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January 10th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

CELINE

The vibrant SS14 collection was a departure for Celine but its buoyant energy is captured perfectly by Juergen Teller and Stephen Galloway. The Kandinsky-esque prints and primary colors come alive thanks to Galloway’s dance moves and elegant poses by Daria Werbowy andJulia Nobis
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ALEXANDER WANG

Bad girls do it well in Alexander Wang’s cheeky spring ads, Steven Klein shoots in a bathroom stall as Anna Ewers poses in one of Wang’s memorable parental advisory mesh tops. The gritty vibe is underscored by Karl Templer‘s styling and creative direction by Pascal Dangin.

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MIU MIU

Given that we’re right in the middle of awards season, Miu Miu’s actress fronted campaign seems especially timely. Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin shoot an array of rising stars including fashion favorites Lupita Nyong’o, Elle Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen and Bella Heathcote

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TOM FORD

When you wear Tom Ford, all eyes are on you so it only seems fitting that the designer’s S/S 14 campaign centers around a crowdsurfing theme. Models Esther HeeschConrad Bromfield and Carlos Peters get carried away – literally – as Ford shoots them in glamorous pieces from his ready to wear, eyewear and accessories empire.

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The Bombshell Returns!

January 9th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Given that she’s already America’s favorite pinup, it was only a matter of time before Kate Upton branched out into cinema. Her first starring role is set for an April release, but Upton is already in full promo mode resurfacing on the cover of V Magazine‘s Denim issue with a cheeky set of images by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. Sporting Nicola Formichetti designed Diesel and a knowing look, Kate looks every inch the bombshell. Added bonus – lift up the plastic on the frontcover and you’re treated to a shot of Upton in what else – a printed bikini.


Preview V87, the Denim Issue on V Magazine.com

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Campaign Trail

January 6th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

PRADA

The gang is all here! Miuccia Prada’s artistic spring collection comes to life in vivid images by Steven Meisel. Catwalkers Amanda MurphyAnna EwersAshleigh GoodCindy BrunaGracie Van GastelJulia BergshoeffLexi BolingLieke Van HoutenMagdalena JasekMaggie JablonskiMaja SalamonMalaika FirthNastya StenOla RudnickaOphelie GuillermandSabrina Ioffreda & Viktor Van Pelt  share space in colorful campaign but the clothes steal the show. The painted faces that made the collection so memorable are in full effect in the accessories shot and Miuccia’s ladylike shapes make the cast of newcomers look gorgeous.

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CHANEL

Lindsey Wixson and Sasha Luss strike a pose for Karl Lagerfeld‘s lens and add a touch of cool to the eclectic Chanel spring collection. Sporting rainbow colors, oversized pearl baubles and a plethora of handbags Lindsey & Sasha are technicolor muses worthy of Chanel’s vibrant, painterly collection.

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GUCCI

Gucci’s boudoir ready spring collection gets a suitably sensual campaign by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (Art Partner). Sultry rising stars Amanda Wellsh and Elisabeth Erm pose against a crimson backdrop in sequined pieces by Frida Gianinni, while Tommaso de Benedictis takes center stage in the equally sleek menswear ads.

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CHLOE

It’s been a few seasons since Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin helmed the Chloe campaign, but the duo doesn’t miss a beat. With Lou Doillon and Julia Stegner front and center in summery images filled with floaty minidresses and espadrilles, Inez and Vinoodh perfectly capture the laid back look & feel that defines Chloe.

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Wu’s Women

December 18th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

It wouldn’t be campaign season without the sight of Jason Wu enjoying a meal with a supermodel. This season the lovely lady is Karen Elson and the locale is Indochine! Shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin and art directed by Patrick Li, the campaign is a winning addition to a stellar series. Clad in slinky dresses from Wu’s elegant spring showing Karen captures the allure of the Wu woman – sexy, modern and always ready for an evening on the town.

Stylist: Kate Young | Hair: James Pecis (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management)| Makeup: Jeanine Lobell | Mancurist: Gina Viviano

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Artistic Flair

December 5th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin join forces with contemporary artist, Francesco Vezzoli for the latest covers of Flair. Inez & Vinoodh shoot muses Hilary Rhoda, Milla Jovovich, Karlie Kloss and Jessica Miller in elegant black and white portraits where the girls sport statement jewelry – including pieces from I&V’s eponymous line. Vezzoli puts an unusual twist on things via the addition of classical collage, merging marble sculptures with the stately photography.

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mdc ♥s: the new classics

November 4th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

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Dree Hemingway clutches an oversized bottle of another of our favorites Love, Chloe in Paola Kudacki‘s gorgeous shot for Vogue Paris

There are millions of scents to choose from every year, but here are a few guaranteed crowd pleasers that merge traditional appeal with innovative formulations for a truly modern mix.

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BALENCIAGA L’EAU ROSE – No matter the season Balenciaga remains essential and the line’s signature fragrances are a testament to that fact. The rose tinged L’Eau offers an alluring twist on the classic Balenciaga scent, adding an array of traditionally masculine elements like black pepper, cedarwood, patchouli, vetiver into the mix while still remaining feminine & seductive. Crafted by perfumers Olivier Polge and Domitille Bertier, L”Eau Rose offers a spirited and crowd pleasing take on a favorite floral.

 TOM FORD PLUM JAPONAIS – You can never go wrong with a touch of Tom Ford and the designer’s latest offering is a very adult take on sweetness. Plum Japonais’ inspiration is the ume plum, an ingredient with a powerful scent and unique acidic properties. The scent itself continues Ford’s exploration of luxury with a heady mix of saffron, cinnamon bark and plum – an intense combination not for the faint of heart, but completely in line with Ford’s daring and sensual aesthetic. As with all the designer’s exclusive Private Blend creations, Plum Japonais is an enticing take on decadence.

