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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First Look: BON

February 9th, 2016 |Posted by steven.yatsko

Bon Magazine, always the connoisseur of finding fashion independents and supplying plenty of page space to the alt and upcoming, is soon to release their Spring Summer issue. From the cover alone, fronted by model of the moment Lia Pavlova and shot by Thomas Giddings, it seems #70, dubbed “play” operates on that same frequency. Inside, the editorials blend fashion and funky, never taking things too serious, like Tung Walsh‘s steamy vision of Misha Hart or Suzie Q and Leo Siboni‘s quirky beauty shots of Maria Zakrzewska with numbers painted on courtesy of Anthony PreelAlex Franco has new girl Lorelle Rayner flaunt her rock and roll sensibilities while dressed in cool blues by  Tereza Ortiz and Nicole Maria Winkler shoots Sophia Linnewedel decked out head-to-toe in rising fashion stars. See more in the exclusive preview of Bon Magazine below:

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Lia Pavlova and Odette Pavlova by Thomas Giddings | Stylist Alex Harrington (Creative and Partners) | Hair Tamas Tuzes | Make up Emi Kaneko (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management)


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Misha Hart by Tung Walsh (2DM ) | Stylist Sara Gilmour | Hair Nao Kawakami (Saint Luke Artist Management) | Make up Janeen Witherspoon | Casting Henry Thomas | Set Design Damaso and Laura (DLSD) | Production Laura Motta (2DM)


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Fanny Francois by Johan Sandberg (Stockholm: LUNDLUND, Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY) | Styling Tereza Ortiz (LUNDLUND) | Hair Mette Thorsgaard (LUNDLUND) using Less is More | Make up Ignacio Alonso


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Pia Priewe and Morgane Warnier by Philip Messmann (Cameralink) | Styling Marcus Soder | Casting Jacob Mohr | Hair Karin Bigler (Jed Root) | Make up Dariia Day (Atomo Management) | Production Alice Mallon


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Maria Zakrzewska by Suzie Q and Leo Siboni | Stylist Anna Schiffel | Hair Gilles Degivry (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY) | Make up Anthony Preel | Production Fanny Kauffmann


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Sophia Linnewedel by Nicole Maria Winkler | Styling Jack Borkett | Casting Juergen Schabes | Hair Soichi Inagaki (Saint Luke Artist Management) | Make up Ciara O’Shea | Set
design Kimberley Harding


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Taras Sereda by Alice Rosati |  Stylist Marcus Soder | Casting Remi Felipe | Hair Shuko Sumida (Walter Schupfer Management) | Make up Dariia Day (Atomo Management) | Set design Sylvain Cabouat | Production Mily Kadz


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Lorelle Rayner by Alex Franco (NEW YORK: ARTIST & AGENCY, Paris: ARTIST & AGENCY Paris) | Stylist Tereza Ortiz (LUNDLUND) | Hair Nao Kawakami (Saint Luke Artist Management) | Make up Rebecca Wordingham (Saint Luke Artist Management) using Estée Lauder | CastingJacob Mohr | Set design Alice Kirkpatrick


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Sofia Fanego by Ola Rindal | Styling Marcus Soder | Casting Jacob Mohr | Hair Olivier de Vriendt (New York: ArtList NY, Paris: ArtList Paris) | Make up Kathy le Sant (Walter Schupfer Management) using Chanel Cosmetics


 

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Twin Magazine’s Modern Romance

December 21st, 2015 |Posted by steven.yatsko


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Issue 13 of Twin Magazine launched with 5 multi-hued covers, the respective visuals of a talented crop of photographers–cue Lena C. EmeryCoco CapitanAmy TroostScott Trindle and Nick Dorey who lensed their flavor of cover models from breakouts Frida Westerlund and Hayett McCarthy to mega beauty Andreea Diaconu. Inside it’s an assembly of modern romance, with muses dressed in most modern wares that focuses on the feminine in fall like Naomi Miller’s two tales–one of a flirty Andreea and the other of of a fashionably furred Amanda Murphy. See what else below in this exclusive issue preview:


