Ralph Lauren Spring 2011 Online Fashion Show

March 24th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

All the looks from this video are available now for purchase at RalphLauren.com or Bloomingdales.com

As a brand, Ralph Lauren is always on the forefront when it comes to creating exciting online experiences. Their latest innovation, a special online show for their Lauren label complete with catwalk struts from Sessilee Lopez, Jacquetta Wheeler, Marija Vujovic, Deidre Nesteruk and Noot Seear.

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Bits & Bytes: The New Beauty

March 23rd, 2011 |Posted by Betty

Along with Chanel Iman‘s recent appearance in DKNY’s Be Delicious, replacing Lara Stone, Eva Mendes is the new face of Thierry Mugler’s Angel, replacing Naomi Watts (WWD subscription required). That makes 2 women of color entering the high fashion fragrance game. Diversity, one step at a time.

We totally support Tao Okamoto as she rallies for Japan.

This Saturday Britt Maren along with Alana Zimmer host a brunch to benefit Japan at The Fat Radish. There will be live music, a silent auction and a wonderful meal too – click to get your tickets as space is limited!

Vogue Italia’s Franca Sozzani petitions against anorexia websites.

Hint Mag talks to Nicola Formichetti about finding the Mugler Face, Rick Genest.

Wynton Marsalis, Martha Stewart, Zac Posen, Michael Stipe and more at this fundraiser for Japan on Wednesday. Fascinating group for sure!

Sessilee Lopezz’s mom comes out with a handbook for moms and dads of budding supermodels.

Anna Wintour, consigliere? We love it.

VMan extends their modelsearch to April 15. Considering it’s for a shoot with Steven Klein styled by Nicola Formichetti, I would submit my pic if I could get away with it. Vote on your favorite submissions as well!

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Bits & Bytes: Backstage Captured

June 16th, 2010 |Posted by Betty

Boys’ First Looks, gouache, watercolor, chalk, graphite & frisket on paper
50″ x 42″, Paris. Backstage at Givenchy Men’s show June 2009.

For you West Coasters, casting director and artist Daniel Peddle‘s show Backstage is in San Francisco for 3 more weeks. We adore Daniel’s dreamy watercolors works which not only captures the ephemeral world of backstage but transforms the normal hecticness into a surreal, contemplative realm.


Fashion news:

Wow, do we love Daphne Guiness, who bought Isabella Blow’s entire wardrobe. “Like any artist, it should not be dispersed, but remain as a monument with people having access to it,” said Ms. Guinness.

Nicola Formichetti rumored to be Thierry Mugler’s new artistic director…. True or false?

Brits invade France. “With Pugh probably in at Mugler, it seems like Paris’ major houses are getting a British makeover. Giles Deacon just took over the helm of Emanuel Ungaro with help from Katie Grand and Phoebe Philo has been holding it down in Paris for years, recently at Celine and previously at Chlöe (where fellow Brit Hannah MacGibbon currently resides).”

Harold Tillman (owner of Jaeger and Aquascutum and President of British Fashion Council) was awarded a CBE; Designer Tamara Mellon and uber photographer Nick Knight were awarded OBE’s from the Queen. That’s a pretty big deal for those who didn’t know about it.

Modeling news:

Constance, Freja, Natasha, Sasha, Sessilee. If you haven’t seen the preview for the Loic Prigent see it here now documentary for French Vogue, . A fascinating glimpse into the fabulous and oft times lonely life of the new supermodels.

Christy Turlington is not just a supermodel on the outside but a pretty super person on the inside. Check out her new documentary.

Dorothea Barth Jorgensen, on her really cool blog, interviews James Tinnelly from Women whose love and passion for the industry knows no bounds.

Agyness Deyn may be one of our favorite models ever for her awesome personality, her new website makes us even more of a fan.

Photographer Lara Rossignol found these long ago pics of Linda Evangelista; what’s great is the story she tells of Linda and why Miss E will always be the best supermodel ever.

Miscellaneous:

Check out new online magazine, Omit.

Photographers, you have 5 days till the deadline for PDN’s Fashion Photography competition.

Steven Klein, on his first music video, explains the Lady Gaga video.

New face Edmond R (left) and Carson (right) are 2 lovely surprises from Chosen Management (below)

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Dynamic Duo

March 29th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Great casting can make a picture: just take a look at Sessilee Lopez and Toni Garrn on the cover of the latest issue of Numero. Their combined energy elevates Jean Baptiste Mondino‘s compelling black and white shot and the androgynous styling courtesy of Babeth Djian.

