Brave New (and Beautiful) World

March 9th, 2016 |Posted by steven.yatsko


Olivia Jansing by Marcus Ohlsson & Andrew Logan by Philippe Vogelenzang

Beauty Papers is the two issue old publication with a predilection for all things beauty. That much can gathered from its title alone. But one look inside its sophomore release and it’s clear the brainchild of Maxine Leonard steers vehemently clear of any sort of prix fixe beauty others are serving. Beauty Papers is Maxine’s visual adage endeavoring to articulate a more modern language of makeup-ing. Inside is a cosmetic playground, the respective efforts of beauty veterans and photographers letting loose their explorative ideas of application, color and medium. We spoke to its editor in chief Maxine Leonard about the magazine and more, plus check out the preview of issue 1 “Plastics” below.

When did humor come into play for Beauty Papers or into your idea of beauty in general?
Humour like beauty is personal. Our approach is to hopefully inspire, the result in how this is viewed is left to the reader as to whether they sense or identify humour. I think it is emotive, however read. There is no beauty without emotion.

What was the most difficult part of conception for issue 1 (the second issue)?
Beauty Papers is at the start of its journey so we really don’t think in terms of ‘difficult’ because it is a very exciting time for us.

Why “Plastics”?
We chose ‘plastic’ because it defines the world we live in, and it has long been the byword for celebrity culture, the cult of plastic people-‘Fakeness’ is a look and lifestyle pursued by legions of women and men. And then there is the sheer joy of the material itself, the qualities of stretch, transformation and transparency. Plastic is defined by being easily shaped or moulded, which for us, is also a metaphor for how we change and mould ourselves to survive, fit in, and even succeed.

What were some conceptual guidelines and shoot dos and don’ts given out?
We explored the concept visually and culturally and created a collection of inspiration material that we shared with all our collaborators, they asked questions, observed and found their particular perspectives sometimes opening doors on less comfortable issues and ideas we encounter everyday. Plastic was the platform and from this dreams were created of exquisite fantastical extremes and contradictions. Without the dreams and dream makers where would we be? We have an open dialogue with all the artists that work with us but there are no do’s and don’ts. That is what is so exhilarating.

How has your own perspective of editorial beauty changed and what was missing that made you want to start the magazine?
On this journey there have been several occasions that have changed my perspective and made me reevaluate my approach. I interviewed Christiaan for issue 0 and the meeting was timely. He told me I would make mistakes and that it was never about agenda, it was about friends working together. I interviewed Serge Lutens and he told me not to lower my flag. Most importantly I met Valerie who restored my faith and reignited my belief and passion. Beauty Papers is about artists working together and inspiring each other. It is about community and creation, something we felt was lacking.

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Heather Kemesky by Liz Collins (Camilla Lowther Management) | Stylist Way Perry | Hair Samantha Hillerby (Streeters London) | Makeup Maxine Leonard (Jed Root) | Manicurist Jenny Longworth (Camilla Lowther Management) | Casting Shelley Durkan (New York: D + V Management, London: D + V Management )


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Leila Goldkuhl by Paola Kudacki (Camilla Lowther Management) | Stylist Akari Endo-Gaut (New York: FRANK REPS NY, Los Angeles: FRANK REPS LA) | Hair Kevin Ryan (Art + Commerce) | Makeup Mathias van Hooff (Management + Artists) | Casting Shelley Durkan (New York: D + V Management, London: D + V Management )


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Harleth Kuusik by Amy Troost | Hair Holli Smith | Casting Beth Dubin


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Anabel Krasnotsvetova by Julia Noni (Chris Boals Artists CBA) | Stylist Vittoria Cerciello (New York: FRANK REPS NY, Los Angeles: FRANK REPS LA) | Hair Franco Gobbi (Streeters New York) | Makeup Violette (Management + Artists) | Manicurist Eri Handa | Casting Shelley Durkan (New York: D + V Management, London: D + V Management )


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Briley Jones by Ben Hassett (Management + Artists) | Stylist Anna Trevelyan (Camilla Lowther Management) | Hair Peter Gray (Home Agency) | Makeup Isamaya Ffrench (Streeters London) | Manicurist Martha Fekete (Bryan Bantry)


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Sofia Fanego byPaul Maffi | Stylist Paul Sinclaire (Katy Barker) | Hair Tomo Kono | Manicurist Jin Soon Choi (Jed Root)


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Olivia Jansing by Marcus Ohlsson (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management, Stockholm: LUNDLUND) | Stylist Michelle Cameron (New York: FRANK REPS NY, Los Angeles: FRANK REPS LA) | Hair Rita Marmor (Streeters New York) | Makeup Benjamin Puckey (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management) | Manicurist Honey (Exposure NY) | Casting Shelley Durkan (New York: D + V Management, London: D + V Management )


