Erotica

July 12th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Txema Yeste creates an erotically charged fashion fantasy with Jac Jagaciak in the pages of Numero. Styled in revealing jet black looks by Franck Benhamou and sporting short, gamine hair Jac takes on a whole new persona. The strong, at times androgynous woman she portrays in this story  is a striking change from the way she’s usually photographed and she pulls the look off with aplomb, conveying the right mix of sensuality and confidence in all her images. Yeste’s saturated color palette and the stark assortment of ensembles make for a thrilling tribute to the season’s obsession with powerdressing.

See the full story in the fashion database. 

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To the Streets

April 5th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Antidote Magazine turns the sidewalk into a catwalk with a little help from Hans Feurer. The legendary photog and man behind the oft-imitated, but never duplicated street chic editorials creates a series of images featuring an all-star cast of beauties. Anna Selezneva, Barbara PalvinCatherine McNeil, Daphne Groeneveld, Frida GustavssonJac JagaciakJourdan Dunn, Jacquelyn Jablonski and Zuzanna Bijoch take turns posing in front of Feurer’s lens in elaborate ensembles selected by Creative Director, Yann Weber. Reflecting the latest trends, as well as the eclecticism and vibrance of the statement making garments worn each day in stylish cities, the story makes for a fitting tribute to the timeless allure of street fashion.

Take an exclusive first look at the story here and for more on ‘The Street Issue’ check out Antidote’s website. 

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Campaign Confidential

July 6th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

The ads keep on coming, check out a few more of our faves from the season – take a look back at our previous campaign favorites post too.

Balenciaga

While we can’t imagine either Nicolas Ghesquière or Steven Meisel spending a lazy weekend at the shore, the Balenciaga campaign is set in such an idyll. Fresh faces Anniek KortleveLinn ArvidssonHirschy HirschfelderJulier BuggeJuliet Ingleby and Rosie Tapner lay out on the dunes in those eccentric looks from F/W.

Chanel

Simple, clean and led by a stellar cast, Chanel’s fresh ads feature Kati Nescher, Lindsey Wixson & Cora Emmanuel as styled by Carine Roitfeld. Naturally, Karl Lagerfeld is behind the camera – which depending on your perspective you either love or hate, that said the casting on this is flaw free.

Dolce & Gabbana

A taste of Italian nostalgia shot by Giampaolo Sgura and featuring Monica Bellucci, Bianca Balti and Bianca Brandolini – each image feels like a still from a Pasolini film.

Valentino

Valentino once again gives us a vision of pure class from the iconic Deborah Turbeville. Elegantly color coordinated looks on Jac JagaciakCaroline Brasch Nielsen and Frida Gustavsson - what’s not to love?

Fendi

When you have Joan Smalls and Karl Lagerfeld you don’t really need much else. With the natural setting and powerful poses, this new ads remind us a bit of Anja Rubik‘s S/S 10 ads for the luxe line. 

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Better Than Brad? : 5 Chanel Campaign Alternatives

May 10th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Obvious fake ad is obviously fake 

Like everyone else on earth when we heard the news that Hollywood star Brad Pitt was going to be fronting the latest Chanel No. 5 campaign we were surprised. While we like Pitt well enough, we’d rather see him headlining a blockbuster than waxing poetic about fragrance. Unless of course he’s wearing the Chanel No. 5 scent himself – that we’d like to hear about. Celebrities have a long history with Chanel No. 5, with everyone from Catherine Deneuve, Carole Bouquet and Nicole Kidman fronting the campaign, but we’re of the mindset that no one does it better than a model.

Granted, we understand that a having a mega-popular superstar in an ad will probably get a brand more attention than they know what to do with and all publicity is good publicity, but we can’t help but ponder which models would have been just as good when it comes to posing. Here are 5 Karl approved alternative who could fill Brad’s shoes – just in case they decide to go in another direction next time…

THE OTHER BRADBrad Kroenig

Wouldn’t it be nice to see Karl’s favorite blonde Brad snatch up a high profile campaign like Chanel No. 5? It could be cute – imagine little Hudson sneaking into every picture!

THE MODEL TURNED MUSICIANBaptiste Giabiconi

Think of the accompanying campaign music video complete with Katy Perry cameo! Think of the general online outrage it would spark! Think of the gifs!

THE GIRLSSaskia de Brauw, Jac JagaciakCoco RochaFreja Beha ErichsenHeidi Mount - the list goes on!

Who says the new campaign has to be fronted by a guy? Forget the gimmicks and go with a group of models who have the star power, personality and presence to pull off anything. Saskia is already in Chanel’s latest ads, Jac Jagaciak is already the face of Chanel beauty and Coco is a perennial Lagerfeld fave who gets bonus points for tweeting her contention with the Pitt appointment. Feisty! We like it!

THE ACTRESSES – Mélanie Laurent, Mylène Jampanoï or Anna Mouglalis

If it absolutely has to be a celebrity, couldn’t the honor go to one of the gorgeous stars of French cinema? Sure Nicolas Ghesquiere has already got his claws in Charlotte Gainsbourg and Léa Seydoux is still representing Prada, but what of the superb, Mylène Jampanoï or Karl muse Anna Mouglalis? Granted, neither of them have the name recognition of Pitt, but what they lack in international attention they more than make up for in chic.

