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Artistic Flair

December 5th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin join forces with contemporary artist, Francesco Vezzoli for the latest covers of Flair. Inez & Vinoodh shoot muses Hilary Rhoda, Milla Jovovich, Karlie Kloss and Jessica Miller in elegant black and white portraits where the girls sport statement jewelry – including pieces from I&V’s eponymous line. Vezzoli puts an unusual twist on things via the addition of classical collage, merging marble sculptures with the stately photography.

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Face Off: Daft Darlings

November 6th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

French robo-duo Daft Punk have a way of showing up alongside gorgeous top models and while promoting their album, Random Access Memories they’ve made magazine appearances something of a habit. This month they share cover space with Gisele Bundchen on the frontpage of WSJ in a shot by Terry Richardson, but it wasn’t too long ago that they were in the pages of Vogue alongside Karlie Kloss. Add in a CR Fashion Book story back in August with Milla Jovovich, ads for Saint Laurent, Dazed covers, L’Uomo Vogue and well you get the picture.

But which model pulls off posing alongside the world’s most famous robots?

Who is taking it to that next level Gisele, Karlie or Milla? 

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Ph. Terry Richardson for WSJ

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Ph. Mathieu César for CR Fashion Book  - see the full story on CR Fashionbook.com 

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Ph. Craig McDean for American Vogue - see the full story on Vogue.com 

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Cover to Cover

January 14th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

It’s cover vs. cover in this roundup of the month’s fashion hits. Let us know which covers were your favorites and which one’s didn’t quite make the cut.

ANDROGYNOUS APPEAL

Both Saskia de Brauw and Milla Jovovich have an innately stylish vibe that sets them apart from other cover stars, so seeing their faces peering out from the newsstand is always a treat. On February’s Vogue Russia Saskia provides a bit of androgynous edge to Paolo Roversi‘s moody blue imagery in a serious yet sensual cover. Milla J on the other hand is looking resplendent in Saint Laurent Paris on Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin‘s New York themed cover of the new Vogue Paris.

SASKIA ON VOGUE RUSSIA OR MILLA ON VOGUE PARIS – WHICH COVER GETS YOUR VOTE?


2 SIDES OF CONSTANCE

February brings double the Constance Jablonski for you to enjoy, with two very different Vogue covers. Vogue Germany‘s Alexi Lubomirski (New York: Management + Artists, Paris: Management + Artists) image offers a sultry vision of the Estee Lauder face, complete with dark lips and a retro chic bob worthy of a classic film siren. Patrick Demarchelier shows another side of Constance on Vogue China‘s springy cover shot, a simple portrait that is about as pretty as it gets.

SULTRY CONSTANCE OR FLOWERY CONSTANCE – EVERYBODY WINS!


BATTLE OF THE BLONDES

It is hard to find a flaw on Scarlett Johansson, but how does Elle UK‘s Rankin cover with the Avengers beauty compare to their one and only Anja Rubik? Both stars are clad in minimalist chic, both are looking phenomenal, but ultimately Anja’s cover is the more dynamic of the two. Naturally that means it is also the more difficult one to get your hands on, if you’re in London head on over to Selfridges to get this limited edition Elle cover.

SCARLETT’S ELLE COVER OR ANJA’S ELLE COVER – WHICH GETS YOUR VOTE?


THE TEASERS

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s new ‘Clean Issue’ may not have debut just yet, but they really know how to amp up the anticipation. The teaser shots of models of the moment, Cara Delevingne and Edie Campbell by Sølve Sundsbø are elegant without losing any of LOVE’s trademark cool.

CARA OR EDIE – WHICH LOVE TEASER GETS YOUR VOTE?

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Double Vision : Dior Couture

October 18th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Fashion shows are well and good, but the true test of a collection’s impact is often played out in the editorial pages. When you have multiple editors reaching for the same pieces over and over again you know a designer has hit a nerve. Even when the styling itself isn’t that noticeably different between images, there are always key changes in presentation that separate fashion stories; whether it is the model choice, the manner in which the photographer chose to present the garment, or even something as simple as color vs. black and white, each team puts its own special stamp on things. Take a look at the way in which different magazines have interpreted two of the most popular pieces within the collection and let us know who you think pulled it off best.

Look No. 48  

Black fitted cashmere top with a black duchess satin skirt embroidered with electric blue flowers.

