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October 24th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Since its inception, Spanish V Magazine has thrived on creating imaginative content worthy of the V name and their latest issue is no exception. Taking things a step further with a series of creative editorials that are filled with incredible clothes and a fun-filled spirit that makes them irresistible – there really is something for everyone. Check out Aline Weber in full club-kid gear complete with candy bracelets, or Ruby Aldridge styled to the nines in gilded Vuitton. Turn a few pages and you’re greeted with the sight of River Viiperi and Maryna Linchuk as the ultimate power couple in coordinating designer looks, or if you’re looking for something dangerous there’s Xevi Muntane (De Facto)’s stunning shoot of Lakshmi Menon and Marina Perez as stylish dominatrixes.

Take a look at our exclusive preview, complete with video of Maryna & River’s scintillating shoot by Tim Zaragoza.

ON THE WAY for SPANISH V14 from V Magazine on Vimeo.

Aline Weber by Mel Bles | Fashion Editor – Natalie Joos | Hair: Roberto Di Cuia | Make-up: Ralph Siciliano

Ruby Aldridge by Aingeru Zorita | Fashion Editor –David Gomez-Villamediana | Hair: Mark Hampton | Make-up: Erin Parsons

Maryna Linchuk and River Viiperi by Tim Zaragoza | Fashion Editor – David Gomez-Villamediana | Hair: Kayla Michele| Make-up: Tracy Alfajora

Lakshmi Menon and Marina Perez by Xevi Muntane (De Facto) | Fashion Editor – Ana Murillas | Hair: Cebado | Make-up: Pablo Iglesias

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Fresh Direct

April 27th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Skye Parrott and Heidi Bivens create an appealing tribute to the newest fashions and strongest new girls, as selected by casting director Natalie Joos in the latest issue of Dossier Journal.  Sporting natural hair and makeup by Anthony Nader and Talia Sholbrook, paired with colorful outfits from the likes of Christopher Kane, Erdem and 3.1 Phllip Lim, the girls look fresh and unique: perfectly in line with the spirit of the season.

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Dempsey Stewart & Lisa Bommerson

Charlotte Free

Frances Coombe & Codie Young

Luisa Bianchin

Xiao Wen Ju & Kate King

Bethany Terry

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Proportionality

December 3rd, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Havana Laffitte‘s sharp styling transforms runway favorites for an inventive study on proportions in i-D. Outfits from Comme des Garçons, Galliano and Viktor & Rolf are combined to created voluminous shapes on Ashley Smith, Fei Fei Sun, Ann Kenny and Linn Arvidsson; the eclectic cast, chosen by Natalie Joos, provides the perfect canvas for creativity. Both Paola Kudacki and Havana have outdone themselves with this imaginative and downright eccentric story.

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Bits & Bytes: Envy-ious

August 4th, 2010 |Posted by Betty

The gorgeous Zoe Saldana behind the scenes on the set of her Calvin Klein Underwear Envy shoot. There are few actresses who have that crossover appeal when it comes to the modeling territory but Zoe for Envy is genius indeed! See more images from the campaign by Mikael Jansson right here. (images courtesy of Calvin Klein).

Speaking of Calvin Klein, the legendary man himself was at the ACRIA fundraiser this week, looking absolutely debonair with the one and only Daphne Guinness. Also at the event: former wife, photographer Kelly Klein and the rarely seen top lensman Steven Klein. (images Patrick McMullen, courtesy of CK)

Fashion and Miscellaneous:

Fashion’s Night Out, get the details here, it’s going to be fabulous!

We adore Edward Enninful, the masterful stylist for American and Italian Vogue. Read British Vogue‘s interview with him where he talks about with whom he would love to work. If you missed our interview with the incredible and humble Edward (can you tell we are fans), read it here now.

Who do you think are the most influential street style bloggers? Fashionista lists their favorites.

Read Dazed Digital‘s interview with Theo Stanley, cinematographer of the new Y-3 campaign.

We love Natalie Joos the super fashionable  casting director. Style.com obviously does too with their profile on her, check out if she thinks the trend towards “bigger” models will last.

