First Look : Doingbird

November 7th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

With its appealing blend of art, culture and fashion Doingbird never disappoints us and the latest issue looks especially promising. With Marte Mei van Haaster gracing the cover in a striking shot by Benjamin Alexander Huseby, followed by a creepy cool editorial that oozes chic, quite literally. We haven’t seen anything quite like this before and considering the amount of magazines we pour over, that is saying something! Inside you’ll also find exciting new content featuring Julia Nobis and contributions from everyone from Patti Smith and Ruth Hogben to Daniel Jackson and Rick Owens.

Ph. Benjamin Alexander Huseby | Stylist – Melanie Huynh (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists) | Hair – Neil Moodie | Makeup – Petros Petrohilos | Special Effects - Bart Hess

Ph. Max Doyle | Stylist – Naomi Smith | Hair – Eugene Souleiman | Makeup – Justine Purdue

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Global Beauty

March 29th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Let’s face it, models of color on magazine covers is not something that we see enough of. In spite of the diversity that exists all around us, fashion still has a very homogenous physical ideal. The lack of African-American, Latino, Asian faces on covers and in campaigns is disconcerting to say the least, but every so often a major magazine turns the focus towards an ideal that is more inclusive. The latest issue of Vogue Australia looks to the new faces of global beauty, with the unstoppable Joan Smalls on the cover and rising star Shanina Shaik in the editorial pages.

With her Estee Lauder contract and continued editorial domination, Joan is the perfect representative for fashion’s push towards diversity. Her stellar cover shot by Kai Z Feng is a testament to her posing prowess and she’s also conscious of her role as the leader of a new group of multi-ethnic models who are rising to the top of the heap. Smalls told WWD back in Feb“It’s nice to show the world that we don’t only have to be one thing or categorized in one box. It’s important to show the world—and fashion—that diversity is beautiful.”

While certain male model boyfriends might be claiming credit for Shanina’s rise to the top, her elegant Vogue shoot by Nicole Bentley shows she doesn’t need any help, she’s a natural in front of the camera. The South Asian beauty hails from Melbourne, but is a mix of Lithuanian, Pakistani and Saudi heritage. Considering that it is even rarer to see South Asian faces in major magazines, Shaik’s success is landmark. When asked by Aussie journalists how she felt about the lack of representation on the runways Shaik had this to say. “It does actually bother me quite a bit. I think there’s so many beautiful mixed and South East Asian girls and sometimes i don’t think we really get the chance to show our potential. People will cast for one certain look. Hopefully that changes.”

Joan Smalls by Kai Z Feng | Fashion Editor - Naomi Smith | Hair - Roberto Di Cuia | Makeup - Jessica Nedza

Shanina Shaik by Nicole Bentley | Fashion Editor - Meg Gray | Hair - Kevin Mancuso | Makeup - Justine Purdue

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Fashion Force

July 29th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

September issues are coming in fast and Vogue Australia steps it up with an incredible cover featuring Katie Fogarty. The eye catching image by Kai Z Feng is bright, beautiful and true to the “fashion force” headline. Take a look inside the issue to see Naomi Smith‘s on point styling, featuring a slew of designer LBD’s in black lace and satin.

HAIR Roberto Di Cuia MAKEUP Benjamin Puckey

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Boys & Girls

March 2nd, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Jessica Hart and Andrej Pejic showcase the versatility of the season’s offerings for boys and girls in the new Vogue Australia. Shot by Max Doyle and styled by Naomi Smith, the shoot focuses on clothes with clean lines and androgynous appeal; both Jess and Andrej look pitch perfect in pieces from Miu Miu and Calvin Klein.

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