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July 18th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

The normcore trend has been the subject of much debate – is it chic, is it lazy, is it even a legitimate trend at all? Craig McDean and Edward Enninful take on the look in the pages of W Magazine with an editorial that mixes the best in designer gear with everyday staples like Adidas tube socks and white clogs – the kind of items you’re more likely to find in the closets of athletes than amongst the accessories utilized in a fashion story. With boy short bowl cuts by James Pecis (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management) and minimal makeup by Fulvia Farolfi (ArtList Paris) models Daiane ConteratoGrace MaharyAymeline ValadeManuela FreyKatlin AasAmanda Murphy and Fei Fei Sun look equal parts haute and banal.

See the full story on W Magazine.com 

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Sporty Spice

June 18th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Sport is a popular theme this month with several magazines looking to the World Cup and pre-fall’s energetic collections for inspiration. Vogue Russia offers a fashionable take on the theme with Jason Kibbler‘s (Cadence New York) spirited cover story starring Sam Rollinson. With fashion by Olga Dunina and icy makeup by Benjamin Puckey (New York: D + V Management, London: D + V Management ) the story captures the athletic and chic mood aptly, pairing striped jumpers with designer sneakers and metallic pullovers galore. The casual luxe styling suits Sam perfectly with each look complimenting her own easy-going vibe, even when the accessories include a football.

See the full story in the fashion database 

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Painted Precision

June 3rd, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Makeup artist Isamaya Ffrench goes experimental in an edgy i-D Magazine story by Nick Dorey (New York: D + V Management, London: D + V Management ). Most makeup stories keep things classic, but i-D isn’t the typical publication and the magazine’s commitment to full-force creativity is evident here. Juliana Schurig and Carla Ciffoni serve as the canvas for Ffrench’s abstract creations and both beauties gamely take on the extreme cosmetic creations, from a full face of silver that looks airbrushed on, to swirling stripes of black and orange. Jack Borkett adds in expert styling, working in looks from Topshop and Christopher Kane to add to the editorial’s cool factor.

See the full story on Nick Dorey.com

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First Look : TWIN’s 10th

April 29th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

It may seem like only yesterday that Twin Magazine came onto the scene with their impressive mix of style and culture, but the biannual glossy is already celebrating its 10th anniversary. With 5 new covers and a wealth of high fashion content the issue showcases the best of what Twin has to offer. Kati NescherAnna SeleznevaDrake BurnetteMeghan Collison and Vivien Solari feature on a series of stylized editorials ranging from stark black and white to a colorful romp through the season’s pattern heavy looks.

As always editorials are only part of the fun of Twin, inside the issue interviews with 80 year old photography legend, Jane Bown, filmmaker Matt Wolf and a first look at the Marrakech Biennale provide an of the minute glimpse at the best new developments in culture. This eclectic mix of film, photography and art is true to the Twin tradition and provides readers with endless sources of stimulation. Add to this the nostalgic look back at 10 editions worth of artists and thinkers who’ve appeared in the pages of Twin and you have a fitting anniversary special for one of fashion’s most inspiring publications.

Take a first look inside the issue below and for even more visit, Twin Factory.co.uk

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Ph. Ben Weller / Stylist – Naomi Miller (New York: D + V Management, London: D + V Management ) / Model – Anna Selezneva


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Ph. Boo George / Styling – Caroline Newell / Model -Kati Nescher


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Ph. Danielle Levitt / Models – Sun City Poms


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Ph. Claudia Knoepfel & Stefan Indlekofer / Styling – Naomi Miller / Model – Drake Burnette


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Ph. Scott Trindle / Styling – Celestine Cooney / Model – Vivien Solari


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Ph. Rory Payne / Styling – Verity Parker / Model – Langley Fox


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Ph. Nick Dorey / Styling – Celestine Cooney / Model – Meghan Collison

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Orange Crush

April 14th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

There is only one color that matters in Jem Mitchell‘s striking new Vogue China story, but what a color it is. Juicy, pop off the page orange features in every look, covering Shu Pei Qin from head to toe and even giving her a fiery new coif for good measure. Jeanine Lobell paints Shu Pei in citrusy shades while Neil Moodie (New York: D + V Management, London: D + V Management ) provides the aforementioned neon tresses. Mitchell’s saturated imagery takes you up close capturing each look in all it’s vivid beauty.

