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Visual Branding

August 13th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Nothing conveys the identity of a brand quite like its advertising and more and more mainstream fashion brands are attempting to tweak their image via campaigns that utilize fashion’s biggest powerplayers. Case in point, the F/W campaign for conservative brand, Talbots features the edgy pairing of Linda Evangelista and Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. Meanwhile Jones New York enlists Annie Leibovitz and a slew of top names like Hilary Rhoda, Jessica Stam, Hana Soukupova, Jacquetta Wheeler, Du Juan, Yasmin WarsameAminata Niaria and Ujjwala Raut for their ads. Not to be left in the dust, mall staple Esprit enlists Coco Rocha for its collection ads and Anne Vyalitsyna, Du Juan and Missy Rayder by Mariano Vivanco for the mainline.

The addition of a familiar (and fashionable) face can add a layer of cool to a brand’s image, but does the trick work? Did any of these ads enhance your opinion of the labels in question? Tell us.


Linda for Talbots


Jones New York’s impressive cast

Esprit chose top models like Coco, Missy, Du & Anne V for both its lines

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Through the Years…

March 15th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Gisele Bundchen has been at the top of the heap for over a decade and her Vogue covers are always memorable. Whether she’s surrounded by other models or all by herself, Gisele stands out from the crowd and after being featured on the cover of Vogue US 11 times she lands on the cover of April’s shape issue looking better than ever.

Tell us which Gisele cover is your favorite?

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July 1999 by Steven Meisel

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November 1999 by Annie Liebowitz

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December 1999 by Steven Meisel

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May 2000 by Steven Meisel

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June 2000 by Herb Ritts

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January 2001 by Steven Meisel

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June 2001 by Steven Meisel

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December 2001 by Steven Meisel

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September 2004 by Steven Meisel

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April 2008 by Annie Leibovitz

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April 2010 by Patrick Demarchelier

Image Credits | HFGL @ tFS and Just Jared

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High Praise

August 21st, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

As a model you know you’re on the right path when the greats like Steven Meisel and Arthur Elgort are singing your praises. With her remarkable poise, tireless work ethic and sparkling personality Karlie Kloss has garnered some very big fans in high places. In the September issue of Vogue, Karlie is shot by Annie Leibovitz and we get a chance to find out just why she’s such a photographer favorite. Hear what some of fashion’s finest have to say about Ms. Kloss.


“She’s disciplined and has danceability, repetition and gorgeous legs. And she’s happy to hang up her clothes after each picture. She was first a Teen Vogue girl and I was so delighted to shoot with her – light on her feet, happy to work, like a young Christy Turlington.”
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“She’s an amazing model. She knows clothes. She has tons of energy. She will add things to the shoot that I would never have thought of. She thinks from the point of view of an editor and photographer, not just that of a model. When she’s allowed to be free, to be creative she’s at her best. She likes extreme things. She likes to go all the way.” – Steven Meisel

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Karlie Kloss by Annie Leibowitz for Vogue US Sept 2009

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Bits and Bytes: Multi Cover Mania

August 21st, 2009 |Posted by Betty

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Kate Moss by Craig McDean for Another Magazine. (for full story on the covers and Another Magazine’s Decade in Style, click here).

Joining in the multi cover party that V Magazine started with 4 Fall covers and the special edition V Magazine 19 cover bonanza by Paul Rowland, is Another Magazine‘s beauteous quartet of Natalie Portman, Vanessa Paradis, Kate Moss and Katie Holmes. Love Magazine also enters the fray with 2 covers, one of Coco Sumner (Sting’s daughter) and the other of young musician Alex Hartley. It looks like it’s never been a better time for readers with such a plethora of choices.

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Katie Holmes by Craig McDean.

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Vanessa Paradis and Natalie Portman by Hedi Slimane.

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Coco Sumner by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

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Alex Hartley by David Sims
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Amber Valletta, Kate Moss, Linda Evangelista and Lady Gaga for V Magazine.

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There’s always the next Kate Moss, but is this girl actually the one?

