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Wedded Bliss…

April 5th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Vogue UK enlists Mario Testino to shoot the magazine’s first issue with 3 different covers. Natalia Vodianova, Lara Stone and , Freja Beha Erichsen grace the triple covers in frilly white dresses and soft pink makeup, but do these images conjure images of romantic revelry, or watered down beauty?

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mdc ♥s : Skin Rx

March 25th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Frida Gustavsson always looks fresh as a daisy

Everyone can use a little pick me up; whether you are de-stressing from the rigors of fashion month, or just in need of a little R&R. Here are a few insider secrets to help you look your best, each one tried and tested by the MDC team. Think of these goodies as your fail safe beauty lineup to address any and all problems. You’ll be looking as good as Frida in no time!

FATIGUED AND IT SHOWS? Sunday Riley Good Genes

No matter who you are everyone wants to have the look of good genes and now with a boost from Sunday Riley you can. The brand’s Good Genes treatment promises to “plump fine lines, reveal brighter, newer skin, and improve circulation” not a bad combination. Used daily the treatment can reduce dark spots and improve texture, used as a pick me up it can make you look flawless for an evening out. We tested it out and it added some much needed glow to our sallow post-fashion week complexions. Diane Kendal was spotted using this on models backstage at Vanessa Bruno and we hear that Chanel campaign star Blake Lively is a fan of the line too.

Available at Sunday & Barneys NY

NEED A REFRESHER? La Mer Gel Cream & Moisturizing Lotion

Creme de la Mer is a fashion staple; Kate Moss slathers her whole body in it, multiple models love its rich formulation and makeup artists can’t get enough. For a dose of La Mer’s signature hydration in a lighter formula give their Gel Cream and Moisturizing Lotion a try. The Gel Cream is cool to the touch and feels incredible, while the Moisturizing lotion is lighter than air and gives combination skin exactly what it needs to look its best.

Available at Creme de la & Saks Fifth Avenue

EYE PUFFINESS? DARK CIRCLES? Estee Lauder Idealist Cooling Eye Illuminator

Bedrest is a necessity, but with the fast pace of modern life, we don’t always get enough of it. As a result eyes can sometimes look puffy and dark circles can develop resulting in a tired, worn out look. Never fear, Estee’s Cooling Eye Illuminator takes care of all that and then some. With a patent pending ceramic tip and extracts of sea algae, caffeine and sucrose, this little tool massages the delicate eye area and instantly brightens and refreshes. We tested this out during a busy week and it helped us look alert even when running on 2 hours of sleep.

Available starting in April at Bloomingdales

LOST YOUR GLOW? Guerlain L’OR Radiance Concentrate with Pure Gold

Guerlain’s gold flecked marvel, L’OR is a little touch of luxury in your skincare routine. A cooling gel infused with real gold flecks may seem extravagant, but once you see how it covers fine lines and provides a natural glow beneath makeup, you’re sure to be impressed. We hear Natalia Vodianova is a fan and after the compliments we got on our skin while wearing it, we’re converts too.

Available at Sephora

Diane Kendal preps Theres Alexandersson with Sunday Riley skincare backstage at Vanessa Bruno

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Celestial Bodies

March 15th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott pay tribute to the world’s best bodies in the pages of Vogue‘s Shape Issue, with an understated editorial styled by Tonne Goodman. When you have Natalia Vodianova, Joan Smalls, Daria Werbowy, Gisele Bundchen, Raquel Zimmermann and Lara Stone all in one story, little else needs to be done so M&M tone down their signature theatrics and let the beauty of each girl and Lisa Butler‘s natural makeup shine through.

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Star Girls

November 9th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

British Vogue enlists Mario Testino to shoot their favorite models, for a special portfolio of industry superstars that combines several generations of stars; from seasoned supermodels, to brand new girls they feel have the right stuff. Do you like the Brit Vogue lineup or are they missing a few great girls from this illustrious list?

Kate Moss

Natalia Vodianova

Lily Donaldson & Stella Tennant

Naomi Campbell

Sasha Pivovarova & Carmen Kass

Claudia Schiffer

Edie Campbell & Georgia May Jagger

Freja Beha Erichsen

Lara Stone

Daria Werbowy & Angela Lindvall

Karlie Kloss

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The September Issues Pt. 2

August 17th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

September’s issues keep flooding in and each one brings something special to the table, here is a look at a few more fall fashion magazines guaranteed to catch your eye on the newsstand. Let us know which ones are your favorite!

Liu Wen snags the debut issue of Numero China with two stellar covers. Note that this is the first Numero debut issue that doesn’t feature Kate Moss, a major coup for Liu and a great salute to the incredible fashion talent in China.

September’s Vogue Russia is a bittersweet affair, it is the final issue under the direction of editor Aliona Doletskaya. As always the cover is phenomenal, with Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott shooting Natalia Vodianova in their signature surrealist style.

Vogue Germany goes for high energy with a great shot of a logo covered Constance Jablonski, by Greg Kadel. The shopping theme gets right to the point and Constance shines in multiple editorials inside the magazine itself.

For Part 1 of our September Issues coverage, click here.

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Collaborative Arts

July 26th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Notice how many of F/Ws fashion ads involve collaborations with contemporary artists? Stella McCartney enlists artist Barry Reigate to illustrate the otherwise minimalist ads starring Natalia Vodianova and shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott , the cartoonish style fits with McCartney’s quirky image and is slightly reminiscent of last seasons Disneyfied ads with Sigrid Agren.

Stella F/W 10

Barry Reigate, Real Special Very Painting, 2009

Bottega Venetta has Robert Longo all but recreate the look of his classic ‘Men In Cities’ series, only with Alla Kostromichova and Terron Wood doing all the movements.

Bottega F/W 10

Robert Longo, Men In Cities – Men Trapped In Ice, 1980

Not to be outdone, Missoni goes all out with a mini-film by experimental filmmaker, Kenneth Anger; the bold and trippy clip (watch it in its entirety here) features Margherita Missoni and a host of others.

Missoni F/W 10 by Kenneth Anger

Do you love all the current artist collaborations? Let us know which is your favorite!

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Group Hug

June 24th, 2010 |Posted by Betty

Natalia Vodianova, Karen Elson and Christy Turlington by Steven Meisel for Louis Vuitton F/W 10

Fall continues its parade of campaigns with some of our favorite faces fronting Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Valentino, Donna Karan, St. John. “The Lady” is back, groups are still in, Karen Elson is more popular than ever and the dark, moody sets look to be a fall mainstay. What campaign stops you in your tracks?

Nina Porter, Thomas Penfound,Sam Rollinson (Select), Sebastian Brice, Rosie Huntington Whiteley by Mario Testino for Burberry F/W 10 online campaign.

Burberry image 2: Nina,Sam Rollinson, Douglas Booth, Rosie

Tatiana Cotliar by David Sims for Valentino F/W 10

Karlie Kloss by Patrick Demarchelier for Donna Karan F/W 10

Karen Elson by Greg Kadel for St. John F/W 10

Image source for LV, WWD.

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And He’s Back…

June 14th, 2010 |Posted by Betty

Welcoming back Mr. Peter Lindbergh to American Vogue is Natalia Vodianova + Ewan McGregor in a 14 page story about the best of the Fall Collections styled by Ms. Coddington. What’s not to love about this splendid editorial?

Images courtesy of 2B Management

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