Friends & Associates

April 9th, 2013 |Posted by models.com

With more and more designers blurring the lines of gender specific fashion; Matthew Edelstein‘s Spring/Summer 2013 collection for Friends & Associates, as seen in the latest issue of Visual Tales Magazine, is definitely timely. Matthew, a longtime stylist and creative director for the year old brand, studied fashion design first so the move to start the women’s wear line was a homecoming of sorts. The new collection as shot by the renowned Arthur Elgort and styled by David Vandewal puts a twist on all this; women’s clothes based on men’s iconic uniforms, worn on some of the season’s freshest male faces. We asked Matthew and David for their takes on the collection and shoot

Matthew: The Friends & Associates Resort and S/S 2013 collections are inspired by iconic uniforms of all kinds; we combine details from military and sport in strong color and updated proportions. These boys look so fresh we call them ‘Candy Land Cadets’.

David: We created with Arthur Elgort a sort of cinematic men’s fashion story around one of my favorite movie The Last Detail by director Hal Ashby in ’73 starring a young, naughty bad-ass Jack Nicholson. Navy sailors are ordered to bring a young offender to prison but decide to show him a last good time along the way. It’s a tough drama, but they become in a complicated way, buddies for life.

See the brightly colored Resort and Spring 2013 collections, available now, on Friends & Associates.

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Creative Director: Matthew Edelstein (De Facto) for Friends & Associates
Models Brayden Pritchard, Ian Sharp, Chris Davis, Ben BengtssonBeau Buckley
Casting by John Tan
Hair by David von Cannon, makeup by Linda Gradin

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State of Grace

November 19th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Grace Coddington by Sebastian Kim

On the eve of the publication of Grace Coddington‘s memoirs the famously flame haired fashion editor is everywhere. Pick up a copy of i-D Magazine‘s latest issue and you’ll see her on the cover, head to any news website worth its salt and you’ll find an excerpt from the tasteful tell-all (or just check it out on Vogue.com) detailing the backstory of some epic editorial moment straight from Vogue’s pages.  Indeed it seems we’re living in a state of Grace, so to speak, so what better time to look back on the trademarks of her work – those quintessential details that set her styling apart from everyone else. It would be impossible to go through twenty years of Grace and pick a few editorials that sum up the depth and diversity that make her work great, instead we look to four Coddington calling cards that are certain to appear in every one of her stories; glamour, history, fantasy and humour.


GLAMOUR

It goes without saying that Vogue is a repository for high-glamour imagery, but Grace has always pushed the borders of what that means. It isn’t enough to showcase off the runway looks or exquisite couture, the image has to convey something powerful and iconic.

‘The Heat of the Moment’ – Photographer Ellen von Unwerth, Model Naomi Campbell American Vogue, March 1998

‘High Art’ Photographer - Annie Leibovitz, Model - Natalia Vodianova, American Vogue November 2004

‘Daydreams’ Photographer Steven Klein, Models Daria Werbowy and Natalia Vodianova American Vogue September 2004

‘Talk to Her’ Photographer - Steven Meisel, Models - Joan SmallsCoco RochaKaren ElsonGuinevere Van SeenusCaroline TrentiniLiya KebedeAbbey Lee KershawDaphne Groeneveld, American Vogue 2012


HISTORY

Recreating the look and feel of historical periods with contemporary design has become something of a Vogue standard and when Grace takes on history the end result is always memorable. From haute baroque, to 50s style Brando-chic and 70s style glam rock, her interpretations of the past have always been fresh and dynamic.

‘French Twists’ Photographer - Annie Leibovitz, Models – Lily Cole, Gemma Ward, Gisele Bundchen, Daria Werbowy, Karen Elson, American Vogue May 2004

‘A Feast for the Eyes’ Photographer -Steven Meisel, Models – Kylie Bax, Amy Wesson, Elsa Benitez, Carolyn Murphy, Naomi Campbell, Michelle Behennah, Guinevere Van Seenus, Trish Goff, Chandra North,  American Vogue December 1996

‘Custom of the Country’ photographer Annie Leibovitz, Model Natalia Vodianova, American Vogue August 2012

‘Wild At Heart’ Photographer - Peter Lindbergh, Models – Helena ChristensenCindy Crawford,  Linda EvangelistaClaudia SchifferNaomi Campbell, Karen Mulder, Tatjana Patitz, and Stephanie Seymour, American Vogue 1991

Rock the House, photographer Steven Meisel, American Vogue, November 2001


FANTASY

No one creates a fantastical scenario via clothes quite like Grace does. Her instantly recognizable fairy tale collaboration with Annie Leibovitz has raised the bar for just about everyone by taking the familiar childhood tales and re-imagining them as fanciful fashion moments. Who says Alice can’t fall down the rabbit hole while wearing head to toe Tom Ford? Even with the elaborate sets, mythical allusions and high concept themes, Grace makes you notice the clothes first and foremost.

