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August 16th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Steven Meisel creates an eclectic tribal themed editorial for American Vogue‘s September Issue; complete with loads of fur, pattern, print and texture. Edward Enninful‘s creative styling tailor’s fall’s outlandish trends to the theme, while Pat McGrath‘s makeup transforms Liu Wen, Lais RibeiroKasia Struss, Magdalena FrackowiakJourdan Dunn, Joan Smalls and Karlie Kloss.

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Glamour Age

April 13th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

David Sims pulls out all the stops for Vogue’s tribute to American style through the ages. Tonne Goodman‘s styles as Sims touches on several glamorous constructs of American dressing – from Raquel Zimmermann as an electric diva of the screen, to Chanel Iman as a happy-go-lucky flapper or Karlie Kloss and Frida Gustavsson as socialites, each girl is styled to perfection and just right for her theme.

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Raquel Zimmermann – Silver Screen Siren

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Sasha Pivovarova – Bohemian

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Liya Kebede - Patriot

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Chanel Iman – Flapper

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Frida Gustavsson and Karlie Kloss – Heiresses

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Lara Stone – Silver Screen Siren

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Daria Werbowy – Gibson Girl

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Patricia van der Vliet, Kasia Struss and Mirte Maas – Patriots

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Project Runway

January 13th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Every month Steven Meisel comes up with another ingenious theme for Vogue Italia and this month is all about backstage : Meisel and Lori Goldstein recreate the energy and atmosphere of a runway show but not without adding in a hint of VI’s wry humor. Everything one would expect to see is here; from backstage catfights to wardrobe malfunctions and cigarette breaks. As always the model lineup is impeccable with appearances by Agyness Deyn, Alla Kostromichova, Anna de Rijk, Anna Selezneva, Constance Jablonski, Daria Strokous, Freja Beha Erichsen, Gwen Loos, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Irina Kulikova, Iris Strubegger, Isabeli Fontana, Iselin Steiro, Jac Jagaciak, Jamie Bochert, Kamila Filipcikova, Kasia Struss, Kendra Spears, Karlie Kloss, Lara Stone, Lily Donaldson, Liya Kebede, Magdalena Frackowiak, Mirte Maas, Natasha Poly, Patricia van der Vliet, Ranya Mordanova, Rianne Ten Haken, Rose Cordero, Sasha Pivovarova, Sessilee Lopez, Sigrid Agren, Siri Tollerod, Snejana Onopka and Viktoriya Sosonkina.

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Vogue Italia February 2010 | Image Credit, Diciassette <3

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Bits & Bytes: Holiday Edition 2009

December 29th, 2009 |Posted by Betty

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In true holiday spirit, Art & Commerce makes a donation to City Harvest. Watercolor by the incomparable Mats Gustafson.

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Modeling news:
For those of you who have been away for the holidays on some tropical island and are not obsessively checking the Internet every single day….. Gisele Bundchen finally names her baby.

In other “unless you’ve been under a rock or on a tropical isle” news, Tyra Banks is ending her talk show.

British Vogue highlights their 23 models to watch for 2010. Some are familiar like former MOTW’s Stephanie Rad, Keats Kolyasnikova, Frida and Heidi Rock. We love the new Portia and several other new fabulous faces.

In the on going process of adding slash to their job descriptions, Erin Wasson is rumored to start acting and Noah Mills is ALREADY acting. For those who might remember, we tweeted back in Sept about who was the top model rumored to appear in the new SATC 2… From MOTW to SATC in a mere 7 years, you go Noah! In other former MOTW news, Dolce & Gabbana favorite Adam Senn is supposedly dating Lindsay Lohan. Do what you will with that info.

Speaking of model/slash, Hyoni Kang‘s new store gets a visit by Style.com.

Jezebel’s Jenna highlights the sad plight of the industry when the unbelievable Lara Stone is considered “fat”.

Oh too cute. Coco Rocha and a gaggle of 5 year olds visit her agency.

Fashion and photography:
So sad, amazing brand PHI (designed by the amazing Andreas Melbostad) closes

OMG. You thought Vinoodh Matadin was hot now? Look at this NSFW picture from 1986.

Only because Lady Gaga was THE fashion influence of the year, check out this one man’s obsessive creation of 39 of her looks on Barbie dolls. Kinda nuts in a totally fabulous way.

2009 Lists:
Fashion Week Daily‘s Chic citizens of 2009… Here’s numbers 6-10and 1-5.

Jezebel‘s top 10 fashion successes and failures of the year. They also have a pretty good list of their top models of the decade. We would have included Kate Moss who went from a mere supermodel to a model power broker with her recent deals with Topshop.

