Double Vision : Alexander Wang

November 15th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

As fashion’s current king of downtown cool, Alexander Wang has perfected a look that is both eye-catching and easy going. It isn’t unusual to see Wang’s wares popping up in fashion glossies month after month, but it is interesting to see how his look is interpreted by a variety of talents. One of last season’s most memorable and popular Wang pieces was the fishnet turtleneck, a statement item that adds a touch a mystery to any ensemble. Most stylists didn’t stray too far from the runway vision of this particular look, but every so often the versatility of this staple was showcased via a well-timed change of pace. With the addition of the equally ubiquitous Jil Sander pink overcoat, or a bit of menswear inspired Paul & Joe, the mood shifts completely. That said, the Wang turtleneck looks just as good all by itself, revealing a touch of come-hither skin or adding another layer of sexy to a pop star’s daring repertoire.

Alexander Wang F/w 12 Magnified Fishnet Turtleneck

Interview Magazine – photography by Greg Harris | styling by Karl Templer

Dazed & Confused  by Yelena Yemchuk | Styled by Karen Langley | Model Julia Nobis

Document – photography by Paul Wetherell | Styling by James Valeri | Model – Bette Franke

S Moda for El Pais photography by Tetsuharu Kubota | Styled by Isabel Moralejo | Model Aline Weber

Harper’s Bazaar photography by Camilla Akrans (New York: Management + Artists, Paris: Management + Artists)| Styled by Mel Ottenberg | Model – Rihanna

Intermission Magazine by Patrik Sehlstedt | Styled by Brian Molloy | Model Kolfinna Kristofersdottir

Vogue Australia photography by Will Davidson | Styled by Natasha Royt | Model Crystal Renn

Vogue Espana photography by Lachlan Bailey (New York: Management + Artists, Paris: Management + Artists)| Styled by Géraldine Saglio| Model Kendra Spears

Photography by Mark Pillai | Styled by Barbara Loison| Model Hanna at Viva

Elle photography by Emma Tempest | Styled by Natalie Wansbrough-Jones | Model Kelsey Van Mook

Modern Weekly (China) photography by Daniel Jackson | Styled by Alastair McKimm | Models Fei Fei Sun and Du Juan

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mdc ♥s : holiday gift guide

December 19th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

The stunning Du Juan steps into Richard Ramos’ Winter Wonderland for Vogue China December 2010 – click for full story

Only a few days till the holidays, but if you’re anything like us you’ve still got a whole lot of shopping to do, especially for those persnickety people on your list who are especially difficult to choose for. Take a look at our top choices to give (and receive) for this holiday season.

FOR THE GLAMOUR ADDICT

For the girl who appreciates the opulent side of life give a little holiday luxury. 

YSL Tribtoo Heels – perfect for teetering around in during those New Years Eve parties.

CHANEL Rogue Allure Velvet – a matte red lip never goes out of style – shades like L’Exquise and La Sensuelle live up to their names and the sleek black and gold packaging makes for one chic stocking stuffer.

The Pedro Almodovar Archives – the maestro behind some of cinema’s most provocative women is given the coffee table treatment in this incredible Taschen tome. A must have for all the cinema buffs and drama queens on your list.

Guerlain Vol de Nuit perfumed powder – a shimmering blast with the classic scent of bergamot, vanilla and iris in a retro fabulous package that looks simply divine. Every girl needs a Guerlain in her collection and the powder filled atomizer presents an especially unique way to experience fragrance.

Illesteva Sunglasses by Dasha Zhukova – Garage Magazine’s editrix lends her name and signature style to a pair of tortoise shell peepers worthy of a fifties film siren.

Deborah Lippmann Holiday Polish colors – No self respecting girly girl (or guy) can resist the allure of glitter in a bottle.

FOR THE EDITOR IN TRAINING

When you count the Vogue Paris crew amongst your heroes, you don’t want the ordinary gift…

Derek Lam Ume Bag – Itsy-bitsy, teeny-weenie and still so very cool, in python or jet black it’ll stand out from the crowd.

Rick Owens Leather Jacket – The standard. Accept no substitutes for Owens’ one of a kind, expertly tailored leather jackets. Save this special gift for someone who has been extra good.

Rodin Olio Lusso Crema – Even hardcore, jet black wearing fashionphiles deserve to be pampered every now and then. This ultra rich cream will keep hands ready for all those fingerless gloves.

Balenciaga Paris Candle – The Parisian powerhouse’s signature candle smells of leather and violet and boasts a scent that lingers long after the flame goes out. This is a beautifully packaged treat for anyone who appreciates fragrance and design.

Carine Roitfeld ‘Irreverent’ – A look back at the career of one of fashion’s most influential forces, filled with inspiring imagery and amusing anecdotes from Madame Roitfeld herself.

Dominic Jones Claw Ring – Tough, modern and oh so cool, Jones’ eponymous line of dangerous looking rings and necklaces is to die for.

FOR THE JET SETTER

For your favorite party going, yacht hopping world traveler the items du jour. 

