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Que Linda

March 9th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Though the epic model moments of the 90s can never be duplicated, it doesn’t hurt to see a little tribute every now and then. Muse Magazine enlists Mariano Vivanco to shoot two of today’s premier beauties in an alluring edit that aims to capture the spirit of Linda Evangelista and her effervescent personality. Kendra Spears and Toni Garrn star as the kind of runway divas of the highest order, while Beth Fenton provides a wardrobe of sexy looks that scream supermodel. The retro vibe is accentuated by Billy B‘s eyeliner and nude lip centric recreation of the mid 90s beauty look du jour and Ashley Javier‘s Evangelista-esque coifs.

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Love Linda

February 2nd, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Linda Evangelista.
Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.
Katie Grand.
Love Magazine.

The legend of Linda continues with LOVE’s stunning spring / summer edition, their first ever issue with only one cover, a vibrant shot inspired by the work of artist Jamie Reid. When you have Linda Evangelista at your disposal, what more do you need?

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Transformers

August 17th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Steven Meisel and Edward Enninful craft an inspired story for W Magazine that tributes timeless fashion icons with a little help from today’s best models and a certain super who needs no introduction whatsoever.

View the entire story on W Magazine.com 

HAIR Jimmy PaulMAKEUP Pat McGrath MANICURE Jin Soon Choi

Linda Evangelista as Zizi Jeanmaire

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Deja Vu

May 23rd, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Isabeli Fontana.
Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.
Vogue Paris.

Is it just us or do Mert & Marcus have a little Meisel crush? Remember their recreation of Meisel’s Kristen McMenamy Vogue Italia cover? This time around they cast Isabeli Fontana as a 21st century version of Linda Evangelista by Meisel on the cover of VP. We’re beginning to see a pattern, though Meisel isn’t the only photographer M&M have paid tribute to. Their series of covers for LOVE draws direct inspiration from the work of Helmut Newton.

Scanned by | The Frenchy @ tFS

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mdc ♥ : last minute gifts

December 24th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Still looking for a last minute gift? Or perhaps ready to treat yourself to something great in celebration of surviving the year? Here are a small selection of fashionable treats certain to bring a smile to anyones face.

Masters of Fashion Illustration

A stunning collection of images by one of the foremost fashion illustrators; Downtown has captured everyone from Linda Evangelista to Carmen dell’Orefice in his beautiful drawings.

Tom Ford Lipsticks

With their silky smooth texture and righly pigmented colors Tom Ford’s lipstick collection offers up a bit of luxury for beauty lovers. Shown here in the covetable shades of Bruised Plum, Warm Sable and Moroccan Rouge.

Blow by Blow: The Story of Isabella Blow

One of fashion’s most influential forces is remembered by her husband in this revealing biography. A must read for any fans of Isabella Blow or Alexander McQueen.

Jonathan Adler Angel & Devil Mugs

Who cares if you’ve been naughty or nice! Taking a sip of eggnog from one of Adler’s delightfully cute mugs is pure fun.


Edith Head : The Fifty-Year Career of Hollywood’s Greatest Costume Designer

Any appreciators of cinema will enjoy this look back through the years of costumer Edith Head’s creations for the films of Paramount and Universal. Her work for actresses like Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly helped to define Hollywood style for several decades.

Graphic Image iPad Case

Need something chic to put your latest tech goodies in? This grey leather case is about the coolest we’ve seen.

Vosges Exotic Truffle Collection

Paprika, pepper, caramel, nougat and then some; experience the multitude of flavor sensations in Vosges’ Exotic Truffle collection. Delicious!

Panasonic TA-1

HD video in your pocket, perfect for recording family moments or sneaking backstage with.



Patrick Demarchelier

There are so many iconic images inside Patrick Demarchelier‘s eponymous book that it would take forever to list them. The special shots of Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington and Madonna should be more than enough to entice you.



Bond No. 9 Scented Candles

With their unique packaging and heavenly scents, Bond’s candles make for a sweet scented treat. Especially fabulous is the Andy Warhol Union Square candle, with notes of Lily of the valley, green stem, blue freesia, white birchwood, amber, and musk.