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Harmony Boucher by David Oldham | Hair Raphael Salley (Streeters London) | Makeup Janeen Witherspoon | Manicurist Imarni (Saint Luke Artist Management)


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Honorable Mention

June 26th, 2015 |Posted by Irene Ojo-Felix

The model as the muse is a recurring theme in fashion and Glass Magazine features industry icon Carmen Kass for the cover of their latest issue in Summer’s key looks and fine jewelry. In the highly stylized black-and-white editorial, Bojana Tatarska beautifully shoots Kass in Dior, Givenchy, and Stella McCartney styled by Editor-in-Chief, Nicola Kavanagh. Standing to “honour” the warm season, the issue has a little bit of everything from their new venture into the world of design and architecture, to an exposé on esteemed photographer Fan Ho, to the humanitarian efforts of four professionals that are fighting to rid the World of HIV.

See more of the images below and pick up the latest issue on newsstands now.

Photography – Bojana Tatarska, Stylist/Fashion Editor – Nicola Kavanagh, Hair – Cyril Laloue, Make-up – Maria Olsson (Jed Root), Nails – Laura Forget (New York: ArtList NY, Paris: ArtList Paris)

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Clear Eyes, Full Hearts

April 30th, 2015 |Posted by jonathan

HERO Magazine celebrates small-town hopes and big-city dreams with their latest issue, out today with a powerful cover featuring pop’s favorite bad boy Justin Bieber photographed by Hedi Slimane. Bruce Weber contributes thirty years’ worth of slices of all-American life while Danielle Levitt explores the motocross cult of Plant City, Florida. Designer Kevin Carrigan talks about the clean appeal of Calvin Klein, while DIIV’s Zachary Cole Smith offers insight into his latest album. Rising actors like Max Irons, Jack Falahee, and Timothée Chalamet discuss their craft, and the legendary filmmaker Larry Clark sits down for a lengthy talk. On the fashion side, Sebastian Kim showcases the rural life in a feature styled by Gro Curtis, while Dario Catellani pays homage to down-home hairstyles in a quirky preview of the summer and fall ahead. Take an exclusive first look at the issue below.

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Photographer Alessio Boni  | Styling Samantha Traina (New York: Streeters New York, Los Angeles: Streeters Los Angeles)

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Photographer Nicolas Kern  | Styling Stella Greenspan

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Photographer Bruce Weber

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Photographer Alessio Boni | Styling Gro Curtis

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Photographer Danielle Levitt (Camilla Lowther Management) | Styling Taryn Bensky

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Photographer  Dario Catellani (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY) | Styling James Valeri (Home Agency) | Hair Holli Smith (New York: Total Management, Los Angeles: Total Management, Paris: Total Management)

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Photographer  Sebastian Kim (Management + Artists)| Styling Gro Curtis

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Photographer Fabien Kruszelnicki  | Styling Zarina Humayun

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News of the Future

April 8th, 2015 |Posted by steven.yatsko

Resistance isn’t always dramatic and still waters run deep in Document Journal‘s latest issue. “Come Here, Look Back, Move Forward” serves as chieftains Nick Vogelson & James Valeri‘s editorial reaction to the new media landscape, from which a wave of artists are distilling distinctive, sober visuals. The two covers celebrate the unwavering Daria Werbowy and Lara Stone. Collier Schorr artfully captures the irrepressible beauty of Daria while Tyrone Lebon lenses a sanguinely casual Lara. Schorr’s mega-spread includes Freja Beha ErichsenJoan Smalls and more. Harley Weir shoots a spectrum of introspective stories with familiar names like Rianne van Rompaey, Chloe Sevigny and Binx Walton. The photographer chose Russia to portray a cast of delicately posed males acting in dissent from the country’s tenets of masculinity. Document also includes “The Smell of Us”, the Larry Clark & Jonathan Anderson collaborative insert book. Check out the preview below, only on models.com! 

Images of courtesy of Document Journal

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Daria Werbowy by Collier Schorr, Fashion director James Valeri (Home Agency), Set designer Peter Klein (Los Angeles: FRANK REPS LA, New York: FRANK REPS NY)


Lara Stone by Tyrone Lebon, Fashion editor Max Pearmain

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Daria Werbowy, Joan Smalls, Katlin Aas,  & Freja Beha Erichsen by Collier Schorr, Fashion director James Valeri (Home Agency), Hair by Bob Recine & Holli Smith (New York: Total Management, Los Angeles: Total Management, Paris: Total Management), Make up by Kanako Takase Set Design by Peter Klein (New York: FRANK REPS NY, Los Angeles: FRANK REPS LA)