Frida Westerlund by Lena C. Emery / Stylist Celestine Cooney (Creative and Partners) / Hair Christian Eberhard (London: Julian Watson Agency London, New York: Julian Watson Agency NY) / Makeup Janeen Witherspoon / Creative Director Becky Smith


Steffy Argelich by Coco Capitan (Creative and Partners) / Stylist Celestine Cooney (Creative and Partners) / HairMari Ohashi / Makeup Lucy Burt (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management) / Creative Director Becky Smith


Amanda Murphy by Amy Troost / Styling Naomi Miller (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management) / Hair Francelle / Makeup Tamara Mcnaughton (New York: Management + Artists, Paris: Management + Artists) / Creative Director Becky Smith


Bella Hadid by  Scott Trindle (Management + Artists) / Stylist Jay Massacret (Camilla Lowther Management) / Hair Blake Erik (Jed Root) / Makeup Marla Belt (Streeters London) / Creative Director Becky Smith


Hayett McCarthy by Nick Dorey (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management) / Stylist Tara Hill / Hair Mari Ohashi / Makeup Niamh Quinn / Creative Director Becky Smith


Andreea Diaconu by Cass Bird (Art + Commerce) / Stylist Naomi Miller (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management) / Makeup Yumi Mori / Creative Director Becky Smith


 


Frida Westerlund by Lena C. Emery / Stylist Celestine Cooney (Creative and Partners) / Hair Christian Eberhard (London: Julian Watson Agency London, New York: Julian Watson Agency NY) / Makeup Janeen Witherspoon / Creative Director Becky Smith


 


Amanda Murphy by Amy Troost / Styling Naomi Miller (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management) / Hair Francelle / Makeup Tamara Mcnaughton (New York: Management + Artists, Paris: Management + Artists) / Creative Director Becky Smith


 


Andreea Diaconu by Cass Bird (Art + Commerce) / Stylist Naomi Miller (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management) / Makeup Yumi Mori / Creative Director Becky Smith


 

Pooja Mor by Quentin De Briey / Stylist Alexandra Carl (Streeters New York) / Makeup Yohsuke Hiraka / Hair Conrad Dornan (D + V Management)


 

Emma Greenwell by Chad Moore / Stylist Sasha Kelly


 

Steffy Argelich by Coco Capitan (Creative and Partners) / Stylist Celestine Cooney (Creative and Partners) / Hair Mari Ohashi / Makeup Lucy Burt (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management)

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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: Exit

May 29th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

With its unique blend of fashion, film and art Exit Magazine is one of the few magazines worth shelling out for. The latest issue is filled with glossy goodness, including several editorials featuring the best in new talent. Fresh models, rising photography stars, styling’s new guard and a bold, uncompromising look that crackles with energy. Don’t take our word for it, have a look at Exit’s beautiful selection of stories in this exclusive first look.

Ehren Dorsey by John Akehurst, fashion by Sam Ranger

Marte Mei van Haaster by John Akehurst, fashion by Sam Ranger

Oliver Greenall & Max Rendell by Mel Bles, fashion by Jason Hughes

Franzi Mueller by Paul Empson, fashion by Sam Ranger

Julia Frauche by Benny Horne, fashion Melissa Ventosa Martin

Katryn Kruger by Hugh Lippe, fashion by Melissa Klitzke-Rubini

Hailey Clauson by Aitken Jolly, fashion by Sam Ranger

Mirte Maas by Steven Pan, fashion by Michelle Cameron

 

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Diamond Princess

December 15th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

John Akehurst.
Ymre Stiekema.
Sam Ranger.
Exit Magazine.

Stunning Van Cleef & Arpels jewels, luscious fur and one of fashion’s most striking faces, all topped off with festive makeup by Janeen Witherspoon – almost too much extravagance to handle, but somehow we’ll manage.

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