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Anniversary Party

March 31st, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Hercules celebrates its anniversary with an eye-popping 5 covers, featuring only the most handsome male models in existence. Andres, Emilio, Parker; they’re all here in all their glory, but incredible covers aren’t the only thing to be excited about. Inside you’ll find brand new editorials from fashion’s finest, featuring the cream of the menswear crop; be sure to pick up this issue – it is a must have!

Andres Velencoso Segura by Txema Yeste

Emilio Flores by Paola Kudacki

Travis Cannata by Mariano Vivanco

Nikola Jovanovic and Natasha Gorshkova by Greg Gex

Diego Fragoso by Giampaolo Sgura

James Penfold by Paola Kudacki

Parker Gregory by Giampaolo Sgura

Sebastiao Neto and Felipe Aniba by Doug Inglish

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Don’t Miss : Love Linda V

February 3rd, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 3rd

Legendary fashion photographer Bert Stern takes his images of Twiggy, Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe to the next level with the addition of sparkling crystals; the effect is an eye-catching remix on these iconic images. Check out the full show at the Staley-Wise Gallery from now until March.

MONDAY FEBRUARY 7th

The stunning Linda Vojtova celebrates a decade in the modeling industry, with a special look back at her career highlights, as well as a glimpse at her gorgeous new line of jewelry. Work from photography legends like Sante D’Orazio is showcased alongside new material from the likes of Paola Kudacki & Chadwick Tyler. The exhibition is a must see for any fans of Linda and anyone who appreciates the contributions a dynamic model can bring to a shoot. Stay tuned for our special interview with Ms. Vojtova!

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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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Crystal Clear

November 16th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Crystal Renn shows off her talent for posing in the latest issue of Bazaar, striking a series of expressive poses in Paola Kudackis studio story. Dressed stylish ensembles chosen by Natasha Royt, Renn looks resplendent and fresher than ever.


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The Real Deal

October 4th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Hercules‘ newest issue centers around the idea of realness and the allure of the individual, who better to embody the concept than the always captivating Mariacarla Boscono and ballet sensation Roberto Bolle. The duo sizzles on their cover shot by Paola Kudacki and the exciting image makes us eager to see just what is inside this special edition.

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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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Multitasking

March 26th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Mariacarla Boscono does double duty in the latest issue of i-D, with two editorials that show off her incredible versatility. First, Willy Vanderperre casts Mariacarla as a sensual Snow White in his moody, atmospheric images, then Paola Kudacki takes her tribal with an energetic editorial. No matter the scenario, Mariacarla manages to shine – the way she transforms in these stories is exceptional. Credit of course has to be given to the stylists – the fit for a fairytale florals chosen by Olivier Rizzo and the out of this world pieces selected by Havana Laffitte, make these stories pop.

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Mariacarla by Willy Vanderperre, styled by Olivier Rizzo

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Mariacarla by Paola Kudacki, styled by Havana Laffitte

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Love Jones

December 1st, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

Many models have attempted to imitate the allure of Grace Jones, but few have succeeded in capturing the icon’s appeal. In the latest Vogue Paris, Rose Cordero transforms into a young Grace and displays the elegance and intensity that made Ms. Jones legendary. Paola Kudacki‘s vivid photographs and Melanie Huynhs retro styling, help to make this the perfect tribute to all things Grace.


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