Dazed Makes Magic

November 19th, 2015 |Posted by steven.yatsko

The winter issue of Dazed & Confused magazine asks “Do you believe in magic?” It would seem so from the singular talent of cover photographer Collier Schorr who oft turns the ordinary into magic. Here done twofold as she lenses the already unordinary faces of Julia Nobis and Rianne van Rompaey for an inside Louis Vuitton portfolio styled by Robbie Spencer. The mix of simple color play and Collier’s seemingly effortless eye turns out a pair of undisguised, model-centric covers.

Robbie Spencer, Creative Director at Dazed added insight into the cover story saying, “For us, Julia and Rianne represent a new generation of supermodel and are redefining what the term even means. They are enduring and chameleon-like and represent a shift in casting aesthetics within the fashion industry today. We wanted to portray Julia and Rianne in a more real and stripped back way for the covers compared to how they are usually seen in magazines, and as such they were the perfect subjects for Collier. Wearing Louis Vuitton’s Cruise collection and Collier’s personal baseball caps, we focused on their personality and the way they would wear the collection. Models are so often used as mere blank canvases to turn into different characters, but we felt Julia and Rianne didn’t need any make up or distractions. They are both so unique and have such a strong presence in front of the camera.”

The rest of the issue, out next week, features Tinashe, Coco Gordon Moore, Nicolas Ghesquière, Beth Ditto, Anjelica Houston, Rila Fukushima and more.

Julia Nobis and Rianne van Rompaey by Collier Schorr / Stylist Robbie Spencer

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Prada’s Cool Kitsch Posse

November 6th, 2015 |Posted by steven.yatsko

For their latest campaign, Prada enlists a sought-after bunch to pose their fabulously kitsch resort collection for the lens of Steven Meisel. The prettified posse features the likes of Meghan Collison and Julia Nobis, already in a league of their own, to on the rise, newcomer Ina Maribo Jensen. Styled by Olivier Rizzo, the boldly patterned pieces pretty much show-off themselves against the metallic background, but the wanted faces of fashion make it more.  Beauty team  Guido Palau and Pat McGrath add some extra impact with generous curls and a dark emphasized eye. An accompanying video by Gordon von Steiner brings the collection to life with additional attitude.

Ina Maribo Jensen, Lineisy Montero, Julia Nobis, Lexi BolingGreta Varlese and Meghan Collison by Steven Meisel (Art + Commerce) / Stylist Olivier Rizzo, Hair Guido Palau (Art + Commerce) / Makeup Pat McGrath (Streeters London) / Set Mary Howard / Film by Gordon von Steiner (Art + Commerce)



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First Look: Document Journal

October 1st, 2015 |Posted by steven.yatsko

In the latest volume of Document Journal, stylist Olivier Rizzo delivers his magic touch, guest editing the magazine into a full on fashion folio with some of photography’s brightest stars and a who’s who cast of intriguing lens-worthy faces. The twelve, Rizzo-styled covers give a swatch sized glimpse into the accompanying editorials by Jamie HawkesworthCraig McDean, Wolfgang TillmansHarley WeirAlasdair McLellan and a whopping 7 by Willy Vanderperre. Editors Nick Vogelson & James Valeri‘s issue preface introduces Rizzo’s significance by saying, “His ingrained devotion to beauty— unconventional, sometimes ugly, and at times simple—led us to him, and him to us, as Document’s guest editor for this issue.” Inside, the exhaustive Vanderperre stories put on display his singularly cool perspective, while other majorly aesthetic imaginings, like Gareth McConnell‘s low-fi, hyper pop pictures or McDean’s fine-tuned shots of Lexi Boling, give another take on what’s current. Take an exclusive first look into the encompassing Olivier Rizzo edited issue with all 12 covers.

Images courtesy of Document Journal















By Harley Weir (Art Partner) / Hair by Guido Palau (Art + Commerce)



Eliina, Miikael, Erik at M Models by Jamie Hawkesworth / Stylist Olivier Rizzo / Hair Anthony Turner (Art Partner) / Makeup Peter Philips (Art + Commerce)



Harleth Kuusik by Alasdair McLellan (Art Partner) / Stylist Olivier Rizzo / Hair Anthony Turner (Art Partner) / Makeup Lynsey Alexander (Streeters London) / Manicurist Lyndsay McIntosh (Premier Hair and Make-Up) / Casting Madeleine Østlie