If you’ve ever met French model Vincent LaCrocq, you’ll know why he was picked for Alexander Wang‘s men’s lookbook. Completely swoonworthy.

When we want more black models in editorials, this is NOT what we were thinking of… Our own story on R’el and Melodie by Greg Kadel for Numero is also generating quite a discussion.

Annie Leibovitz, strange and sad story.

What is the future of fashion, modeling and the Internet? The Imagist ponders

September 10th’s Fashion’s Night Out in NYC promises to be big.. Mark your calendars now to meet supermodels, designers and photographers like Steven Klein and Annie Leibovitz. Click here for the official website.

How funny… the making of the Gucci campaign is preferred to the actual campaign.

Top model Sean O’Pry has been awarded the keys to his hometown city. Here’s a pic of him with his mayor.

13 year old style blogger Tavi is on the new POP cover…. and you are not.

Jessica White blogs; she talks about the ups and downs of her life. Besides the excitement of shooting for Sports Illustrated and Maybelline, she is frank about losing her money and the devastation of being sexually abused, this looks like a must read.

Speaking of all the calls for less Photoshopping… here’s Glamour Magazine‘s model with a belly and she looks beautiful!

Models go to the movies..Irina Lazareanu has landed the lead in the new Spike Lee movie! Agyness Deyn is also set to appear in a Kevin Sampson movie.

Kate Moss vs Scarlett Johansson, are we seeing double??

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Bits and Bytes: Model Home Project

July 28th, 2009 |Posted by Betty

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“The Model Home Project was founded in 2006 with the simple goal of wanting to give back. We are now pursuing a vision to create a movement within the fashion community to utilize its unique influence on culture to inspire people to be involved in worthy projects and affect positive change around the world.” from Model Home Project website. Think top male models giving back to the community. See you there tomorrow!

What does it take to be a photographer’s agent? A Photo Editor talks to Carol Leflufy, former Art & Commerce rep who has worked with Steven Meisel and Annie Leibovitz.

Sean O’Pry talks to Matthew Edelstein for Interview Magazine about being one of the world’s top male models.

Aww, designers when they were young. Check out Michael Kors, Vivienne Westwood and Jason Wu.

The Brazilians always rock; look at this handsome male beauty shot by Didio.

Edilson Nascimento in a pool by Jeremy Kost. Guaranteed hotness.

Vogue UK interviews Nick Knight!

Casting director Natalie Joos, is interviewed by TheMalcolm. We learn about her first jobs as an assistant to Glenn O’Brien and studio manager of Craig McDean to her current casting gigs for Hugo Boss and working with Jay Z/Beyonce!

Hanne Gaby Odiele‘s place, it’s dark and cool

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Bits and Bytes: The Divine Editrixes

November 24th, 2008 |Posted by Betty

The iconic Linda Evangelista carries an Obama bag: WWD

Jessica White in Robin Thicke’s new video: Yahoo Video

Coco Rocha as Juliet, Roberto Bolle as Romeo in American Vogue: Sans Artifice

Naomi Campbell for Visionaire: Frillr

Interview with Dazed & Confused covergirl Kate Somers: Bunny Bisous

Raymond Meier has a website: A Photo Editor

Carine Roitfeld, Kate Lanphear, Anna della Russo, Taylor Tomasi- The Rise of the Machine: Adrian Corsin writes on Jak and Jil’s blog

Roitfeld, Lanphear, della Russo and Tomasi. Photo from Jak and Jil Blog

Coco and Roberto Bolle by Annie Leibovitz for American Vogue. See entire edit here.

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Carla by Annie for Vanity Fair

July 28th, 2008 |Posted by Betty

Though there were rumors of a supermodel September cover for Vanity Fair‘s annual Style issue, it looks like the one supermodel everybody is talking about, Carla Bruni Sarkozy, made the cut. With photos by Annie Leibovitz, read the entire article on Carla now on Vanity Fair’s website. It promises to be quite a read…

Ph: Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair September 08. pic from Vanity Fair’s website

Ph: Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair September 08. pic from perez hilton via tFS.

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