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Party Girl

April 9th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Kate Moss turns stylist in the pages of British Vogue with a fashion feature by Craig McDean. Transforming Freja Beha Erichsen into a festival ready rock chick complete with leather jackets and DIY embellishments like studs and pins. Freja pulls off the Moss selected wares admirably – making the layers of fringe and frills look ready for a night out on the town or a day at Coachella. Paul Hanlon‘s artfully tousled waves and Mark Carrasquillo (Art Partner)’s smoky eye add a touch of undone glamour to this streetwise look.

View the story & more from May’s British Vogue on Vogue.co.uk.

 

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Moss Is Boss

April 2nd, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Kate Moss is more than a mere model, the veteran super has been quietly diversifying her personal brand with an array of key collaborations and partnerships. As a designer Moss’ has released several collections with fashion giant, Topshop each one selling out faster than her last. The pieces – largely inspired by Moss’ storied vintage collection strike a chord with Topshop’s youthful clientele and Moss’ legion of acolytes. With the next collection set to debut in May it’s only natural that Kate & Co. would kick things into high gear with a media blitz. Fresh looks from the collection can be seen on Moss’ May covers of Harper’s Bazaar and British Vogue, where Moss takes a hands on approach styling fellow catwalker Freja Beha Erichsen in a bohemian look within the issue’s pages.

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Ph. Terry Richardson (Art Partner) for Harper’s Bazaar

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Black Books

December 11th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Re-imagining the contemporary denim wardrobe is no small feat but Karl Templer proves up to the task in the pages of Interview Magazine. Mixing in Victorian influence complete with a treasure trove full of sheer black lace and punk regalia, Templer styles Freja Beha Erichsen in Craig McDeans stark images. Sporting face paint, beading and biker boots, Freja looks right at home and brings a touch of cool to even Templer’s most inventive combinations.

See the full story at Interview Magazine.com 

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The MO&Co. aesthetic

September 11th, 2013 |Posted by models.com

Most fashion relationships barely last a week, so when a brand chooses a model to represent them over an extended period of time it is something unique. For the past four years, MO&Co. has enlisted Freja Beha as the sole face of their seasonal campaigns, starring the Danish beauty in a variety of looks and photographic styles united by the enigmatic Ms. Beha and the brand’s on trend fashion sensibility. Following the launch of its latest campaign on Models.com, this sponsored retrospective courtesy of MO&Co. of their 10 campaigns featuring Freja as captured by a host of today’s top photographers including Willy Vanderperre, Karim Sadli and Sølve Sundsbø, gives us a true sense of the MO&Co. aesthetic. Simplicity, elegance and trend consciousness register in each image as Freja’s nonchalant cool anchors the total package. With a clear vision of its image this is a brand that seems poised to break out of its native Chinese market onto the global scene.

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Laundry Service

August 23rd, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

As some of the most divisive and easily recognizable pieces of the fall/winter season, Céline‘s bold plaid prints have become a focal point in editorials the past few months. Whether you love the red and blue tartan, or find they resemble the ubiquitous laundry bags found at your local bodega it is impossible to deny their presence in the pages of fashion glossies. Though most stylists don’t stray too far from the runway interpretation of the look, Philo’s creations remain compelling, especially when juxtaposed with an interesting background or unique set. In Steven Meisel‘s Vogue Italia shots they are pit against a swirling arm chair by designer Tord Boontje and the pairing brings out the best of both statement pieces. Likewise the seeing the Celine plaid opposite Stella McCartney‘s version of the same in Vogue Russia provides a concise overview of one of fall’s key trends. Naturally, there are also moments when all you need is a great model and a few more pieces from the collection, case in point Tao Okamoto‘s new cover of Vogue Japan which provides an ideal showcase for Tao and those coveted thigh high boots.

