Brave New (and Beautiful) World

March 9th, 2016 |Posted by steven.yatsko


Olivia Jansing by Marcus Ohlsson & Andrew Logan by Philippe Vogelenzang

Beauty Papers is the two issue old publication with a predilection for all things beauty. That much can gathered from its title alone. But one look inside its sophomore release and it’s clear the brainchild of Maxine Leonard steers vehemently clear of any sort of prix fixe beauty others are serving. Beauty Papers is Maxine’s visual adage endeavoring to articulate a more modern language of makeup-ing. Inside is a cosmetic playground, the respective efforts of beauty veterans and photographers letting loose their explorative ideas of application, color and medium. We spoke to its editor in chief Maxine Leonard about the magazine and more, plus check out the preview of issue 1 “Plastics” below.

When did humor come into play for Beauty Papers or into your idea of beauty in general?
Humour like beauty is personal. Our approach is to hopefully inspire, the result in how this is viewed is left to the reader as to whether they sense or identify humour. I think it is emotive, however read. There is no beauty without emotion.

What was the most difficult part of conception for issue 1 (the second issue)?
Beauty Papers is at the start of its journey so we really don’t think in terms of ‘difficult’ because it is a very exciting time for us.

Why “Plastics”?
We chose ‘plastic’ because it defines the world we live in, and it has long been the byword for celebrity culture, the cult of plastic people-‘Fakeness’ is a look and lifestyle pursued by legions of women and men. And then there is the sheer joy of the material itself, the qualities of stretch, transformation and transparency. Plastic is defined by being easily shaped or moulded, which for us, is also a metaphor for how we change and mould ourselves to survive, fit in, and even succeed.

What were some conceptual guidelines and shoot dos and don’ts given out?
We explored the concept visually and culturally and created a collection of inspiration material that we shared with all our collaborators, they asked questions, observed and found their particular perspectives sometimes opening doors on less comfortable issues and ideas we encounter everyday. Plastic was the platform and from this dreams were created of exquisite fantastical extremes and contradictions. Without the dreams and dream makers where would we be? We have an open dialogue with all the artists that work with us but there are no do’s and don’ts. That is what is so exhilarating.

How has your own perspective of editorial beauty changed and what was missing that made you want to start the magazine?
On this journey there have been several occasions that have changed my perspective and made me reevaluate my approach. I interviewed Christiaan for issue 0 and the meeting was timely. He told me I would make mistakes and that it was never about agenda, it was about friends working together. I interviewed Serge Lutens and he told me not to lower my flag. Most importantly I met Valerie who restored my faith and reignited my belief and passion. Beauty Papers is about artists working together and inspiring each other. It is about community and creation, something we felt was lacking.

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Heather Kemesky by Liz Collins (Camilla Lowther Management) | Stylist Way Perry | Hair Samantha Hillerby (Streeters London) | Makeup Maxine Leonard (Jed Root) | Manicurist Jenny Longworth (Camilla Lowther Management) | Casting Shelley Durkan (New York: D + V Management, London: D + V Management )


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Leila Goldkuhl by Paola Kudacki (Camilla Lowther Management) | Stylist Akari Endo-Gaut (New York: FRANK REPS NY, Los Angeles: FRANK REPS LA) | Hair Kevin Ryan (Art + Commerce) | Makeup Mathias van Hooff (Management + Artists) | Casting Shelley Durkan (New York: D + V Management, London: D + V Management )


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Harleth Kuusik by Amy Troost | Hair Holli Smith | Casting Beth Dubin


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Anabel Krasnotsvetova by Julia Noni (Chris Boals Artists CBA) | Stylist Vittoria Cerciello (New York: FRANK REPS NY, Los Angeles: FRANK REPS LA) | Hair Franco Gobbi (Streeters New York) | Makeup Violette (Management + Artists) | Manicurist Eri Handa | Casting Shelley Durkan (New York: D + V Management, London: D + V Management )


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Briley Jones by Ben Hassett (Management + Artists) | Stylist Anna Trevelyan (Camilla Lowther Management) | Hair Peter Gray (Home Agency) | Makeup Isamaya Ffrench (Streeters London) | Manicurist Martha Fekete (Bryan Bantry)


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Sofia Fanego byPaul Maffi | Stylist Paul Sinclaire (Katy Barker) | Hair Tomo Kono | Manicurist Jin Soon Choi (Jed Root)


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Olivia Jansing by Marcus Ohlsson (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management, Stockholm: LUNDLUND) | Stylist Michelle Cameron (New York: FRANK REPS NY, Los Angeles: FRANK REPS LA) | Hair Rita Marmor (Streeters New York) | Makeup Benjamin Puckey (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management) | Manicurist Honey (Exposure NY) | Casting Shelley Durkan (New York: D + V Management, London: D + V Management )


