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Resort Roundup

November 1st, 2013 |Posted by victoria

Campaigns are debuting left and right, with fashion labels showcasing their finest wares for the resort and beyond.

CHANEL

Another always-anticipated Chanel campaign has arrived. Ashleigh Good, Nadja Bender, and Dalianah Arekion are featured in an unusual yet beautiful1920’s inspired ad for Chanel Cruise 2014, photographed by none other than Karl Lagerfeld himself. Look closely and you can see Ms. Bender sporting a mustache, which has some speculating this represents Coco Chanel’s rumored affair with Salvador Dali.

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BOTTEGA VENETA

Bottega Veneta teamed up with famous art photographer, David Armstrong to shoot the latest resort campaign for the brand. The campaign features the beautiful Laura Love and Lucas Mascarini in styles rich with details and embroidery, perfectly embodying the practicality and comfort of Bottega Veneta’s finely crafted designs.

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MIU MIU

Youthful, bold, and vivid – three words to sum up Miu Miu’s resort campaign, which features actresses Léa Seydoux and Adele Exarchopoulos from the controversial film Blue is the Warmest Color. The iconic duo Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin shot the campaign, which features the French actresses in vibrant prints and patters, perfect for anyone who loves to make a statement.

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GUCCI ACCESSORIES

Sølve Sundsbø shoots Nadja Bender for Gucci’s latest accessories campaign, showcasing a new version of the line’s Bamboo Bag. The always stunning Ms. Bender stands out in a plunging white ensemble appearing completely elegant yet relaxed. The campaign perfectly embodies all things Gucci with its upscale sophistication.

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Super Hero

April 27th, 2012 |Posted by Betty

One of our favorite men’s magazines, HERO Magazine is back for Summer/Fall 2012 with fantastic new face Arthur Gosse glowering in Givenchy with those unforgettably covetable nose rings from the F/W 12 collection. The theme for issue 7, DARK+STORMY will come with a collector’s special edition slipcase, only 25 of which will be available for purchase worldwide at select locations. Interviews with Calvin Klein’s Italo Zucchelli, Dior Homme’s Kris Van Assche and stories by Paul Jasmin, David Armstrong and Danielle Levitt make this issue a must buy.

MDC visitors have the chance to win one of five limited edition DARK+STORMY slipcase copies – by tweeting why they should win them @models @hero_magazine with the hashtag, #hero7limitededition; the winners will be announced on Monday May 7th.

For our friends in the Far East, Hero comes out with their first Chinese and Japanese editions. To purchase the issue, click here.


Photography Fabien Kruszelnicki, styling by Elizabeth Fraser-Bell, hair Teiji Utsumi, model Arthur Gosse


DARK+STORMY collector’s special edition slipcase

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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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Bits & Bytes Photography edition: Naty by Hugh

November 3rd, 2010 |Posted by Betty


If you missed Naty Chabanenko in the atmospheric Cushnie et Ochs S/S 11 campaign by rising young photographer Hugh Lippe/styled by Nicole Vitaglianosee more here.

A fascinating story on Annie Leibovitz‘s position in the “art world”. (via A Photo Editor)

Also from APE, Peter Lindbergh and Harper’s Bazaar wins a photography award.

One of our favorite people, JD Ferguson, backstage and party photographer extraordinaire hangs with supermodel friends for Paper Magazine. Get him a TV spot, stat!

Top Belgium makeup artist, Inge Grognard who has worked with Dries Van Noten and Martin Margiela, is out with a gorgeous new book.

If you’re in LA, check out Dossier Magazine’s photography exhibit with Dan Martensen, David Armstrong, Cass Bird and more; curated by Skye Parrott and Alec Friedman.

Photographer Ranjit Grewal passed away suddenly from a heart attack, this Friday will be the memorial for him at Industria. We extend our condolences to his loved ones on the loss of a vibrant young man.

Check out Jeremy Kost‘s show opening Nov 4th until Dec 30th in New York.

The next Visionaire: Fairy Tale presented by Inez & Vinoodh is a “mini library of individually bound children’s books by contemporary artists and photographers”. With John Baldessari, Bjork and Viktor & Rolf contributing, it is sure to be another keeper.

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Bits & Bytes: 160 g Volume 3

November 30th, 2009 |Posted by Betty

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For 160 g’s volume 3, the “Erotic Issue”, Maike Ludenbachat at Next wears an ultra chic Prada ensemble on top of a La Perla bra and Oscar Spendrup sports an all Givenchy outfit by Riccardo Tisci. Photos Greg Gex, info and exclusive images courtesy of 160 Grams.
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Models:
Gulp. Male model perfection? Alexander from Russia is not only a PhD candidate in physics but he’s a professional dancer for the past 12 years… see what other talents this young man has.

If you haven’t heard already about Coco Rocha‘s fashion line, go now to her website.

Natalia Vodianova has quite a full dance card for spring: Yves Saint Laurent, Givenchy, Stella McCartney, Guerlain, Etam lingerie and a Calvin Klein fragrance.

The ever so sweet Hyoni Kang has a new store in NYC.

Ponyryder scores an interview with the elusive Jac Jagaciak (she of the Calvin Klein campaign), find out how she got her nickname.

English girls rule! The British Fashion Council have named their nominees for Model of the Year. See who made the cut!

Photography:
David Armstrong, he of the strong and beautiful images, has a book!

Patrick Demarchelier has 400 photographs in his new book, “the definitive guide to the career of one of the most iconic and influential fashion photographers of our era” (from Clic Gallery). Patrick will be at Clic gallery on December 8th.

Ellen von Unwerth‘s iconic images of a young Claudia Schiffer made the young German model a superstar. Ellen’s new book Fraulein, will have its NY unveiling on December 11th.

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Where The Boys Are

October 31st, 2008 |Posted by Janelle

Another Man continues to be an essential for men of style and their admirers. In the elegant glossy’s fall issue, Jed Root’s latest addition David Armstrong photographs male modeling’s superstars and rising talents for an expansive portfolio. The classic black and white images are evocative and capture the appeal of each model.

Paul S (Request), Yuri Pleskun (Request) , Boyd Holbrook (Wilhelmina), Zack, John & Colin Brite (Request), Stas Svetlichnyy (DNA) & Tyler Riggs (Red) by David Armstrong for Another Man F/W 08

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