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The Look of: Yelena Yemchuk

June 13th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

With an eye for the off-kilter side of feminine imagery, Yelena Yemchuk has made a name for herself in the world of fashion photography, creating striking visuals for magazines like Vogue Italia, Numero, Dazed & Confused and countless others. Though her big break came with the covers for Smashing Pumpkin’s now classic albums, her fashion work is no less stellar. In her latest work for 25 Magazine she taps into Carmen Kass‘s inner chameleon, creating a stripped down showcase for the iconic beauty’s transformation skills.

Transformation is a recurring theme in Yemchuk’s photos, every woman she captures takes on a bold new character, whether it is actress Kirsten Dunst going ethereal at the seashore, or Eniko Mihalik becoming a surrealist masterwork, the changes are always intriguing to see.

Carmen Kass by Yelena Yemchuk for 25 Magazine

Kirsten Dunst by Yelena Yemchuk for Vogue Italia

Eniko Mihalik by Yelena Yemchuk for Tar Magazine

Aline Weber by Yelena Yemchuk for Another Magazine

Constance Jablonski by Yelena Yemchuk for Numero

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mdc ♥s: The Scent of Spring

March 31st, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Looking to get into a spring mood – check out Aline Weber in the ultimate floral editorial shot by Liz Collins for the new issue of Numero

VALENTINO VALENTINA – Under the direction of Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli the Valentino label has become one of the most romantic lines in all of fashion. How do you take that spirit of femininity and capture it in a fragrance? Master perfumers, Olivier Cresp and Alberto Morillas created a blend of bergamot, white truffles from Alba, jasmine, orange blossom and tuberose, that practically sparkles. The scent is sweet, flirtatious and resplendently invigorating. Oh and the bottle design is one of the best we’ve seen in years — a true original!

CHLOE L’EAU DE CHLOE – A bracing blast of feminine freshness that also made our list of favorite green scents. The unfussy yet polished looks you see on the Chloe runway, find their counterpart in the citrus chypre created by Michel Almairac – the force behind the super popular original Chloe scent. Where the original wears like fine silk suit, L’Eau is more of a sheer chiffon blouse – lighter than air and laced with sex appeal.

MCMC MAINE – The coasts of North Haven might not be the most exotic locale on the planet, but its the perfect place to fall in love. MCMC’s talented Anne McClain, crafts a scent that is fresh yet enveloping. Bulgarian rose absolute, local clary sage & wild Somalian myrhh combine to create memorable & beautiful moment.

JO MALONE IRIS & LADY MOORE – Is it just us or has the Jo Malone brand gotten a little punk now that Charlotte Stockdale is on board? The London Bloom’s collection boasts a great deal of that signature Stockdale irreverence. We were impressed by the artistic packaging and unexpected scent combinations. Picking a favorite is hard, the Iris & Lady Moore cologne is a compelling mix of iris nobile, vetiver and an oh so on trend geranium note.

TOM FORD SANTAL BLUSH – It is hard to write about a Tom Ford fragrance without using the word sexy and Santal Blush is no exception to the rule. Ford explores the exotic and erotic, with an ode to sandalwood and spice that is light and airy. To quote the man himself, “if it were a color it would be the shade of sunkissed skin.”

VIKTOR & ROLF FLOWERBOMB – The modern classic and perfect spring scent. Bombastic florals, a hint of sweetnes and the oh so Viktor & Rolf playfulness that makes it addictive. Jasmine, Centifolia Rose, Cattleya Orchid, Ballerina Freesia and Patchouli all in a pretty pink grenade.

MAISON FRANCIS KURKDJIAN AQUA UNIVERSALIS FORTE -  As one of the kings of niche fragrance, Francis Kurkdjian’s unorthodox perfumes are works of art. Aqua Universalis Forte is all about the allure of white flowers – jasmine, lily of the valley and Moroccan roses all in one ethereal blend.

ARQUISTE INFANTA EN FLOR – Architect Carlos Huber dips into fragrance with a collection of scents based around important moments in history. Created in honor of “Maria Teresa, the Infanta of Spain, who was offered to Louis XIV in exchange for peace” the orange blossom and leather based blend is a touch of regal grace.

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Neo Couture

February 28th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Karl Lagerfeld.
Numero.
COUTURE.

Fashion’s grandmaster takes on couture in a beautiful way with some of his favorite girls Aymeline Valade, Daria Strokous, Karlie Kloss and Saskia de Brauw all feature on collectible covers. Lindsey Wixson joins them for a sleek editorial filled with neon lights and featuring the very best pieces from Gaultier, Dior, Alteier Versace and of course, Chanel.

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Well Heeled in the Park

December 9th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Sean and Seng take Frida Aasen for a walk in the park in the pages of Numero. Dressed in girlish designs from Valentino and Louis Vuitton, complete with black liner and bouffant Frida is a vision of 60s coquettish charm. In some shots the natural setting creates a cinematic atmosphere, while in others it serves to highlight the otherworldly quality of Frida’s look.

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The Birds

October 27th, 2011 |Posted by models.com

Just in time for Halloween, Numero brings us an eerie editorial done in the classic Greg Kadel, black and white studio way. Stylist Patti Wilson pairs up Toni Garrn with fellow avian friends to star alongside her. While posing in looks from Balenciaga to Haider Ackermann, Toni brings life to the shoot to offset a few strangely static birds.

