The pink tinged exploits of Barbie have long been a fashion obsession. Everyone from Karl Lagerfeld to Marc Jacobshas put their own spin on the iconic doll, but what would it be like if Barbie herself came to life and had a little fashion fun? Ellen von Unwerth creates an outlandish romp based around that very idea forVS Magazine. Opting for a sex, drugs and rock n’roll version of things, von Unwerth’s suggestive clip is definitely not for the kiddies; this time around Barbie & her cohort Ken are up to something very naughty indeed. Models Valerie van der Graaf, Aleah Morgan, Lauren Young, Stephanie Corneliussen, Sissel, Paul Roemer, Sterling, & Xander bring the tale to life – along with a few police officers; we told you that girl was trouble!
More fabulous boys of Jeffrey Fashion Cares at Kevin Tachman’s Backstageat. We love Jeffrey Fashion Cares, an organization that helps multiple incredible groups like Lambda Legal, The Hetrick Martin Institute, The AIDS Community Research Initiative of America (ACRIA) and The Point Foundation. Check out the JFC website, here.
Sarah and friends try out all the ice cream in Milan.
We’re obsessed with models who shoot but Sara Blomqvist‘s images for The Last Magazine are especially fun: New York, Milan, Paris. (view it large for the full effect).
Claudia Schiffer by Ellen Von Unwerth, Guess 30th Anniversary Campaign Spring 2012
Tao Okamoto, the lovely Japanese model is still tirelessly working to help victims of the Japanese disaster. “Contrary to some reports insinuating that Japan is a wealthy country that does not need help, there is indeed much need for assistance, and not just of the financial kind, but of physical and mental as well“. Check out their new Tumblr, where you can make donations, learn about different charitable organizations and send messages to people in affected areas.
Grey Magazine is known for their moody black and white covers of haunting beauties, but for their latest issue they offer an appealing mix of styles on 4 very different covers. Georgia May Jagger gets the Chadwick Tyler treatment in an unexpected gritty turn, Antonia Wesseloh is sitting pretty in a shot by Ellen von Unwerth, Caterina shows off that bejeweled Prada collection in Manuela Pavesi’s cover and last but not least, Kelly Mittendorf gives avant-garde edge to Ralph Lauren’s classic designs in an image by Shiela Metzner.
With an irreverent sensibility and killer fashion content Ponystep Magazine quickly established itself as a must read. The second issue kicks off with vibrant covers by Alice Hawkins, Miles Aldridge & Matt Irwin, starring three of pop culture’s most original icons – fashion legend Donatella Versace, mistress of the dark Elvira and the one of a kind Dame Edna. With a lineup this eclectic you know you’re in for a good time and the inside delivers with a series of edits that delight.
German lingerie brand Triumph International’s annual Inspiration award, is an annual competition that gives design students a chance to show their stuff by creating fantastical statement pieces that are sexy and inventive. Finalists from 37 different countries compete for a chance to win €15,000 and see their design translated into a commercial piece.
In addition to celebrity judges including Helena Christensen and Ellen von Unwerth, online voters can chime in with their thoughts at triumphinspirationaward.com starting June 7th. Images of the pieces on Lily Coleshot by Ellen von Unwerth, provide a glimpse at the range of ideas featured within the competition; everything from classic boudoir chic, to out of this world futurism is represented in the diverse entries. Added bonus, each and every one who votes online is entered for a chance to win a trip to the grand final in Berlin!
Naomi! Liu! Sean O! and more….Tao Okamoto’s Save Japan event is finally here. See items donated by the legendary Naomi Campbell, top models Jenny Shimizu, Heidi Mount, Liu Wen, Sean O’Pry and industry figures like François Nars, Cecilia Dean, Marie Chaix, Phillip Lim, Catherine Malandrino, Thakoon, Pamela Love and many more to raise money for the disaster in Japan. Though the location is called Saturday, the event is actually on Sunday, the 29th. Though we’re dying to see all the fashion items donated by such an eclectic and fabulous crowd, even better may be the chance to see some of these faces on Sunday pitching in for such a great cause. See you Sunday!
Ellen von Unwerth. Tush Magazine.
The perfect combination. The ultimate German photographer, teams with the ultimate German magazine for an elegant and erotic issue filled with femme fatales and subtle nods to von Unwerth’s influences. (Exclusive preview for MODELS.com)