THE META MOVEKarl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld shot by Karl Lagerfeld dressed in Chanel designs by Karl Lagerfeld, with creative direction by Karl Lagerfeld and special thanks to Karl Lagerfeld. This could work.

All this said, we’re still curious about just what the Chanel / Pitt collaboration will look like. We secretly loved that ridiculous (and ridiculously beautiful) Nicole Kidman No. 5 short film.

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Cover to Cover : November

October 17th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

November provides us with an unusually high supply of beautiful covers featuring our favorite girls, but which one is the best of the bunch? Tell us your thoughts on this month’s lineup of covers.

Rosie Huntington Whiteley by Alexi Lubomirski on Vogue Germany
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend and Rosie never fails to look sexy, but it would have been nice to see her in some couture.

Mariacarla Boscono on Vogue Korea
As one of the girls who can do no wrong, Mariacarla never fails to excite, but we’re not sure if this icy image illustrates the ‘Woman Power’ headline.

Naomi Campbell by Ronald Dick on Lurve Magazine
The combo of Gareth Pugh and no-eyebrows is a striking look on the iconic Ms. Campbell.

Bambi Northwood Blyth by JM Ferrater METAL Magazine
The edgy Spanish must read gives us an elegant and delicately beautiful image of Bambi at her best.

Edita Vilkeviciute by Peter Lindbergh on Vogue China
Edita, Lindbergh and loads of Vuitton, what’s not to love?

Miranda Kerr by Jillian Davison on Harper’s Bazaar Australia
Mrs. Bloom in a curve conscious Mary Katrantzou ensemble that grabs your attention.

Lara Stone by Mario Sorrenti on Vogue Japan
At this point everyone is probably tired of seeing that Givenchy collection on magazine covers, but Lara looks fresh nonetheless.

Alina Baikova by Nicole Bentley on Vogue Australia
It is always summer somewhere and Aussie Vogue rings in the season with Alina in stripes and brights.

Lindsey Wixson by Phil Poynter on W Korea
Dramatic posing and an outlandish outfit bring this image to life – bonus points to anyone who can ID the ensemble!

Jac Jagaciak by Nino Munoz on Numero Tokyo
Jac never fails to look sweet, though it would have been lovely to see a smile on this ‘Gentle-lady’ themed cover.

 

 

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Black Magic

August 19th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Greg Kadel.
Jac Jagaciak.
Bill Mullen.

A starkly beautiful studio story for Numero that features some of the season’s most ornate pieces. With wild hair by Duffy and
luminous makeup by Mariel Barrera, Jac looks radiant as she leaps and bounds through every shot.

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Bits & Bytes: Japan Fashion Week

April 13th, 2011 |Posted by Betty


This just in from IMG Fashion: Support our friends at Japan Fashion Week and check out the collections of designers whose shows were canceled due to the earthquake in Japan. While there are any number of challenges facing the country, its citizens and its economy, these designers depend on international attention and orders to remain in business and your help is greatly appreciated by all.


I can’t even tell you how much I love this picture of Karl and faux Karls (from WWD)

Love Magazine launches their app for the iPad.

More love for Japan with this incredible auction. You can have lunch with Rachel Zoe, meet Anna Wintour, attend the Victoria’s Secret show and meet Doutzen Kroes. (via Fashionista)

The ultimate YSL documentary is coming! (via DFR)

Greg Kessler‘s new book is here of all his favorite backstage images.

One of my favorite things about Garance Doré is that she is unafraid to be real on her blog.

London’s Premier Model Management created special t-shirts to benefit the cancer charity “Teens Unite”. Go to Ebay right now to bid!

Modeling news:

Fashionologie has all the latest rumors for the Fall 2011 campaigns……

Straight from Stefano Gabbana’s Tumblr is the F/W11 Dolce Gabbana Men‘s cast! Besides Dolce Gabbana mainstays Noah Mills and Adam SennArthur Kulkov repeats; Nils ButlerGuy RobinsonPaolo Anchisi and Daisuke Ueda make an appearance. UPDATED TO ADD: the women’s casting: Isabeli Fontana and Maryna Linchuk who repeat, Jac Jagaciak, Liu Wen, Constance Jablonski and Kate King! (thanks Anlabe!)

How great is it that Visage Management Zurich, features Catherine as a “new face! 5’11 and 56 years young!


Anteprima, photographer Leslie Kee and Japanese actress Kiko create 3 different collectible posters for the relief effort for Japan, only available during Milano Salone from 12-17 April.

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Cut & Paste

January 26th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Jac Jagaciak joins the one and only Tom Ford for a special feature in Interview by Craig McDean. Shot at Los Angeles’ trendy Cicada Restaurant and featuring Ford’s acclaimed S/S collection, the images round out Interview’s beautiful Ford cover story. The cut out effect makes for an interesting collage of pictures, but even with the unique layout the clothes remain the focus.

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