New Ground

May 15th, 2012 |Posted by Betty

Last fall, Virgine Magazine’s inventive editorial with everyday objects as “clothing” caused quite a stir on the web. The whole team is back under a new moniker, The GROUND Magazine. We chatted with editor-in-chief Ryan Yoon on the relaunched and redesigned glossy.

MDC: Why the name change from Virgine to The GROUND?
Ryan Yoon
: We had to change the name because of possible conflict with Virgin Enterprise

MDC: What was your vision in the magazine’s redesign?
RY:
The GROUND Magazine is introducing a multiplicity of voices that parallel with the theme “Time” through “Connect,” “Charity” and “Cross Over & Innovation.”

MDC: One sentence that describes it.
RY:
A new platform bringing creatives together.

MDC: Interesting interviews for this issue?
RY:
Robert Polidori, Magnum Photos, Ralph Rucci, Lydia Hearst, Tommy Ton, Emma Summerton, Sebastian Kim, Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld

MDC: Where can we find it?
RY:
It will be available in New York, Paris, London, Milan, Seoul, Tokyo and soon available online at The GROUND and Milk MADE


The Ground, photo by Magnum photographer, Herbert List


Sky Ferreira by Chek Wu


Dorothea Barth Jorgensen by Nicholas Ong


Mila Krasnoiarova by Robert Hamada


Lydia Hearst by Ryan Yoon


Tabea Kobach by Seiji Fujimori


Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld by Seiji Fujimori

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Love by H&M

April 20th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

H&M offers a kiss for a cause with their latest campaign for Fashion Against Aids. Directed by Dan Martensen and featuring a cast of model couples, the ad is cool, romantic and offers a look at the most important thing there is – love. Of course H&M isn’t just offering lip service – 25% of the purchase price of all Fashion Against Aids items goes towards AIDS Prevention. MDC caught up with the campaign’s casting directors Daniel Peddle & Drew Dasent at Daniel Peddle Casting to find out more about the ad and the process behind the scenes.

MDC: What was the most enjoyable aspect of casting this campaign?

Daniel and Drew: Working with Jenny Friedberg at Creative Chaos on such a positive campaign and meeting such amazingly diverse real couples in love.

MDC: Fashion has always been such a huge support in the fight against AIDS. What other charities or initiatives have caught your eye?

Daniel and Drew: Doctors Without Borders does incredible work, Operation Smile is another favorite of ours which is enjoying a boost from supporters in fashion like Lydia Hearst and J. Lindeberg. We also are big fans of the work of God’s Love We Deliver.

MDC: What do you hope that people will take away after viewing this campaign?

Daniel and Drew: That we really are all the same and love has no boundaries.

For full campaign credits, click here.


Kel and Miles


Taylor and Mackenzie


Adam and Karolina B


Loammi and Mitch


Sedene and Austin


India and Brettony


Oscar and Alana

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Bits & Bytes: Exclusively Dior Homme

May 5th, 2010 |Posted by Betty

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Charlie Westerberg by Sharif Hamza for Dior Homme‘s fashion film, only at Nowness debuting tomorrow, Thursday May 6th.

The Nowness will feature an exclusive interview with Dior Homme creative director Kris Van Assche and film by Sharif Hamza. Charlie will appear with Douglas Neitzke and Oskar Landstrom, styled by Robbie Spencer. Click here on Thursday for the video (the video will not work till Thursday). (Image courtesy of Nowness)
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Fashion news:

Industrie Magazine will be turning the tables and writing about the insiders behind camera. Business of Fashion has a peek and interview.

You saw our pics of the Met’s Costume Exhibit this year. Now take a video walk with NY Mag.

The new documentary on Halston looks like a must see.

OK, you fashionistas KNOW you want this, the Louis Vuitton iPad holder. It comes out next year.

Business of Fashion talks to Jefferson Hack, editor extraordinaire.

Wanna hang out with Anna Wintour? If you haven’t heard already, a week at Vogue with Ms. Wintour sells for 42,500 DOLLARS!! Thank goodness it’s for a worthy cause (the RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights).

Miscellaneous:

Adam Sandler’s “You Don’t Mess with the Zohan” was loosely based on Vidal Sassoon? Wow.

Photographers, here are 13 ways to piss off a photo editor and get less work. Other excellent advice, this time from Andrew Eccles, “You can’t ever coast and you can’t ever quit.

Juergen Teller and Phoebe Philo‘s agent Katy Baggott has tragically passed away in her sleep at the young age of 39. Sadness.

Modeling news:

In loving memory of Ambrose Olson, Click Models puts up their favorite images of the young man. We will miss you, Ambrose.

Listen all you modeling agency scams and imposters… Ford Models is onto you.

The lovely Lydia Hearst talks about Steven Meisel changing her life, her charity and her transition to acting, only on Ponyryder.

Laetitia Casta will be Brigitte Bardot in a new movie about Serge Gainsbourg.

For all you model fans… who are also fans of Lost, take a look at the very young and gorgeous Josh Holloway.

Prod’n finds a 30 year old modeling book from Ford. Now THIS is a celebrity board.

Raquel Zimmermannn by Juergen Teller. Do you need to know anything else?

You want to know what the average male thinks of the top models? (Hint, it’s pretty damn clueless, as if you need us to tell you that.)

You saw the steamy pics of Evandro Soldati here in an exclusive sneak preview. Made in Brazil has the whole story behind his Brazilian male model extravaganza, Made in Brazil Magazine #1.

Beautiful newcomer belowJules from Adam NYC (via Excellent Male Model’s blog)
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Bits and Bytes: Natasha Poly for Blumarine

December 19th, 2008 |Posted by Betty

Lydia Hearst is an intern at Blackbook! With Kanye West looking for a gig and much ado about Sean Avery for Vogue, it seems interning is the cool new thing to do..

Madonna in Rio shoots with Brazilian hunks for W magazine, including top models Romulo Pires and Miro Moreira: Made in Brazil

If you want to submit for your favorite male model of the year, go to Young Dudes.

Art & Commerce’s Glen Luchford interacts with his fans.

The political becomes personal. Read how fashion and politics intertwine for James at Women Management.

We love Natasha! Natasha Poly by Craig McDean, styled by Joe McKenna.

Natasha for Blumarine from Women blog.

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Happy Holidays from H&M

December 8th, 2008 |Posted by Betty

What do Lydia Hearst, Alek Wek and Lisa Cant have in common? They’re all in the latest H&M commercial spot along with Guy Robinson, Ai Tominaga, Carmen Maria and Jeremy Dufour. Check out the 3rd spot and see Alek, Ai and Carmen Maria talk about the Little Black Dress. Click here and be merry!

Lydia Hearst for H&M.

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Elite Loves Sexy

October 22nd, 2008 |Posted by Wayne

Elite + just launched a new promo titled Love Sexy Elite to highlight the girls like Ambrosio and Noemie that a model watcher is praying will be among the beauties at the next VS extravaganza in Miami come November. Speaking of which, watch for some sexy news from MDC in the next few weeks.

Alessandra Ambrosio at Elite +

Ana Beatriz at Elite +

Emma Beam at Elite +

Jessica White at Elite +

Kemp Muhl at Elite +
Kenza Fourati at Elite +

Lydia Hearst at Elite +

Mini Anden at Elite +

Noemie Lenoir at Elite +

Violet Budd at Elite +

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