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Vogue Japan | Ph. Patrick Demarchelier | Model – Tao Okamoto

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Vogue Russia Ph. Jason Kibbler (Cadence New York) | Fashion Editor - Olga Dunina | Models - Irina Nikolaeva and Patrycja Gardygajlo

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Vogue Paris Ph. David Bellemere | Fashion Editor - Celia Azoulay | Model - Hana Jirickova

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British Vogue | Ph. Patrick Demarchelier | Fashion Editor – Lucinda Chambers | Model – Freja Beha Erichsen

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Vogue Italia Ph. Steven Meisel | Fashion Editor - Marie-Amélie Sauvé | Model - Amanda Murphy

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Marie Claire | Ph. Danilo Gallinari | Fashion Editor - Enrique Campos | Model - Alla Kostromichova

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Marie Claire UK Ph. Daniel Gabbay | Fashion Editor - Jayne Pickering | Model - Vivian Witjes

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Prada Persuasion

June 27th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Prada‘s elegant fall collection comes to life with a thrilling new campaign by Steven Meisel. In previous seasons the brand has gone for high concept ads and elaborate set ups, but for fall the focus is all on the clothes and the cast. The mix of striking new faces alongside seasoned fashion veterans highlights the universal appeal of Miuccia Prada’s designs and reinforces the idea that a Prada ensemble is the right choice for women of all ages. 

Styling - Olivier Rizzo | Hair - Guido Palau | Makeup - Pat McGrath | Casting - Ashley Brokaw | Production Design - Mary Howard

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Star Powered

May 14th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Campaign season is in full swing and the brands are rolling out campaigns heavy on the star power. From top tier models to Hollywood royalty, the season’s stars are bigger and brighter than ever.

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Hedi Slimane and Freja Beha Erichsen is a match made in heaven. Who better to embody the rock n’roll obsessed designer’s laid back vision for Saint Laurent than fashion’s queen of cool. No wonder she’s fronting the line’s permanent collection, a seasonless set of bestsellers guaranteed to be around for years. Sporting the androgynous wardrobe of skinny pants and leather jackets designed by Slimane, Freja looks every inch the rockstar.

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DONNA KARAN

The erotic undercurrent of Karan’s urbane fall collection is brought to the forefront in steamy ads starring the dream team of Catherine McNeil and Andres Velencoso Segura. The images depicting an encounter between artist and muse were shot by Mikael Jansson and the campaign’s sumptuous, cinematic feel that leaves us hoping there will be an accompanying film.

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CHANEL

From the moment Chanel staged a show in Linlithgow, Tilda Swinton seemed like the obvious choice for the campaign. The Scottish actress wears Lagerfeld’s highland inspired collection with flair and provides yet another fashion moment for the record books.

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Balenciaga Moments

November 5th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Nicolas Ghesquiere by Steven Meisel

We were shocked and a bit saddened today to hear of Nicolas Ghesquiere‘s departure from Balenciaga. After 15 years at the legendary house, Ghesquiere is parting ways with the luxury powerhouse, a label he helped become one of the most influential and respected in the business. Though we know this is likely the start of an exciting new beginning (let the rumors begin) we can’t help but look back at a few of our absolute favorite Balenciaga moments, from the very first collection to those infamous leggings. Take a look at our favorites and let us know yours in the comments.


THE REVIVAL

In 2012 it seems like there are new designers shuffling in to breathe life into old houses every few months, that wasn’t so much the case back in 1997. At 25 after assisting designers like Jean Paul Gaultier and paying his dues behind the scenes at several brands, Ghesquière came to Balenciaga to design for the brand’s Japanese licensing partner. Hardly the most glamourous gig – but his talent was evident and soon he found himself creative director of a brand that had yet to rediscover its footing. His first show back in S/S 98 changed all that, with a darkly chic update on the brand’s identity that made the fashion press stand up and take notice. View the collection in full for yourself at Balenciaga.com.


