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Four Visions

March 29th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Unless you’ve placed yourself on a magazine ban, or been living beneath the safety of a rock, you’ve heard the murmurs about Vogue Paris losing its edge. Whether it is blog posts about lackluster covers, or tFS rumblings, it feels like everyone has an opinion on the excitement level (or lack there of) in the post Carine Roitfeld era.

While we admit to missing the sexed up, controversy courting, boundary pushing days of Mme. Roitfeld, the Emmanuelle Alt helmed VP has its high points - Wham lipsync moment non-withstanding. April’s issue features a striking beauty story by Karim Sadli, featuring Malgosia Bela reinvented by four of the top young talents in hair & makeup. Anthony Turner, Lucia Pica, Yadim & James Pecis create a series of strong, attention grabbing looks for Malgosia that showcase their creativity and modern views of what a striking editorial look can be — how’s that for excitement.

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Blast from the Past: Editors As Models

March 28th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Much is said about the relatively short span of most modeling careers. If you’re among the lucky few like Malgosia Bela or Naomi Campbell, you can model for decades, but most people who start their careers on the catwalk find that 15 minutes of fame comes and goes quickly. This isn’t always a bad thing, many move on to bigger and better things; you can’t see a movie without spotting a model-turned-actress and you can’t work on a fashion shoot without stumbling into someone had a modeling moment. Today we take a look at a few of the fashion editors who’ve done their share in front of the camera.

Camilla Nickerson  – Camilla has been styling since the 80s, but back in 1993 she graced the cover of Vogue Italia shot by Steven Meisel and if that doesn’t count for a model moment, we don’t know what does.

Tabitha Simmons – Shoe designer, stylist, Vogue Contributing editor – Tabitha Simmons has got a full plate on her hands, but somehow she found the time to strut down the Balenciaga runway back in Spring/Summer 02 when she was modeling. We have to say that Ms. Simmons looks right at home in those Ghesquière trousers – wouldn’t mind seeing her on back on the catwalk again if she ever gets a moment free!

Julia Sarr-Jamois Wonderland Magazine‘s Fashion Editor is a rising star and a regular on the street style blogs, where she always looks camera ready. It should come as no surprise then that she modeled in her teens in ads for brands like Diesel and Fred Perry, but switched to styling because she wanted to express herself creatively.

Grace Coddington – If you’ve Netflixed The September Issue, you know that Grace began her fashion tenure as a model for 60s superstar photographers like Avedon & Carpatian – see her 1962 Vogue cover below. Her modeling career was cut short by a car accident at 26, but she went on to innovate the industry behind the scenes at British Vogue & American Vogue.

Edward Enninful – When he was 16, Edward was spotted on the train by none other than Simon Foxton, two weeks later he was scouted by a modeling agent! By 17 he was shooting with Nick Knight and introduced to i-D’s Terry Jones – thus began one of fashion’s most prolific and interesting careers.

 

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At Long Last

February 6th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

We’re always eager to see the very latest from The Last Magazine and their larger than life, immersive issues never fail to impress. The Last’s latest cover girl, Malgosia Bela, has a timeless appeal and heaps of presence in Josh Olins‘ up close and personal portrait, styled by the magazine’s fashion director Alastair McKimm.

Inside you’ll find new images of favorites like Anna Selezneva, Jacquelyn Jablonski and Jamie Bochert, along with profiles of actor Ezra Miller, designer Anthony Vaccarello and more!

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Happy Go Lucky

June 21st, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Vogue Espana‘s latest combines Malgosia Bela‘s effortless charm and a perfect red lip courtesy of Lloyd Simmonds in a series of lighthearted portraits by Greg Kadel. The clothing selected by stylist, Belen Antolin may be a glamorous mixture of high fashion labels like Vuitton and Balenciaga, but the story doesn’t take itself seriously.

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Double Vision

March 30th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Malgosia Bela never fails to make an image memorable and with two stunning covers out this month, the veteran model is at the top of her game. Cuneyt Akeroglu shoots Malgosia for a gorgeous bohemian themed Vogue Turkey and on Numero, Ms. Bela shares face time with a live cheetah who nearly steals the show!

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Alt. Viewpoints

March 23rd, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

After months of waiting Emmanuelle Alt‘s first issue as editor in chief of Vogue Paris is finally on newsstands. With a focus on simple fashion and showcasing the beauty of the clothes, the content seems destined to be a far cry from the audacious stories pioneered by Carine Roitfeld. Take a glimpse at this preview of editorials from the new edition and tell us what you think about Alt’s new vision for Vogue.

See Vogue Paris’ Preview of their April issue at Vogue.fr

Sasha Pivovarova by Hans Feurer

Isabeli Fontana by David Sims

Malgosia Bela by Josh Olins

Gisele Bundchen by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin

Snejana Onopka by Katja Rahlwes

Image Credits | Scans by Diorette & GiseleFans at tFS

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Campaign Trail

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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Seasonal Reboots

December 21st, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Two of fashion’s biggest brands refresh their images with crisp new ad campaigns that offer up fresh takes on their aesthetics. Steven Meisel shoots Gisele Bundchen for Balenciaga and strips the supermodel of her patented sex appeal for a sporty and boyish campaign that captures the pared down look of the collection itself. Yuri Pleskun joins La Bundchen on the romp, sporting layers of face paint by Pat McGrath

Beige is the signature color of Hannah MacGibbon’s Chloe, so it makes sense that David Sims‘ campaign is almost entirely ecru. Malgosia Bela and Iselin Steiro look casually chic in the line’s classic silhouettes and clean lines.

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