Totally Head to Toe

September 12th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Head to toe designer dressing is all about capturing the total look and all its intricacies and no one understands that better than Carine Roitfeld. In the latest CR Fashion Book, Carine provides a stylish guide to the biggest labels, enlisting an all-star cast to showcase the signature style of fashion’s powerhouse labels. Shot by Max Von Gumppenberg & Patrick Bienert the story a diverse cast and intriguing twists on what we’ve come to expect from an array of well known designers. Karolina Kurkova adds sex appeal to Tomas Maier‘s Bottega Veneta finery, while Xiao Wen Ju illustrates the luxuriousness of Christopher Bailey‘s sumptuous designs for Burberry. Else where Lakshmi Menon shines in a sleek Alber Elbaz look for Lanvin and Carine’s stunning daughter Julia Restoin-Roitfeld adds some coquettish charm to a ladylike look from Miuccia Prada.

Experience the full story and more from the latest issue of CR Fashion Book on their website – CR FASHIONBOOK.com

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Lanvin Luxe

July 9th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Fashion has the power to transform you, literally. Steven Meisel puts the old adage to the test and takes Edie Campbell on a wild trip through the latest Lanvin collection in the new fall advertising campaign. Portraying six very different personas in the sleek shots, Edie showcases the versatility of Alber Elbaz‘s designs and her innate posing skills – it’s not easy to look chic while holding a duck and wearing a two-tone fur. Her transformations are aided by impressive makeup by Pat McGrath and Guido Palau‘s hair magic, all of which combines to show a fresh side of Ms. Campbell.

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Resort Glamour

June 14th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

MAIYET
Designer: Kristy Caylor
Model: Alana Bunte

The vision for Maiyet has always represented a global mindset and this season with founder Kristy Caylor taking the design reigns, that perspective is clearer and more appealing than ever. With references ranging from Jazz Age designer, Emilie Floge’s couture pieces to El Anatsui’s wood carvings, Caylor certainly isn’t lacking for inspiration and the pieces she crafts represent an exciting mix of old and new. Standouts included graphic printed overcoats and flowing, lighter than air dresses worn with ease.

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Images Courtesy of Maiyet


CHLOE
Designer: Clare Waight Keller
Models: Elisabeth Erm, Marique Schimmel & Caroline Brasch Nielsen

Chloe strikes a nonchalantly elegant mood with a collection that focuses on the beauty of a laid back look. Relaxed tailoring and a beachy color palette create a feel that is undone, yet sophisticated – even the evening gowns have a casualness that makes them enticing. Guipures and embroidered details add a sense of playfulness, while standout accessories reinforce the house’s heritage as originator of the it-bag – keep an eye on the gold bar embellished Clare satchel.

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Images Courtesy of Chloe


LANVIN
Designer: Alber Elbaz
Models: Juliana Schurig & Julia Nobis

Alber Elbaz offered up several classic Lanvin pieces, delivered with polish and grace. Acolytes of the label’s trademark glamour are  bound to find themselves overwhelmed by the amount of beautiful options. Jeweled tone suits, goddess gowns worthy of a red carpet, crystal embellished cocktail dresses and blouses; it all comes together to form a decadent treat of a collection.

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Images Courtesy of Lanvin

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Movie Moment

February 4th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

We’ve all seen enough fashion films featuring slow motion models whose hair blows elegantly in the wind and though there is nothing wrong with that per se, the most engaging campaign movies we’re seeing this year break from the tried and true formulas. Going for over the top humour, cinematic imagery or full on designer commentary, these brand new campaigns excite and delight.

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We last saw Anjelah Johnson’s Bon Qui Qui character on old episodes of Mad TV, but she’s back and has upgraded from her old job at King Burger. Starring as a sales associate at Wang’s trendy Soho boutique, Bon Qui Qui manages to insult everyone from Alessandra Ambrosio to A$AP Rocky with her in your face brand of customer service. For anyone who has ever worked retail, or had an especially crazy shopping experience this clip will make you crack a smile.


CALVIN KLEIN PRESENTS PROVOCATIONS

Calvin Klein has a long history of memorable advertisements that push boundaries with a strong dose of sex appeal and their latest fashion film, Provocations adds to their oeuvre with a slick Fabien Baron helmed vision of minimalist eroticism. Starring actor, Alexander Skarsgard and Suvi Koponen, the avant garde ad provides some truly remarkable imagery.


