Brave New (and Beautiful) World

March 9th, 2016 |Posted by steven.yatsko


Olivia Jansing by Marcus Ohlsson & Andrew Logan by Philippe Vogelenzang

Beauty Papers is the two issue old publication with a predilection for all things beauty. That much can gathered from its title alone. But one look inside its sophomore release and it’s clear the brainchild of Maxine Leonard steers vehemently clear of any sort of prix fixe beauty others are serving. Beauty Papers is Maxine’s visual adage endeavoring to articulate a more modern language of makeup-ing. Inside is a cosmetic playground, the respective efforts of beauty veterans and photographers letting loose their explorative ideas of application, color and medium. We spoke to its editor in chief Maxine Leonard about the magazine and more, plus check out the preview of issue 1 “Plastics” below.

When did humor come into play for Beauty Papers or into your idea of beauty in general?
Humour like beauty is personal. Our approach is to hopefully inspire, the result in how this is viewed is left to the reader as to whether they sense or identify humour. I think it is emotive, however read. There is no beauty without emotion.

What was the most difficult part of conception for issue 1 (the second issue)?
Beauty Papers is at the start of its journey so we really don’t think in terms of ‘difficult’ because it is a very exciting time for us.

Why “Plastics”?
We chose ‘plastic’ because it defines the world we live in, and it has long been the byword for celebrity culture, the cult of plastic people-‘Fakeness’ is a look and lifestyle pursued by legions of women and men. And then there is the sheer joy of the material itself, the qualities of stretch, transformation and transparency. Plastic is defined by being easily shaped or moulded, which for us, is also a metaphor for how we change and mould ourselves to survive, fit in, and even succeed.

What were some conceptual guidelines and shoot dos and don’ts given out?
We explored the concept visually and culturally and created a collection of inspiration material that we shared with all our collaborators, they asked questions, observed and found their particular perspectives sometimes opening doors on less comfortable issues and ideas we encounter everyday. Plastic was the platform and from this dreams were created of exquisite fantastical extremes and contradictions. Without the dreams and dream makers where would we be? We have an open dialogue with all the artists that work with us but there are no do’s and don’ts. That is what is so exhilarating.

How has your own perspective of editorial beauty changed and what was missing that made you want to start the magazine?
On this journey there have been several occasions that have changed my perspective and made me reevaluate my approach. I interviewed Christiaan for issue 0 and the meeting was timely. He told me I would make mistakes and that it was never about agenda, it was about friends working together. I interviewed Serge Lutens and he told me not to lower my flag. Most importantly I met Valerie who restored my faith and reignited my belief and passion. Beauty Papers is about artists working together and inspiring each other. It is about community and creation, something we felt was lacking.

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Heather Kemesky by Liz Collins (Camilla Lowther Management) | Stylist Way Perry | Hair Samantha Hillerby (Streeters London) | Makeup Maxine Leonard (Jed Root) | Manicurist Jenny Longworth (Camilla Lowther Management) | Casting Shelley Durkan (New York: D + V Management, London: D + V Management )


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Leila Goldkuhl by Paola Kudacki (Camilla Lowther Management) | Stylist Akari Endo-Gaut (New York: FRANK REPS NY, Los Angeles: FRANK REPS LA) | Hair Kevin Ryan (Art + Commerce) | Makeup Mathias van Hooff (Management + Artists) | Casting Shelley Durkan (New York: D + V Management, London: D + V Management )


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Harleth Kuusik by Amy Troost | Hair Holli Smith | Casting Beth Dubin


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Anabel Krasnotsvetova by Julia Noni (Chris Boals Artists CBA) | Stylist Vittoria Cerciello (New York: FRANK REPS NY, Los Angeles: FRANK REPS LA) | Hair Franco Gobbi (Streeters New York) | Makeup Violette (Management + Artists) | Manicurist Eri Handa | Casting Shelley Durkan (New York: D + V Management, London: D + V Management )


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Briley Jones by Ben Hassett (Management + Artists) | Stylist Anna Trevelyan (Camilla Lowther Management) | Hair Peter Gray (Home Agency) | Makeup Isamaya Ffrench (Streeters London) | Manicurist Martha Fekete (Bryan Bantry)


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Sofia Fanego byPaul Maffi | Stylist Paul Sinclaire (Katy Barker) | Hair Tomo Kono | Manicurist Jin Soon Choi (Jed Root)


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Olivia Jansing by Marcus Ohlsson (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management, Stockholm: LUNDLUND) | Stylist Michelle Cameron (New York: FRANK REPS NY, Los Angeles: FRANK REPS LA) | Hair Rita Marmor (Streeters New York) | Makeup Benjamin Puckey (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management) | Manicurist Honey (Exposure NY) | Casting Shelley Durkan (New York: D + V Management, London: D + V Management )


