Vamping It Up

September 5th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Since its debut Vamp Magazine has been about powerful women, the kind who command attention whether they’re in the boardroom or on the catwalk. Issue No. 2 centers around the theme of personality – big, bombastic personalities that draw people in – the idea is hammered home via the five cover stars – Malgosia Bela, Binx Walton, Lily McMenamy, Suvi Koponen and Kim Peers women admired for their ability to bring something different to the table. The editorial content follows suit with arresting new fashion stories, each one bolder than the last – take a first look below.

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Malgosia Bela by Paola Kudacki, styling by Francesco Sourigues (De Facto)

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Binx Walton by Txema Yeste, styling by Melanie Huynh (Management + Artists)

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Kim Peers by Nico (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY, Berlin: Shotview Photographers Management), styling by Barbara Martelo

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Suvi Koponen by Giampaolo Sgura (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY), styling by Francesco Sourigues (De Facto)

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Lily McMenamy by Giampaolo Sgura (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY), styling by Barbara Martelo

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Ola Rudnicka by Ward Ivan Rafik (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY), styling by Darcy Backlar (Management + Artists)

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Crista Cober by Santiago & Mauricio Sierra (Cadence New York), styling by Elizabeth Sulcer (Lalaland Artists)

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Women on Top

March 13th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Who can resist the allure of a magazine dedicated to dynamic, intelligent and take charge women! David Vivirido and Francesco Sourigues, the forces behind Hercules Magazine unveil their vision for women with Vamp Magazine, a tour de force take on fashion dedicated to those who are unafraid to speak their minds and express themselves via the best in power-dressing. The cover tagline “Being the woman you’ve always wanted to be” offers a compelling call to action – it isn’t enough to just wear pretty clothes, a girl has got to take on the world with gusto. The founders offered a mission statement of sorts to Business of Fashion and described the glossy’s ideal reader in no uncertain terms, “Vamp is for women who want to get ahead, stamp their foot and make a statement.”

We love the sound of that and the look of the 6 incredible new covers, which feature an impressive lineup of modeling fixtures. Each cover star is an impressive woman with personality to spare, from industry standard bearers like Carolyn Murphy and Liya Kebede, multi-hyphenate Rosie Huntington Whiteley, campaign queen Karmen Pedaru and in demand it-girls Andreea Diaconu and Emily DiDonato.

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Emily DiDonato by Paola Kudacki, styled by Brandon Maxwell

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Andreea Diaconu by Paola Kudacki, styled by Brandon Maxwell

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Rosie Huntington Whiteley by Paola Kudacki, styled by Brandon Maxwell

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Liya Kebede by Paola Kudacki, styled by Brandon Maxwell

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Karmen Pedaru by Giampaolo Sgura (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY), styled by David Vivirido

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Carolyn Murphy by Santiago & Mauricio Sierra (Cadence New York), styled by Francesco Sourigues

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All images courtesy of Vamp

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Shayk Shack

October 21st, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

When a model crosses over from the sexy market to the editorial pages the end result is always a compelling mix of high fashion gravitas and red, hot sensuality. Irina Shayk has always handled both sides of the business admirably and since her Carlyne Cerf De Dudzeele styled Vogue debut back in 2012 she’s been on a roll. With her latest work Irina ups the ante;  snagging the first Vogue cover of her career. Irina shines in Giampaolo Sgura‘s classically minded shot for the November issue of Vogue Espana. Naturally that isn’t the only place you’ll find her this month – open up the latest VMan to see the Russian beauty quicken pulses in Sebastian Faena‘s sensual story, or glimpse inside Bazaar to see Irina star Carine Roitfeld’s modern day take on Romeo & Juliet.

