Brave New (and Beautiful) World

March 9th, 2016 |Posted by steven.yatsko


Olivia Jansing by Marcus Ohlsson & Andrew Logan by Philippe Vogelenzang

Beauty Papers is the two issue old publication with a predilection for all things beauty. That much can gathered from its title alone. But one look inside its sophomore release and it’s clear the brainchild of Maxine Leonard steers vehemently clear of any sort of prix fixe beauty others are serving. Beauty Papers is Maxine’s visual adage endeavoring to articulate a more modern language of makeup-ing. Inside is a cosmetic playground, the respective efforts of beauty veterans and photographers letting loose their explorative ideas of application, color and medium. We spoke to its editor in chief Maxine Leonard about the magazine and more, plus check out the preview of issue 1 “Plastics” below.

When did humor come into play for Beauty Papers or into your idea of beauty in general?
Humour like beauty is personal. Our approach is to hopefully inspire, the result in how this is viewed is left to the reader as to whether they sense or identify humour. I think it is emotive, however read. There is no beauty without emotion.

What was the most difficult part of conception for issue 1 (the second issue)?
Beauty Papers is at the start of its journey so we really don’t think in terms of ‘difficult’ because it is a very exciting time for us.

Why “Plastics”?
We chose ‘plastic’ because it defines the world we live in, and it has long been the byword for celebrity culture, the cult of plastic people-‘Fakeness’ is a look and lifestyle pursued by legions of women and men. And then there is the sheer joy of the material itself, the qualities of stretch, transformation and transparency. Plastic is defined by being easily shaped or moulded, which for us, is also a metaphor for how we change and mould ourselves to survive, fit in, and even succeed.

What were some conceptual guidelines and shoot dos and don’ts given out?
We explored the concept visually and culturally and created a collection of inspiration material that we shared with all our collaborators, they asked questions, observed and found their particular perspectives sometimes opening doors on less comfortable issues and ideas we encounter everyday. Plastic was the platform and from this dreams were created of exquisite fantastical extremes and contradictions. Without the dreams and dream makers where would we be? We have an open dialogue with all the artists that work with us but there are no do’s and don’ts. That is what is so exhilarating.

How has your own perspective of editorial beauty changed and what was missing that made you want to start the magazine?
On this journey there have been several occasions that have changed my perspective and made me reevaluate my approach. I interviewed Christiaan for issue 0 and the meeting was timely. He told me I would make mistakes and that it was never about agenda, it was about friends working together. I interviewed Serge Lutens and he told me not to lower my flag. Most importantly I met Valerie who restored my faith and reignited my belief and passion. Beauty Papers is about artists working together and inspiring each other. It is about community and creation, something we felt was lacking.

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Heather Kemesky by Liz Collins (Camilla Lowther Management) | Stylist Way Perry | Hair Samantha Hillerby (Streeters London) | Makeup Maxine Leonard (Jed Root) | Manicurist Jenny Longworth (Camilla Lowther Management) | Casting Shelley Durkan (New York: D + V Management, London: D + V Management )


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Leila Goldkuhl by Paola Kudacki (Camilla Lowther Management) | Stylist Akari Endo-Gaut (New York: FRANK REPS NY, Los Angeles: FRANK REPS LA) | Hair Kevin Ryan (Art + Commerce) | Makeup Mathias van Hooff (Management + Artists) | Casting Shelley Durkan (New York: D + V Management, London: D + V Management )


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Harleth Kuusik by Amy Troost | Hair Holli Smith | Casting Beth Dubin


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Anabel Krasnotsvetova by Julia Noni (Chris Boals Artists CBA) | Stylist Vittoria Cerciello (New York: FRANK REPS NY, Los Angeles: FRANK REPS LA) | Hair Franco Gobbi (Streeters New York) | Makeup Violette (Management + Artists) | Manicurist Eri Handa | Casting Shelley Durkan (New York: D + V Management, London: D + V Management )


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Briley Jones by Ben Hassett (Management + Artists) | Stylist Anna Trevelyan (Camilla Lowther Management) | Hair Peter Gray (Home Agency) | Makeup Isamaya Ffrench (Streeters London) | Manicurist Martha Fekete (Bryan Bantry)


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Sofia Fanego byPaul Maffi | Stylist Paul Sinclaire (Katy Barker) | Hair Tomo Kono | Manicurist Jin Soon Choi (Jed Root)


