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mdc ♥s: beauty refresher

January 20th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

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The 2014 look is elegant, simple and completely fresh – much like Ajak Deng in this great shot by Lachlan Bailey (New York: Management + Artists, Paris: Management + Artists)

2014 began with a bang, but there is still plenty of time to get started on those resolutions. Refresh your lineup with our choices, filled with updated beauty picks and inspiring reads designed to impact you mind, body & soul.

REVIVE YOUR SKIN

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Can’t get to the spa? Bring the treatments home with you and refresh yourself the way the stars do. Los Angeles staple, Kinara Spa is already a favorite of models, actresses and industry professionals and with their Red Carpet Facial kit, a bit of the beauty magic is readily available for everyone. Designed to rejuvenate and exfoliate tired skin, the kit is perfect for detoxing after the holidays and starting the year’s skin routine on the right foot.

Who better to look to for men’s grooming than the man himself, Tom Ford presents a fresh take on skincare just for men with his line of face washes, moisturizers and concealers just for the boys. Our personal favorite in the Tom Ford for Men Skincare lineup – the Revitalizing Concentrate, a fresh way of adding moisture via a multi-function oil that  restores dry skin to its best condition, while providing a barrier against pollution and toxins.

UPDATE YOUR BEAUTY

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The beginning of the year is a great time to switch up the beauty routine and who better to look to than Kevyn Aucoin beauty. The late make up legend’s line has been given an elegant update with an array of chic new & reformulated products. The Expert Lip Color offers a range of creamy, richly colored shades that have instant impact, all of which are infused with mango butter for added moisturization. The Precision Liquid Liner offers the best inky black liner with a rubberized grip designed to make even the most intricate cat eye easy as pie. Add on a touch of the Loose Shimmer Shadow for a hint of color and you’re all set.

INSPIRE YOURSELF 

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Get inspired by the stories of fashion legends of days past. Waris Dirie’s Desert Flower chronicles her journey from childhood in Somalia, to acclaimed model and U.N. ambassador. Lori Goldstein’s elegant tome, Style Is Instinct chronicles an impressive career in larger than life images by Meisel, Weber and Testino. Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin’s oeuvre is explored in chic style with Pretty Much Everything a trip through their impressive work created in collaboration with M/M Paris. Looking for the ultimate in inspiration – take a look at Diana Vreeland’s Memos, for a glimpse into the influential and irreverent mind of one of fashion’s greatest heroes.

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In A Daze

August 11th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Dazed & Confused takes on the fall collections with a 60 plus page editorial by Kacper Kasprzyk filled with a wild assortment of clothing styled by Katie Shillingford, Robbie Spencer and Karen Langley. With three top tier stylists and nearly 40 models from established stars to new faces and kids fresh from the street, the story qualifies as a full on fashion extravaganza.



Joan Smalls

Hanaa Ben Abdesslem

Billie Turnbull

Karl Byrne & Luisa Le Voguer Couyet



Liu Wen

Ehren Dorsey

Toby Rackham & Will Norton



Aymeline Valade



Camille Rowe

Oscar Khan & Oscar Lindqvist



Ajak Deng



Alyona Subbotina

Harry Strawson & Calum Caldwell



Alana Zimmer

Lydia Willemina & Terese Pagh

Daisy Davidson, Cole Fitzhenry & Steven Gannon



Andie Arthur



Ruby Jean Wilson



Emily DiDonato

Kate Wagoner & Lydia Carron



Marloes Horst

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Wild At Heart

February 3rd, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

i-D (online at i-Donline.com) keeps things edgy with their pre-Spring cover featuring Ajak Deng. The wild hair, bold makeup and Ajak’s take on the i-D wink combine in this striking image by Emma Summerton. Perfect for the Livin’ Loud Issue!

