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Cover Confidential

March 20th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Feburary and March are big business for fashion magazines with glossies often debuting some of their best and brightest content during these months focused on spring collections, renewal and change. Take a look back at some of the most interesting covers from the boundlessly creative, to the simply beautiful.

PURE BEAUTY

Antidote Magazine‘s romance issue boasted multiple covers by Cuneyt Akeroglu featuring some of the world’s most beautiful women. United by their simple yet effective photography and their chic take on the magazine’s pristine subjects these covers were something special.

As one of fashion’s coolest faces Leona Binx Walton is typically photographed looking grungy, avant garde or off-kilter. Her Self Service cover with it’s effective beauty statement and clean layout showed another side. Collier Schorr portrait brings out Binx’s beauty, while maintaining her character.

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THE BEST OF CELEBRITY

There are few actresses as effervescent as Marion Cotillard and Interview Magazine‘s March cover captured the La Vie En Rose star’s elegant side with a shot by Craig McDean that positively crackles with good ol’ fashioned glamour. Styled by Karl Templer with makeup by Christophe Danchaud and a 40s coif by Sam McKnight the image strikes the right balance between retro film siren and modern glamour - as does the accompanying fashion story. 

On the flip side, Dazed & Confused‘s rough and tumble cover of Scarlett Johansson finds the star’s inner bad girl and brings it to the forefront with a vibrant shot by Benjamin Alexander Huseby . The combo of red background and Saint Laurent biker jacket and Scar-Jo’s glare makes for an appealing contrast to the typical smiling celebrity glamour shot.

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MINIMAL MARVELS

You can’t go wrong with a picture of Daria Werbowy and The Last Magazine served up an epic large format image the superstar looking foreboding for it’s spring issue –  Mikael Jansson‘s in your face shot captures Werbowy at her rawest and best.

The Gentlewoman always errs on the side of minimalism, but the pulpy red cover of Vivienne Westwood by Alasdair McLellan (Art Partner) was the perfect merger of timelessness and modernity.

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CREATIVITY RULES

Nick Knight‘s trippy photography has always struck a chord with surrealists and on the cover of GARAGE‘s spring/summer edition he twists and morphs Karlie Kloss and Cara Delevingne into unbidden creatures designs that were eventually tattooed onto the skin of Garage readers – how’s that for taking things to the next level.

E.T. got a fashion makeover with Lindsey Wixson taking over the frontpage of CR Fashion Book with an expressive Sebastian Faena image that puts Wixson’s otherworldly visage to good use with a sweet nod to an 80s favorite.

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DESIGNER DOMINATION

Karl Lagerfeld’s watercolor inspired spring Chanel collection has proved a hit with editors, in addition to appearing in the pages of just about every magazine imaginable his paint by numbers dresses found themselves on a variety of covers in March, most notably Vogue China, where two of the designer’s creations took center stage.

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Ph. Mario Testino for Vogue China | Ph. Marc de Groot for Vogue Netherlands | Ph. Nat Prakobsantisuk for Vogue Thailand

Not one to be outdone, Miuccia Prada also made a strong showing this March (and April) with a variety of painterly spring looks from her collections showing up on the cover of several different magazines.

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Ph. Cuneyt Akeroglu for Vogue Spain | Emma Summerton for Vogue Australia | Mario Testino for British Vogue | Elle Greece | Thomas Whiteside for Elle UK | Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue Japan 

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La Lara

March 10th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

You can’t keep a good woman down! On the heels of her March Vogue Paris cover Lara Stone is suddenly everywhere with a series of chic magazine appearances and the first of her advertisements for mega-brand L’Oreal.


Antidote Magazine Ph. Cuneyt Akeroglu

The first cover of Antidote’s Romance issue features a stripped down portrait of Lara by Cuneyt Akeroglu. Sporting a dusting of tiny paper flowers and a powerful gaze, Lara captivates in this simple yet refined image. Stay tuned for more as Antidote is unveiling one cover per day on their website, Magazine Antidote

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L’Oreal Paris Ph. Kenneth Willardt (Exposure NY)

Beauty contracts a big business and Lara brings a touch of haute grandeur to L’Oreal’s spring advertising, joining the likes of Doutzen and Liya Kebede in Kenneth Willardt (Exposure NY)’s flawless beauty photographs. Adding a swipe of the latest lipgloss might not transform you into a mini-Lara but Willardt’s sleek ads are a compelling tribute to the brand’s ‘because you’re worth it’ tagline.

