Brave New (and Beautiful) World

March 9th, 2016 |Posted by steven.yatsko


Olivia Jansing by Marcus Ohlsson & Andrew Logan by Philippe Vogelenzang

Beauty Papers is the two issue old publication with a predilection for all things beauty. That much can gathered from its title alone. But one look inside its sophomore release and it’s clear the brainchild of Maxine Leonard steers vehemently clear of any sort of prix fixe beauty others are serving. Beauty Papers is Maxine’s visual adage endeavoring to articulate a more modern language of makeup-ing. Inside is a cosmetic playground, the respective efforts of beauty veterans and photographers letting loose their explorative ideas of application, color and medium. We spoke to its editor in chief Maxine Leonard about the magazine and more, plus check out the preview of issue 1 “Plastics” below.

When did humor come into play for Beauty Papers or into your idea of beauty in general?
Humour like beauty is personal. Our approach is to hopefully inspire, the result in how this is viewed is left to the reader as to whether they sense or identify humour. I think it is emotive, however read. There is no beauty without emotion.

What was the most difficult part of conception for issue 1 (the second issue)?
Beauty Papers is at the start of its journey so we really don’t think in terms of ‘difficult’ because it is a very exciting time for us.

Why “Plastics”?
We chose ‘plastic’ because it defines the world we live in, and it has long been the byword for celebrity culture, the cult of plastic people-‘Fakeness’ is a look and lifestyle pursued by legions of women and men. And then there is the sheer joy of the material itself, the qualities of stretch, transformation and transparency. Plastic is defined by being easily shaped or moulded, which for us, is also a metaphor for how we change and mould ourselves to survive, fit in, and even succeed.

What were some conceptual guidelines and shoot dos and don’ts given out?
We explored the concept visually and culturally and created a collection of inspiration material that we shared with all our collaborators, they asked questions, observed and found their particular perspectives sometimes opening doors on less comfortable issues and ideas we encounter everyday. Plastic was the platform and from this dreams were created of exquisite fantastical extremes and contradictions. Without the dreams and dream makers where would we be? We have an open dialogue with all the artists that work with us but there are no do’s and don’ts. That is what is so exhilarating.

How has your own perspective of editorial beauty changed and what was missing that made you want to start the magazine?
On this journey there have been several occasions that have changed my perspective and made me reevaluate my approach. I interviewed Christiaan for issue 0 and the meeting was timely. He told me I would make mistakes and that it was never about agenda, it was about friends working together. I interviewed Serge Lutens and he told me not to lower my flag. Most importantly I met Valerie who restored my faith and reignited my belief and passion. Beauty Papers is about artists working together and inspiring each other. It is about community and creation, something we felt was lacking.

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Heather Kemesky by Liz Collins (Camilla Lowther Management) | Stylist Way Perry | Hair Samantha Hillerby (Streeters London) | Makeup Maxine Leonard (Jed Root) | Manicurist Jenny Longworth (Camilla Lowther Management) | Casting Shelley Durkan (New York: D + V Management, London: D + V Management )


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Leila Goldkuhl by Paola Kudacki (Camilla Lowther Management) | Stylist Akari Endo-Gaut (New York: FRANK REPS NY, Los Angeles: FRANK REPS LA) | Hair Kevin Ryan (Art + Commerce) | Makeup Mathias van Hooff (Management + Artists) | Casting Shelley Durkan (New York: D + V Management, London: D + V Management )


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Harleth Kuusik by Amy Troost | Hair Holli Smith | Casting Beth Dubin


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Anabel Krasnotsvetova by Julia Noni (Chris Boals Artists CBA) | Stylist Vittoria Cerciello (New York: FRANK REPS NY, Los Angeles: FRANK REPS LA) | Hair Franco Gobbi (Streeters New York) | Makeup Violette (Management + Artists) | Manicurist Eri Handa | Casting Shelley Durkan (New York: D + V Management, London: D + V Management )


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Briley Jones by Ben Hassett (Management + Artists) | Stylist Anna Trevelyan (Camilla Lowther Management) | Hair Peter Gray (Home Agency) | Makeup Isamaya Ffrench (Streeters London) | Manicurist Martha Fekete (Bryan Bantry)


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Sofia Fanego byPaul Maffi | Stylist Paul Sinclaire (Katy Barker) | Hair Tomo Kono | Manicurist Jin Soon Choi (Jed Root)


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Olivia Jansing by Marcus Ohlsson (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management, Stockholm: LUNDLUND) | Stylist Michelle Cameron (New York: FRANK REPS NY, Los Angeles: FRANK REPS LA) | Hair Rita Marmor (Streeters New York) | Makeup Benjamin Puckey (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management) | Manicurist Honey (Exposure NY) | Casting Shelley Durkan (New York: D + V Management, London: D + V Management )