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Rianne van Rompaey by Harley Weir, Fashion director James Valeri (Home Agency), Hair by Tina Outen (Streeters London), Make up Nami Yoshida

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Chloe Sevigny, Binx Walton, Olympia Scarry and Raina Hamner by Harley Weir, Fashion editor Sara Moonves (Camilla Lowther Management), Hair by Duffy (Streeters London), Make up by Susie Sobol, Casting by Kegan Webb



Moron, Lovech, Dry, Murk, Axe & Stephan Ladonkin and Nikolas Ladonkin by Harley Weir, Fashion director Lotta Volkova Adam (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY)

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Frank Lebon, Lara Stone, Moffy Gathorne Hardy, by Tyrone Lebon, Fashion editor Max Pearmain, Hair by Cyndia Harvey (Streeters London), Make up by Isamaya Ffrench (Streeters London) and Kay Montano (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management)

 

Casting by Piergiorgio Del Moro (Exposure NY) and Samuel Ellis Scheinman unless stated otherwise.

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032c + Karlie

May 2nd, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

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Sean and Seng show another side of the versatile Ms. Kloss with their sleek new cover story for 032c. With a sexy feel courtesy of inventive styling by Beat Bolliger and seductive makeup by Jeanine Lobell and slick hair by Holli Smith the story is an elegant and erotically charged look at the season’s key fashions. Take a first look at the cover and the accompanying film here and for even more, check out 032c.com for the latest on the new issue – including profiles of luminaries like actress Cate Blanchett and designer, Nicolas Ghesquiere.

S+S 032C Karlie Kloss +cover from models.com on Vimeo.

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Double Vision: Clear Winner

March 27th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Transparency was all over the S/S13 runways and as the season draws closer it seems fitting to explore one of its dominant trends. The house whose designs exemplified the look was VALENTINO, where designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli showed a variety of pieces that utilized transparency expertly, revealing skin but keeping the demure sophistication the brand has become known for. Whether they were dazzling with delicate embroidery, or creating a sublime showcase for the body via cutouts, the duo set the standard for diaphanous dressing.

One piece in particular took the look to its logical endpoint and dazzled with its whimsical cheekiness. The PVC trenchcoat embellished with the line’s signature rockstuds has become an editorial favorite, with stylists providing their own take on the Valentino look. The trench lends itself to a myriad of different interpretations and stylists did not disappoint, creating a variety of looks that range from sensual, to avant-garde. When a garment can go from the all out sexy of Missy Rayder‘s powerful image in Numero, to the easy cool on the back of Angela Lindvall it more than proves its versatility.

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Vogue Italia – Ph. Paolo Roversi | Styling – Cathy Edwards | Model – Guinevere Van Seenus | Hair – Shon | Makeup – Yadim

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Numero – Ph. Greg Harris | Styling – Elizabeth Sulcer | Model – Missy Rayder | Hair – Holli Smith | Makeup – Benjamin Puckey

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Purple Diary – Ph. Max Snow | Styling – Vanessa Traina (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists) | Model – Iekeliene Stange | Hair – Tamara Mcnaughton | Makeup – Hung Vanngo

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V Magazine – Ph. Sharif Hamza (Cadence New York) | Styling – Tom Van Dorpe (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists) | Hair – Shay Ashual | Makeup – Maud Laceppe

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Vogue Paris – Ph. Mario Sorrenti | Styling –Marie Chaix | Model – Anja Rubik | Hair – James Pecis | Makeup – Yadim

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Elle Spain – Ph. Juan Aldabaldatrecu | Styling – Inmaculada Jiménez | Model – Angela Lindvall |

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Vogue Germany – Ph. Knoepfel & Indlekofer | Styling – Nicola Knels | Model – Maria Bradley | Hair – Rita Marmor | Makeup – Benjamin Puckey

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Marie Claire Magazine – Ph. Dancian | Styling – Nina Sterghiou | Hair – Kenshin Asano | Make-up – Aya Komatsu

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Vogue China – Ph. Boo George | Stylist – Victoria Young | Model – Katlin Aas

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L’Officiel – Ph. Jonathan Segade | Styling: Alexandra Elbim | Model – Theres Alexandersson | Hair: Marc Orsatelli | Make-up: Eny Whitehead

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Coupling

April 21st, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Sebastian Faena presents an unexpectedly subdued story for VMan. Meghan Collison, Sean O’Pry, Siri Tollerod and Christian Brylle, cast by Andrew Weir, star as two well dressed couples in Faena’s 60s inspired studio edit. Both pairings are unexpected but work surprisingly well together – who knew Meghan and Sean would look so good together? Mattias Karlsson‘s impeccable styling keeps the couples coordinated and the sky high beehives by Holli Smith add to the retro feel.

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