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Made In Heaven

September 3rd, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

You can always count on V Magazine to pull out a great reference. For their Icons issue, V looks back at the influencers who have come to shape popular culture and Sebastian Faena‘s dreamy shoot with Miranda Kerr looks back to 70s/80s original, Cicciolina. Art aficionados may remember Cicciolina for her short-lived romance with Jeff Koons and Made In Heaven, the ensuing series of paintings, sculptures and artifacts dedicated to their love affair. The dream team of Julia von Boehm, Jeanine Lobell and Kevin Ryan recreates the Cicciolina look on Miranda with platinum blonde hair, colorful makeup and an array of lacy white dresses. Top it all off with a floral crown and one bared breast and you have an accurate, yet updated portrayal of a sex symbol.

See the full story on VMagazine.com

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In A RUSSH

October 5th, 2012 |Posted by models.com

Every new issue of Russh brings with it a wealth of beautiful new editorials with a decidedly feminine air that keeps things interesting. The magazine isn’t frou frou, it just taps into the kind of images that represent cool, effortlessly chic girls so well. One such girl – superstar Miranda Kerr – graces Russh’s cover this month, in a dreamy story by Hugh Lippe that captures her chill, down to earth vibe perfectly. Inside you’ll also find appealing new edits starring Bambi, Emma Balfour and new face Cassi. If you’re even more Aussie talent in this issue than usual, there is a good reason – this is Russh’s Homegrown issue and it focuses on all things fashionable rooted in Australia.

Russh is on stands now and be sure to check out their engaging iPad app too!

Ph. Hugh Lippe | Fashion: Gillian Wilkins (Fashion Director) Bille Iveson (Fashion Editor) | Model:Miranda Kerr | Hair: Renya Xydis | Makeup:Amanda Reardon | Nails: Donna at Miss Frou Frou

Ph. Dean Podmore | Fashion: Billie Iveson | Model: Cassi | Hair: Caterina Di Biase, Makeup: Blanka Dudas

Ph. Alex Franco | Fashion: Gillian Wilkins | Model: Bambi Northwood Blyth | Hair: Mari Ohashi | Makeup: Ciara O’Shea

Ph. Stephen Ward | Fashion: Billie Iveson | Model: Emma Balfour | Hair: Reyna Xydis | Makeup: Rachel Brook |

Ph. Dean Podmore | Fashion: Billie Iveson | Models: Courtney James & Perri Roach | Hair & Makeup : Luana Coscia

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Kerr by Bloom

August 20th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Miranda Kerr by Orlando Bloom for The NY Times T Magazine

It is not every day that a budding supermodel is featured in an editorial shot by her movie star husband – though we wish these things did happen more often. Can someone please instruct Leonardo Dicaprio on the art of photography… In the NYT piece Kerr heads to New Zealand to accompany Bloom as he films The Hobbit and she brings a slew of goodies with her from Altuzarra, Phillip Lim & Brooks Brothers. See the full story on NYT

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A Brief History of Actors & Models

May 11th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

It is a proven fact that Hollywood actors cannot resist models – Leonardo Dicaprio we’re looking at you – so it is no surprise that magazines frequently pair actors & models together in covers and in editorials. We’re not sure why magazines always go for the actor + models combo instead of say actresses and male models (c’mon someone get Scarlett Johansson and Sean O’Pry  together already) but it is a proven formula that can produce beautiful results.

Or incredibly awkward and somewhat confusing results. Lets take a look back at some of our favorite model meets actor moments – the good, the bad and the just plain weird.

2012: W Magazine  : Tom Cruise + Abbey Lee Kershaw & Edita Vilkeviciute by Mario Sorrenti

W Magazine knows how to push all the right buttons don’t they? What better way to promote the blissfully cheesy 80s jukebox musical Rock of Ages than to put its star on the cover looking like a latter day Bret Michaels? Edita Vilkeviciute and Abbey Lee Kershaw are bringing the heat, but we can’t help but feel that Cruise looks more than a little uncomfortable. Perhaps this is simply his version of bored rock star blasé, but he manages to make standing between two of the world’s most beautiful girls look like a chore; to be honest he had more chemistry with Jeremy Renner in MI:4.

