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Karmen Chameleon

February 25th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Are we in the midst of a Karmen Pedaru moment? All signs point to yes; as the lithe Estonian burns up the runways of Milan we’re treated to several stunning new covers of Karmen this month. The Pedaru visage is featured on some of the coolest magazines in existence and each image provides its own creative take on her appeal.

As one of the ten top model covers of The Last Magazine, Karmen exudes sensuality in Lachlan Bailey (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists)’s sultry black and white shot. On Flair‘s cover Karmen provides an elegant ease that Katja Rahlwes (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists) captures beautifully. That said, the most unexpected cover shot has to be i-D Magazine‘s trippy Daniel Sannwald (New York: Management + Artists, Paris: Management + Artists) image that comes complete with a gif party. 

THELAST

Ph. Lachlan Bailey (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + ArtistsAlastair McKimm (Fashion Editor/Stylist) Rudi Lewis (Hair Stylist) Romy Soleimani (Makeup Artist) Magnus Berger (Editor) Tenzin Wild (Editor) Image Credit – The Last Magazine

FLAIR

Katja Rahlwes (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists) Sissy Vian (Styling) Luke Hersheson (Hair) Georgina Graham (New York: Management + Artists, Paris: Management + Artists) (Makeup) | Image Credit – Flair

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Daniel Sannwald (New York: Management + Artists, Paris: Management + Artists) Charlotte Stockdale (Styling) Tomo Jidai (Hair) Peter Philips (Makeup)  | Image Credit – i-D

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Double Vision : Alexander Wang

November 15th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

As fashion’s current king of downtown cool, Alexander Wang has perfected a look that is both eye-catching and easy going. It isn’t unusual to see Wang’s wares popping up in fashion glossies month after month, but it is interesting to see how his look is interpreted by a variety of talents. One of last season’s most memorable and popular Wang pieces was the fishnet turtleneck, a statement item that adds a touch a mystery to any ensemble. Most stylists didn’t stray too far from the runway vision of this particular look, but every so often the versatility of this staple was showcased via a well-timed change of pace. With the addition of the equally ubiquitous Jil Sander pink overcoat, or a bit of menswear inspired Paul & Joe, the mood shifts completely. That said, the Wang turtleneck looks just as good all by itself, revealing a touch of come-hither skin or adding another layer of sexy to a pop star’s daring repertoire.

Alexander Wang F/w 12 Magnified Fishnet Turtleneck

Interview Magazine - photography by Greg Harris | styling by Karl Templer

Dazed & Confused  by Yelena Yemchuk | Styled by Karen Langley | Model Julia Nobis

Document - photography by Paul Wetherell | Styling by James Valeri | Model - Bette Franke

S Moda for El Pais photography by Tetsuharu Kubota | Styled by Isabel Moralejo | Model Aline Weber

Harper’s Bazaar photography by Camilla Akrans (New York: Management + Artists, Paris: Management + Artists)| Styled by Mel Ottenberg | Model - Rihanna

Intermission Magazine by Patrik Sehlstedt | Styled by Brian Molloy | Model Kolfinna Kristofersdottir

Vogue Australia photography by Will Davidson | Styled by Natasha Royt | Model Crystal Renn

Vogue Espana photography by Lachlan Bailey (New York: Management + Artists, Paris: Management + Artists)| Styled by Géraldine Saglio| Model Kendra Spears

Photography by Mark Pillai | Styled by Barbara Loison| Model Hanna at Viva

Elle photography by Emma Tempest | Styled by Natalie Wansbrough-Jones | Model Kelsey Van Mook

Modern Weekly (China) photography by Daniel Jackson | Styled by Alastair McKimm | Models Fei Fei Sun and Du Juan

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The Biz : Tao Acts, Art Partner Launches & Neiman’s & Target Team Up

July 10th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Tao Okamoto by Lachlan Bailey (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists)

TAO’S FILM DEBUT

In news that should please comic book fans, Variety reports that Tao Okamoto is set to join Hollywood star, Hugh Jackman onscreen in the latest Wolverine movie. Directed by James Mangold, the man behind 3:10 to Yuma, Girl Interrupted and Walk the Line, the film traces the origins of the iconic character and his time spent in Japan. According to Coming Soon, “Okamoto will star as Mariko, daughter of Shingen (Wolverine’s arch nemesis and the film’s primary antagonist) and one-time fiancee to Wolverine.” Tao isn’t the only model in the cast either – Rila Fukushima is set to play Yukio, “one of the deadliest assassins in Shingen’s clan.”

Sounds like it is going to be an action packed and high drama extraganza, we can’t wait to see if Tao & Rika are as compelling onscreen, as they are on the catwalk.

Kati Nescher by David Sims in the latest issue of American Vogue

ART PARTNER’S NEW BLOG

It may feel like fashion and the internet are completely intertwined, but there is still a rush of excitement when an industry powerhouse heads to the web. Art Partner’s newly launched blog features the latest work from their slew of artists – names like Mario Testino, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, David Sims and Cedric Buchet among them – and is every bit as sleek as you’d imagine. Keeping up with the latest images from the biggest names has never been easier.

