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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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Type Casting

August 16th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Steven Meisel shoots his favorite faces as the embodiment of fall’s signature styles: Caroline Trentini, Daria Strokous, Fei Fei Sun, Jourdan Dunn, Mirte Maas, Coco RochaArizona Muse and Raquel Zimmermann, take on a variety of looks from romantically ethereal separates, to futuristic minimalism. Styled by Grace Coddington and Michael Philouze, with gorgeous hair and makeup by Guido Palau & Pat McGrath, the story is an absolute delight. American Vogue‘s September issue continues to leave us pleasantly surprised!

Image Credit | Woman Management Blog

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Her Dark Materials

May 16th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Amy Troost and Alastair McKimm create a striking story for Twin Magazine featuring Mirte Maas and loads of black leather. The pared down images let the beauty of pieces from Comme des Garcons and Ann Demeulemeester shine, while unique hair and makeup by Yadim and Rudi Lewis, make Mirte look even edgier than usual.

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Cover Up

July 20th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Steven Meisel serves up an elegant story with an impressive cast for Vogue; Christina Kruse, Sasha Pivovarova, Caroline Trentini, Daria Strokous and Mirte Maas, star in Meisel’s woodland fantasy and look impeccable in fall’s ornate and luxurious coats. The girls aren’t the only stars of the show though,  Marie-Amelie Sauve‘s skillful styling, makes the eclectic pieces look even better than they did on the runway.

Image Credit | Fashion Gone Rogue

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Wild At Heart

June 30th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Tasha Tilberg, Guinevere Van Seenus, Mirte Maas, Patricia van der Vliet and Julija Steponaviciute bring Roberto Cavalli’s outlandish designs to life in the latest Interview. Craig McDean‘s stark black and white photographs and the instant cool factor of the girls, make even Cavalli’s campiest creations look chic and Eugene Souleimans high volume hair creations only add to the fun.

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Acne Celebrates

June 4th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

The 10th issue of influential style bible, Acne Paper is cause for celebration and the publication hosted an intimate gathering this week, attended by fashion luminaries like Olivier Zahm, and the boys of Proenza, as well as cover stars Mirte Maas and Natasa Vojnovic. With an exceptionally strong cover and a reputation for being on of the most cutting edge magazines on the scene right now, Acne certainly has reason to celebrate.

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Photographer Daniel Jackson with cover stars Natasa Vojnovic and Mirte Maas

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Copies of the special 10th edition shot by Daniel Jackson

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Anna de Rijk and Sara Blomqvist take in the festivities

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Trendsetter Alexa Chung and Alex Turner | Jack McCullough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler.

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Acne CEO Mikael Schiller and Caroline Winberg

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Michael Stipe clutches his copy of Acne | Olivier Zahm single-handedly brings pastels back

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Mirte Maas, radiant in blue silk

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The cover in all its glory

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Powdered & Painted

April 16th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Acne Paper refuses to rest on its laurels, with every issue the magazine becomes more interesting and well rounded. The cover of the latest issue leaves us speechless: Rianne Ten Haken, Mirte Maas and Natasa Vojnovic re-imagined in the style of a classical painting by Daniel Jackson. Perfection!

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Glamour Age

April 13th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

David Sims pulls out all the stops for Vogue’s tribute to American style through the ages. Tonne Goodman‘s styles as Sims touches on several glamorous constructs of American dressing – from Raquel Zimmermann as an electric diva of the screen, to Chanel Iman as a happy-go-lucky flapper or Karlie Kloss and Frida Gustavsson as socialites, each girl is styled to perfection and just right for her theme.

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Raquel Zimmermann – Silver Screen Siren

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Sasha Pivovarova – Bohemian

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Liya Kebede - Patriot

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Chanel Iman – Flapper

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Frida Gustavsson and Karlie Kloss – Heiresses

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Lara Stone – Silver Screen Siren

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Daria Werbowy – Gibson Girl

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Patricia van der Vliet, Kasia Struss and Mirte Maas – Patriots

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