Good Breeding

September 19th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Garage Magazine doesn’t stick to the typical when it comes to editorials, so it comes as no surprise that one of the month’s best stories is found within their pages. Platon shoots a lineup of stars including Carmen dell’Orefice, Jessica Stam, Jamie Bochert, Lindsey Wixson, Sam RollinsonLiu WenKirsten OwenCara DelevingneCharlotte FreeDree HemingwayEmily DiDonatoJourdan DunnKid PlotnikovaOla Rudnicka and Sabrina Ioffreda for a series of lush portraits. As compelling as the cast is the stars of the show are array of puppies and pooches who inspired the designer looks styled to perfection by Charlotte Stockdale.

See the full story ‘Deep Breeding’ from Garage Magazine on Platon Photography.com

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Drawn Together

August 6th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Over the past three decades celebrated illustrator David Downton has captured numerous fashion icons in his instantly recognizable style. Everyone from Carmen dell’Orefice, to Cate Blanchett has been immortalized by Downton, so it seems only fitting that two of the business’ current queens have gotten the full Downton treatment in the September Vanity Fair. The beauty of Joan Smalls and Karlie Kloss is captured in fluid brushstrokes to create stunning one of a kind portraits brimming with elegance and creativity. It’s easy to see why VF has dubbed Karlie and Joan ‘The New Supers’ – on and off the catwalk they’re truly works of art.

SEE THE FULL FEATURE ON VANITY FAIR.COM

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Singular Beauties

August 5th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Carine Roitfeld and Karl Lagerfeld join forces in the pages of Harper’s Bazaar for a tribute to the modern woman in all her incarnations. With a diverse cast that features the best of modeling, cinema and music, the editorial captures the moment’s premiere stars in a dazzling lineup of seasonal looks from Céline, Givenchy, Miu Miu and of course, Chanel. True beauty isn’t about uniformity – it is about the richness and excitement of variety; this idea is brought to life via an elegant collections story that features women of all ages, races and sizes looking phenomenal in the best of fall’s fashions. Hollywood stars Scarlett Johansson, Gabourey Sidibe, Zoe Kravitz, Dakota Fanning, Lily Collins, musicians Grimes and Angel Haze and models Linn Arvidsson, Carmen dell’Orefice, Ondria Hardin, China Machado, Soo Joo Park, Candice Huffine, Ashleigh Good,Xiao Wen Ju, Erika Ervin, Karen Elson, Lily Donaldson, Liberty Ross, Kenya Kinski,Chiharu Okunugi, Tilda Lindstam, Lisa Verberght and Chrishell Stubbs

VIEW THE FEATURE AND THE BEHIND THE SCENES VIDEO ON HARPER’S BAZAAR.COM

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Bits & Bytes: The Last Obsession

November 28th, 2011 |Posted by Betty

THE LAST OBSESSION from Luca Finotti on Vimeo.

Hercules Magazine‘s latest video, directed by Luca Finotti is dedicated to Francesco Cominelli and features the latest Tom Ford Collection worn by models Jamie Wise, Sebastian Sauvé and Nick Lacy. Who doesn’t love a mournful Les Mis song accompanied by beautiful male models?

Fashion News:

The venerable designer, Sir Paul Smith will be honored at this year’s British Fashion Awards. 41 years of excellence certainly deserves it!

How much do we adore Franca Sozzani in her message to the Pope?

We love when the people behind the scenes get recognized. The 15 people behind the John Galliano Atelier receive an honorary title for their rare capabilities.

Modeling news:

The incredible Carmen dell’Orefice gets her own exhibition at London’s College of Fashion celebrating 70+ years of beautiful imagery. Runs through January 14, 2012

One of our favorite outspoken casting directors, Julia Samersova, along with the gorgeous 90’s model Beri Smither, star in a model reality show, Scouted debuting on the E Channel tonight. Scott Lipps owner of 1 Model Management (who reps Claudia Schiffer, Helena Christensen and Eva Herzigova) will sign the winners.

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En Vogue

July 18th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

No offense to cover girl Sarah Jessica Parker, but we like our American Vogue best when it focuses on models. Steven Meisel‘s winning feature in the August edition is a good example of why: featuring 10 of the best girls working, styled to the nines by Marie-Amélie Sauvé, the studio shoot is a gorgeous showcase for the best seasonal wares; a Celine blouse worn with a Fendi fur and a Dries skirt – pretty impressive combo.

The mix of favorite faces is also serves as a great way to illustrate issue’s Age theme. Kristen McMenamy, Karen Elson, and Audrey Marnay join newbies like Anais Pouliot and Fei Fei Sun and each shot looks great. That said, the range of ages could be even greater – wouldn’t it have been nice if Vogue had pushed the casting mix one step further and included Carmen dell’Orefice?

