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Galliano Guest

October 30th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Kate Moss on the cover of British Vogue is nothing new (Kate has racked up 34 covers of the magazine in her storied career) but John Galliano as guest fashion editor is an unexpected change of pace. The controversial former Dior designer features alongside Kate in Tim Walker‘s vintage inspired cover story and brings his flair for drama to the pages sporting a top-hat & tails in Walker’s high flying images.

Take a look inside the December issue of British Vogue at Vogue.co.uk

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British Vogue Kate Moss Galliano

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The Biz : The Week That Was

April 26th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

GALLIANO + PARSONS

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John Galliano and Eva Green by Ellen von Unwerth

Who better to teach young designers about the ups and downs of the business than a true fashion veteran, former Dior creative director John Galliano is set to teach a Master Class at Parsons . The series, cheekily entitled ‘Show Me Emotion’ “seeks to engage its participants by provoking the power of emotion in context of fashion practice and exploration of intuitive, perceptive manners of investigational making.” Sounds like a fascinating opportunity for the students lucky enough to gain entrance. / LUCKY


PUNK STORIES

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Cara Delevingne in Quentin Jones (Cadence New York)’s short film for Punk Stories

In the weeks leading up to the Met Gala Vogue and punk are becoming increasingly interwined. Case in point, the magazine’s newly launched ‘Punk Stories’ film series. Enlisting a new female director each week to create a cutting-edge fashion film centered on the theme of punk the films provide a sophisticated and luxurious take on the DIY down and dirty ethos of punk. Already they’ve had Cara Delevingne rocking out in a kinetic film by Quentin Jones (Cadence New York) that capitalizes on Cara’s larger than life personality and the rock n’roll spirit of punk’s evolution. The week prior Dree Hemingway mixed punk with New Wave glam in Mary Nighy’s soulful short.


NO ANGEL

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Bisutti with fellow contest winner, Jamie Lee backstage at the 2009 VS show – image by Betty Sze

Victoria’s Secret lashes back at former contest winner, Kylie Bisutti whose interviews regarding her forthcoming book have sent shockwaves through the blog-o-sphere. In an official statement the mega-brand denied Ms. Bisutti had ever been in the running for Angel status and said the following:

“Ms. Bisutti has made numerous fabrications and misstatements of fact regarding her brief association with Victoria’s Secret. In 2009, Ms. Bisutti won an online amateur modeling competition and hasn’t worked for us since that year. The prize for the winning contestant was the unique opportunity to a one-time walk in the 2009 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Ms. Bisutti also participated in a swim photo shoot in 2009. That was the extent of Ms. Bisutti’s involvement with Victoria’s Secret. She was never a Victoria’s Secret “Angel” as defined by the terms of our Angel model contract. And contrary to Ms. Bisutti’s claims, she was never offered any subsequent modeling contracts or opportunities with Victoria’s Secret despite her multiple appeals for further work. She has repeatedly fabricated her work experience with Victoria’s Secret – including a relationship that simply did not exist.


COACH & REED PART WAYS

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Reed Krakoff by Robbie Fimmano

In other designer news, Reed Krakoff Exits Coach after 16 years. Krakoff will step down from his position as president and executive creative director in 2014, to focus exclusively on his eponymous luxury line. Krakoff’s utilitarian designs and style savvy helped bring Coach into the present and revitalized the brand’s aesthetic. Coach is looking for a replacement to take the reigns once Krakoff leaves, but a name has yet to be announced.  / WWD


HERE COME THE BRIDES

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Models backstage at Vera Wang’s bridal show, go backstage on Vera Unveiled.

Think fashion week is only twice a year? Think again – we’re in the midst of Bridal Week 2014, with big name labels like Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta and Marchesa showcasing their vision for brides, partygoers and anyone else inclined to wear a gown. Unexpected trends seen so far? Stark black and sleek leather gloves at Vera and hints of pastel peeking up at Oscar. / WWD


BEAUTY BY ALBER

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A glimpse at Elbaz’s Lancome line and his drawings on the iconic Lancome packaging

Beauty collaborations are booming, the latest (and possibly the chicest) is Alber Elbaz x Lancome, a beautiful and lighthearted take on designer cosmetics. Preview Alber Elbaz’s Lancome Collection and find out why he thinks happiness is the essence of true luxury. / STYLE


SCENT OF A CAMPAIGN STAR

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Alexander Skarsgard by Steven Klein for the latest Calvin Klein fragrance ads

