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January 3rd, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Who doesn’t love a good campaign? Spring ads keep coming in and this season’s take on brand imagery is looking quite nice. Tom Ford offers up a 70s inspired treat featuring Abbey Lee Kershaw wearing his signature oversized shades and pieces from his heavily hyped collection. Meanwhile, Roberto Cavalli gives us Laetitia Casta and Malgosia Bela looking stunning in scales and fringe; the Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott images are light and girly. Vera Wang’s vision for spring includes the radiant Shu Pei, whose unique beauty and poise in front of the camera work perfectly with Wang’s romantic aesthetic.



Abbey Lee Kershaw
for Tom Ford



Laetitia Casta
and Malgosia Bela for Roberto Cavalli

Shu Pei for Vera Wang

Image Credits | Courtesy of Tom Ford & Vera Wang | Cavalli scan by Flashbang @ tFS

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Bits & Bytes: FNO 2011 + The New Brazilians

December 1st, 2010 |Posted by Betty


Fashion’s Night Out September 2010 by Kevin Tachman.

Fashion news:

Fashion’s Night Out is back for 2011. Check out MDC fave Kevin Tachman’s fun and fabulous pics at the most recent one with Gisele Bundchen and Naomi Campbell front and center. If you missed our exclusive pics in MDX, click here.

Tommy Ton caught the colorful backstage of the H&M Lanvin show.

So you think you want to be a stylist? The lovely and uber talented Sally Lyndley hosts a seminar in January and gives the lucky participants the real deal.

Magazine news:

Check out Muse Magazine‘s Winter covers…. who’s your favorite? If you haven’t seen our wonderful Antidote Magazine previews, check it out. Another magazine to watch? Centrefold Magazine which in person is super sumptuous and printed incredibly.

Made in Brazil Magazine #2 is a resounding success. Read about the concept behind this issue at Made in Brazil’s website. And if you haven’t commented here to win your first issue, selections are closing today.

A new medium for magazines, the iPad storms onto our consciousness.

Modeling news:

It’s taken exactly 3 days for the blogosphere buzz to begin about Ford Brasil Supermodel winners Fabricio and Natalia. Take a look at all the other finalists here:
Ford Brasil 2011 Supermodel winners.

Gorgeous top model from the 00′s, Angie Schmidt, who just walked the Marc Jacobs show in September, turns to photography.

Louis Vuitton S/S 11 new campaign trio? Kristen McMenamy, Freja Beha Erichsen, Raquel Zimmermann by Steven Meisel so says WWD.

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The Biz : i-D Turns 30!

November 8th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle


Robert Konjic, Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, Simon Harris, and Emma Summerton at the i-D Magazine bash

The perennially youthful i-D Magazine celebrates it’s 30th Anniversary with a spectacular fete; Tom Ford and Kristen McMenamy don’t show up to just any party | WWD & Style.com

In these tough economic times high fashion brands are capitalizing on their heritage to attract new clients, hear what Suzy has to say about all this | International Herald Tribune

The word from Asia’s fashion weeks in Beijing, New Delhi, Seoul and Shanghai | WSJ

Find out the esoteric inspirations of Rodarte’s Mullevy sisters – bumper stickers, California redwoods, horror films, its all in there. | NY Times

In other good news, Adidas forecasts 29.35 billion in sales by 2015, thats a lot of little white stripes! | ABC News

Is there a cat fight brewing between editors at NY Magazine and The New York Times’ T Style or is it all just a little healthy rivalry? | WWD

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Fox Force 5

September 16th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

We can’t help but love i-D‘s commitment to showcasing fashion’s most beautiful faces and with five new covers featuring 5 exemplary models there is even more to love this fall. The ‘Define Yourself’ issue’s cover stars are girls whose personality and panache have set them apart from other models, the legendary Kristen McMenamy stands alone as an icon, while Liya Kebede has moved from supermodel to celebrated actress.  Relative newcomers like Joan Smalls, Lindsey Wixson and Daisy Lowe are all on their way towards the stratosphere and attention grabbing covers for each girl are sure to become collectibles.

Joan by Danielle Duella and Iango Henzi

Lindsay by Emma Summerton

Kristen by Daniele Duella and Iango Henzi

Daisy by Marcel Door

Liya by Daniele Duella and Iango Henzi

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Bits & Bytes: Jacob by Matthew

September 7th, 2010 |Posted by Betty


What do you think happens when you cross hot model of the moment Jacob Coupe with a young documentary photographer who just happens to be his brother? You get intimate images of Jacob and all the coolest London boys in town like Sid Ellisdon, William Eustace, James Smith, Richie Cotterell and more. Check out Matthew Coupe’s blog Photocoupe, and be that fly on the wall you’ve always wanted to be.