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Project Runway

January 13th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Every month Steven Meisel comes up with another ingenious theme for Vogue Italia and this month is all about backstage : Meisel and Lori Goldstein recreate the energy and atmosphere of a runway show but not without adding in a hint of VI’s wry humor. Everything one would expect to see is here; from backstage catfights to wardrobe malfunctions and cigarette breaks. As always the model lineup is impeccable with appearances by Agyness Deyn, Alla Kostromichova, Anna de Rijk, Anna Selezneva, Constance Jablonski, Daria Strokous, Freja Beha Erichsen, Gwen Loos, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Irina Kulikova, Iris Strubegger, Isabeli Fontana, Iselin Steiro, Jac Jagaciak, Jamie Bochert, Kamila Filipcikova, Kasia Struss, Kendra Spears, Karlie Kloss, Lara Stone, Lily Donaldson, Liya Kebede, Magdalena Frackowiak, Mirte Maas, Natasha Poly, Patricia van der Vliet, Ranya Mordanova, Rianne Ten Haken, Rose Cordero, Sasha Pivovarova, Sessilee Lopez, Sigrid Agren, Siri Tollerod, Snejana Onopka and Viktoriya Sosonkina.

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Vogue Italia February 2010 | Image Credit, Diciassette <3

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Snap Happy

December 4th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

Steven Meisel has a sense of humor and every so often it emerges on the pages of Vogue Italia : the December issue is a tongue in cheek send up of Twitter, social media and the perils of online exposure. Beginning with a hilarious tweet from the master himself, the editorial is filled with fun little moments : from Abbey Lee Kershaw climbing into her fridge to Kristen McMenamy jumping on a trampoline with her dog, the whole story is priceless.

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Agyness Deyn

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Christy Turlington & Natasha Poly

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Abbey Lee Kershaw

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Naomi Campbell & Sasha Pivovarova

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Linda Evangelista

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Jamie Bochert and Hanne Gaby Odiele

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Karlie Kloss

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Lara Stone & Kasia Struss

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Anna Selezneva

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Gisele Bundchen & Natalia Vodianova

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Freja Beha Erichsen & Viktoriya Sosonkina


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Kristen McMenamy

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Karen Elson

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Sessilee Lopez

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Meisel Pic, Vogue Italia | Scan by Diciasette at tFS

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Angels Among Us

November 19th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

Walking the Victoria’s Secret fashion show is a dream come true for countless models and every year a select few gets the chance to strut their stuff for millions of viewers. The 2009 VS lineup is full of surprises; from the arrival of stunning newcomers, to the return of VS favorites and much more. Our full coverage of all the goings on backstage kicks off later tonight, but here is a little taste to get you ready.

For even more VS check out MDC’s backstage pictures!

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The lovely Candice Backstage at The Armory, pic Betty for MDC

Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2009

Alessandra Ambrosio
Miranda Kerr
Maryna Linchuk
Caroline Trentini
Izabel Goulart
Liu Wen
Candice Swanepoel
Abbey Lee Kershaw

Tatiana Kovylina
Selita Ebanks
Erin Heatherton
Anja Rubik
Doutzen Kroes
Chanel Iman
Julia Stegner
Edita Vilkeviciute
Isabeli Fontana
Ana Beatriz Barros
Sessilee Lopez
Marisa Miller
Caroline Winberg
Behati Prinsloo
Eniko Mihalik
Anastasia Kuznetsova
Lyndsey Scott
Lily Aldridge
Dorothea Barth Jorgensen
Elyse Taylor
Shannan Click
Heidi Klum
Rosie Huntington Whiteley
Lindsay Ellingson
Anna Jagodzinska
Aminata Niaria

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Bits & Bytes: Elite’s Manon, 2 Scoops…

November 3rd, 2009 |Posted by Betty

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The Elite Model Look winner of France, Manon Pieto arrives and is already shooting with some of fashion’s finest. (Polaroids courtesy of Elite New York).

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Scoop has 2 lovely new faces Caroline (above) and Axel (below). Both pics from the Ones2Watch.

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We adore Mathu Placek‘s polaroids for V Magazine fall blowout party. Check out Sessilee Lopez, Liya Kebede and Cecilia Dean up close and personal.

Speaking of V, their new beauty issue has THE top beauty names in the biz. It’s a must buy…

Death is the new black. There’s something about some of the newest images out there that are definitely disturbing.

New classic Brazilian guy by Didio,Leandro Cagliari, in various states of undress of course.

Josh Beech can do it all. Besides the modeling and singing, he’s taking pictures that comment on the personal, political and cultural influences in his travels. A snippet appears on The Malcolm which showcase that this handsome young man is more than just a pretty face.

The Last Magazine, the ultra cool, ultra large fashion/art magazine, needs interns.

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