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Type Casting

August 16th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Steven Meisel shoots his favorite faces as the embodiment of fall’s signature styles: Caroline Trentini, Daria Strokous, Fei Fei Sun, Jourdan Dunn, Mirte Maas, Coco RochaArizona Muse and Raquel Zimmermann, take on a variety of looks from romantically ethereal separates, to futuristic minimalism. Styled by Grace Coddington and Michael Philouze, with gorgeous hair and makeup by Guido Palau & Pat McGrath, the story is an absolute delight. American Vogue‘s September issue continues to leave us pleasantly surprised!

Image Credit | Woman Management Blog

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Bits & Bytes: Anna by Anthony

August 12th, 2011 |Posted by Betty


Ph: Anthony Maule.

How elegant is Anna Selezneva in Tom Ford for the new Vogue Russia? Those cheekbones! For the full editorial click here. (Images courtesy of Vogue Russia)

Fashion news:

We think Tim Blanks is amazing. Read his reminiscences about McQueen.

So what were the final numbers for McQueen? Jenna Sauers hazards a guess (it’s a lot).

If you haven’t yet seen the lovely Grace Coddington as photographed by her ex husband, Willie Christie, go here now.

Givenchy man: Fashion victim or fashion revolutionary? The Imagist and Tricky Maus have a conversation on Riccardo Tisci and the influence of Givenchy.

Modeling news

“I’ve met too many young models with dreams as big as the sky who think they are just waiting for their moment”. The real voice of an anonymous model; her wistful musings really capture the many times not so glamourous life of a new model.

We really stand behind Coco Rocha for her work helping victims of sex-trafficking.

Love that model Vogue Korea cover model Hye Jung Lee is a big fan of fellow Asians Phillip Lim and Alexander Wang!

Request Models (home to Calvin Klein faces David Agbodji and Yuri Pleskun) gives back; bringing baseball and joy to kids in war torn Afghanistan.

Top model/entrepeneur Nico Malleville has it all; blue chip clients, a thriving business and a lovely family. Natalie Joos interviews the handsome hotelier.

The next big Aussie? Former Daily Duo-er Jake Gordon is part Aboriginal, all gorgeous. See his new shots on Frockwriter.

Ponyryder sits down with the super sweet Vogue Australia cover girl Katie Fogarty, the outgoing Sebastian Sauve and the lovely Jana K.

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Bits & Bytes: YSL Dreams

May 18th, 2011 |Posted by Betty


We took a peek at the new YSL Eyewear video and we’re obsessed with the dramatic visuals created by Karim Sadli. With the exceptional Clement Chabernaud and pristine new face Othilia Simon wearing nothing but YSL’s new line of glasses and shades, it’s a stunning way to highlight the collection. (still courtesy of Artlist)

Fashion and photography news:

Gene Lemuel, one of Kate Moss‘ earliest photographers talks to Style.com about her IT factor (and how he also discovered Milla Jovovich).

Go ahead, you know you want to seeInez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin‘s Tumblr account.. gorgeous previews all around.

The super lensman Rankin, co founder of Dazed & Confused is coming to NYC’s Milk Gallery next week and he’s choosing a few of you to shoot. Find out details here.

Photographer Ben Watts collaborates with Hipstamatic on a new lens, the Bondi Hipstapak. Check out his Behati Prinsloo in Mexico on Fashionista. We are SO getting that!

Hear the delightfully sexy-voiced Nicola Formichetti talk about his new Lady Gaga themed collaboration with Gilt Groupe.

The iconic Yohji Yamamoto in his new documentary, WWD reviews the film.

Check out the FU Crew’s interview w/ Hungarian photographer Marton Perlaki. They’re doing some really cool things over there in Hungary.

Model news:

The beautiful Ashley Smith is interviewed by Ponyryder.

The rise and rise of the Australian model. Calvin Klein’s Francisco Costa, casting director James Scully and Models.com’s own Wayne Sterling expound to Frockwriter on why Aussie girls are so in fashion.

Tao Okamoto‘s Japanese agent comments on modeling in Japan after the disaster, and who she credits as the pioneer Japanese model who started the rise in Japanese modeling.

Speaking of Tao, models in NYC, clean out your closet now! Support Tao and her friends in their benefit to Save Japan. Trust us when we say the growing list of supermodels helping out is eye-popping!

Around tomorrow, May 19th in NYC? Join Coco Rocha and Behati Prinsloo for their benefit at Industria to help Malawi kids

Congratulations Sara Ziff! The model/award winning filmmaker graduates with top honors from Columbia.

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Savage Beauty

April 14th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

American Vogue pays tribute to the late Alexander McQueen with a thrilling retrospective of his work and a preview of the MET’s upcoming Savage Beauty exhibition. Shot by Steven Meisel and styled by Grace Coddington, the story is a fitting tribute to one of fashion’s true masters.



Karen Elson



Coco Rocha



Karlie Kloss



Caroline Trentini



Raquel Zimmermann



Stella Tennant

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Bits & Bytes: Model Obsession

February 2nd, 2011 |Posted by Betty


Bambi Northwood Blyth by Annie Wilshaw.

