First Look: Under the Influence

April 4th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

When you see Kristen McMenamy on the cover of a magazine you know you’re in for a treat! Under the Influence Magazine returns with an impressive issue filled with content centered around the theme of power. The choice of subject matter can be felt throughout the issue’s editorials and interviews – from McMenamy doing her signature avant garde poses for celebrated photographer, Nadav Kander  to timely features on the likes of Nick Knight, Paul Smith and John Porritt. Experience a preview of the issue’s fashion stories below along with an arresting video of Kristen.

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Shadows from Under the Influence Magazine on Vimeo.

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Kristen McMenamy by Nadav Kander, styling by Under the Influence’s new fashion director Toby Grimditch, hair by Ken O’Rourke, makeup by new beauty director Georgina Graham (Management + Artists)

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Senait Gidey by Andrew Vowles, styling by Raphael Hirsch, hair by Yumi Nakada-Dingle, makeup by Ciara O’Shea

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Aza Shade by Sarah Piantadosi, styling by Ellie Grace Cumming, hair by Philippe Tholimet, makeup by Jenny Coombs

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Dan Kling by Mark Kean, styling by Ellie Grace Cumming, hair by Keisuke Terada, grooming by Lucy Bridge.

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Hedvig Palm Palm by Frode & Marcus, styling by Sofie Krunegård, hair by Peter Johannson, makeup by Kristina Kullenberg

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Lera Tribel by Greta Ilieva, styling by Jack Borkett, hair by Sochi, makeup by Laura Dominique

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Donatella’s Stars

November 25th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Lady Gaga‘s surprisingly understated ad for Versace accessories is one of the most talked about campaigns of the moment, but the Versace love affair with fame goes way back. Every few seasons Donatella enlists a star from the world of film, tv or music to pout and preen in the brand’s memorable campaigns and over the years they’ve racked up an impressive array of luminaries. Versace will always be synonymous with the supermodel era but they’re equally known for their connection to the world of celebrity. Star power has always been one of the driving forces behind Versace’s appeal on and off the red carpet – take a look back at some of the famous faces to front ads for the legendary label.

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Lady Gaga by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (Art Partner) for Versace SS14

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January Jones by Mario Testino (Art Partner) for Versace Accessories 2011

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Halle Berry by Mario Testino (Art Partner) for Versace S/S 06

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Madonna by Mario Testino (Art Partner) for Versace S/S 2005 & Atelier Versace 1996 | by Steven Meisel, 1995

 

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Demi Moore by Mario Testino (Art Partner) for Versace F/W 2005

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Christina Aguilera by Steven Meisel for Versace F/W 2003

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Courtney Love (1 Model Management) by Richard Avedon for Versace

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Elton John and Nadja Auermann by Avedon for Versace

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Seeing Spots

May 30th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

When Haider Ackermann filled his S/S13 runway with transparent creations emblazoned with black and white dots, it seemed like an unusual move. Polka dots are a fashion standard dating back years, but the diminutive patterns are more often associated with the prim styles of the 1950s than with the kinds of cutting-edge wares favored on Paris’ runways. The designer so known for his innovative use of lush, saturated color was showing another side, taking one of the most uncool of motifs and making it feel new.

In keeping with the current craze for all things graphic, stylists have embraced the versatility of these simple circles, working Ackermann’s creations into a variety of editorials. On occasion the interpretations don’t veer too far from the runway approach (fashion abides by the ‘if it ain’t broke don’t fix it’ mantra whenever it can) but the excitement comes when the spots are complimented by clashing patterns to create a dynamic visual treat. Whether it is layering in another of Ackermann’s prints from S/S or adding a bold kimono for interest, the real fun lies in the mix which offers stylists an opportunity to show their creativity.

