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.

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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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Minimal Mood

January 22nd, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Josh Olins.
Alastair McKimm.
Suvi Koponen.
Vogue China.

Less is more in Olins’ take on the seasons’ most appealingly minimalist pieces. Styled to perfection by McKimm, the luxurious runway pieces especially sleek – even Miuccia Prada’s decadently girlish collection manages to seem stripped down in these stark images. Suvi proves the perfect muse for the current mood and with her slick hair by Esther Langham and glistening skin courtesy of Sally Branka, she embodies modern, nonchalant chic.

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Dressed Up or Down

July 20th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Stylist Géraldine Saglio shows her skill with two separate stories in Vogue Paris starring the versatile Anna Selezneva. Pulling off the luxurious vixen look with aplomb on one page, then switching to a youthful preppy look on the next takes skill and Anna handles it well. The selection of Harry Winston and Tiffany & Co. diamonds certainly helps, that and all the gorgeous Isabel Marant.

PHOTOGRAPHY Knoepfel & Indlekofer FASHION EDITOR Géraldine Saglio HAIR Esther Langham MAKEUP Benjamin Puckey

PHOTOGRAPHY Karim Sadli FASHION EDITOR Géraldine Saglio HAIR Franco Gobbi MAKEUP Adrien Pinault

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Sunkissed

April 21st, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Are you ready for the beach? Vogue China is and they usher in warm weather with a beautiful story by Daniel Jackson starring Carola Remer and Ming Xi. Sporting high hair by Esther Langham and bold jewelry with Pucci-style prints chosen by Tiina Laakkonen, the duo makes the perfect vintage styled pair.

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Subtle Differences

January 3rd, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Daniel Jackson and Alastair McKimm reveal the versatility and beauty of fresh faces, Anais Pouliot, Gwen Loos, Jana Kaye and Anna Speckhart in a lovely editorial for Vogue Nippon. With a switch from natural makeup and pared down styling, to bold color and all out glamour, the story showcases just how big a difference cosmetic changes can make; expert hair and makeup from Esther Langham and Linda Cantello, really takes each girl to that next level.

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