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Harmony Boucher by David Oldham | Hair Raphael Salley (Streeters London) | Makeup Janeen Witherspoon | Manicurist Imarni (Saint Luke Artist Management)


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Vogue Portugal Loves Naomi

January 8th, 2016 |Posted by Irene Ojo-Felix

Vogue Portugal dials up the cinematic sex factor for their top of the year issue out on newsstands now. The inimitable Naomi Campbell unleashes her inner femme fatale and sultry power upon the world in this blazing cover story. Arousing the spirit of Jessica Rabbit, the legendary supermodel poses in pieces from Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, Givenchy, and The Row chosen by fashion editor Ada Kokosar. As she takes on TV with appearances on hit shows Empire and American Horror Story, she continues to build her own with her perfect package of charisma, confidence, and magnetism. See more of the story below.

Photography – An Le | Styling – Ada Kokosar (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY) | Hair – Brian Devine | Makeup – Renee Garnes | Set design – Stewart Gerard | Casting Direction & Production – Victoria Pavon

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Twin Magazine’s Modern Romance

December 21st, 2015 |Posted by steven.yatsko


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Issue 13 of Twin Magazine launched with 5 multi-hued covers, the respective visuals of a talented crop of photographers–cue Lena C. EmeryCoco CapitanAmy TroostScott Trindle and Nick Dorey who lensed their flavor of cover models from breakouts Frida Westerlund and Hayett McCarthy to mega beauty Andreea Diaconu. Inside it’s an assembly of modern romance, with muses dressed in most modern wares that focuses on the feminine in fall like Naomi Miller’s two tales–one of a flirty Andreea and the other of of a fashionably furred Amanda Murphy. See what else below in this exclusive issue preview:


Frida Westerlund by Lena C. Emery / Stylist Celestine Cooney (Creative and Partners) / Hair Christian Eberhard (London: Julian Watson Agency London, New York: Julian Watson Agency NY) / Makeup Janeen Witherspoon / Creative Director Becky Smith


Steffy Argelich by Coco Capitan (Creative and Partners) / Stylist Celestine Cooney (Creative and Partners) / HairMari Ohashi / Makeup Lucy Burt (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management) / Creative Director Becky Smith


Amanda Murphy by Amy Troost / Styling Naomi Miller (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management) / Hair Francelle / Makeup Tamara Mcnaughton (New York: Management + Artists, Paris: Management + Artists) / Creative Director Becky Smith


Bella Hadid by  Scott Trindle (Management + Artists) / Stylist Jay Massacret (Camilla Lowther Management) / Hair Blake Erik (Jed Root) / Makeup Marla Belt (Streeters London) / Creative Director Becky Smith


Hayett McCarthy by Nick Dorey (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management) / Stylist Tara Hill / Hair Mari Ohashi / Makeup Niamh Quinn / Creative Director Becky Smith


Andreea Diaconu by Cass Bird (Art + Commerce) / Stylist Naomi Miller (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management) / Makeup Yumi Mori / Creative Director Becky Smith


 


Frida Westerlund by Lena C. Emery / Stylist Celestine Cooney (Creative and Partners) / Hair Christian Eberhard (London: Julian Watson Agency London, New York: Julian Watson Agency NY) / Makeup Janeen Witherspoon / Creative Director Becky Smith


 


Amanda Murphy by Amy Troost / Styling Naomi Miller (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management) / Hair Francelle / Makeup Tamara Mcnaughton (New York: Management + Artists, Paris: Management + Artists) / Creative Director Becky Smith


 


Andreea Diaconu by Cass Bird (Art + Commerce) / Stylist Naomi Miller (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management) / Makeup Yumi Mori / Creative Director Becky Smith


 

Pooja Mor by Quentin De Briey / Stylist Alexandra Carl (Streeters New York) / Makeup Yohsuke Hiraka / Hair Conrad Dornan (D + V Management)


 

Emma Greenwell by Chad Moore / Stylist Sasha Kelly


 

Steffy Argelich by Coco Capitan (Creative and Partners) / Stylist Celestine Cooney (Creative and Partners) / Hair Mari Ohashi / Makeup Lucy Burt (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management)

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Intermission Excites

April 1st, 2015 |Posted by Irene Ojo-Felix

Biannual Intermission Magazine has stood as a pillar for beautiful and striking imagery and for their 5th anniversary issue they’ve collaborated with some of the best in the business with visuals provided by Fabien Baron, Richard Burbridge, & the founders of the title, Patrik Sehlstedt and John Scarisbrick. Capturing the alluring beauty of each of the subjects, cover models Molly Bair, Amanda Murphy, Malgosia Bela, Meghan Collison, Steffy Argelich, and more were transformed into remarkable, brooding muses paired with lively spring fashion.