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Harmony Boucher by David Oldham | Hair Raphael Salley (Streeters London) | Makeup Janeen Witherspoon | Manicurist Imarni (Saint Luke Artist Management)


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Intermission Favors the Feminine

December 2nd, 2015 |Posted by steven.yatsko

For Intermission‘s 11th issue, the magazine dons six covers framing a selection of faces from Sasha Pivovarova to Alexandra Elizabeth Ljadov, never missing a casting beat in-between. The inside stories favor the feminine over all else, like a rosy-cheeked Maartje Verhoef by Richard Burbridge or John Scarisbrick‘s version of Kati Nescher as the most modern woman. Casper Sejersen conceptualizes a geometric editorial featuring Alexandra Elizabeth Ljadov, styled by Hannes Hetta–the shoot goes beyond by adding extra steps like some fashionable folding. Check out the rest of the issue preview below.

Images courtesy of Intermission Magazine

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Sasha Pivovarova by Jeff Bark (Management + Artists) / Styling Elin Svahn (Streeters London) / Hair Diego Da Silva (Tim Howard Management) / Makeup Lisa Houghton (Tim Howard Management)


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Maartje Verhoef by Richard Burbridge (Art + Commerce) / Styling Brian Molloy (Los Angeles: Total Management, Paris: Total Management, New York: Total Management) / Hair Diego Da Silva (Tim Howard Management) / Makeup Benjamin Puckey (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management)


Isabella Emmack by Patrik Sehlstedt / Styling Belén Casadevall / hair Tony Lundström / Makeup Ignacio Alonso


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Alexandra Elizabeth Ljadov by Charlotte Wales (Mini Title Ltd) / Styling Hannes Hetta / Hair James Brown (Premier Hair and Make-Up) /Makeup Adrien Pinault (Management + Artists)


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Kati Nescher by John Scarisbrick / Styling Clare Byrne / Makeup Kanako Takase / Hair Shingo Shibata


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Aida becheanu by Patrik Sehlstedt / Styling Vanessa Chow (Tim Howard Management) / Hair Marki Shkreli (Tim Howard Management) / Makeup Alice Lane


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Lily Aldridge Sizzles Over the Summer

July 14th, 2015 |Posted by steven.yatsko

Heading into August, the summer months brought a good haul for Lily AldridgeCarolina Herrera‘s FW 15 campaign plus the face of their fragrance, covering both L’Officiel & L’Officiel Netherlands and she’s fronting this month’s Vogue Turkey. The Victoria’s Secret Angel, who also can be seen in Taylor Swift‘s model-studded music video for “Bad Blood” and part of the pop-star’s real life squad, is definitely having a summer sizzle moment. Front and center for Vogue Turkey, David Bellemere photographs her gracefully posed against a lush and blooming backdrop. For Herrera, Lily is clothed in rose red looking extra sophisticated. The L’Officiel covers, both lensed by Hugh Lippe and styled by Keegan Singh, find two fashion facets of the Angel–for the Netherlands, they keep things red-hot with warm tones and undone hair.  For Paris the look is polished, cool and fresh having the American model pose beachside. Hopefully Lily’s summer winning keeps rolling into the fall.

Photographed by David Bellemere, Styled by Konca Aykan, Makeup by Benjamin Puckey (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management), Hair by Edward Lampley (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management)




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Lily Aldridge, Blanca Padilla, Fabrizio Silva, Tomas Guarracino and Justice Joslin by Mario Testino (Art Partner)

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Sporty Spice

June 18th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Sport is a popular theme this month with several magazines looking to the World Cup and pre-fall’s energetic collections for inspiration. Vogue Russia offers a fashionable take on the theme with Jason Kibbler‘s (Cadence New York) spirited cover story starring Sam Rollinson. With fashion by Olga Dunina and icy makeup by Benjamin Puckey (New York: D + V Management, London: D + V Management ) the story captures the athletic and chic mood aptly, pairing striped jumpers with designer sneakers and metallic pullovers galore. The casual luxe styling suits Sam perfectly with each look complimenting her own easy-going vibe, even when the accessories include a football.

See the full story in the fashion database 

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Legendary Lauren

August 27th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

V Magazine‘s icons issue pays tribute to the legendary figures that have shaped popular culture. In the modeling realm, few models can hold a candle to Lauren Hutton and Sharif Hamza (Cadence New York) pays tribute to Lauren’s enduring allure with a special story starring Catherine McNeil. Stylist Tom Van Dorpe (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists)  recreates Hutton’s casual yet luxe 70s style via classic piece from Sonia Rykiel and Rag & Bone, while McNeil sports a gap to recreate Hutton’s signature smile (makeup by Benjamin Puckey: New York: D+V Management, London: D+V London). The combination of big name talent and chic subject matter makes for an elegant story with a distinctive fashion flair.

