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Women on Top

March 13th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Who can resist the allure of a magazine dedicated to dynamic, intelligent and take charge women! David Vivirido and Francesco Sourigues, the forces behind Hercules Magazine unveil their vision for women with Vamp Magazine, a tour de force take on fashion dedicated to those who are unafraid to speak their minds and express themselves via the best in power-dressing. The cover tagline “Being the woman you’ve always wanted to be” offers a compelling call to action – it isn’t enough to just wear pretty clothes, a girl has got to take on the world with gusto. The founders offered a mission statement of sorts to Business of Fashion and described the glossy’s ideal reader in no uncertain terms, “Vamp is for women who want to get ahead, stamp their foot and make a statement.”

We love the sound of that and the look of the 6 incredible new covers, which feature an impressive lineup of modeling fixtures. Each cover star is an impressive woman with personality to spare, from industry standard bearers like Carolyn Murphy and Liya Kebede, multi-hyphenate Rosie Huntington Whiteley, campaign queen Karmen Pedaru and in demand it-girls Andreea Diaconu and Emily DiDonato.

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Emily DiDonato by Paola Kudacki, styled by Brandon Maxwell

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Andreea Diaconu by Paola Kudacki, styled by Brandon Maxwell

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Rosie Huntington Whiteley by Paola Kudacki, styled by Brandon Maxwell

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Liya Kebede by Paola Kudacki, styled by Brandon Maxwell

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Karmen Pedaru by Giampaolo Sgura (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY), styled by David Vivirido

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Carolyn Murphy by Santiago & Mauricio Sierra (Cadence New York), styled by Francesco Sourigues

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All images courtesy of Vamp

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Gold Rush

January 15th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Andreea Diaconu.
Josh Olins.
Clare Richardson.
WSJ.

A fashion forward trip to the elegant Costa Careyes on Mexico’s Pacific shore makes for an inspired editorial. Girl of the moment Andreea shines in Olins’ imagery and features prominently throughout the issue. Author and man about town, Derek Blasberg interviews the brainy beauty about her college plans, career ambitions and the unexpected twists along the way, including the story behind her memorable collaborations with Mario Sorrenti. “The plan was for me to make enough money for four years of col­lege, and then I’d walk away…” Diaconu quips to Blasberg, “I had just about saved enough and was thinking of quitting, and then I got a call from my agent: ‘Mario Sorrenti booked you for Italian Vogue.’”

See the full story – interview and images – at WSJ.com

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Daria Delight

January 7th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Fashion models on the covers of major American publications? Wonders never cease! 2014 just started and already we’ve been treated to Joan Smalls on the cover of Elle, now Harper’s Bazaar surprises with a beautiful cover of Daria Werbowy. Shot by Daniel Jackson and styled by Alastair McKimm the stripped down cover and accompanying editorial offer an appealing departure from from what we’ve come to expect from Bazaar. McKimm’s minimal chic selection of pieces works perfectly with Daria’s innate style (love the Proenza Schouler on the cover) and Jackson’s studio shots are modern and beautiful.

See the full story including an interview with Daria on Harper’s Bazaar.com

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Face Off: Daft Darlings

November 6th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

French robo-duo Daft Punk have a way of showing up alongside gorgeous top models and while promoting their album, Random Access Memories they’ve made magazine appearances something of a habit. This month they share cover space with Gisele Bundchen on the frontpage of WSJ in a shot by Terry Richardson, but it wasn’t too long ago that they were in the pages of Vogue alongside Karlie Kloss. Add in a CR Fashion Book story back in August with Milla Jovovich, ads for Saint Laurent, Dazed covers, L’Uomo Vogue and well you get the picture.

But which model pulls off posing alongside the world’s most famous robots?

Who is taking it to that next level Gisele, Karlie or Milla? 

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Ph. Terry Richardson for WSJ

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Ph. Mathieu César for CR Fashion Book  - see the full story on CR Fashionbook.com 

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Ph. Craig McDean for American Vogue - see the full story on Vogue.com 

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Laundry Service

August 23rd, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

As some of the most divisive and easily recognizable pieces of the fall/winter season, Céline‘s bold plaid prints have become a focal point in editorials the past few months. Whether you love the red and blue tartan, or find they resemble the ubiquitous laundry bags found at your local bodega it is impossible to deny their presence in the pages of fashion glossies. Though most stylists don’t stray too far from the runway interpretation of the look, Philo’s creations remain compelling, especially when juxtaposed with an interesting background or unique set. In Steven Meisel‘s Vogue Italia shots they are pit against a swirling arm chair by designer Tord Boontje and the pairing brings out the best of both statement pieces. Likewise the seeing the Celine plaid opposite Stella McCartney‘s version of the same in Vogue Russia provides a concise overview of one of fall’s key trends. Naturally, there are also moments when all you need is a great model and a few more pieces from the collection, case in point Tao Okamoto‘s new cover of Vogue Japan which provides an ideal showcase for Tao and those coveted thigh high boots.

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Vogue Japan | Ph. Patrick Demarchelier | Model – Tao Okamoto

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Vogue Russia Ph. Jason Kibbler (Cadence New York) | Fashion Editor - Olga Dunina | Models - Irina Nikolaeva and Patrycja Gardygajlo

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Vogue Paris Ph. David Bellemere | Fashion Editor - Celia Azoulay | Model - Hana Jirickova

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British Vogue | Ph. Patrick Demarchelier | Fashion Editor – Lucinda Chambers | Model – Freja Beha Erichsen

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Vogue Italia Ph. Steven Meisel | Fashion Editor - Marie-Amélie Sauvé | Model - Amanda Murphy

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Marie Claire | Ph. Danilo Gallinari | Fashion Editor - Enrique Campos | Model - Alla Kostromichova

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Marie Claire UK Ph. Daniel Gabbay | Fashion Editor - Jayne Pickering | Model - Vivian Witjes

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