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August 23rd, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

As some of the most divisive and easily recognizable pieces of the fall/winter season, Céline‘s bold plaid prints have become a focal point in editorials the past few months. Whether you love the red and blue tartan, or find they resemble the ubiquitous laundry bags found at your local bodega it is impossible to deny their presence in the pages of fashion glossies. Though most stylists don’t stray too far from the runway interpretation of the look, Philo’s creations remain compelling, especially when juxtaposed with an interesting background or unique set. In Steven Meisel‘s Vogue Italia shots they are pit against a swirling arm chair by designer Tord Boontje and the pairing brings out the best of both statement pieces. Likewise the seeing the Celine plaid opposite Stella McCartney‘s version of the same in Vogue Russia provides a concise overview of one of fall’s key trends. Naturally, there are also moments when all you need is a great model and a few more pieces from the collection, case in point Tao Okamoto‘s new cover of Vogue Japan which provides an ideal showcase for Tao and those coveted thigh high boots.

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Vogue Japan | Ph. Patrick Demarchelier | Model – Tao Okamoto

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Vogue Russia Ph. Jason Kibbler (Cadence New York) | Fashion Editor – Olga Dunina | Models – Irina Nikolaeva and Patrycja Gardygajlo

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Vogue Paris Ph. David Bellemere | Fashion Editor – Celia Azoulay | Model – Hana Jirickova

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British Vogue | Ph. Patrick Demarchelier | Fashion Editor – Lucinda Chambers | Model – Freja Beha Erichsen

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Vogue Italia Ph. Steven Meisel | Fashion Editor – Marie-Amélie Sauvé | Model – Amanda Murphy

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Marie Claire | Ph. Danilo Gallinari | Fashion Editor – Enrique Campos | Model – Alla Kostromichova

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Marie Claire UK Ph. Daniel Gabbay | Fashion Editor – Jayne Pickering | Model – Vivian Witjes

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In Her Own Words

August 2nd, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

The September issue of British Vogue may feature a stellar Patrick Demarchelier shot of Daria Werbowy on its cover, but the modeling star’s most intriguing contribution to the magazine lies inside the corresponding interview. The insightful piece by Jo Ellison provides a window into Daria’s private world – from her passion for sailing, to her feelings on her landmark career and the fashion business itself. For any appreciator of Daria – or any fan of gutsy, articulate women in general – the piece is a must read.

ON THE BUSINESS OF MODELING : “People are always trying to fit us into boxes and say, she’s this kind of girl or she’s that kind of girl. I think I was feeling that very acutely. I was really confused as to who I was supposed to be. It is very difficult for anyone in the public eye.”

“I’ve always wanted to be a supporter of women and break the gender roles of what women can be. So I when I started working a lot and seeing myself getting sucked into the idea of what model is… I realized I’m not that person.”

“In the beginning I didn’t get it.I wanted to look like me, instead of being done up to look like this older woman. I didn’t understand fashion. Now I have more respect. I see what these people are trying to do me. ”

ON TAKING A BREAK FROM FASHION : “It was more a way of embracing who I was and realizing that I had to be true to myself. To keep that mental sanity.”

ON FEELING PRIDE ABOUT HER WORK WITH CELINE “She feels connected to the woman I’m becoming.”

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Murphy’s Law

July 31st, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Chic Chicagoan Amanda Murphy is quietly becoming the go to girl for top tier photographers in search of a little All-American charm. With her classic features and soulful brown eyes, Amanda harks back to an earlier period in modeling. It’s easy to imagine off-kilter beauty fitting right in during the late 90s / early 00s, back when all models were expected to have a mix of edge and elegance. It’s that combination that makes Amanda such an in demand commodity, this month alone you’ll find her face in the pages of American Vogue, Vogue Paris and on her 2nd Vogue Italia cover in a row.

