Banal Plus

July 18th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

The normcore trend has been the subject of much debate – is it chic, is it lazy, is it even a legitimate trend at all? Craig McDean and Edward Enninful take on the look in the pages of W Magazine with an editorial that mixes the best in designer gear with everyday staples like Adidas tube socks and white clogs – the kind of items you’re more likely to find in the closets of athletes than amongst the accessories utilized in a fashion story. With boy short bowl cuts by James Pecis (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management) and minimal makeup by Fulvia Farolfi (ArtList Paris) models Daiane ConteratoGrace MaharyAymeline ValadeManuela FreyKatlin AasAmanda Murphy and Fei Fei Sun look equal parts haute and banal.

See the full story on W Magazine.com 

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Reinventing Aymeline

May 22nd, 2014 |Posted by Matthew

Dressed in the best of Chanel’s Paris-Dallas Pre-Fall collection, longtime favorite Aymeline Valade is enjoying a major moment with a cover story for the latest issue of Crash Magazine. Bringing her new blonde look to the pages of the French mag, Aymeline plays chameleon in this series shot by Dan Smith, displaying her diverse talents in a selection of covetable looks styled by editor-in-chief Armelle Leturcq. Crash offers an added bonus with an accompanying interview in which the top model opens up about her big break at Nicolas Ghesquière’s Balenciaga, her hesitation to become a model-turned-actress, and the challenge of animating the life of an icon. Just in time for the Cannes premiere of Aymeline’s debut role as Betty Catroux in Betrand Borello’s Saint Laurent (starring Gaspard Ulliel and Léa Seydoux), Crash 68 will hit newsstands next week.

 

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Tropic Heat

April 29th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

The very best covers of Numéro offer a sumptuous take on fashion that thrives on decadent imagery and the most eye-catching designer wares. Txema Yeste delivers a stunning May cover starring a platinum blonde Aymeline Valade clad in glossy Dolce & Gabbana. Stylist Belén Casadevall pulls out all the stops dressing Aymeline in an array of transparent, skin-tight and embellished looks, each one more revealing than the last. The seductive editorial showcases Aymeline at her best as a formidable temptress set against a vivid tropical backdrop.

Hair – Laurent Philippon / Make up -Victor Alvarez (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY) / Set – Cristina Ramos

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Images courtesy of Pancho Saula Artist Management

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Numero Dos

March 29th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

With stellar new covers Numero and Numero Homme provide a beautiful and expressive take on fashion imagery with two very different shots united by their elegance. Fernando Cabral covers Numero Homme in a sleek shot by Jacob Sutton that capitalizes on his perfect physique; the image is clean, crisp and completely modern. Aymeline’s striking cover by Richard Bush is equally alluring; the former ballet dancer is graceful as ever in Dolce & Gabbana‘s caged corset dress.

For more on Numero’s latest issues worldwide, be sure to check out the official Numero Facebook. 

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Fernando Cabral by Jacob Sutton for Numero Homme

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Aymeline Valade by Richard Bush for Numero

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Past Meets Present: The Mod Moment

January 23rd, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

By its very nature, fashion is in a constant state of change, but the industry has a way of rehashing the past every few seasons with collections that draw inspiration from key moments in fashion’s history.  Nostalgia was the predominant fashion mode of the aughts, and it saw  designers revisiting everything from 1920s flapper fixtures, to ’80s powerdressing and (gasp) ’90s grunge redux. We may have just entered into 2013, but when it comes to manufacturing clothing that looks awfully similar to styles that could have been worn generations earlier, designers show no signs of stopping.

Case in point, S/S 13’s mod moment, which saw a wealth of graphic prints invading the runway. Checks, stripes, and houndstooth patterns  made appearances on the runways of labels like Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Michael Kors and Dolce & Gabbana, offering a pleasant alternative to spring’s tried-and-true florals and providing a bit of deja vu. Granted, these design elements are timeless, but fans of ’60s style will recognize the cuts and patterns that make up these new designs as the hallmarks of mod innovators. Take a look at  the work of Pierre Cardin, Mary Quant, André Courrèges, and Ossie Clark,  and you can’t help but see where Marc Jacobs and co. took their lead from.

With the very same designs getting major play in the pages of this month’s magazines, editors have been showcasing these looks in a variety of ways. Most choose to play up the retro appeal inherent in these collections by creating stories reminiscent of days past: what says ’60s more than an angular Vidal Sasson bob or an oversized bouffant? Others focus in on the graphic element, shooting the pieces against white backdrops and playing up the contrast.