MODELS Raquel Zimmermann, Liya Kebede, Candice Swanepoel, Miranda Kerr, Guinevere Van Seenus, Karen Elson, Fei Fei Sun, Anais Pouliot, Arizona Muse, Kristen McMenamy & Audrey Marnay

HAIR Guido Palau | MAKEUP Pat McGrath | SET DESIGN Mary Howard

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Bits & Bytes: King Arthur

June 7th, 2011 |Posted by Betty


Arthur Elgort by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin for the 2011 CFDA Portraits (from I&V tumblr)

Congratulations to all the CFDA winners last night (photos by Kevin Tachman). Most touching was reading about the legendary lensman (who received the CFDA Board of Directors’ Special Tribute award) and his recovery this past year from a devastating stroke.

We cannot wait to get the new Vogue Italia in our hands. In the meantime, read about the awesome Franca Sozzani‘s hope that the industry will turn towards women.

The lovely Robyn Lawley, one of the Vogue Italia covergirls is interviewed by Ponyryder. If you missed MDC’s interview, click here.

CFDA Lifetime Achievement Award winner Marc Jacobs talks to the NY Times and to WWD about receiving the illustrious award at just 48.

Ford’s Carmen dell’Orefice on the other hand celebrated 80 years young last week. Fashionista has a pictorial of her career.

Daphne Guinness, David Lachapelle and Amanda Lepore appear in the ultimate NYC nightlife photo by Patrick McMullan.

All proceeds from David Gandy‘s new book by Dolce & Gabbbana will go towards the fantastic EUPLOOS Project.

If you’re in LA today, head towards Jeremy Kost’s book signing at Bookmarc, info below.

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mdc ♥ : last minute gifts

December 24th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Still looking for a last minute gift? Or perhaps ready to treat yourself to something great in celebration of surviving the year? Here are a small selection of fashionable treats certain to bring a smile to anyones face.

Masters of Fashion Illustration

A stunning collection of images by one of the foremost fashion illustrators; Downtown has captured everyone from Linda Evangelista to Carmen dell’Orefice in his beautiful drawings.

Tom Ford Lipsticks

With their silky smooth texture and righly pigmented colors Tom Ford’s lipstick collection offers up a bit of luxury for beauty lovers. Shown here in the covetable shades of Bruised Plum, Warm Sable and Moroccan Rouge.

Blow by Blow: The Story of Isabella Blow

One of fashion’s most influential forces is remembered by her husband in this revealing biography. A must read for any fans of Isabella Blow or Alexander McQueen.

Jonathan Adler Angel & Devil Mugs

Who cares if you’ve been naughty or nice! Taking a sip of eggnog from one of Adler’s delightfully cute mugs is pure fun.


Edith Head : The Fifty-Year Career of Hollywood’s Greatest Costume Designer

Any appreciators of cinema will enjoy this look back through the years of costumer Edith Head’s creations for the films of Paramount and Universal. Her work for actresses like Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly helped to define Hollywood style for several decades.

Graphic Image iPad Case

Need something chic to put your latest tech goodies in? This grey leather case is about the coolest we’ve seen.

Vosges Exotic Truffle Collection

Paprika, pepper, caramel, nougat and then some; experience the multitude of flavor sensations in Vosges’ Exotic Truffle collection. Delicious!

Panasonic TA-1

HD video in your pocket, perfect for recording family moments or sneaking backstage with.



Patrick Demarchelier

There are so many iconic images inside Patrick Demarchelier‘s eponymous book that it would take forever to list them. The special shots of Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington and Madonna should be more than enough to entice you.



Bond No. 9 Scented Candles

With their unique packaging and heavenly scents, Bond’s candles make for a sweet scented treat. Especially fabulous is the Andy Warhol Union Square candle, with notes of Lily of the valley, green stem, blue freesia, white birchwood, amber, and musk.

Make A Donation!

Don’t forget that a charitable donation also makes for a wonderful gift this season. Incredible organizations like Doctors Without Borders, Fresh Air Fund , World Wildlife Fund , UNICEF and hundreds of others are all in need of a helping hand.

Happy Holidays from Everyone at MDC, no matter what you’re celebrating (or even if you’re not celebrating at all) we wish you a joyous end of year!

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For All Ages

November 18th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

With the average age of newbie models falling somewhere in the teens and a dearth of barely legal bloggers, stylists and editors, fashion can be a little youth obsessed. How often do you open up the pages of your favorite glossy and see a mature face staring back at you? Definitely not often enough.

On Friday V‘s ‘Who Cares About Age’ Issue hits newsstands and it offers up a refreshing mix of notable beauties old enough to have a little life experience under their Prada belts. From modeling legends like Carmen dell’Orefice and China Machado, to heavy hitters like photographer Martine Malle and Visionaire’s Cecilia Dean, all photographed looking edgy, sexy and glamorous – just like we’d expect from V. Take a look at this exclusive preview of images from the issue and tell us why you think we don’t see enough images of older women and men in magazines. (Check out VMagazine, out now)

Carol Alt by Cedric Buchet

China Machado by Glen Luchford

Martine Malle by Cedric Buchet

Talisa Soto by Glen Luchford



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by Cedric Buchet

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