Full Throttle

July 11th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Saying that Isabeli Fontana is sexy is a bit like saying water is wet, but the Brazilian bombshell is in rare form in the pages of Vogue Russia. Shot by Terry Tsiolis and sporting a variety of plunging necklines and sinewy shapes selected by Karen Langley Isabeli radiates heat in the sleek studio images. Even when she’s covered in by graphic Proenza Schouler and Christopher Kane prints she still manages to look every inch the vixen.

See the full story in the MDC Fashion Database

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Painted Precision

June 3rd, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Makeup artist Isamaya Ffrench goes experimental in an edgy i-D Magazine story by Nick Dorey (New York: D + V Management, London: D + V Management ). Most makeup stories keep things classic, but i-D isn’t the typical publication and the magazine’s commitment to full-force creativity is evident here. Juliana Schurig and Carla Ciffoni serve as the canvas for Ffrench’s abstract creations and both beauties gamely take on the extreme cosmetic creations, from a full face of silver that looks airbrushed on, to swirling stripes of black and orange. Jack Borkett adds in expert styling, working in looks from Topshop and Christopher Kane to add to the editorial’s cool factor.

See the full story on Nick Dorey.com

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Magical Realism

May 28th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Benjamin Alexander Huseby creates a dreamy tribute to one of the season’s key looks in the pages of The NY Times T Magazine. With its lush tropical backdrop and faded colors Huseby’s ethereal imagery has all the beauty of a carefree summer day, while Vanessa Traina‘s (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists) chic styling provides the fashion focus. Traina dresses Anais Mali in a refined series of looks that center around cinched waists, unfussy prints and just the right amount of skin. As always, Anais looks divine and the selection of GivenchyChristopher Kane and Prada is perfect for summer. 

View the full story on NYTimes.com

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First Look : HUSK

December 7th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Print may have its up and downs, but everywhere you turn there are exciting independent magazines on the scene adding their unique perspectives to the fashion dialogue. One of our faves, Husk Magazine is back with a new issue filled with idiosyncratic content that shows fashion in a different light. From the striking black and white cover of Julier Bugge, to their amusing interview with fashion week fixture Kelly Cutrone, the magazine always goes for the unexpected. Take a look inside the issue here and be sure to check out Husk Magazine.com for even more.

Photography by Willem Jaspert, Styled by Sam Ranger, Julier is wearing Christopher Kane

 

From Shanghai to Paris, Photography by Amira Fritz for JNBY

Photography by Thomas Lohr, Model Jenny Sinkaberg (IMG),  Art Directed by Hanna Putz, Styled by Lyson Marchessault, Hair by Adam Szabo

 

 

Photography by Meinke Klein, Models: Nadja Giramata (Viva Model Management), Tiara Young (Storm Model Management)

Photography by Roger Deckker (See Management), Model Irina Shipunova (Elite New York), Shot at Roca London Gallery

Photography by Laurence Ellis, Styled by Lyson Marchessault, hair by Adam Szabo, All fashion by Carven

 

This Must Be the Place, Photography by Ilaria Orsini, Model Duncan Pyke (Major Model Management), Styled by Charlotte Briere

Roca London Gallery Feature

Tamotsu Ejima Feature (one of the most important Japanese graphic designers)

Susan Mogul Feature part of the GIRLS DON’T CRY Dossier featuring Judy Chicago, Laurie Weeks, Ariel Levy, Polly Borland, Susan Mogul and more.

Paul Vogel Feature (Assouline bespoke book-binder)

Kelly Cutrone Feature (interview + TOP 10 Kelly Cutrone Quotes)

A conversation between Kris Ruhs (Milan-based artist and husband of Carla Sozzani, owner of 10 Corso Como, and Jules Wright (director Wapping Project)

Clara Cullen Feature

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All That Glitters

November 11th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

British Vogue gives us holiday sparkle a whole month early, with a gorgeous story starring Iekeliene Stange and a million little Swarovski crystals. Shot by Benjamin Lennox using a dazzling array of lighting effects, the edit uses pieces from Dior, Chanel, Giles and Christopher Kane to great effect: Kim Howells‘s styling is on point!

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Signs of the Times

November 4th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

British Vogue has always been adept at capturing the whimsical side of fashion and this month they go all out with a special story by Tim Gutt that takes cues from astrology. With Siri Tollerod expressively playing all the signs and set designer Shona Heath contributing some truly inspiring sets and costumes to compliment Kate Phelan‘s styling, this edit is a whole lot of fun. Do you think the outfits match the signs? Let us know in the comments!

