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Neo-Bohemian

June 25th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

The pages of Vogue China serve as a sumptuous showcase for both the beauty of Camilla Akrans‘s (New York: Management + Artists, Paris: Management + Artists) sleek images and the allure of rising star Loulou Robert. Stylist Ludivine Poiblanc‘s (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists) selection of colorful floral patterns from fashion’s very best labels provides an appealing overview of one of the season’s key trends. LouLou wears it all with ease, adding an touch of sensuality to every shot. Add in the gorgeously coifed hair courtesy of Akki Shirakawa and a glossy nude cosmetic look by the legendary Wendy Rowe and you have a story that is perfection.

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mdc ♥s : fragrant fantasies

November 20th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Kati Nescher is one of our favorite dark beauties -  Photography by Camilla Akrans (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists) for Vogue Germany | See the entire story in the database.

The holidays are right around the corner and soon it will be time to treat everyone you know to something special. In the meantime though, why not treat yourself to one of the season’s sexy, mysterious and downright dangerous fragrances. What better way to spice up the cold weather and add a little glamour to the equation. Take a look at our favorites, from the coy coquettishness of By Kilian to the overwhelmingly intense decadence of Serge Lutens.

BY KILIAN BAMBOO HARMONY – We’re used to Kilian Hennessy treating us to bombastic, larger than life fragrances befitting heroines of classic literature, screen sirens and divas alike, so we were surprised to find his latest is a subtly sexy blend of mimosa, bergamot and neroli combined with oakmoss. The scent is meant to convey the experience of a sip of white tea and as such it is calming, delicate and peaceful. The darkness emerges after the dry down, when the spices, fig and Maté Essence emerge and take things one step further – after all, it wouldn’t be a Kilian scent without a little drama.

CHANEL COCO NOIR – How do you re-imagine a classic? The original Coco is the fragrant equivalent of a Little Black Dress, elegant, timeless and universally appealing, so much so that at first it was hard to imagine anything could compete with that legacy. Rather than attempting a Coco 2.0, Chanel’s in-house perfumer Jacques Polge, provides us with a whole new journey; skillfully merging rose, jasmine, patchouli and sandalwood into a scent that is seductive and modern.

SERGE LUTENS SARRASINS – Serge Lutens is master of the idiosyncratic fragrance and with Sarrasins he creates a lush vision of jasmine that is intoxicating. Lutens’ ultra-chic cloche scents were previously only available at the line’s boutique in Les Salons du Palais Royale, but they’ve crossed the pond and are now available stateside at Barney’s Madison Avenue location. Take our word for it, they are well worth either trip – but if you can’t make the voyage give them a call at 212-833-2425.

TOM FORD NOIR – Gentlemen, start your engines. Tom Ford delivers another surefire hit via his latest scent Noir, a suitably sophisticated take on men’s fragrance with unexpected notes. Bulgarian rose, violets and nutmeg make for a sweeter, more sensuous blend, one that is sure to be appreciated across gender boundaries.

MARC JACOBS DAISY INTENSE – Just in case you’re not quite ready to give up on the light, airy florals that signify Spring – Marc Jacobs has got you covered. The deeper, darker version of his perennial favorite, Daisy is a girly treat packed with strawberries and gardenias but the added musk, vanilla and woods make things far more inline with the season at hand.

BYREDO APOCALYPTIC - With a name like Apocalyptic Byredo’s candle is setting the bar pretty high, but fear not Ben Gorham and co. manage to live up to that fateful moniker. This is the end of the world as imagined by the ultimate optimist – black raspberry, fire iron (they even got the metallic tinge just right) and birch wood. You’ll have to smell it for yourself to get the full experience, but try it on say December 21st.

JO MALONE DARK AMBER & GINGER LILY – Wearable incense coupled with amber and ginger – one of our all time favorites. Maybe it is a little early to start throwing around the words ‘modern classic’ but this is certainly a great touch of darkness for fall. Plus, since it is a Jo Malone, it can be layered over other perfumes to create something wholly original – we like it with the icy White Jasmine and Mint.

