Forever Amber

January 21st, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

Amber Valletta remains one of fashion’s most consistently in demand faces. With her refined presence and classic looks Amber has long been one of the defining representatives of elegance. With two new campaigns out for S/S 09 Amber proves that she is still the go to girl for avant garde grace. Mert and Marcus unleash Valletta’s inner sexpot for Iceberg while for Loewe Amber is a cooly aloof lady of the manor as imagined by Steven Klein – the ads showcase two very compelling sides to a model who continues to bring something fresh to the table.

 

 

 

 

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Bits and Bytes: YSL retrospective

November 3rd, 2008 |Posted by Betty

America readies itself for a historic election tomorrow. What we love the MOST about Yves Saint Laurent and his retrospective in San Francisco? How it shows he knew and appreciated 30 YEARS AGO that beauty, style and substance came in ALL colors: WWD and LA Times article

Zac Posen urges voters to vote and look good while doing it with a video for Obama: WWD

To see Gisele Bundchen, Angela Lindvall, Amber Valetta, etc, when the supermodels were starting out: COACD

Interview with top photographer, Mariano Vivanco (Dazed & Confused, Man about Town): Where the Lights End

Top Model Nicolas Malleville (Vogue Italia cover August 2008), at his beach hotel in Mexico: The Selby

Kate Moss fanatic? Here are her 26 British Vogue covers going back to 1993: Vogue UK

Ph: YSL archives via WWD.

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Pop and Miuccia for Fall

August 4th, 2008 |Posted by Betty

POP’s Myspace page features their Fall 80’s excess issue with 6 fabulous collectors’covers shot by Sebastian Faena. Supermodels Naomi, Natalia Vodianova, Agyness Deyn, Amber Valetta and rising star Jourdan Dunn wear Prada and mix religious themes with the lacy frocks. Surprise cover? Oluchi, the sexy Nigerian Sports Illustrated stunner.

POP on myspace

Ph: Sebastian Faena for POP magazine F/W08. Pics from POP’s myspace

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Amber and Boyd for Dsquared2

June 20th, 2008 |Posted by Betty

Supermodel Amber Valetta and our favorite model/artist Boyd Holbrook in the latest DSquared2 campaign shot by Steven Meisel. Theme? Punk/ska redone for the 00’s. A departure from the recent multi group shots, the powerful campaign is a visual match to their simple and boldly graphic site. Visit Dsquared2 to see other pics.

Ph: Steven Meisel for DSquared2, FW08, photo from Dsquared2 website

Ph: Steven Meisel for DSquared2, FW08, photo from Dsquared2 website

Ph: Steven Meisel for DSquared2, FW08, photo from Dsquared2 website

Ph: Steven Meisel for DSquared2, FW08, photo from Dsquared2 website

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Return of the Woman

May 29th, 2008 |Posted by Betty

WWD talks to Karl and Donatella about why the 90’s supermodels still hold so much sway over us. The mood of the fall 08 campaigns feels so 1995. Think about this: current American It girl Ali Stephens was 4 years old back in ’95! click here to read the article. All images from WWD

Coming for fall, MDC Icons for Fall/Winter 08

Amber Valetta in Dsquared by Steven Meisel and David Yurman fragrance by Peter Lindbergh, Iceberg

Christy Turlington in Escada by Patrick Demarchelier

Claudia Schiffer in Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld and Salvatore Ferragamo by Mario Testino

Eva Herzigova in Louis Vuitton by Mert and Marcus

Linda Evangelista in Prada by Steven Meisel

Naomi Campbell in Yves Saint Laurent

Stephanie Seymour in Loewe by Steven Klein

Some of the more recent supermodels of the 00’s for Fall 08:
Angela Lindvall in Jimmy Choo
Daria Werbowy in Christian Dior
Kate Moss in Stella McCartney
Raquel Zimmerman in Fendi by Karl Lagerfeld

Eva for LV by Mert and Marcus, FW08

Claudia for Chanel by Karl, FW 08

Christy for Escada by Patrick Demarchelier, FW 08

Amber for D2 by Steven Meisel, FW 08

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MDC Met favorites

May 8th, 2008 |Posted by Betty

There’s been a lot of talk in the press about the timidity that the fashion and entertainment stars displayed at the Met Ball. We don’t think it’s true at all; here’s a collage and the reasons why we think these 16 people turned it out, superhero style! If you actually read comics, you’ll recognize these colors and silhouettes. And in from Fashionista, viewers can vote themselves for their favorite looks at Vogue.tv.

Our favorites

Christina Ricci- Hands down our favorite with the colors, the belt, the pose, the unitard.
Anna Wintour- Maybe more Star Wars-y then Storm but still futuristic with the color and shape. Kudos to Anna for dressing with the theme and not playing it safe.
Karl Lagerfeld- The perfect super villain, dressed exactly as he is. Can’t you picture him in the next Iron Man fighting Robert Downey Jr?
Zac Posen- Makes such a handsome Clark Kent with his Superman blue suit and super yellow accessory, sidekick Kate.

The Supers

Andre Leon Talley and Venus Williams- For hauling around that supersized cape
Katie Holmes- A brilliant shade of comic book red in the dress plus the blue shoes= bold heroic fashion choices
Lake Bell- Her red and black Balmain dress is Shazam! totally Captain Marvel!
Linda Carter- Still with the Wonder figure and sporting the trademark bulletproof bracelets.

Super Villainesses

Michelle Monaghan- A modern day Poison Ivy
Claire Danes- The next Batman she-villain?
Raquel Zimmermann- The makeup is so Julie Newmar/Catwoman circa 1960’s; the colors in the Thakoon dress are very Frank Miller.
Cecilia Dean- In the slinky serpent-y Rodarte dress looks so ready to tempt the good hero from the path of justice.

Super shapes and colors

Amber Valetta: With that posture and color of dress, she of course would be one of the good guys… definitely more DC than Marvel heroine though.
Caroline Trentini: Mugler’s futuristic frock definitely has comic book lines. Hero or villain though? With all her Vogue jumping, she will always be a fashion hero to us.
Diane von Furstenberg: Looks like the inkwells at DC comics spilled all over her dress. We see Wonder Woman, Flash, Superman and Captain Marvel all hanging out in the folds.
Kimora Lee Simmons: The white lines are SOOO comic book borders. Maybe more Andy Warhol’s Pop cartoons but still in keeping with the night’s theme.

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