We (as well as almost every fashion person we know) are obsessed about models, Polaroids and Polaroids of models. In a special piece for TheOnes2Watch, Annie from Premier Model Management talks about how she started and hands over her trove of beauties to the O2W. Take a peek on O2W and choose your favorite.

Bits & Bytes Special Model Edition:

There may be no other male model search as successful as the VMan/Ford collaboration (take a look at what the past winners have been doing). Their new search has begun and the winner gets a shoot with the incredible Steven Klein, styled by Nicola Formichetti. We just might be a tad jealous. (Search ends March 1st)

Perry Ellis‘s February show needs one more hot male model and wants YOU the audience to choose him. Check out Andre Douglas, Seth Kuhlman and more of the hot 9.

Model agencies, want to see how to do Twitter the right way? Read Damien from Ford’s interview to figure out your Twitter gameplan.

Givenchy face and former MOTW Jonathan Marquez talks to Ponyryder.

Missed out on our Top Money Guys’ listing? Go ahead, and FB Like it… you know you love handsome men like Noah Mills and David Gandy.

The awesome Coco Rocha writes the forward to Jeanne Beker’s new book on the modeling industry (which is titled Strutting It! The grit behind the glamour). Is there anything this girl doesn’t do? Oh and if you missed her details about her efforts with Haiti with Behati, go here.

We really don’t have much to say about America’s Next Model but when Erin WassonAlek WekFranca SozzaniLori GoldsteinFrancesco Carrozzini and IMG’s Ivan Bart are all mentioned in one sentence, we might have to give ANTM a second glance.

Marilyn Gauthier Paris has a brand new blog and it’s sexy, strong and fashionable (just like Ms. Gauthier herself).

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Romantic Rites

January 19th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Gorgeous models and their boyfriends; not exactly an original theme but, Patrick Demarchelier‘s Vogue story on gamine beauties and the men who love them, is beautiful all the same. The simple shots, accentuated by Tabitha Simmons‘s trench styling and Yumi‘s flawless makeup, serve as a lovely introduction to the significant others of several top girls.

Aminata Niaria & Laurence Dennis

Sasha Knezevic & Anja Rubik

Rock Ji & Bonnie Chen

Jamie Mazur & Alessandra Ambrosio

Mark Wystrach & Angela Lindvall

James Conran & Coco Rocha

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Bits & Bytes: GMHC Love

November 10th, 2010 |Posted by Betty


Monday night’s fabulous GMHC Fashion Forward event, hosted by Tim Gunn, was awesomely documented by MDC favorite Kevin Tachman. Check out his blog for top male models and some of our favorite old school supermodels. Look for MDC’s exclusive pics later this week.

Fashion news

Hold onto your hats. The next Metropolitan Museum Costume Gala theme will be Alexander McQueen. Chills.. we know.

Are fashion editors the new stars? Sans Artifice looks at the other side of all that exposure.

BOF examines: Did fashion kill Isabella Blow?

Photography news

David Armstrong‘s intimate pictures of young men gets a show tonight at the Half Gallery.

Aspiring photographers: Is it necessary to assist? What’s the best kind of portfolio to show? How do you achieve longevity? All these questions and more, answered by A Photo Editor.

Imagine having Nick Knight, Fabien Baron or Tim Walker as your teacher? With Dennis Freedman and Andrew Richardson as the head professors??? Sign us up!

Modeling news:

Is there a new girlie boy in town? Frockwriter features another one from down under.

The inimitable Coco Rocha talks about body confidence in a candid post about what is true beauty.

Elettra Wiedemann is another inspirational model who gives back to society. Her Model Behavior fundraiser can win you a dress from Christy Turlington, tickets to Prabal Gurung’s next show and a makeover by Lancome. Find out more here at Lancome’s blog.

In the wake of all the recent suicides of LGBT young people, Ford NY puts together a moving video tribute to show that life INDEED gets better if you push past the despair. Speaking of which, Tim Gunn has his own It Gets Better video, you better watch it, it’ll make you cry.

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Visual Branding

August 13th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Nothing conveys the identity of a brand quite like its advertising and more and more mainstream fashion brands are attempting to tweak their image via campaigns that utilize fashion’s biggest powerplayers. Case in point, the F/W campaign for conservative brand, Talbots features the edgy pairing of Linda Evangelista and Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. Meanwhile Jones New York enlists Annie Leibovitz and a slew of top names like Hilary Rhoda, Jessica Stam, Hana Soukupova, Jacquetta Wheeler, Du Juan, Yasmin WarsameAminata Niaria and Ujjwala Raut for their ads. Not to be left in the dust, mall staple Esprit enlists Coco Rocha for its collection ads and Anne Vyalitsyna, Du Juan and Missy Rayder by Mariano Vivanco for the mainline.

The addition of a familiar (and fashionable) face can add a layer of cool to a brand’s image, but does the trick work? Did any of these ads enhance your opinion of the labels in question? Tell us.


Linda for Talbots


Jones New York’s impressive cast

Esprit chose top models like Coco, Missy, Du & Anne V for both its lines

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