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October 18th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Caroline Trentini.
Patrick Demarchelier.
Grace Coddington.
American Vogue.

An elegant story that transports us to another era via beautiful styling that calls to mind the Edwardian age. Simply stunning.

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Modern Romance

September 20th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Patrick Demarchelier and Karl Templer tackle the avant garde spirit of couture in Interview with an elegant story featuring Ehren Dorsey and Bryant McCuddin as young lovers. With her unique look adding a layer of edginess to the season’s most regal designer pieces, Ehren is the perfect choice for Demarchelier’s sumptuous story. Echoing the “effortless polish of the new breed of young European aristocracy” the editorial’s tale of a punk princess and a man in uniform falling in love feels fresh.

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The World of Calvin Klein

July 15th, 2011 |Posted by Betty

The effortlessly chic brand released the rest of its fall campaign images, in an exclusive preview here, following the anticipated appearances of Lara Stone and Dmitriy Tanner by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for Calvin Klein Collection. The strikingly graphic ck Calvin Klein is an early hit with fashion fans, starring Lara, Liu Wen and the up and coming Benjamin Eidem captured by Craig McDean. The Calvin Klein line has Alasdair McLellan manning the helm of the classic collection with British beauties Lily Donaldson and Danny Beauchamp. After the wildly successful ck one Jeans launch this past spring, fall has Steven Meisel once again directing the dynamic cast of Lara, Rob Evans, Wang Xiao, Yuri Pleskun and a host of energetic newcomers. Last but never least, is the ever sensual Lara in the new Naked Glamour Underwear video by Patrick Demarchelier. Tell us your favorites in the comments.

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Hot Couture

April 15th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Patrick Demarchelier provides a fitting tribute to Dior’s most appealing fashions in Vogue Russia. Maryna Linchuk stars in this couture extravaganza and the shots are staggering from start to finish.

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Romantic Rites

January 19th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Gorgeous models and their boyfriends; not exactly an original theme but, Patrick Demarchelier‘s Vogue story on gamine beauties and the men who love them, is beautiful all the same. The simple shots, accentuated by Tabitha Simmons‘s trench styling and Yumi‘s flawless makeup, serve as a lovely introduction to the significant others of several top girls.

Aminata Niaria & Laurence Dennis

Sasha Knezevic & Anja Rubik

Rock Ji & Bonnie Chen

Jamie Mazur & Alessandra Ambrosio

Mark Wystrach & Angela Lindvall

James Conran & Coco Rocha

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Cover to Cover

January 4th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Magazines roll out the best models and those coveted Spring fashions for their latest offerings. Vogue Brazil gives Emanuela de Paula a beautiful beach chic image for their January edition, which serves as a tribute to Brazil’s stunning black models. Gisele Bundchen wears a look from the popular S/S Prada collection on Vogue China‘s demure cover shot, while Karen Elson wears another look from the same collection on Vogue Nippon. Catherine McNeil unleashes her inner vamp for her fifth cover of Vogue Australia and is featured in a special article about her style. Not a bad showing for February – which cover is your personal favorite?

Emanuela de Paula by Jacques Dequeker

Gisele Bundchen by Patrick Demarchelier | Catherine McNeil by Max Doyle



Karen Elson
by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin

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mdc ♥ : last minute gifts

December 24th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Still looking for a last minute gift? Or perhaps ready to treat yourself to something great in celebration of surviving the year? Here are a small selection of fashionable treats certain to bring a smile to anyones face.

Masters of Fashion Illustration

A stunning collection of images by one of the foremost fashion illustrators; Downtown has captured everyone from Linda Evangelista to Carmen dell’Orefice in his beautiful drawings.

Tom Ford Lipsticks

With their silky smooth texture and righly pigmented colors Tom Ford’s lipstick collection offers up a bit of luxury for beauty lovers. Shown here in the covetable shades of Bruised Plum, Warm Sable and Moroccan Rouge.

Blow by Blow: The Story of Isabella Blow

One of fashion’s most influential forces is remembered by her husband in this revealing biography. A must read for any fans of Isabella Blow or Alexander McQueen.

Jonathan Adler Angel & Devil Mugs

Who cares if you’ve been naughty or nice! Taking a sip of eggnog from one of Adler’s delightfully cute mugs is pure fun.


Edith Head : The Fifty-Year Career of Hollywood’s Greatest Costume Designer

Any appreciators of cinema will enjoy this look back through the years of costumer Edith Head’s creations for the films of Paramount and Universal. Her work for actresses like Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly helped to define Hollywood style for several decades.

Graphic Image iPad Case

Need something chic to put your latest tech goodies in? This grey leather case is about the coolest we’ve seen.

Vosges Exotic Truffle Collection

Paprika, pepper, caramel, nougat and then some; experience the multitude of flavor sensations in Vosges’ Exotic Truffle collection. Delicious!

Panasonic TA-1

HD video in your pocket, perfect for recording family moments or sneaking backstage with.



Patrick Demarchelier

There are so many iconic images inside Patrick Demarchelier‘s eponymous book that it would take forever to list them. The special shots of Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington and Madonna should be more than enough to entice you.



Bond No. 9 Scented Candles

With their unique packaging and heavenly scents, Bond’s candles make for a sweet scented treat. Especially fabulous is the Andy Warhol Union Square candle, with notes of Lily of the valley, green stem, blue freesia, white birchwood, amber, and musk.

Make A Donation!

Don’t forget that a charitable donation also makes for a wonderful gift this season. Incredible organizations like Doctors Without Borders, Fresh Air Fund , World Wildlife Fund , UNICEF and hundreds of others are all in need of a helping hand.

Happy Holidays from Everyone at MDC, no matter what you’re celebrating (or even if you’re not celebrating at all) we wish you a joyous end of year!

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Just Cavalli

November 17th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Leave it to Patrick Demarchelier and Alex White to add a touch of class to Roberto Cavalli’s in your face outfits. The duo joins forces in the latest W to pay tribute to Cavalli’s 40 years in the business and together they create a lovely black and white story with Frida Gustavsson. The mid-air poses and simple background are studio shoot staples, but White’s tribal themed is beautiful and fresh.

Image Credit | absinthrill.blogspot

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