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Blast from the Past: Editors As Models

March 28th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Much is said about the relatively short span of most modeling careers. If you’re among the lucky few like Malgosia Bela or Naomi Campbell, you can model for decades, but most people who start their careers on the catwalk find that 15 minutes of fame comes and goes quickly. This isn’t always a bad thing, many move on to bigger and better things; you can’t see a movie without spotting a model-turned-actress and you can’t work on a fashion shoot without stumbling into someone had a modeling moment. Today we take a look at a few of the fashion editors who’ve done their share in front of the camera.

Camilla Nickerson  – Camilla has been styling since the 80s, but back in 1993 she graced the cover of Vogue Italia shot by Steven Meisel and if that doesn’t count for a model moment, we don’t know what does.

Tabitha Simmons - Shoe designer, stylist, Vogue Contributing editor – Tabitha Simmons has got a full plate on her hands, but somehow she found the time to strut down the Balenciaga runway back in Spring/Summer 02 when she was modeling. We have to say that Ms. Simmons looks right at home in those Ghesquière trousers – wouldn’t mind seeing her on back on the catwalk again if she ever gets a moment free!

Julia Sarr-Jamois Wonderland Magazine‘s Fashion Editor is a rising star and a regular on the street style blogs, where she always looks camera ready. It should come as no surprise then that she modeled in her teens in ads for brands like Diesel and Fred Perry, but switched to styling because she wanted to express herself creatively.

Grace Coddington - If you’ve Netflixed The September Issue, you know that Grace began her fashion tenure as a model for 60s superstar photographers like Avedon & Carpatian – see her 1962 Vogue cover below. Her modeling career was cut short by a car accident at 26, but she went on to innovate the industry behind the scenes at British Vogue & American Vogue.

Edward Enninful – When he was 16, Edward was spotted on the train by none other than Simon Foxton, two weeks later he was scouted by a modeling agent! By 17 he was shooting with Nick Knight and introduced to i-D’s Terry Jones – thus began one of fashion’s most prolific and interesting careers.

 

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Putting On The Ritz

March 19th, 2012 |Posted by models.com

American Vogue
Tim Walker
Grace Coddington
Kate Moss
Julien d’Ys Stephane Marais

Queen Kate returns to her throne at Paris’ eternal hotspot, The Ritz and she brings along a few friends with her. Walker creates a surreal vision of opulence taking full advantage of the hotel’s regal redesign and all the world’s finest couture. Kate looks majestic and her ladies in waiting, Josephine Skriver, Mirte Maas, Patricia van der Vliet, and Sigrid Agren are a dream. We know J.Lo snagged the cover of Vogue’s shape issue but with a story this good inside, we can’t help but wish Kate was on Vogue’s front page this month instead.

View the full story at VOGUE.COM

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Seaside

October 18th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Caroline Trentini.
Patrick Demarchelier.
Grace Coddington.
American Vogue.

An elegant story that transports us to another era via beautiful styling that calls to mind the Edwardian age. Simply stunning.

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Sixties Style

August 18th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

American Vogue sends Natalia Vodianova to England’s shores for a dreamy editorial that pairs her with Brighton Rock star, Sam Riley. Shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott and styled by Grace Coddington, the edit represents the best in mod style.

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Type Casting

August 16th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Steven Meisel shoots his favorite faces as the embodiment of fall’s signature styles: Caroline Trentini, Daria Strokous, Fei Fei Sun, Jourdan Dunn, Mirte Maas, Coco RochaArizona Muse and Raquel Zimmermann, take on a variety of looks from romantically ethereal separates, to futuristic minimalism. Styled by Grace Coddington and Michael Philouze, with gorgeous hair and makeup by Guido Palau & Pat McGrath, the story is an absolute delight. American Vogue‘s September issue continues to leave us pleasantly surprised!

Image Credit | Woman Management Blog

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Bits & Bytes: Anna by Anthony

August 12th, 2011 |Posted by Betty


Ph: Anthony Maule.

How elegant is Anna Selezneva in Tom Ford for the new Vogue Russia? Those cheekbones! For the full editorial click here. (Images courtesy of Vogue Russia)

Fashion news:

We think Tim Blanks is amazing. Read his reminiscences about McQueen.

So what were the final numbers for McQueen? Jenna Sauers hazards a guess (it’s a lot).

If you haven’t yet seen the lovely Grace Coddington as photographed by her ex husband, Willie Christie, go here now.

Givenchy man: Fashion victim or fashion revolutionary? The Imagist and Tricky Maus have a conversation on Riccardo Tisci and the influence of Givenchy.

Modeling news

“I’ve met too many young models with dreams as big as the sky who think they are just waiting for their moment”. The real voice of an anonymous model; her wistful musings really capture the many times not so glamourous life of a new model.

We really stand behind Coco Rocha for her work helping victims of sex-trafficking.

Love that model Vogue Korea cover model Hye Jung Lee is a big fan of fellow Asians Phillip Lim and Alexander Wang!

Request Models (home to Calvin Klein faces David Agbodji and Yuri Pleskun) gives back; bringing baseball and joy to kids in war torn Afghanistan.

Top model/entrepeneur Nico Malleville has it all; blue chip clients, a thriving business and a lovely family. Natalie Joos interviews the handsome hotelier.

The next big Aussie? Former Daily Duo-er Jake Gordon is part Aboriginal, all gorgeous. See his new shots on Frockwriter.

Ponyryder sits down with the super sweet Vogue Australia cover girl Katie Fogarty, the outgoing Sebastian Sauve and the lovely Jana K.

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If Looks Could Kill

June 13th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Peter Lindbergh brings his masterful touch to the pages of American Vogue with an elegant story featuring Lara Stone, Frida Gustavsson and True Blood star Alexander Skarsgård. Taking cues from 40s film noir and the unrivaled glamour of days past, Grace Coddington styles the trio in retro looks from Marc Jacobs and Proenza Schouler. Lara plays femme fatale in sumptuous furs and red lips, while Frida is an unaffected ingenue in mary-janes and classic gowns: which of these beauties can Mr. Skarsgård trust? No one knows for sure, but Lindbergh’s atmospheric photos keep us guessing.

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Savage Beauty

April 14th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

American Vogue pays tribute to the late Alexander McQueen with a thrilling retrospective of his work and a preview of the MET’s upcoming Savage Beauty exhibition. Shot by Steven Meisel and styled by Grace Coddington, the story is a fitting tribute to one of fashion’s true masters.



Karen Elson



Coco Rocha



Karlie Kloss



Caroline Trentini



Raquel Zimmermann



Stella Tennant

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