French Lesson

January 9th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

French chic is always in style, even in Vogue Australia where Will Davidson and Jillian Davison recreate the feel of the look right down to the berets, baguettes and Breton stripes. Drake Burnette is a refined presence in Davidson’s black and white images, posing in the midst of the Eiffel Tower and along the banks of the Seine looking Parisian even though she hails from Austin and has the Texas tattoo to prove it. All and all the editorial provides an elegant tribute to a theme that has inspired for years and will always hold a special place in the hearts of fashion devotees.

Hair – Panos Papandrianos | Makeup – Pep Gay

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Image Courtesy Will Davidson 

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Twin Shadow

December 2nd, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Twin Magazine refined mix of luxe fashion and first rate visuals makes it stand out from the typical newsstand fare. The latest issue is heavy on modeling stars and top tier photographers Ben Weller shoots Sam Rollinson in the countryside looking sweet in pieces from Burberry and Miu Miu, while Constance Jablonski shows a sexy side in Nick Dorey‘s (New York: D + V Management, London: D + V Management ) atmospheric black and whites. Eternal favorites Jamie Bochert and Kirsten Owen add edge to the entire endeavor, with off-kilter editorials that showcase their skill for capturing the essence of any scenario. In Scott Trindle (New York: Management + Artists, Paris: Management + Artists)’s story Owen goes grunge wearing patterned ready to wear against a gritty real world backdrop. Meanwhile, Bochert allows a window into her private life with an accompanying interview that shares her influences and passions.

For even more Twin check out Twin Factory.co.uk

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Ph. Ben Weller | STYLING – Celestine Cooney | HAIR – Alex Brownsell (New York: D + V Management, London: D + V Management ) | MAKEUP – Niamh Quinn


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Ph. Nick Dorey (New York: D + V Management, London: D + V Management ) | STYLING – Naomi Miller (New York: D + V Management, London: D + V Management ) | HAIR – Tomo Jidai | MAKEUP – Pep Gay


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Ph. Scott Trindle (New York: Management + Artists, Paris: Management + Artists) | STYLING – CELESTINE COONEY | HAIR – Alex Brownsell | MAKEUP – Lucy Burt (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management)


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Ph. Colin Dodgson | STYLING – Naomi Miller (New York: D + V Management, London: D + V Management ) | HAIR – Tamara Mcnaughton | MAKEUP – Asami Taguchi

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Past Meets Present: The Mod Moment

January 23rd, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

By its very nature, fashion is in a constant state of change, but the industry has a way of rehashing the past every few seasons with collections that draw inspiration from key moments in fashion’s history.  Nostalgia was the predominant fashion mode of the aughts, and it saw  designers revisiting everything from 1920s flapper fixtures, to ’80s powerdressing and (gasp) ’90s grunge redux. We may have just entered into 2013, but when it comes to manufacturing clothing that looks awfully similar to styles that could have been worn generations earlier, designers show no signs of stopping.

Case in point, S/S 13’s mod moment, which saw a wealth of graphic prints invading the runway. Checks, stripes, and houndstooth patterns  made appearances on the runways of labels like Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Michael Kors and Dolce & Gabbana, offering a pleasant alternative to spring’s tried-and-true florals and providing a bit of deja vu. Granted, these design elements are timeless, but fans of ’60s style will recognize the cuts and patterns that make up these new designs as the hallmarks of mod innovators. Take a look at  the work of Pierre Cardin, Mary Quant, André Courrèges, and Ossie Clark,  and you can’t help but see where Marc Jacobs and co. took their lead from.

With the very same designs getting major play in the pages of this month’s magazines, editors have been showcasing these looks in a variety of ways. Most choose to play up the retro appeal inherent in these collections by creating stories reminiscent of days past: what says ’60s more than an angular Vidal Sasson bob or an oversized bouffant? Others focus in on the graphic element, shooting the pieces against white backdrops and playing up the contrast.

 

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PRESENT

Vogue Japan | Ph. Emma Summerton | Styling Patti Wilson | Model Aymeline Valade | Makeup Dotti


American Vogue | Ph. Steven Klein | Styling Grace Coddington | Models Carolyn Murphy and Karen Elson


Harper’s Bazaar | Ph. Greg Harris | Stylist Tony Irvine | Model Marte Mei van Haaster | Hair Akki Shirakawa | Makeup Pep Gay

Marte Mei van Haaster in Louis VuittonMarc Jacobs and Michael Kors


Harper’s Bazaar Spain Ph. Txema Yeste | Styling Melania Pan | Model Ginta Lapina | Hair Olivier Lebrun (See Management) | Makeup Christopher Kam

Ginta Lapina in Louis VuittonDolce & Gabbana & Michael Kors


Vogue Japan Ph. Victor Demarchelier (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists) | Styling Sabino Pantone | Model Jessica Stam | Hair Didier Malige | Makeup Adrien Pinault (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists)

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Vogue China Ph. Daniel Jackson | Styling Nicoletta Santoro | Models Kel Markey, Agnés Nabuurs, Athena Wilson, Bo Don & Chiharu Okunugi | Hair Yannick D’Is (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists) | Makeup Yadim

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Guerrilla Girl

April 2nd, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Considering the complex (and often antagonistic) relationship between the fashion industry and rights issues like human trafficking and fair labor, the idea of a luxury freedom fighter is a bit of an oxymoron. Not that you can’t fight for equality while wearing Celine pumps, but real life rarely offers such opportunities.

Of course that has never stopped fashion from, editorializing the fantasy of guerilla girls dressed in the season’s latest trends. V Spain serves up an intriguing take on the theme with a slick story shot by Nathaniel Goldberg and featuring a series of chic pieces from Margiela, Ralph Lauren and of course Celine all chosen by Gillian Wilkins. The images present a vision of well dressed rebellion and are dedicated to “all the courageous women who defend their ideals. They are masters of their own destiny, their voices songs that celebrate the beauty of freedom.”

Beautiful words, but how do you feel about the pictures? Sporting perfectly tilted berets and wildly hair coiffed by Shon, Edita looks like exactly what she is – a stunning top model playing dress up in revolutionary drag. In some pics it works, especially when she gives that powerful gaze, but even with a dagger in hand or holding down a semi-automatic, she still seems wildly out of place. Perhaps that is intentional – we can’t help but get some Patty Hearst, gun wielding socialite vibes in a couple shots. Let us know what you’re getting from this story in the comments.

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Queens Center

March 26th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Amy Troost shoots four of the season’s finest faces for i-D Magazine‘s royalty issue. With a title cribbed from Gaga lyrics and some tricked out fashion’s chosen by Alastair McKimm, this story is heavy on attitude. Being a queen isn’t always about being prim and proper, these ladies showcase spirited toughness all while wearing royal finery from the likes of Givenchy & Alexander McQueen. Dressed in baroque McQueen complete with headdress, Daga Ziober looks darkly regal Julia FraucheMaria Bradley & Karlina Caune round out the impressive cast.

HAIR Rita Marmor MAKEUP Pep Gay

See more from the Royalty Issue at ID Online

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