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W Magazine | Photographer: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott | Fashion Editor/ Stylist:Edward Enninful | Hair: Malcolm Edwards | Makeup: Lucia Pieroni | Set Designer: Poppy Bartlett | Manicurist: Anatole Rainey | Model: Ondria Hardin

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Vogue China | Photographer: Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin | Fashion Editor/ Stylist: Nicoletta Santoro (New York: Management + Artists, Paris: Management + Artists) | Hair: James Pecis | Makeup: Tom Pecheux | Manucurist: Gina Viviano | Casting: Piergiorgio Del Moro | Model: Arizona Muse

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032C Photographer: Jamie Morgan | Styling:Jodie Barnes | Hair: Tomo Jidai | Make-up:Laura Dominique | Model: Arizona Muse

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Elle France | Photogrpaher: Bjarne Jonasson | Stylist: Michele Beaurenaut | Model: Xiao Wen Ju

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Vogue Thailand | Photographer: David Bellemere | Stylist: Anna Schiffel | Model: Anna de Rijk

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Numero | Photographer: Greg Harris | Stylist: Sheila Single | Model: Stef Van Der Laan

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Elle Italia | Photographer: Alexei Hay | Casting: Paul Hunt at JN Casting | Model: Pau Bertolini

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Vogue China | Photographer: Sharif Hamza (Cadence New York) | Fashion Editor/ Stylist: Tiina Laakkonen | Hair: Esther Langham | Makeup: Francelle Daly | Model: Ji Hye Park

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Marie Claire Magazine | Photographer: Danilo Gallinari | Fashion Editor: Enrique Campos | Hair: Javier Palacio | Makeup: Tatyana Makarova| Manicure: Lucia Cheptene | Model: Harmony Boucher

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W Magazine | Photographer: Tim Walker | Fashion Editor/ Stylist: Jacob K | Hair: Julien d’Ys | Makeup: Stephane Marais | Set Designer: Rhea Thierstein | Model: Tilda Swinton

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10 Magazine |  Photographer: Robert Schoerner | Fashion Editor/Stylist: Sophia Neophitou | Model: Kristen McMenamy

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Vogue Russia | Photographer: Tom Craig | Fashion Editor/ Stylist: Olga Dunina | Model:Arizona Muse

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i-D Magazine | Photographer: Mari Sarai | Fashion Editor/ Stylist: Erika Kurihara | Hair: Tomo Jidai | Makeup: Janeen Witherspoon | Casting: Shelley Durkan | Model: Soo Joo

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Vogue Turkey | Photographer: Cuneyt Akeroglu | Fashion Editor/ Stylist: Semra Russell| Hair: Colin Gold | Model: Stina Rapp Wastenson

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British Vogue | Photographer: Josh Olins| Fashion Editor/ Stylist: Clare Richardson | Hair: Shon | Makeup: Sally Branka | Set Designer: Kadu Lennox | Models: Meghan Collison and Juliana Schurig

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Blast from the Past: Mirabella

January 15th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

The news is always going on about the death of print, but what happens when a familiar favorite magazine really does go away forever? Fans of 90s fashion will fondly remember Mirabella, sitting on the newsstand alongside issues of Elle, Bazaar and Vogue. From 1989 to 2000 the magazine founded by  fashion fixture and former editor -in -chief of American Vogue, Grace Mirabella offered up a no-nonsense take on fashion. Appealing to women who valued not only style, but substance the magazine was chock full of the era’s trademarks: supermodels, shoulder pads and colorful imagery filled with designs from the likes of Yohji Yamamoto, and Helmut Lang.

Even though the days of Mirabella have long since passed, time hasn’t stripped the publication of its charms. Looking back there are a great many aspects of Mirabella that still feel contemporary: Sarah Moon’s haunting photography is just as relevant today as it was nearly two decades ago (check the latest Valentino campaign if you need proof) and Christy Turlington – a perennial Mirabella fave – is still one of the industry’s great beauties. Today’s obsession with model-style seems foreshadowed by Mirabella’s sleek Glen Luchford editorial styled by none other than Kate Moss and it’s hard to think of a glossy that wouldn’t jump at the chance to publish a feature along these lines today. Styles may come and go but Ines de la Fressange still turns heads as trendsetter for the ages and Regan Cameron’s images of the legendary French muse are an enduring delight.

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Chandra North by Glen Luchford, styling by Kate Moss

Honor Fraser and Yael Reich by Sarah Moon

Christy Turlington by Fabrizio Ferri

Kristen McMenamy by William Garrett

Ines de la Fressange by Regan Cameron

Janine Giddings by Sheila Metzner

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Beauty Bytes : Ultimate Glamour

July 9th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

That smoky eye, those pale lips, the shock of silver hair – who else but Kristen McMenamy could bring to life the bold look of NARS‘ fall collection. Loving the look of the brand new multiple in ‘Undress Me’ – the message is subtle, but we’re taking the hint. The ‘Storm Bird’ slate grey nail polish looks like another sure fire hit – take a look at the whole collection.

