Jet Cetera

May 2nd, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Fresh from her dark & smouldering turn in Hedi Slimane‘s ads for Saint Laurent Paris, the versatile Grace Hartzel shows another side in the pages of Vogue Japan. In Patrick Demarchelier‘s summery story Grace shows off her lithe physique and an adorable lineup of looks selected by stylist Katie Mossman – from retro-styled swimwear to airy party dresses that delight. While only a few will ever get to sunbathe on the deck of a yacht as they escape the daily grind, everyone can enjoy the beauty of this colorful and chic vacation fantasy.

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Slimane Selected

April 11th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Hedi Slimane knows what he likes – clean lines, sharp cuts and a heavy dose of black and white. The famed designer / photographer also has an impeccable eye for beauty, so when Slimane selects a beauty to front his campaign the fashion world takes notice. American beauty Grace Hartzel stars in Saint Laurent Paris‘ pre-fall ads expertly conveying the sensuality and insouciant chic that the label has come to represent. Hartzel captures the vibe so well that in addition to being the face of pre-fall, Slimane enlisted her for the line’s permanent collection ads too.

View the full campaign in the MDC fashion database

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Abbey Road

March 20th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Admit it, things just weren’t the same without Abbey Lee Kershaw. The spirited Aussie has been away shooting Mad Max: Fury Road with Hollywood stars Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy, but April sees her returning to her high fashion roots. The Gilles Bensimon helmed April cover of Vogue Australia is one of the publication’s best and inside the issue Kershaw is featured in two stories. First up a tribal themed romp by Bensimon that sees the legendary photographer revisiting his signature style as Christine Centenera styles Abbey in an all white wardrobe of designer looks and second Will Davidson‘s dreamy trip take on eveningwear featuring creative direction by cinematic award winners Baz Luhrman & Catherine Martin. Still aching for an Abbey fix? Check her out in the new Saint Laurent Paris eyewear ads looking chic in oversized sunglasses designed and shot by Hedi Slimane.

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Ph. Gilles Bensimon | Fashion Editor – Christine Centenera | Hair Stylist – Alan White | Makeup Artist – Kellie Stratton

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The Biz : Horyn Retires & Schiaparelli Sizzles

January 31st, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

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Cathy Horyn with Calvin Klein’s Tom Murry and Francisco Costa|Image Credit – By: Andrew H. Walker for Getty Images Entertainment

Legendary New York Times fashion critic Cathy Horyn retires after 15 years at the paper. Throughout her storied career the veteran reporter never shied away from voicing her views, even when they strayed from popular opinion. Who could forget Horyn’s memorable clash with designer Hedi Slimane, or her enthusiastic support for Raf Simons. Given her status as one of the industry’s most revered voices, it will be interesting to see who at the Times will fill her shoes. / WWD

Barneys‘ latest campaign features a diverse cast of transgender models who were not only shot by Bruce Weber, but also share their stories with Vanity Fair’s Patricia Bosworth for ads that tackle the issue of equality. / NYT

As the debate over the ethics of fast fashion comes to the forefront, H&M (arguably the world’s biggest fast fashion retailer) chimes in - head of sustainability, Helena Helmersson tells Reuters there is no direct conflict between sustainability and fashion. “We want to make sustainable fashion more democratic, we don’t aim for sustainability to be a luxury thing.” / Reuters

Take a look at how female fashionistas are reshaping the luxury market in China with their savvy knowledge of the best brands and billion dollar purchasing power. / Bloomberg 

Celebrity and fashion have never been more intertwined, but for emerging designers getting their wares on the back of a major star can provide an an unparalleled level of exposure. Business of Fashion investigates the connection between Hollywood and the next wave of haute designers.  / BOF

There were a whole lot of couture shows but the most talked about (and possibly best loved) of the bunch this season was Schiaparelli. Designer Marco Zanini’s elegant collection was the toast of the town and Suzy Menkes explains why. In an exciting twist, Christie’s auction of pieces from the queen of shocking’s personal collection  provides an appealing trip through fashion’s history. The revival of the house and renewed interest in the brand’s legacy led to record high auction bids / NYT & Art News