THE BAG

Seasonal styles of the popular Balenciaga bags

It bags come and go, but modern classics are very rare indeed. Ghesquière knocked the ball out of the park when he launched Balenciaga’s Lariat bag in 2000, the oft imitated but never duplicated style has been seen on the arm of everyone from Mary-Kate Olsen to Carine Roitfeld and is still going strong.


THE GAINSBOURG CONNECTION

Nicolas Ghesquiere and Charlotte Gainsbourg by Jean Paul Goude for Harper’s Bazaar

Twilight cutie Kristen Stewart may be the latest actress to catch Ghesquière’s eye, but the original Balenciaga-fille has got to be Charlotte Gainsbourg, a woman whose idiosyncratic beauty and avant-garde career choices mirror the spirit of Ghesquière’s boundary breaking aesthetic. Serving as both muse and face of the line’s signature fragrances, Gainsbourg is a fixture in the Balenciaga front row and in the brand’s iconography.


THE FLOWERS

Jennifer Connolly for Balenciaga S/S 08 by David Sims

It is hard to go back through Ghesquière’s 15 years at Balenciaga and pick the most memorable collections, each collection has its own merits but there are a few that take on special significance. S/S 2008′s floral explosion remains one of the most daring and influential, just when we thought we knew what to expect we got hit with a strong dose of flower power. Reactions to the collection may have been divisive, but it jumpstarted the current craze for bold, head-to-toe print and has been replicated by everyone from H&M to Celine.


THE ARCHIVES


Cristobal Balenciaga Cape, 1963 – Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquiere F/W 2006 cape on Coco Rocha

Every designer working at a storied house has access to a wealth of archival inspiration, but only a select few put it to good use. Ghesquière was always adept at taking Cristobal’s shapes and points of reference, then modernizing them, either with subtle changes or grand re imaginings. Take a look at how Cristóbal’s 1963 cape compared to the oversized brocade cape from the F/W 06 show.


MOD MOMENTUM

Freja Beha Erichsen for Balenciaga F/W 05 by David Sims

Sixties style mod looks often found a place on Ghesquière’s runways and made for some of the most memorable looks; who can forget the mod touches in the F/W 05 and F/W 06 collections?


MARIE AMELIE

Marie Amelie’s interpretation of Balenciaga in Strict Elegance from Interview – Ph. Craig McDean

As much as we love Nicolas’ work, all the credit for Balenciaga’s longstanding cultural impact can’t rest solely on his shoulders. As the brand’s stylist, muse and loyal supporter, Marie-Amélie Sauvé has shaped the Balenciaga look for years on the runway and in numerous editorials. Some of our favorite Balenciaga moments occurred while looking at her artful and creative interpretations of that look in the pages of magazines like Interview and Vogue Paris.


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Kate Moss by Sølve Sundsbø for Numero Tokyo‘s inaugural issue.

Perhaps the singularly most infamous pair of leggings in history and certainly one of the most iconic Balenciaga pieces of all time. How many leggings find their way onto the bodies of Terence Koh, Kate Moss and Beyoncé Knowles? Not to mention the omnipresent place these leggings held in fashion edits for nearly a year. We love it when Balenciaga goes on a sci-fi streak!


THE GIRLS 

Balenciaga S/S 2002 by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin

Every season we’ve looked forward to see which beauties would be featured in the Balenciaga campaign and to date we’ve yet to be disappointed. Whether it is a bonafide supermodel like Gisele Bundchen, or Christy Turlington or a fresh crop of brand new faces, Balenciaga always goes for the unexpected and remains one of the few brands whose campaigns can really launch a compelling face.


THE COPYCATS

The one thing we’ll miss most about Ghesquire at Balenciaga is his ability to kickstart a design trend. There are whole websites devoted to looks cribbed from Balenciaga and while all designers get inspired by each other every now and then it was always amusing to see who was drawing inspiration from Ghesquire.


THE EDITORIALS

There were and are so many great editorial images that involved Balenciaga, but we’ll end on this great shot of Gemma Ward by Nick Knight for Pop Magazine.

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