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Alber Elbaz is one of fashion’s true characters, so it is great to see the Lanvin campaign inject some of the designer’s personality into the mix with Elbaz providing running commentary on the Steven Meisel images of Christian GarciaDaria StrokousKarlie KlossKristoffer HasslevallMichael Lange and Saskia de Brauw. Alber’s enthusiasm is downright contagious – we wouldn’t mind hearing his commentary on every Lanvin video from here on!

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To Be Real

July 18th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

One of the most captivating campaigns to debut this season belongs to Lanvin. Instead of relying on the appeal of a fresh face or Hollywood it-girl, the brand chose a series of real women from ages 18 to 80 and created images unlike anything else you’re going to see this season. From the first Steven Meisel shot of an unsmiling sophisticate clad in designs from the Alber Elbaz‘s anniversary collection, to the striking shot of a lavender haired beauty surrounded by accessories, each image captures an appealing new mood. Elbaz told WWD that he was “interested to bring these clothes back to the street somehow, and seeing how they look on different ages, different sizes. It felt like a crazy family, and I like that.”

Jacquie “Tajah” Murdock and Stella Rose St. Clair and Rachel Trachtenburg by Steven Meisel for Lanvin

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10×10

May 11th, 2010 |Posted by Betty

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Preview of Hannah Holman by Norbert Schoerner for 10 Summer Issue 2010.

10’s always been our go to magazine for inventively beautiful imagery combined with a slightly madcap sense of humor that’s refreshing in a industry that so often takes itself way too seriously. We always look forward to their monthly Ten Heads feature but for their summer issue, celebrating their 10 year anniversary, they’ve outdone themselves with, what else, but 10 covers of their favorite Fashion Gods: Alber Elbaz, Azzedine Alaia, Donatella Versace, Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana, Helmut Lang, John Galliano, Karl Lagerfeld, Ralph Lauren, Tom Ford and Vivienne Westwood. Who’s your favorite of these 10 men and women with their larger than life personas? Check out the previews at 10 Women and 10 Men.

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Preview of Melissa Tammerijn by Andrea Spotorno

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Preview of Clinton Weber by Sean Thomas for 10 Men.

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Sid Ellisdon by Mark Pillai for 10 Men Summer 2010

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One of a Kind

March 23rd, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Issues devoted to a single model are all the rage, but Vogue Russia one ups the competition with an issue dedicated entirely to supermodel Naomi Campbell. The April issue is a must have for Naomi fans and features the supermodel candidly answering questions from the likes of Claudia Schiffer and Chanel Iman, photographers Steven Meisel, Solve Sundsbo and Mario Testino also pay tribute to the diva with exclusive editorials.

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Image Credit | Glossy.ru & Fashion Gone Rogue

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Bits and Bytes: Keshia

March 9th, 2009 |Posted by Betty

David Gandy, Dolce & Gabbana face is an editor for a new magazine about fashion and politics, Fashist!

So sad… “Why were Milan runways so whitewashed”? NY Mag does the math. Raquel Zimmerman and Aline Weber are counted as Latina!

Here is the next crop of Brazilian boys, thanks to Made in Brazil and 40 Graus.

V Magazine is looking for party photographers!

Christina Kruse, model and photographer, interviewed by Interview!

First pic of Audrey Tatou as Coco Chanel. The movie comes out in France on April 22nd.

What do Galliano, Marc Jacobs and Karl Lagerfeld have in common? All answer to Bernard Arnault.

At Givenchy, Brazilian girls rule.. Adriana Lima, Leticia Birkheuer, Ana Claudia Michels and of course Isabeli Fontana and Raquel Zimmerman.

This week in the New Yorker… A profile on the original street photographer, Bill Cunningham and on Alber Elbaz, the genius at Lanvin..

On a very serious note, visit the website for One for Jasmina. Jasmina (whose mom Thea works for Spiegel) is a 6 year old girl in New York who has leukemia and may only have 2 months to live. Kelly Rowland (from Destiny’s Child), Rihanna and the members of the New York Knicks basketball team all support young Jasmina. Visit and see if you can help now!

Ph: Yorick Nube. Keshia with Ulla Models. Newly placed with Women Direct Worldwide and Premier in London

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