Make A Donation!

Don’t forget that a charitable donation also makes for a wonderful gift this season. Incredible organizations like Doctors Without Borders, Fresh Air Fund , World Wildlife Fund , UNICEF and hundreds of others are all in need of a helping hand.

Happy Holidays from Everyone at MDC, no matter what you’re celebrating (or even if you’re not celebrating at all) we wish you a joyous end of year!

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Visual Branding

August 13th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Nothing conveys the identity of a brand quite like its advertising and more and more mainstream fashion brands are attempting to tweak their image via campaigns that utilize fashion’s biggest powerplayers. Case in point, the F/W campaign for conservative brand, Talbots features the edgy pairing of Linda Evangelista and Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. Meanwhile Jones New York enlists Annie Leibovitz and a slew of top names like Hilary Rhoda, Jessica Stam, Hana Soukupova, Jacquetta Wheeler, Du Juan, Yasmin WarsameAminata Niaria and Ujjwala Raut for their ads. Not to be left in the dust, mall staple Esprit enlists Coco Rocha for its collection ads and Anne Vyalitsyna, Du Juan and Missy Rayder by Mariano Vivanco for the mainline.

The addition of a familiar (and fashionable) face can add a layer of cool to a brand’s image, but does the trick work? Did any of these ads enhance your opinion of the labels in question? Tell us.


Linda for Talbots


Jones New York’s impressive cast

Esprit chose top models like Coco, Missy, Du & Anne V for both its lines

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Bits & Bytes: Backstage Captured

June 16th, 2010 |Posted by Betty

Boys’ First Looks, gouache, watercolor, chalk, graphite & frisket on paper
50″ x 42″, Paris. Backstage at Givenchy Men’s show June 2009.

For you West Coasters, casting director and artist Daniel Peddle‘s show Backstage is in San Francisco for 3 more weeks. We adore Daniel’s dreamy watercolors works which not only captures the ephemeral world of backstage but transforms the normal hecticness into a surreal, contemplative realm.


Fashion news:

Wow, do we love Daphne Guiness, who bought Isabella Blow’s entire wardrobe. “Like any artist, it should not be dispersed, but remain as a monument with people having access to it,” said Ms. Guinness.

Nicola Formichetti rumored to be Thierry Mugler’s new artistic director…. True or false?

Brits invade France. “With Pugh probably in at Mugler, it seems like Paris’ major houses are getting a British makeover. Giles Deacon just took over the helm of Emanuel Ungaro with help from Katie Grand and Phoebe Philo has been holding it down in Paris for years, recently at Celine and previously at Chlöe (where fellow Brit Hannah MacGibbon currently resides).”

Harold Tillman (owner of Jaeger and Aquascutum and President of British Fashion Council) was awarded a CBE; Designer Tamara Mellon and uber photographer Nick Knight were awarded OBE’s from the Queen. That’s a pretty big deal for those who didn’t know about it.

Modeling news:

Constance, Freja, Natasha, Sasha, Sessilee. If you haven’t seen the preview for the Loic Prigent see it here now documentary for French Vogue, . A fascinating glimpse into the fabulous and oft times lonely life of the new supermodels.

Christy Turlington is not just a supermodel on the outside but a pretty super person on the inside. Check out her new documentary.

Dorothea Barth Jorgensen, on her really cool blog, interviews James Tinnelly from Women whose love and passion for the industry knows no bounds.

Agyness Deyn may be one of our favorite models ever for her awesome personality, her new website makes us even more of a fan.

Photographer Lara Rossignol found these long ago pics of Linda Evangelista; what’s great is the story she tells of Linda and why Miss E will always be the best supermodel ever.

Miscellaneous:

Check out new online magazine, Omit.

Photographers, you have 5 days till the deadline for PDN’s Fashion Photography competition.

Steven Klein, on his first music video, explains the Lady Gaga video.

New face Edmond R (left) and Carson (right) are 2 lovely surprises from Chosen Management (below)

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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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