Birth of Marilyn

March 18th, 2015 |Posted by steven.yatsko

“The transformation from innocent to icon isn’t easy–or accidental” says the “Jolie Laide” issue of CR Fashion Book. On that note, the story photographed by Sebastian Faena (Los Angeles: Total Management, Paris: Total Management, New York: Total Management) conceptually takes model Kitty Hayes “from child to calendar girl to seductress” as she is transformed into America’s iconic and breathless beauty Marilyn Monroe. The seventeen-year-old Hayes beams a mouth full of hardware and is championed by Carine Roitfeld herself, putting Kitty on the cover. The hardware serves as an unusual but apropos accessory considering the issue’s motif with the breakout from Reading, London, scouted back when she was twelve.

For her metamorphosis Hayes is re-imagined by Roitfeld who costumes her in modern classics with cherry red lips and ribboned, honey locks, and then eventually to the infamous shade of blonde Monroe took as she transformed, all the while wearing her braces. It’s one of the more redolent styling choices (even if not by choice), something that is symbolic of many things: change, imperfection, innocence, and a touchstone of adolescence. That semblance of girlhood is flouted as soon as pigtails become a suggestive, curvy lean and the braces graduate to a nose bandage. The issue is out on newsstands now.

Photos courtesy of CR Fashion Book

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Paige Views

February 27th, 2015 |Posted by Janelle

A new model can burst onto the scene in a variety of ways, but now more than ever a strong following on social media can lead to big things in the modeling world. There is no better example of that than rising star Paige Reifler who has both impressive numbers on Instagram and the support of big names like Carine Roitfeld, Bruce Weber, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin and Stephen Gan. Making an editorial splash this month Paige appears in in the latest issues of V Magazine, V Man and CR Fashion Book. Showcasing her sensual side while posing wearing little more than a Saint Laurent blanket Paige makes an modern pinup in in Inez & Vinoodh’s portrait. For VMan Paige sports denim cutoffs and a Saint Laurent blazer in Bruce Weber’s naturalistic shots. Finally in CR Paige embodies the spirit of the Bulgari brand for Johnny Dufort as part of a series of Carine helmed fantasy campaigns. Dipped in inky black water and glittering diamonds Paige transforms into a darkly elegant seductress.

But don’t take our word for it, here are a few words from the girl of the moment herself on working with Carine, posing for V and what the energy was like on all three sets.

“V Magazine has been a staple for me since I picked up my first copy years ago. Stephen Gan has mastered combining fashion, music, and culture while keeping V’s innately cool aesthetic. I look up to Stephen tremendously and I feel lucky to know him. It was a dream come true to be featured in the latest issue of V and to shoot with such incredibly talented and iconic photographers, Inez and Vinoodh. The energy on set with Bruce and his team is like I’ve never experienced. I’m so happy I got to work with Bruce and I hope to be able to shoot with him again soon! Shooting V Man with Bruce Weber at his house in Miami felt like a vacation. Carine Roitfelds bold and unique vision behind CR Fashion book is one of a kind. Her creativity is contagious, and to be a part of the latest issue is a thrill.” – Paige Reifler

V Magazine on newsstands now / VMAN on newsstands March 12th / CR Fashion Book on newsstands March 5th

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V Magazine by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin

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CR’s Jolie Laide

February 26th, 2015 |Posted by Janelle

CR Fashion Book begins each issue with a unifying concept and this time around Carine Roitfeld and co started with the idea of jolie-laide or unconventional beauty. Karl Lagerfeld and Anthony Maule (Jed Root) shoot a lineup of new faces who fit the bill with Julia Hafstrom, Sarah Brannon, Antonina Petkovic, Issa Lish, Stella Lucia and Molly Bair looking chic on Lagerfeld’s stylized black and white covers. Fresh face Kitty Hayes makes braces cool on Maule’s upbeat cover, sporting a big smile and bright blue orthodontic elastics.

For more from the new issue head over to CR Fashion Book.com

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Ph. Karl Lagerfeld / Models – Sarah Brannon, Julia Hafstrom and Antonina Petkovic

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Ph. Anthony Maule (Jed Root) / Model Kitty Hayes

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Ph. Karl Lagerfeld / Models Issa Lish, Stella Lucia & Molly Bair

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Anna’s Era

February 2nd, 2015 |Posted by Janelle

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Anna Cleveland by Michael Avedon / Image Courtesy CR Fashion Book

As daughter of one of modeling’s legends, Anna Cleveland has always had a place within the world of fashion, but this year the gamine beauty has come into her own with work that raises the bar. You’ll find Anna in the pages of CR Fashion Book, Lanvin‘s latest campaign and on the couture runways for designers like Jean Paul Gaultier and Elie Saab. In an exclusive letter in CR Fashion book, Anna opens up on building her fashion family, working with Carine Roitfeld and her current career high – read the full letter at CR Fashion Book.com 

On her generation of models: I like to call everyone that I encounter on the same wavelength a ‘fashion family.’ Just like my mother had one with Karl Lagerfield, Yves Saint Laurent, Antonio Lopez, and Andy Warhol. Now I’m finally seeing my group fall into place. It’s the best thing to be surrounded by so many people that have such large input in the fashion world, and to absorb every minute of it, like a sponge, with delight, giving everything you can in the moment to create an image of art.

On the fashion industry: Fashion is a way of life. Clothing can make you feel a certain way, and all I want is to give people that feeling. I am very proud to be part of this world.

