La Canzone del Mare

September 2nd, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

The Dolce & Gabbana look is one of the most easily recognizable in fashion – the brand’s quintessentially Italian take on style is unmistakable. The dramatic nature of Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbanas clothing makes the duo’s wares perfect for editorial and Vogue Japan taps into the larger than life style of Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda with a seaside story as lively and colorful as anything you’ll see this month. Dalianah ArekionKinga Rajzak and Nadja Bender take to the shores of Capri wearing the couture collection as they perch on the edge of cliffs and pose on boats while looking like princesses – complete with gilded D&G crowns. Giovanna Battaglia and Anna Dello Russo take turns styling, creating a vivid portrait of Mediterranean glamour.

La Canzone Del Mare by Boo George full story 

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Into the Woods

September 1st, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

What better way to celebrate fall’s array of whimsical and richly detailed runway looks than to place them in a fairytale setting. Emma Summerton creates a dream world for Vogue Japan with a fantastical story starring Bruna Rosa, Dasha Gold, Katryn Kruger, Pauline Hoarau, Sophie Touchet, Veroniek Gielkens and Zlata Mangafic. Styling superstar Giovanna Battaglia contributes an array of embellished looks from the likes of Thom BrowneMarc Jacobs and Alexander McQueen accented with a mix of vintage finds and custom add-ons from New York haberdashery, The Feather Place. The combination of Battaglia’s styling, Summerton’s distinctive visual style and the fresh faced cast makes for a truly interesting story.

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Sheer Force

August 25th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

When it comes to elegant, icy blondes Anja Rubik and Daria Strokous have the market cornered, so it’s wonderful to see them together in the pages of W Magazine‘s September issue looking pristine. Roe Ethridge shoots and Giovanna Battaglia styles this sumptuous tribute to sheer separates. With plenty of skin on display and Battaglia providing her signature eclectic glamour, the story has a lot going for it fashion wise. Etheridge’s saturated colors give each image a vibrancy that brings out tiniest of details – be they a bejeweled butterfly brooch on Anja, or Viki Rutsch (Exposure NY)’s vintage-chic set design. For their part Anja and Daria provide the edit with a vampy intensity that makes the lingerie inspired looks seem powerful rather than dainty.

View the full story in the fashion database.

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Fiesta of Solitude

June 2nd, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Emma Summerton creates a true fashion fantasy in the latest Vogue Japan, joining forces with Giovanna Battaglia for a sartorial tale where every look is a showstopper. Malaika Firth poses in key looks from Givenchy, Delpozo and Valentino, each one more intricate than the last. Battaglia fearlessly mixes in color, pattern and print for a maximalist look that works perfectly with Summerton’s saturated colors. Even with the barrage of attention grabbing designer looks and statement accessories Malaika’s natural beauty shines through – making her the perfect girl to carry off the editorial’s bombastic theme.

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All-Star Spring

March 13th, 2014 |Posted by Matthew

Gunning for April 2014 with a head start, Vogue Japan dives into its Art of Style issue with 10 top models in one fabulous edit. Luigi & Daniele + Iango shoot Karmen Pedaru, Hilary Rhoda, and several more in a celebration of beauty and glamour that’s bound to amaze. Giovanna Battaglia brings her signature eye for color in styling this megawatt shoot, exemplifying that “Style Has Many Faces.” Some of those faces include Liu Wen inPrada, Nadja Bender in Tom Ford, and Elisabeth Erm in Givenchy. Overwhelming abundance seems to be in full bloom this spring, and this glamorous series—rounded out by Julia Stegner, Jeneil Williams, Lily Donaldson, Natasa Vojnovic and Catherine McNeil—might be the best one yet.

See the full story in the fashion database.

 

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Living Doll

October 31st, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Photographers never miss an opportunity to capture Lindsey Wixson‘s doll-like features and in the pages of the new Vogue Japan Emma Summerton expertly shoots Lindsay for a thrilling story that harks back to the story of Anastasia. Styled by Giovanna Battaglia utilizing richly detailed pieces from Duro Oluwu and Dolce & Gabbana, the images are a thrilling showcase for some of the season’s most extravagant fashions. Sporting rouged cheeks by  Mathias van Hooff and stylized hair by Neil Moodie, Lindsay looks surreal and sumptuous.

See even more from Vogue Japan at Vogue.co.jp

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Pop Sensations

January 2nd, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Girl power is front and center in Sharif Hamza‘s (Cadence New York)’s latest story for Vogue Japan with a slew of it-models picking up guitars and playing the hits in this colorful, lighthearted story. Kel Markey, Sung Hee Kim, Ava Smith, Stina Rapp Wastenson, Tilda Lindstam, Natalia Oberhanss, Esther Heesch and Giedre Kiaulenaite star as the ultimate girl group, taking on a variety of looks from 70s glam rock, 80s hard rock excesss, to our personal favorite – all out bubblegum pink-tinted pop. Giovanna Battaglia eclectic styling and Duffy‘s hair artistry are on full display along with Niki Mnray‘s incredible makeup skills.

Vogue Japan – Girls In The Band from Cadence on Vimeo | Images Courtesy Cadance NY

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Double Vision: Celine

November 28th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

If there is one designer who knows how to get women (and men) excited it is Phoebe Philo and her continued success at Celine is a testament to her ability to tap into the pulse of what women want. For F/W Philo went in a graphic direction, with primary shades, bold color blocking and a mixes of texture, from matte leather to plush fur. One of the most editorially beloved pieces from the Celine collection was the Geometric Intarsia Sweater, a playful clash of mink and leather that succinctly merged the essence of the entire collection into a single item. If another designer were to throw together that many things on one top it might seem overwrought, or ridiculous but Phoebe Philo keeps the look minimal.

Most stylists didn’t stray too far from that ideal, pairing the sweaters with either the runway approved striped trousers, or an equally understated crisp white skirt. Most of the time what stands out are the accessories and add ons, be they gleaming silver cuffs, avant garde headgear or the label’s coveted Trapeze Bag. Take a look at the way in which several different teams interpreted the Celine look and subsequently the sleek mood of the season.

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The Editorial Interpretation :

Kasia Struss by Steven Pan (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists) for Vogue Japan, stylist Vanessa Traina (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists)

 

Kasia Struss by Knoepfel & Indlekofer for WSJ, styled by David Vandewal

Kati Nescher by Josh Olins for Vogue China, styling Nicoletta Santoro

Karlie Kloss by Raymond Meier for American Vogue, styled by Elissa Santisi

Zuzanna Bijoch and Stella Tennant by Paolo Roversi for W Magazine, styled by Giovanna Battaglia

Olga Sherer by Marcin Tyszka for Elle France

Milagros Schmoll by Alexander Neumann for Harper’s Bazaar Turkey, styled by Sara Francia

Jenna Earle by Takahiro Ogawa in Amica, styled by Claudia Cerruti

Mina Cvetkovic by Henrique Gendre for Grazia, styled by Marine Chaumien

Diana by Anton Jhonsen for Clara Magazine, styled by Lilian Ng

Kirsi Pyrhonen by Mel Bles for Twin Magazine, styled by Celestine Cooney

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