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Liisa Winkler and Chrystèle Saint Louis Augustin on the runway for Schiaparelli | Image Credit -Pascal Le Segretain for Getty Images Entertainment

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Your Own Hero

October 21st, 2013 |Posted by models.com

HERO Magazine‘s latest issue, one of their biggest yet, features rising young star Dane Dehaan shot by Hedi Slimane, wearing S/S 14 Saint Laurent of course. Dane, one of the hottest young actors emerging on the scene, joins Christian Slater, Tony Hawk, Harmony Korine, J.W. Anderson, Carol Lim and Humberto Leon of Kenzo in this 300 page issue packed with fashion and very current cultural trends. Jo Ann Furniss interviews Bruce Weber and Paul Jasmine, and previews an exclusive look at their joint archive of Californian travels.

To celebrate the 10th issue of HERO: CALIFORNIA FUTURE, a special edition of 100 glow in the dark covers have been produced. Only 30 of these collectible issues will be available to buy worldwide – from Dover Street Market and Opening Ceremony in London, Book Marc and Opening Ceremony in LA, and Opening Ceremony in Tokyo and New York.

HERO has an exclusive competition in collaboration with Models.com to win one of these highly limited copies. All you have to do is tweet @models and @hero_magazine using #heroglowinthedark and tell us your favourite thing to do in the dark to have a chance of winning. The winner will be announced on HERO’s Twitter on Wednesday 30th October.

HERO 10 is available to buy now here.

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This limited edition Hero cover goes to one lucky winner.

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A New Muse

August 26th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

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Melanie Ward.
Gracie Van Gastel.
Vogue China.

Fashion’s most talked about designer presents his latest muse in chic style, within the pages of Vogue China with an editorial focused on youthful cool. With a pared down wardrobe of fresh from the runway babydoll dresses and leather jackets, Grace captures the essence of those 90s style icons Slimane is so fond of. Ward mixes in pieces from Elder Statesman, Versace and Dries van Noten to keep things interesting, but these images are all about the Saint Laurent look.

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Sasha Fierce

June 25th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

In case you had any doubts about the triumphant return of the one and only Sasha Pivovarova, take a look at what the girl with the killer stare has been up to lately. In the blink of an eye Sasha has racked up a striking Patrick Demarchelier cover of Vogue Japan, a David Sims studio extravaganza for American Vogue and starring role Hedi Slimane‘s Saint Laurent Paris resort collection -a promising start and you can expect even more big things right around the corner.

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Sasha Pivovarova by Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue Japan / Image Courtesy Vogue Japan

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Sasha Pivovarova by Hedi Slimane for Saint Laurent Paris / Image Courtesy Saint Laurent Paris

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Sasha Pivovarova by David Sims for American Vogue | Image Credit Vogue.com

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First Look: EXIT

June 6th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Exit Magazine explodes back on the scene with a fresh lineup of new fashion from London’s finest image-makers. With a trippy teaser video by Aitken Jolly that transforms Frida Aasen into a speed racer and a slew of on the pulse editorials that feature perennial favorites alongside fresh faces, Exit sets itself apart. It is always nice to see a glossy with attitude an a unique perspective especially when talents like Hedi Slimane, Emma Tempest and Sam Ranger are involved. Exit delivers something different and does so in sleek style, take a peek at this first look to experience their inventive imagery for yourself.

For even more visit Exit Magazine.co.uk.

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Ride me, Play Me | Photographer: Aitken Jolly | Fashion Editor: Sam Ranger| Model: Frida Aasen

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Denim | Photographer:Annemarieke Van Drimmelen | Fashion Editor: Sam Ranger | Model: Nimue Smit

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A Highland Beauty | Photographer: Emma Tempest | Fashion Editor: Verity Parker | Model: Manuela Frey

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Ph. Hedi Slimane | Celebrities: Daft Punk

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Lou Lou | Photographer: Michael Schwartz | Fashion Editor: Emilie Kareh | Model:Loulou

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In Bloom | Photographer:Raf Stahelin | Fashion Editor: Sam Ranger| Models: Marine Deleeuw & Josephine Le Tutour 

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