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Bits & Bytes: YSL Dreams

May 18th, 2011 |Posted by Betty


We took a peek at the new YSL Eyewear video and we’re obsessed with the dramatic visuals created by Karim Sadli. With the exceptional Clement Chabernaud and pristine new face Othilia Simon wearing nothing but YSL’s new line of glasses and shades, it’s a stunning way to highlight the collection. (still courtesy of Artlist)

Fashion and photography news:

Gene Lemuel, one of Kate Moss‘ earliest photographers talks to Style.com about her IT factor (and how he also discovered Milla Jovovich).

Go ahead, you know you want to seeInez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin‘s Tumblr account.. gorgeous previews all around.

The super lensman Rankin, co founder of Dazed & Confused is coming to NYC’s Milk Gallery next week and he’s choosing a few of you to shoot. Find out details here.

Photographer Ben Watts collaborates with Hipstamatic on a new lens, the Bondi Hipstapak. Check out his Behati Prinsloo in Mexico on Fashionista. We are SO getting that!

Hear the delightfully sexy-voiced Nicola Formichetti talk about his new Lady Gaga themed collaboration with Gilt Groupe.

The iconic Yohji Yamamoto in his new documentary, WWD reviews the film.

Check out the FU Crew’s interview w/ Hungarian photographer Marton Perlaki. They’re doing some really cool things over there in Hungary.

Model news:

The beautiful Ashley Smith is interviewed by Ponyryder.

The rise and rise of the Australian model. Calvin Klein’s Francisco Costa, casting director James Scully and Models.com’s own Wayne Sterling expound to Frockwriter on why Aussie girls are so in fashion.

Tao Okamoto‘s Japanese agent comments on modeling in Japan after the disaster, and who she credits as the pioneer Japanese model who started the rise in Japanese modeling.

Speaking of Tao, models in NYC, clean out your closet now! Support Tao and her friends in their benefit to Save Japan. Trust us when we say the growing list of supermodels helping out is eye-popping!

Around tomorrow, May 19th in NYC? Join Coco Rocha and Behati Prinsloo for their benefit at Industria to help Malawi kids

Congratulations Sara Ziff! The model/award winning filmmaker graduates with top honors from Columbia.

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Bits & Bytes: The New Beauty

March 23rd, 2011 |Posted by Betty

Along with Chanel Iman‘s recent appearance in DKNY’s Be Delicious, replacing Lara Stone, Eva Mendes is the new face of Thierry Mugler’s Angel, replacing Naomi Watts (WWD subscription required). That makes 2 women of color entering the high fashion fragrance game. Diversity, one step at a time.

We totally support Tao Okamoto as she rallies for Japan.

This Saturday Britt Maren along with Alana Zimmer host a brunch to benefit Japan at The Fat Radish. There will be live music, a silent auction and a wonderful meal too – click to get your tickets as space is limited!

Vogue Italia’s Franca Sozzani petitions against anorexia websites.

Hint Mag talks to Nicola Formichetti about finding the Mugler Face, Rick Genest.

Wynton Marsalis, Martha Stewart, Zac Posen, Michael Stipe and more at this fundraiser for Japan on Wednesday. Fascinating group for sure!

Sessilee Lopezz’s mom comes out with a handbook for moms and dads of budding supermodels.

Anna Wintour, consigliere? We love it.

VMan extends their modelsearch to April 15. Considering it’s for a shoot with Steven Klein styled by Nicola Formichetti, I would submit my pic if I could get away with it. Vote on your favorite submissions as well!

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Born This Way!

March 22nd, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

How can we talk about i-D‘s Exhibitionist issue without talking about the biggest exhibitionist of them all? Lady Gaga takes to the pages of i-D with a stunning story by Mariano Vivanco, that showcases the Mugler label’s versatile menswear. Whether you’re a boy, girl, or little monster you look good when Nicola Formichetti‘s is styling and Billy B is providing the out of this world makeup. Naturally, Gaga looks fabulous, she was the number one on top 50 after all…

For even more on the Exhibitionist Issue head over to i-D Online.com




Special Video Luca Finotti

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The Mugler Man

March 14th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Nicola Formichetti‘s tattooed muse Rick Genest isn’t the typical male model model, but his one of a kind look has certainly grabbed the attention of the fashion crowd. In the latest edition of GQ Style Rick shines in a story by Karim Sadli; dressed in head to toe Mugler (styled by Nicola of course) Rick brings a touch of the macabre to the minimal images.

