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Blast from the Past: Editors As Models

March 28th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Much is said about the relatively short span of most modeling careers. If you’re among the lucky few like Malgosia Bela or Naomi Campbell, you can model for decades, but most people who start their careers on the catwalk find that 15 minutes of fame comes and goes quickly. This isn’t always a bad thing, many move on to bigger and better things; you can’t see a movie without spotting a model-turned-actress and you can’t work on a fashion shoot without stumbling into someone had a modeling moment. Today we take a look at a few of the fashion editors who’ve done their share in front of the camera.

Camilla Nickerson  – Camilla has been styling since the 80s, but back in 1993 she graced the cover of Vogue Italia shot by Steven Meisel and if that doesn’t count for a model moment, we don’t know what does.

Tabitha Simmons - Shoe designer, stylist, Vogue Contributing editor – Tabitha Simmons has got a full plate on her hands, but somehow she found the time to strut down the Balenciaga runway back in Spring/Summer 02 when she was modeling. We have to say that Ms. Simmons looks right at home in those Ghesquière trousers – wouldn’t mind seeing her on back on the catwalk again if she ever gets a moment free!

Julia Sarr-Jamois Wonderland Magazine‘s Fashion Editor is a rising star and a regular on the street style blogs, where she always looks camera ready. It should come as no surprise then that she modeled in her teens in ads for brands like Diesel and Fred Perry, but switched to styling because she wanted to express herself creatively.

Grace Coddington - If you’ve Netflixed The September Issue, you know that Grace began her fashion tenure as a model for 60s superstar photographers like Avedon & Carpatian – see her 1962 Vogue cover below. Her modeling career was cut short by a car accident at 26, but she went on to innovate the industry behind the scenes at British Vogue & American Vogue.

Edward Enninful – When he was 16, Edward was spotted on the train by none other than Simon Foxton, two weeks later he was scouted by a modeling agent! By 17 he was shooting with Nick Knight and introduced to i-D’s Terry Jones – thus began one of fashion’s most prolific and interesting careers.

 

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Double Up

March 22nd, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

With a selection of high gloss editorials from fashion’s coolest creatives Double Magazine‘s latest issue is a must have. The large format and sleek selection of high fashion favorites from Valentino, Balenciaga and more, make this the perfect eye-candy for the chic-set. Don’t take our words for it though, have a look look inside the issue; see if you can spot the strategically placed Chanel Camelia brooch.

Kinga Rajzak by Roe Ethridge

styling: Marie Chaix| make up: Lisa Houghton | hair: Duffy

Sojourner Morrell by Steven Pan

styling: Camille Bidault Waddington | make up: Inge Grognard | hair: Marion Anée

Meghan Collison by Horst Diekgerdes

styling: Sabina Schreder | make up: Maria Olsson | hair: sébastien richard | set design: pierre glandier

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A Touch of Grey

February 17th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Grey Magazine is known for their moody black and white covers of haunting beauties, but for their latest issue they offer an appealing mix of styles on 4 very different covers. Georgia May Jagger gets the Chadwick Tyler treatment in an unexpected gritty turn, Antonia Wesseloh is sitting pretty in a shot by Ellen von Unwerth, Caterina shows off that bejeweled Prada collection in Manuela Pavesi’s cover and last but not least, Kelly Mittendorf gives avant-garde edge to Ralph Lauren’s classic designs in an image by Shiela Metzner.

Georgia May Jagger by Chadwick Tyler in Prada, styled by Valentina Ilardi Martin

Antonia Wesseloh by Ellen von Unwerth in Balenciaga, styled by Lotta Volkova Adam

Caterina Ravaglia by Manuela Pavesi in Prada, styled by Moreno Galatà

Kelly Mittendorf in Ralph Lauren by Sheila Metzner styled by Valentina Ilardi Martin

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Brit Wit

February 6th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

British Vogue always manages to feature some of our favorite girls in decidedly different ways. This month the mag transforms ethereal gypsy Abbey Lee Kershaw into a 60s siren, gives Zuzanna Bijoch the minimalist treatment and provides Karlie Kloss with entry into a world of pure kitsch. The dramatic, colorful and just slightly kooky stories, make for an especially strong issue and the perfect compliment to that candy colored Lana Del Rey cover.

The retro vibe of Abbey Lee Kershaw‘s dreamy story by by Alasdair McLellan is enhanced by the fact that it was shot in Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor’s former home: Francesca Burns‘ styling really shines here.

Zuzanna Bijoch‘s severe shots by David Sims feature standout pieces from BalenciagaComme des Garcons and Miu Miu selected by none other than Joe McKenna.

The Mario Testino helmed meditation on excess is filled with patterns, prints and other forms of opulent ornamentation chosen by Lucinda Chambers and worn by Karlie Kloss.

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Just Kids

January 17th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

If a campaign is the visual representation of a house’s current mood, what are Balenciaga‘s S/S ads saying about the storied label? Captivating new faces Laura Kampman, Juliane Grüner, Rosie Tapner & Kirstin Liljegren star in Steven Meisel‘s images as a rag-tag bunch of girls gone grunge. The inspiration? None other than the legendary Patti Smith – take a look at her personal photos from the book Just Kids, to see where the campaign gets its spirit. The look is recreated with bedhead courtesy of Guido Palau, smoky makeup by Pat McGrath and Marie-Amélie Sauvé‘s artful styling. A dilapidated hotel room and those larger than life accessories from the spring collection also play a pivotal role.

Patti Smith and Sam Shepard

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PreFall & Pre-Fails

January 11th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Two pre-fall looks we love, two pre-fall looks we don’t.
The collections dissected with commentary- every other day till the pre-season wraps.

LOVED ITDEREK LAM
This look isn’t reinventing the wheel, but Derek made the whole sage utilitarian thing look so luxe on Caroline Brasch Nielsen that we can’t help but love it. Wearable, practical and completely in line with the pre-fall aesthetic.

WTF?!BALENCIAGA
The problem with being a consumate trendsetter is that sometimes you’re just too ahead of the curve. Nicolas Ghesquiere has perfectly approximated what we’ll all be wearing post-apocalypse, right down to the multiple hats and protective gloves. We can barely see the lovely Marte Mei van Haaster beneath all this!

LOVED ITNINA RICCI
Who can argue with perfection? This dramatic Nina Ricci number looks couture worthy on Josephine Skriver.

OIC…STELLA McCARTNEY
When Stella McCartney labeled herself “too sensible” earlier in the week we failed to see the problem, however after viewing these glorified long johns we’re starting to understand where she’s coming from. There is a time and a place for thermal underwear and pre-fall is not it. Even Marique Schimmel can’t pull off Snuggie-chic.

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The Birds

October 27th, 2011 |Posted by models.com

Just in time for Halloween, Numero brings us an eerie editorial done in the classic Greg Kadel, black and white studio way. Stylist Patti Wilson pairs up Toni Garrn with fellow avian friends to star alongside her. While posing in looks from Balenciaga to Haider Ackermann, Toni brings life to the shoot to offset a few strangely static birds.

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Into the Woods

August 25th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Stockton Johnson shoots an impressive Vogue China story featuring Du Juan for the magazine’s September issue. Focusing on pattern, colorful prints from Balenciaga and Marni are used throughout the images. Stylist Yi Guo utilizes some of the season’s most vibrant separates to great effect and Du makes even the most eclectic ensembles seem refined. The unique clothes, combined with the natural setting and vivid colors, make for an especially beautiful editorial.


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