DIPTYQUE VOLUTES – Iris, tobacco, honey and myrrh – it is hard to think of notes that are headier, or more appealing than that. Volutes is all about the fantastical, fragrant journeys that perfume can take us on. Even the copy, with its appealing descriptions of “enigmatic elegant women leaning on the rail on top deck, indulging in the pleasure of Khedive cigarettes” is wonderfully transportive. The fragrance is top notch in true Diptyque fashion. Put down the candles and give this a sniff next time you pop into the store.

CREED LOVE IN BLACK – Inspired by Jackie O and filled with flowers that only bloom at night – does it get more elegant than that?

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Double Vision : Alexander Wang

November 15th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

As fashion’s current king of downtown cool, Alexander Wang has perfected a look that is both eye-catching and easy going. It isn’t unusual to see Wang’s wares popping up in fashion glossies month after month, but it is interesting to see how his look is interpreted by a variety of talents. One of last season’s most memorable and popular Wang pieces was the fishnet turtleneck, a statement item that adds a touch a mystery to any ensemble. Most stylists didn’t stray too far from the runway vision of this particular look, but every so often the versatility of this staple was showcased via a well-timed change of pace. With the addition of the equally ubiquitous Jil Sander pink overcoat, or a bit of menswear inspired Paul & Joe, the mood shifts completely. That said, the Wang turtleneck looks just as good all by itself, revealing a touch of come-hither skin or adding another layer of sexy to a pop star’s daring repertoire.

Alexander Wang F/w 12 Magnified Fishnet Turtleneck

Interview Magazine - photography by Greg Harris | styling by Karl Templer

Dazed & Confused  by Yelena Yemchuk | Styled by Karen Langley | Model Julia Nobis

Document - photography by Paul Wetherell | Styling by James Valeri | Model - Bette Franke

S Moda for El Pais photography by Tetsuharu Kubota | Styled by Isabel Moralejo | Model Aline Weber

Harper’s Bazaar photography by Camilla Akrans (New York: Management + Artists, Paris: Management + Artists)| Styled by Mel Ottenberg | Model - Rihanna

Intermission Magazine by Patrik Sehlstedt | Styled by Brian Molloy | Model Kolfinna Kristofersdottir

Vogue Australia photography by Will Davidson | Styled by Natasha Royt | Model Crystal Renn

Vogue Espana photography by Lachlan Bailey (New York: Management + Artists, Paris: Management + Artists)| Styled by Géraldine Saglio| Model Kendra Spears

Photography by Mark Pillai | Styled by Barbara Loison| Model Hanna at Viva

Elle photography by Emma Tempest | Styled by Natalie Wansbrough-Jones | Model Kelsey Van Mook

Modern Weekly (China) photography by Daniel Jackson | Styled by Alastair McKimm | Models Fei Fei Sun and Du Juan

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Moa by Camilla

June 26th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

25 Magazine‘s lush revamp is focused on all things related to female sensuality and the editorials exemplify that ideal. One of the most compelling stories within the issue is Camilla Akrans (New York: Management + Artists, Paris: Management + Artists)’s simply stunning shots of Moa Aberg. Simple, evocative and focused on the instant appeal of Moa, the story is a pure delight.

 

 

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The Digest

April 16th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

A curated selection of the week’s best fashion imagery.

