The Dance

August 28th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Chanel Iman and A$AP Rocky (1 Model Management) are a fashion power couple who look gorgeous in and out of editorial, but American Vogue puts the pair’s dancing skills to the test for a spirited September story by Mikael Jansson. Styled by Camilla Nickerson (Art Partner) and featuring an array of elegantly draped and flowing dresses designed for movement, the story offers a romantic look at fall’s detail rich pieces.

View the full story on Vogue.com

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Photographer’s Choice

August 21st, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

When it comes to September issues Interview Magazine has raised the bar this year. Enlisting seven of the world’s premiere photographers to capture images of their ideal women Interview unleashed a series of covers high on creativity and filled with an appealing array of women from the world’s of modeling and film. Each image is powerful in its own way whether it is Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (Art Partner) creating an idealized portrait of supermodel Naomi Campbell or Steven Klein (Art Partner) showcasing the erotic side of Oscar winner Nicole Kidman. With photographers given free reign to execute their images however they like and drive the direction of the September content the issue is heavy on arresting visuals and the kind of full-tilt creative freedom that makes for exciting editorials.

For more on the Photographers Issue head on over to Interview Magazine.com

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Naomi Campbell by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (Art Partner) / Styled by Ludivine Poiblanc (Management + Artists)

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Amber Valletta by Craig McDean / Styled by Karl Templer

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Daria Werbowy by Mikael Jansson / Styled by Karl Templer

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Nicole Kidman by Steven Klein (Art Partner) / Styled by Karl Templer

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Léa Seydoux by Peter Lindbergh / Styled by Ludivine Poiblanc (Management + Artists)

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Keira Knightley by Patrick Demarchelier / Styled by Elin Svahn

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Americana

June 17th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Mikael Jansson takes a voyage upstate for a rustic editorial that pairs pieces from fashion’s most luxurious labels with a down home backdrop that speaks to America’s working class roots. Wearing Louis Vuitton and Prada to the local rail-station or back-alley isn’t an every day occurrence, but in the knowing hands of Karl Templer the pieces seem down to earth rather than lofty. As worn by the youthful cast led by Grace Hartzel, Tami Williams, Harleth Kuusik, Nastya Sten, Vanessa Moody, Waleska GorczevskiDani Witt and Julia Hafstrom these designer looks represent the dressed down uniform girls everywhere. With this story Interview Magazine adds another hit to this month’s impressive editorial lineup.

See the full story in the MDC Fashion database

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Bohemian Rhapsody

June 16th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

The bohemian days of the late 60s come alive again in the pages of Vogue China with Kati Nescher and Natalie Westling playing a pair of luxe hippies in Mikael Jansson‘s sumptuous cover story. With crowns of flowers adorning their waist length tresses styled by Anthony Turner (Art Partner) and an array of floaty maxi dresses selected by Anastasia Barbieri (Art Partner), Kati and Natalie look authentically retro. Mark Carrasquillo (Art Partner) provides the final beauty touch adding on smoky eyes and pale lips into the equation to complete the mood.

View the full story and more from the July issue of Vogue China on Weibo

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She’s Got The Look

June 10th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

A model couldn’t ask for a better debut season than Kendall Jenner and Hollywood beauty continues her rise to the top with an only girl story in Interview Magazine. Mikael Jansson shoots Kendall in a sexy series of shots styled by Karl Templer and clad in revealing ensembles from VersaceAzzedine Alaia and Balmain Kendall looks every inch the star.

See the full story & corresponding interview on Interview Magazine.com 

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Cover Confidential

March 20th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Feburary and March are big business for fashion magazines with glossies often debuting some of their best and brightest content during these months focused on spring collections, renewal and change. Take a look back at some of the most interesting covers from the boundlessly creative, to the simply beautiful.

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Antidote Magazine‘s romance issue boasted multiple covers by Cuneyt Akeroglu featuring some of the world’s most beautiful women. United by their simple yet effective photography and their chic take on the magazine’s pristine subjects these covers were something special.

