First Look: Stockholm S/S/A/W

May 8th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

With four gorge covers shot by Kai Z Fengstyled by Tom Van Dorpe, and art directed by Jakob Hysén Hedberg,the latest issue of  Stockholm S/S/A/W Magazine packs an instantaneous punch. The stark yet elegant shots of Aline WeberNimue SmitShu Pei and Hailey Clauson are haunting and beautiful – not to mention a nice change from all the over-saturated colors we’ve been seeing on covers lately. Inside the content is top notch, with new stories from photography’s young guard featuring a selective edit of stylish pieces chosen by Oscar Lange. We’re particularly partial to those menswear looks on the back of Frida Gustavsson, but take a look inside Stockholm S/S/A/W yourself with our preview.

Aline Weber by Kai Z Feng

Frida Gustavsson by Andreas Öhlund and Maria Therese (LUNDLUND)
Fashion – Oscar Lange, Hair –  Henrik Haue, Makeup –  Anya de Tobon

Daiane Conterato by Nagi Sakai
Fashion – Oscar Lange, Hair Pasquale Ferrante, Makeup – Rie Omoto

Nimue Smit by Kai Z Feng

Theres Alexandersson by Benjamin Vnuk
Fashion – Oscar Lange, Hair – Rudi Lewis, Makeup – Anya de Tobon

Elsa Sylvan by Axel Lindahl
Fashion – Oscar Lange, Hair – Erika Svedjevik, Makeup – Anya de Tobon

Shu Pei by Kai Z Feng

Hailey Clauson by Kai Z Feng

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BON Bons

February 16th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Bon Magazine‘s always inventive selection of fashion features never fails to impress. The Swedish glossy offers a curated perspective on all that is new, fresh and happening right now. Everything from the model selection, to the designers featured is representative of the current mood. Whether it is Marique lounging in the retro siren essentials that are all over the runway, or Elsa wearing those coveted  Theyskens Theory pieces, each story creates its own distinctive mood, while capturing the essence of a current trend. Take a look inside our preview for a taste of Bon and see the gorgeous stories – plus 4 cool collectors covers.

FOR EVEN MORE ON BON - VISIT BON.SE

REVOLUTIONARY ROADY
Photographer: Ben Weller | Stylist: Marcus Soder | Models: Caterina Ravaglia, Alys Hale, Ben Waters, Morris Pendlebury, Allen Taylor, Aine O’Gorman, Eli Griffiths, Kate Howat, Kumi Keazor, Grace Veenman, Keats Kolyasnikova | Casting: Etty Bellhouse / 10-4 inc | Hair: Karin Bigler | Make up: Shinobu

SWEET SURRENDER
Photographer: Benny Horne | Stylist: Melissa Ventosa Martin | Model: Marique Schimmel | Hair: Andre Gunn | Make up: Dawn Broussard

BROTHERS IN ARMS
Photographer: Andreas Larsson | Stylist: Stevie Westgarth | Models: Oliver Greenall, Sascha Bailey, Todd Taylor, Conor Skilbeck, Holly Foxton, Joshua Moroney, Jay | Casting director: Eddie Martin / File & Parade | Hair: Ali Pirzadeh

PURE DESIRES
Photographer: Marcus Ohlsson | Stylist: Naomi Itkes | Model: Sara Blomqvist, Hedvig Palm, Hanna Svensson, Moa Åberg  Casting director: Åsa Karyd  Hair: Mike Lundgren | Make up: Anya de Tobon

SHAKE ME UP, SHAKE ME DOWN
Photographer: Camilla Akrans | Model: Theres Alexandersson | Hair: Ali Pirzadeh | Make up: Wendy Rowe

OLIVIER THEYSKENS THEORY
Photographer: Elle Muliarchyk | Stylist: Gillian Wilkins | Model: Elsa Sylvan | Hair: Luke Baker | Make up: Cynthia Rose

THOM BROWN COLLECTION
Photographer: Hasse Nielsen | Stylist: Polina Aronova | Model: Yuri Pleskun, Victoria Richardson, Anna Zanovello | Hair: Cim Mahony | Make up: Fredrik Stambro

