V Va Voom!

June 17th, 2010 |Posted by wayne

Sebastian Faena meets the legendary Carlyne Cerf De Dudzeele in the next issue of V (No. 66!) and the result is a hot, pop-driven tabloid tinged 12 page fashion story that is so much fun it practically vibrates on the page. Celebrating the timely Argentinian concept of “botineras” or footballer’s wives (just in time for the World Cup), the gorgeous cast includes Eniko Mihalik, Dree Hemingway, Simon Nessman, Constance Jablonski, Alessandra Ambrosio, Maryna Linchuk, Martin Landgreve and Jacques Naude. We love the way photography, styling and graphic design all combine to sing the same sexy tune!

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Bits & Bytes: Brazilian Bombshells

April 6th, 2010 |Posted by Betty

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Former MOTW Aline Weber (top). Alessandra Ambrosio (bottom).

Just in time as the sizzling spring/summer season arrives in NY is Hercules’ spread of 8 fabulous Brazilian beauties wearing well, not much of anything. Shot by Paola Kudacki and cast by Natalie Joos, see the sneak peek  here.

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Elsa Sylvan by Ellen von Unwerth for Target/Zac Posen.
It’s a Zac Posen moment with not only the launch of his Target collaboration, but his first venture into real estate.
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Model News:

Some might have called the 00′s the decade of the Brazilian model invasion but the non Brazilians seem to be popular right now for their campaigns.

We agree with Fashionista about setting some rules in New York (like Paris has) for models under the age of 18.

MDC’s top 10 newcomer Carla Gebhart gets her Ponyryder interview.

For anyone born before 1980, Niki Taylor will always be one of the original supermodels. Here, Production shows she is just as beautiful as ever.

We know male models are always keeping themselves busy since it’s just not as hectic for them as it is for the girls. Here’s 4 that are not only super successful (Vincent LaCrocq, Boyd Holbrook, Jacques Naude and Jamie Strachan), they are creating their own little artists community/gallery called BAG.

We adore this story in the NY Times about Karen Elson and her new album.

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TFS does it again, picking out fascinating faces amongst all the thousands of new ones. We love Dan Kling who has an elfin yet ethereal face perfect for Jil Sander, Raf Simons and Prada.

Miscellaneous:

Long before the Sartorialist, there was Bill Cunningham. I remember seeing him first in the early 90′s outside at shows and thinking who IS this guy? At 81 years old, Bill’s the ORIGINAL street style photographer and is still working his NY Times beat to this day. There’s a documentary recently out on him (where they spent 8 years chasing him to get his cooperation… “Why me? There’s no subject here”). Some of these recent street style photographers could take some lessons in humbleness and hard work from this true old school gentlemen. (Check out his video work where his enthusiasm is so infectious).

Prada takes over the world! Well at least our alphabet. Here’s the Pradalphabet created by M&M.

One of our favorite designers, Rad Hourani, writes a NY Times piece on black, his favorite color.

If you haven’t read Cathy Horyn‘s detailed story on Alexander McQueen‘s final hours, read it here now.

One of our favorite agents with a oh so wicked sense of English humor (and amazing stories to go with it), Richard Habberley gets his moment in the spotlight with an interview by Love magazine.

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Bits & Bytes: The Men of Dolce & Gabbana

January 5th, 2010 |Posted by Betty

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Adam Senn, Noah Mills, Sam Webb and David Gandy by Steven Klein for Dolce & Gabbana S/S10.

The men’s campaign for Dolce & Gabbana is a gorgeous accompaniment to the Madonna fronted women’s campaign. Go to Swide, Dolce & Gabbana’s online magazine to see backstage video of the shoot.(campaign scan by northern star at tfs).

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Model News:

Q Model Management NY just might be the first agency with its own “app” on iTunes! The women’s calendar has 5 out of 5 stars so it’s a hit so far. The men’s is taking off as well.

Models do their part to help the world.. (NY Times via The Cut)

Want to see all of British Vogue‘s covers of Kate Moss? Click here..

We love Nous Models’ new face Eric Sage and his cleft chin. As they say, “dimple in chin.. devil within”.

Top casting director Michelle Lee‘s top 10 girls of 2010 for Love Magazine.

Hello. The gorgeous male models Jacques, Danny and Brett are seen on video for VMAN. Jacques Naude tries his hand at the rings, Danny Schwarz is Rollerboy and Click’s Brett Robinson dives into our hearts.

The NY Times’ T Magazine interviews MDC faves’ models Heidi Mount and Boyd Holbrook for their nifty 50, America’s top up and coming talent.

Photography news:
Wow, look at the Photoshop detectives out there.

Above Magazine is a green magazine that’s beautifully designed with contributors like Norbert Schoerner, Gilles Bensimon and Peter Beard with some of the most striking images of why we need to save our earth. (via Fashion Copious)

The new Contributing Editor.. Big and beautiful format.

Miscellaneous:
“What does Chanel mean in the contemporary world? Now there’s a question. Somehow I don’t think it means an old bat in a bonnet, enveloped in cigarette smoke.” This is why Cathy Horyn is so awesome. Here she talks about the future of fashion brands on the web.

Nicola Formichetti is deemed Mr. Gaga by the New York Times.

How beautiful is Helga, a new face from Russia? Lanvinray from tfs can certainly spot ‘em..
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Helga with Avant Russia

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Bits and Bytes: Boys’ Town

August 26th, 2009 |Posted by Betty

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Jacques, Vincent, Conrad and Boyd by Thomas Lohr for Contributing Editor.

Take a look at 5 of the top male models, Boyd Holbrook, Conrad Matschke, Jacques Naude, Jamie Strachan and Vincent LaCrocq hanging out at their Brooklyn apartment looking damn cool and gorgeous. Oh to be a fly on THAT wall.

The Women/Supreme girls are gorgeous for the V Covers by Paul Rowland but are they influenced by one of the scariest trends to come out of Norway?

Anna Wintour charms David Letterman. Click here to watch pretty much the whole thing, with Frockwriter putting in the bits that are missing. (Oh this is a funny post about Anna Wintour on Letterman about her so-called “body language” on the show.)

How cute is Cintia Dicker as a baby?

One supermodel shoots another. Helena Christensen photographs Larry Scott for Faconnable.

Why is Sienna Miller, Kate Bosworth, etc always on Vogue’s best dressed list? Hadley Freeman has a hilarious answer

See some of Kate Mosspieces for Topshop.

Raquel Zimmermann talks and we can listen for hours..

We are having a Carine Roitfeld moment in fashion.

Is former Calvin Klein model Joel West back? Find out what he’s been up to.

Doutzen Kroes and Hilary Rhodaget Brazilianized for the new C&A campaign.

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CK Jeans- by Steven, part 2

July 3rd, 2008 |Posted by Betty

More outtakes from the new CK Jeans campaign lensed by Meisel.
See if you can spot Toni, Julien, Ali, Anna S, Stas, Viktoriya, Jacques and Rogier. For our first post of the campaign: click here. To check out the whole Calvin Klein “experience”, click here. Art director: Fabien Baron, stylist: Karl Templer.

Toni Garrn, Julien Sabaud, Ali Stephens. Ph: Steven Meisel for CK Jeans, F/W08.

Anna S, Stas, Viktoriya.Ph: Steven Meisel for CK Jeans, F/W08.

Jacques Naude and Rogier B.. Ph: Steven Meisel for CK Jeans, F/W08.

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