Poly Power

August 21st, 2015 |Posted by steven.yatsko

It’s never hard to find a good reason to write about Natasha Poly–whether it’s recapping a prolific career that sports endless covers and campaigns, or simply musing on the catwalk queen’s iconic power strut. So, if only to remind ourselves of her interminable dominance ever since 2004, it’s worth mentioning her latest haul for Autumn 2015. For the cover of the Vogue Paris‘ September issue, photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, the super radiates a wild, untamed beauty–courtesy of stylist Emmanuelle Alt and makeup artist Val Garland. Back in her homeland, Natasha fronts the latest issue of Vogue Russia. The look here is austere, photographed by Patrick Demarchelier and styled by Olga Dunina, looking perfectly chic in lustrous leathers with a defining bold eye by Virginia Young. Besides these two top glossies–no sweat–Miss Poly can be seen in Michael Kors’ Fall 2015 campaign all polished and lensed by Mario Testino. Certainly she’s flexing a little Poly Power! But when is she not? Viva Natasha!

Photographer Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (Art Partner) / Stylist Emmanuelle Alt / Makeup Val Garland

Photographer Patrick Demarchelier (Art + Commerce) / Stylist Olga Dunina / Hair Esther Langham (Art + Commerce) / Makeup Virginia Young (New York: D + V Management, London: D + V Management ) / Manicurist Rieko Okusa

Photographer Mario Testino (Art Partner)

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J Brand Takes to Joshua Tree

August 10th, 2015 |Posted by steven.yatsko

J Brand‘s takes to Joshua Tree, California for their latest Fall 2015 campaign. Photographed on location at a modern desert home designed by Kendrick Bangs Kellogg, photographer Josh Olins seamlessly mingles models Daria Strokous and Victor Nylander with the severe lines of the stone structures and high desert sun. Styled simply by Alastair McKimm, the blacks contrasts the architecture’s shadow-heavy lines. The posing is kept casual and the spartan setting seems to suit the uncomplicated monochromatic collection, never feeling too design heavy.

Daria Strokous and Victor Nylander by Josh Olins (Camilla Lowther Management) / Stylist Alastair McKimm (Art + Commerce) / Hair Esther Langham (Art + Commerce) / Makeup Sally Branka

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Dazed’s New Agenda

August 3rd, 2015 |Posted by steven.yatsko

Dazed & Confused debuts its latest covers and marks the first issue following the print redesign after the recent internal change of posts. The gradation had editor Isabella Burley becoming editor in chief and Robbie Spencer becoming creative director, after serving as its fashion director. The latest issue under their helm is aptly entitled “The New Agenda” and features two distinct bubble gum hued covers with of-the-moment models Molly Bair and Lineisy Montero, with two more covers to be revealed making four in total. Styled by Robbie himself and photographed by the in-demand Roe Ethridge, the images are modern and now, with Dazed’s trademark levity and commentary. It’s the pair’s first fresh take on the longstanding narrative of the magazine and while the covers are distinct from previous Dazed covers they feel familial. Models.com asked Isabella and Robbie for some more insight into the the issue’s new direction:

Dazed has always played an authorial role in defining the cultural zeitgeist: So already being Dazed veterans, plus your new roles, what serves as your editorial compass for the “New Agenda”?

Robbie Spencer 

“We wanted to allow the magazine to be become more fashion focused and to visually lead our cultural agenda, enabling us to focus on things that we feel having meaning and resonate with the Dazed audience, such as the feature about the shifting aesthetics in casting headed up by cover stars Molly Bair and Lineisy Montero. It has a new clarity to it. It still is, and always will have, the Dazed point of view on contextualizing fashion and retain its level of integrity focusing on music art and film but incorporating a more visually led and experimental point of view.

We really felt this next era of Dazed is all about championing the community around Dazed – new and established talents – giving them space and freedom and celebrating what print means now. It’s about stripping away archaic ideals about what print used to mean, and how people absorbed print pre digital-consumption, allowing a new sense of freedom and ability to experiment more with the print format. It is more focused on long format and in depth reads and visually led projects, to create a more collectable read, something that does not attempt to compete with the immediacy of digital content, it is something much more curated and considered, making every page precious, less disposable and instant, which is very exciting for us, we all feel a newly energized enthusiasm towards print and are excited about the future, and proud to be spear heading this new era of Dazed print.”

