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Emotional Depth

October 9th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

Iris Strubegger is one of the most expressive faces in modeling. Blessed with the ability to convey vulnerability and strength in the same pose her pictures always have an added depth. For i-D Willy Vanderperre utilizes Iris’ emotive qualities to create a downbeat editorial that feels more like a scene from an indie film than a fashion story. The laid back styling provided by Jane How, serves as the perfect compliment to this moody tale.

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Iris by Willy Vanderperre | Scans courtesy of Northern Star @ tFS

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Keeps Gettin’ Better

October 2nd, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

Every month Vogue Italia manages to keep us on our toes with its choice of cover subject and this month the surprise is especially pleasant. After a six year absence Rianne Ten Haken returns to the cover of VI with fiery hair and a sultry attitude. This cover plus the incredible season Miss Ten Haken has been having makes for the official haute comeback of the year.

Add to this the unmistakable presence of one Karlie Kloss, the unstoppable force that just keeps getting better and better with every editorial, cover or campaign. A Vogue Italia cover is the icing on the cake for a newcomer who has managed to continuously awe with her much heralded skills in front of the camera. With hot pink hair and an unexpectedly saucy demeanor, Karlie dominates every frame that she’s in.

Steven Meisel has quite a treat in store for us this month – the party to the limit action spied in this preview is sure to whet your appetite for the full issue. Iris Strubegger, Dorothea Barth Jorgensen and Simon Nessman all make appearances in what is sure to be an exciting affair.

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Images courtesy of Next NY (for Karlie).

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Bits & Bytes: Cover Stars

September 23rd, 2009 |Posted by Betty

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Iris Strubegger for Hercules F/W 09, ph by Paola Kudacki. From Hercules Facebook via mcqueezy/tfs.

Blue eyed beauties Iris Strubegger and Sean O’Pry, gather 2 more covers under their belts with Iris fronting the new Hercules and Sean on the cover of 2 Magazine. Who says blondes have more fun?

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Don’t hate her because because 1-she’s gorgeous 2-she’s rich 3-someone who cares about the world tooGisele Bundchen sets a mighty fine example if we must say on what to do with your fame and fortune.

Curious about the Journal magazine? Style.com talks to Michael Nevin from the ultra cool photo and cultural bible.

Only more reasons to love Grace Coddington, her favorite fashion week moments, including a part where she’s almost blinded by Lady Gaga.

One photographer’s take on art and creativity, read the inspiring passage.

Style.com interviews Juergen Teller.

If you haven’t seen it yet, photographer Tommy Ton of Jak&Jil is the new street style blogger for Style.com. We love his work: carefully curated, never static, always refreshing, always unexpected and of course the shoe porn-iest street shots ever!

The Cut crushes even more on Daul Kim via her answers to new editorial site TEST MAG.

If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s the Burberry show, which was broadcast live over the ‘net.

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Bits and Bytes: Surprising Stephen

September 8th, 2009 |Posted by Betty

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Stephen Novak with Request Men is the new face in the multi page Bondage Warriors story, garnering quite a number of pages for the unknown Texan. Endorsed by Steven Klein and Nicola Formichetti, Stephen is definitely most wanted for fall. (Photo by Samuel Zakuto)

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Myf Shepherd by Imogen Morris-Clarke. We love Imogen’s dreamy beautiful pics of all her model friends. Who has more access to models than the models themselves?

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Baptiste Giabiconi and Freja Beha Erichsen in the 30th anniversary of German Vogue by Karl Lagerfeld. A collaboration with Karl Lagerfeld,Peter Lindbergh and Bruce Weber (whose parents came from Germany in the early 20th century), this looks to be wunderbar!

More Baptiste Giabiconi by Karl Lagerfeld.. Get October Wallpaper Magazine and you can get Baptiste nude.

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Rosie in September Esquire UK. Ph courtesy of Alisa Connan. Speaking of video, here’s one of former Burberry face and current actress in training, Rosie Huntington Whiteley alive and so beautifully in your face. The future indeed.

The Cut has Fashion Week’s top parties in one place. Check it out.

New designer Jakob Polanka? Think black and statement making.

Cupcakes and Coco? We are so there to catch Miss Coco Rocha dance!!