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Harmony Boucher by David Oldham | Hair Raphael Salley (Streeters London) | Makeup Janeen Witherspoon | Manicurist Imarni (Saint Luke Artist Management)


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Tush is in Season

March 17th, 2015 |Posted by Irene Ojo-Felix

Tush holds no bars so when their latest issue celebrates 10 years expect the unconventional. Their editorial is just as creative as usual with starking imagery that makes cover models Myla Dalbesio, Luca Gajdus, Irene Hiemstra, Sabrina Ioffreda, Lina Berg,& Toni Garrn beautifully metamorphic. From Irina exquisite in Iris van Herpen to Myla bearing all in her designer best. Tush called on the talents of creatives Txema Yeste, Oliver Stalmans, Liz Collins (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management), Armin Morbach, & Marcus Ohlsson (LUNDLUND) to bring their arresting vision to the quarterly publication and the results are more than impressive.

See an exclusive look at the covers below.

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Myla Dalbesio by Armin Morbach, styling by Ingo Nahrwold.

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Irene Hiemstra by Armin Morbach, styling by Katrin Gerhardy.

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Sabrina Ioffreda by Txema Yeste, styling by Bernat Buscato.

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Lina Berg by Liz Collins (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management), styling by Lynn Schmidt (Walter Schupfer Management).

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Luca Gajdus by Marcus Ohlsson (LUNDLUND), styling by Joanne Blades.

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Toni Garrn by Hunter & Gatti (OPUS), styling by Brandon Maxwell (Camilla Lowther Management).

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Scandinavia Nights

December 1st, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Nothing is quite like the moment when a magazine finds its groove and Scandinavia SSAW Magazine certainly has with its S/S15 issue. The artistically minded glossy has always had impressive content, but the issue dubbed “July Nights” takes their darkly elegant sensibilities one step further with an issue that skews earthier and rawer than what we’ve seen from the publication before. Led by Creative director & Editor in Chief, Jakob Hysén Hedberg, the team creates a series of editorials that merge fashion, nature and the occasional nod to Ingmar Bergman into a delight for viewers. Boe Marion shoots model’s model, Kim Peers on the coasts of Bergman’s beloved Baltic island, Fårö the setting of classic films like Persona and Through a Glass Darkly. The cinematic influence infuses Marion’s story with an intensity and stripped down beauty that gives each image power. Elsewhere in the issue, Edita Vilkeviciute and Maja Salamon connect with nature via atmospheric stories that capitalize on each woman’s unique allure.

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ART DIRECTION Jakob Hysén Hedberg
PHOTO Boe Marion (New Blood Agency)
FASHION Oscar Lange (LINKDETAILS)
HAIR Dejan Cekanovic (HALL&LUNDGREN)
MAKEUP Karin Westerlund (MIKAS LOOKS)
MODELS Kim Peers and Dina

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ART DIRECTION Jakob Hysén Hedberg
PHOTO Hasse Nielsen (CAMERALINK)
FASHION Lisa Lindqwister (LUNDLUND)
HAIR Erika Svedjevik FOR REDKEN (LINKDETAILS)
MAKEUP Zenia Jaeger (THE WALL GROUP)
MODEL Edita Vilkeviciute

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ART DIRECTION Jakob Hysén Hedberg
PHOTO Benjamin Vnuk (LUNDLUND)
FASHION Oscar Lange (LINKEDETAILS)
HAIR Joseph Pujalte (Atomo Management)
MAKEUP Hugo Villard (Atomo Management)
MODEL Maja Salamon

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ART DIRECTION Jakob Hysén Hedberg
PHOTO Marcus Ohlsson (LUNDLUND)
HAIR Linda Shalabi (LINKEDETAILS)
MAKEUP Anya de Tobon (LINKEDETAILS)
MODEL Manon Leloup

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ART DIRECTION Jakob Hysén Hedberg
PHOTO Benjamin Vnuk (LUNDLUND)
FASHION Oscar Lange (LINKDETAILS)
HAIR Martina Senke (MIKAS LOOKS)
MAKEUP Anya de Tobon (LINKDETAILS)
MODEL Karlina Caune

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Inside Scandinavia

May 29th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

You’ve glimpsed the seemingly infinite covers of Frida Gustavsson for Scandinavia SSAW Magazine, but when it comes to magazines it’s what is inside that counts. In keeping with the ‘literally unique’ theme of the issue, the content centers around eye-catching editorials with an individualist sensibility. The fashion content is an enticing mix of  fresh pieces from AcneHaider AckermannAlexander McQueen and H&M spread across stories that run the gamut from Marcus Ohlsson‘s revealing take on minimalism, to Andreas Öhlund and Maria Therese (LUNDLUND)’s eclectic exploration of the season’s knitwear.