BYREDO 1996 – A fragrance whose inception dates back to a classic Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin photo (Kristen 1996)  - it doesn’t get more fashion insider-y than that, but the scent is irresistible even without the chic reference points. Byredo Creative Director merges juniper berries, black pepper, violet, amber and leather into an elegant blend that is every bit as timeless as an Inez & Vinoodh portrait.

ATELIER COLOGNE ROSE ANONYME – One of the most exciting things about rose is the different ways in which it can be interpreted. Atelier delivers a spicy and dark take on the signature flower (in contrast to Balenciaga’s sparkling variety) that is enrapturing and slightly dangerous. Ginger, oud, incense and benzoin combine with Turkish Rose essence for a daring fragrance.

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DRIES VAN NOTEN PAR FREDERIC MALLE – When one of the world’s most respected designers collaborates with a premier fragrance house, the end result is always intriguing. Dries van Noten and Frederic Malle pair up for a tour de force fragrance that captures the essence of van Noten’s aesthetic via  sultry combination of sandalwood, vanilla, patchouli, saffron and jasmine absolute. The inspiring collaboration is set to be the first of many – Malle intends to create even more scent collabos with fascinating individuals so keep your eyes peeled for the next one.

BOTTEGA VENETA EAU LEGERE – Though it is the lighter, airier counterpart to the label’s eponymous scent, Eau Legere more than stands on its own. Taking traditionally sumptuous materials like musk and oak and tempering them with pink pepper and jasmine makes for an appealingly delicate fragrance with a touch of sophistication. Added bonus – though the scent falls under the women’s category, the crisp mixture’s allure isn’t lost on men.

DIPTYQUE PHILOSYKOS - The fig based classic has been appearing on dressers for years and never seems to go out of style. Adored by men and women alike, Philosykos is designed the capture the essence of a perfect Greek summer, without the need for a ticket to Athens. The combo of fig and white cedar is

NEST WHITE SANDALWOOD – When candle experts NEST stepped into the fragrance game it was cause for excitement and with White Sandalwood they’ve created a warm, enveloping and complex blend of sandalwood, mimosa, acacia blossom and almond that is beautiful from first spray through the drydown.

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Resort Roundup

November 1st, 2013 |Posted by victoria

Campaigns are debuting left and right, with fashion labels showcasing their finest wares for the resort and beyond.

CHANEL

Another always-anticipated Chanel campaign has arrived. Ashleigh Good, Nadja Bender, and Dalianah Arekion are featured in an unusual yet beautiful1920’s inspired ad for Chanel Cruise 2014, photographed by none other than Karl Lagerfeld himself. Look closely and you can see Ms. Bender sporting a mustache, which has some speculating this represents Coco Chanel’s rumored affair with Salvador Dali.

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BOTTEGA VENETA

Bottega Veneta teamed up with famous art photographer, David Armstrong to shoot the latest resort campaign for the brand. The campaign features the beautiful Laura Love and Lucas Mascarini in styles rich with details and embroidery, perfectly embodying the practicality and comfort of Bottega Veneta’s finely crafted designs.

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MIU MIU

Youthful, bold, and vivid – three words to sum up Miu Miu’s resort campaign, which features actresses Léa Seydoux and Adele Exarchopoulos from the controversial film Blue is the Warmest Color. The iconic duo Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin shot the campaign, which features the French actresses in vibrant prints and patters, perfect for anyone who loves to make a statement.

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GUCCI ACCESSORIES

Sølve Sundsbø shoots Nadja Bender for Gucci’s latest accessories campaign, showcasing a new version of the line’s Bamboo Bag. The always stunning Ms. Bender stands out in a plunging white ensemble appearing completely elegant yet relaxed. The campaign perfectly embodies all things Gucci with its upscale sophistication.

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El Bambi

October 24th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Never underestimate the power of a well placed bit of cartoon magic; each season Riccardo Tisci comes up with at least one Givenchy must have that makes a splash and for the last few months its been all about Bambi. The opening look of the designer’s critically lauded fall collection was a Disney inspired sweatshirt that added touch of twee to the typically hard-edged Givenchy look and instantly became a cult status symbol. The signature piece has been making waves in magazines of late with the Bambi shirt appearing on the cover of Vogue Japan, the newly launched Miss Vogue AustraliaVogue China and Madame Figaro, not to mention inside appearances in i-D Magazine & V Magazine. Add in the fact that this little number has also been spotted on the backs of everyone from Beyoncé Knowles to Carine Roitfeld and you have the makings of a moment.

SHOP THE LOOK: Givenchy Bambi Sweatshirt at Net-A-Porter 

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Vogue Japan | Ph. Sølve Sundsbø | Model Daria Strokous | Fashion Editor - George Cortina

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V Magazine | Ph.  Sebastian Faena | Model - Dalianah Arekion | Fashion Editor - Carine Roitfeld

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i-D Magazine | Ph. Daniel Sannwald (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists)  | Model - Sam Rollinson | Fashion Editor - Charlotte Stockdale

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Ph. Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott | Celebrity - Amanda Seyfried

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Vogue China | Ph. Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin | Model - Fei Fei Sun | Fashion Editor - Nicoletta Santoro (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists)

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Miss Vogue Australia | Ph. Benny Horne | Celebrity - Elle Fanning | Fashion Editor - Christine Centenera

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Stylist Magazine (France) | Ph. Jonas Bresnan | Fashion Editor – Julie Levoyer

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