CLEAN SLATE
Photographer: Stefan Zschernitz | Stylist: Toby Grimditch | Model: Kristina Salinovic | Hair: Kenichi | Make up: Shinobu

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Russh Hour

February 1st, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Russh never fails to create a dreamy, feminine and oh so inviting vision of fashion and their latest issue is no exception to the rule. With a heavenly shot of Mirte Maas by Hugh Lippe adorning the cover and a series of ethereal editorials inside this is another of the month’s magazine must haves. Issue #44 focuses on “everlasting love” and the sentimental theme carries through all the stories. Whether it is Elle Muliarchyk capturing Elsa Sylvan through rose colored lenses or Imogen Morris-Clarke looking delicate in Stephen Ward‘s beauty story, each image is filled with a sweetness that is downright charming.

Mirte Maas by Hugh Lippe

Elsa Sylvan by Elle Muliarchyk

Imogen Morris-Clarke by Stephen Ward

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Bits & Bytes: Brazilian Bombshells

April 6th, 2010 |Posted by Betty

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Former MOTW Aline Weber (top). Alessandra Ambrosio (bottom).

Just in time as the sizzling spring/summer season arrives in NY is Hercules’ spread of 8 fabulous Brazilian beauties wearing well, not much of anything. Shot by Paola Kudacki and cast by Natalie Joos, see the sneak peek  here.

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Elsa Sylvan by Ellen von Unwerth for Target/Zac Posen.
It’s a Zac Posen moment with not only the launch of his Target collaboration, but his first venture into real estate.
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Model News:

Some might have called the 00’s the decade of the Brazilian model invasion but the non Brazilians seem to be popular right now for their campaigns.

We agree with Fashionista about setting some rules in New York (like Paris has) for models under the age of 18.

MDC’s top 10 newcomer Carla Gebhart gets her Ponyryder interview.

For anyone born before 1980, Niki Taylor will always be one of the original supermodels. Here, Production shows she is just as beautiful as ever.

We know male models are always keeping themselves busy since it’s just not as hectic for them as it is for the girls. Here’s 4 that are not only super successful (Vincent LaCrocq, Boyd Holbrook, Jacques Naude and Jamie Strachan), they are creating their own little artists community/gallery called BAG.

We adore this story in the NY Times about Karen Elson and her new album.

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TFS does it again, picking out fascinating faces amongst all the thousands of new ones. We love Dan Kling who has an elfin yet ethereal face perfect for Jil Sander, Raf Simons and Prada.

Miscellaneous:

Long before the Sartorialist, there was Bill Cunningham. I remember seeing him first in the early 90’s outside at shows and thinking who IS this guy? At 81 years old, Bill’s the ORIGINAL street style photographer and is still working his NY Times beat to this day. There’s a documentary recently out on him (where they spent 8 years chasing him to get his cooperation… “Why me? There’s no subject here”). Some of these recent street style photographers could take some lessons in humbleness and hard work from this true old school gentlemen. (Check out his video work where his enthusiasm is so infectious).

Prada takes over the world! Well at least our alphabet. Here’s the Pradalphabet created by M&M.

One of our favorite designers, Rad Hourani, writes a NY Times piece on black, his favorite color.

If you haven’t read Cathy Horyn‘s detailed story on Alexander McQueen‘s final hours, read it here now.

One of our favorite agents with a oh so wicked sense of English humor (and amazing stories to go with it), Richard Habberley gets his moment in the spotlight with an interview by Love magazine.

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Walk The Walk

October 12th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

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Wondering which girls got the most runway mileage this season? The members of the Fashion Spot forums have got you covered. The dust has settled on the shows and its time to see just who walked the walk down the catwalks of New York/London/Milan/Paris. Need a round up of who did what, including those choice opening and closing slots? Our amazing friends at The Fashion Spot Community have been keeping count of everything and the hardwork and dedication that went into their model showlists has to be seen to be believed. Check out the tFS thread here.

