High Kloss

October 6th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

In case you had any doubts about the Karlie Kloss domination of the world take a look at what America’s sweetheart has been up to of late. In addition to being named as the new face of L’Oreal, Karlie has found the time to snap up a fresh cover of Vogue Italia alongside fellow stars Sasha Pivovarova and Lexi Boling. As though that weren’t enough Karlie also graces the October issues of Vogue Netherlands and Vogue Russia and the front page of a little magazine called Lucky - which is usually reserved for the Hollywood celebrity set. Editorially Karlie is no slouch either and her continued presence in Vogue Paris is a testament to that fact – all in all if you’re in need of a Karlie fix you’re sure to get it this month.

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Ph. Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia

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Ph. Paola Kudacki for Lucky

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Ph. Alique for Vogue Netherlands

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Ph. Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue Russia

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Ph. David Sims for Vogue Paris

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Women on the Verge

September 24th, 2014 |Posted by models.com

The British menswear magazine HERO has come a long way in just five short years. Since launching in 2008 with a cover story featuring Robbie Wadge, the publication has graduated to rising actors like Dane DeHaan and Bill Skarsgård, both shot by Hedi Slimane, and a uniquely incisive perspective on the fashion scene. Editors in chief Fabien Kruszelnicki and James West expand their portfolio this week with the launch of a women’s title, named, appropriately enough, HEROINE. “We’ve constantly been asked when a women’s version of HERO would be coming out,” Kruszelnicki and West explain, “and we have always known that we didn’t want to make a straight copy of HERO for women. HEROINE has a different vision, but with all of the same energy.”

That energy can be seen vibrantly throughout the inaugural issue, which can be seen in an exclusive preview below, starting with cover star Juno Temple, interviewed by Daniel Radcliffe. Paola Kudacki shoots the iconic Hilary Rhoda as the epitome of the “modern woman,” writer-slash-actress Brit Marling takes a starring role, and designer features on Saint Laurent, Paul Smith, and Balenciaga, find their place alongside a convergence of Prada with the artist Carsten Höller, who opens up his latest exhibition to the Fall collection. The emphasis throughout is on power and drive, two features that Kruszelnicki and West believe exemplify the HEROINE reader. “We really wanted to make a magazine that was intelligent, that blended fashion with current affairs, culture, and genuinely interesting interviews with strong, aspirational, driven women,” they say. “It’s about an attitude that transcends generations rather than trends, but we also love celebrating fashion and style. All of these things feed into a complete picture of modern society, coming together to represent a modern woman.”

Introduction by Jonathan Shia

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Photographer: Sebastian Kim, Fashion editor: Gro Curtis, Model: Juno Temple

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Story title: Balenciaga, Photographer: Paul Maffi, Fashion: Taryn Bensky, Models: Anais Mali

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Story title: Two Years In, Photographer : Steven Pan, Fashion : Gro Curtis, Models: Manuela Frey and Mijo Mihaljcic

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Story title: KIMX6, Photographer: Johnny Dufort, Fashion: Emma Wyman, Model: Kim Peers

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Story title: Paul Smith, Photographer: Emma Tempest, Fashion: Gro Curtis, Models: Ana Buljevic

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Story title: Modern Woman, Photographer: Paola Kudacki, Fashion: Karen Kaiser, Model: Hilary Rhoda

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Story title: Prada / Höller, Photographer: Axel Lindahl, Fashion: Naomi Itkes, Models: Lisa Verberght

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Story title: Aunt Ruth, Photographer: Fabien Kruszelnicki, Fashion: Nell Kalonji, Model: Aunt Ruth

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Story title: Saint Laurent, Photographer: Tetsu Kubota, Fashion: Gro Curtis, Models: Maja Salamon and Nic Neiman

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Story title: Silhouette, Photographer: Victor Demarchelier, Fashion: Gro Curtis, Model: Katryn Kruger

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Vamping It Up

September 5th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Since its debut Vamp Magazine has been about powerful women, the kind who command attention whether they’re in the boardroom or on the catwalk. Issue No. 2 centers around the theme of personality – big, bombastic personalities that draw people in – the idea is hammered home via the five cover stars – Malgosia Bela, Binx Walton, Lily McMenamy, Suvi Koponen and Kim Peers women admired for their ability to bring something different to the table. The editorial content follows suit with arresting new fashion stories, each one bolder than the last – take a first look below.

