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Grey Days

February 18th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

The always impressive Grey Magazine never fails to delight with its unique selection of haute imagery and the latest issue looks especially promising. With a wide range of cover stars and images filled with drama, the magazine certainly promises to be exciting. With so many cover options it is hard to pick a favorite; we’re especially drawn to the beautifully done images of models and their children, but the compelling chemistry in the couple covers is hard to ignore – which cover stands out to you?
Images courtesy Grey Magazine

Peppe

Ana Beatriz Barros by Peppe Tortora, styling by Valentina Ilardi Martin, hair by  Conrad Dornan

Tea
Actress Tea Falco by Stefania Paparelli, styled by Concetta D’Angelo

Olaf

Caterina Ravaglia and Adrien Sahores by Erwin Olaf, styled by Moreno Galatà

Morimoto

Actress Hiroe Takei and daughters Maya and Manon by Katsuhinde Morimoto, styled by Moreno Galatà

Sheila1

Emily DiDonato by Sheila Metzner, styled by Valentina Ilardi Martin, makeup by Justine Purdue

Ellen

Lily Mcmenamy by Ellen von Unwerth, styled by Lotta Volkova Adam

MartinParr

Bianca Balti and daughter Matilde by Martin Parr, styled by Valentina Ilardi Martin

Alba

Actress Alba Rohrwacher by Elfie Semotan, styled by Moreno Galatà

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First Look: Grey Magazine

September 19th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Elegant, atmospheric and a filled with bold new editorial from a host of top tier contributors, the new issue of Grey Magazine is a must have. With its coffee table book construction and high end feel, Grey has always been a standout but when you add in new work from Nan Goldin and Emma Summerton it takes things to that next level. Take a first look inside the gorgeous new issue of Grey in our exclusive preview.

Photography: Nan Goldin
Stylist: Valentina Ilardi Martin
Models: Ondria HardinDorte LimkildeCarrie Anne Burton

Photography: Emma Summerton
Stylist: Valentina Ilardi Martin
Model: Lena Hardt

Photography: Manuela Pavesi
Stylist: Moreno Galatà
Model: Bianca Balti

Photography: Peppe Tortora
Stylist: Valentina Ilardi Martin
Model: Xiao Wen Ju

Photography and styling by Valentina Ilardi Martin
Model: Liane India Amechi

Photography: Nan Goldin
Stylist: Valentina Ilardi Martin
Models: Ondria HardinDorte LimkildeCarrie Anne Burton

Photography: Emma Summerton
Stylist: Valentina Ilardi Martin
Model: Lena Hardt & Maria Bradley

Photography: Manuela Pavesi
Stylist: Moreno Galatà
Model: Bianca Balti

Photography: Peppe Tortora
Stylist: Valentina Ilardi Martin
Model: Xiao Wen Ju

Photography and styling by Valentina Ilardi Martin
Model: Liane India Amechi

Photographer Caitlin Cronenberg
Stylist: Moreno Galatà
Model: Soo Joo

Photographer: Ellen von Unwerth
Stylist: Lotta Volkova Adam
Model: Camille Rowe

Photographer: Stefania Paparelli
Stylist: Concetta D’angelo
Model: Chrystal Copland

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Campaign Confidential

July 6th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

The ads keep on coming, check out a few more of our faves from the season – take a look back at our previous campaign favorites post too.

Balenciaga

While we can’t imagine either Nicolas Ghesquière or Steven Meisel spending a lazy weekend at the shore, the Balenciaga campaign is set in such an idyll. Fresh faces Anniek KortleveLinn ArvidssonHirschy HirschfelderJulier BuggeJuliet Ingleby and Rosie Tapner lay out on the dunes in those eccentric looks from F/W.

Chanel

Simple, clean and led by a stellar cast, Chanel’s fresh ads feature Kati Nescher, Lindsey Wixson & Cora Emmanuel as styled by Carine Roitfeld. Naturally, Karl Lagerfeld is behind the camera – which depending on your perspective you either love or hate, that said the casting on this is flaw free.

Dolce & Gabbana

A taste of Italian nostalgia shot by Giampaolo Sgura and featuring Monica Bellucci, Bianca Balti and Bianca Brandolini – each image feels like a still from a Pasolini film.

Valentino

Valentino once again gives us a vision of pure class from the iconic Deborah Turbeville. Elegantly color coordinated looks on Jac JagaciakCaroline Brasch Nielsen and Frida Gustavsson - what’s not to love?