You know, we obsess over Lady Gaga for her fashion daring and devil may care attitude but this is why we REALLY adore her… responding to hate with love.

Modeling News:

Fascinating. Frockwriter talks about the various issues surrounding Lara Stone‘s suing over her French Playboy pictures.

Freja is certainly killing it. Keep track of all her top work by her favorite fan, right here.

See how Rose reconciles her dislike of a certain fashion photographer with her love of Freja.

We don’t find suicides funny or artistic. And neither does Frockwriter. This gives us the creeps.

Made in Brazil loves Brazilian models and they love them right back.

What do you think? Do you think Volodya looks like a male Natalia Vodianova? He is Russian too of course.

See new face Johan Novarino (below) at Marion Vain. We love those Swedes.

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Bits & Bytes: Coveted Acne

June 17th, 2010 |Posted by Betty


Acne now accepts Paypal. So bad for our wallets but so good for our closets.


Fashion News:

Refinery 29 has a pretty hilarious roundup of some of the recent fashion F/W campaigns.

Anna Dello Russo has a very cute line of t-shirts for all of her fans.

We’re a little jealous of Natalie Joosshopping posse of 9, which includes French Vogue stylist Julia Von Boehm, designer Mark Fast and last but not least former Prada model Cate Chant who just finished school (and still looks beeeeyouuuuutiful).

Express is shooting on the East Side of NYC today for the September/ October F/W 10 ad campaign with a heavy emphasis on chunky sweaters and sexy dresses.  Patrick Demarchelier is shooting Jessica Stam – her first shoot with Express!! – alongside Arlenis Sosa and Izabel Goulart. Awesome cast!

The girly girl in us loves Le Sportsac and now with Pat McGrath doing a line for them, we love ‘em even more.

Modeling News:

As the summer season begins, the big cities gets flooded with models from around the world. NYC young ladies however are extra lucky this summer: Modellounge, the fashion week sanctuary has expanded to 2 central locations for the summer. Get out your bathing suits, ladies.

Bendel’s Polaroid girls….

Bendel’s, the venerable 115 year old store is searching for their Fall 2010 campaign faces. Partnered with Elle Magazine, the 2 winners will be flown to NYC and featured in October Elle.
Fifth Avenue Flagship Bendel Girl Go See, Wednesday, June 23, 10am – 6pm, 712 Fifth Avenue at 56th Street, 1st floor.

Beverly Center Bendel Girl Go See, Friday, June 25, 10am – 6pm
8500 Beverly Boulevard, Level 7

The criteria for eligibility is as follows:
* Must be age 18 to 30 on the date of your entry into the search
* Must be 5’8” or taller in bare feet
* Must fit in no larger than a size 4 dress
* Must fit in size 37-41 size shoe
* Must be available to be in New York City from July 15 – 16, 2010 for fitting/photo shoot
* Must have a basic command of the English language, written and spoken
* Must be in excellent health
* Must not be a party to any exclusive modeling contract or other contractual commitment that would be breached by the entrant’s participation in the Search.

Ladies if you fulfill these requirements, good luck!

And last but not least, 3 lovely new faces for the day.


17 year old Ash Walker from Vision Management Group.


Bogdan from Red


Justin from Major by Joseph Blue (is it me or does he look like he could be Taylor Lautner’s younger brother?)

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Sense of Self

April 27th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Roger Deckker creates images of 70s inspired beauty for Self Service; Filippa Hamilton, Ana Claudia Michels and Rie Rasmussen (all cast by Natalie Joos) star in Dekker’s elegant black and whites, styled by the always inventive Marie Chaix. Each girl represents a different kind of beauty and the larger than life glamour of the  images lets their best shine through.

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Bits & Bytes: Beauties by Emanuela

April 14th, 2010 |Posted by Betty

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Made in Brazil posted beautiful shots shot by Victoria’s Secret favorite Emanuela de Paula backstage at a Brazilian fashion show of her fellow Brazilian bombshells. As he says, “You gotta love a model for taking really beautiful pictures as opposed to just snapping them on a blackberry or an iPhone and posting them on twitter.” We say, AMEN!
View more of Emanuela’s pictures here.

