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Blast from the Past: Mirabella

January 15th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

The news is always going on about the death of print, but what happens when a familiar favorite magazine really does go away forever? Fans of 90s fashion will fondly remember Mirabella, sitting on the newsstand alongside issues of Elle, Bazaar and Vogue. From 1989 to 2000 the magazine founded by  fashion fixture and former editor -in -chief of American Vogue, Grace Mirabella offered up a no-nonsense take on fashion. Appealing to women who valued not only style, but substance the magazine was chock full of the era’s trademarks: supermodels, shoulder pads and colorful imagery filled with designs from the likes of Yohji Yamamoto, and Helmut Lang.

Even though the days of Mirabella have long since passed, time hasn’t stripped the publication of its charms. Looking back there are a great many aspects of Mirabella that still feel contemporary: Sarah Moon’s haunting photography is just as relevant today as it was nearly two decades ago (check the latest Valentino campaign if you need proof) and Christy Turlington – a perennial Mirabella fave – is still one of the industry’s great beauties. Today’s obsession with model-style seems foreshadowed by Mirabella’s sleek Glen Luchford editorial styled by none other than Kate Moss and it’s hard to think of a glossy that wouldn’t jump at the chance to publish a feature along these lines today. Styles may come and go but Ines de la Fressange still turns heads as trendsetter for the ages and Regan Cameron’s images of the legendary French muse are an enduring delight.

Amber Valletta & Michaela Bercu

Christy Turlington

Chandra North by Glen Luchford, styling by Kate Moss

Honor Fraser and Yael Reich by Sarah Moon

Christy Turlington by Fabrizio Ferri

Kristen McMenamy by William Garrett

Ines de la Fressange by Regan Cameron

Janine Giddings by Sheila Metzner

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The Last Mistress

June 9th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Glen Luchford pulls Snejana Onopka into a cool blue world for Vogue Japan: enlisting the icy beauty to play what else, a well dressed woman of mystery. Anastasia Barbieri dresses Snejana in her signature tailored suits, but adds a touch of sex appeal via lingerie looks from Dolce & Gabbana and flowing gowns by Givenchy.

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Don’t Miss : The Kate Moss Portfolio

May 13th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Kate by Glen Luchford in 1993

SEE THE BEGINNINGS OF A SUPERMODEL – THE KATE MOSS PORTFOLIO at DANZIGER PROJECTS May 12th – June 30th

Kate Moss is an undeniable fashion icon, but back in the early 90s she was just a fresh face just getting her start in the business. Danziger Projects pays tribute to those early days with a special exhibition, The Kate Moss portfolio, featuring “eleven 30 x 24 inch prints by eleven of the world’s leading photographers all of who have played a key role in picturing Ms. Moss.” Among the featured photogs are Mario Sorrenti, Glen Luchford, Juergen Teller, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Chuck Close and Bruce Weber.

GIVE BACK TO A GREAT CAUSE – KIELHL’S + SHARE OUR STRENGTH May 14th

Head over to Kiehl’s locations nationwide this week, to take part in their Erase Lines, Fill Needs, and Ensure That No Kid Goes Hungry in America. A unique partnership with Share our Strength, a non-profit that aims to stamp out childhood hunger by providing kids in need with nutritious food. On the 14th Kiehls will be donating 1.50 per customer to the organization and you can donate right at register as well. In select stores you can even purchase treats from a bake sale hosted by Ambassadors of Share Our Strength to further raise funds. Added bonus, In all freestanding stores, receive a complimentary 10.5 day supply of Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate and participate in raffles for over $150 worth of Kiehls goodies.

TAKE IN A CLASSIC FILM – TERRENCE MALICK SERIES May 13th – 15th

Fans of fashion on film ought to check out the Museum of the Moving Image’s series on the work of directorTerrence Mallick. Running from May 13th to the 15th it covers classics like Days of Heaven – aka the source material for every other fashion editorial set in the early 20th century.

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Black Magic

May 12th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Sui He captures the grace and power of influential Japanese dancer Kazuo Ohno, in V Magazine‘s Asia Issue. Shot by Glen Luchford and styled by Beat Bolliger, the stark story features minimalist runway looks and dramatic hair and makeup by Lucia Pieroni and Eugene Souleiman. Each element of the story calls to mind Ohno’s legendary stage presence presence and Sui He’s skillful posing, even calls to mind Butoh performance in some shots.

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Sailor Moon

March 15th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Glen Luchford creates a moody black and white world for Clement Chabernaud to inhabit in the new Vogue Hommes International. As a handsome sailor on shore leave, Clement looks right at home in the gritty story that borrows from the cult classic Querelle; equal parts rakish and dashing in looks from Junya Watanabe, CdG and Bottega, Clement is a true charmer.


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Pretty In Pink

February 18th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Carola Remer debuts in Harper’s Bazaar with a slick editorial shot by Glen Luchford, styled by Marie Chaix. With freshly her dyed pink hair by Shay Ashual adding a touch of punk to the crisp designs from Calvin Klein and Balenciaga, Carola shines in every shot.

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Minimalist Mood

January 27th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Some of Spring’s most compelling campaigns take a less is more approach, with a focus on the combination of great models and impeccably constructed clothes. When you’ve got Jana Kaye, Melissa Tammerijn, Julia Nobis or Erin Wasson striking regal poses in deceptively simple dresses, you really don’t need much more. The Jil Sander ads takes the trend one step further, all but erasing Daria Strokous‘ beautiful face in some of the spring shots. Willy Vanderperre is certainly on a roll this season!

Jana Knauerova by Glen Luchford for Costume National

Erin Wasson by Willy Vanderperre for Elie Saab

Daria Strokous and Yannick Abrath by Willy Vanderperre for Jil Sander | Styled by Olivier Rizzo

Melissa Tammerijn and Julia Nobis for Proenza Schouler by Willy Vanderperre

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For All Ages

November 18th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

With the average age of newbie models falling somewhere in the teens and a dearth of barely legal bloggers, stylists and editors, fashion can be a little youth obsessed. How often do you open up the pages of your favorite glossy and see a mature face staring back at you? Definitely not often enough.

On Friday V‘s ‘Who Cares About Age’ Issue hits newsstands and it offers up a refreshing mix of notable beauties old enough to have a little life experience under their Prada belts. From modeling legends like Carmen dell’Orefice and China Machado, to heavy hitters like photographer Martine Malle and Visionaire’s Cecilia Dean, all photographed looking edgy, sexy and glamorous – just like we’d expect from V. Take a look at this exclusive preview of images from the issue and tell us why you think we don’t see enough images of older women and men in magazines. (Check out VMagazine, out now)

Carol Alt by Cedric Buchet

China Machado by Glen Luchford

Martine Malle by Cedric Buchet

Talisa Soto by Glen Luchford



Pat Cleveland
by Cedric Buchet

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