The Lady is a Vamp

March 20th, 2015 |Posted by jonathanshia

The biannual Vamp—cheekily subtitled “a magazine about women on top”—celebrates its first birthday with the release of the new Spring 2015 issue, complete with four powerful covers, starring Versus’ new creative director Anthony Vaccarello with his muse Mica Arganaraz, along with Hilary Rhoda, Jessica Miller, and Drake Burnette with David Agbodji. Dedicated to powerful women, the magazine brings together art, fashion, and culture, with features on the painter Anh Duong and the actress and muse Rossy De Palma. Miller amps up the sex appeal while Burnette and Agbodji offer a sculptural look at the season’s sharpest collections. Take a look at an exclusive preview of the new issue below.

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Drake Burnette and David Agbodji by Paola Kudacki (Camilla Lowther Management), styling by Elizabeth Sulcer (Lalaland Artists)

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Anthony Vaccarello and Mica Arganaraz by Nico (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY, Berlin: Shotview Photographers Management), styling by Barbara Martelo

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Hilary Rhoda by Bruno Staub (Chris Boals Artists CBA), styling by David Vivirido

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

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T Magazine China: Pride of Place

March 13th, 2015 |Posted by steven.yatsko

For the inaugural issue of T Magazine China Fei Fei Sun takes pride of place in the meditative cover story “A Moment of Momentum” photographed by Paola Kudacki (Camilla Lowther Management). The ensuing editorial evokes a balanced landscape with harmonizing elements of design, Fei Fei as its axis. Beautifully contoured and contrasting styling courtesy of Lucia Liu summons a zen symmetry against the minimalistic, sparing scenery. Operating within the spatial compositions Liu artfully utilizes silvery two-tones scarce in color and simple contours to help realize that moment of momentum. For the two cover images Fei Fei wears a more graphically ornamented dress from Louis Vuitton’s S/S 2015 collection. Slick wispy hair by Kevin Ryan and satiny makeup from Sil Bruinsma (Streeters New York) instill essences of romanticism and nature within the coldness of the rock garden of shape and line. An equally meditative fashion film accompanies the story, seen below. In it the Chinese model’s airy, tranquil movements are backed by a droning atmospheric track becoming altogether something that feels quite philosophical and culturally appropriate. T China is an extension of its lifestyle and fashion namesake The New York Times Style Magazine.

Photos and video courtesy of T Magazine China, exclusively for models.com

T Mag China from models.com on Vimeo.

 

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First Look : HEROINE

February 6th, 2015 |Posted by Janelle

With their appealing mix of fashion, film and culture HEROINE Magazine always has something interesting between its pages. Spring’s issue features rising star Emma Roberts on the cover and is filled with haute content from some of fashion’s boldest talents. Paola Kudacki (Camilla Lowther Management), Jack Davison, Alexander Neumann, Dominick Sheldon and Jai Odell all contribute compelling fashion stories, with makes for an appealing range of content. From Davison’s grainy black and white images of the refined Schalke Gummels to Kudaki’s minimalist shots of Annely Bouma, each story offers a side of this season’s multi-faceted look.

Take an first look inside HEROINE’s stellar new issue below.


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Photographer Olaf Wipperfürth (AW Artist Management) / Fashion Editor/Stylist Rosa-Safiah Connell / Makeup Artist Ninni Nummela / Casting Director Shawn Dezan / Models Dasha Denisenko, Georgia Hilmer


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Ph. Jack Davison / Fashion Steve Morriss / Model: Schalke Gummels

 


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Ph. Alexander Neumann (See Management) / Fashion Rosa-Safiah Connell / Model Anya Lyagoshina


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Ph. Dominick Sheldon / Fashion Tracey Nicholson (London: Streeters London, New York: Streeters New York) / Model Ophelie Guillermand


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Ph. Paola Kudacki (Camilla Lowther Management) / Fashion Karen Kaiser (New York: Streeters New York, London: Streeters London) / Model Annely Bouma


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Ph. Jai Odell / Fashion Vanessa Coyle / Model Julia Banas

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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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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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