 

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Designer Ossie Clark and one of his creations

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PRESENT

Vogue Japan | Ph. Emma Summerton | Styling Patti Wilson | Model Aymeline Valade | Makeup Dotti


American Vogue | Ph. Steven Klein | Styling Grace Coddington | Models Carolyn Murphy and Karen Elson


Harper’s Bazaar | Ph. Greg Harris | Stylist Tony Irvine | Model Marte Mei van Haaster | Hair Akki Shirakawa | Makeup Pep Gay

Marte Mei van Haaster in Louis VuittonMarc Jacobs and Michael Kors


Harper’s Bazaar Spain Ph. Txema Yeste | Styling Melania Pan | Model Ginta Lapina | Hair Olivier Lebrun (See Management) | Makeup Christopher Kam

Ginta Lapina in Louis VuittonDolce & Gabbana & Michael Kors


Vogue Japan Ph. Victor Demarchelier (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists) | Styling Sabino Pantone | Model Jessica Stam | Hair Didier Malige | Makeup Adrien Pinault (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists)

Stam inLouis Vuitton & Acne


Vogue China Ph. Daniel Jackson | Styling Nicoletta Santoro | Models Kel Markey, Agnés Nabuurs, Athena Wilson, Bo Don & Chiharu Okunugi | Hair Yannick D’Is (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists) | Makeup Yadim

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Double Vision : Dior Couture

October 18th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Fashion shows are well and good, but the true test of a collection’s impact is often played out in the editorial pages. When you have multiple editors reaching for the same pieces over and over again you know a designer has hit a nerve. Even when the styling itself isn’t that noticeably different between images, there are always key changes in presentation that separate fashion stories; whether it is the model choice, the manner in which the photographer chose to present the garment, or even something as simple as color vs. black and white, each team puts its own special stamp on things. Take a look at the way in which different magazines have interpreted two of the most popular pieces within the collection and let us know who you think pulled it off best.

Look No. 48  

Black fitted cashmere top with a black duchess satin skirt embroidered with electric blue flowers.

Saskia de Brauw by Daniel Jackson for Vogue Germany, stylist Christiane Arp

Aymeline Valade by Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue Japan, stylist Melanie Ward

Saskia de Brauw by Ruth Hogben for Another Magazine, stylist Katie Shillingford

Karlie Kloss by Eric Guillemain for Sunday Times Style Magazine, stylist Lucy Ewing

Hanaa Ben Abdesslem by Michelle Ferrara for Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, stylist Elaine Lloyd Jones | Suki Waterhouse by Marc Hom for Tatler, stylist Deep Kailey

Stef Van Der Laan by Luca Guadagnino for CR Fashion Book, stylist Carine Roitfeld

 

NiNi in Vogue China / Thana Kuhnen by Marcelo Krasilcic for L’Officiel

Look No. 8

Blue and pink embroidered cut-off ballgown with black cigarette pants

Keira Knightley by Mario Testino for American Vogue, stylist Grace Coddington

Milla Jovovich by Peter Lindbergh for Vogue Italia | Saskia de Brauw by Ruth Hogben for Another Magazine

Dior couture illustration by Ignasi Monreal for Spanish V Magazine

Aymeline Valade by Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue Japanstylist Melanie Ward

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Grand Chic

July 11th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Sølve Sundsbø.
Anastasia Barbieri.
Aymeline Valade.
Vogue Italia.

Proportion, color and texture come out to play in Sundsbø’s crisp images of a styled to the nines Valade. With no frills and a simple white background the team manages to make the clothes come to life.

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First Look: Antidote’s Icons

May 3rd, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Who are the modern modeling icons? Tough question, but Antidote Magazine offers their take on iconic women with 8 new covers featuring models from different generations who have made a fashion impact. Shot by Jan Welters, with creative direction by Yann Weber, the images are elegant and evocative, as is Welter’s corresponding video. Who doesn’t love a great shot of a beautiful girl in a white gown?

The cast selection is sure to stir up a fair amount of debate; no one can argue that Naomi Campbell, Eva Herzigova and Malgosia Bela aren’t iconic, but do you think relative newcomers Saskia de Brauw and Lindsey Wixson are worthy of the title? We already know some people are lobbying for Natasha Poly on the icons list, but how do you feel about the inclusion of the stunning Bianca Balti & Aymeline Valade?

Naomi Campbell

Bianca Balti

Lindsey Wixson

Eva Herzigova

Saskia de Brauw

Natasha Poly

Malgosia Bela

Aymeline Valade

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