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Olivia Jansing by Marcus Ohlsson (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management, Stockholm: LUNDLUND) | Stylist Michelle Cameron (New York: FRANK REPS NY, Los Angeles: FRANK REPS LA) | Hair Rita Marmor (Streeters New York) | Makeup Benjamin Puckey (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management) | Manicurist Honey (Exposure NY) | Casting Shelley Durkan (New York: D + V Management, London: D + V Management )


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Harmony Boucher by David Oldham | Hair Raphael Salley (Streeters London) | Makeup Janeen Witherspoon | Manicurist Imarni (Saint Luke Artist Management)


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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

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


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


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


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


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


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Crimson Peak

January 14th, 2015 |Posted by Janelle

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A flawless coverstory from start to finish, Akrans adjusts her signature style shifting into harder territory with a bold red color palette and imagery filled with artistry. Vanessa goes full throttle showcasing her posing skills like never before, conveying sensuality and elegance all in a glance. Sheer makeup by Wendy Rowe and slicked back hair by Franco Gobbi (Streeters New York) complete the story, which is easily among the month’s best.

See more from the February Issue on Vogue.de

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Hot Hot Heat

March 10th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Italian Vogue March 2014 featuring Mirte from Greg Kadel Studios on Vimeo.

Mirte Maas steams things up in the pages of Vogue Italia in a sleek shoot from Greg Kadel. Spring hasn’t even begun, but Kadel is filling our heads with thoughts of sweltering summer days and attire fit for the heat. Stylist Enrica Ponzellini mixes reflective shades, cropped tops and juicy colored separates for a look that pops straight off the page. Add in wet look hair by Franco Gobbi and dewy makeup by Mariel Barrera and you’ve got a pitch perfect break from the winter doldrums.

Italian Vogue March 2014 featuring Mirte from Greg Kadel Studios on Vimeo.

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Under the Glass

December 10th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

The newest edition of Glass Magazine focuses on desire and who better to embody that emotion than the stunning Sui He? With four editorials, two special covers and a lengthy interview centered around the elegant model, the issue showcases her poise in front of the camera and versatility. Photographers Walter Chin, Tim Wong, Billy Nava and Bojana Tatarska take turns capturing Sui He in a variety of stylish scenarios from a preview of the resort collection bests, to a floral fantasy. Inside you’ll also find features on superstar Ewan McGregor, an interview with experimental documentarian Godfrey Reggio and a look through the history of Chloe with creative director, Clare Waight Keller.

For even more from the new issue of Glass be sure to check out The Glass Magazine.com

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Ph. Walter Chin | Fashion Editor Sarah Cobb

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Ph. Tim Wong | Fashion Editor Declan Chan

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Ph. Bojana Tatarska | Fashion Editor – Nicola Kavanagh

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Ph. Billy Nava | Fashion Editor Franco Gobbi

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Harley Kloss

October 3rd, 2013 |Posted by models.com

Karlie Kloss goes biker-chic in “Vive Allure” by Katja Rahlwes (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists) for Vogue Paris. In the sultry editorial, Kloss takes a motorcycle ride through the country, showing off her wild side in embellished denim and tribal accessories. Her signature bob looks perfectly “undone” and is paired with a smoky eye to capture the essence of the edgy shoot. Kloss doesn’t typically strike us as a Harley Davidson girl, but once again she convinces us that she can do just about anything. Text by Victoria Perillo

Stylist: Veronique Didry | Hair: Franco Gobbi | Makeup: Lloyd Simmonds | Manicurist: Philippe Ovak

See the full story here in MDC

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Camping Couture

September 2nd, 2013 |Posted by models.com

An old lake, fishing net, tent, and Louis Vuitton luggage—Something sounds off, but there’s no mistake made here. Juliane Grüner goes camping in Vogue Italia’s latest issue, shot by David Dunan. Grüner looks poised, polished, and maybe just slightly out of place, bringing high fashion to the wilderness. Now this is a camping trip that you could definitely count us in on.

Stylist: Enrica Ponzellini | Hair: Franco Gobbi

Text by Victoria Perillo

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Blue Mood

August 15th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

It is always a pleasure to see Camilla Akrans‘s slick vision of luxury in the pages of Harper’s Bazaar and her September story featuring Bette Franke is an especially luxe endeavor. With candy colored furs chosen by Brana Wolf and a picturesque seaside backdrop, the story is a blue tinted vision of extravagance.

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