Naturally, they weren’t the only ones hard at work this season. An elite group of models raised the bar when it came to runway appearances. With multiple girls doing over 50 shows each in the 4 different cities you really get an idea just how rigorous modeling can be. Here are the top 10 catwalkers according to tFS’ calculations.

10.Dorothea Barth Jorgensen, Elsa Sylvan, Katie Fogarty (Tie) | 51 Shows

9. Angelika Kocheba | 52 Shows

8. Alla Kostromichova | 55 Shows

7. Hanne Gaby Odiele, Iris Strubegger, Karlie Kloss (Tie) | 56 Shows

6. Charlotte Di Calypso | 57 Shows

5. Eniko Mihalik, Imogen Morris-Clarke, Jacquelyn Jablonski, Tao Okamoto (Tie) | 58 Shows

4. Frida Gustavsson | 60 Shows

3. Kasia Struss | 61 Shows

2. Liu Wen | 70 Shows

1. Constance Jablonski | 72 Shows

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The official runway leader of the season Constance Jablonski! 72 shows is mind blowing!

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New Edition

July 20th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

While Vogue Paris‘ massive 65 page Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin editorial is heavy on tried and true favorites like Shalom Harlow and Raquel Zimmermann, the most exciting portions of the story involve girls who are making their Vogue Paris debut. Inez & Vinoodh bring out something different in each girl – Regina Feoktistova looks lady like in Ferre. Sessilee Lopez brings her signature dramatic flair to her pictures while Ranya Mordanova is avant garde in rainbow colored face paint.  Dree Hemingway bares all in a simple black and white picture and Elsa Sylvan is the ideal Chloe girl in her over the knee boots. Last but certainly not least, Tao Okamoto adds an edge to Giorgio Armani’s signature suits.

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Ranya & Tao

Image Credit | AngelLover @ tFS

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Traditional Nuance

January 7th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

When the chips are down fashion returns to what it does best – good old fashioned glamour. A decidedly un-edgy feel dominates the S/S campaigns this year. Where just two seasons ago we were immersed in ethereal fantasy or robo-chic this season’s campaigns are by and large traditional affairs, each house providing an orthodox interpretation of their brand identity. Roberto Cavalli discards last season’s cinematic flourishes and heads back to the 80s with the help of Daria Werbowy and a pint of bronzer – the look is sexy, powerful and completely in line with the Cavalli image.

Lanvin taps Iselin Steiro and Steven Meisel for a campaign full of classic refinement, fitting given the house’s long standing reputation as an arbiter of Parisian elegance. Even Balenciaga, the pioneers of fashion audacity are relatively subdued; David Sims‘ visions of an austere Elsa Sylvan and Hanne Gaby Odiele are as tranquilly beautiful as anything you’ll see this season. For S/S 09 the rule is expect exactly what you thought you would.

Daria for Roberto Cavalli by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin

Iselin for Lanvin by Steven Meisel

Elsa for Balenciaga by David Sims

Hanne for Balenciaga by David Sims

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A Rose by Any Other Name

October 21st, 2008 |Posted by Betty

Would smell just as sweet… Whether it’s Resort or Cruise or Pre Collection before the actual Spring Summer ads drop, we are all for more beautiful images on our favorite and up and coming models. Dutch beauty Kim Noorda teams up with Mert and Marcus for Emporio Armani. Mario Testino again throws a fabulous, fun filled party for D&G with rising stars (Karmen Pedaru and Elsa Sylvan) and stars of tomorrow (Jonas Kesseler, Zuzana Straska, Kelly Kopen, Cato Van Ee, Jules Mordovets, Julian Hennig and Govan). For the 2 young men we can’t ID, agents and model fans, let us know in the comment box below!

Kim/DNA, Viva, Why Not. Ph: Mert and Marcus for Emporio Armani Pre Collection S/S 09 pic via tFS, by Northern Star

X, Karmen, Jonas, Elsa, Zuzanna

Kelly, X, Cato, Jules, Julian Hennig and Govan on floor. Ph: Mario Testino for D&G Cruise 09, pic via tFS, by Northern Star

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