Isabella Burley

“We really wanted to build on the authoritative editorial voice that has continually shaped the pages of Dazed. I’ve always loved the fact that Dazed has championed such a diverse and unexpected range of subjects – from Iris Apfel to Madonna and FKA twigs. For me, things are always more interesting when they don’t quite make sense. You get that feeling when you see the full cover set for this New Agenda issue. When you have such a strong fashion point of view, you can bring even the most unlikely subjects together. That’s when things get interesting! The cultural trailblazers featured in the pages of this first issue might come from disparate worlds, but they share one important thing in common: the ability to set new agendas. We like to think it makes a strange kind of sense.

In regards to Molly and Lineisy, they are at the forefront of an important and electrifying new agenda in fashion – it’s so important to us that we celebrate that. They are igniting new conversations and in turn shaping our cultural landscape. What’s more they are two of the most relatable models we’ve had in years. I’m obsessed with Molly’s instagram!”

Images courtesy of Dazed Magazine

Molly Bair & Lineisy Montero by Roe Ethridge / Styling Robbie Spencer / Makeup Yadim (Art Partner) / Hair Esther Langham (Art + Commerce) / Casting Noah Shelley (Los Angeles: Streeters Los Angeles, New York: Streeters New York)

Molly Bair

Lineisy Montero

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All About Anna

February 11th, 2015 |Posted by Janelle

With her name on everyone’s lips and a career that just keeps hitting new highs, Anna Ewers is a bonafide star. Industry insiders voted her the breakout star of the year here on Models.com and with the March issue of Vogue Germany it is easy to understand why. Vogue dedicates an entire issue to all things Anna and enlists several of the world’s top photographers to shoot her in a variety of styles. Luigi & Iango (London: Streeters London, Los Angeles: Streeters Los Angeles, New York: Streeters New York), Camilla Akrans (Stockholm: LUNDLUND, New York: Management + Artists), Daniel Jackson, Patrick Demarchelier and Peter Lindbergh create five distinctive covers starring Anna allowing her to play with looks ranging from Bardot-esque minx to barefaced beauty.

For a full look inside the issue head over to Vogue.de



Ph. Luigi & Daniele + Iango / Fashion Christiane Arp / Makeup Karim Rahman / Hair Luigi Murenu (Streeters New York)



Ph. Peter Lindbergh / Fashion Christiane Arp / Hair Odile Gilbert (Exposure NY) / Makeup Emmanuel Sammartino



Ph. Daniel Jackson / Fashion Julia von Boehm / Hair Esther Langham / Makeup Hannah Murray



Ph. Camilla Akrans (Stockholm: LUNDLUND, New York: Management + Artists) / Fashion Nicola Knels / Makeup Wendy Rowe / Hair Franco Gobbi (Streeters New York)



Ph. Patrick Demarchelier / Fashion Sarajane Hoare (Home Agency) / Hair Odile Gilbert (Exposure NY) / Makeup Emmanuel Sammartino

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Abstract Expressionism

August 19th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

The intersection of art and fashion never fails to create arresting imagery, but the September collections edition of Dazed & Confused takes things one step further with an inventive fall editorial by Daniel Jackson. Transforming Esther De Jong, Casey Legler, Danielle Zinaich and Bridget Hall into gilded abstractions the story is a one of a kind take on the season’s key fashions. Hair and makeup by Francelle Daly and Esther Langham adds a painterly touch, while a razor sharp manicure by Tracylee provides a touch of danger. Stark styling courtesy of Alastair McKimm hones in on the minimalist yet decadent look of the moment, adding a gothic twist via a range of textured black pieces and expertly layered furs. The full look combines to re-imagine model as a living sculpture – distorted yet expressive and compelling.






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Karen Chameleon

August 6th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Yelena Yemchuk.
Karen Elson.
Jacob K.
Vogue Italia.

A transformative trip through the season’s luxe pieces starring one of modeling’s iconic beauties. Karen sheds her crimson locks to portray a cast of characters, from classic femme fatales to campy kitsch-laden sirens. With the aid of an array of wigs coifed by Esther Langham and dramatic makeup by Romy Soleimani (New York: Management + Artists, Paris: Management + Artists) Karen is every woman.