Beats by Dre Studio Headphones – These noise canceling beauties are perfect for drowning out the sound of carolers and those pesky in flight annoyances.

Hermes Cape Cod GM watch – Hermes panache meets Swiss performance in this striking timepiece.

Barneys New York iPad Case – Who knew that New York’s venerable department store had an impressive line of in-house accessories? Their iPad case is as gorgeous as any we’ve seen.

Panasonic Lumix GX1 - Never miss a moment, whether it is on the street or backstage. The GX1 allows users to change lenses and shoot full HD video, which is sure to bring out the inner Meisel in anyone.

Aesop Celestial Mechanics Kit – world class skincare to go, everything you need all in one handy kit including their reknowned fabulous Face Cleanser & Primrose Facial Cleansing Masque.

Field Notes Notebooks – Shockingly low tech, but every so often it is nice to make a handwritten note. Make sure to inscribe the front cover with something meaningful before you give it away!

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Into the Woods

August 25th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Stockton Johnson shoots an impressive Vogue China story featuring Du Juan for the magazine’s September issue. Focusing on pattern, colorful prints from Balenciaga and Marni are used throughout the images. Stylist Yi Guo utilizes some of the season’s most vibrant separates to great effect and Du makes even the most eclectic ensembles seem refined. The unique clothes, combined with the natural setting and vivid colors, make for an especially beautiful editorial.


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Vogue Vixens

August 4th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

The bar for September covers has been raised! Vogue China‘s phenomenal Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin helmed cover has everything you could ask for – glamorous girls, colorful fashions and a sublime sense of drama. Du Juan, Sui He, Fei Fei Sun, Liu Wen, Ming Xi and Shu Pei are a sight to behold and the image serves as the perfect tribute to fashion’s current crop of Chinese top models.

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Asia Major

November 19th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

As fashion begins to realize the importance of diversity, we start to see exciting things happening; case in point the Asian models feature in the new issue of Vogue. Starring Liu Wen, Du Juan, Tao Okamoto, Lee Hyun Yi, Hyoni Kang, Bonnie Chen, So Young Kang and Lily Zhi in a punk remake of Cecil Beaton’s classic shot of models wearing Charles James, the images by Steven Meisel and Grace Coddington accompany an article on the meteoric rise of models from China, Japan and South Korea.

What makes the story truly interesting are some of the quotations from the girls themselves:

The challenge for me, and for Asian models in general has been convincing editors, stylists and photographers that we can have mass appeal, but Asian, especially Chinese models have become a stronger presence. Just a season or two ago, there weren’t many models for me to talk with backstage in my native Mandarin. Now I usually have no trouble finding someone at any show.” – Liu Wen

“There still are brands or clients that would not consider using an Asian model, but things are changing dramatically and quickly. I am not sure if being Asian was or is a hinderance. In fact I think it is a plus.”
– Du Juan

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Visual Branding

August 13th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Nothing conveys the identity of a brand quite like its advertising and more and more mainstream fashion brands are attempting to tweak their image via campaigns that utilize fashion’s biggest powerplayers. Case in point, the F/W campaign for conservative brand, Talbots features the edgy pairing of Linda Evangelista and Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. Meanwhile Jones New York enlists Annie Leibovitz and a slew of top names like Hilary Rhoda, Jessica Stam, Hana Soukupova, Jacquetta Wheeler, Du Juan, Yasmin WarsameAminata Niaria and Ujjwala Raut for their ads. Not to be left in the dust, mall staple Esprit enlists Coco Rocha for its collection ads and Anne Vyalitsyna, Du Juan and Missy Rayder by Mariano Vivanco for the mainline.

The addition of a familiar (and fashionable) face can add a layer of cool to a brand’s image, but does the trick work? Did any of these ads enhance your opinion of the labels in question? Tell us.


Linda for Talbots


Jones New York’s impressive cast

Esprit chose top models like Coco, Missy, Du & Anne V for both its lines

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Phenomenal Women

January 14th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Vogue China salutes the best in Asian talent with a portfolio of the industry’s leading Asian models shot by Max Vadukul. Featuring Liu Wen, Du Juan, Kiki Kang, Tao Okamoto, Danni Li and Ping Hue Cheung , the images show the current superstars as well as the rising talents sure to make an impact in 2010.  This dynamic group of girls and their combined successes are a testament to the way in which the fashion industry is slowly but surely diversifying.

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Liu & Du

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Danni Li

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Tao

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Ping

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Kiki Kang | Image Credit Kazaf @ tFS

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A Coordinated Couple

January 12th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Du Juan is a familiar presence in Vogue China but this month she’s paired with the handsome, Philip Huang for an especially charming editorial. Dressed in his and hers versions of Spring’s top trends and shot by Yuan Gui Mei, the couple looks like the perfectly matched pair – the casting and Ling Wu‘s casual chic styling make the story.

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Du Juan & Phillip Huang | Image Credit, Kazaf at tFS

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