NEIMAN MARCUS + TARGET + THE CFDA!

A lot has been said about the merger of high and low end, but when Neiman Marcus starts collaborating with Target, the game is definitely changing. A limited edition collection featuring looks created by an all-star lineup of designers, including Carolina Herrera, Derek Lam, Diane von Furstenberg, Jason Wu, Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta and Tory Burch, will launch just in time for the holidays. If those names aren’t enough to entice you, dont’ worry Alice + Olivia, Altuzarra, Band of Outsiders, Brian Atwood, Eddie Borgo, Judith Leiber, Lela Rose, Marchesa, Philip Crangi, Prabal Gurung, Proenza Schouler, Rag & Bone, Robert Rodriguez, Rodarte, Skaist-Taylor, Thom Browne and Tracy Reese will also be participating. Prices are from $7 to $499 – so there is sure to be something for everyone.

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Just One Look – YSL

January 18th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Every year there are pieces that become repeat offenders: out of the hundreds of looks presented each season a few manage to monopolize editorial space and show up in just about every magazine. When you see the same piece in different images the importance of styling, hair & makeup really becomes evident – one wrong element and the clothes can look unappealing.

Lately we’ve been noticing a very chic Yves Saint Laurent coat popping up in editorial after editorial, looking different in each picture.  Made of “pale green lace jacquard with black cornelly embroideries” the coat was look one during the spring / summer show and looked pretty fetching on Kasia Struss. In the magazines the same look takes on a variety of guises: in the pages of Vogue Italia it turns into a harlequin costume for Querelle Jansen, while Harper’s Bazaar uses it as a retro topper for a blonde Bette FrankeW Magazine focuses on the graphic print with a black and white shot and some serious eye makeup on Cara Delevingne, while Elle goes in a flamboyant direction placing it on top of a red satin bra and a knit skirt from Chloe.

WHICH VARIATION OF THE LOOK IS YOUR FAVORITE?  

Ph. Craig McDean | PublicationVogue Italia | ModelQuerelle Jansen | Fashion EditorKarl Templer | Hair - Eugene Souleiman | Makeup - Mark Carrasquillo

Ph.Lachlan Bailey| PublicationHarper’s Bazaar | ModelBette Franke | Fashion EditorBrana Wolf | Hair - Akki Shirakawa | Makeup - Francelle Daly

Ph. Emma Summerton | PublicationW Magazine | ModelCara Delevingne | Fashion EditorEdward Enninful | Hair - Odile Gilbert | Makeup - Miranda Joyce

Ph. KT Auleta | Publication -Elle | Model -Rasa Zukauskaite & Anne-Sophie Monrad | Fashion EditorLester Garcia | Hair – Bok Hee | Makeup - Benjamin Puckey

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The Poly Principal

October 27th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Natasha Poly guest edits Vogue Espana and the magazine produces one of its chicest issues to date: coincidence? We think not! Inside you’ll find insight into the world of Poly, complete with a glimpse at her home and her fairytale wedding. The compelling content shows Natasha as a world-class model, but it also reveals other sides of the Russian beauty. Did you know Natasha is a beauty expert? She even does double duty as makeup artist on Maciek Kobielski‘s story, creating a glossy black lip and smoky eye with precision.

By Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin

By Greg Kadel

By Maciek Kobielski

By Mariano Vivanco

By Lachlan Bailey

Designers pay tribute to Natasha

Natasha’s Wedding Photos

Inside Natasha’s art filled home

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Muse Madames

September 15th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Muse Magazine always delights with their content and the chic mag never fails to bring out the best in the models featured inside their pages. Their double covers for fall have epic beauties Toni Garrn and Doutzen Kroes looking like goddesses and within the magazine you’ll find equally alluring images of Missy Rayder, Aline Weber and Valerija Kelava – who can resist such lush images and such stunning ladies.

Doutzen Kroes by Lachlan Bailey

Aline Weber by Tom Munro

Valerija Kelava by Maciek Kobielski

Missy Rayder by Chad Pitman

Toni Garrn by Mariano Vivanco

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Handsome Girl

July 25th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Has Freja Beha Erichsen graduated from star model to full fledged fashion icon? Vogue China seems to think so, enlisting Tao Okamoto to recreate Freja’s signature tomboy-chic look in Lachlan Bailey‘s beauty story. Styled by Clare Richardson and featuring leather and denim duds from Chanel and Calvin Klein, the story does a good job recreating Freja’s quintessential model off duty style. Always fun to see one model pay tribute to another, perhaps next month we can have the tables turned with Freja sporting Tao’s memorable bowl cut.

HAIR STYLIST Rudi Lewis MAKEUP Sally Branka MANICURE Kelly B

Scan Credit | Aja Mok @ tFS

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Easy Breezy

May 19th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Lachlan Bailey puts us in the mood for summer with an engaging story for Vogue China. Styled by Melanie Huynh and featuring pieces from Givenchy, Dior and Balenciaga, the editorial takes high end looks and gives them a casual spin. Shu Pei and Hailey Clauson wear the looks perfectly and turn the sidewalks into runways: both girls look completely at ease as the wind whips through their hair.

Scans by Aja Mok at tFS

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