Garage Gangs

August 30th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

As anyone with an eye on the modeling industry can tell you, the upcoming September shows will be ruled by the new generation of catwalkers. GARAGE pays tribute to this exciting group of established runway girls and fresh faces with a cheeky editorial by George Harvey Themed around the fictional, St. Garage school – an all-girls establishment specializing in cultivating intelligence, poise and of a chic sense of style – the story depicts each girl in a custom Meadham Kirchhoff uniform as they pose for the year book. Dressed as the prerequisite high school cliques – mean girls, jocks, nerds, etc. – the promising cast of up & comers makes for an excellent student body.

Starring: Jemma Baines, Kate Bogucharskaia, Kayley Chabott, Nadja Giramata, Grace Hartzel, Esther Heesch, Georgia Hilmer, Gigi Jeon, Magda Laguinge, Magdalena Langrova, Maria Loks, Gwen Loos, Anna Martynova, Natasha Ramachandran, Holly Rose Emery, Maja Salamon, Zuzanna Slugaj, Sofya Titova & Clarice Vitkauskas

Styling: Matthew Josephs | Hair: Roxane Attard | Make-up: Daniel Sallstrom | Casting: Matthew Laskey at Star & Co

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High Gloss

May 26th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Azzedine Alaia has been a fashion force for nearly 4 decades and his work never fails to entice with its trademark blend of sensuality and elegance. Gwen Loos wears head to toe Alaia looks in the premier issue of a new fashion glossy, Virgine and looks striking while doing so. Txema Yeste shoots the jet black lace and leather pieces styled by Sohei Yoshida, while Teiji Utsemi and Victor Alvarez provide off kilter hair and makeup to match the editorial’s sexy but edgy feel.

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Subtle Differences

January 3rd, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Daniel Jackson and Alastair McKimm reveal the versatility and beauty of fresh faces, Anais Pouliot, Gwen Loos, Jana Kaye and Anna Speckhart in a lovely editorial for Vogue Nippon. With a switch from natural makeup and pared down styling, to bold color and all out glamour, the story showcases just how big a difference cosmetic changes can make; expert hair and makeup from Esther Langham and Linda Cantello, really takes each girl to that next level.

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Bright Stars

October 19th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Makeup artist Diane Kendal and manicurist Yuna Park join forces to create a brightly colored beauty story for Vogue Italia. Shot by Craig McDean and styled by Edward Enninful, the off kilter images have an all star cast of cool faces and a youthful feel that keeps things interesting. Patricia van der VlietHanne Gaby Odiele, Hannah Holman, Valerija Kelava, Dorothea Barth Jorgensen, Hailey Clauson and Gwen Loos all sport vivid lips and nails that seem tailored to their personalities and McDean’s expressive images.

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Classical Influence

April 9th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Steven Meisel presents a classic view for Vogue Italia: the stylized portraits featured in April’s cover story seem timeless. Led by the iconic Amber Valletta and Angela Lindvall, models Joan Smalls, Lara Stone, Freja Beha Erichsen, Giedre Dukauskaite, Gwen Loos, Jac Jagaciak and Abbey Lee Kershaw, manage to look like true stars in the short and shrunken looks crafted by Karl Templer. The barely there ensembles, emphasize Spring’s focus on all things small, but the one of a kind hair creations courtesy of Guido Palau are larger than life.

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Image Credit | Scans by Diciassette @ tFS

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Beauty and the Beat

March 11th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Mikael Jansson turns out a beauty story for Vogue Nippon that highlights the individuality of the season’s freshest cosmetics looks and its most exciting girls. Ieva Laguna, Gwen Loos, Kelly Moreira, Patricia van der Vliet, Jacquelyn Jablonski, Jac Jagaciak, Frida Gustavsson, Mirte Maas and Alla Kostromicheva star in the dramatic story (cast by Ashley Brokaw), wearing daring makeup looks created by Mark Carrasquillo. The colorful makeup and George Cortinas expert styling, combine to create a series of looks tailor made for each girl – how great does Jacquelyn look with flame red hair or Alla with glossy purple lips and blue shadow?

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Image Credit | Scans by a.t. @ tFS

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Project Runway

January 13th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Every month Steven Meisel comes up with another ingenious theme for Vogue Italia and this month is all about backstage : Meisel and Lori Goldstein recreate the energy and atmosphere of a runway show but not without adding in a hint of VI’s wry humor. Everything one would expect to see is here; from backstage catfights to wardrobe malfunctions and cigarette breaks. As always the model lineup is impeccable with appearances by Agyness Deyn, Alla Kostromichova, Anna de Rijk, Anna Selezneva, Constance Jablonski, Daria Strokous, Freja Beha Erichsen, Gwen Loos, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Irina Kulikova, Iris Strubegger, Isabeli Fontana, Iselin Steiro, Jac Jagaciak, Jamie Bochert, Kamila Filipcikova, Kasia Struss, Kendra Spears, Karlie Kloss, Lara Stone, Lily Donaldson, Liya Kebede, Magdalena Frackowiak, Mirte Maas, Natasha Poly, Patricia van der Vliet, Ranya Mordanova, Rianne Ten Haken, Rose Cordero, Sasha Pivovarova, Sessilee Lopez, Sigrid Agren, Siri Tollerod, Snejana Onopka and Viktoriya Sosonkina.

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Vogue Italia February 2010 | Image Credit, Diciassette <3

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Gaga for Givenchy

October 6th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

Givenchy S/S 2010

Givenchy has become the Paris show to watch when it comes to eclectic casting. With its mix of re-discovered favorites, fresh faces and house staples there was truly something for everyone. Whether you’re a 90s model fan enjoying the welcome shock of seeing both Michele Hicks and Kirsty Hume on the runway again or new faces watcher charting the course of fast rising star Antonella Graef there was excitement to be found. Riccardo Tisci’s graphic black and white collection shone on each and every model selected but there were a few girls in particular that grabbed our attention.

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While Antonella Graef (Top S/S 10 Newcomer) snagged the bulk of our attention with her second time opening Givenchy (she opened couture too) there were almost too many cool girls to count. Mirte MaasAlla Kostromichova and Jacquelyn Jablonski continue to book only the best shows and top 10 newcomer Frida Gustavsson‘s winning streak extended into Paris. Exclusives like the Elena Ivanova (WM Paris) and Nastya Karzan provided welcome surprises and Tisci favorites like Lily Donaldson, Iselin Steiro, Lakshmi Menon and Meghan Collison all made appearances – important to note given just how many established girls spent their S/S seasons away from the catwalk.

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Gwen Loos (Marilyn). Emily DiDonato. Jacquelyn Jablonski.

One of the most continuously interesting things about Givenchy’s casting is that each season it manages to change our view of certain girls. Take Maybelline face Emily DiDonato for example. Pre-Givenchy and she’s the the definition of wholesome, All-American sexiness (witness OTM’s video interview with her)-  a little eyebrow bleach and matte lipstick later and she’s one of Tisci androgynously beautiful heroines. Same goes for Italian bombshell Bianca Balti and the sultry Elena Melnik. The way every girl transforms once they enter into Tisci’s world is really what makes this show as powerful as it is season after season.

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