Saskia de Brauw by Daniel Jackson for Vogue Germany, stylist Christiane Arp

Aymeline Valade by Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue Japan, stylist Melanie Ward

Saskia de Brauw by Ruth Hogben for Another Magazine, stylist Katie Shillingford

Karlie Kloss by Eric Guillemain for Sunday Times Style Magazine, stylist Lucy Ewing

Hanaa Ben Abdesslem by Michelle Ferrara for Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, stylist Elaine Lloyd Jones | Suki Waterhouse by Marc Hom for Tatler, stylist Deep Kailey

Stef Van Der Laan by Luca Guadagnino for CR Fashion Book, stylist Carine Roitfeld

 

NiNi in Vogue China / Thana Kuhnen by Marcelo Krasilcic for L’Officiel

Look No. 8

Blue and pink embroidered cut-off ballgown with black cigarette pants

Keira Knightley by Mario Testino for American Vogue, stylist Grace Coddington

Milla Jovovich by Peter Lindbergh for Vogue Italia | Saskia de Brauw by Ruth Hogben for Another Magazine

Dior couture illustration by Ignasi Monreal for Spanish V Magazine

Aymeline Valade by Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue Japanstylist Melanie Ward

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Blast from the Past: Supermodels Singing

April 4th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

We all know models like Karen Elson and Baptiste Giabiconi are all about their music careers, but here are a few nostalgic musical moments from the past featuring fashion personalities.

Naomi Campbell – All Through The Night + Love & Tears

Before she became an editor at Interview Russia, Naomi tried her hand at a music career with the release of her 1994 album, Babywoman. On the album Naomi covers Donna Summer’s classic All Through the Night and she sounds pretty damn good. The album wasn’t exactly a smash hit and Naomi hasn’t released another since, but we’ll always have this and of course the video for Love & Tears.

Tyra Banks – Shake Ya Body

Who can forget this masterpiece of modern reality television and autotune. Not only did Tyra record a song, she managed to make the video’s creation a subplot on America’s Next Top Model. For the non-moguls out there that is what they call they call multi-tasking!

Milla Jovovich – The Gentleman Who Fell

When she isn’t posing for campaigns or fighting zombies (or both – there are moments when those situations mix) Milla J is busy making music. Her album The Divine Comedy – also released in 1994, clearly the peak year for supermodel album sales – was praised by critics. Though she hasn’t come out with a full album since, Milla frequently releases MP3s on her website.

Joe McKenna – Cha Cha at the Opera

Ok. Ok. Joe isn’t technically a supermodel but you know what, this clip is priceless all the same.

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Ear to Ear

January 11th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

There is no smiling in high fashion. Seriously.

There was a point in the pre-recession days (if you can remember those) when spotting a smile on a cover or in a campaign was was something akin to seeing Anna Dello Russo in khakis and Keds – it simply wasn’t done. Don’t believe us? Take a look at Fashion Iconography for a year by year cover rundown of blank stares and suggestive pouting.

We’re not sure if it is the lighter than air feeling of spring’s floucy separates, the inescapable influence of smize-queen Tyra Banks, or a tie in deal with Crest, but this season is all about laughing, grinning and being incessantly cheerful.

Mirte Maas and Mathias Bergh‘s Tom Ford ads are beyond upbeat and bordering on manic – who would guess that Mr. Ford himself was behind the camera? Beneath all that carefully crafted sexiness, we knew he had a sense of humor.

Julia Stegner, Miranda Kerr and a couple of baby goats for Bally. Cavity. Inducing. sweetness.

Only a hint of a grin for Bottega Veneta, but seeing Liya Kebede always makes us smile. Plus, lets be real who wouldn’t be grinning if they found themselves in the possession of that tote.

Arizona Muse for Isabel Marant, stuck in the backseat of a convertible (cars are another of the season’s big fashion ad motifs, see Prada’s gas station-fest) shielding her face from the sun and STILL smiling.

Hearing the words Milla Jovovich by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, automatically makes you think of a really arty black and white shoot, possibly with some cool face painting or an M/M Paris design scrawled along the side. Luckily I&V are saving that kind of stuff for Justin Bieber this month and instead have graced us with this shot of an ecstatic Milla.

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Element of Style

April 18th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott draw inspiration from 90s classic The Fifth Element in their latest editorial for Interview. With Guinevere Van Seenus playing Milla Jovovich‘s Leeloo with flaming red hair and a minimalist all white wardrobe provided by Ludivine Poiblanc. Do you think the high fashion tribute does the film justice?

Photographers: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott | Model:Guinevere Van Seenus

Hair: Paul Hanlon | Makeup: Charlotte Tilbury | Manicure: Lorianne Griffin | Casting: Michelle Lee

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Calvinism

February 1st, 2010 |Posted by Betty

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Francisco Costa, Abbie Cornish, Ryan Philippe and Italo Zucchelli.

Friday night’s Calvin Klein’s special event with LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) celebrating Los Angeles Arts month was a mammoth affair with some of the biggest stars in art, Hollywood and of course the fashion industry turning up to support the brand’s designers Francisco Costa and Italo Zucchelli. Top models past and current outfitted by Calvin Klein included Milla Jovovich, Molly Sims, Kellan Lutz, Michelle Alves, Coco Rocha, Elise Crombez, Jessica White and Tony Ward. Other fashion notables included Arianne Phillips, Honor Fraser, Cordula Reyer, Lorenzo Martone and Joe Zee.

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Tony  Ward vamps it up with former model Bijou Phillips.

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Milla and Michelle

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Jessica and Coco. (All images Patrick McMullen, courtesy of Calvin Klein)

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