Take a respite from commercial overload with the images below.

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Molly Bair photographer Fabien Baron, styling Ludivine Poiblanc (Management + Artists)

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Amanda Murphy photography Richard Burbridge (Art + Commerce), styling Brian Molloy

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Steffy Argelich photographer John Scarisbrick styling Emilie Kareh (New York: FRANK REPS NY, Los Angeles: FRANK REPS LA)

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photographer Zoe Ghertner (Los Angeles: Total Management, Paris: Total Management, New York: Total Management), styling Brian Molloy

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Malgosia Bela photographer John Scarisbrick, styling Melanie Huynh (Management + Artists)

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Meghan Collison photographer Patrik Sehlstedt, styling Vanessa Chow

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Julia Bergshoeff photographer Fabien Baron, styling Ludivine Poiblanc (Management + Artists)

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Photographer Lacey (Camilla Lowther Management), set designer Shona Heath (Camilla Lowther Management)

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Steffy by John Scarisbrick

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Lina Berg photographer Amy Troost, styling Zara Zachrisson (Camilla Lowther Management)

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Amanda by Richard Burbridge

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Photographer Philippe Jarrigeon (New York: Total Management, Los Angeles: Total Management, Paris: Total Management), styling Brian Molloy

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Drake Burnette by Nathaniel Goldberg (Society MGMT), styling Tom Van Dorpe (Management + Artists)

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Molly by Fabien Baron

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Meghan by Patrik Sehlstadt

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Intermission’s Interlude

June 10th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

As one of the most discerning publications around Intermission Magazine sets the bar high with its biannual issues. Focusing on the most relevant and meaningful developments within the worlds of fashion, art and culture and then delivering them in a sleek package, Intermission is always a pleasure to read. For their 9th issue, Intermission knocks the ball out of the park with four covers that utilize modeling’s fast rising stars Binx, Andreea Diaconu, Ophelie Guillermand and Andreas Lindquist feature on covers that offer a respite from the typical with their moody, atmospheric images in stark black and white or muted color. Inside editorial after editorial thrills with arresting fashions, provocative imagery and a chic spirit that unites each piece of content.

For even more from Intermission be sure to visit Intermission Magazine.com

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Ph. Amy Troost / Styling Brian Molloy / Model Leona Binx Walton

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Ph. Paul Wetherell / Styling Brian Molloy / Model Ophelie Guillermand

 

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Ph. John Scarisbrick / Styling Karen Kaiser / Models Esmerelda Seay Reynolds & Jessica

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Ph. John Scarisbrick / Styling Tom Van Dorpe (Management + Artists) / Model Andreea Diaconu

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Ph. Patrik Sehlstedt / Styling Brian Molloy / Model Andreas Lindquist

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Ph. Robert Johansson / Styling – Emily Mazur / Models Charlotte Carey & Veronika Vilim, Hair – Yuhi Kim

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Muse Appeal

November 29th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Muse Magazine returns with two stellar new covers that showcase the beauty of two of our favorite faces. Beau Grealy brings out the bohemian in Aline Weber with a witchy shoot that capitalizes on Aline’s posing skills. Styled by Sarah Ellison-Prat (Streeters New York) and featuring the best in fringed, embellished and embroidered looks, the woodsy shoot and its eerie vibe showcase a fresh side of Aline.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, Meghan Collisons cover shoot with Amy Troost  is all about the contemporary wardrobe and all its sleek trappings. With an appealing selection of minimal looks chosen by Beth Fenton and a stark black background, the focus is all on Meghan and how she brings the pieces to life.

For even more on the latest issue of MUSE be sure to check out Muse Magazine.it. 

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Skin Deep

June 19th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Who says beige has to be boring? Amy Troost and Alastair McKimm create a compelling story for Vogue China that showcases the best of the season’s taupe, tan and textured wares. Juliane Grüner looks elegant in on-trend pieces from Calvin KleinBelstaff, Jean Paul Gaultier and Céline. The second skin concept comes to life with via a few well placed exotic materials and a series of covetable leather jackets. Troost’s refined photographic style is perfectly suited to this tribute to subtlety, luxury and the timeless appeal of understatement.

HAIR- Esther Langham | MAKEUP – Karan Franjola

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Come Undone

May 9th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Amy Troost.
Alastair McKimm.
Nadja Bender.
i-D Magazine.

The radiant Ms. Bender takes to the pages of i-D in an expertly styled editorial focused on the season’s undone extravagances. Expertly styled in muted colors and featuring pieces from J.W. AndersonComme des Garcons and Rick Owens, Troost’s story fits right in with the issue’s theme of youthful exuberance.

For more on the Time Is Now Issue, be sure to check out i-D Online. 

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