See the full story and more in the brand new September issue of V Magazine on stands Thursday and check out VMagazine.com

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First Look : TWIN

April 29th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Each issue of Twin Magazine is filled with vivid imagery that gets your imagination going. Their latest captures the eye with stellar new visuals from some of fashion’s brightest stars. Kicking things off with bold covers featuring Daphne Groeneveld and Yumi Lambert, the issue features an array of fashion content that is modern and elegant. From Ben Weller and Celestine Cooney‘s fresh take on grunge infused runway styles, Lachlan Bailey (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists)’s arresting black and white portraits and Nick Dorey‘s seductive jewelry story, Twin captivates with evocative and dreamy images. Take a look at our exclusive preview and for more check out Twin Factory.

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Blue Blood Grunge | Photographer: Ben Weller | Model: Yumi Lambert | Stylist: Celestine Cooney | Hair: Tina Outen | Make up: Niamh Quinn | Production: Laura Holmes Production

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Jewel Meaning | Photographer: Nick Dorey | Model: Marique Schimmel | Stylist: Naomi Miller | Hair: Tina Outen | Make up: Georgina Graham (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists)

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Super Simone | Photographer: Mel Bles | Model: Rosie Tapner | Stylist: Celestine Cooney | Hair: Tina Outen | Make up: Mel Arter | Production: Laura Holmes Production

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Rabbit Heart | Photographer: Lachlan Bailey (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists)| Model: Daphne Groeneveld | Stylist: Naomi Miller | Hair: Rudi Lewis (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists) | Make up:Benjamin Puckey

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Double Vision: Clear Winner

March 27th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Transparency was all over the S/S13 runways and as the season draws closer it seems fitting to explore one of its dominant trends. The house whose designs exemplified the look was VALENTINO, where designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli showed a variety of pieces that utilized transparency expertly, revealing skin but keeping the demure sophistication the brand has become known for. Whether they were dazzling with delicate embroidery, or creating a sublime showcase for the body via cutouts, the duo set the standard for diaphanous dressing.

One piece in particular took the look to its logical endpoint and dazzled with its whimsical cheekiness. The PVC trenchcoat embellished with the line’s signature rockstuds has become an editorial favorite, with stylists providing their own take on the Valentino look. The trench lends itself to a myriad of different interpretations and stylists did not disappoint, creating a variety of looks that range from sensual, to avant-garde. When a garment can go from the all out sexy of Missy Rayder‘s powerful image in Numero, to the easy cool on the back of Angela Lindvall it more than proves its versatility.

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Vogue Italia – Ph. Paolo Roversi | Styling – Cathy Edwards | Model – Guinevere Van Seenus | Hair – Shon | Makeup – Yadim

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Numero – Ph. Greg Harris | Styling – Elizabeth Sulcer | Model – Missy Rayder | Hair – Holli Smith | Makeup – Benjamin Puckey

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Purple Diary – Ph. Max Snow | Styling – Vanessa Traina (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists) | Model – Iekeliene Stange | Hair – Tamara Mcnaughton | Makeup – Hung Vanngo

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V Magazine – Ph. Sharif Hamza (Cadence New York) | Styling – Tom Van Dorpe (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists) | Hair – Shay Ashual | Makeup – Maud Laceppe

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Vogue Paris – Ph. Mario Sorrenti | Styling –Marie Chaix | Model – Anja Rubik | Hair – James Pecis | Makeup – Yadim

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Elle Spain – Ph. Juan Aldabaldatrecu | Styling – Inmaculada Jiménez | Model – Angela Lindvall |

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Vogue Germany – Ph. Knoepfel & Indlekofer | Styling – Nicola Knels | Model – Maria Bradley | Hair – Rita Marmor | Makeup – Benjamin Puckey

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Marie Claire Magazine – Ph. Dancian | Styling – Nina Sterghiou | Hair – Kenshin Asano | Make-up – Aya Komatsu

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Vogue China – Ph. Boo George | Stylist – Victoria Young | Model – Katlin Aas

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L’Officiel – Ph. Jonathan Segade | Styling: Alexandra Elbim | Model – Theres Alexandersson | Hair: Marc Orsatelli | Make-up: Eny Whitehead

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McQueen’s Majesty

March 6th, 2012 |Posted by models.com

On the eve of the McQueen show, there isn’t a single designer more buzzed about than Sarah Burton. The romantic yet avant garde look she has crafted for the house have kept the brand going and more than lived up to the legacy of the late Lee Alexander McQueen himself. Interview goes in depth with the typically press shy Ms. Burton via a dialogue with another famous Sarah, actress Sarah Jessica Parker. The must read article is accompanied by some truly gorgeous images shot by Fabien Baron and David Burton, styled by Karl Templer, that capture the essence of all McQueen is about.

Read the interview and view the whole story on Interview Magazine’s website

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