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The Italian Job

June 21st, 2010 |Posted by Betty

As Milan men’s show wraps up for S/S 11, a flurry of Fall/Winter 10 campaigns descend. The venerable Italian powerhouses of Dolce & Gabbana, Miu, Miu and Prada all reveal their direction come September. What’s inspiring you for fall?

Steven Meisel for Prada Men F/W 10. Mathias Bergh and Angela Lindvall


Prada image 2:Valerija Kelava and Kim Dall Armi, Daria Strokous and Clement Chabernaud, Mark Cox and Sigrid Agren, Angela and Mathias.


Steven Klein for Dolce & Gabbana Men F/W 10. Arthur Kulkov, Adam Senn, Noah Mills, Evandro Soldati, Sam Webb


Steven Klein for Dolce & Gabbana F/W 10 Campaign Preview. Max Schneider and Madonna


Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for Miu Miu F/W 10. Ginta Lapina and Siri Tollerod

Image sources: Mega Models Germany, New York Models, Joy Models, the Fashionspot, Dolce & Gabbana.com

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The Inspiration Gala

June 1st, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

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Jean Paul, Kylie and Ricky. (Image courtesy of Wilhelmina)

Nothing beats giving back and the annual AmfAR Inspiration Gala is an incredible cause, combining the best in fashion talent and star power all in support of AIDS research and HIV prevention. This year’s New York event takes place at the Public Library this Thursday and with the all star lineup, it is guaranteed to be an evening to remember; Kylie Minogue serves as host and the honorees include Ricky Martin and Jean Paul Gaultier, with a performance by pop icon and MAC spokeswoman Cyndi Lauper. Male modeling’s finest will also be on hand, with Wilhelmina serving as the runway sponsor and Wilhelmina President Sean Patterson as one of the Chairs. Expect to see Noah Mills, Andres Velencoso Segura, Tyson Ballou and many more!

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Limited $500 general admission and $1000 VIP tickets are still available by emailing david.yu@amfar.org.
Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 7:30pm
“Black Tie / Black Leather” suggested dress

Featuring a Black Tie / Black Leather Runway Show with Designs by
BAND OF OUTSIDERS / NEIL BARRETT  / JOHN BARTLETT / MICHAEL BASTIAN /
BESS / BOTTEGA VENETA / THOM BROWNE / CALVIN KLEIN COLLECTION / RICHARD CHAI /
KENNETH COLE / DOLCE & GABBANA / DSQUARED2 / TOM FORD / JEAN-PAUL GAULTIER /
ROBERT GELLER / TIM HAMILTON / HUGO BOSS / MARC JACOBS / KARL LAGERFELD /
RALPH LAUREN / RICK OWENS / PRADA /  TRUSSARDI / VIKTOR & ROLF / Y-3 /  YVES SAINT LAURENT

CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE TICKETS.

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Hot in the City

June 1st, 2010 |Posted by Betty

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Noah Mills may be on a whirlwind tour for his role in the new Sex and the City 2 movie but these mega hot shots by Chiun-Kai Shih show why Noah will always be one of the most in demand male faces around.

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Images courtesy of Chiun Kai Shih for GQ Taiwan

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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: The Men of Dolce & Gabbana

January 5th, 2010 |Posted by Betty

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Adam Senn, Noah Mills, Sam Webb and David Gandy by Steven Klein for Dolce & Gabbana S/S10.

The men’s campaign for Dolce & Gabbana is a gorgeous accompaniment to the Madonna fronted women’s campaign. Go to Swide, Dolce & Gabbana’s online magazine to see backstage video of the shoot.(campaign scan by northern star at tfs).

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Model News:

Q Model Management NY just might be the first agency with its own “app” on iTunes! The women’s calendar has 5 out of 5 stars so it’s a hit so far. The men’s is taking off as well.

Models do their part to help the world.. (NY Times via The Cut)

Want to see all of British Vogue‘s covers of Kate Moss? Click here..

We love Nous Models’ new face Eric Sage and his cleft chin. As they say, “dimple in chin.. devil within”.

Top casting director Michelle Lee‘s top 10 girls of 2010 for Love Magazine.

Hello. The gorgeous male models Jacques, Danny and Brett are seen on video for VMAN. Jacques Naude tries his hand at the rings, Danny Schwarz is Rollerboy and Click’s Brett Robinson dives into our hearts.

The NY Times’ T Magazine interviews MDC faves’ models Heidi Mount and Boyd Holbrook for their nifty 50, America’s top up and coming talent.

Photography news:
Wow, look at the Photoshop detectives out there.

Above Magazine is a green magazine that’s beautifully designed with contributors like Norbert Schoerner, Gilles Bensimon and Peter Beard with some of the most striking images of why we need to save our earth. (via Fashion Copious)

The new Contributing Editor.. Big and beautiful format.

Miscellaneous:
“What does Chanel mean in the contemporary world? Now there’s a question. Somehow I don’t think it means an old bat in a bonnet, enveloped in cigarette smoke.” This is why Cathy Horyn is so awesome. Here she talks about the future of fashion brands on the web.

Nicola Formichetti is deemed Mr. Gaga by the New York Times.

How beautiful is Helga, a new face from Russia? Lanvinray from tfs can certainly spot ‘em..
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Helga with Avant Russia

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Bits & Bytes: Holiday Edition 2009

December 29th, 2009 |Posted by Betty

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In true holiday spirit, Art & Commerce makes a donation to City Harvest. Watercolor by the incomparable Mats Gustafson.