‘Joy to the World’ Photographer Steven Meisel, American Vogue December 2002

‘It’s a Jungle Out There’ Photographer – Steven Klein, Models – Maggie Rizer, Trish Goff, Oluchi Onweagba, Liisa Winkler, Anouck Lepere, Karolina Kurkova, American Vogue June 2001

‘Garden of Delights’ Photographer -Steven Meisel, Model - Caroline Trentini, American Vogue December 2006

‘Alice in Wonderland’ Photographer - Annie Leibovitz, Model - Natalia Vodianova , American Vogue December 2003

‘Wizard of Oz’ Photographer - Annie Leibovitz, Model - Keira Knightley, American Vogue December 2005

‘Romeo and Juliet’ Photographer - Annie Leibovitz, Model - Coco Rocha, American Vogue December 2008


HUMOUR

A concept that is regrettably missing in most fashion editorials yet always has a place in Grace’s work. Whether it is Stella Tennant leading a troop of boyscouts or Karen Elson starring as Grace herself, there is always that added touch of whimsy that makes her work a delight.

‘A Shot of Scotch’ Photographer - Arthur Elgort, Model - Linda Evangelista, American Vogue September 1991

‘Graceful Elegance’ Photographer - Steven Meisel, Model - Karen Elson, American Vogue August 2008

‘O’ Pioneers!’ Photographer - Arthur Elgort, Model - Stella Tennant, American Vogue June 2001

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Circus Circus!

December 22nd, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Crystal Renn.
Alana Zimmer.
Arthur Elgort.

Fashion’s master of good clean fun takes two of the industry’s most beautiful girls on a lighthearted trip to the big top for Vogue Russia. Clowns, acrobats and jugglers abound but Crystal and Alana steal the show in festive looks from Chanel and Valentino.

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Bits & Bytes: MIB winners!

July 28th, 2011 |Posted by Betty


Images by Stewart Shining courtesy of Made in Brazil.
For the latest models.com/Made in Brazil magazine giveaway, we have 5 winners! If you are Ming.mil; Adan; Paulo; Matthew Owyang or luka, three of you have responded and will be getting their copies. The 2 who have not, contact Made in Brazil ASAP for your very own copy right now!

Heat Is On: Raquel Zimmermann on Nowness.com.

Check out Raquel Zimmermann‘s moves in this Nowness video for Elle Brazil’s special all about Raquel issue. With the Vogue Italia cover and her recent suite of campaigns, Ms Zimmerman proves time and again why she’s one of the industry’s favorite faces.

We love a model agent turned photographer. See Sam Scott Schiavo‘s timeless pics of new face Misa P.

Another Brazilian favorite of ours, Caroline Trentini talks to Marilyn Paris about her years in the biz.

Ponyryder catches up with Kristy Kaurova and new Balmain face Patrick Kafka.

We adore the amazing Arthur Elgort, see him talk to The NY Times about his favorite images.


See Sebastian Sauvé jumping around in Christian Oita‘s video for the British music magazine Crash>.

The god-like David Gandy emotes in this special video by Mike Penn.

Andrej Pejic moves for Michelle Carimpong and 1883 Magazine.

Jon Kortajarena is gorgeous AND he gives back. See how you can have dinner with Jon at the link.

Factor Models has a free APP to see how you can be discovered. Welcome to the future of modeling.

See a very blonde eyebrowed Lorenzo Martone and Jules Kim at the resort show of their bathing suit line Nycked.

Attention models: If you are with any of these agencies on the models.com agencies page, there’s a casting for a feature film directed by a 3-time Sundance Director who’s looking for 5 models (you must be represented by well-established agencies on the MDC list) for lead roles. You can audition directly online worldwide here at Letitcast, and click on “Paradise” before August 5th. Good luck you future Gemma’s and Rosie’s!

