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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V’s Fashion Guard Cast A Spell

January 6th, 2016 |Posted by Irene Ojo-Felix

V Magazine has called upon the inimitable Lady Gaga to guest edit their latest pre-spring issue and the artist has reached for the outer limits. With 16 covers and jam-packed editorial offerings featuring the superstar, Daphne Guinness, Hedi Slimane, Karl Lagerfeld, the late greats Alexander McQueen, Isabella Blow and much more, V99 pushes the boundaries of quality content. For the issue, SHOWStudio photographer Nick Knight collaborated with stylist Amanda Harlech for a cover & 22-page vertiginous editorial featuring a transformed Cierra Skye along with Molly Bair. See an exclusive sneak peek at the covers below.

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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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Painted Precision

June 3rd, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Makeup artist Isamaya Ffrench goes experimental in an edgy i-D Magazine story by Nick Dorey (New York: D + V Management, London: D + V Management ). Most makeup stories keep things classic, but i-D isn’t the typical publication and the magazine’s commitment to full-force creativity is evident here. Juliana Schurig and Carla Ciffoni serve as the canvas for Ffrench’s abstract creations and both beauties gamely take on the extreme cosmetic creations, from a full face of silver that looks airbrushed on, to swirling stripes of black and orange. Jack Borkett adds in expert styling, working in looks from Topshop and Christopher Kane to add to the editorial’s cool factor.

See the full story on Nick Dorey.com

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First Look : METAL

April 11th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Cutting edge Spanish glossy METAL Magazine is a constant source of impressive fashion imagery and for their latest issue the publication delves into the subject of childhood via an esoteric array of content. Inside artists and influencers speak about imagination and innocence and how memories from their youth influence their work today. Designer Thom Browne talks games, while musician Devandra Banhart recalls his favorite television programs from his childhood in Venezuela. Editorially the stories are filled with color, life and a vibrant sensibility that keeps things exciting. Go inside the new issue in our exclusive first look and experience the fashion stories and a special film featuring the best of the season’s new menswear.

For even more METAL, check out Revista Metal.com

I CAN STILL FEEL YOUR TOUCH from METAL MAGAZINE on Vimeo.

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Photography Robi Rodriguez | Stylist Raquel Garcia | Model Nouk Torsing | Hair Teiji Utsumi | Makeup Isamaya Ffrench 

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Photography Willem Jaspert | Styling Melina Nicolaide | Model Gigi Jeon | Hair Roku Roppongi | Makeup Janeen Witherspoon

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Photographer Nacho Alegre | Stylist Laura Alcalde | Model Paulina Heiler | Hair & Make up Marta Martínez

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Photography Miguel Villalobos | Stylist Graham Tobor | Model Demy Matzen | Hair Katsumi Matsuo | Makeup Manami Ishikawa

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Photography Elle Muliarchyk | Stylist Sara Dunn | Models Ashtyn Franklin& Lena Lomako | Hair Eric Jamieson |Make up Munemi Imai

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Photography Michael Hemy | Stylists (Women) Kimi O’Neill  (Men) Santi Rodríguez | Models Ranya Mordonova & Ben Allen  | Hair Yumi Nakada-Dingle  | Make up Isamaya Ffrench

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Alessandro Dal  |  Stylist Santi Rodríguez | Model Elliot Vullion | Hair by Teij

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First Look : USED

October 15th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Used Magazine gets a second life with a sleek redesign and a new issue filled with engaging content. Dominated by colorful stories filled with pieces from fashion’s finest, USED is a wonderful showcase for the talents of its impressive editorial team. The magazine’s edgy, youthful fare is appealing and fresh edits featuring Ehren Dorsey, Bo Don and Svea Kloosterhof are always a plus.

Photographer: Mark Kean | Fashion Director: Katy Lassen | Hair: Soichi Inagaki | Make-up: Jo Frost | Model: Bo Don

Photographer: Greta Ilieva | Fashion Editor: Jack Borkett | Hair: Michael Jones | Make-up: Angela Davis-Deacon Set Designer: Suzanne Beirne| Models: Ehren Dorsey and Erika Linder

Photographer: Brendan Freeman | Fashion Director: Katy Lassen | Hair: Michael Jones | Beauty Editor: Isamaya Ffrench | Model: Svea Kloosterhof

Photographer: Jeff Hahn| Fashion Editor: Madeleine Østlie| Hair: Hiroshi Matsushita | Grooming: Anne Sophie Thomas | Model: Jester White

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