2012: Vogue Espana Clive Owen & Toni Garrn by Alexi Lubomirski

Love Toni, Love Clive. Love the city of Paris. Still he looks like her dad in this. Sorry. Unless they were going for the whole “cool dad takes his glamazon daughter to France thing”, if so then it totally works.

2012: American Vogue - Michael Fassbender and Natalia Vodianova by Craig McDean

Let’s be honest they make the ultimate austere couple.

2012: American Vogue - Eddie Redmayne & Karlie Kloss by Mario Testino

Young love minus the pimples.

2011: American Vogue – Jeremy Irvine & Arizona Muse by David Sims

Ok ok. This is a blatant promo for the film War Horse, but hey it made for an amazing editorial, atmospheric, rich and a showcase for some spectacular fashion.

2010 American Vogue - Ewan McGregor & Natalia Vodianova by Peter Lindbergh

Are you starting to see how much American Vogue likes this concept?

2009: American Vogue - Morgan Freeman & Lara Stone by Bruce Weber

Lara Stone and Morgan Freeman taking a walk around New Orleans, oh to have been a fly on the wall for this shoot…

2008: American Vogue - Jon Hamm & Catherine McNeil by Mario Testino

Let Don Draper show you how it’s done. McNeil and Hamm had a great rapport in all their images, in his Vogue profile he describes her as, “adorable and sweet and so much younger than me that it is terrifying.” Age concerns aside the Testino shoot struck the right balance between glamourous fashion fantasy and celebrity profile.

2006: Vanity Fair - George Clooney & Gemma Ward by Norman Jean Roy

The old Hollywood director and his brand new muse – is it too early to label an editorial a modern classic?

2006: American Vogue – Eric Bana & Gisele Bundchen by Mario Testino

Gisele gets roped into this sort of thing a lot…

2005: American Vogue - Josh Hartnett & Gemma Ward

Can you tell that this gorgeous duo started dating after this was shot?

2004: American Vogue Daria Werbowy and Jake Gyllenhaal

Going out on a limb and saying that Jake had the most fun on this shoot.

1992: Kyle Maclachlan & Linda Evangelista for Barneys

In the years prior to the François-Henri Pinault scandal, Linda dated Twin Peaks star Kyle MacLachlan and found time to appear with him in ads for Barneys and a Meisel Vogue story. Unfortunately the couple that poses together doesn’t always stay together and they broke things off in the mid-90s.

1992: Richard Gere and Cindy Crawford by Herb Ritts

Does it get better than this? The answer is no it doesn’t. It does not get any better, Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr are not going to give you this kind of movie star & model chicness, bask in the glory of this cover.

And none for Leo.

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Ear to Ear

January 11th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

There is no smiling in high fashion. Seriously.

There was a point in the pre-recession days (if you can remember those) when spotting a smile on a cover or in a campaign was was something akin to seeing Anna Dello Russo in khakis and Keds – it simply wasn’t done. Don’t believe us? Take a look at Fashion Iconography for a year by year cover rundown of blank stares and suggestive pouting.

We’re not sure if it is the lighter than air feeling of spring’s floucy separates, the inescapable influence of smize-queen Tyra Banks, or a tie in deal with Crest, but this season is all about laughing, grinning and being incessantly cheerful.

Mirte Maas and Mathias Bergh‘s Tom Ford ads are beyond upbeat and bordering on manic – who would guess that Mr. Ford himself was behind the camera? Beneath all that carefully crafted sexiness, we knew he had a sense of humor.

Julia Stegner, Miranda Kerr and a couple of baby goats for Bally. Cavity. Inducing. sweetness.