On working with Carine: I remember my first editorial. It was with CR [Carine Roitfeld] for French Vogue, at 11 or 12 years old. I was, at the time, the youngest girl ever to pose for a 13-page story. At that age, I thought that I was ready to conquer the world and my dreams; flying to Paris for a fashion shoot was just a part of that fantasy. I thought that I was all grown up and tough. In reality, I was far from it at that time.

 

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Walking the JPG Couture Show / Image Credit – Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho / Contributor / Getty Images

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In Lanvin’s latest campaigns alongside mom, Pat Cleveland

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Cover Confidential

March 20th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Feburary and March are big business for fashion magazines with glossies often debuting some of their best and brightest content during these months focused on spring collections, renewal and change. Take a look back at some of the most interesting covers from the boundlessly creative, to the simply beautiful.

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Antidote Magazine‘s romance issue boasted multiple covers by Cuneyt Akeroglu featuring some of the world’s most beautiful women. United by their simple yet effective photography and their chic take on the magazine’s pristine subjects these covers were something special.

As one of fashion’s coolest faces Leona Binx Walton is typically photographed looking grungy, avant garde or off-kilter. Her Self Service cover with it’s effective beauty statement and clean layout showed another side. Collier Schorr portrait brings out Binx’s beauty, while maintaining her character.

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THE BEST OF CELEBRITY

There are few actresses as effervescent as Marion Cotillard and Interview Magazine‘s March cover captured the La Vie En Rose star’s elegant side with a shot by Craig McDean that positively crackles with good ol’ fashioned glamour. Styled by Karl Templer with makeup by Christophe Danchaud and a 40s coif by Sam McKnight the image strikes the right balance between retro film siren and modern glamour - as does the accompanying fashion story. 

On the flip side, Dazed & Confused‘s rough and tumble cover of Scarlett Johansson finds the star’s inner bad girl and brings it to the forefront with a vibrant shot by Benjamin Alexander Huseby . The combo of red background and Saint Laurent biker jacket and Scar-Jo’s glare makes for an appealing contrast to the typical smiling celebrity glamour shot.

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MINIMAL MARVELS

You can’t go wrong with a picture of Daria Werbowy and The Last Magazine served up an epic large format image the superstar looking foreboding for it’s spring issue –  Mikael Jansson‘s in your face shot captures Werbowy at her rawest and best.

The Gentlewoman always errs on the side of minimalism, but the pulpy red cover of Vivienne Westwood by Alasdair McLellan (Art Partner) was the perfect merger of timelessness and modernity.

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CREATIVITY RULES

Nick Knight‘s trippy photography has always struck a chord with surrealists and on the cover of GARAGE‘s spring/summer edition he twists and morphs Karlie Kloss and Cara Delevingne into unbidden creatures designs that were eventually tattooed onto the skin of Garage readers – how’s that for taking things to the next level.

E.T. got a fashion makeover with Lindsey Wixson taking over the frontpage of CR Fashion Book with an expressive Sebastian Faena image that puts Wixson’s otherworldly visage to good use with a sweet nod to an 80s favorite.

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DESIGNER DOMINATION

Karl Lagerfeld’s watercolor inspired spring Chanel collection has proved a hit with editors, in addition to appearing in the pages of just about every magazine imaginable his paint by numbers dresses found themselves on a variety of covers in March, most notably Vogue China, where two of the designer’s creations took center stage.

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Ph. Mario Testino for Vogue China | Ph. Marc de Groot for Vogue Netherlands | Ph. Nat Prakobsantisuk for Vogue Thailand

Not one to be outdone, Miuccia Prada also made a strong showing this March (and April) with a variety of painterly spring looks from her collections showing up on the cover of several different magazines.

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Ph. Cuneyt Akeroglu for Vogue Spain | Emma Summerton for Vogue Australia | Mario Testino for British Vogue | Elle Greece | Thomas Whiteside for Elle UK | Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue Japan 

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Fantasy Tales

March 14th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Oscar nominated director Lee Daniels is well known for his films, but he’s never thrown himself into the world of fashion – until now. CR Fashion Book gives Daniels free-reign to create his own sartorial tale in their latest issue and he does so with cinematic flair. Daniels offers a dark, modern update on classics like Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Snow White with the dream team of Joan Smalls and Michael B. Jordan as the prerequisite prince charming. The unique story is a fresh take on the familiar and the images are imbued with the same gritty spirit Daniels’ movies.

See the full story on CR Fashion Book

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Derelicte!

March 5th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

A good ol’ Hefty bag gets the high fashion treatment in the pages of CR Fashion Book with an inventive editorial that mixes high fashion accessories with disposable plastics. Sebastian Faena shoots as Ashleigh Good poses in torn garbage bags she’s fashioned into outfits. The torn and tattered looks are paired with haute pieces from Saint Laurent Paris, Gucci and Chanel for a unique juxtaposition of high class and pure trash. With her platinum blonde coif and matte red lips Ashleigh carries off the total look with elegance and Faena’s cheeky shots strike the right balance between sexy and playful.

For even more fashion fairytales head over to CR Fashion Book.com

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Beauty & the Beast

February 20th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

A tale as old as time! Beautiful young woman, a ravenous beast and Karl Lagerfeld? Continuing with their theme of fairytales CR Fashion Book unleashes another modern take on a classic story with Kate Upton and Marlon Teixeira re-imagining Beauty & the Beast with a luxury twist. Karl shoots and Kate dons an assortment of sensual looks complete with Agent Provocateur lingerie and a touch of Chanel joaillerie for good measure. Though it’s hard to see anything even remotely off-putting about a Givenchy clad Marlon Teixeira, the story provides the right mix of fantasy and fashion.

For more from Issue no. 4, check out CR Fashion Book.com

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