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The Life Aquatic

April 3rd, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Aquatic references were a big part of what made the several recent collections magical. Think back to Chanel’s dreamy mermaid inspired S/S 12 collection, or the equally alluring scuba jackets from Balenciaga that season, even Donatella Versace went underwater for spring and though each designer was cribbing from the same source material, the ideas they created were wildly different. It is fascinating to see those Master stylist Lori Goldstein takes statement pieces from each collection and weaves them together to create a spectacular showcase for Saskia de Brauw in Patrick Demarchelier‘s atmospheric Vogue Japan story.

The Versace gown with strategically placed star fish, the embellished Max Kibardin shoes that look like coral, the plastic paillette covered Vuitton dress that glitters like a fish’s scales; every piece chosen works perfectly. Hats off to Goldstein for giving us this festive fashion fantasy. We’re not sure if mermaids actually go on holidays, but if they did this is probably would it would look like.

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A Blue Kiss

January 19th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Ming Xi, Kate King, Anais Pouliot and Karo Mrozkova headline Vogue Russia‘s  February issue with a sultry shot by Patrick Demarchelier, but what were really loving is the beauty mood of the corresponding editorial. Fulvia Farolfi creates a standout royal blue lip on the girls, while Laurent Philippon provides the undone hair. Combine these elements with Ekaterina Mukhina‘s elegant styling and you’ve got a story that pops off the page. Looking to recreate the daring blue pout for yourself? Give Makeup Forever’s Flash Color case a try. 

 

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Unstoppable

January 5th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

If you had any doubts about Arizona Muse being one of modeling’s biggest stars take a look at her Vogue track record. Not only is Miss Muse on the cover of February’s British Vogue sporting a devilish grin shot by Patrick Demarchelier, she’s managed to rack up six other Vogue covers in just over a year. If we were her we’d be smiling too – looks like modeling’s numero uno Lara Stone (the only other girl to snag six Vogue covers in the past year) has a little competition.



Vogue Australia October 2011 photographer: Kai Z Feng |  Vogue Russia December 2011 photographer: Hedi Slimane | Vogue Paris November 2011 photographer: Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin

Vogue Italia January 2011 Cover photographer: Steven Meisel | Vogue Korea September 2011 Cover  photographer: Victor Demarchelier | Vogue Korea January 2012 photographer: Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin

 

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mdc ♥s : 2011 Best of Beauty

January 3rd, 2012 |Posted by Janelle


In one of the year’s most memorable beauty images Frida Gustavsson gets her lips painted gold | shot by Patrick Demarchelier for W Magazine

We primped and polished are way through dozens of products in 2011, but these were the ones we went back and reached for again and again – the absolute BEST Beauty Products we tried all year. Find out why we loved them and start 2012 off right by telling us what you loved.

REVLON COLOR BURST LIP BUTTERS
Why it made our list – With a creamy lip balm texture and 20 electric colors, the Lip Butters are an affordable luxury – as good as any high end product we tested. We would reach for any lipbalm that contained mango, shea and coconut butters, so it is wonderful to find those moisturizing ingredients in something with color payoff. Bright shades like Lollipop and Raspberry Pie are our personal favorites, but every shade is a winner and at eight bucks a pop you won’t break the bank trying them.

CHANEL VITALUMIERE AQUA
Why it made our list – Foundation for foundation-phobes. We admit to being inconsolable when Chanel discontinued our previous holy grail Teint Innocence, but this more than makes up for it. The lighter than air texture and sheer quality of this foundation make it look like your skin but better, it is pretty safe to say that Peter Philips is on a roll.

GUERLAIN TERRACOTTA FOUR SEASONS
Why it made our list – Guerlain’s bronzers have always been popular, but the four seasons is the MVP of their lineup. There wasn’t a backstage during Paris Fashion Week where we didn’t spot this popular matte bronzer in the kits of our favorite makeup artists. A must have for sculpting cheekbones, adding a touch of face brightening color and of course providing that enviable “natural” glow we saw on so many of the S/S catwalks.

BURBERRY FRESH GLOW
Why it made our list – Everyone is searching for a product that creates the lit from within look and Burberry’s unique highlighter delivers. Developed by Christopher Bailey with Wendy Rowe serving as Artistic Consultant for the line, Fresh Glow works for all skintones. Whether you mix it with your foundation or use it on its own, it gives you that gorgeous shine that seems completely natural.

KOH GEN DO CLEANSING SPA WATER
Why it made our list – We’ve raved about it before, but this Japanese line is quickly becoming one of our favorites – one swipe of this refreshing makeup remover and every speck of powder, mascara, lipstick, etc. is gone. Simply the best.

SKYN ICELAND ANGELICA LINE SMOOTHER
Why it made our list - Crows feet, laugh lines, those distressing little signs of age all smoothed out and hidden without having to deal with the sting of a doctor’s needle or any invasive treatments. For all those times you want to look your absolute best the Angelica line smoother instantly enhances the skin and fills in any little nagging imperfections.

CLARINS FACE TREATMENT OILS
Why it made our list – It just plain works. Apply in the evening before bed and wake up to refreshed, hydrated skin that looks smoother, clearer and infinitely less stressed than it did the night before: added bonus the calming aromatherapy scent.

NUDE ADVANCED CELLULAR RENEWAL MOISTURIZER
Why it made our list – If you couldn’t tell from some our previous recommendations, our skin was stressed this year and NUDE’s cellular renewal regimen was one of the things that helped to calm it down. Soothing white jasmine, shea and a whole host of nourishing goodies to keep things hydrated and looking good.

CHANTECAILLE POUDRE PERLE 
Why it made our list – This ultra portable, refillable wonder has made our beauty routines easier – especially on the go. Ever have five minutes to get yourself ready on a moving train filled with commuters? This will do the trick. Part highlighting powder, part blush this guarantees you’ll look fresh as a daisy.

MAKEUP FOREVER HD POWDER
Why it made our list – Accept no substitutes. When the camera reveals each and every pore (not to mention every single flaw imaginable), this is what beauty experts dust on to conceal those tell tale pores and hide shine. We’ve spotted this on shoots, backstage during NYFW and even in the makeup trailer on the set of a movie – even if you aren’t gearing up to be in onscreen this is a must have.

MORROCCANOIL RESTORATIVE HAIR MASK
Why it made our list – Saving our dry, distressed and mistreated hair one strand at a time with gentle TLC that conditions and comforts.

ESTEE LAUDER SUMPTUOUS EXTREME MASCARA
Why it made our list – Instant badaboom lashes that don’t leave us looking like a raccoon two hours later. One of the many Estee goodies we’ve spotted Tom Pecheux using backstage and absolutely had to try out for ourselves.

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Seaside

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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