View the full story on Jem Mitchell.co.uk

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First Look: Rika Magazine 10

March 11th, 2014 |Posted by Matthew

Rika Magazine has earned quite a reputation for generosity in unique content. In celebration of its 10th edition, the Amsterdam-based magazine has brought us 10 top models, each with her own standout cover (plus a bonus 11th surprise cover). Showcasing Meghan CollisonSaskia de BrauwZuzanna Bijoch,Arizona MuseCatherine McNeil, Liu Wen, Lindsey Wixson, Marie Piovesan, and Sigrid Agren  each with her own one-two punch of personality and presence. With the accompanying editorials set to emerge this teaser isn’t even half of what Rika #10 has in store. Bring on spring abundance.

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Catherine McNeil by Driu & Tiago, styling by Katie Burnett

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Arizona Muse by Jesse John Jenkins, Rebecca Corbin-Murray (New York: D + V Management, London: D + V Management )

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Constance Jablonskii by Laurence Ellis (Visual Artist UK ), styling by Toby Grimditch

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Lindsey Wixson by Joachim Johnson, styling by Heathermary Jackson

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Meghan Collison by Jen Carey, styling by Katie Burnett

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Liu Wen by Joachim Mueller Ruchholtz (Visual Artist UK ), styling by Clare Byrne

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Marie Piovesan by Ward Ivan Rafik (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY), styling by Alexandra Carl

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Saskia de Brauw by Duy Quoc Vo, styling by Alexandra Carl

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Sigrid Agren by Horst Diekgerdes (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management, Berlin: Shotview Photographers Management), styling by Anna Schiffel (Shotview Photographers Management)

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Zuzanna Bijoch by Jens Langkjaer, styling by Camilla Pole

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Color Theory

February 27th, 2014 |Posted by jonathanshia

Anyone can tell you that the main story of Spring 2014 menswear is color, but it takes true conviction and vision to turn a trend into something truly original and inspired. The team behind L’Officiel Hommes Italia have done just that, pulling on the artist inspirations and bold palettes of the latest collections for a new issue that celebrates creativity and vibrancy in all its shades. The Belgian painter Rinus van de Velde, known for his swirling, expressive portraits and scenes, graces the cover, a surprising decision the magazine’s creative director Pablo Arroyo says was entirely appropriate. “Art is a perennial source of inspiration for the fashion world, especially so for spring-summer 2014,” he explains in his editor’s letter. “This is partly the reason L’Officiel Hommes Italia made the unorthodox choice of having an artist on the cover. Not a model/artist or an actor/artist, but an artist artist.” Pulling from the theme of “teoria del colore”—bringing to mind Goethe’s landmark treatise on the essence of color and its effects on human perception and emotions—the issue features the season’s brightest designs on today’s brightest new faces and seasoned veterans.

Tim Schuhmacher and Tommaso de Benedictis are captured by Laurence Ellis in a crayon box of vivid suits styled by Emil Rebek, while Stefan Heinrichs photographed Matthew Bell in a series of dark, rich sportswear selected by Davide Brambilla. Photographer Mark Pillai and stylist Nik Piras take a graphic approach to the latest hues, with sharp images of Matthew Holt shot through with pops of color. And, in a nod to a season in which designers found inspiration in modernist masters from Mondrian and Calder to Klein and Kapoor, Ben Allen plays the young artist at work and at play—for a story by Thomas Lohr with styling by Anders Sølvsten Thomsen—lost in thought in his studio, caught in a moment of quiet reflection, or simply surrounded by the blissful blue of a clear pool straight out of a Hockney painting.

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Tommaso de Benedictis by Laurence Ellis (Visual Artist UK ), styling by Emil Rebek

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Matthew Bell by Stefan Heinrichs, styling by Davide Brambilla

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Ben Allen by Thomas Lohr (New York: D + V Management, London: D + V Management ), styling by Anders Solvsten Thomsen

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Sebastien Andrieu by Johan Sandberg (New York: ArtList NY, Paris: ArtList Paris), styling by Emil Rebek

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Matthew Holt by Mark Pillai, styling by Nik Piras

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Rinus van de Velde by Pablo Arroyo, styling by Jérôme André

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Field of Dreams

January 21st, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Fashion rebels rejoice! W Magazine takes a tour de force trip through the season’s eccentric styles as chosen by Edward Enninful. Craig McDean shoots Malaika Firth, Juliana Schurig, Marina Nery, Irene Hiemstra and Sasha Luss in outlandish looks from Prada, Lanvin and Chanel, covered with pattern, color, ruffles, lace and every other sort of embellishment imaginable. The girls look ornate but never overdone and McDean’s effortless images give the over the top editorial a sense of ease. Top notch work from James Pecis (New York: D + V Management, London: D + V Management ), Peter Philips and Megumi Itano adds to the finery, creating an exciting beauty look that pushes the images into the realm of the fantastical.

See the full story on W Magazine.com

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