Lexi Boling by Craig McDean (Art + Commerce) / Stylist Olivier Rizzo / Hair Jimmy Paul / Makeup Hannah Murray (Art + Commerce) / Manicurist Elle




Liam Gardner, Hayett McCarthy and Poppy Okotcha by Gareth McConnell / Stylist James Valeri (Home Agency) / Hair Chi Wong / Makeup Kirstin Piggott (New York: Julian Watson Agency NY, London: Julian Watson Agency London) & Pep Gay (London: Streeters London, New York: Streeters New York)



Rianne van Rompaey  by Willy Vanderperre (Art + Commerce) / Stylist Olivier Rizzo / Hair Anthony Turner (Art Partner) / Makeup Peter Philips (Art + Commerce) / Casting Director Ashley Brokaw



Julia Nobis  by Willy Vanderperre (Art + Commerce) / Stylist Olivier Rizzo / Hair Anthony Turner (Art Partner) / Makeup Peter Philips (Art + Commerce) / Casting Director Ashley Brokaw



Greta Varlese  by Willy Vanderperre (Art + Commerce) / Stylist Olivier Rizzo / Hair Anthony Turner (Art Partner) / Makeup Peter Philips (Art + Commerce) / Casting Director Ashley Brokaw



Finnlay Davis & Alice Metza by Willy Vanderperre (Art + Commerce) / Stylist Olivier Rizzo / Hair Anthony Turner (Art Partner) / Makeup Peter Philips (Art + Commerce) / Casting Director Ashley Brokaw



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First Look: INPRINT Issue 1

September 9th, 2015 |Posted by steven.yatsko


Straight out of Australia comes the debut issue of INPRINT from stylist and creative director Megha Kapoor. Judging by the already serious casting finesse in the inaugural issue, INPRINT is all about the models – something we can appreciate. That influence is evident is the simplistic captures of first-rate faces from the likes of Julia Nobis and Annely Bouma both by Holly Blake to breakouts like Astrid Holler photographed by Bowen Arico or Fernanda Ly snapped by Megha herself. All of the editorials were styled by Megha as well, putting the emphasis on feminine poise. We spoke to Megha to find out more about her new operation and take an exclusive look at what’s inside:

How/ Why did you decide to start INPRINT? 

To be honest it was a bit of an off the cuff decision, but one I think had been permeating subconsciously for a while… I started styling a couple of years ago when online editorial was starting to blow up and I find it interesting balancing the idea of immediacy, quantity and fast turnarounds versus a slower more considered approach to your work.  A very common question from bookers and PRs is, “in print or online?” … So I thought INPRINT!

What’s important about printed publications to you personally? 

The type of work they inspire you to create.  The permanency / tangibility of print.  You can’t change anything once an image is printed – there’s a greater pressure to get it right.

You say the focus stems from the casting process, what makes this aspect the most interesting to you? 

I think it’s the challenge of looking at a girl and not immediately applying a template onto to her….I try to be genuine in terms of not losing the girl and always retaining some of her identity.  The model is a key inspiration.

How did you go about choosing the amazing cast of models for this issue– is there something they all share in common? 

They all share a strength, intelligence, something that isn’t forced.  All of the girls have the type of beauty that makes you gasp a bit but they are all also girls I’d want to go to dinner with. I mean, Julia was in Sydney studying for her Biomed exams, and we all had fun on set – ate popcorn and chatted about everything from sprained ankles to Dr Seuss…

How did your background, both professional and not, influences the curation of the magazine as a project?

I’ve had a solid training at Australian VOGUE as my first industry experience and I think that really helped to train my eye in terms of detail and instilled a strong work ethic. Working for other independent mags exposed me to a freedom that there aren’t any rules aside from getting it done… I think this dichotomy comes through.  My partner, Michael Inglis, is the one behind the art direction and bringing the elements and influences together as an entity as whole.

What excites you most about creating the upcoming issues?




Model Julia Nobis / Photographer Holly Blake / Stylist Megha Kapoor / Hair Koh / Makeup Peter Beard



Model Jess PW / Photographer James Nelson / Stylist Megha Kapoor / Makeup Peter Beard / Hair Peter Beard



Model Annely Bouma / Photographer Holly Blake / Stylist Megha Kapoor / Makeup Corinna Wilmhurst



Model Astrid Holler / Photographer Bowen Arico / Stylist Megha Kapoor /  Makeup Samantha Patrikopoulos / Hair Samantha Patrikopoulos


Model Fernanda Ly / Photographer Megha Kapoor

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Double Trouble for Sacai FW 15

July 21st, 2015 |Posted by Irene Ojo-Felix

The latest Sacai campaign for Fall/Winter 2015 brings back Julia Nobis with the addition of Lexi Boling for copycat visuals that will challenge you to spot the differences. It’s mostly about the silhouette and shapes for the new collection that emphasizes oversized proportions that accentuate a woman’s frame with rounded shoulders and flared skirts. Shot again by Craig McDean with styling from Karl Templer, the second minimalist advertisement offering continues in the tradition that designer Chitose Abe has created – letting great clothes speak for themselves.

