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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Sam Rollinson is Tranquil in T Magazine

September 1st, 2015 |Posted by steven.yatsko

T Magazine China enlists an always-in-mode Sam Rollinson as their September covergirl. Tranquil day lit scenes in modern fall wares set the mood photographed unposed by Yelena Yemchuk. Styled by Woo Wu, Sam acts as the perfect city sophisticate, serene in fresh black and cream silhouettes, all kept casual in white sneakers.  Makeup artist Mathias van Hooff goes the way of simple matte skin, while Sam’s shock of tousled hair by Raphael Salley adds a single layer of disorder to complete composure.

Model Sam Rollinson / Photographer Yelena Yemchuk / Stylist Woo Wu / Hair Raphael Salley (Streeters London) / Makeup Mathias van Hooff (Management + Artists)

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Free Bird

June 5th, 2015 |Posted by Irene Ojo-Felix

The latest from W Magazine brings a boho vibe courtesy of the talents of photographer Roe Ethridge and stylist Giovanna Battaglia. Edita Vilkeviciute is every bit the chic hippie in the latest wares from Valentino, Salvatore Ferragamo, and Emilio Pucci. The beauty team drives the theme home with a brushed out curly coif perfected by Yannick D’Is and azure lids and peach-painted pout by Mathias van Hooff.

See some the images below and pick up your copy of W Magazine out on newsstands now.

Photographer – Roe Ethridge, Stylist – Giovanna Battaglia, Hair – Yannick D’Is (Management + Artists), Makeup – Mathias van Hooff (Management + Artists), Nails – Megumi Yamamoto, Set Design – Andy Harman (Lalaland Artists)

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Lovely Day

May 20th, 2015 |Posted by steven.yatsko

Binx Walton covers Interview Germany‘s summer issue looking effortlessly fresh and lucid with her hallmark confidence photographed by Benjamin Alexander Huseby. For her interview, accompanying black and whites have Miss Walton strapped in Balmain styled by Jodie Barnes. Naturally prettified by crisp daylight, the modest, but lustrous, beauty look by Mathias van Hooff and Kei Terada keeps things simple.

 

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Binx Walton by Benjamin Alexander Huseby, Styled by Jodie Barnes, Hair by Kei Terada, Makeup by Mathias van Hooff (Management + Artists)

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A Rare Beauty

January 13th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Emma Summerton shoots a hair-raising beauty story for Vogue Italia featuring Sam Rollinson in an appealing assortment of wigs and dramatic makeup looks. Tomo Jidai styles Sam in everything from a bright orange bob, to brunette curls and a signature bowl cut, while Mathias van Hooff provides equally eye-catching makeup looks. Blue eyeshadow, bright red lips, thick winged liner – everything you’d want to see in a top notch editorial. Add in Elin Svahn‘s pattern and color filled styling selection and you have a story that brings the visual interest. 

See the full editorial at CLM

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Living Doll

October 31st, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Photographers never miss an opportunity to capture Lindsey Wixson‘s doll-like features and in the pages of the new Vogue Japan Emma Summerton expertly shoots Lindsay for a thrilling story that harks back to the story of Anastasia. Styled by Giovanna Battaglia utilizing richly detailed pieces from Duro Oluwu and Dolce & Gabbana, the images are a thrilling showcase for some of the season’s most extravagant fashions. Sporting rouged cheeks by  Mathias van Hooff and stylized hair by Neil Moodie, Lindsay looks surreal and sumptuous.

See even more from Vogue Japan at Vogue.co.jp

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A Furry Affair

August 1st, 2013 |Posted by models.com

It’s that time of year again, summer is coming to an end and the highly anticipated September issues will soon be taking over the magazine shelves. Vogue Japan has Cara Delevingne on its cover, but let’s set our focus inside the magazine, on Catherine McNeil and her mile-long legs. In “A Furry Affair”, photographed by Emma Summerton, McNeil is captured looking perfectly polished and sophisticated in glam furs, strappy sandals and satchels, a chic black bob, and deep red lips, and holds a beautifully mysterious gaze away from the camera. Take a look at the breathtaking editorial below, which completely captures the ‘wow’ factor of the anticipated issue.

Stylist: Patti Wilson | Hair: Duffy | Makeup: Mathias van Hooff | Nails: Alicia Torello | See the full story at CLM

Text by Victoria Perillo

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Lacey Things

November 4th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Emma Summerton and Patti Wilson tackle the season’s lace trend with an elegant story for Vogue Italia. With Aline Weber sporting some of the season’s key pieces, the story hits all the right  notes. Look closely and you’ll see Ralph Lauren‘s infamous dragon dress (fresh from Rooney Mara‘s November Vogue cover) and Stella McCartney’s popular polka dot number and even a look from Nicola Formichetti‘s Mulgler reboot. Shot in Summerton’s frosty color palette and accented by Shay Ashual & Mathias van Hooff‘s hair and makeup magic, the images are pure fashion fantasy.

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