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Malgosia Bela by Paola Kudacki, styling by Francesco Sourigues (De Facto)

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Binx Walton by Txema Yeste, styling by Melanie Huynh (Management + Artists)

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Kim Peers by Nico (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY, Berlin: Shotview Photographers Management), styling by Barbara Martelo

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Suvi Koponen by Giampaolo Sgura (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY), styling by Francesco Sourigues (De Facto)

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Lily McMenamy by Giampaolo Sgura (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY), styling by Barbara Martelo

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Ola Rudnicka by Ward Ivan Rafik (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY), styling by Darcy Backlar (Management + Artists)

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Crista Cober by Santiago & Mauricio Sierra (Cadence New York), styling by Elizabeth Sulcer (Lalaland Artists)

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Club Tropicana

April 1st, 2014 |Posted by jonathanshia

This has been, in many ways, the winter of our discontent, with biting snow and freezing winds long outstaying their welcome into April. Spanish menswear bible Hercules Universal offers a rejuvenating missive from the sunlit Iberian peninsula with their latest issue, which comes with the promising title “Club Tropicana” stamped on its electric blue cover. Otto Pierce lounges on the pristine sands of Mexico’s Riviera Maya in Paola Kudacki’s saturated cover feature, wearing some of the season’s brightest pieces styled by Francesco Sourigues. Bruno Staub captures new face Carter in Kim Jones’ all-American, California-dreaming designs in a Louis Vuitton feature with fashion by Miguel Arnau. Dan Glaser visits a Provençal paradise in an architectural study of the minimalist G House in Bonnieux, a gleaming box of glass and concrete set in the woods of the French countryside. There is a hint of darkness amongst the light as well, in the edgy video accompanying the cover story, which finds Pierce splashing around in the dark surf in just a pair of Saint Laurent leather pants, in Daniel Riera’s Fall 2014 preview, which captures Jason Anthony in tough looks chosen by Sourigues from a season that seems far away but will be here all too soon. But, rather than diminishing the glow, these shadows serve only to add some sharpening contrast to an issue that, to finish off that line from Shakespeare, is otherwise “made glorious summer by this sun.”

A SPLASH IN THE DARK from HERCULES UNIVERSAL on Vimeo.

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Otto Pierce by Paola Kudacki, styling by Francesco Sourigues

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George Admiraal and Dominik Bauer by Mark Kean, styling by Julian Ganio

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Jason Anthony by Daniel Riera, styling by Francesco Sourigues

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Carter by Bruno Staub, stying by Miguel Arnau (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY)

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Women on Top

March 13th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Who can resist the allure of a magazine dedicated to dynamic, intelligent and take charge women! David Vivirido and Francesco Sourigues, the forces behind Hercules Magazine unveil their vision for women with Vamp Magazine, a tour de force take on fashion dedicated to those who are unafraid to speak their minds and express themselves via the best in power-dressing. The cover tagline “Being the woman you’ve always wanted to be” offers a compelling call to action – it isn’t enough to just wear pretty clothes, a girl has got to take on the world with gusto. The founders offered a mission statement of sorts to Business of Fashion and described the glossy’s ideal reader in no uncertain terms, “Vamp is for women who want to get ahead, stamp their foot and make a statement.”

We love the sound of that and the look of the 6 incredible new covers, which feature an impressive lineup of modeling fixtures. Each cover star is an impressive woman with personality to spare, from industry standard bearers like Carolyn Murphy and Liya Kebede, multi-hyphenate Rosie Huntington Whiteley, campaign queen Karmen Pedaru and in demand it-girls Andreea Diaconu and Emily DiDonato.

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Emily DiDonato by Paola Kudacki, styled by Brandon Maxwell

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Andreea Diaconu by Paola Kudacki, styled by Brandon Maxwell

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Rosie Huntington Whiteley by Paola Kudacki, styled by Brandon Maxwell

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Liya Kebede by Paola Kudacki, styled by Brandon Maxwell

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Karmen Pedaru by Giampaolo Sgura (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY), styled by David Vivirido

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Carolyn Murphy by Santiago & Mauricio Sierra (Cadence New York), styled by Francesco Sourigues

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All images courtesy of Vamp

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mdc ♥s: the new classics

November 4th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

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Dree Hemingway clutches an oversized bottle of another of our favorites Love, Chloe in Paola Kudacki‘s gorgeous shot for Vogue Paris

There are millions of scents to choose from every year, but here are a few guaranteed crowd pleasers that merge traditional appeal with innovative formulations for a truly modern mix.

