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May 29th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Liya Kebede.
Joan Smalls.
Edward Enninful.
Mikael Jansson.
W Magazine.

Costa Rica serves as the backdrop for an epic exploration of summer fashion. From barely there bikinis to luxurious gowns, the dream team of Jansson, Enninful, Smalls and Kebede cover all the bases to create a visual feast fit for the ultimate haute tropic getaway.

See the full story on W Magazine.com

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Spotlight On: Malcolm Edwards

April 23rd, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Hair can be one of the most transformative aspects of fashion editorials, taking models into otherworldly territory and changing how we view their beauty. As anyone who appreciates hair will tell you, one of the most exciting talents around is Malcolm Edwards, whose cutting-edge styles are works of art. From creating colorful pasty inspired do’s in W Magazine, to giving Oscar winner, Jennifer Lawrence a bit of flamingo finery, Edwards never fails to infuse a hint of magic in his imagery.

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Ph. Patrick Demarchelier | Fashion Editor - Edward Enninful | For more see Wmagazine.com

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 (Photographer) | Katie Grand (Fashion Editor/Stylist) | Malcolm Edwards (Hair Stylist) | Lucia Pieroni (Makeup Artist) | Jacki Castelli (Set Designer) | Lorraine Griffin (Manicurist) – see all the covers in the database.

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Tim Walker - Photographer | Jacob K - Fashion Editor/Stylist | Malcolm Edwards - Hair Stylist | Samantha Bryant - Makeup Artist | Andy Hillman - Set Designer

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Kerry Hallihan - Photographer | Alastair McKimm - Fashion Editor/Stylist | Malcolm Edwards - Hair Stylist | Ozzy Salvatierra - Makeup Artist | See the full story in the database 

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Ph.Kerry Hallihan | Grace Cobb (Fashion Editor/Stylist) | Malcolm Edwards (Hair Stylist) | Laura Dominique (Makeup Artist) | See the story in the database 

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Ph. Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott |  Edward Enninful - Fashion Editor/Stylist | Malcolm Edwards - Hair Stylist  | Lucia Pieroni - Makeup Artist | Poppy Bartlett - Set Designer | Anatole Rainey - Manicurist

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Tim Walker (Photographer) | Jacob K (Fashion Editor/Stylist) | Malcolm Edwards (Hair Stylist) | Samantha Bryant (Makeup Artist) | Shona Heath (Set Designer) | See the full story on W Magazine.com

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Exclusive: Lane Crawford Behind the Scenes

July 31st, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

The statement-making fashions of the season come to life in Lane Crawford’s first-ever campaign film. Nick Knight brings his visionary touch to the project, taking Chinese beauties Ming Xi, Xiao Wen Ju, and Wang Xiao, transforming them into fantastical sartorial sirens in a mind-bending clip. Superstar stylist Edward Enninful creates the ultimate modern wardrobe using a selection of key pieces from names like Azzedine Alaïa, Alexander McQueen, Altuzarra, Balenciaga, Celine Jil Sander, Proenza Schouler, and Yves Saint Laurent – just to name a few. The depth and variety of the labels featured speaks to the impeccably curated Lane Crawford selection and is tailored to the taste point of a consumer who knows their fashion heavyweights. Enninful’s pitch perfect seasonal edit and Knight’s surrealist perspective combine for a unique and engrossing campaign experience.

Take an exclusive first look below, in a behind the scenes video of Lane Crawford’s first ever campaign film to see the work that went in to creating the brand’s seasonal vision. See the new campaign in full on LaneCrawford.com

LANE CRAWFORD F/W 12DIRECTOR Nick Knight | STYLING Edward Enninful | HAIR Sam McKnight | MAKEUP Val Garland

Lane Crawford Behind the Scenes F/W 12 from models.com on Vimeo.

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Super Modern

June 19th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

It is not every day you see fashion models on the cover of a major American magazine. Actors, musicians and even omnipresent reality stars have usurped models on US mag covers and few publications understand that the general public might be interested in seeing someone fashionable and beautiful on their glossies, instead of just getting a glimpse of the latest celeb with a movie to pimp.

As a consumate leader W Magazine always goes off the beaten path and creates stunning imagery – case in point, the latest covers shot by Steven Meisel and starring budding supers Joan Smalls and Karlie Kloss. The larger than life hair by Oribe, the glowing skin courtesy of Pat McGrath and stunning styling by Edward Enninful, it all combines to create a look that is bold and larger than life – echoing the classic Avedon images of of the original supers from years past. Add to this a charming article that show’s both young women are more than just pretty faces and you have the makings of a must buy issue.

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Put A Ring On It

April 30th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Is there a single more ubiquitous luxury item than the Givenchy couture nose rings? Sure those Prada car print skirts are everywhere and you can’t walk down the street without seeing a Celine luggage tote, but nothing is more noticeable than five pounds of metalwork dangling from a beautiful girl’s face.

Add to this that the Givenchy nose rings have all the elements of an editorial frontrunner; undeniable visual impact – check, expensive – check, hard to get your hands on – double check. There was absolutely no way editors could resist themselves and as such the rings have been showing up in every magazine imaginable for the past few months.

Are you still enjoying seeing these beautiful ornaments – or are you ready to move on to the next trend? We admit to experiencing a bit of Givenchy fatigue – considering that the pieces are always styled with Givenchy looks, which is nice but not exactly exciting. Wouldn’t it be interesting to see these paired with something else – maybe mix in one of those other overexposed editorial favorites, Balenciaga Darth Vader visors anyone?