Only a hint of a grin for Bottega Veneta, but seeing Liya Kebede always makes us smile. Plus, lets be real who wouldn’t be grinning if they found themselves in the possession of that tote.

Arizona Muse for Isabel Marant, stuck in the backseat of a convertible (cars are another of the season’s big fashion ad motifs, see Prada’s gas station-fest) shielding her face from the sun and STILL smiling.

Hearing the words Milla Jovovich by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, automatically makes you think of a really arty black and white shoot, possibly with some cool face painting or an M/M Paris design scrawled along the side. Luckily I&V are saving that kind of stuff for Justin Bieber this month and instead have graced us with this shot of an ecstatic Milla.

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Cover to Cover : November

October 17th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

November provides us with an unusually high supply of beautiful covers featuring our favorite girls, but which one is the best of the bunch? Tell us your thoughts on this month’s lineup of covers.

Rosie Huntington Whiteley by Alexi Lubomirski on Vogue Germany
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend and Rosie never fails to look sexy, but it would have been nice to see her in some couture.

Mariacarla Boscono on Vogue Korea
As one of the girls who can do no wrong, Mariacarla never fails to excite, but we’re not sure if this icy image illustrates the ‘Woman Power’ headline.

Naomi Campbell by Ronald Dick on Lurve Magazine
The combo of Gareth Pugh and no-eyebrows is a striking look on the iconic Ms. Campbell.

Bambi Northwood Blyth by JM Ferrater METAL Magazine
The edgy Spanish must read gives us an elegant and delicately beautiful image of Bambi at her best.

Edita Vilkeviciute by Peter Lindbergh on Vogue China
Edita, Lindbergh and loads of Vuitton, what’s not to love?

Miranda Kerr by Jillian Davison on Harper’s Bazaar Australia
Mrs. Bloom in a curve conscious Mary Katrantzou ensemble that grabs your attention.

Lara Stone by Mario Sorrenti on Vogue Japan
At this point everyone is probably tired of seeing that Givenchy collection on magazine covers, but Lara looks fresh nonetheless.

Alina Baikova by Nicole Bentley on Vogue Australia
It is always summer somewhere and Aussie Vogue rings in the season with Alina in stripes and brights.

Lindsey Wixson by Phil Poynter on W Korea
Dramatic posing and an outlandish outfit bring this image to life – bonus points to anyone who can ID the ensemble!

Jac Jagaciak by Nino Munoz on Numero Tokyo
Jac never fails to look sweet, though it would have been lovely to see a smile on this ‘Gentle-lady’ themed cover.

 

 

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En Vogue

July 18th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

No offense to cover girl Sarah Jessica Parker, but we like our American Vogue best when it focuses on models. Steven Meisel‘s winning feature in the August edition is a good example of why: featuring 10 of the best girls working, styled to the nines by Marie-Amélie Sauvé, the studio shoot is a gorgeous showcase for the best seasonal wares; a Celine blouse worn with a Fendi fur and a Dries skirt – pretty impressive combo.

The mix of favorite faces is also serves as a great way to illustrate issue’s Age theme. Kristen McMenamy, Karen Elson, and Audrey Marnay join newbies like Anais Pouliot and Fei Fei Sun and each shot looks great. That said, the range of ages could be even greater – wouldn’t it have been nice if Vogue had pushed the casting mix one step further and included Carmen dell’Orefice?

MODELS Raquel Zimmermann, Liya Kebede, Candice Swanepoel, Miranda Kerr, Guinevere Van Seenus, Karen Elson, Fei Fei Sun, Anais Pouliot, Arizona Muse, Kristen McMenamy & Audrey Marnay

HAIR Guido Palau | MAKEUP Pat McGrath | SET DESIGN Mary Howard

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In Bloom

November 15th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Miranda Kerr couldn’t possibly look any sweeter on the cover of Vogue Australia? The VS cutie poses for Carlotta Moye looking lovely as ever at six and a half months pregnant.

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