Laundry Service

August 23rd, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

As some of the most divisive and easily recognizable pieces of the fall/winter season, Céline‘s bold plaid prints have become a focal point in editorials the past few months. Whether you love the red and blue tartan, or find they resemble the ubiquitous laundry bags found at your local bodega it is impossible to deny their presence in the pages of fashion glossies. Though most stylists don’t stray too far from the runway interpretation of the look, Philo’s creations remain compelling, especially when juxtaposed with an interesting background or unique set. In Steven Meisel‘s Vogue Italia shots they are pit against a swirling arm chair by designer Tord Boontje and the pairing brings out the best of both statement pieces. Likewise the seeing the Celine plaid opposite Stella McCartney‘s version of the same in Vogue Russia provides a concise overview of one of fall’s key trends. Naturally, there are also moments when all you need is a great model and a few more pieces from the collection, case in point Tao Okamoto‘s new cover of Vogue Japan which provides an ideal showcase for Tao and those coveted thigh high boots.

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Vogue Japan | Ph. Patrick Demarchelier | Model – Tao Okamoto

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Vogue Russia Ph. Jason Kibbler (Cadence New York) | Fashion Editor - Olga Dunina | Models - Irina Nikolaeva and Patrycja Gardygajlo

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Vogue Paris Ph. David Bellemere | Fashion Editor - Celia Azoulay | Model - Hana Jirickova

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British Vogue | Ph. Patrick Demarchelier | Fashion Editor – Lucinda Chambers | Model – Freja Beha Erichsen

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Vogue Italia Ph. Steven Meisel | Fashion Editor - Marie-Amélie Sauvé | Model - Amanda Murphy

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Marie Claire | Ph. Danilo Gallinari | Fashion Editor - Enrique Campos | Model - Alla Kostromichova

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Marie Claire UK Ph. Daniel Gabbay | Fashion Editor - Jayne Pickering | Model - Vivian Witjes

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Fur Trade

November 3rd, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Steven Meisel creates a vision of androgynous beauty taking Freja Beha Erichsen, Iselin Steiro, Alla Kostromichova, Iris Strubegger, Andrej Pejic, Michael Tintiuc, Tomek Szczukiecki and shooting them in nothing but fur and leather selected by Karl Templer, the result is an elegant and simple story that showcases the beauty of the human form.






Image Credit | Z Fashion Blog

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Collaborative Arts

July 26th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Notice how many of F/Ws fashion ads involve collaborations with contemporary artists? Stella McCartney enlists artist Barry Reigate to illustrate the otherwise minimalist ads starring Natalia Vodianova and shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott , the cartoonish style fits with McCartney’s quirky image and is slightly reminiscent of last seasons Disneyfied ads with Sigrid Agren.

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Bottega Venetta has Robert Longo all but recreate the look of his classic ‘Men In Cities’ series, only with Alla Kostromichova and Terron Wood doing all the movements.


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Robert Longo, Men In Cities – Men Trapped In Ice, 1980

Not to be outdone, Missoni goes all out with a mini-film by experimental filmmaker, Kenneth Anger; the bold and trippy clip (watch it in its entirety here) features Margherita Missoni and a host of others.


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Do you love all the current artist collaborations? Let us know which is your favorite!

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The Dark Arts

June 14th, 2010 |Posted by Betty

Though it may just be June, Fall/Winter 10 campaign images are starting to materialize. Visually, black and white or a predominant black background seems to be the preferred choice for fall (unsurprisingly) and from these four images, it looks like the handsome man is favored for the upcoming season joining the sexy girl. What’s your favorite campaign so far?

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Clement Chabernaud for Gianfranco Ferre F/W 10.


Roman Ivancic, Vladimir Ivanov, Bette Franke for Lacoste F/W 10


Jon Kortajarena, Alexa Chung, Gaspard Menier for Pepe Jeans F/W 10

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Stark Power

April 16th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

David Sims breaks out his signature stark black and whites for W: the simple style of the photographs allows the talents of the whole team to shine. From Alex White‘s always impeccable styling, to Guido Palau‘s voluminous hairstyles and Alla Kostromichova, Patricia van der Vliet, Heidi Mount and Kamila Filipcikova edgy looks, each element works well together.

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Bits & Bytes: Beauties by Emanuela

April 14th, 2010 |Posted by Betty

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Made in Brazil posted beautiful shots shot by Victoria’s Secret favorite Emanuela de Paula backstage at a Brazilian fashion show of her fellow Brazilian bombshells. As he says, “You gotta love a model for taking really beautiful pictures as opposed to just snapping them on a blackberry or an iPhone and posting them on twitter.” We say, AMEN!
View more of Emanuela’s pictures here.

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Fashion news:
Raise your hand if you love uberstylist and editor Polly Mellen.

Julie Gilhart from Barney’s is Stylefile’s Future of Fashion interview part 5.

Julia Restoin-Roitfeld and her friend, casting director Natalie Joos go through Julia’s closet.

We think this is Anna Dello Russo‘s blog because it is just too fabulous not to be.

If you STILL do not know who Malcolm Mclaren was (and you know who you are), go here to read about his importance to pop culture and fashion. Here’s Cathy Horyn’s tribute to him: call me crazy but doesn’t young Vivienne Westwood look like Lara Stone here?

We are big fans of Siki Im (look for our upcoming special shots from his F/W 10 show). The Nowness has an arresting video of his collection which was inspired by “American Psycho” (video from Wardenclyffe).

Modeling news:

Ponyryder interviews Dutch beauty Ymre Stiekema

Emme is a plus size model that we adore and is super inspiring.

Alla Kostromichova has won Elle’s Model of the Year award back in her hometown in the Ukraine.

Supermodel Gisele Bundchen has a new baby, is revered in Brazil and post pregnancy… looks like this. Life sometimes is a tiny bit unfair, no?

Iman is iconic! The CFDA will honor one of our favorite faces EVER!

Check out Mike Z from Chosen Management. How gorgeous!
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And Brazilian beauty Ramon from Made in Brazil.
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Wardrobe Remix

April 5th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

i-D is always on the cutting edge when it comes to fashion: in the latest issue Alastair McKimm gives us a look at Melanie Ward‘s new Blouson Noir collection. In the simple yet chic editorial, Alla Kostromichova brings the clothes to life with her signature flair and Daniel Jackson captures it all against a stark white background. McKimm’s styling makes the unique ensembles really stand out, especially that one of a kind woven bustier.

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Mer Girl

April 1st, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Alla Kostromichova goes under the sea for Vogue Nippon, Solve Sundsbo and George Cortina transform Alla into a gilded sea creature, clad in shimmering McQueen and Balmain. Posing underwater requires special skill, but Alla pulls it all off perfectly.

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