Interview with Frederick Bouchardy of Joya Fragrances, one of the leaders in niche takes us through his latest scent the entrancing Ames Soeurs.

Model turned skincare entrepreneur Josie Maran, explains why going green applies to beauty as much as it does to eating.

The NY Times’ Model Morphosis section is completely addictive, watch as Sigrid Agren gets transformed from fresh faced ingenue, to over the top femme fatale, backstage at Jean Paul Gaultier.

The summer of Pop Ups continues, with Skyn Iceland setting up shop on Orchard street and giving the high strung denizens of Manhattan a chance to detox and de-stress with mini-facials, eye treatments and the ultimate relaxation, a nice round of retail therapy.

Couture beauty is always thrilling to see and Into the Gloss takes you behind the scenes of Valentino’s  elegant couture look. 

 

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Little Monsters

February 14th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

If you break from your busy fashion week schedule to take a look at one editorial, it ought to be Love Magazines imaginative and raw Tim Walker story, ‘The Origin of Monsters’ featuring Kristen McMenamy. Arachnophobes might want to skip this one, but everyone else can enjoy the spooky mix of oversized insects and a host of prime pieces with unusual origins chosen by Katie Grand. There is some vintage Dior couture (you may remember the golden armor from 06) a couple of chain mail headdresses from the Royal National Theater and of course the edgy editorial prerequisite, Alexander McQueen. It might be too early to start picking 2012’s best stories, but Kristen as an otherworldly, monster slayer certainly qualifies as a standout.

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Campaign Candy

January 9th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

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Mulberry’s spring ads are the stuff of Tumblr dreams, Lindsey Wixson, Frida Gustavsson and a giant melting ice cream cone by Tim Walker? The sugar level is off the charts, but who can resist such a sweet treat?! Shot on location in Brighton with set design by  Andy Hillman and styling by Edward Enninful, the girlish ads are joyful and creative. Those cream colored Bayswater satchels and bright high heeled wedges are almost as tempting as the massive hard candies.

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Steven Meisel takes three legendary supers and one outstanding newbie to create a classically minded campaign. Naomi Campbell, Kristen McMenamy, Karen Elson and Daphne Groeneveld join forces for a striking ad that brings to mind Avedon’s epic Versace ads from the 80s.

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Natasha Poly as a modern pin up girl is a campaign concept we can get behind. Willy Vanderperre and Olivier Rizzo create an enticing series of images that capitalize on Ms. Poly’s natural allure and the appealing mix of pattern & texture found in Proenza’s spring collection. The clothes are front and center here and they look phenomenal: sign us up for a pair of those heels!

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Akris is known for their appealing take on minimal fashions and the spring campaign takes that idea and runs with it. Karim Sadli shoots Daga Ziober in the backseat of a vintage car wearing Albert Kriemler’s gorgeous designs.

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En Vogue

July 18th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

No offense to cover girl Sarah Jessica Parker, but we like our American Vogue best when it focuses on models. Steven Meisel‘s winning feature in the August edition is a good example of why: featuring 10 of the best girls working, styled to the nines by Marie-Amélie Sauvé, the studio shoot is a gorgeous showcase for the best seasonal wares; a Celine blouse worn with a Fendi fur and a Dries skirt – pretty impressive combo.

The mix of favorite faces is also serves as a great way to illustrate issue’s Age theme. Kristen McMenamy, Karen Elson, and Audrey Marnay join newbies like Anais Pouliot and Fei Fei Sun and each shot looks great. That said, the range of ages could be even greater – wouldn’t it have been nice if Vogue had pushed the casting mix one step further and included Carmen dell’Orefice?

MODELS Raquel Zimmermann, Liya Kebede, Candice Swanepoel, Miranda Kerr, Guinevere Van Seenus, Karen Elson, Fei Fei Sun, Anais Pouliot, Arizona Muse, Kristen McMenamy & Audrey Marnay

HAIR Guido Palau | MAKEUP Pat McGrath | SET DESIGN Mary Howard

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