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BALENCIAGA L’EAU ROSE – No matter the season Balenciaga remains essential and the line’s signature fragrances are a testament to that fact. The rose tinged L’Eau offers an alluring twist on the classic Balenciaga scent, adding an array of traditionally masculine elements like black pepper, cedarwood, patchouli, vetiver into the mix while still remaining feminine & seductive. Crafted by perfumers Olivier Polge and Domitille Bertier, L”Eau Rose offers a spirited and crowd pleasing take on a favorite floral.

 TOM FORD PLUM JAPONAIS – You can never go wrong with a touch of Tom Ford and the designer’s latest offering is a very adult take on sweetness. Plum Japonais’ inspiration is the ume plum, an ingredient with a powerful scent and unique acidic properties. The scent itself continues Ford’s exploration of luxury with a heady mix of saffron, cinnamon bark and plum – an intense combination not for the faint of heart, but completely in line with Ford’s daring and sensual aesthetic. As with all the designer’s exclusive Private Blend creations, Plum Japonais is an enticing take on decadence.

BYREDO 1996 – A fragrance whose inception dates back to a classic Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin photo (Kristen 1996)  – it doesn’t get more fashion insider-y than that, but the scent is irresistible even without the chic reference points. Byredo Creative Director merges juniper berries, black pepper, violet, amber and leather into an elegant blend that is every bit as timeless as an Inez & Vinoodh portrait.

ATELIER COLOGNE ROSE ANONYME – One of the most exciting things about rose is the different ways in which it can be interpreted. Atelier delivers a spicy and dark take on the signature flower (in contrast to Balenciaga’s sparkling variety) that is enrapturing and slightly dangerous. Ginger, oud, incense and benzoin combine with Turkish Rose essence for a daring fragrance.

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DRIES VAN NOTEN PAR FREDERIC MALLE – When one of the world’s most respected designers collaborates with a premier fragrance house, the end result is always intriguing. Dries van Noten and Frederic Malle pair up for a tour de force fragrance that captures the essence of van Noten’s aesthetic via  sultry combination of sandalwood, vanilla, patchouli, saffron and jasmine absolute. The inspiring collaboration is set to be the first of many – Malle intends to create even more scent collabos with fascinating individuals so keep your eyes peeled for the next one.

BOTTEGA VENETA EAU LEGERE – Though it is the lighter, airier counterpart to the label’s eponymous scent, Eau Legere more than stands on its own. Taking traditionally sumptuous materials like musk and oak and tempering them with pink pepper and jasmine makes for an appealingly delicate fragrance with a touch of sophistication. Added bonus – though the scent falls under the women’s category, the crisp mixture’s allure isn’t lost on men.

DIPTYQUE PHILOSYKOS - The fig based classic has been appearing on dressers for years and never seems to go out of style. Adored by men and women alike, Philosykos is designed the capture the essence of a perfect Greek summer, without the need for a ticket to Athens. The combo of fig and white cedar is

NEST WHITE SANDALWOOD – When candle experts NEST stepped into the fragrance game it was cause for excitement and with White Sandalwood they’ve created a warm, enveloping and complex blend of sandalwood, mimosa, acacia blossom and almond that is beautiful from first spray through the drydown.

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Modern Mix

September 6th, 2013 |Posted by models.com

For anyone who thought it was impossible to look masculine yet feminine, or perhaps vibrant yet neutral, think again. Stylist Ondine Azoulay shows us that this is in fact possible. Dutch beauty Marte Mei van Haaster models these modern looks shot by photographer Paola Kudacki in the striking editorial below for Vogue Espana’s latest September issue.

Text by Victoria Perillo

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Color Schemes

August 16th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Harper’s Bazaar‘s latest story is a decidedly on trend take on the season’s shapely separates in the very boldest colors. Shot by Paola Kudacki and styled by Tony Irvine, the story features a variety of striking pieces on Kendra Spears, in tones that pop against the white background. Natural makeup by Lisa Houghton and sleek hair by Kevin Ryan complete the minimal chic look.

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