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A Fresh Start

January 6th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Vogue Italia starts 2014 off with a bang, offering up a serene January cover starring a Chanel clad Julia Nobis. Sporting a Mona Lisa smile and platinum bleached hair Julia looks exquisite in Steven Meisel‘s shot. Inside an all-star cast of models including Cindy Bruna, Daphne Groeneveld, Vanessa Axente, RJ King, Iselin Steiro, Jamie Bochert, Caroline de Maigret, Ashleigh Good, Sasha Lusss, Lexi Boling, Kim Williams, Doug Porter, David Axell, Cartwright Lee, David Flinn, Miles Langford & Henrik Fallenius poses in luxe Karl Templer selected pieces from the Spring collections. // Vogue.it

HAIR - Guido Palau |  MAKEUP - Pat McGrath

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First Look : TWIN

April 29th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Each issue of Twin Magazine is filled with vivid imagery that gets your imagination going. Their latest captures the eye with stellar new visuals from some of fashion’s brightest stars. Kicking things off with bold covers featuring Daphne Groeneveld and Yumi Lambert, the issue features an array of fashion content that is modern and elegant. From Ben Weller and Celestine Cooney‘s fresh take on grunge infused runway styles, Lachlan Bailey (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists)’s arresting black and white portraits and Nick Dorey‘s seductive jewelry story, Twin captivates with evocative and dreamy images. Take a look at our exclusive preview and for more check out Twin Factory.

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Blue Blood Grunge | Photographer: Ben Weller | Model: Yumi Lambert | Stylist: Celestine Cooney | Hair: Tina Outen | Make up: Niamh Quinn | Production: Laura Holmes Production

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Jewel Meaning | Photographer: Nick Dorey | Model: Marique Schimmel | Stylist: Naomi Miller | Hair: Tina Outen | Make up: Georgina Graham (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists)

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Super Simone | Photographer: Mel Bles | Model: Rosie Tapner | Stylist: Celestine Cooney | Hair: Tina Outen | Make up: Mel Arter | Production: Laura Holmes Production

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Rabbit Heart | Photographer: Lachlan Bailey (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists)| Model: Daphne Groeneveld | Stylist: Naomi Miller | Hair: Rudi Lewis (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists) | Make up:Benjamin Puckey

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To the Streets

April 5th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Antidote Magazine turns the sidewalk into a catwalk with a little help from Hans Feurer. The legendary photog and man behind the oft-imitated, but never duplicated street chic editorials creates a series of images featuring an all-star cast of beauties. Anna Selezneva, Barbara PalvinCatherine McNeil, Daphne Groeneveld, Frida GustavssonJac JagaciakJourdan Dunn, Jacquelyn Jablonski and Zuzanna Bijoch take turns posing in front of Feurer’s lens in elaborate ensembles selected by Creative Director, Yann Weber. Reflecting the latest trends, as well as the eclecticism and vibrance of the statement making garments worn each day in stylish cities, the story makes for a fitting tribute to the timeless allure of street fashion.

Take an exclusive first look at the story here and for more on ‘The Street Issue’ check out Antidote’s website. 

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State of Grace

November 19th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Grace Coddington by Sebastian Kim

On the eve of the publication of Grace Coddington‘s memoirs the famously flame haired fashion editor is everywhere. Pick up a copy of i-D Magazine‘s latest issue and you’ll see her on the cover, head to any news website worth its salt and you’ll find an excerpt from the tasteful tell-all (or just check it out on Vogue.com) detailing the backstory of some epic editorial moment straight from Vogue’s pages.  Indeed it seems we’re living in a state of Grace, so to speak, so what better time to look back on the trademarks of her work – those quintessential details that set her styling apart from everyone else. It would be impossible to go through twenty years of Grace and pick a few editorials that sum up the depth and diversity that make her work great, instead we look to four Coddington calling cards that are certain to appear in every one of her stories; glamour, history, fantasy and humour.


GLAMOUR

It goes without saying that Vogue is a repository for high-glamour imagery, but Grace has always pushed the borders of what that means. It isn’t enough to showcase off the runway looks or exquisite couture, the image has to convey something powerful and iconic.

‘The Heat of the Moment’ – Photographer Ellen von Unwerth, Model Naomi Campbell American Vogue, March 1998

‘High Art’ Photographer - Annie Leibovitz, Model - Natalia Vodianova, American Vogue November 2004

‘Daydreams’ Photographer Steven Klein, Models Daria Werbowy and Natalia Vodianova American Vogue September 2004

‘Talk to Her’ Photographer - Steven Meisel, Models - Joan SmallsCoco RochaKaren ElsonGuinevere Van SeenusCaroline TrentiniLiya KebedeAbbey Lee KershawDaphne Groeneveld, American Vogue 2012


HISTORY

Recreating the look and feel of historical periods with contemporary design has become something of a Vogue standard and when Grace takes on history the end result is always memorable. From haute baroque, to 50s style Brando-chic and 70s style glam rock, her interpretations of the past have always been fresh and dynamic.

‘French Twists’ Photographer - Annie Leibovitz, Models – Lily Cole, Gemma Ward, Gisele Bundchen, Daria Werbowy, Karen Elson, American Vogue May 2004

‘A Feast for the Eyes’ Photographer -Steven Meisel, Models – Kylie Bax, Amy Wesson, Elsa Benitez, Carolyn Murphy, Naomi Campbell, Michelle Behennah, Guinevere Van Seenus, Trish Goff, Chandra North,  American Vogue December 1996

‘Custom of the Country’ photographer Annie Leibovitz, Model Natalia Vodianova, American Vogue August 2012

‘Wild At Heart’ Photographer - Peter Lindbergh, Models – Helena ChristensenCindy Crawford,  Linda EvangelistaClaudia SchifferNaomi Campbell, Karen Mulder, Tatjana Patitz, and Stephanie Seymour, American Vogue 1991

Rock the House, photographer Steven Meisel, American Vogue, November 2001


FANTASY

No one creates a fantastical scenario via clothes quite like Grace does. Her instantly recognizable fairy tale collaboration with Annie Leibovitz has raised the bar for just about everyone by taking the familiar childhood tales and re-imagining them as fanciful fashion moments. Who says Alice can’t fall down the rabbit hole while wearing head to toe Tom Ford? Even with the elaborate sets, mythical allusions and high concept themes, Grace makes you notice the clothes first and foremost.