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Numero Uno

October 26th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

High fashion has always had a thing for icy blondes who ooze sex appeal, so it is no surprise to see Aline Weber‘s beautiful face on the cover of Numero. Shot by Camilla Akrans saturated color and moody black and white, Aline looks every inch the blonde bombshell.

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mdc ♥s : scents to fall for

October 20th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Flower Power – Coco Rocha by Sofia Sanchez and Mauro Mongiello for Numero June/July 2008

With the weather cooling down and the season’s new wares in stock, now is the perfect time to select a new fall scent. Hundreds of perfumes launch each month, but which are the best of the best? MDC presents our selection of the finest fragrances.

Chanel No. 19 Poudre – Like a string of pearls, or the classic tweed jacket a Chanel fragrance is something that will never go out of style. Chanel’s In house fragrance maestro Jacques Polge updated the classic no. 19 (Coco’s signature perfume) for a new generation, infusing the effervescent chypre with notes of neroli, galbanum, jasmine, iris, white musk, vetiver and tonka bean. The end result is a fragrance that merges the modern and the traditional, into a glamorous package, much like Lagerfeld’s coveted designs for the house. | 50ml – $85

Serge Lutens Jeux de Peau – As one of the most idiosyncratic names in fragrance, you can always expect the unexpected from Serge Lutens. His latest, Jeux de Peau is meant to capture the the familiar aroma of fresh baked bread, but with its heady combo of coconut, licorice, osmanthus and apricot it smells far more exotic. If you’re in the mood for something warm and enveloping to take you through the seasonal chills this is it. | 50ml – $120

Bottega Veneta - Taking the two things Bottega is known for – leather and luxury – then transforming them into a perfume is no small feat, but line’s first fragrance manages it admirably. Like a finely crafted Tomas Maier accessory the scent is chic and understated. A unique combination of leather, oakmoss, patchouli and florals makes for an exceptionally refined concoction. | 50ml $95

Diptyque Eau Particulière – To celebrate their 50th Anniversary of Diptyque, perfumer Olivier Pescheux combined the best of both worlds to create a fragrance you can wear or use throughout the home. On paper the idea seems off-kilter, but one sniff of this phenomenal combo of rose, musk and mint and you’ll be hooked. Add in the inherent beauty of an old school atomizer and you have one unforgettable keepsake – but hurry, this one is a limited edition! | 8oz $135

Tom Ford Violet Blonde – Time and again Tom Ford gives us the ultimate in glamour. If Violet Blonde were a woman it would be Veronica Lake with her platinum waves falling over one eye, or campaign star Lara Stone unleashing her inner vixen. This isn’t a fragrance for wallflowers: the opulence of violet leaf, jasmine and cedar make for a vibrant scent that automatically commands attention. One spray and you feel just a little more dressed up, a tiny bit sexier. We’d like to think that this is the fragrant equivalent of putting on one of those sequined numbers from the Ford collection. | 50ml $100

Byredo Bal d’Afrique – Could Midnight In Paris have a perfume equivalent? Byredo’s Bal d’ Afrique is inspired by Josephine Baker and the electrifying nightlife of Paris in the 1920s. Byredo never fails to create scents that are outside the box and when paired with amber, jasmin, cyclamen and moroccan cedarwood the vetiver and bergamot based scent feels lush and decadent. You can almost hear the strains of J’ai deux amours the moment you spray. | 50ml $145

Esprit d’Oscar – Feminine, classic and filled with joy, Esprit d’Oscar is all you’d expect from an Oscar De La Renta fragrance. With a luscious tuberose note, surrounded by heliotrope, vetiver, tonka bean, the scent is as warm and comforting as a cashmere sweater. Easy to love and impossible to resist, the scent is completely in line with the iconic Oscar image. | 50ml $78

Prada Candy – An exquisite sweet treat for all you sugar addicts out there. We’ve come to think of Prada as the house for avant garde fashion innovation, but that doesn’t mean they can’t have a little fun every now and again! Caramel and benzoin equals bon bon in a bottle, but it never strays into cloying territory. | 50ml $80

Calvin Klein Forbidden Euphoria – For the girly girl in us all, a delightful mandarin infused mix of peony, orchid and the unexpected oomph of patchouli. Smells every bit as delicious as Barbara Palvin looks in the stunning ads. | 50ml $62

L’Artisan Traverse Du Bosphore - Adventure in a bottle! Inspired by a voyage to Istanbul, perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour crafts a spellbinding mix of saffron, pomegranate, tulip and iris into an olfactory delight. | 50ml $120

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Valley Girls

October 6th, 2011 |Posted by models.com

Sofia Sanchez and Mauro Mongiello take us on a trip to the Sierra Nevada with Anais Pouliot and Nyasha Matonhodze for the latest issue of Numero. The two stars are styled by Samuel Francois in nomadic looks from Celine to Fendi as they take you on a tour through the scenic desert. With pigtail braids and faces full of glitter by Gemma Smith-Edhouse, who would have thought this solitary place could be so glamorous?

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