Fashion news:

Celebrating the rise of the Asian designers, the New York Times talks about Jason, Alexander, Richard and more.

HELLO… Adore Polly Mellen who is still so fabulous. And if you don’t who she is, get thee to this post right now to find out..

Do you think Quentin Shih‘s pictures for Christian Dior are thought provoking?

Just in case you missed it, check out the Fashion’s Night Out video with our favorite supermodels with their husky, sexy voices.


Photography news:

72 best covers of 2009. They have a category just for vampires. Other notable nominees… Danny Schwarz on Out, Terry Richardson for Harper’s Bazaar of Agyness as MJ, The New Yorker’s McQueen tribute cover.

500 photographers. They’re on 112, will you be included?

Not sure if they have any left but there’s a few Made in Brazil magazines in NY. You know the one with naked Evandro on the cover?

British Vogue is coming out with a book of their favorite models and images.

Working for the best magazines but still broke? See what one photographer did.


Miscellaneous:

Art director god Marc Atlan meets with the Imagist and the results are quite intriguing.

Perry Ellis raises funds for the oil spill… Click here to see it on Facebook and see the limited edition polo that will help the region.

Modeling news:

We always love Ajak Deng but when we read this story by Frockwriter, we think that she is even more phenomenal and inspiring.

Speaking of Frockwriter, take a look at the Aussie wave of girls that are coming into the biz.

The ubercool agency 9 Daughters & A Stereo may have closed but are they are emerging as Tomorrow is Another Day. Check out their beautiful website.

For all you Portugese readers, check out House of Models where they talk about the top Brazilians and their rankings on the Top 50 lists.

Armando Cabral, the suave and beautiful Portugese model is designing shoes!

We Love Models profiles this bleached blond Brazilian, Joao Zavaski (image below).

Two of our the most gorgeous of the older models, Daphne and Carla prove that beauty comes in all ages.
See Daphne in Wunderkind, here.

See Carla below with Dominique Models who started 3 years ago at the age of 56 and just shot with Peter Lindbergh.

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Oil & Water

August 5th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Steven Meisel taps into the timely for Vogue Italia‘s latest editorial; with images reminiscent of those from the Gulf of Mexico crisis, combined with shots of Kristen McMenamy‘s haunting visage, the story speaks volumes about the current environmental crisis. It isn’t unusual for Meisel to reference social issues within his work and this story arrives at the exact right moment. Everything from Mary Howards production design, to the carefully chosen ensembles comes together brilliantly.

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Grey’s Anatomy

August 2nd, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Kristen McMenamy is having a moment. With her long grey locks sparking a trend of their own, a cover of Dazed and a whole Viktor and Rolf show dedicated to her allure, there is no question that Kristen is the super to beat this year. The icing on the cake comes in the form of August’s Vogue Italia cover; Steven Meisel explores Kristen’s otherworldly beauty with a picture that excites and intrigues – the black rocks, the mist, Kristen’s silver coif courtesy of Orlando Pita it all adds up to create an extraordinary image.

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Bits & Bytes: Raquel by Ruth

July 28th, 2010 |Posted by Betty


Just a little bit obsessed with this video by Ruth Hogben for Showstudio, featuring Gareth Pugh F/W 10. Raquel Zimmermann shows why she is fast becoming legendary…

Fashion news:

Speaking of Showstudio, this is all part of 30 contributors each creating an exclusive film for the groundbreaking website. Expect Lady Gaga, Craig McDean and more.

Incredible that Stella McCartney is changing such an old British tradition! You go girl!

How gorgeous is Roberto Cavalli‘s 40th Anniversary book? Looks sumptuous…

We love Mary Howard‘s work for Meisel and Annie Leibovitz. Find out from Style.com about this one chair Mary used, that I will name “the supermodel”.

Miscellaneous:

Leslie Sweeney, one of the founders of Art & Commerce is leaving A&C after 28 years. “Leslie was a founding partner of Art + Commerce in 1982 and virtually created the idea that agencies would represent stylists (and hair/makeup artists). During her career, she has shepherded the careers of industry defining artists such as Lori Goldstein, Brana Wolf, Camilla Nickerson, Orlando Pita and Gucci Westman.” Good luck Leslie!

Peter Arnell, the incredible advertising guru behind THAT iconic DKNY campaign, loses 256 pounds (there’s before and after pictures). Inspirational!

Modeling News:

New York Models is touring the US and looking for their next star

The cult of Kristen McMenamy continues. We love how 2 of the hottest faces in modeling right now are Kristen McMenamy and Freja Beha Erichsen, 2 very unconventional and non-cookie cutter beauties.

Some very handsome new American faces below. Left Erik from Next LA and Brandon from Chosen Management.

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