Bad girls do it well in the pages of Numero‘s September issue. Greg Kadelunleashes a sexy and in your face story styled by Elizabeth Sulcer, featuring the season’s hardcore looks. While only the most daring fashionistas will take to the streets in bondage gear and studded masks, the story’s mix of Chanel, Fendi and Tom Ford is sure to appeal to luxe lovers from all walks of life. Even the most vanilla fashionistas can appreciate the appeal of black leather and thigh high boots as worn by the stunning Larissa Hofmann.
Dazed & Confused features three of our favorite up and coming models this month in a playful punk rock editorial by photographerJeff Bark. In ‘Mad Fur It’ Joanna Tatarka, Leona Binx Walton, and Marta Dyksare styled in Fendi statement furs– a necessity this upcoming F/W 2013 season. These grungy-glam looks wouldn’t be complete without sky-high mohawks and Jeff Bark’s always unique take on beauty. Makes us miss our winter blues…
Whenever Steven Meisel and Gisele Bundchen join forces for Vogue Italia you know you’re in for a treat. The June issue delves into beauty with a satirical look at the pleasures of primping – from your basic treatments and manicures, to controversial extremes like the much discussed ‘vampire’ facial. Meisel shoots in his signature high gloss style, while Lori Goldstein mixes in pieces from Louis Vuitton, Fendi alongside a few larger-than-life Chanel Joaillerie sparklers. Given the subject matter the dream team of Pat McGrath, Guido Palau and Jin Soon Choi are naturally a big part of the action – their elegant touch keeps Gisele looking flawless, even in the middle of chemical peels and deep conditioning masks.
In addition to designing for Chanel, Fendi, his eponymous line, shooting editorials, traveling the world and elevating his cat to superstar status, Karl Lagerfeld also manages to be something of a fashion historian. Look at his work you’ll see references to countless bygone eras and sartorial icons of yesteryear. In his latest story for Harper’s Bazaar, Lagerfeld looks to legendary American socialites Mona von Bismarck & Millicent Rogers, women so revered for their good taste that whole museum collections exist to catalogue their stylish lives. Imagining a fictional meeting between the two legends, Lagerfeld creates sumptuous images overloaded with decadent ensembles.
With a shock of silver hair and a penchant for labels like Balenciaga, Givenchy and Vionnet, Mona was one of the most celebrated style icons of her time. Immortalized by Dali and Truman Capote. She’s brought to life in the story by Anja Rubik, in a series of dramatic looks chosen by Andrew Richardson. The glamorous Millicent Rogers, Standard Oil Heiress and toast of NY society, favored esoteric lines like Schiaparelli and Valentina, mixed in with standards from Mainbocher & Charles James; Melissa Tammerijn plays the blond beauty with grace in Lagerfeld’s story.
Well on his way to becoming a household name, Baptiste Giabiconi has given us many outrageously, over the top moments in the past three years. Here are 10 shining Giabiconi highlights, in high fashion (and not), throughout the years.
We were treated with just a taste of what Baptiste could really do in the March 2009 issue of Vogue Paris
Chanel’s collaboration with doll retailer Barbie brought yet another side out of Baptiste. Spring 2009
After that earlier Vogue Paris teaser, Baptiste gave us everything in his editorial for Purple Fashion and left very little to the imagination. Fall 2009
Peel & Reveal
Readers were able to pull back the interactive cover of Wallpaper Magazine to reveal a clothes-less version of the newsstand issue. Fall 2009
Icon in the Making
Embodying some of the icons of the music industry for L’Officiel China, photos by Xian Sun. Spring 2010
Baptiste takes a venture into the music industry with his video debut for his single “Showtime”. Watch him take a bow and be a singing motorcycle hero. (Buy his single “Showtime” here)
Showing that he can pull off just about any look, Baptiste is be-wigged by Thomas Lohr for Dansk. Spring 2011
Baptiste immortalized in chocolate by Karl Lagerfeld. Need we say more? Spring 2011
Danse Avec Les Stars – Tango
Baptiste’s latest venture: reality television for France’s version of Dancing with the Stars. Spoiler alert: he ends up shirtless and covered in glitter