Contrast this with French Vogue’s 30 top models of the 00’s. All we can say is that of all the INCREDIBLE photos they’ve taken of Daria Werbowy (whose had 3 VP covers in the last year and a half), Anja Rubik, Gisele Bundchen and Lily Donaldson, they chose THOSE to represent these girls??? Congrats to Kasia Struss to making the list.. nice girls don’t always finish last!

Craig from Altamira who obsessively details the models’ streetstyle has some of his best dressed list of 2009.

Miscellaneous:
In the “I just get tired from reading this post” news, Derek Blasberg, just might be the hardest partying man of 2009. Check out these exclusive pics for V Magazine from Derek’s camera.

Some of our favorite agency Xmas emails: Luke Worral’s agents at D1 have Elfed themselves; this slightly creepy, culty video filled with boys and candles from the folks at Nine Daughters and a Stereo, the hilarious card below from the team at Ford NY‘s men’s division and the people at One Management who step in front of the camera for once.

To end the year, take a look at this gorgeous editorial, The 12 days of Christmas from American Vogue Dec 98 from the inimitable team of Steven Meisel and our favorite person in fashion,Grace Coddington.

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Jump Start!

December 14th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

Nothing livens up a studio shoot like a touch of inspired casting : Kasia Struss makes her American Vogue debut in a story by David Sims and the results are exceptional. We get the traditional high-flying, jumping escapades of Vogue’s studio shoots, but we are also given Tonne Goodman‘s expert styling in shades of beige and khaki, Guido Palau‘s hairstyling (very similar to his work at the Alexander Wang show) and Kasia looking incredible.

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Snap Happy

December 4th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

Steven Meisel has a sense of humor and every so often it emerges on the pages of Vogue Italia : the December issue is a tongue in cheek send up of Twitter, social media and the perils of online exposure. Beginning with a hilarious tweet from the master himself, the editorial is filled with fun little moments : from Abbey Lee Kershaw climbing into her fridge to Kristen McMenamy jumping on a trampoline with her dog, the whole story is priceless.

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Agyness Deyn

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Christy Turlington & Natasha Poly

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Abbey Lee Kershaw

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Naomi Campbell & Sasha Pivovarova

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Linda Evangelista

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Jamie Bochert and Hanne Gaby Odiele

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Karlie Kloss

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Lara Stone & Kasia Struss

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Anna Selezneva

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Gisele Bundchen & Natalia Vodianova

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Freja Beha Erichsen & Viktoriya Sosonkina


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Kristen McMenamy

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Karen Elson

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Sessilee Lopez

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Meisel Pic, Vogue Italia | Scan by Diciasette at tFS

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O. M. G.

December 2nd, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

Few magazines can top Vogue Italia for sheer inventiveness : the December issue’s completely left of field Twitter-themed cover, threw us for a loop but there is something ingenious about its concept. Steven Meisel, never fails to be on the pulse of what is happening : Twitter is the most talked about website of the year and tweeted pictures of celebrities have become headline news, so a social media-centric cover seems timely. The cover also serves as an intimate showcase for some of our favorite faces : Christy Turlington, Gisele Bundchen, Natalia Vodianova, Lara Stone and Kasia Struss, are all featured in pictures they took themselves, this marks the first time models are at the helm of a VI cover and the first cover for the lovely, Kasia.

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Walk The Walk

October 12th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

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Wondering which girls got the most runway mileage this season? The members of the Fashion Spot forums have got you covered. The dust has settled on the shows and its time to see just who walked the walk down the catwalks of New York/London/Milan/Paris. Need a round up of who did what, including those choice opening and closing slots? Our amazing friends at The Fashion Spot Community have been keeping count of everything and the hardwork and dedication that went into their model showlists has to be seen to be believed. Check out the tFS thread here.

Naturally, they weren’t the only ones hard at work this season. An elite group of models raised the bar when it came to runway appearances. With multiple girls doing over 50 shows each in the 4 different cities you really get an idea just how rigorous modeling can be. Here are the top 10 catwalkers according to tFS’ calculations.

10.Dorothea Barth Jorgensen, Elsa Sylvan, Katie Fogarty (Tie) | 51 Shows

9. Angelika Kocheba | 52 Shows

8. Alla Kostromichova | 55 Shows

7. Hanne Gaby Odiele, Iris Strubegger, Karlie Kloss (Tie) | 56 Shows

6. Charlotte Di Calypso | 57 Shows

5. Eniko Mihalik, Imogen Morris-Clarke, Jacquelyn Jablonski, Tao Okamoto (Tie) | 58 Shows

4. Frida Gustavsson | 60 Shows

3. Kasia Struss | 61 Shows

2. Liu Wen | 70 Shows

1. Constance Jablonski | 72 Shows

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The official runway leader of the season Constance Jablonski! 72 shows is mind blowing!

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