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Modeling news:
For those of you who have been away for the holidays on some tropical island and are not obsessively checking the Internet every single day….. Gisele Bundchen finally names her baby.

In other “unless you’ve been under a rock or on a tropical isle” news, Tyra Banks is ending her talk show.

British Vogue highlights their 23 models to watch for 2010. Some are familiar like former MOTW’s Stephanie Rad, Keats Kolyasnikova, Frida and Heidi Rock. We love the new Portia and several other new fabulous faces.

In the on going process of adding slash to their job descriptions, Erin Wasson is rumored to start acting and Noah Mills is ALREADY acting. For those who might remember, we tweeted back in Sept about who was the top model rumored to appear in the new SATC 2… From MOTW to SATC in a mere 7 years, you go Noah! In other former MOTW news, Dolce & Gabbana favorite Adam Senn is supposedly dating Lindsay Lohan. Do what you will with that info.

Speaking of model/slash, Hyoni Kang‘s new store gets a visit by Style.com.

Jezebel’s Jenna highlights the sad plight of the industry when the unbelievable Lara Stone is considered “fat”.

Oh too cute. Coco Rocha and a gaggle of 5 year olds visit her agency.

Fashion and photography:
So sad, amazing brand PHI (designed by the amazing Andreas Melbostad) closes

OMG. You thought Vinoodh Matadin was hot now? Look at this NSFW picture from 1986.

Only because Lady Gaga was THE fashion influence of the year, check out this one man’s obsessive creation of 39 of her looks on Barbie dolls. Kinda nuts in a totally fabulous way.

2009 Lists:
Fashion Week Daily‘s Chic citizens of 2009… Here’s numbers 6-10and 1-5.

Jezebel‘s top 10 fashion successes and failures of the year. They also have a pretty good list of their top models of the decade. We would have included Kate Moss who went from a mere supermodel to a model power broker with her recent deals with Topshop.

Contrast this with French Vogue’s 30 top models of the 00′s. All we can say is that of all the INCREDIBLE photos they’ve taken of Daria Werbowy (whose had 3 VP covers in the last year and a half), Anja Rubik, Gisele Bundchen and Lily Donaldson, they chose THOSE to represent these girls??? Congrats to Kasia Struss to making the list.. nice girls don’t always finish last!

Craig from Altamira who obsessively details the models’ streetstyle has some of his best dressed list of 2009.

Miscellaneous:
In the “I just get tired from reading this post” news, Derek Blasberg, just might be the hardest partying man of 2009. Check out these exclusive pics for V Magazine from Derek’s camera.

Some of our favorite agency Xmas emails: Luke Worral’s agents at D1 have Elfed themselves; this slightly creepy, culty video filled with boys and candles from the folks at Nine Daughters and a Stereo, the hilarious card below from the team at Ford NY‘s men’s division and the people at One Management who step in front of the camera for once.

To end the year, take a look at this gorgeous editorial, The 12 days of Christmas from American Vogue Dec 98 from the inimitable team of Steven Meisel and our favorite person in fashion,Grace Coddington.

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Mind the Gap

August 10th, 2009 |Posted by Betty

Those lucky enough to get the Gap insert in this season’s magazines are treated to a veritable smorgasbord of the industry’s favorite models complete with their names next to 14 different styles of jeans. The all American company went international with the women’s side: Anja Rubik, Carmen Kass, Du Juan, Freja Beha Erichsen, Isabeli Fontana, Maryna Linchuk and the newest kid on the block, Arlenis Sosa are showcased beautifully by Craig McDean and the all star team of Karl Templer, Orlando Pita,  Lucia Pieroni and stellar casting eye of Anita Bitton for The EstablishmentOther Link.  3 American men made the cut: former MOTW Noah Mills, Tommy Dunn and Anderson Noel join Sasha Knezevic, Will Chalker, Andrew Cooper and Andres Velencoso Segura. Who’s your favorite Gap face? (See the rest of the images here)

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Here We Go Again…

June 30th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

Old ideas are the new black when it comes to campaigns this season. Seems as though the recession has everyone playing it safe either with a concept we’ve seen before or an idea that feels redundant.

Michael Kors sticks to his guns with the same campaign we’ve seen from him ever season. Carmen Kass, Noah Mills and the perils of international celebrity. Granted, Mario Testino‘s work is always beautiful and both Carmen and Noah are pros but wouldn’t it be nice to see something ever so slightly different? Couldn’t old school Hollywood glamour be represented in a way that doesn’t involve pseudo-paparazzi shots?

For YSL the 90s supermodel by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin theme remains intact but this time around it’s the divine Christy Turlington. As cool as Stefano Pilati’s jet black getups look on the runway they seem a little flat in these pictures. Add to this the fact that poor Christy has to prop up a giant YSL logo frame while thrusting a handbag in our faces and you’ve got the makings of something awkward. Couldn’t they have gotten someone else to hold that thing up? Was there not enough cash in the budget for an able-bodied male model?(Edited to add: apparently he’s coming later; Andres Velencoso Segura will be joining Miss Turlington).

Finally, we have Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld, with darlings Freja Beha and Heidi Mount looking positively sapphic in their “Belle Brummel” hats and gowns. The idea is quite lovely but the drab sepia tones take away from the fact that the best parts of the collection itself were brimming with color and life. At the end of the day it’s all about the clothes…

What do you think about these ads? I’m all ears.

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