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Modern Matter | Ph. Alasdair McLellan (Art Partner)

Modern Matters merges art and fashion into a singularly chic edition twice a year and the latest features an Alasdair McLellan (Art Partner) shot of Lara against timeless Piet Mondrian artwork in the De Stijl style.

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Cover Star

December 4th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Joan Smalls.
Michael Thompson.
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Fashion’s finest adds another major cover to her already impressive resume – check out Joan Smalls on the cover of the new Elle. Given that American Elle is usually reserved for Hollywood starlets and singers it’s big news when a model lands on the front page. As always the versatile Ms. Smalls looks flawless sporting ombre hair and a Givenchy gown on the Thompson helmed cover, but the accompanying interview holds the real surprises. Inside Joan shares her thoughts on fashion’s diversity issue, the forces that propelled her to the top and why she feels acting is the next step in her storied career.

View the full story on Elle.com

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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 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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The Silk Road

November 19th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

It’s difficult not to have a soft spot for American Vogue‘s actor + model editorials and over the years the magazine has given us more than a few memorable pairings; Gisele and George Clooney, Gemma Ward and Josh Hartnett, Liya Kebede & Andre 3000, the list goes on. For the December issue Vogue takes things to the next level, enlisting Kate Moss and this year’s Oscar front-runner Chiwetel Ejiofor for a Mario Testino (Art Partner) helmed story that takes the pair to Istanbul on a romantic getaway. Sporting resort looks from BurberryJason Wu and a bit of SS14 Proenza Schouler as styled by Tonne Goodman, the pair looks resplendent. With architectural wonders like the Çinili Köşk as the backdrop and Testino showcasing the beauty of Istanbul in every shot the story also serves as an especially chic travel diary. 

See the full story on Vogue.com including a look behind the scenes with Tonne Goodman

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The December issue of American Vogue – Jessica Chastain by Annie Leibovitz on newsstands now.

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Home For The Holidays

November 15th, 2013 |Posted by victoria

As the holiday campaigns roll in, H&M knows how to stand out from the rest, starting with an all-star cast shot by Alexi Lubomirski (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists): Christy Turlington, Doutzen Kroes, Sean O’Pry, Ryan Burns and Liu Wen—to name a few. But what really catches our eye is the mini film accompanying the campaign, which truly captures the holiday cheer that warms our hearts the most—full of family, friends, and fashion, of course!

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Femme Factor

October 1st, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Mariano Vivanco.
Andreea Diaconu.
Vogue Espana.

Masculine and feminine fashions merge in this elegant exploration of the season’s menswear inspired fashions as selected by stylist Belen Antolin. Andreea’s sensual look is put to good use in Vivanco’s shoot which mixes studio images and outdoor shots into one chic story.

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Totally Head to Toe

September 12th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Head to toe designer dressing is all about capturing the total look and all its intricacies and no one understands that better than Carine Roitfeld. In the latest CR Fashion Book, Carine provides a stylish guide to the biggest labels, enlisting an all-star cast to showcase the signature style of fashion’s powerhouse labels. Shot by Max Von Gumppenberg & Patrick Bienert the story a diverse cast and intriguing twists on what we’ve come to expect from an array of well known designers. Karolina Kurkova adds sex appeal to Tomas Maier‘s Bottega Veneta finery, while Xiao Wen Ju illustrates the luxuriousness of Christopher Bailey‘s sumptuous designs for Burberry. Else where Lakshmi Menon shines in a sleek Alber Elbaz look for Lanvin and Carine’s stunning daughter Julia Restoin-Roitfeld adds some coquettish charm to a ladylike look from Miuccia Prada.

Experience the full story and more from the latest issue of CR Fashion Book on their website – CR FASHIONBOOK.com

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