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Starshift

May 15th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

NOWNESS presents STARSHIFT from SANTIAGO & MAURICIO on Vimeo.

Enter the next dimension of beauty in Santiago & Mauricio Sierra (Cadence New York)’s innovative trip through space, time and lipstick. Starring Hilary Rhoda and an array of sleek beauty looks the piece looks at cosmetics through the lens of science fiction. Inspired by the Kubrick classic 2001: A Space Odyssey  the clip offers viewers an interactive exploration of Romy Soleimani (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists)’s cosmetic creations.

View the teaser above and see the full piece on NOWNESS

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mdc ♥s : All About Eyes

May 27th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Lily Donaldson has the most beautiful baby blues in the business | Image by Betty Sze for MDC

The eyes are the window to the soul and they’re often the first thing people pay attention to when they see us. All the more reason to pamper them with the right creams and adorn them with the very best shadows and liners. This week MDC rounds up our favorite beauty products for eyes, each one used frequently by members of our team. Be sure to let us know what your personal favorites are in the comments!

REN Active 7 Radiant Eye Maintenance Gel
This unique gel de-puffs the delicate under eye area quickly and effectively. Perfect for mornings when you’ve gotten less sleep than you should, or evenings spent out on the town. Dab a tiny bit of the cooling formula on any and all puffiness and prepare to be dazzled by the results. We’ve seen REN’s product pop up in many a makeup artist’s kit and we completely understand way. Added bonus, we love the purse friendly size of this product – great for touching up throughout the day.

skyn ICELAND Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels
For those days when you really are in need of help, give sky ICELAND’s eye gels a try. The cooling pads can be placed beneath the eye area to reduce the appearance of puffiness, fine lines and broken blood vessels in 10 minutes. With the long and eventful party season fast approaching, these are sure to become a mainstay for anyone who had a little too much fun the night before.

Lancome Genifique Eye
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure and Genifique’s formula offers care for those first signs of aging by stimulating the production of cells. The gel promises brighter, firmer skin in seven days and during that time we saw definite improvement in the texture and elasticity of the skin surrounding our delicate peepers. What can we say, if its good enough for spokeswoman Julia Restoin-Roifteld, it is good enough for us!

Bobbi Brown Metallic Long-Wear Cream Shadow
We tried and tested several different variety of cream eyeshadow, but Bobbi Brown’s was the absolute best. With a wide variety of colors as well as an unrivaled lasting power, these little shadow pots left us thoroughly impressed. Try a glittering pale shade like Pink Coral for day and deep dark shade like Black Pearl for an easy smoky eye when evening comes.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Shadows
Developed by Tom Pecheux and used on the likes of Hilary Rhoda and Liu Wen, this extensive range of colors and shades has enough variety to keep even the most voracious cosmetics fiends happy. Estee is all about quality, so the shadows are as long lasting and very easy to apply, whether you’ve got your own set of brushes or use the little applicator they come with. Our personal favorite shades were the glittering Emerald Star and Sizzling copper.

YSL Faux Cils Noir Radical
There are about a million mascaras on the market and we’ve tried them all (and have about 30 mascara tubes to prove it) Faux Cils was our favorite for the volumizing effect, lasting power and rich black color (Noir Radical is pure midnight black) that makes all eye colors stand out. Not in the mood for basic black – give brights like Extreme Blue and Fascinating Violet a try.

Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Water

Hands down the very best and gentlest eye-makeup remover there is. Cuts through thick black liner and three coats of mascara without stinging your eyes, or leaving behind a streaky mess. Beloved by makeup artists, models and the team here for its speed and ease of use – plus  the ultra-portable wipes are wonderful for on the go!

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Scarlett Woman

March 28th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Mariano Vivanco knows a thing or two about capturing the sensual side of his subjects and in the latest Vogue Russia he brings out the devil in Hilary Rhoda. Looking every inch the femme fatale in looks by Giorgio Armani, Hilary gives off effortlessly sexy vibe.

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Wild At Heart

February 3rd, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

i-D (online at i-Donline.com) keeps things edgy with their pre-Spring cover featuring Ajak Deng. The wild hair, bold makeup and Ajak’s take on the i-D wink combine in this striking image by Emma Summerton. Perfect for the Livin’ Loud Issue!

BONUS: 5 more incredible covers featuring Chanel Iman, Hilary Rhoda, Erin Wasson, Jessica Stam, Liu Wen, Kirsi Pyrhonen, Milou Van Groesen, Rose Cordero, Jeneil Williams, Hedi Slimane & Vanessa Paradis

Ajak Deng by Emma Summerton



Liu Wen
, Kirsi PyrhonenJeneil Williams, Milou Van Groesen & Rose Cordero by Josh Olins

Hedi Slimane, illustration by Dani Tull

Chanel Iman, Hilary Rhoda, Erin Wasson & Jessica Stam by Kayt Jones

Vanessa Paradis by Paolo Roversi

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Visual Branding

August 13th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Nothing conveys the identity of a brand quite like its advertising and more and more mainstream fashion brands are attempting to tweak their image via campaigns that utilize fashion’s biggest powerplayers. Case in point, the F/W campaign for conservative brand, Talbots features the edgy pairing of Linda Evangelista and Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. Meanwhile Jones New York enlists Annie Leibovitz and a slew of top names like Hilary Rhoda, Jessica Stam, Hana Soukupova, Jacquetta Wheeler, Du Juan, Yasmin WarsameAminata Niaria and Ujjwala Raut for their ads. Not to be left in the dust, mall staple Esprit enlists Coco Rocha for its collection ads and Anne Vyalitsyna, Du Juan and Missy Rayder by Mariano Vivanco for the mainline.