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Fashion news:
Raise your hand if you love uberstylist and editor Polly Mellen.

Julie Gilhart from Barney’s is Stylefile’s Future of Fashion interview part 5.

Julia Restoin-Roitfeld and her friend, casting director Natalie Joos go through Julia’s closet.

We think this is Anna Dello Russo‘s blog because it is just too fabulous not to be.

If you STILL do not know who Malcolm Mclaren was (and you know who you are), go here to read about his importance to pop culture and fashion. Here’s Cathy Horyn’s tribute to him: call me crazy but doesn’t young Vivienne Westwood look like Lara Stone here?

We are big fans of Siki Im (look for our upcoming special shots from his F/W 10 show). The Nowness has an arresting video of his collection which was inspired by “American Psycho” (video from Wardenclyffe).

Modeling news:

Ponyryder interviews Dutch beauty Ymre Stiekema

Emme is a plus size model that we adore and is super inspiring.

Alla Kostromichova has won Elle’s Model of the Year award back in her hometown in the Ukraine.

Supermodel Gisele Bundchen has a new baby, is revered in Brazil and post pregnancy… looks like this. Life sometimes is a tiny bit unfair, no?

Iman is iconic! The CFDA will honor one of our favorite faces EVER!

Check out Mike Z from Chosen Management. How gorgeous!
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And Brazilian beauty Ramon from Made in Brazil.
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Bits & Bytes: Brazilian Bombshells

April 6th, 2010 |Posted by Betty

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Former MOTW Aline Weber (top). Alessandra Ambrosio (bottom).

Just in time as the sizzling spring/summer season arrives in NY is Hercules’ spread of 8 fabulous Brazilian beauties wearing well, not much of anything. Shot by Paola Kudacki and cast by Natalie Joos, see the sneak peek  here.

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Elsa Sylvan by Ellen von Unwerth for Target/Zac Posen.
It’s a Zac Posen moment with not only the launch of his Target collaboration, but his first venture into real estate.
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Model News:

Some might have called the 00′s the decade of the Brazilian model invasion but the non Brazilians seem to be popular right now for their campaigns.

We agree with Fashionista about setting some rules in New York (like Paris has) for models under the age of 18.

MDC’s top 10 newcomer Carla Gebhart gets her Ponyryder interview.

For anyone born before 1980, Niki Taylor will always be one of the original supermodels. Here, Production shows she is just as beautiful as ever.

We know male models are always keeping themselves busy since it’s just not as hectic for them as it is for the girls. Here’s 4 that are not only super successful (Vincent LaCrocq, Boyd Holbrook, Jacques Naude and Jamie Strachan), they are creating their own little artists community/gallery called BAG.

We adore this story in the NY Times about Karen Elson and her new album.

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TFS does it again, picking out fascinating faces amongst all the thousands of new ones. We love Dan Kling who has an elfin yet ethereal face perfect for Jil Sander, Raf Simons and Prada.

Miscellaneous:

Long before the Sartorialist, there was Bill Cunningham. I remember seeing him first in the early 90′s outside at shows and thinking who IS this guy? At 81 years old, Bill’s the ORIGINAL street style photographer and is still working his NY Times beat to this day. There’s a documentary recently out on him (where they spent 8 years chasing him to get his cooperation… “Why me? There’s no subject here”). Some of these recent street style photographers could take some lessons in humbleness and hard work from this true old school gentlemen. (Check out his video work where his enthusiasm is so infectious).

Prada takes over the world! Well at least our alphabet. Here’s the Pradalphabet created by M&M.

One of our favorite designers, Rad Hourani, writes a NY Times piece on black, his favorite color.

If you haven’t read Cathy Horyn‘s detailed story on Alexander McQueen‘s final hours, read it here now.

One of our favorite agents with a oh so wicked sense of English humor (and amazing stories to go with it), Richard Habberley gets his moment in the spotlight with an interview by Love magazine.

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