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Dream State

March 31st, 2014 |Posted by Matthew

The old adage “All dressed up and nowhere to go” takes on a dark twist in Emma Summerton’s latest shoot for Vogue Germany.  Elisabeth Erm plays a restless beauty entranced by her own glamour, posing about a lonely hotel room. Dressed in luxurious, glittering gowns, Elisabeth is a haunting vision in metallic hues and ornate jewels styled by Patti Wilson. Featuring looks from Lanvin, Proenza SchoulerDolce & Gabbana and more, Summerton’s opulent dream-state has us hypnotized.


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Desert Song

March 24th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

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In the midst of the dessert a vision of glamour emerges. Isabeli lends her showgirl panache to George’s atmospheric images as Bolliger works in an array of eye-catching pieces from the likes of Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana and Agent Provocateur. Sequins, marabou feathers and other exquisite details abound but when these luxurious trappings are paired with the faded, dreamlike style of the photographs it creates a haunting mood.

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Royals

March 19th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

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Patti Wilson.
Vogue Germany.

Couture comes to life in all its grandeur. Luigi + Iango shoot and Wilson styles pulling from the best of Chanel and Dolce & Gabbana‘s couture collections. Auguste Abeliunaite, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Maja Salamon, Irina Kravchenko, Nastya Kusakina, Codie Young, Meghan Collison, Xiao Wen Ju Holly Rose Emery, Sophie Touchet, Steffi Soede star in this thrilling tribute to fashion artistry opulent enough for Marie Antoinette herself.

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Living Doll

October 31st, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Photographers never miss an opportunity to capture Lindsey Wixson‘s doll-like features and in the pages of the new Vogue Japan Emma Summerton expertly shoots Lindsay for a thrilling story that harks back to the story of Anastasia. Styled by Giovanna Battaglia utilizing richly detailed pieces from Duro Oluwu and Dolce & Gabbana, the images are a thrilling showcase for some of the season’s most extravagant fashions. Sporting rouged cheeks by  Mathias van Hooff and stylized hair by Neil Moodie, Lindsay looks surreal and sumptuous.

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Grand Voyage

April 25th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Arizona Muse goes around the world for Vogue Russia in an elegant story by Tom Craig. Part travelogue / part fashion journey, the editorial follows Arizona through the streets of Sicily as she wears a selection of luxe yet casual pieces selected by stylist, Olga Dunina. Clad in pieces from Bottega Veneta, Kenzo, Ralph Lauren and of course Dolce & Gabbana, Arizona makes an especially elegant tourist. The accompanying video by Craig, with cinematography by Gus & Stella take the trip one step further with a beautiful exploration of one of the world’s loveliest islands.

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Numero Dos

March 29th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

With stellar new covers Numero and Numero Homme provide a beautiful and expressive take on fashion imagery with two very different shots united by their elegance. Fernando Cabral covers Numero Homme in a sleek shot by Jacob Sutton that capitalizes on his perfect physique; the image is clean, crisp and completely modern. Aymeline’s striking cover by Richard Bush is equally alluring; the former ballet dancer is graceful as ever in Dolce & Gabbana‘s caged corset dress.

For more on Numero’s latest issues worldwide, be sure to check out the official Numero Facebook. 

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Aymeline Valade by Richard Bush for Numero

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Past Meets Present: The Mod Moment

January 23rd, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

By its very nature, fashion is in a constant state of change, but the industry has a way of rehashing the past every few seasons with collections that draw inspiration from key moments in fashion’s history.  Nostalgia was the predominant fashion mode of the aughts, and it saw  designers revisiting everything from 1920s flapper fixtures, to ’80s powerdressing and (gasp) ’90s grunge redux. We may have just entered into 2013, but when it comes to manufacturing clothing that looks awfully similar to styles that could have been worn generations earlier, designers show no signs of stopping.

Case in point, S/S 13′s mod moment, which saw a wealth of graphic prints invading the runway. Checks, stripes, and houndstooth patterns  made appearances on the runways of labels like Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Michael Kors and Dolce & Gabbana, offering a pleasant alternative to spring’s tried-and-true florals and providing a bit of deja vu. Granted, these design elements are timeless, but fans of ’60s style will recognize the cuts and patterns that make up these new designs as the hallmarks of mod innovators. Take a look at  the work of Pierre Cardin, Mary Quant, André Courrèges, and Ossie Clark,  and you can’t help but see where Marc Jacobs and co. took their lead from.

With the very same designs getting major play in the pages of this month’s magazines, editors have been showcasing these looks in a variety of ways. Most choose to play up the retro appeal inherent in these collections by creating stories reminiscent of days past: what says ’60s more than an angular Vidal Sasson bob or an oversized bouffant? Others focus in on the graphic element, shooting the pieces against white backdrops and playing up the contrast.

 

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Vogue Japan | Ph. Emma Summerton | Styling Patti Wilson | Model Aymeline Valade | Makeup Dotti


American Vogue | Ph. Steven Klein | Styling Grace Coddington | Models Carolyn Murphy and Karen Elson


Harper’s Bazaar | Ph. Greg Harris | Stylist Tony Irvine | Model Marte Mei van Haaster | Hair Akki Shirakawa | Makeup Pep Gay

Marte Mei van Haaster in Louis VuittonMarc Jacobs and Michael Kors


Harper’s Bazaar Spain Ph. Txema Yeste | Styling Melania Pan | Model Ginta Lapina | Hair Olivier Lebrun (See Management) | Makeup Christopher Kam

Ginta Lapina in Louis VuittonDolce & Gabbana & Michael Kors


Vogue Japan Ph. Victor Demarchelier (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists) | Styling Sabino Pantone | Model Jessica Stam | Hair Didier Malige | Makeup Adrien Pinault (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists)

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Vogue China Ph. Daniel Jackson | Styling Nicoletta Santoro | Models Kel Markey, Agnés Nabuurs, Athena Wilson, Bo Don & Chiharu Okunugi | Hair Yannick D’Is (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists) | Makeup Yadim

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A Family Affair

July 31st, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Every so often a fashion story lets you into the real world of a model and shows you another side of her persona. Girl of the moment, Joan Smalls shares the spotlight with her father Eric and sisters Erika & Betsy, in the latest issue of American Vogue and the resulting editorial is a pure delight. Norman Jean Roy shoots the stunning family in their hometown of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, while Tabitha Simmons styles them in striking looks from Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana & Rag & Bone. Take a look at the gorgeous behind the scenes video for even more of Joan & her family – plus see the full story in the August issue of Vogue.

Images courtesy of Vogue / Condé Nast

Vogue’s August issue featuring Marion Cotillard by Peter Lindbergh

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