Franzi Mueller by Greg Kadel for Vogue Germany

Jessica Chastain by Paolo Roversi for W Magazine, styling by Edward Enninful

Vlada Roslyakova by Richard Burbridge for Dazed & Confused, styling by Robbie Spencer

Karlie Kloss by Angelo Pennetta for British Vogue

Natasha Poly by Mario Sorrenti for Vogue Paris, styling by Emmanuelle Alt

Grimes by Hedi Slimane for Dazed & Confused

Marie Piovesan by Paolo Roversi for Vogue Italia, styling by Panos Yiapanis

Arthur Gosse by Fabien Kruszelnicki for Hero Magazine

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Blast from the Past: Editors As Models

March 28th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Much is said about the relatively short span of most modeling careers. If you’re among the lucky few like Malgosia Bela or Naomi Campbell, you can model for decades, but most people who start their careers on the catwalk find that 15 minutes of fame comes and goes quickly. This isn’t always a bad thing, many move on to bigger and better things; you can’t see a movie without spotting a model-turned-actress and you can’t work on a fashion shoot without stumbling into someone had a modeling moment. Today we take a look at a few of the fashion editors who’ve done their share in front of the camera.

Camilla Nickerson  – Camilla has been styling since the 80s, but back in 1993 she graced the cover of Vogue Italia shot by Steven Meisel and if that doesn’t count for a model moment, we don’t know what does.

Tabitha Simmons - Shoe designer, stylist, Vogue Contributing editor – Tabitha Simmons has got a full plate on her hands, but somehow she found the time to strut down the Balenciaga runway back in Spring/Summer 02 when she was modeling. We have to say that Ms. Simmons looks right at home in those Ghesquière trousers – wouldn’t mind seeing her on back on the catwalk again if she ever gets a moment free!

Julia Sarr-Jamois Wonderland Magazine‘s Fashion Editor is a rising star and a regular on the street style blogs, where she always looks camera ready. It should come as no surprise then that she modeled in her teens in ads for brands like Diesel and Fred Perry, but switched to styling because she wanted to express herself creatively.

Grace Coddington - If you’ve Netflixed The September Issue, you know that Grace began her fashion tenure as a model for 60s superstar photographers like Avedon & Carpatian – see her 1962 Vogue cover below. Her modeling career was cut short by a car accident at 26, but she went on to innovate the industry behind the scenes at British Vogue & American Vogue.

Edward Enninful – When he was 16, Edward was spotted on the train by none other than Simon Foxton, two weeks later he was scouted by a modeling agent! By 17 he was shooting with Nick Knight and introduced to i-D’s Terry Jones – thus began one of fashion’s most prolific and interesting careers.

 

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Just One Look – YSL

January 18th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Every year there are pieces that become repeat offenders: out of the hundreds of looks presented each season a few manage to monopolize editorial space and show up in just about every magazine. When you see the same piece in different images the importance of styling, hair & makeup really becomes evident – one wrong element and the clothes can look unappealing.

Lately we’ve been noticing a very chic Yves Saint Laurent coat popping up in editorial after editorial, looking different in each picture.  Made of “pale green lace jacquard with black cornelly embroideries” the coat was look one during the spring / summer show and looked pretty fetching on Kasia Struss. In the magazines the same look takes on a variety of guises: in the pages of Vogue Italia it turns into a harlequin costume for Querelle Jansen, while Harper’s Bazaar uses it as a retro topper for a blonde Bette FrankeW Magazine focuses on the graphic print with a black and white shot and some serious eye makeup on Cara Delevingne, while Elle goes in a flamboyant direction placing it on top of a red satin bra and a knit skirt from Chloe.

WHICH VARIATION OF THE LOOK IS YOUR FAVORITE?  

Ph. Craig McDean | PublicationVogue Italia | ModelQuerelle Jansen | Fashion EditorKarl Templer | Hair - Eugene Souleiman | Makeup - Mark Carrasquillo

Ph.Lachlan Bailey| PublicationHarper’s Bazaar | ModelBette Franke | Fashion EditorBrana Wolf | Hair - Akki Shirakawa | Makeup - Francelle Daly

Ph. Emma Summerton | PublicationW Magazine | ModelCara Delevingne | Fashion EditorEdward Enninful | Hair - Odile Gilbert | Makeup - Miranda Joyce

Ph. KT Auleta | Publication -Elle | Model -Rasa Zukauskaite & Anne-Sophie Monrad | Fashion EditorLester Garcia | Hair – Bok Hee | Makeup - Benjamin Puckey

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Campaign Candy

January 9th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

MULBERRY

Mulberry’s spring ads are the stuff of Tumblr dreams, Lindsey Wixson, Frida Gustavsson and a giant melting ice cream cone by Tim Walker? The sugar level is off the charts, but who can resist such a sweet treat?! Shot on location in Brighton with set design by  Andy Hillman and styling by Edward Enninful, the girlish ads are joyful and creative. Those cream colored Bayswater satchels and bright high heeled wedges are almost as tempting as the massive hard candies.

ROBERTO CAVALLI

Steven Meisel takes three legendary supers and one outstanding newbie to create a classically minded campaign. Naomi Campbell, Kristen McMenamy, Karen Elson and Daphne Groeneveld join forces for a striking ad that brings to mind Avedon’s epic Versace ads from the 80s.

PROENZA SCHOULER

Natasha Poly as a modern pin up girl is a campaign concept we can get behind. Willy Vanderperre and Olivier Rizzo create an enticing series of images that capitalize on Ms. Poly’s natural allure and the appealing mix of pattern & texture found in Proenza’s spring collection. The clothes are front and center here and they look phenomenal: sign us up for a pair of those heels!

AKRIS

Akris is known for their appealing take on minimal fashions and the spring campaign takes that idea and runs with it. Karim Sadli shoots Daga Ziober in the backseat of a vintage car wearing Albert Kriemler’s gorgeous designs.

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