 Danni Li by Trunk Xu for Harper’s Bazaar China
A visually striking story featuring outfits crafted solely from hand cut paper by chinese traditional paper-cutting artists – truly inspiring. (View full story)

Frida Gustavsson by Tim Walker for American Vogue May 2012
Julien d’Ys‘s one of a kind coral headpiece elevates an already exquisite Alexander McQueen dress. Definitely one of the more fantastical things we’ve seen from American Vogue recently.  (View full story)

Marie Piovesan by Fabien Baron for Interview
No one does the whole black / white / minimal / stark thing better than Fabien and this Interview story is an appropriately dramatic showcase for the season’s couture.  (View full story)

Toni Garrn by Camilla Akrans for Vogue Italia
An atmospheric beauty shoot featuring the flawless Ms. Garrn looking like something out of a Hitchcock flick. Summerton’s skill with lighting is really on display here. (View full story)

Acne Paper by Viviane Sassen
A shock of electricity, filled with color and energy – just what you’d expect from Acne paper . (View full story)

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BON Bons

February 16th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Bon Magazine‘s always inventive selection of fashion features never fails to impress. The Swedish glossy offers a curated perspective on all that is new, fresh and happening right now. Everything from the model selection, to the designers featured is representative of the current mood. Whether it is Marique lounging in the retro siren essentials that are all over the runway, or Elsa wearing those coveted  Theyskens Theory pieces, each story creates its own distinctive mood, while capturing the essence of a current trend. Take a look inside our preview for a taste of Bon and see the gorgeous stories – plus 4 cool collectors covers.

FOR EVEN MORE ON BON - VISIT BON.SE

REVOLUTIONARY ROADY
Photographer: Ben Weller | Stylist: Marcus Soder | Models: Caterina Ravaglia, Alys Hale, Ben Waters, Morris Pendlebury, Allen Taylor, Aine O’Gorman, Eli Griffiths, Kate Howat, Kumi Keazor, Grace Veenman, Keats Kolyasnikova | Casting: Etty Bellhouse / 10-4 inc | Hair: Karin Bigler | Make up: Shinobu

SWEET SURRENDER
Photographer: Benny Horne | Stylist: Melissa Ventosa Martin | Model: Marique Schimmel | Hair: Andre Gunn | Make up: Dawn Broussard

BROTHERS IN ARMS
Photographer: Andreas Larsson | Stylist: Stevie Westgarth | Models: Oliver Greenall, Sascha Bailey, Todd Taylor, Conor Skilbeck, Holly Foxton, Joshua Moroney, Jay | Casting director: Eddie Martin / File & Parade | Hair: Ali Pirzadeh

PURE DESIRES
Photographer: Marcus Ohlsson | Stylist: Naomi Itkes | Model: Sara Blomqvist, Hedvig Palm, Hanna Svensson, Moa Åberg  Casting director: Åsa Karyd  Hair: Mike Lundgren | Make up: Anya de Tobon

SHAKE ME UP, SHAKE ME DOWN
Photographer: Camilla Akrans | Model: Theres Alexandersson | Hair: Ali Pirzadeh | Make up: Wendy Rowe

OLIVIER THEYSKENS THEORY
Photographer: Elle Muliarchyk | Stylist: Gillian Wilkins | Model: Elsa Sylvan | Hair: Luke Baker | Make up: Cynthia Rose

THOM BROWN COLLECTION
Photographer: Hasse Nielsen | Stylist: Polina Aronova | Model: Yuri Pleskun, Victoria Richardson, Anna Zanovello | Hair: Cim Mahony | Make up: Fredrik Stambro

CLEAN SLATE
Photographer: Stefan Zschernitz | Stylist: Toby Grimditch | Model: Kristina Salinovic | Hair: Kenichi | Make up: Shinobu

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The King & I

December 14th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Eliza Cummings is a latter day Elvis in Camilla Akrans‘ alluring cover story, Hounddog for Contributor Magazine. With a slick pompadour and a host of Chanel looks selected by Robert Rydberg, Eliza captures all the swagger of the young king at his best.

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Numero Uno

October 26th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

High fashion has always had a thing for icy blondes who ooze sex appeal, so it is no surprise to see Aline Weber‘s beautiful face on the cover of Numero. Shot by Camilla Akrans saturated color and moody black and white, Aline looks every inch the blonde bombshell.

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