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Bits & Bytes: King Arthur

June 7th, 2011 |Posted by Betty


Arthur Elgort by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin for the 2011 CFDA Portraits (from I&V tumblr)

Congratulations to all the CFDA winners last night (photos by Kevin Tachman). Most touching was reading about the legendary lensman (who received the CFDA Board of Directors’ Special Tribute award) and his recovery this past year from a devastating stroke.

We cannot wait to get the new Vogue Italia in our hands. In the meantime, read about the awesome Franca Sozzani‘s hope that the industry will turn towards women.

The lovely Robyn Lawley, one of the Vogue Italia covergirls is interviewed by Ponyryder. If you missed MDC’s interview, click here.

CFDA Lifetime Achievement Award winner Marc Jacobs talks to the NY Times and to WWD about receiving the illustrious award at just 48.

Ford’s Carmen dell’Orefice on the other hand celebrated 80 years young last week. Fashionista has a pictorial of her career.

Daphne Guinness, David Lachapelle and Amanda Lepore appear in the ultimate NYC nightlife photo by Patrick McMullan.

All proceeds from David Gandy‘s new book by Dolce & Gabbbana will go towards the fantastic EUPLOOS Project.

If you’re in LA today, head towards Jeremy Kost’s book signing at Bookmarc, info below.

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Bits & Bytes: Coco by Behati

July 19th, 2010 |Posted by Betty


Behati Prinsloo not only is one of fashion’s most beautiful faces, she’s an up and coming photographer. Here, she shoots the one and only Coco Rocha with her new husband, James. Take a look at the interview between the 2 close friends and more of Ms Prinsloo’s effervescent images of the happy couple.

PINUP GIRLS from V Magazine on Vimeo.

PINUP GIRLS from V Magazine on Vimeo.
V Magazine‘s Pinup Girls in video is summery, sexy and has Elvis Presley music. What could be better? If you’re still pining for soccer, check out their Footballers’ Wives video (with Eniko, Dree, Simon, etc) which is awesomely sexy and hilarious.


Modeling news:

Christy Turlington has parlayed a long and glamorous career into making a difference in the world. Read all about it here.

The new documentary on models promises to be epic!

Model Matthew Hitt shoots the men’s shows for T Magazine and captures all his friends.

Why does one model make it big when others don’t? May we suggest that mysterious x- factor plus personality and professionalism?

They can be 35 or 25 but the clothes need to be worn on intelligent, experienced women.” Calvin Klein’s Francisco Costa on why Lara Stone is Calvin Klein’s face.

Crystal Renn, shows why she is so awesome.

Speaking of Crystal RennCarine Roitfeld says: Don’t lose weight. You’re very beautiful just how you are.”

Who sees baby Nadja Auermann? At least in this picture. Codie Young, another Aussie face is about to make a big splash on the scene.

Fashion and miscellaneous:

Happy Birthday WWD! 100 years old is an amazing feat.

CFDA Fund Finalists: Joseph Altuzarra of Altuzarra, Christian Cota, Prabal Gurung, Robert Geller, Eddie Borgo, Oliver Helden and Paul Marlow of Loden Dager, Pamela Love of Pamela Love Jewelry, Moss Lipow, Gregory Parkinson and Billy Reid. Read all about it on WWD.

Stella McCartney’s mom, Linda, is the style icon for Summer 2010. Speaking of Stella, she is the creative director for the London Olympics. Fierce.

Want. This. iPad. Cover.

Youngsters, listen up.. Pierre Cardin was a genius. If you don’t know who he is, check out his new book now.

Famed Vogue photographer Arthur Elgort has passed on his love of photography. Daughter Sophie Elgort shot this editorial!

Check out Anna Dello Russo‘s favorite looks from couture.

The talented creative director Giovanni Russo died last week from his battle with cancer. Our deepest condolences to his family and friends.

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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.”
Arthur Elgort

“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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A Family Affair

September 17th, 2008 |Posted by Janelle

Isabeli Fontana is joined by her brother Henrick and son Zion in the October edition of Vogue. Shot by Arthur Elgort and styled by Vogue icon Grace Coddington, Isabeli displays the seasons finest tweeds amidst a scenic pastoral setting. The Fontana clan shows that good looks really do run in the family.

Isabeli, Zion and Henrick Fontana by Arthur Elgort for Vogue US – Scanned by VampireHorde at Bellazon

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