Fendi

When you have Joan Smalls and Karl Lagerfeld you don’t really need much else. With the natural setting and powerful poses, this new ads remind us a bit of Anja Rubik‘s S/S 10 ads for the luxe line. 

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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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La Famiglia

December 23rd, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

The beauty of family is at the heart of both of Dolce & Gabbana‘s seasonal campaigns. Inspired by the sirens of Italian cinema Anna Magnani, Monica Vitti and especially Sofia Loren, Giampaolo Sgura shot ravishing Italian beauties Monica Bellucci and Bianca Balti for the womenswear images. Mimicking the feel of lighthearted classic comedies set in Southern Italy, Sgura captured Belluci and Balti as they enjoyed “afternoons at the beach, Sundays at home, family parties, the first boyfriend, and tender moments with the children,” it all makes for a lovely set of images that represent the traditional, yet sensual side of the Dolce & Gabbana spirit.



Mariano Vivanco
‘s menswear images continue the theme with gorgeous sepia tinted portraits featuring actors Giuseppe Fiorello, Francesco Scianna, Filippo Nigro, Thomas Trabacchi, Primo Reggiani and Chiara Francini as an especially elegant family. The candid and atmospheric photos feel vintage, but those exquisite D&G separates are completely modern.

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The Parent Trap

August 3rd, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Raising kids is no picnic, but in Miles Aldridge‘s stylish story for Vogue Italia, it seems like a breeze! As a glamorous yet self involved diva, Bianca Balti has her daughter handle everything from brushing her hair, to applying her lipstick and lighting her cigarettes. In some shots it seems as though the roles of parent and child have been reversed completely, but Aldridge’s unique perspective and ostentatious styling by Alice Gentilucci provide just enough surrealism to keep us invested in the heroine’s tale.

Scan credits – Z Fashion Blog

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Gaga for Givenchy

October 6th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

Givenchy S/S 2010

Givenchy has become the Paris show to watch when it comes to eclectic casting. With its mix of re-discovered favorites, fresh faces and house staples there was truly something for everyone. Whether you’re a 90s model fan enjoying the welcome shock of seeing both Michele Hicks and Kirsty Hume on the runway again or new faces watcher charting the course of fast rising star Antonella Graef there was excitement to be found. Riccardo Tisci’s graphic black and white collection shone on each and every model selected but there were a few girls in particular that grabbed our attention.

Antonella Graef

Antonella opens Givenchy

While Antonella Graef (Top S/S 10 Newcomer) snagged the bulk of our attention with her second time opening Givenchy (she opened couture too) there were almost too many cool girls to count. Mirte MaasAlla Kostromichova and Jacquelyn Jablonski continue to book only the best shows and top 10 newcomer Frida Gustavsson‘s winning streak extended into Paris. Exclusives like the Elena Ivanova (WM Paris) and Nastya Karzan provided welcome surprises and Tisci favorites like Lily Donaldson, Iselin Steiro, Lakshmi Menon and Meghan Collison all made appearances – important to note given just how many established girls spent their S/S seasons away from the catwalk.

Girls of Givenchy

Gwen Loos (Marilyn). Emily DiDonato. Jacquelyn Jablonski.

One of the most continuously interesting things about Givenchy’s casting is that each season it manages to change our view of certain girls. Take Maybelline face Emily DiDonato for example. Pre-Givenchy and she’s the the definition of wholesome, All-American sexiness (witness OTM’s video interview with her)-  a little eyebrow bleach and matte lipstick later and she’s one of Tisci androgynously beautiful heroines. Same goes for Italian bombshell Bianca Balti and the sultry Elena Melnik. The way every girl transforms once they enter into Tisci’s world is really what makes this show as powerful as it is season after season.

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Old School

February 2nd, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

Fashion fans old enough to remember things like Vogue pre-Wintour and non-vintage Halston are already familiar with the work of Richard Avedon, the name alone instantly conjures images of ultimate glamor  This month Solve Sundsbo looks to the past for inspiration, transforming the new generation of models into vintage vixens. Early 80s Avedon and the models of that era – Iman, Paulina, Jerry and more – were the inspiration behind Sundsbo’s latest Vogue Nippon story. Jourdan Dunn, Anne Vyalitsyna, Magdalena Frackowiak & Bianca Balti all look ready for Studio 54 as they vamp it up for the cameras. The end result is arresting and oh so retro – were reminded of the classic Revlon ads and their tagline. Unforgettable.

Anne V, Jourdan, Magdelena & Bianca by Solve Sundsbo for Vogue Nippon March 08  | Scans by Cocojanna at BWG

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