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Ph. Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia see the behind the scenes video on Vogue.it

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Ph. Patrick Demarchelier for American Vogue

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Ph. Alasdair McLellan for Vogue Paris

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Ph. Mario Sorrenti for Interviewsee the full story on Interview.com

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Sasha Fierce

June 25th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

In case you had any doubts about the triumphant return of the one and only Sasha Pivovarova, take a look at what the girl with the killer stare has been up to lately. In the blink of an eye Sasha has racked up a striking Patrick Demarchelier cover of Vogue Japan, a David Sims studio extravaganza for American Vogue and starring role Hedi Slimane‘s Saint Laurent Paris resort collection -a promising start and you can expect even more big things right around the corner.

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Sasha Pivovarova by Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue Japan / Image Courtesy Vogue Japan

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Sasha Pivovarova by Hedi Slimane for Saint Laurent Paris / Image Courtesy Saint Laurent Paris

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Sasha Pivovarova by David Sims for American Vogue | Image Credit Vogue.com

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Spotlight On: Malcolm Edwards

April 23rd, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Hair can be one of the most transformative aspects of fashion editorials, taking models into otherworldly territory and changing how we view their beauty. As anyone who appreciates hair will tell you, one of the most exciting talents around is Malcolm Edwards, whose cutting-edge styles are works of art. From creating colorful pasty inspired do’s in W Magazine, to giving Oscar winner, Jennifer Lawrence a bit of flamingo finery, Edwards never fails to infuse a hint of magic in his imagery.

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Ph. Patrick Demarchelier | Fashion Editor – Edward Enninful | For more see Wmagazine.com

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 (Photographer) | Katie Grand (Fashion Editor/Stylist) | Malcolm Edwards (Hair Stylist) | Lucia Pieroni (Makeup Artist) | Jacki Castelli (Set Designer) | Lorraine Griffin (Manicurist) – see all the covers in the database.

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Tim Walker – Photographer | Jacob K – Fashion Editor/Stylist | Malcolm Edwards – Hair Stylist | Samantha Bryant – Makeup Artist | Andy Hillman – Set Designer

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Kerry Hallihan – Photographer | Alastair McKimm – Fashion Editor/Stylist | Malcolm Edwards – Hair Stylist | Ozzy Salvatierra – Makeup Artist | See the full story in the database 

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Ph.Kerry Hallihan | Grace Cobb (Fashion Editor/Stylist) | Malcolm Edwards (Hair Stylist) | Laura Dominique (Makeup Artist) | See the story in the database 

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Ph. Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott |  Edward Enninful – Fashion Editor/Stylist | Malcolm Edwards – Hair Stylist  | Lucia Pieroni – Makeup Artist | Poppy Bartlett – Set Designer | Anatole Rainey – Manicurist

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Tim Walker (Photographer) | Jacob K (Fashion Editor/Stylist) | Malcolm Edwards (Hair Stylist) | Samantha Bryant (Makeup Artist) | Shona Heath (Set Designer) | See the full story on W Magazine.com

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Cover to Cover

January 28th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

CHECKER CHIC

We’ve been seeing a lot of Marc Jacobs’ mod influenced collection for Louis Vuitton, so it is no surprised to see it showing up on the covers of two stylish publications this month. Numero‘s sleek image by Sebastian Kim gives you two sides of of Nadja Bender, while Vogue Japan offers a girlish take on Jacobs’ designs with a coquettish image of Lindsey Wixson by Patrick Demarchelier. Both pictures present a compelling fashion moment, so it really boils down to whether you prefer your Vuitton girl seductive, or syrupy sweet.

NADJA ON NUMERO OR LINDSEY ON VOGUE JAPAN – WHICH VERSION OF VUITTON DO YOU PREFER?


TEASER PLEASER

Dansk returns with two images designed to whet readers’ appetites for more of the famed Danish magazine’s blend of art and fashion. Nadja Bender shows up again (there isn’t a magazine you won’t find Nadja in these days) looking effortlessly cool in Hasse Nielsen‘s black and white shot, but the image that grabs our attention is that of the aptly named Adonis Bosso taken by Raf Stahelin. Dressed in a debonair fedora and head to metallics, Bosso cuts an impressive figure – we can’t wait to see the accompanying editorial.