Diane Pernet of A Shaded View on Fashion has the right idea. Moving pictures is the vision of the future.

Everyone has said it, The September Issue is all about Grace Coddington but we can’t say it any better than this.

Check out the Vogue Italia animation for the “Performance” shoot.Anna Jagodzinska smokes a pipe and Will Lewis gets “broomed”.

Everybody’s favorite “Body”, model Chad White, hosts Video Fashion during Fashion Week. Joining such industry names as Elle’s creative director Joe Zee and designer John Bartlett, Chad is a supermodel who has a riveting magnetism. We know, we’ve interviewed him.

The Italian designer, Francesco Scognamiglio, showcases his new video with the incredible Hannelore Knuts and some beautiful unclothed men. Shot by Giampaolo Sgura and styled by Paola Turina, it’s a wonderful way to see his glamourous line for Fall. Go to Francesco’s site to see backstage with models Kim Noorda, Kendra Spears andIris Strubegger and lots of luxurious items for fall.

The Gap’s Patrick Robinson and Oprah Winfrey to co-chair the next Met Ball Gala. Anna Wintour, Patrick and Oprah is all sorts of power in one room!

If you’re missing MDC’s exclusive previews of Natasha Poly, you must go here now! Check out especially our animation for the amazing S�lve Sundsb� pics.

And for all you female models out there, the Modellounge is offering vehicles next week (14th thru 17th) to the castings and the shows. For all the hungry ones, mac and cheese will also be available everyday for models (14th thru 17th) courtesy of the new restaurant macbar. Check out their blog for all updates or even better, stop by at their Soho location.

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Pagan Poetry

August 20th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

There is nothing like a pleasant surprise to get the season started right. The September issue of V comes with a staggering special supplement that focuses on the cerebral beauties at Women & Supreme Management management. The lengthy portfolio by  Paul Rowland re-imagines 19 of the industry’s most captivating faces as pagans – complete with flowers, insects, slabs of serrated flesh and of course, blood. The end result is raw, hypnotic and about a thousand times more interesting than most of the covers we’ve seen this September. Seeing Alana Zimmer, Alla Kostromichova, Behati Prinsloo, Christina Kruse, Daiane Conterato, Darya Kurovska, Georgina Stojiljkovic, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Hannelore Knuts, Iris Strubegger, Isabeli Fontana, Meghan Collison, Mina Cvetkovic, Natasa Vojnovic, Ranya Mordanova, Rose Cordero, Suvi Koponen, Valentina Zeliaeva and Yulia Kharlapanova in this new light highlights not only the versatility of the girls but also the sheer reserves of talent that can be found at these two powerhouse agencies.

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V61 Special Edition Covers by Paul Rowland, backstage shot of Supreme/Women Girls from Supreme Management on Vimeo.

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Almost Perfect

July 24th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

There are a million things that are right about Iris Strubegger‘s Vogue Nippon cover – her captivating gaze, the lean silhouette created by her pose, that stunning satin dress, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin‘s photography – it all works perfectly. Of course, all these wonderful things would be all the more special if it wasn’t for the giant letter “U” blocking Iris’ face. Do you find the text distracting or does the cover work for you all the same? Even with the little bit of text one has to admit that this is an incredible way to kick off this years round of September covers.

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Variations On A Theme

July 23rd, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

Someone at Vogue Paris must really love Kristen McMenamy. After paying tribute to the supermodel’s classic Vogue Italia with a tribute cover in March, they enlist Iris Strubegger to once again play the role of Kristen. This time around the story revolves around luxe jewelry and Patrick Demarchelier does the shooting but what really strikes us is how fresh a recycled  Steven Meisel concept looks after all these years.

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Class Act

July 1st, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

Only a few more days until V60 hits newsstands and while the issue remains a mystery there are a few choice tidbits emerging. The theme of the issue revolves around beauty so its no surprise the lovely Iris Strubegger makes an appearance. Shot by Willy Vanderperre in an editorial that focuses on the deconstructed look of fashion’s 1940s inspired styles, Iris looks as impressive as ever. An added pleasure is Olivier Rizzo‘s expert styling, which makes the story pop with its surreal take on classic dressing.

This is just a taste of what’s to come, for the full story check out V60 on stands July 6th!

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