Natalia Takes Paris

October 20th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

The tides are turning and American Vogue is once again embracing models in big way, putting superstar Natalia Vodianova on its November cover in a pared down shot by Annie Leibovitz. Sporting Chanel resort and posing amidst the grandeur of Paris’ Opera Ballet, Natalia brings her A-game as Annie shoots her with Director of Dance, Benjamin Millepied for a series of dramatic shots that showcase the beauty of the collections as styled by Tonne Goodman.

Vogue.com Natalia Vodianova & Benjamin Millepied at the Paris Opera Ballet

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LV Overload!

August 26th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

If there is one collection that is getting editorial love this September it is Nicolas Ghesquière’s debut for Louis Vuitton. While LVMH is generally no slouch in the editorial department, Ghesquire’s work has gone that extra mile – appearing on the cover of or within the pages of almost every single September issue thus far. For fans of the designer’s work the constant sight of logo printed belts and playful dresses has been an appealing constant thread amidst the past few months of editorials and covers, but how much is too much? Take a look at the line’s recent front page appearances and decide. Stylists show no signs of slowing down with their Vuitton obsession so you can expect to see the iconic luxury label rack up even more covers as the month winds down.

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Purple Fashion by Olaf Breuning, model Ola Rudnicka

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Vogue Ukraine by Yelena Yemchuk, model Karen Elson

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Vogue Australia by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, model Freja Beha Erichsen

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Jalouse, model Marthe Wiggers

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WSJ by Josh Olins, model dDaria Werbowy

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Vogue China by Patrick Demarchelier, star Fan Bing Bing

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Marie Claire UK by David Roemer

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Vogue Korea by Sebastian Kim (Management + Artists), model Anja Rubik

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Vogue Japan, model Cara Delevingne

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Vogue Paris by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (Art Partner), model Natalia Vodianova

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W Magazine Trends Supplement by Christian MacDonald, model Constance Jablonski

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L’Officiel Mexico by Joe Lai, model Lena Hardt

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Natalia On Top

August 5th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

It’s not every day that Vanity Fair puts a model on their cover, the legendary magazine is notoriously selective about who makes it onto the frontpage so when a model does appear you know she’s something special. Natalia Vodianova covers the VF fashion issue in little more than an oversized fur selected by stylist Jessica Diehl. As always Natalia looks phenomenal, but the most interesting moments come within Ingrid Sischy‘s expansive profile of the supermodel. Going beyond the oft-told story of Vodianova’s rise from humble beginnings in Nizhny Novgorod to international fame, Sischy crafts an intriguing portrait of an intelligent, humorous and determined woman at the top of her game.

Read the full interview at Vanity Fair.com

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Ph. Mario Testino (Art Partner)

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With A Wink

September 27th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

i-D Magazine never fails to delight with its edgy mix of fashion and culture. For fall the magazine looks to the enduring value of creative collaboration, with a wide variety of partnerships explored inside and today’s top models paired up with photography’s coolest names. All the covers are intriguing in their own way, but the old school shot of Kate Moss by Craig McDean provides a welcome bit of fashion nostalgia.

For more on i-D Check out the soon be relaunched i-D Online

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Kate Moss by Craig McDean

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Joan Smalls by Matt Jones

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Amanda Murphy by Willy Vanderperre

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Natalia Vodianova by Willy Vanderperre

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La Joie de VIVA

September 13th, 2013 |Posted by models.com

Viva London has teamed up with Harper’s Bazaar UK to  exhibit  ‘self portraits’ of the London based agency’s top talent and industry icons including Doutzen Kroes, Saskia de Brauw, Edie Campbell, and Natalia Vodianova. See what happens when the models are asked to photograph, draw, or paint themselves- the results are lighthearted, honest, and truly breathtaking.  Text by Victoria Perillo

Click here to see full story with model quotes 

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Kati Nescher by Evane Boulanger

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Olympia Campbell by Emma Tempest

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Sara Blomqvist by Sara

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Edie Campbell by Linda Brownlee

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Bette Franke by Bette

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Irene Hiemstra by Irene

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Natalia Vodianova by Natalia

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Saskia de Brauw by Saskia

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Anniversary Party

July 1st, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

More is more and for the 25th Anniversary of Steven Meisel and Franca Sozzani at the helm  Vogue Italia unleashes a slew of collectible covers starring fashion’s best and brightest. Naturally, the legendary Meisel shoots each cover and uses the opportunity to showcase his versatility and signature flair for drama. Running the gamut from a stark exploration of S&M chic, to an all out Avedon-esque glamour shot, Meisel captures the fashion set from supermodels to rising stars.

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Linda Evangelista, John Pearson, & RJ King

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Amanda Murphy, Ethan James GreenMeghan Collison, Frederik MeijnenCameron Russell & Louis Steyaert

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Gisele Bundchen & Tony Ward

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Raquel Zimmermann & Dorian Reeves

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Stella Tennant & Peter Marino

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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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The Sporting Life

May 23rd, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

The Olympics are right around the corner and magazines are jumping on the bandwagon. Open up nearly any magazine this month and you’ll see a special on the London Olympics and/or a fashion special themed around all things sporty. Which story do you think captures the theme of athleticism, health and fitness best – we’re partial to the editorials that pair models with athletes for the perfect mix of glamour and fitness. Who can resist the sight of Joan Smalls taking of in a sprint while wearing shimmering Ralph Lauren? Or Karlie Kloss balancing on beams alongside gymnast Jonathan Horton! Take a look at the month’s best sporty stories and tell us which one strikes your fancy.

Karlie Kloss by Annie Leibovitz for American Vogue

Joan Smalls and Usain Bolt for American Vogue

Britt Maren by Greg Lotus for Vogue Russia

Athletes Jodie Williams & Louise Hazel by Peter Lindbergh for British Vogue

Gymnast Louis Smith & Jourdan Dunn by Alasdair McLellan

Natalia Vodianova by Cuneyt Akeroglu

Liberty Ross by Matt Irwin for Elle

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