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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Bare Essentials

June 8th, 2015 |Posted by steven.yatsko

For Russh magazine’s summer issue “Just As You Are” beauty is stripped down it its bare essentials: “Everyone agrees real beauty is the point where you decide to go with what you’ve got,” opens Editor in Chief Jess Blanch. Who better to encapsulate the mag’s motif than Sam Rollinson who naturally gleams on the cover simply photographed by Ward Ivan Rafik. Nastya Sten works gold and purple glitter paint ever so slightly in the beauty story also shot by Rafik with makeup artfully applied in shapes by Stevie Huynh with slick wettish hair by Brian Buenaventura. A second beauty story (this is the beauty issue after all) by James Nelson and Makeup artist Victoria Baron takes a more modest approach with simple rouge accents on lovely Eilika Meckbach. Have a look at the Models.com exclusive preview below and see the entire issue on stands June 11th.

Images courtesy of Russh

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Sam Rollinson by Ward Ivan Rafik (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY), Styling byVerity Parker (Jed Root), Hair by Mari Ohashi, Makeup by Niamh Quinn
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Eilika Meckbach by Jamie Nelson, Styling by Billie Iveson, Hair by Alan White, Makeup by Victoria Baron

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Claudia Wilkinson by James Nelson, Styling by Billie Iveson, Hair by Pete Lennon, Makeup by Claire Thomson
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Jessica Stam by James Nelson, Styling by Billie Iveson, Hairy by Renya Xydis, Makeup by Victoria Baron
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Nastya Sten by Ward Ivan Rafik (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY), Styling by Catherine Newell-Hanson (Home Agency), Hair by Brian Buenaventura (Management + Artists), Makeup by Stevie Huynh (New York: D + V Management, London: D + V Management ), Manicurist Eri Handa, Casted by Larissa Gunn
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Waleska Gorczevski byWard Ivan Rafik (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY), Styling by Michelle Cameron (Los Angeles: FRANK REPS LA, New York: FRANK REPS NY), Hair by Brian Buenaventura (Management + Artists), Makeup by Asami Taguchi (New York: FRANK REPS NY, Los Angeles: FRANK REPS LA)

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Street Style

August 8th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

i-D Magazine takes to the streets with a youth obsessed issue focusing on the young and vibrant talents making an impact at the moment. Naturally a few models are in the mix – everyone’s favorite tweeter Jourdan Dunn takes a selfie on her cover (this is her 7th i-D cover by the way), while Ondria Hardin serves up edgy glamour in a shot by Luigi & Daniele + Iango, meanwhile comeback kid Catherine McNeil is fresher than ever in a closeup by Collier Schorr. Looking for something a little more Hollywood? Fear not – Spring Breakers star Selena Gomez and singer-songwriter Sky Ferreira give the signature i-D wink on their covers.

For all the covers and even more of the Street Issue check out i-D Online 

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Ondria Hardin by Luigi & Daniele + Iango, fashion by Jacob K

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Jourdan Dunn by Jourdan Dunn, fashion by Charlotte Stockdale

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Catherine McNeil by Collier Schorr, fashion by Michelle Cameron

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First Look : Exit

December 12th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

The new issue of Exit Magazine is filled with things we love; exciting photography talent, models of the moment and a creative take on the season’s fashion standouts. Inside you’ll find new editorial eye-candy from Aitken Jolly, Hugh Lippe, Mel Bles, Steven Pan (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists) and styled to perfection by Sam Ranger, Michelle CameronJoanne Blades and more. You’ll also spot appearances by a host of modeling faves, including Anais Pouliot, Jacquelyn Jablonski, Ava Smith, Asia Piwka,Rutger Schoone and Patricia van der Vliet. Models aside, what captivates us most about Exit is its unique way of presenting editorials with artistry, take a look at Patricia as artist Kembra Pfahler for a prime example.

Ava Smith by Benny Horne, fashion by Catherine Newell-Hanson

Anais Pouliot by Tung Walsh, fashion by Sam Ranger

Kasia Struss by Hugh Lippe, fashion by Joanne Blades

Rutger Schoone by Mel Bles, fashion by Jason Hughes

Patricia van der Vliet by Aitken Jolly, fashion by Sam Ranger

Jacquelyn Jablonski by Steven Pan (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists), fashion by Michelle Cameron

Karlina Caune by Dancian (De Facto), fashion by Hanna Kelifa

Asia Piwka by Aitken Jolly, fashion by Sam Ranger

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First Look: Exit

May 29th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

With its unique blend of fashion, film and art Exit Magazine is one of the few magazines worth shelling out for. The latest issue is filled with glossy goodness, including several editorials featuring the best in new talent. Fresh models, rising photography stars, styling’s new guard and a bold, uncompromising look that crackles with energy. Don’t take our word for it, have a look at Exit’s beautiful selection of stories in this exclusive first look.

Ehren Dorsey by John Akehurst, fashion by Sam Ranger

Marte Mei van Haaster by John Akehurst, fashion by Sam Ranger

Oliver Greenall & Max Rendell by Mel Bles, fashion by Jason Hughes

Franzi Mueller by Paul Empson, fashion by Sam Ranger

Julia Frauche by Benny Horne, fashion Melissa Ventosa Martin

Katryn Kruger by Hugh Lippe, fashion by Melissa Klitzke-Rubini

Hailey Clauson by Aitken Jolly, fashion by Sam Ranger

Mirte Maas by Steven Pan, fashion by Michelle Cameron

 

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The Block Is Hot

April 12th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Nothing better than an early look at new fashion content and the latest issue of The Block Magazine is chock full of striking imagery featuring faves from the worlds of  music, fashion, art and film. Dubbed the “Issue of Marriage Equality” the Block is covered by three standouts, Garbage’s iconic singer the flame haired Shirley Manson, stunning top model Ymre Stiekema and everyone’s favorite poser / artist / actor the quirky Boyd Holbrook.

Of course we don’t judge a mag by its cover alone, because inside The Block there is plenty to love. Jeff Hahn‘s emotive images of real life couples, Tom Allen’s dreamy stills featuring the work of choreographer Justin Peck, Victor Demarchelier‘s NYC themed showcase for  Didier Malige‘s fascinating hair artistry story and Hugh Lippe‘s stark exploration of cutting edge menswear, all caught our eye. Don’t take our word for it of course – have a look at our exclusive preview to see some of the most striking shots inside the issue.

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Photography Bon Duke – Styling Matthe Violante

Photography  Peter Stanglmayr – Styling  Andreas Kokkino

Photography Catherine Servel – Styling Michelle Cameron – Model Ymre Stiekema

Photography Hugh Lippe – Styling Vanessa Chow

Photography Jeff Hahn

Photography Tom Allen

Photography Victor Demarchelier, Hair Didier Malige,

Boyd Holbrook by Doug Inglish

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