 

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Vogue Espana | Ph. Giampaolo Sgura | Fashion Editor - Claudia Englmann

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Harper’s Bazaar | Max Von Gumppenberg & Patrick Bienert | Fashion Editor - Carine Roitfeld

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V Man |  Sebastian Faena | Fashion Editor - Julia von Boehm

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First Look: Hercules ❤ New York

September 26th, 2013 |Posted by jonathanshia

The heavyweight Spanish menswear magazine Hercules Universal is no stranger to the long-distance haul, having devoted previous issues to far-flung locales like China and South Africa. The Fall 2013 issue finds itself a bit closer to home, focusing on the vibrant energy of the world’s capital, New York City. Several of the most talented photographers and stylists working today join forces in the eclectic stories, which showcase the beautiful Fall collections against the backdrop of the ever-changing city. Polish photographer Maciek Kobielski‘s stark black-and-white cover story features the Dane Mathias Lauridsen styled by Swede Zara Zachrisson and Darcy Backlar (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists), all of whom, like many in these pages—and countless immigrants before them— now call New York home. David Agbodji takes a star turn with an uptown elegance in Bruno Staub (De Facto)’s gorgeous feature styled by Miguel Arnau. Sean O’Pry brings his timeless cool to the city streets in Txema Yeste‘s contemplative story with styling by Francesco Sourigues.

The rest of the roster is equally strong, with newer faces like Dominik Bauer, Tidiou M’Baye, O’Shea Robertson and Louis Steyaert taking their places alongside seasoned pros like Clement Chabernaud, Marcel Castenmiller, Miles McMillan—and a few veterans like RJ Rogenski and Aiden Shaw—in features lensed by Giampaolo Sgura, Carlotta Manaigo, Ben Weller, Axel Lindahl, and Zachary Hadley. The rich stories offer small peeks into the city’s bustling diversity, proof that even a lifelong New Yorker can always find something new and exciting just around the corner.

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Anja Update

May 23rd, 2013 |Posted by models.com

Need even more Anja Rubik after taking a look at her Models.com coverstory? Well you’re in good company – fashion can’t get enough of Ms. Rubik and this month the industry icon is front and center in the pages of multiple magazines. From a stellar Sorrenti shot beach treat in Vogue Paris, to a sophisticated turn on the cover of Vogue Espana Anja is everywhere. Take a look at all the blonde beauty has been up to this month!

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Vogue Paris | Photographer: Mario Sorrenti | Fashion Editor: Emmanuelle Alt | See more in MDC Fashion Database

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Yves Saint Laurent Parisienne Fragrance | Photographers - Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

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Vogue Espana | Photographer: Giampaolo Sgura | Fashion Editor: Sara Fernandez | See more in MDC Fashion Database

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Vogue Espana | Photographer: Giampaolo Sgura

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Vogue Japan | Photographer: Katja Rahlwes (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists) | Fashion Editor: Sissy Vian (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists) | Hair: Luke Hersheson | Makeup: Georgina Graham (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists) | Casting Director: Barbara Nicoli & Leila Ananna | See more in MDC Fashion Database

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Cover to Cover

January 28th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

CHECKER CHIC

We’ve been seeing a lot of Marc Jacobs’ mod influenced collection for Louis Vuitton, so it is no surprised to see it showing up on the covers of two stylish publications this month. Numero‘s sleek image by Sebastian Kim gives you two sides of of Nadja Bender, while Vogue Japan offers a girlish take on Jacobs’ designs with a coquettish image of Lindsey Wixson by Patrick Demarchelier. Both pictures present a compelling fashion moment, so it really boils down to whether you prefer your Vuitton girl seductive, or syrupy sweet.

NADJA ON NUMERO OR LINDSEY ON VOGUE JAPAN – WHICH VERSION OF VUITTON DO YOU PREFER?


TEASER PLEASER

Dansk returns with two images designed to whet readers’ appetites for more of the famed Danish magazine’s blend of art and fashion. Nadja Bender shows up again (there isn’t a magazine you won’t find Nadja in these days) looking effortlessly cool in Hasse Nielsen‘s black and white shot, but the image that grabs our attention is that of the aptly named Adonis Bosso taken by Raf Stahelin. Dressed in a debonair fedora and head to metallics, Bosso cuts an impressive figure – we can’t wait to see the accompanying editorial.

NADJA OR ADONIS – WHICH DANSK TEASER CATCHES YOUR EYE?


BRAZILIAN BONUS!

