Happiness

March 25th, 2014 |Posted by jonathanshia

Ever since their start back in October 2013, the team behind Italian menswear magazine The Greatest has devoted each issue to a single theme, with the latest—for Spring 2014—revolving around the idea of happiness. “Happiness is something for which we are always looking,” explains Matteo Greco, editor-in-chief. “I needed to find it, I needed to express it. It’s a very simple feeling, but not a trivial one.” That happiness—not, it should be noted, mere light-heartedness or frivolity—comes across most clearly in the opening feature of artwork by photographer Luca de Santis, who spread clusters of cheerful yellow fuzz across otherwise sombre and banal images, injecting a sense of optimism right from the start. The editorials, which Greco says carry the same “nostalgic vision” as in previous issues, also take a lighter tone, from Paolo Zerbini‘s saturated story of youth and innocence to Stefania Paparelli‘s feature on Adrien Sahores, who looks every bit the carefree, dignified Parisian undergrad. Cover model Benjamin Eidem is captured by Lowe H Seger in serene, pale blues styled by Greco himself, who calls Eidem his favorite model and “one of the most elegant I’ve ever worked with.” An accompanying film by Damian Sammarco and Sergio Andretti finds Linus Gustin walking through the city streets dressed all in Dior Homme, seemingly in search of something he can’t quite name. There is a hint of sadness to the proceedings, but Greco reminds us that happiness is, after all, in the eye of the beholder. “Sometimes we are not happy, but we are always the ones who decide whether to be happy or not,” he says. “I decided to be.”

The Greatest Fashion Film #6 from The Greatest Magazine on Vimeo.

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Back In Black

July 26th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

She’s baaaaaaaaaack, the unstoppable Australian returns with a vengeance, snapping up one of the season’s best campaigns and showing off newly dyed chocolate locks. Abbey Lee Kershaw shows off those chiseled cheekbones alongside Adrien Sahores in the latest ads for Gucci. Styled by Edward Enninful and shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott the fall  Gucci campaign sizzles and offers up a sleek alternative to the line’s more ethereal imagery. There is no Flora fantasy to be found here, just hard lines, glossy leather and enough sex appeal to satisfy even the most insatiable fashion fanatic.

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Grey Days

February 18th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

The always impressive Grey Magazine never fails to delight with its unique selection of haute imagery and the latest issue looks especially promising. With a wide range of cover stars and images filled with drama, the magazine certainly promises to be exciting. With so many cover options it is hard to pick a favorite; we’re especially drawn to the beautifully done images of models and their children, but the compelling chemistry in the couple covers is hard to ignore – which cover stands out to you?
Images courtesy Grey Magazine

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Ana Beatriz Barros by Peppe Tortora, styling by Valentina Ilardi Martin, hair by  Conrad Dornan

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Actress Tea Falco by Stefania Paparelli, styled by Concetta D’Angelo

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Caterina Ravaglia and Adrien Sahores by Erwin Olaf, styled by Moreno Galatà

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Actress Hiroe Takei and daughters Maya and Manon by Katsuhinde Morimoto, styled by Moreno Galatà

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Emily DiDonato by Sheila Metzner, styled by Valentina Ilardi Martin, makeup by Justine Purdue

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Lily Mcmenamy by Ellen von Unwerth, styled by Lotta Volkova Adam

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Bianca Balti and daughter Matilde by Martin Parr, styled by Valentina Ilardi Martin

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Actress Alba Rohrwacher by Elfie Semotan, styled by Moreno Galatà

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High Praise

August 23rd, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Men of the cloth aren’t the first people you think of when it comes to high fashion, but VMan‘s Archetypes issue (out September 1st) might change all that. Taking a series of male standards and re-imagining them in stylish ways, the issue aims to challenge our perceptions. Anthony Maule and Jay Massacret‘s elegant story with Bastiaan Van Gaalen and Adrien Sahores is inspired by the look of priests and pontiffs but the designs featured can be appreciated by everyone. Given the austere direction of the season’s menswear looks, this series seems especially timely.

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Bits & Bytes: POPLipps

February 10th, 2011 |Posted by Betty

Bekah Jenkins, Linda Vojtova and Charlotte di Calypso from the POPLipps site.
Take a peek into Scott Lipps’ world with his new blog, POPLipps. He’s one of our favorite “connectors” in the biz and see what happens when the modeling/fashion, Hollywood and music worlds all collide.

The Daily newspaper lands. Not a huge fan of Murdoch’s holdings but it will be interesting to see if it succeeds.

Janet Ozzard gives us 13 safe topics to discuss during fashion week on the Cut.

Alexander Wang is the new cool, but is also spearheading the new wave of building a prestige brand at affordable prices the Imagist reflects on it.

Fashionista gives us their 50 most influential people in New York fashion. Many we agree with, some we are like WTF? What say you?

Modeling news:

The NY Times quizzes you on your model knowledge.. See what they say if you score perfect or close to perfect.

Bridget Foley presents her clear eyed view of the “weight” issue in the modeling industry.

Adrien Sahores is a cutie and you can really see it here in this video on male models.

The secret is out, male models are a lot tougher than you think. Jacob Brown, from The Moment/NY Times writes about their “fight clubs” that are not fight clubs.

The Cut’s Amy O’Dell  gives us a brief history of the plus sized model.

Everyone’s obsessed about Andrej Pejic, Frockwriter talks about his upcoming TV appearance.

Sophie Srej blogs this week for her agency IMG. So many of the younger models don’t have a voice so it’s really sweet to read the thoughts of this young lady and see she’s like your everyday teenager who writes with run on sentences, smiley faces and lots of !!!!.

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Mad for Mugler

January 20th, 2011 |Posted by Betty


Adrien Sahores by Tommy Ton. Check out Tommy’s other dramatic pics from the show.

With his highly anticipated first collection as creative director, Nicola Formichetti doesn’t disappoint. Cathy Horyn of the NY Times, (mostly) approves. See the whole collection on Vogue.co.uk.

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Kings of the Hill

July 1st, 2010 |Posted by Betty


Charlie France opens Burberry, James Smith at Raf Simons, Philipp Bierbaum at Prada.

After viewing 80+shows/presentations, 100’s of male models and 1000’s of looks, we’ve come up with our list of the top walkers in Milan/Paris for Spring/Summer 2011. It was a close call but for sheer amount and high quality of the designers these were our winners of S/S 11.

Charlie France, James Smith and Philipp Bierbaum were the three that Milan/Paris clamored for the most, with 20+ of the blue chip designers requesting their special brand of masculine beauty.

See below for the rest of the season’s favorite faces.

Adrien Sahores
Bastiaan Ninaber
Benoni Loos
Clement Chabernaud
Jacob Coupe
Jakob Hybholt
Johannes Linder
Johannes Niermann: Deserves a special mention for opening/closing the most shows.
Linus Gustin
Nicolas Ripoll
Oskar Tranum
Robbie Wadge
Simon Nessman
William Eustace

To see our Top Newcomers of the S/S 11 season, click here.

To see all the collections go to Style.com or WWD.com. Images source: Style.com

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Bright Star

June 18th, 2010 |Posted by Betty

The S/S 11 Men’s shows started off with an early bang as Jil Sander broadcast live yesterday at Pitti Uomo. A glorious green Tuscan garden provided the perfect backdrop and contrast to the eye-popping collection. Not since June 2009 has Raf Simons made such a statement with bold color like this.  If there’s one brand who can do color right and still keep it pristine, it’s most definitely Raf for Jil. Check out the runway video here on Jil Sander’s site.

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