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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



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, 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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Born In The U.S.A.

October 16th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

The American wave has begun! Modeling is an international business – a great girl is just as likely to be from Sao Paulo as she is from St. Petersburg and scouts have always searched far and wide for the next major face. Sometimes though, the best girls are quite literally the ones next door. The American model is experiencing a very timely resurgence and many of this season’s top catwalkers hail from exotic locales like New Jersey, California and Texas.

Given the variety of cultural backgrounds in the states American models represent an especially diverse range of beauty but all are blessed with the same down to earth charm that makes them favorites. Take a look back at some of modeling’s most memorable pitchwomen – Cindy Crawford, Tyra Banks, Carolyn Murphy, Bridget Hall, Hilary Rhoda – the list goes on and on, there is just something unique about the way the right American beauty can connect with an audience. Here are a few of this seasons much buzzed about newcomers whose personality and appeal make them the standouts of the new American wave.

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Hannah Holman

With her platinum tresses and icy blue eyes Hannah is the definition of a classic All American beauty (were seeing shades of Kate Bosworth) and fresh off the heels of her Miu Miu campaign she blazed through a selective season – only the best would do. Though she made appearances at nearly every European show worth talking about we couldn’t help but notice her turns at Fendi, Karl Lagerfeld and Chanel – it seems a certain austere German fashion legend has taken note of Hannah’s considerable charms.

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Taylor Kraemer

With her winsome look and impressive nearly 6ft height Taylor Kraemer is hard to miss. Blessed with warm brown eyes and beachy blonde hair she made a splash at Calvin Klein and Marc Jacobs. The Cincinnati native has the personality and it factor to make a impact – don’t be surprised if you see her lovely face in a major campaign.

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Jacquelyn Jablonski

So many shows, so little time – Top 10 Newcomer Jacquelyn was easily one of the most in demand girls walking this season. With a staggering 58 shows under her belt there was simply no stopping her. Something about Jacquelyn’s languid look resonated with casting directors and designers alike and she is quickly becoming a fan favorite too. The Jersey born beauty is sure to keep the momentum going with appearances in the most significant magazines and campaigns.

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R’el Dade

As easily one of the most elegant faces to emerge this season R’el was poised for greatness. Her flawless proportions could be found on the runway of any designer looking for an added touch of class – note her refined presence at Dior and Giorgio Armani as well as a confident stroll down the catwalk for Hermes. The sophisticated Texan teen is also making her mark editorially with stories in Numero and an upcoming slate of work with a few choice photographers.

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Lindsey Wixson

What more can be said about the 100% original California girl who snagged the opening slot at Prada and the closing spot at Miu Miu? The lovely Top 10 Newcomer is poised to have a bright future and with such a stellar season Lindsey, will be one of the most watched faces when it comes to campaigns.

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Lyndsey Scott

Ever since she was discovered on Models.com and whisked away to a Calvin exclusive Lyndsey hasn’t missed a beat. Coming back stronger than ever this season with impressive showings at Vuitton, Prada and Gucci, her one of a kind look coupled with that ferocious walk have pushed her to the top of the list when it comes to fresh talent.

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Keke Lindgard

This Hawaiian beauty’s impeccable season included Lanvin, Celine, Prada and Dolce – first rate bookings any girl but especially for someone so new. With a face that calls to mind the glowing beauty of Angela Lindvall and Bridget Hall Keke’s appeal is evident and sure to crossover into major editorial success.


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Bits and Bytes: Boys’ Town

August 26th, 2009 |Posted by Betty

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Jacques, Vincent, Conrad and Boyd by Thomas Lohr for Contributing Editor.

Take a look at 5 of the top male models, Boyd Holbrook, Conrad Matschke, Jacques Naude, Jamie Strachan and Vincent LaCrocq hanging out at their Brooklyn apartment looking damn cool and gorgeous. Oh to be a fly on THAT wall.

The Women/Supreme girls are gorgeous for the V Covers by Paul Rowland but are they influenced by one of the scariest trends to come out of Norway?

Anna Wintour charms David Letterman. Click here to watch pretty much the whole thing, with Frockwriter putting in the bits that are missing. (Oh this is a funny post about Anna Wintour on Letterman about her so-called “body language” on the show.)

How cute is Cintia Dicker as a baby?

One supermodel shoots another. Helena Christensen photographs Larry Scott for Faconnable.

Why is Sienna Miller, Kate Bosworth, etc always on Vogue’s best dressed list? Hadley Freeman has a hilarious answer

See some of Kate Mosspieces for Topshop.

Raquel Zimmermann talks and we can listen for hours..

We are having a Carine Roitfeld moment in fashion.

Is former Calvin Klein model Joel West back? Find out what he’s been up to.

Doutzen Kroes and Hilary Rhodaget Brazilianized for the new C&A campaign.

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