Virgo in Christopher KaneTaurus in Dolce & Gabbana
Scorpio in Altuzarra

Pisces in Miu Miu


Aquarius in a special costume designed by Shona Heath

Sagittarius in Givenchy

Capricorn in Chloe

Leo in Lanvin

Aries in Alexander McQueen


Gemini in Stella McCartney

Cancer in Nina Ricci

Libra in Louise Goldin

Image Credit | Scanned by Gossiping @ tFS

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Perfect 10

October 29th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

Every season there are a few choice moments that get us excited about fashion all over again. Whether these moments come courtesy of established designers or emerging talents is irrelevant: what matters is how these instances make us feel. This season was chock full of excitement for everyone involved, but these were the moments, places, people and things that made me stand up and take note.

01. Alexander McQueen

The show of the season hands-down and a personal favorite: everything, from the sci-fi makeup to the outlandish shoes, was unlike anything else. In a season where designers were cutting back, scaling down and generally eschewing creativity in favor of monotony,Alexander McQueen managed to break boundaries and inspire.

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02. Acne

Ingenious little details are what set Acne Jeans apart from other lines; the metal touches on their jeans this season managed to be reminiscent of Balenciaga without feeling derivative. I cannot wait to see these jeans worn in real life by especially daring girls

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03. Danielle Scutt

There was something so unabashedly girly about the glittering pink lips Hannah Murray gave the girls at Danielle Scutt’s show. The look isn’t particularly user friendly off the runway, but the hard texture of the glitter just stands out beautifully against that bright fuchsia lip color: tiny little changes can really elevate a look from ordinary to extraordinary.

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04. Viktor and Rolf

The idea of Viktor & Rolfsawing into their tulle ball gowns with chainsaws is the kind of ultimate fashion moment that deserves to be preserved. Here’s to hoping that someone has video of the momentous preparations that led up to their S/S show.

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05. DARIA at Balmain

In a season dominated by newcomers, it was refreshing to see a familiar face. Ms. Werbowy’s opening slot at Balmain was the highlight of the show – gold lamé bondage dresses notwithstanding – and the selective appearance reminded us just how a true modeling MVP can elevate a whole look.

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(Image courtesy of WWD)

06. Christopher Kane

Like everyone else looking at Kane, I really expected an encore presentation of either fall’s tough girl chic or last spring’s dainty scalloped edges: unforeseen were the series of plaid dresses straight out of a Laura Ingalls Wilder book. If there was anyone on earth who saw this coming, they deserve either a special medal or their own psychic hotline ala Sylvia Brown. Christopher just keeps us on our toes, even if you didn’t love this collection you still have to wonder just what is coming next.

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07. Gareth Pugh

Granted, the Pugh feathers were definitely conjuring images of Phillip Treacy’s creations for McQueen, but you can’t deny the visual impact they gave on the runway.

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08. Rick Owens

This was perhaps the lightest, brightest, most freewheeling Rick Owens collection ever crafted. One could practically hear birds chirping in the background, from the cheerfulness of it all.

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09. Ohne Titel

If you didn’t pick up on the strappy bondage inspired shoe trend this season, you were either fast-asleep or purposefully ignoring the wave of perilous footwear coming our way. Of all the staggering heels designed to entice our inner foot fetishist, Ohne Titel‘s were the most fabulous.

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(Image Courtesy of Elle.com)

10. Givenchy

Riccardo Tisci is constantly critiqued for his lack of cohesiveness within collections, but I have always found that the lack of cohesion can make for welcome surprises. One of my favorite dresses of the season was a frothy yellow number worn by Ranya Mordanova: in a collection praised for its graphic black and white severity, this was a welcome and wholly unexpected touch of softness and delicacy. On the right girl – someone please contact Thandie Newton’s publicist – I can imagine this being the perfect spring dress.

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(Image courtesy of Vogue.co.uk)

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Bits and Bytes: Vogue Hommes Japan #2

March 2nd, 2009 |Posted by Betty

Love Magazine sells out, making it the fastest selling debut magazine ever.
(Purple with grand dame Diane Von Furstenburg is doing quite well too)

Some last thoughts on what went on behind the scenes at Rad Hourani from Wayne/the Imagist.

Donatella’s a fan of Christopher Kane.

A description of Gisele’s dress when she married Tom Brady and details about their wedding.

Take a look at Edward Enninful, Solve Sundsbo, Stephane Marais and Luigi Murenu.

Shoulders are back with a vengeance. Peek at Carine, Anna, Emmanuelle on Jak&Jil.

In case you’re wondering where Abbey Lee is

Supreme‘s Rose Cordero finally shows up… in the Burberry show.

OMG! Anna Wintour smiles!

The new Vogue Hommes Japan is out! Why oh why can’t we ever find VHJ here in NY?

Victor Chambon/DNA. Ph: Hedi Slimane, styled by Nicola Formichetti. pic from Nicola’s blog

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