Who would consumers rather see staring back at you from a perfume ad – Garrett Neff or Garrett Hedlund? The answer may surprise you – seems Hollywood actors are the latest to delve into the perfume game and Actors Are Replacing Male Models in the latest fragrance campaigns.  / NY TIMES

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Beauty Bytes: Josie’s Model Citizens & Swarovski’s Aura

April 13th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Arguably the most beautiful & exciting thing to come our way this week was the new Swarovski scent, AURA. Ultra-sleek packaging aside (the bottle was designed by Gwenaël Nicolas, man behind some of the world’s architectural masterpieces) the scent completely captures everything we love about Swarovski. A crystal is the perfect final touch, that extra bit of shimmer that makes an ensemble special – Aura is that in a fragrance. The delicate blend of amber, benzoin & white musk sparkles on the skin and with a brand new Aura gloss compact it sparkles on the lips too.

We love when models do something special for a charitable cause, so naturally we’re in love with model turned beauty mogul Josie Maran‘s latest project. For the ‘Model Citizen’ campaign Josie teams up with Petra Nemcova and Angela Lindvall to create limited edition bottles of her line’s famous Argan oil, with bottles designed by each girl & proceeds going to the charities close to the girl’s hearts – Happy Hearts fund, Women for Women & Healthy Child / Healthy World all benefit.

Take a look inside Lara Stone‘s makeup bag and what will you find – apparently a whole lot of Calvin Klein & Sisley! Speaking of Calvin, take a look at our first impressions of the new ck one color collection.

Speculation on who Dior’s newly minted designer, Raf Simons will put on makeup duty is rising. British Vogue takes a look back at Pat McGrath‘s impressive Dior beauty creations during the time of John Galliano, while Style.com suggests Raf might be leaning towards his longtime cosmetic collaborator Peter Philips.

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10×10

May 11th, 2010 |Posted by Betty

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Preview of Hannah Holman by Norbert Schoerner for 10 Summer Issue 2010.

10′s always been our go to magazine for inventively beautiful imagery combined with a slightly madcap sense of humor that’s refreshing in a industry that so often takes itself way too seriously. We always look forward to their monthly Ten Heads feature but for their summer issue, celebrating their 10 year anniversary, they’ve outdone themselves with, what else, but 10 covers of their favorite Fashion Gods: Alber Elbaz, Azzedine Alaia, Donatella Versace, Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana, Helmut Lang, John Galliano, Karl Lagerfeld, Ralph Lauren, Tom Ford and Vivienne Westwood. Who’s your favorite of these 10 men and women with their larger than life personas? Check out the previews at 10 Women and 10 Men.

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Alber’s cover

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Happy 10 year anniversary, 10!

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Preview of Melissa Tammerijn by Andrea Spotorno

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Preview of Clinton Weber by Sean Thomas for 10 Men.

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Sid Ellisdon by Mark Pillai for 10 Men Summer 2010

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Bits and Bytes: Keshia

March 9th, 2009 |Posted by Betty

David Gandy, Dolce & Gabbana face is an editor for a new magazine about fashion and politics, Fashist!

So sad… “Why were Milan runways so whitewashed”? NY Mag does the math. Raquel Zimmerman and Aline Weber are counted as Latina!

Here is the next crop of Brazilian boys, thanks to Made in Brazil and 40 Graus.

V Magazine is looking for party photographers!

Christina Kruse, model and photographer, interviewed by Interview!

First pic of Audrey Tatou as Coco Chanel. The movie comes out in France on April 22nd.

What do Galliano, Marc Jacobs and Karl Lagerfeld have in common? All answer to Bernard Arnault.

At Givenchy, Brazilian girls rule.. Adriana Lima, Leticia Birkheuer, Ana Claudia Michels and of course Isabeli Fontana and Raquel Zimmerman.

This week in the New Yorker… A profile on the original street photographer, Bill Cunningham and on Alber Elbaz, the genius at Lanvin..

On a very serious note, visit the website for One for Jasmina. Jasmina (whose mom Thea works for Spiegel) is a 6 year old girl in New York who has leukemia and may only have 2 months to live. Kelly Rowland (from Destiny’s Child), Rihanna and the members of the New York Knicks basketball team all support young Jasmina. Visit and see if you can help now!

Ph: Yorick Nube. Keshia with Ulla Models. Newly placed with Women Direct Worldwide and Premier in London

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