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Skin Deep

June 19th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Who says beige has to be boring? Amy Troost and Alastair McKimm create a compelling story for Vogue China that showcases the best of the season’s taupe, tan and textured wares. Juliane Grüner looks elegant in on-trend pieces from Calvin KleinBelstaff, Jean Paul Gaultier and Céline. The second skin concept comes to life with via a few well placed exotic materials and a series of covetable leather jackets. Troost’s refined photographic style is perfectly suited to this tribute to subtlety, luxury and the timeless appeal of understatement.

HAIR- Esther Langham | MAKEUP – Karan Franjola






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Seeing Spots

May 30th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

When Haider Ackermann filled his S/S13 runway with transparent creations emblazoned with black and white dots, it seemed like an unusual move. Polka dots are a fashion standard dating back years, but the diminutive patterns are more often associated with the prim styles of the 1950s than with the kinds of cutting-edge wares favored on Paris’ runways. The designer so known for his innovative use of lush, saturated color was showing another side, taking one of the most uncool of motifs and making it feel new.

In keeping with the current craze for all things graphic, stylists have embraced the versatility of these simple circles, working Ackermann’s creations into a variety of editorials. On occasion the interpretations don’t veer too far from the runway approach (fashion abides by the ‘if it ain’t broke don’t fix it’ mantra whenever it can) but the excitement comes when the spots are complimented by clashing patterns to create a dynamic visual treat. Whether it is layering in another of Ackermann’s prints from S/S or adding a bold kimono for interest, the real fun lies in the mix which offers stylists an opportunity to show their creativity.


W Magazine | Photographer: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott | Fashion Editor/ Stylist:Edward Enninful | Hair: Malcolm Edwards | Makeup: Lucia Pieroni | Set Designer: Poppy Bartlett | Manicurist: Anatole Rainey | Model: Ondria Hardin


Vogue China | Photographer: Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin | Fashion Editor/ Stylist: Nicoletta Santoro (New York: Management + Artists, Paris: Management + Artists) | Hair: James Pecis | Makeup: Tom Pecheux | Manucurist: Gina Viviano | Casting: Piergiorgio Del Moro | Model: Arizona Muse


032C Photographer: Jamie Morgan | Styling:Jodie Barnes | Hair: Tomo Jidai | Make-up:Laura Dominique | Model: Arizona Muse


Elle France | Photogrpaher: Bjarne Jonasson | Stylist: Michele Beaurenaut | Model: Xiao Wen Ju


Vogue Thailand | Photographer: David Bellemere | Stylist: Anna Schiffel | Model: Anna de Rijk


Numero | Photographer: Greg Harris | Stylist: Sheila Single | Model: Stef Van Der Laan


Elle Italia | Photographer: Alexei Hay | Casting: Paul Hunt at JN Casting | Model: Pau Bertolini


Vogue China | Photographer: Sharif Hamza (Cadence New York) | Fashion Editor/ Stylist: Tiina Laakkonen | Hair: Esther Langham | Makeup: Francelle Daly | Model: Ji Hye Park


Marie Claire Magazine | Photographer: Danilo Gallinari | Fashion Editor: Enrique Campos | Hair: Javier Palacio | Makeup: Tatyana Makarova| Manicure: Lucia Cheptene | Model: Harmony Boucher


W Magazine | Photographer: Tim Walker | Fashion Editor/ Stylist: Jacob K | Hair: Julien d’Ys | Makeup: Stephane Marais | Set Designer: Rhea Thierstein | Model: Tilda Swinton


10 Magazine |  Photographer: Robert Schoerner | Fashion Editor/Stylist: Sophia Neophitou | Model: Kristen McMenamy


Vogue Russia | Photographer: Tom Craig | Fashion Editor/ Stylist: Olga Dunina | Model:Arizona Muse


i-D Magazine | Photographer: Mari Sarai | Fashion Editor/ Stylist: Erika Kurihara | Hair: Tomo Jidai | Makeup: Janeen Witherspoon | Casting: Shelley Durkan | Model: Soo Joo


Vogue Turkey | Photographer: Cuneyt Akeroglu | Fashion Editor/ Stylist: Semra Russell| Hair: Colin Gold | Model: Stina Rapp Wastenson



British Vogue | Photographer: Josh Olins| Fashion Editor/ Stylist: Clare Richardson | Hair: Shon | Makeup: Sally Branka | Set Designer: Kadu Lennox | Models: Meghan Collison and Juliana Schurig

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