The addition of a familiar (and fashionable) face can add a layer of cool to a brand’s image, but does the trick work? Did any of these ads enhance your opinion of the labels in question? Tell us.


Linda for Talbots


Jones New York’s impressive cast

Esprit chose top models like Coco, Missy, Du & Anne V for both its lines

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CFDA Darlings

June 8th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Last night’s CFDA festivities were a whirlwind for winners like Marc Jacobs and Rag and Bone, but the real battle was on the red carpet, with actress and models all vying for best dressed. With fashion’s finest in attendance and the eyes of the world watching competition was high, but these were just a cut above the rest; here are a few of our favorite looks from the night, be sure to tell us who you thought was best dressed in the comments!

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Joan Smalls in Prabal Gurung dress, Monique Péan jewelry |

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Hilary Rhoda in Rachel Roy

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Lara Stone in Calvin Klein

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Devon Aoki in Zac Posen

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Jessica Stam in Fenton Fallon jewelry and a Giambattista Valli  dress

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Heidi Mount in Prabal Garung, with the designer

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Jamie Bochert in Marc Jacobs Collection, with date Michael Pitt

All Images courtesy of Style.com

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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. 

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

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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

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Coco Rocha in Zac Posen

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Naomi Campbell in Dolce & Gabbana

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Alessandra Ambrosio in Versace

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Doutzen Kroes in Zac Posen with the designer

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Karlie Kloss in custom Donna Karan

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Jessica Stam in Rachel Roy

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Anja Rubik in Altuzarra

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Jamie Bochert in Rodarte for Gap

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Dree Hemingway in Calvin Klein

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Rosie Huntington Whiteley in Burberry

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Bar Refaeli in Rag & Bone

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Caroline Trentini in vintage

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Liya Kebede in Rachel Roy with the designer

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Karolina Kurkova in Altuzarra with the designer

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Amber Valletta in RM by Roland Mouret

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Elisa Sednaoui in Chanel with Karl Lagerfeld

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Chanel Iman in Michael Kors

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Hilary Rhoda in Prabal Gurung, with the designer

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

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Natasha Poly and Noah Mills both in Michael Kors

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Gisele Bundchen in Alexander Wang, with husband Tom Brady

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Iman in Prada

Image Credits | Style.com

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Bits & Bytes: Pristine Jacquelyn

February 26th, 2010 |Posted by Betty

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Jacquelyn Jablonski. Deutsch Magazine by David Roemer. (photo courtesy of Atelier Management)

The girl with the most NY shows (31) is especially clean and pristine on the cover of the new Deutsch.

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Kristen McMenamy, Francisco Costa, Doutzen Kroes at last week’s Calvin party. Ph: Patrick McMullen courtesy of Calvin Klein.
Hey, any chance to post pictures of modeling legend, Kristen McNemany, I will take it. This photo is the exact reason why Calvin Klein will always be relevant. The embrace of the legendary (Kristen) with a modern day beauty (Doutzen) shows how the brand will always keep you guessing.

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A BIG bits & Bytes: some news is old, some is new, catching people up from fashion week!

Modeling info:

Our incredible Wayne Sterling expounds on the meaning of walking the runways of today.

Craig Arend sits down with Storm’s Sarah Doukas who discovered a young 14 year old lass named Kate Moss.

Looking for the new Black “IT” girl are Elite Models and Essence Magazine.

Missy Rayder, naked and beautiful for V Magazine’s video.

Benetton‘s next campaign face.. it could be you!

Coco Rocha, we adore you! Here she talks, uncensored about the NY Times/Daily News “stories” on her being considered “fat”.

Speaking of Coco, Hilary Rhoda interviews Coco, on Fashion Week Daily.

Ponyryder had 3 stellar interviews with the wonderful Amanda Norgaard, Love magazine cover star Jeneil Williams and Prada opener and closer, Samantha Gradoville.

Arlenis Sosa for Latina Magazine at a party sponsored by Lancome (see pic below). Kind of a big deal as past covergirls have been Jennifer Lopez and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayer. Arlenis talks about how black models need to stick together.

Male models should tremble. Zoolander 2 is in the works.

Another evil and unkind moment in the fashion industry. Frockwriter dissects the mess about Gemma Ward.

Photography:

How do you get started in fashion photography? Tips from the experts are right here.

For female photographers only, here is eye opening advice from A Photo Editor.

Fashionista talks to a Getty photographer.

Style.com shows that Trovata designer John Whitledge, takes a pretty mean picture as well… See his Fashion Week diary with Erin Wasson and Kirsten Dunst.

Fashion and miscellaneous:

LVMH-owned E Luxury is gone, only to be replaced by the Nowness. With that kind of backing, that website should be quite interesting.

One of our favorite casting directors, Daniel Peddle, was featured on the NY Times’ the Moment during Fashion Week (if you missed it!)

Also: if you missed from fashion week…. Incredible insights on Style.com from Cathy Horyn and Robert Duffy from Marc Jacobs on the state of the fashion industry.

Style.com‘s interview with Hedi Slimane. Does he go back to designing? Find out….

Vogue Italia, Vogue Black and Vogue Curvy. Yes, we wish they were one, but hey, at least the dialogue is starting. (The Cut via Jezebel).

Speaking of Vogue, Jezebel talks about how those cover lines are made up (edited out from the September issue). It’s pretty darn funny.

Fashion Week Daily has a deleted scene from the September Issue where Karl Lagerfeld separates us from them (my words not his). Another hilarous moment from Karl.

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Lancome sponsored Latina Magazine party: Arlenis (in Alexander Wang) with fellow Dominicans, Kat De Luna and Julissa Bermudez. (Image: Patrick McMullen Co, courtesy of Lancome)

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