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Photo: Victor Demarchelier
Fashion: Ethel Park
Models: Frida Gustavsson, Josephine Skriver
Makeup: Adrien Pinault
Hair: Tuan Anh Tran
Creative Direction: Jakob Hysén Hedberg

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Photo: Andreas Öhlund
Fashion: Oscar Lange
Model: Codie Young
Makeup: Anya de Tobon
Hair: Rudi Lewis
Creative Direction: Jakob Hysén Hedberg

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Photo: Elisabeth Toll
Fashion: Oscar Lange
Models: Hedvig Palm, Tuva, Fia and Liv
Makeup: Anya de Tobon
Hair: Linda Shalabi
Creative Direction: Jakob Hysén Hedberg

 


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Photo: Boe Marion
Fashion: Oscar Lange
Models: Julia Hafström, Erik Andersson
Makeup: Anya de Tobon
Hair: Dejan Cekanovic
Creative Direction: Jakob Hysén Hedberg

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Photo: Marcus Ohlsson
Fashion: Oscar Lange
Models: Stina Rapp, Marikka Juhler, Moa Åberg
Makeup: Anya de Tobon
Hair: Martina Senke
Creative Direction: Jakob Hysén Hedberg

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BON Bons

February 16th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Bon Magazine‘s always inventive selection of fashion features never fails to impress. The Swedish glossy offers a curated perspective on all that is new, fresh and happening right now. Everything from the model selection, to the designers featured is representative of the current mood. Whether it is Marique lounging in the retro siren essentials that are all over the runway, or Elsa wearing those coveted  Theyskens Theory pieces, each story creates its own distinctive mood, while capturing the essence of a current trend. Take a look inside our preview for a taste of Bon and see the gorgeous stories – plus 4 cool collectors covers.

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REVOLUTIONARY ROADY
Photographer: Ben Weller | Stylist: Marcus Soder | Models: Caterina Ravaglia, Alys Hale, Ben Waters, Morris Pendlebury, Allen Taylor, Aine O’Gorman, Eli Griffiths, Kate Howat, Kumi Keazor, Grace Veenman, Keats Kolyasnikova | Casting: Etty Bellhouse / 10-4 inc | Hair: Karin Bigler | Make up: Shinobu

SWEET SURRENDER
Photographer: Benny Horne | Stylist: Melissa Ventosa Martin | Model: Marique Schimmel | Hair: Andre Gunn | Make up: Dawn Broussard

BROTHERS IN ARMS
Photographer: Andreas Larsson | Stylist: Stevie Westgarth | Models: Oliver Greenall, Sascha Bailey, Todd Taylor, Conor Skilbeck, Holly Foxton, Joshua Moroney, Jay | Casting director: Eddie Martin / File & Parade | Hair: Ali Pirzadeh

PURE DESIRES
Photographer: Marcus Ohlsson | Stylist: Naomi Itkes | Model: Sara Blomqvist, Hedvig Palm, Hanna Svensson, Moa Åberg  Casting director: Åsa Karyd  Hair: Mike Lundgren | Make up: Anya de Tobon

SHAKE ME UP, SHAKE ME DOWN
Photographer: Camilla Akrans | Model: Theres Alexandersson | Hair: Ali Pirzadeh | Make up: Wendy Rowe

OLIVIER THEYSKENS THEORY
Photographer: Elle Muliarchyk | Stylist: Gillian Wilkins | Model: Elsa Sylvan | Hair: Luke Baker | Make up: Cynthia Rose

THOM BROWN COLLECTION
Photographer: Hasse Nielsen | Stylist: Polina Aronova | Model: Yuri Pleskun, Victoria Richardson, Anna Zanovello | Hair: Cim Mahony | Make up: Fredrik Stambro

CLEAN SLATE
Photographer: Stefan Zschernitz | Stylist: Toby Grimditch | Model: Kristina Salinovic | Hair: Kenichi | Make up: Shinobu

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BON Voyage

September 22nd, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Bon Magazine‘s fall issue takes viewers on a fantastic voyage. The jam-packed edition is filled with fashion finery from labels like Alexander McQueen and Yves Saint Laurent and a host of the season’s hottest faces. Take a look at a few of our favorite images from the fall edition inside our exclusive preview.

Charlie Timms and Lowell Tautchin by Andreas Larsson, Fashion Editor Stevie Westgarth

Britt Maren by Ben Weller | Fashion Editor Clare Richardson

Josephine Skriver by Hasse Nielsen | Fashion Editor Sassie Baré

Dafne Cejas and Alexander Johansson by Marcus Ohlsson Fashion Editor Naomi Itkes

Daga Ziober by Aitken Jolly, Fashion Editor Marcus Soder

Katrin Thormann by Benny Horne, Fashion Editor Marcus Soder

Linnea Regnander by Elisabeth Toll, Fashion Editor Marcus Soder

Daria Strokous by Steven Pan, Fashion Editor Tom Van Dorpe

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