As one of fashion’s coolest faces Leona Binx Walton is typically photographed looking grungy, avant garde or off-kilter. Her Self Service cover with it’s effective beauty statement and clean layout showed another side. Collier Schorr portrait brings out Binx’s beauty, while maintaining her character.

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THE BEST OF CELEBRITY

There are few actresses as effervescent as Marion Cotillard and Interview Magazine‘s March cover captured the La Vie En Rose star’s elegant side with a shot by Craig McDean that positively crackles with good ol’ fashioned glamour. Styled by Karl Templer with makeup by Christophe Danchaud and a 40s coif by Sam McKnight the image strikes the right balance between retro film siren and modern glamour - as does the accompanying fashion story. 

On the flip side, Dazed & Confused‘s rough and tumble cover of Scarlett Johansson finds the star’s inner bad girl and brings it to the forefront with a vibrant shot by Benjamin Alexander Huseby . The combo of red background and Saint Laurent biker jacket and Scar-Jo’s glare makes for an appealing contrast to the typical smiling celebrity glamour shot.

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MINIMAL MARVELS

You can’t go wrong with a picture of Daria Werbowy and The Last Magazine served up an epic large format image the superstar looking foreboding for it’s spring issue –  Mikael Jansson‘s in your face shot captures Werbowy at her rawest and best.

The Gentlewoman always errs on the side of minimalism, but the pulpy red cover of Vivienne Westwood by Alasdair McLellan (Art Partner) was the perfect merger of timelessness and modernity.

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CREATIVITY RULES

Nick Knight‘s trippy photography has always struck a chord with surrealists and on the cover of GARAGE‘s spring/summer edition he twists and morphs Karlie Kloss and Cara Delevingne into unbidden creatures designs that were eventually tattooed onto the skin of Garage readers – how’s that for taking things to the next level.

E.T. got a fashion makeover with Lindsey Wixson taking over the frontpage of CR Fashion Book with an expressive Sebastian Faena image that puts Wixson’s otherworldly visage to good use with a sweet nod to an 80s favorite.

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DESIGNER DOMINATION

Karl Lagerfeld’s watercolor inspired spring Chanel collection has proved a hit with editors, in addition to appearing in the pages of just about every magazine imaginable his paint by numbers dresses found themselves on a variety of covers in March, most notably Vogue China, where two of the designer’s creations took center stage.

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Not one to be outdone, Miuccia Prada also made a strong showing this March (and April) with a variety of painterly spring looks from her collections showing up on the cover of several different magazines.

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Ph. Cuneyt Akeroglu for Vogue Spain | Emma Summerton for Vogue Australia | Mario Testino for British Vogue | Elle Greece | Thomas Whiteside for Elle UK | Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue Japan 

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First Look: The Last Magazine

February 7th, 2014 |Posted by Betty

The Daria Werbowy allure isn’t about a look as much as it’s about an attitude. With her innate presence and nonchalant take on fashion, the Canadian superstar has inspired the greats of the business. Is it any wonder then that she’s on her second cover of The Last Magazine. Shot by Mikael Jansson and styled by Alastair McKimm, the arresting image perfectly captures the Werbowy allure – cool, collected and complete with now famous nosering. In the accompanying story Mark Carrasquillo (Art Partner) provides the sleek makeup, while Yannick D’Is (New York: Management + Artists, Paris: Management + Artists) creates slicked back hair, both of which add to the dramatic beauty of Jansson’s high contrast shots. With an up close and personal view of one of the world’s most beautiful women, the expressive photos are sure to look incredible in The Last’s larger than life format.

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Go West!

February 3rd, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

A model like Sasha Pivovarova only comes along once in awhile, so you can always expect to see her beautiful face in the pages of top tier mags like American Vogue. Case in point the newest edition of Vogue where Sasha is featured twice – first in a Georgia O’Keefe inspired editorial by Mikael Jansson and then in dainty studio shots by Patrick Demarchelier. As a talented artist Sasha fits right into Jansson and Tabitha Simmons‘ richly detailed southwestern story; with canvases, cacti and plenty of Prada filling the pages the colorful images are among the best of the month.

See the full story on Vogue.com

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