NADJA OR ADONIS – WHICH DANSK TEASER CATCHES YOUR EYE?


BRAZILIAN BONUS!

Giampaolo Sgura and Anna Dello Russo are at it again! This time the duo creates four wildly different covers for Vogue Brasil featuring Magdalena FrackowiakIzabel GoulartBette Franke and Mirte Maas. Each cover captures a completely different mood within the sexy & chic theme: from the all out glamour of Magda’s shot, Mirte’s full on Dello Russo eclecticism, Izabel’s vibrant  cover image and the purity of Bette’s Prada collection image. Each cover has its merits, but we can’t help but think that Bette’s austere Miuccia madness feels freshest.

BETTE? IZABEL? MAGDALENA? MIRTE? WHICH VOGUE BRAZIL COVER GETS YOUR VOTE?

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Cover to Cover

January 14th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

It’s cover vs. cover in this roundup of the month’s fashion hits. Let us know which covers were your favorites and which one’s didn’t quite make the cut.

ANDROGYNOUS APPEAL

Both Saskia de Brauw and Milla Jovovich have an innately stylish vibe that sets them apart from other cover stars, so seeing their faces peering out from the newsstand is always a treat. On February’s Vogue Russia Saskia provides a bit of androgynous edge to Paolo Roversi‘s moody blue imagery in a serious yet sensual cover. Milla J on the other hand is looking resplendent in Saint Laurent Paris on Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin‘s New York themed cover of the new Vogue Paris.

SASKIA ON VOGUE RUSSIA OR MILLA ON VOGUE PARIS – WHICH COVER GETS YOUR VOTE?


2 SIDES OF CONSTANCE

February brings double the Constance Jablonski for you to enjoy, with two very different Vogue covers. Vogue Germany‘s Alexi Lubomirski (New York: Management + Artists, Paris: Management + Artists) image offers a sultry vision of the Estee Lauder face, complete with dark lips and a retro chic bob worthy of a classic film siren. Patrick Demarchelier shows another side of Constance on Vogue China‘s springy cover shot, a simple portrait that is about as pretty as it gets.

SULTRY CONSTANCE OR FLOWERY CONSTANCE – EVERYBODY WINS!


BATTLE OF THE BLONDES

It is hard to find a flaw on Scarlett Johansson, but how does Elle UK‘s Rankin cover with the Avengers beauty compare to their one and only Anja Rubik? Both stars are clad in minimalist chic, both are looking phenomenal, but ultimately Anja’s cover is the more dynamic of the two. Naturally that means it is also the more difficult one to get your hands on, if you’re in London head on over to Selfridges to get this limited edition Elle cover.

SCARLETT’S ELLE COVER OR ANJA’S ELLE COVER – WHICH GETS YOUR VOTE?


THE TEASERS

LOVE Magazine
s new ‘Clean Issue’ may not have debut just yet, but they really know how to amp up the anticipation. The teaser shots of models of the moment, Cara Delevingne and Edie Campbell by Sølve Sundsbø are elegant without losing any of LOVE’s trademark cool.

CARA OR EDIE – WHICH LOVE TEASER GETS YOUR VOTE?

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Modern Glam

January 7th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

British Vogue is certainly starting the new year off right, the trend setting mag places Kati Nescher front and center on its February cover dressed in a standout piece from the latest Givenchy collection. Shot by Patrick Demarchelier, the less is more story provides an especially elegant take on the season’s understated runway favorites, each one accentuated by Kati’s modern beauty.

Take a look at what else is inside the new issue of Brit Vogue – including new editorials, a special interview with Juergen Teller and an in depth update on upcoming trends, all on Vogue.co.uk.

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