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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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April 12th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

With her boundless energy and skill for posing mid-air Caroline Trentini has become synonymous with the Vogue studio editorial; it isn’t a proper issue of Vogue without at least one shot of Trentini jumping. Good thing the magazine’s latest issue features Trentini in two stories: the first a seasonal special by David Sims and Camilla Nickerson that pays tribute to the current fixation with all things mod and the second a preview of the Met’s McQueen extravaganza complete with stunning portraits shot by Steven Meisel and styled by Grace Coddington.

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December 16th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Peter Lindbergh brings his film inspired aesthetic back to the pages of Vogue with beautiful editorial that looks fit for the screen. Daria Werbowy and actor David Strathairn team up, playing a photographer and a reporter turned muse in Lindbergh’s story and Grace Coddington provides the elegant styling. Every element from the picturesque desert scenery, to the colorful outfits from Versace and Prada, works beautifully.

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Asia Major

November 19th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

As fashion begins to realize the importance of diversity, we start to see exciting things happening; case in point the Asian models feature in the new issue of Vogue. Starring Liu Wen, Du Juan, Tao Okamoto, Lee Hyun Yi, Hyoni Kang, Bonnie Chen, So Young Kang and Lily Zhi in a punk remake of Cecil Beaton’s classic shot of models wearing Charles James, the images by Steven Meisel and Grace Coddington accompany an article on the meteoric rise of models from China, Japan and South Korea.

What makes the story truly interesting are some of the quotations from the girls themselves:

The challenge for me, and for Asian models in general has been convincing editors, stylists and photographers that we can have mass appeal, but Asian, especially Chinese models have become a stronger presence. Just a season or two ago, there weren’t many models for me to talk with backstage in my native Mandarin. Now I usually have no trouble finding someone at any show.” – Liu Wen

“There still are brands or clients that would not consider using an Asian model, but things are changing dramatically and quickly. I am not sure if being Asian was or is a hinderance. In fact I think it is a plus.”
– Du Juan

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Farm Fresh

October 21st, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Is there anyone more suited to the classic British getaway editorial than Stella Tennant? She just looks right at home in tweed and a pair of Wellington boots, no wonder she remains the go to girl for such stories. Case in point Vogue‘s latest tribute to travel shot by David Sims and styled by Grace Coddington featuring Stella roughing it in Fair Isle sweaters and woolen skirts. Were guessing that the average sheep herder doesn’t wear Galliano while tending to their flock, but the in the surreal world of fashion it manages to look just right.

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And He’s Back…

June 14th, 2010 |Posted by Betty

Welcoming back Mr. Peter Lindbergh to American Vogue is Natalia Vodianova + Ewan McGregor in a 14 page story about the best of the Fall Collections styled by Ms. Coddington. What’s not to love about this splendid editorial?

Images courtesy of 2B Management

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