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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Honesty

January 31st, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Honesty in fashion – a novel concept in this day and age. Everyone wants to make socially conscious and informed decisions when buying clothing, but designers almost never reveal those key details about their cost breakdowns and manufacturing – until now. Bruno Pieters introduces a radical new fashion concept, that lets buyers see every part of the process. From thread prices, to information on all materials their environmental impact and the business practices under which each garment was made: no detail is too small – even info on the markup is included.

The end result is a luxury fashion brand with complete transparency. Organic certified, cruelty free and ethical all while being rooted in the traditions of fine craftsmanship and streamlined design. Experience the freshly launched collection at the Honest by website and take a look at the elegant black and white preview images below.

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Iekeliene Stange

Cesar Casier

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All That Glitters

November 11th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

British Vogue gives us holiday sparkle a whole month early, with a gorgeous story starring Iekeliene Stange and a million little Swarovski crystals. Shot by Benjamin Lennox using a dazzling array of lighting effects, the edit uses pieces from Dior, Chanel, Giles and Christopher Kane to great effect: Kim Howells‘s styling is on point!

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The Biz: Couture Kicks Off

January 24th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle


Iekeliene Stange & Liu Wen at Dior Couture | Image Credit Now Fashion

Couture starts off strong, with a beautiful showing from John Galliano at Dior. Fashionologie reports on the so called death of couture and its triumphant return | Fashionologie

Take a look at the show as well, with behind the scenes at WWD and the full extravaganza at Now Fashion.

Cathy Horyn sounds off on the menswear season in Paris and their play on androgyny | NYT

In sad news Cerutti folds their womenswear label | Fashion United

Karl Lagerfeld says doesn’t want an ‘intellectual image’ and yet he remains fashion’s number one source for amusing quotes in a Telegraph.co.uk interview by Hilary Alexander (via Huffington Post)

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Tush Push

November 22nd, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

How much do we love Tush? With every issue there is something new and exciting to enjoy and the latest does not disappoint. From the striking cover of Kirsi Pyrhonen by Armin Morbach, to the great roundup of editorials this one is a real page turner. Take a look at our exclusive preview and tell us what you think!

Iekeliene Stange by Rafael S

Karolin Wolter by Txema Yeste

Giedre Dukauskaite by Joachim Mueller Ruchholtz

Kirsi Pyrhonen by Armin Morbach

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Round Two

October 26th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

Who says there isn’t life after modeling! Remember Michelle Ferrara, the striking South African model from the early 00s who made a splash on the runways of Gucci and Fendi? Well she’s back but this time Michelle is behind the lens, shooting editorials for the likes of Vogue and Glamour. This month she captures the luminous Iekeliene Stange for Vogue Spain in an editorial that shows the typically quirky Iekeliene looking elegant and chic in Louis Vuitton’s new collection of sparkling baubles. Check out even more of Michelle’s work at her site.

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Color Code

July 29th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

Though Francois Nars is best known for his makeup artistry (remember the incredible new wave looks at Marc Jacobs F/W 09) and eponymous cosmetics line he has also made waves as a photographer. The latest issue of Vogue Nippon features Nars’ elegant style for what else – a stellar beauty editorial. Platinum blondes Julia Dunstall, Iekeliene Stange and Daul Kim wear daring, colorful looks courtesy of Diane Kendal and they manage to make even rainbow shadows and pastel lips look wearable.

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Iekeliene’s Art

March 27th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

Iekeliene Stange is well known as a model but her photography – including cheeky shots of backstage – has been garnering attention. The model turned photographer is featured in an exhibition alongside Dutch artist Victor Di Bie, the man who introduced her to the fashion industry. Now through Starting April 1st at London’s The Horse Hospital.

Iekeliene Stange by Chadwick Tyler

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