Read the full interview in the Spring/Summer 2011 issue of GQ Style, on-sale from this Thursday 17th March

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Mugler Mania!

March 2nd, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

The women of Mugler have always been otherworldly, but now that Nicola Formichettiis at the helm the inspiration is straight out of science fiction. For a taste of the show before it happens look at Benjamin Alexander Huseby‘s stunning film of the Mugler inspiration sculpture created by Rein Vollenga. Crafted by hand out of epoxy; the life size beauty is a one of a kind piece that will be be on display during the show. Vollenga is also the designer of the collection’s eye catching accessories, so brace yourself for some incredible statement pieces.

Mugler from Ice Cream on Vimeo.

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Bits & Bytes: Model Obsession

February 2nd, 2011 |Posted by Betty


Bambi Northwood Blyth by Annie Wilshaw.

We (as well as almost every fashion person we know) are obsessed about models, Polaroids and Polaroids of models. In a special piece for TheOnes2Watch, Annie from Premier Model Management talks about how she started and hands over her trove of beauties to the O2W. Take a peek on O2W and choose your favorite.

Bits & Bytes Special Model Edition:

There may be no other male model search as successful as the VMan/Ford collaboration (take a look at what the past winners have been doing). Their new search has begun and the winner gets a shoot with the incredible Steven Klein, styled by Nicola Formichetti. We just might be a tad jealous. (Search ends March 1st)

Perry Ellis‘s February show needs one more hot male model and wants YOU the audience to choose him. Check out Andre Douglas, Seth Kuhlman and more of the hot 9.

Model agencies, want to see how to do Twitter the right way? Read Damien from Ford’s interview to figure out your Twitter gameplan.

Givenchy face and former MOTW Jonathan Marquez talks to Ponyryder.

Missed out on our Top Money Guys’ listing? Go ahead, and FB Like it… you know you love handsome men like Noah Mills and David Gandy.

The awesome Coco Rocha writes the forward to Jeanne Beker’s new book on the modeling industry (which is titled Strutting It! The grit behind the glamour). Is there anything this girl doesn’t do? Oh and if you missed her details about her efforts with Haiti with Behati, go here.

We really don’t have much to say about America’s Next Model but when Erin WassonAlek WekFranca SozzaniLori GoldsteinFrancesco Carrozzini and IMG’s Ivan Bart are all mentioned in one sentence, we might have to give ANTM a second glance.

Marilyn Gauthier Paris has a brand new blog and it’s sexy, strong and fashionable (just like Ms. Gauthier herself).

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Mad for Mugler

January 20th, 2011 |Posted by Betty


Adrien Sahores by Tommy Ton. Check out Tommy’s other dramatic pics from the show.

With his highly anticipated first collection as creative director, Nicola Formichetti doesn’t disappoint. Cathy Horyn of the NY Times, (mostly) approves. See the whole collection on Vogue.co.uk.

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Bits & Bytes: Milan wrapup

January 19th, 2011 |Posted by Betty


Details Magazine threw a rocking party in Milan at the Principe with Garrett Neff (pictured), Noah Mills and a host of the top runway guys enjoying the event. Catch all the images here by rising male model/photographer Julian Schratter. (image for models.com courtesy of Details)

If you missed any of the action in Milan, go to Frillr for runway videos, and see Sonny Vandevelde‘s always distinctively fun backstage pictures. For runway images, who are our favorites? WWD breaks it up by cities and has backstage pics, Style.com lets you see the complete collection at once and Vogue.co.uk which has the very cool magnifying tool to get in thisclose to the details.

Want to know who is the Brazilian model that walked the most shows in Milan? Check Made in Brazil. It’s a no brainer.

Mugler just wrapped up this first day in Paris. Have you been checking out creative director Nicola Formichetti‘s eerie teasers with Rick Genest?

Miscellaneous:

Speaking of Brazil, MIB has a link where you can help the victims of the floods in Rio. Open your pockets, people!

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