Past, Present, Future

December 8th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Steven Meisel delves into modern bohemia with a striking December cover for Vogue Italia starring Jamie Bochert and Valerija Kelava. Styled by Marie-Amélie Sauvé, in floppy hats and folksy prints the duo embodies the free spirited days of yesteryear while sporting some of the latest fashions around. Inside the issue they’re joined by Hollie May Saker, Gabriel Marques, Harmony Boucher, Jackie Sanchez, Olivier John Rodgers, Olympia Campbell, Steffy Argelich and Will Lewis for an appealing series of shots that look culled from a late sixties scrapbook. Meisel ditches his sleek studio style in favor of soft, dreamy images mixed in with still life images by artist & filmmaker, Benn Northover.

Jamie & Valerija may have snagged the cover, but the model who steals the show is the adorable August Kruse Templer, who makes his Vogue Italia debut alongside proud mom Christina Kruse.

Hair Guido Palau for Redken / Makeup Pat McGrath / Set Design Mary Howard /

See the full story on Vogue.it and in the fashion database.

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Pirelli’s Passion

November 18th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

The Pirelli Calendaris a time honored tradition and every year they turn up the heat another notch with the calendar’s blend of haute fashion and sensuality. This year’s cal is a collaboration amongst industry legends with Steven Meisel shooting, Carine Roitfeld styling and Pat McGrath and Guido Palau providing make up and hair. With a team that illustrious you expect only the very best and the final images deliver that level of quality. If the end result seems even more fashion forward than usual, it’s no accident, “I didn’t want to make a conceptual calendar,” says Meisel “or link it to some particular location, but rather to create 12 posters in which women, in all their sensuality, are the absolute protagonists of 12 very different images. Since I wanted to limit the use of clothes and accessories and since I had absolute creative freedom, I found it very exciting to play with the colors, the makeup, and the materials. It was a very rewarding experience.”

Take a first look inside the calendar’s gorgeous shots of Gigi Hadid, Joan Smalls, Sasha Luss and Anna Ewers below.


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The Halloween Edit

October 31st, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Fashion has always held Halloween in a special esteem. Of all the holidays it allows for the most outlandish changes and transformations which means it is right up fashion’s alley. As such there are countless editorials that serve to inspire a bit of seasonal cheer, or at least serve as appropriate fodder for Halloween costumes. Take a look back at 10 editorials that make us think of all-Hallows eve and share your favorite spooky or kooky fashion story in the comments.

01. Ph. Tim Walker
Publication: Harper’s Bazaar
Who better to look to on Halloween than legendary filmmaker (and master of the spooky story) Tim Burton? Bazaar’s fashion trip through Burton’s filmography is a creepy classic.

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02. Ph. Jean-Francois Campos
Publication: Flair
Campos’ Nosferatu-esque zombies might not be as scary as the characters on The Walking Dead but it made for a great spooky editorial.

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03. Ph. Steven Klein (Art Partner)
Publication: Candy Magazine
There are quite a few Steven Klein stories that could be considered Halloween ready, but his fantastical male pregnancy saga for Candy is probably the most outlandish.

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04. Ph. Sofia Sanchez and Mauro Mongiello
Publication: Numéro
Sofia & Mauro took inspiration from Divine for this out there story that captures all the kitschy goodness of John Waters’ over the top film.

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05. Ph. Steven Meisel
Publication: American Vogue
The way in which each and every model on this story took on a classic rock persona was downright inspirational – Omhyra as Prince, Karolina Kurkova as Marilyn Manson, Sophie Dahl as Debbie Harry – the work by Pat McGrathGrace Coddington and Orlando Pita on this story was nothing short of iconic.

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06. Ph. Peter Lindbergh
Publication: Vogue Paris
Some of fashion’s own characters make for incredible costumes, case in point Sasha P morphing into John Galliano for Vogue Paris.

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07. Ph. Thomas Lagrange (Total Management)
Publication: Vogue Japan
You can’t have a Halloween roundup without a little vampirism and LaGrange’s slick beauty story puts a chic twist on bloodsucking.

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08. Ph. Steven Meisel
Publication: Vogue Italia
The inspiration for Meisel’s ‘The Discipline of Fashion’ was Ethel Granger, a woman who tightlaced for years in order to achieve a 13 inch waist! You don’t need to go that far to get into the story or the incredible, unnerving visuals.

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09. Ph. Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin
Publication: V Magazine
A before and after of epic proportions where Eniko, Anja and Raquel are transformed via the use of Paddy Hartley’s transparent face masks. The clear plastic and cutouts distort the wearers face by changing its proportions in ways that range from beautiful to grotesque.

