First Look: V’s American Beauties

April 18th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

As perfecters of the themed glossy, V Magazine never fails to choose a winning subject to center its issues around. Their latest edition is all about Summer Americana, a concept that for most people, conjures images of backyard barbecues and July 4th festivities. As blissfully nostalgic as that all sounds, there is another side to it – namely the influence of stylish Americans on the current fashion scene. The designers, the editors and of course the models who have shaped our definition of chic.

This all comes together in Sharif Hamza‘s simple and beautiful pre-fall shoot. Featuring looks from New York’s premier labels, the story covers everything from iconic brands like Calvin KleinRalph Lauren and Marc Jacobs to current it-labels like Altuzarra, all in shades of icy white selected by Tom Van Dorpe. Two generations of American top models wear the pieces perfectly and the whole crew from current sensations Karlie KlossDree HemingwayArizona Muse, to outright legends Carol AltChristie Brinkley and Elaine Irwin, looks phenomenal.

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Bits & Bytes: Save the Day Part 3

November 6th, 2009 |Posted by Betty

5 Erika Stromqvist by Corinne Day. Photographer Corinne Day‘s battle with cancer has been very generously supported by people around the world who bought print 1 and print 2 to help pay for her treatment. The wonderful friends who have been raising funds for her have just released print 3, a limited edition 500 at £100 per print with model Erika Stromqvist. There will also be one more print released before Christmas. (Please email print@premiermodelmanagement.com.)

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Unbelievable: Peter Brant and Stephanie Seymour‘s breakup by the financial numbers. $500,000 on polo ponies?

Jon Kortajarena is GQ Germany‘s Model of the Year!

Want to see Karl Lagerfeld 40 years ago? Valentino and Diane Von Furstenberg 30 years ago? Click to see fabulousness. But read witty comments by Jezebel‘s Jenna, here.

Current Prada face Kendra Spears is funny and awesome.

For all you Prada-philes out there, Prada unveils a new book celebrating 30 years of “innovations and experiments in fashion, art, architecture, cinema and communications (from WWD).

We know that Brian Reyes was uber talented but did not not know he was only 29!

Photographers Steven Gomillion and Dennis Leupold makes L’Officiel Brazil look super edgy celebrating couture.

See behind the scenes at the Nick Knight/Natalia Vodianova shoot for British Vogue.

Twin Magazine is launching in London and looks to be an intellligent, beautiful creation by women for women. Vogue’s Aimee Farrell and Rebecca Smith formerly of Lula Magazine have Freja Beha Erichsen and the first female poet laureat, Carol Ann Duffy in the first issue.

Cameron Russelll is really as intelligent as she seems. Go read the Fucked Up Crew’s interview where she chooses between LV and Hermes, and Terry and Juergen.

Check out Victoria’s Secret’s Top 10 finalists in their Model Search.

indira-carvalho-10-by-lucio-luna-s-27-5-9-682x1024 Way Model Management in Brazil has 3 new faces; we love how Indira’s cheekbones can cut glass.

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MDC Met favorites

May 8th, 2008 |Posted by Betty

There’s been a lot of talk in the press about the timidity that the fashion and entertainment stars displayed at the Met Ball. We don’t think it’s true at all; here’s a collage and the reasons why we think these 16 people turned it out, superhero style! If you actually read comics, you’ll recognize these colors and silhouettes. And in from Fashionista, viewers can vote themselves for their favorite looks at Vogue.tv.

Our favorites

Christina Ricci- Hands down our favorite with the colors, the belt, the pose, the unitard.
Anna Wintour- Maybe more Star Wars-y then Storm but still futuristic with the color and shape. Kudos to Anna for dressing with the theme and not playing it safe.
Karl Lagerfeld- The perfect super villain, dressed exactly as he is. Can’t you picture him in the next Iron Man fighting Robert Downey Jr?
Zac Posen- Makes such a handsome Clark Kent with his Superman blue suit and super yellow accessory, sidekick Kate.

The Supers

Andre Leon Talley and Venus Williams- For hauling around that supersized cape
Katie Holmes- A brilliant shade of comic book red in the dress plus the blue shoes= bold heroic fashion choices
Lake Bell- Her red and black Balmain dress is Shazam! totally Captain Marvel!
Linda Carter- Still with the Wonder figure and sporting the trademark bulletproof bracelets.

Super Villainesses

Michelle Monaghan- A modern day Poison Ivy
Claire Danes- The next Batman she-villain?
Raquel Zimmermann- The makeup is so Julie Newmar/Catwoman circa 1960′s; the colors in the Thakoon dress are very Frank Miller.
Cecilia Dean- In the slinky serpent-y Rodarte dress looks so ready to tempt the good hero from the path of justice.

Super shapes and colors

Amber Valetta: With that posture and color of dress, she of course would be one of the good guys… definitely more DC than Marvel heroine though.
Caroline Trentini: Mugler’s futuristic frock definitely has comic book lines. Hero or villain though? With all her Vogue jumping, she will always be a fashion hero to us.
Diane von Furstenberg: Looks like the inkwells at DC comics spilled all over her dress. We see Wonder Woman, Flash, Superman and Captain Marvel all hanging out in the folds.
Kimora Lee Simmons: The white lines are SOOO comic book borders. Maybe more Andy Warhol’s Pop cartoons but still in keeping with the night’s theme.

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