‘Joy to the World’ Photographer Steven Meisel, American Vogue December 2002

‘It’s a Jungle Out There’ Photographer – Steven Klein, Models – Maggie Rizer, Trish Goff, Oluchi Onweagba, Liisa Winkler, Anouck Lepere, Karolina Kurkova, American Vogue June 2001

‘Garden of Delights’ Photographer -Steven Meisel, Model - Caroline Trentini, American Vogue December 2006

‘Alice in Wonderland’ Photographer - Annie Leibovitz, Model - Natalia Vodianova , American Vogue December 2003

‘Wizard of Oz’ Photographer - Annie Leibovitz, Model - Keira Knightley, American Vogue December 2005

‘Romeo and Juliet’ Photographer - Annie Leibovitz, Model - Coco Rocha, American Vogue December 2008


HUMOUR

A concept that is regrettably missing in most fashion editorials yet always has a place in Grace’s work. Whether it is Stella Tennant leading a troop of boyscouts or Karen Elson starring as Grace herself, there is always that added touch of whimsy that makes her work a delight.

‘A Shot of Scotch’ Photographer - Arthur Elgort, Model - Linda Evangelista, American Vogue September 1991

‘Graceful Elegance’ Photographer - Steven Meisel, Model - Karen Elson, American Vogue August 2008

‘O’ Pioneers!’ Photographer - Arthur Elgort, Model - Stella Tennant, American Vogue June 2001

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First Look : W Korea

September 20th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

W Korea heads into autumn with a brand new cover by Greg Kadel featuring Daphne Groeneveld and a focus on androgynous new womenswear styles. Styled by Havana Laffitte and featuring chic looks by Ralph Lauren, the cover marks Kadel’s first for the magazine. As always Daphne shines, whether she’s wearing a bejeweled evening gown or a three-piece suit.

Hair stylist: Kevin Ryan  | Make-up stylist: Tyron Machhausen | Manicurist: Dawn Sterling @ Starworks Artists | Producer: Ernesto Qualizza @ Greg Kadel Studios | Producer: Sasha Jenny Park @ PIER59KOREA+ Collective Warehouse

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The Muses

September 14th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Fashion is driven by inspirational women and their power and Muse Magazine always gets that. The latest issue is filled with stunning new content and women whose beauty, talent and joie de vivre are nothing short of inspiring. Performance art legend, Marina Abramovic steps into the final frontier with a delightful, space themed story by Guy Aroch, while modeling vet Carmen Kass takes to the streets while sporting pieces from the Chloe archives. Inside you’ll also find: Dree Hemingway and Cass Bird‘s idiosyncratic take on luxury, Jacquelyn Jablonski showing off the season’s darkly elegant pieces, new stories featuring Sara BlomqvistHeidi Mount and so much more.

Daphne Groeneveld by Mariano Vivanco, styling by Charles Varenne

Dree Hemingway by Cass Bird, styling by Ethel Park

Carmen Kass by David Bellemere, styling by Ondine Azoulay

Jacquelyn Jablonski by Fabio Raineri, styling by Keegan Singh

Heidi Mount by Guy Aroch, styling by Joanne Blades

Marina Abramovic by Guy Aroch

Sara Blomqvist by Tim Barber, styling by Susan Winget

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Baby Bardot

June 26th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Fragrance commercials are always attempting to tap into our nostalgia for classic cinema, and Dior‘s newest fragrance spot is no exception. Shot by Jonas Akerlund and starring the delightful Daphne Groeneveld, the short riffs on Roger Vadim’s And God Created Women, with a cheeky twist. Where Bardot was unstoppably sensual, Daphne is absolutely adorable, providing the right mix of sweetness and glamour to bring the girly world of Dior beauty to life.

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#OVERTHETOP

March 12th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Vogue Italia has never shied from controversy and its March cover story has people talking left and right. From The Huffington Post, to Jezebel debate is raging over whether or not the story is in poor taste, misguided and/or exploiting negative stereotypes about blacks and Latinos. On the Vogue Italia website, the inspiration for the story is listed asmessy drags: untidy, dishevelled, counter-intuitive cross-dressers.” Meanwhile Jezebel’s intrepid Jenna Sauers, found direct links between the hair styles featured in the editorial and the gallery of Ghetto Fabulous Edible Hair dos. We can’t help but wonder what the originators of those colorful, candy-inspired styles think of the VI story and its intentions.

Controversy aside, the Steven Meisel cover of Joan Smalls marks the first time a black model has been on the cover of VI since the infamous Black Issue, which makes another triumph for Joan. Getting a VI cover is always a coup for a model, but considering how rare it is to see a woman of color fronting the world’s most influential fashion mag, this is kind of a big deal. Perhaps the greater controversy is the fact that there are multi-year periods where we just don’t see  people of color on the covers of our fashion mags.

Styling: Lori Goldstein  | Makeup: Pat McGrath |  Hair: Jimmy Paul | Models: Abbey Lee Kershaw, Coco Rocha, Guinevere Van Seenus, Jessica Stam, Karen Elson, Lindsey Wixson, and Daphne Groeneveld


See the full Haute Mess story on Vogue.It

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