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10. Ph. Craig McDean
Publication: American Vogue
Before everyone was running out to grab their Avengers costume, Coco Rocha was playing fashion superhero in the pages of Vogue with this memorable McDean story.

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The Big 5-0

September 1st, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

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Vogue Italia hits 50 and graces the world with the most mammoth multi-girl cover ever. 50 models to celebrate 50 years and the highly anticipated Steven Meisel group shot does not disappoint. From the return of classic VI faves like Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington to the debut of beauties like Rianne von Rompaey, this cover is an epic must have for any model fans and fashion enthusiasts. The lineup of models is sure to be debated, but you’re almost certain to see a face you love on this cover.

See the full story on Vogue.it



Hair Guido Palau / Makeup Pat McGrath / Nails Jin Soon Choi (Jed Root) / Production Design Mary Howard

Models: Adriana Lima, Amanda Murphy, Amber Valletta, Anais Mali, Anna Ewers, Aymeline Valade, Cameron Russell, Candice Huffine, Candice Swanepoel, Caroline Trentini, Carolyn Murphy, Christy Turlington, Cindy Bruna, Coco Rocha, Daria Strokous, Edie Campbell, Elise Crombez, Fei Fei Sun, Guinevere Van Seenus, Hilary Rhoda, Isabeli Fontana, Iselin Steiro, Issa Lish, Jamie Bochert, Jessica Stam, Joan Smalls, Jourdan Dunn, Julia Nobis, Julia Stegner, Karen Elson, Karlie Kloss, Lexi Boling, Linda Evangelista, Liu Wen, Liya Kebede, Mariacarla Boscono, Meghan Collison, Miranda Kerr, Naomi Campbell, Natalia Vodianova, Natasha Poly, Ophelie Guillermand, Raquel Zimmermann, Rianne von Rompaey, Sasha Luss, Sasha Pivovarova, Saskia de Brauw, Stella Tennant, Vanessa Axente & Vanessa Moody

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The In Crowd

July 8th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

A gathering of cool kids will always be a fashion moment unto itself and Steven Meisel taps into that idea for the latest issue of Vogue Italia. Instead of an otherworldly setting Meisel enlists Edie Campbell, Lexi Boling, Amanda Murphy, Vanessa Moody, Julia NobisMeghan CollisonRJ King, Yuri Pleskun, David Axell, Geron McKinley, Dorian Reeves, David Alexander Flinn, Cameron Keesling and Tobias Hayduk for a pared down shoot that recreates the look and feel of a happening cafe setting. Mariana Santana and Anna Ewers join the fun in the accompanying editorial where models blow smoke rings as they sport heavy black liner and subtly 60s style coifs for a look that nods to the retro without being too referential. As usual Mary Howard‘s production design is flawless and the New Wave vibes are hammered home by Pat McGrath‘s makeup and Guido Palau‘s hair.

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See the full cover & accompanying video by Gordon von Stiener on Vogue.it

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A Beauty Fantasy

May 9th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

No one does makeup quite like Pat McGrath and beauty’s most visionary talent creates an array of boundary pushing looks in Ben Hassett‘s thrilling W Magazine story. Taking her bold runway makeup for Prada, Dolce & Gabbana and Givenchy up a notch McGrath creates a trio of eye-catching looks filled with color, texture and the buoyant sense of drama that has come to define McGrath’s work. Guinevere Van Seenus, Jenna KleinDaiane Conterato, Svetlana Zakharova, Sonya Gorelova and Carly Moore are transformed by McGrath’s makeup and Panos Yiapanis‘ sumptuous styling.

View the story in full on Ben Hassett.com

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The Moment’s Muse

May 5th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

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Lexi Boling.
Karl Templer.
Vogue Italia.

The influential Italian glossy crowns Lexi “the look of the moment” on its May cover and the stunning Chicagoan proves she’s got what it takes with an ultra-chic fashion story. Styled in transparent pieces with a touch of mod, Boling looks every inch the superstar – the laid back look provided by Pat McGrath and Guido Palau adds the final polish but the attitude is 100% Lexi. With her aloof gaze and hair parted just so as to cover one eye, Lexi embodies fashion’s enduring obsession with nonchalant it-girls.

See the story & accompanying video on Vogue.it 

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Wild Fox

February 28th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

In what may be March’s most unexpected cover – the dream team of Steven Meisel and Marie-Amélie Sauvé transform Saskia de Brauw with an arresting image that is unlike anything we’ve seen from Vogue Italia this year. With otherworldly blue face paint courtesy of Pat McGrath and an array of taxidermied creatures from Mary Howard, Saskia takes on a whole new identity – check out the corresponding video for a preview of the accompanying story and a masterclass on inventive posing.

View the full story on Vogue.it. 

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