Giampaolo Sgura and Anna Dello Russo are at it again! This time the duo creates four wildly different covers for Vogue Brasil featuring Magdalena FrackowiakIzabel GoulartBette Franke and Mirte Maas. Each cover captures a completely different mood within the sexy & chic theme: from the all out glamour of Magda’s shot, Mirte’s full on Dello Russo eclecticism, Izabel’s vibrant  cover image and the purity of Bette’s Prada collection image. Each cover has its merits, but we can’t help but think that Bette’s austere Miuccia madness feels freshest.

BETTE? IZABEL? MAGDALENA? MIRTE? WHICH VOGUE BRAZIL COVER GETS YOUR VOTE?

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First Look: Hercules

September 18th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Hercules Magazine sets out to thrill with a new issue that showcases the very best of the season’s menswear. Focusing on the forbidden city and the fashion impact of Chinese luxury, the elegantly packaged glossy is filled with stunning new editorials and boasts a distinctive visual style. Looking more like a fashion textbook, than a plain ol’ magazine, Hercules’ sets itself apart as a style bible for the dashing gent, but don’t take our word for it it – have a first look at the latest issue in our exclusive preview.

PHOTOGRAPHER Txema Yeste
FASHION EDITOR Francesco Sourigues & David Vivirido
HAIR & MAKE-UP David Song
MODEL Zhao Lei &Joel Meacock

PHOTOGRAPHER Daniel Riera
FASHION EDITOR Laura Alcalde
HAIR & MAKE-UP Maria Martinez
MODELS Jacquetta Wheeler, Simone Nobili and Adrián Ponte

PHOTOGRAPHER Matteo Montanari
FASHION EDITOR Miguel Arnau
HAIR & MAKE-UP Massimo Gamba
MODEL Ton Heukels

PHOTOGRAPHER Bruno Staub (De Facto)
FASHION EDITOR Grant Woolhead
HAIR & MAKE-UP Adrian Clark
MODELS Tucker Des Lauriers, Eian Scully and Chris Petersen

PHOTOGRAPHER Nacho Alegre
FASHION EDITOR David Vivirido
MODELS Jordan Stenmark and Zac Stenmark

PHOTOGRAPHER Bruno Staub (De Facto)
FASHION EDITOR Bruce Pask
HAIR & MAKE-UP Adrian Clark
MODEL Brittain Ward

PHOTOGRAPHER Giampaolo Sgura
FASHION EDITOR Miguel Arnau
MODELS Chris Bunn at 2Morrow Models, Chris Petersen, Alfred Kovac, Kristof Kralik, Vilka Volkute.

PHOTOGRAPHER Txema Yeste
FASHION EDITOR Francesco Sourigues & David Vivirido
HAIR & MAKE-UP David Song
MODEL Zhao Lei &Joel Meacock

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Campaign Confidential

July 6th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

The ads keep on coming, check out a few more of our faves from the season – take a look back at our previous campaign favorites post too.

Balenciaga

While we can’t imagine either Nicolas Ghesquière or Steven Meisel spending a lazy weekend at the shore, the Balenciaga campaign is set in such an idyll. Fresh faces Anniek KortleveLinn ArvidssonHirschy HirschfelderJulier BuggeJuliet Ingleby and Rosie Tapner lay out on the dunes in those eccentric looks from F/W.

Chanel

Simple, clean and led by a stellar cast, Chanel’s fresh ads feature Kati Nescher, Lindsey Wixson & Cora Emmanuel as styled by Carine Roitfeld. Naturally, Karl Lagerfeld is behind the camera – which depending on your perspective you either love or hate, that said the casting on this is flaw free.

Dolce & Gabbana

A taste of Italian nostalgia shot by Giampaolo Sgura and featuring Monica Bellucci, Bianca Balti and Bianca Brandolini – each image feels like a still from a Pasolini film.

Valentino

Valentino once again gives us a vision of pure class from the iconic Deborah Turbeville. Elegantly color coordinated looks on Jac JagaciakCaroline Brasch Nielsen and Frida Gustavsson - what’s not to love?

Fendi

When you have Joan Smalls and Karl Lagerfeld you don’t really need much else. With the natural setting and powerful poses, this new ads remind us a bit of Anja Rubik‘s S/S 10 ads for the luxe line. 

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