artist UK ) / Styling Ilona Hamer / Hair Charles McNair (Jed Root) / Makeup Sandra Ganzer / Casted Paul Isaac


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Model Laura Kampman / Photography Rahel Weiss / Styling Bridie Gilbert / Hair and Makeup Rebecca Wordingham / Casting David Steven Wilton


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Model Reuben Ramacher / Photography Nick Hudson / Styling Bridie Gilbert / Grooming Giulio Panciera / Casting Larissa Gunn


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Katryn Kruger by Matthew Sprout / Styling Ilona Hamer / Hair Dale Delaporte / Makeup Nina Park

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Prada’s Haunting Postscript

March 9th, 2015 |Posted by steven.yatsko

Prada released three hauntingly beautiful backstage videos as a postscript to their Spring/Summer 2015 campaign that was photographed by Steven Meisel. As Gemma Ward, Julia Nobis and Ine Neefs recede into speckled shadows or are enveloped by a spectral, ultraviolet glow their floaty movements are eerily entrancing. The trio of models, each with their own video, convey only whispers of emotions to great effect. Passing close-ups of the stitchings and patterns concentrate on the garments’ details. The pithy, dream-like videos add even more expression to the still campaign. An adagio piano score and doleful expressions conjecture feelings of melancholy and establish the wonderfully seductive hints of unconventionality that is Miuccia’s domain.

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Prada Principles

January 5th, 2015 |Posted by Janelle

From the moment Gemma Ward stepped out onto Prada‘s S/S15 runway it seemed certain that she would front the corresponding spring campaign for the Milanese megabrand. Miuccia Prada never does things by halves, so when it came time for campaign season fashion followers eagerly awaited the final product and the streamlined ads by Steven Meisel, styled by Olivier Rizzo, do not disappoint. Gemma is front and center in a stark black and white shot, contrasted with a colorful image of the season’s must have accessories. Ine Neefs features in the campaign’s equally beautiful second shot sporting a sleek dress with contrast stitching and a perfectly coordinated bowler bag. Rounding out the cast of elegant blondes is Julia Nobis, a Prada fixture and perennial Meisel favorite who lends an air of austerity to her portraits.

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The Return

November 10th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Everyone loves a comeback story and this year no comeback has been more talked about, or hotly debated as Gemma Ward. Since resurfacing on the Prada runway during fashion month Gemma has been hard at work and the first of her high profile covers is Vogue Australia. Her hometown glossy has featured her on the cover several times before, but this issue marks Vogue Australia’s 55th anniversary and they celebrate with a bang. Emma Summerton shoots Gemma in cool blue tones, while visual effects team Animal Logic (the minds behind the effects in The Lego Movie, Happy Feet and The Great Gatsby) give the cover a surrealist touch. Inside Gemma’s sister, Sophie interviews her for a special feature in what is guaranteed to be an issue filled with excitement.

For more Gemma and a sneak peek inside the issue visit Vogue.com.au

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Gemma Country

October 14th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Since her comeback strut for Prada this season, Gemma Ward‘s name is once again on everyone’s lips. The delicate beauty follows up with a campaign for one of Australia’s iconic brands. To celebrate Country Road’s 40th anniversary Gemma and daughter Naia pose for a series of beautiful mother daughter shots by Will Davidson. The campaign showcases Gemma at her best, but its not the only place you’re going to see Ms. Ward this week – the Aussie super opens up to the Sunday Style with an in-depth interview about motherhood, career and how she spent her nearly 6 year hiatus. The feature is accompanied by great new images shot by Beau Grealy and styled by Christine Centenera that prove the enigmatic Ms. Ward has still got it.

Read the full article on Sunday Style’s official Tumblr

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Ph. Beau Grealy / Fashion Editor Christine Centenera / Hair Sophie Roberts / Makeup Linda Jefferyes

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State of Grace

November 19th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

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On the eve of the publication of Grace Coddington‘s memoirs the famously flame haired fashion editor is everywhere. Pick up a copy of i-D Magazine‘s latest issue and you’ll see her on the cover, head to any news website worth its salt and you’ll find an excerpt from the tasteful tell-all (or just check it out on Vogue.com) detailing the backstory of some epic editorial moment straight from Vogue’s pages.  Indeed it seems we’re living in a state of Grace, so to speak, so what better time to look back on the trademarks of her work – those quintessential details that set her styling apart from everyone else. It would be impossible to go through twenty years of Grace and pick a few editorials that sum up the depth and diversity that make her work great, instead we look to four Coddington calling cards that are certain to appear in every one of her stories; glamour, history, fantasy and humour.