BONUS: 5 more incredible covers featuring Chanel Iman, Hilary Rhoda, Erin Wasson, Jessica Stam, Liu Wen, Kirsi Pyrhonen, Milou Van Groesen, Rose Cordero, Jeneil Williams, Hedi Slimane & Vanessa Paradis

Ajak Deng by Emma Summerton



Liu Wen
, Kirsi PyrhonenJeneil Williams, Milou Van Groesen & Rose Cordero by Josh Olins

Hedi Slimane, illustration by Dani Tull

Chanel Iman, Hilary Rhoda, Erin Wasson & Jessica Stam by Kayt Jones

Vanessa Paradis by Paolo Roversi

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Spotlight On: Pop Africana

January 27th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

While most fashion magazines are still getting a grasp on the concept of diversity, there are few out there that offer a fresh perspective. Launched last year by Oroma Elewa, Pop Africana aims to serve as the official African book of style. Paying tribute to and showcasing the incredible talent within the continent, each issue introduces readers to a wealth of creativity. The limited edition, second issue (available on the Pop Africana website) features editorials with beauty Ajak Deng, along with special content from Duro Olowu, Olufemi Terry, Maki Oh, Marcus Samuelsson & Nina Keita.

Issue No. 2 | Ajak Deng by Owen Bruce

Issue No. 1 | Gaye McDonald by Jamie Nelson

Issue No. 1 | Ataui Deng & Atong Ajork by Oroma Elewa

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Discovery

January 7th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

V’s Discovery issue, focuses on the best and brightest of new fashion talent and that includes a round up of fresh models. Shot in crisp black and white by photo duo Danielle Duella and Iango Henzi and styled to perfection by Sabina Schreder the group looks stunning. As always Luigi Murenu‘s hair artistry is a standout, with bold looks that highlight the beauty of each girl.



Ajak Deng

Rosemary Smith & Ming Xi

Fei Fei Sun



Theres Alexandersson
& Pauline Van der Cruysse

Melodie Monrose

Suzie Bird & Kristina Romanova

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Bits & Bytes: Jacob by Matthew

September 7th, 2010 |Posted by Betty


What do you think happens when you cross hot model of the moment Jacob Coupe with a young documentary photographer who just happens to be his brother? You get intimate images of Jacob and all the coolest London boys in town like Sid Ellisdon, William Eustace, James Smith, Richie Cotterell and more. Check out Matthew Coupe’s blog Photocoupe, and be that fly on the wall you’ve always wanted to be.

Fashion news:

Celebrating the rise of the Asian designers, the New York Times talks about Jason, Alexander, Richard and more.

HELLO… Adore Polly Mellen who is still so fabulous. And if you don’t who she is, get thee to this post right now to find out..

Do you think Quentin Shih‘s pictures for Christian Dior are thought provoking?

Just in case you missed it, check out the Fashion’s Night Out video with our favorite supermodels with their husky, sexy voices.


Photography news:

72 best covers of 2009. They have a category just for vampires. Other notable nominees… Danny Schwarz on Out, Terry Richardson for Harper’s Bazaar of Agyness as MJ, The New Yorker’s McQueen tribute cover.

500 photographers. They’re on 112, will you be included?

Not sure if they have any left but there’s a few Made in Brazil magazines in NY. You know the one with naked Evandro on the cover?

British Vogue is coming out with a book of their favorite models and images.

Working for the best magazines but still broke? See what one photographer did.


Miscellaneous:

Art director god Marc Atlan meets with the Imagist and the results are quite intriguing.

Perry Ellis raises funds for the oil spill… Click here to see it on Facebook and see the limited edition polo that will help the region.

Modeling news:

We always love Ajak Deng but when we read this story by Frockwriter, we think that she is even more phenomenal and inspiring.

Speaking of Frockwriter, take a look at the Aussie wave of girls that are coming into the biz.

The ubercool agency 9 Daughters & A Stereo may have closed but are they are emerging as Tomorrow is Another Day. Check out their beautiful website.

For all you Portugese readers, check out House of Models where they talk about the top Brazilians and their rankings on the Top 50 lists.

Armando Cabral, the suave and beautiful Portugese model is designing shoes!

We Love Models profiles this bleached blond Brazilian, Joao Zavaski (image below).

Two of our the most gorgeous of the older models, Daphne and Carla prove that beauty comes in all ages.
See Daphne in Wunderkind, here.

See Carla below with Dominique Models who started 3 years ago at the age of 56 and just shot with Peter Lindbergh.

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