To see rest of images check our database here.

Designer – Chitose Abe, Photographer – Craig McDean (Art + Commerce), Stylist – Karl Templer (Streeters London), Hair Stylist – Tomo Jidai (Streeters London), Casting Director – Michelle Lee





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Asymmetries and Ambiguities

April 29th, 2015 |Posted by steven.yatsko

Steven Meisel delivered his visual quintessence for Prada’s pre-fall 2015 campaign. Appearing determined with penetrating glares, the duos Maartje Verhoef, Niels Trispel, Willow Hand, Artur Chruszcz, Aya Jones, Johannes Spaas, Natalie Westling, Finnlay Davis, Julia Nobis, & Tim Schuhmacher are a mixture of the freshest new faces and some Prada favorites. If Julia feels familiar it’s because she can add this to her Meisel-résumé, marking her second one for the brand along with her four covers of Vogue Italia. The pre-fall looks work tartan prints and mild pomp against the understated, and the introspective group executes that identity well, preparing us for the colder days to come. In Prada’s own words, the images play with “asymmetries and ambiguities” and elicit “elegance, poise and dare”. The campaign has the definitive feel of Meisel’s classic, cast-centric work and Miuccia’s visionary originality.

Photographer: Steven Meisel (Art + Commerce) Designer: Miuccia Prada

Finnlay DavisJulia Nobis / Artur ChruszczAya Jones

Natalie WestlingNiels Trispel /  Johannes SpaasJulia Nobis

Natalie Westling, Tim Schuhmacher / Louis BauvirMaartje Verhoef


Niels TrispelWillow Hand / Johannes SpaasMaartje Verhoef


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Through the Looking Glass

April 13th, 2015 |Posted by Irene Ojo-Felix

With an aura as ethereal as the coming spring breeze, Julia Nobis poses for the latest issue of Interview Magazine and the Spring 2015 Sacai campaign, the first for the cutting edge brand (finally out in print). Here she shows her effortless range appealing to both editorial and commercial audiences with her exquisitely beautiful presence and quirkiness. Teaming up for the two projects with photographer, Craig McDean, and super-stylist, Karl Templer, has resulted in inspiring harmony.

For Interview, Nobis brings the audience through the looking-glass, however cracked and tarnished it may be, to view the latest couture fashion from John Galliano‘s first creation for Maison Martin Margiela to Valentino‘s gilded wares.




Interview Magazine
Craig McDean (Art + Commerce) – Photographer, Karl Templer (Streeters London) – Fashion Editor/Stylist, Eugene Souleiman (Streeters London) – Hair Stylist, Mark Carrasquillo (Art Partner) – Makeup Artist, Yuko Tsuchihashi – Manicurist, Julia Nobis – Model

For Sacai Spring/Summer 2015, Nobis shows that she has no trouble wearing Chitose Abe’s bold creations that have a penchant towards peculiarly blending design elements far from safe.


Sacai Spring/Summer 2015
Craig McDean (Art + Commerce) – Photographer, Karl Templer (Streeters London) – Fashion Editor/Stylist, Tomo Jidai (Streeters London) – Hair Stylist, Megumi Yamamoto – Manicurist, Julia Nobis – Model

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Prada’s Haunting Postscript

March 9th, 2015 |Posted by steven.yatsko

Prada released three hauntingly beautiful backstage videos as a postscript to their Spring/Summer 2015 campaign that was photographed by Steven Meisel. As Gemma Ward, Julia Nobis and Ine Neefs recede into speckled shadows or are enveloped by a spectral, ultraviolet glow their floaty movements are eerily entrancing. The trio of models, each with their own video, convey only whispers of emotions to great effect. Passing close-ups of the stitchings and patterns concentrate on the garments’ details. The pithy, dream-like videos add even more expression to the still campaign. An adagio piano score and doleful expressions conjecture feelings of melancholy and establish the wonderfully seductive hints of unconventionality that is Miuccia’s domain.

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