GLAMOUR

It goes without saying that Vogue is a repository for high-glamour imagery, but Grace has always pushed the borders of what that means. It isn’t enough to showcase off the runway looks or exquisite couture, the image has to convey something powerful and iconic.

‘The Heat of the Moment’ – Photographer Ellen von Unwerth, Model Naomi Campbell American Vogue, March 1998

‘High Art’ Photographer – Annie Leibovitz, Model – Natalia Vodianova, American Vogue November 2004

‘Daydreams’ Photographer Steven Klein, Models Daria Werbowy and Natalia Vodianova American Vogue September 2004

‘Talk to Her’ Photographer – Steven Meisel, Models – Joan SmallsCoco RochaKaren ElsonGuinevere Van SeenusCaroline TrentiniLiya KebedeAbbey Lee KershawDaphne Groeneveld, American Vogue 2012


HISTORY

Recreating the look and feel of historical periods with contemporary design has become something of a Vogue standard and when Grace takes on history the end result is always memorable. From haute baroque, to 50s style Brando-chic and 70s style glam rock, her interpretations of the past have always been fresh and dynamic.

‘French Twists’ Photographer – Annie Leibovitz, Models – Lily Cole, Gemma Ward, Gisele Bundchen, Daria Werbowy, Karen Elson, American Vogue May 2004

‘A Feast for the Eyes’ Photographer –Steven Meisel, Models – Kylie Bax, Amy Wesson, Elsa Benitez, Carolyn Murphy, Naomi Campbell, Michelle Behennah, Guinevere Van Seenus, Trish Goff, Chandra North,  American Vogue December 1996

‘Custom of the Country’ photographer Annie Leibovitz, Model Natalia Vodianova, American Vogue August 2012

‘Wild At Heart’ Photographer – Peter Lindbergh, Models – Helena ChristensenCindy Crawford,  Linda EvangelistaClaudia SchifferNaomi Campbell, Karen Mulder, Tatjana Patitz, and Stephanie Seymour, American Vogue 1991

Rock the House, photographer Steven Meisel, American Vogue, November 2001


FANTASY

No one creates a fantastical scenario via clothes quite like Grace does. Her instantly recognizable fairy tale collaboration with Annie Leibovitz has raised the bar for just about everyone by taking the familiar childhood tales and re-imagining them as fanciful fashion moments. Who says Alice can’t fall down the rabbit hole while wearing head to toe Tom Ford? Even with the elaborate sets, mythical allusions and high concept themes, Grace makes you notice the clothes first and foremost.

‘Joy to the World’ Photographer Steven Meisel, American Vogue December 2002

‘It’s a Jungle Out There’ Photographer – Steven Klein, Models – Maggie Rizer, Trish Goff, Oluchi Onweagba, Liisa Winkler, Anouck Lepere, Karolina Kurkova, American Vogue June 2001

‘Garden of Delights’ Photographer –Steven Meisel, Model – Caroline Trentini, American Vogue December 2006

‘Alice in Wonderland’ Photographer – Annie Leibovitz, Model – Natalia Vodianova , American Vogue December 2003

‘Wizard of Oz’ Photographer – Annie Leibovitz, Model – Keira Knightley, American Vogue December 2005

‘Romeo and Juliet’ Photographer – Annie Leibovitz, Model – Coco Rocha, American Vogue December 2008


HUMOUR

A concept that is regrettably missing in most fashion editorials yet always has a place in Grace’s work. Whether it is Stella Tennant leading a troop of boyscouts or Karen Elson starring as Grace herself, there is always that added touch of whimsy that makes her work a delight.

‘A Shot of Scotch’ Photographer – Arthur Elgort, Model – Linda Evangelista, American Vogue September 1991

‘Graceful Elegance’ Photographer – Steven Meisel, Model – Karen Elson, American Vogue August 2008

‘O’ Pioneers!’ Photographer – Arthur Elgort, Model – Stella Tennant, American Vogue June 2001

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