Brave New (and Beautiful) World

March 9th, 2016 |Posted by steven.yatsko


Olivia Jansing by Marcus Ohlsson & Andrew Logan by Philippe Vogelenzang

Beauty Papers is the two issue old publication with a predilection for all things beauty. That much can gathered from its title alone. But one look inside its sophomore release and it’s clear the brainchild of Maxine Leonard steers vehemently clear of any sort of prix fixe beauty others are serving. Beauty Papers is Maxine’s visual adage endeavoring to articulate a more modern language of makeup-ing. Inside is a cosmetic playground, the respective efforts of beauty veterans and photographers letting loose their explorative ideas of application, color and medium. We spoke to its editor in chief Maxine Leonard about the magazine and more, plus check out the preview of issue 1 “Plastics” below.

When did humor come into play for Beauty Papers or into your idea of beauty in general?
Humour like beauty is personal. Our approach is to hopefully inspire, the result in how this is viewed is left to the reader as to whether they sense or identify humour. I think it is emotive, however read. There is no beauty without emotion.

What was the most difficult part of conception for issue 1 (the second issue)?
Beauty Papers is at the start of its journey so we really don’t think in terms of ‘difficult’ because it is a very exciting time for us.

Why “Plastics”?
We chose ‘plastic’ because it defines the world we live in, and it has long been the byword for celebrity culture, the cult of plastic people-‘Fakeness’ is a look and lifestyle pursued by legions of women and men. And then there is the sheer joy of the material itself, the qualities of stretch, transformation and transparency. Plastic is defined by being easily shaped or moulded, which for us, is also a metaphor for how we change and mould ourselves to survive, fit in, and even succeed.

What were some conceptual guidelines and shoot dos and don’ts given out?
We explored the concept visually and culturally and created a collection of inspiration material that we shared with all our collaborators, they asked questions, observed and found their particular perspectives sometimes opening doors on less comfortable issues and ideas we encounter everyday. Plastic was the platform and from this dreams were created of exquisite fantastical extremes and contradictions. Without the dreams and dream makers where would we be? We have an open dialogue with all the artists that work with us but there are no do’s and don’ts. That is what is so exhilarating.

How has your own perspective of editorial beauty changed and what was missing that made you want to start the magazine?
On this journey there have been several occasions that have changed my perspective and made me reevaluate my approach. I interviewed Christiaan for issue 0 and the meeting was timely. He told me I would make mistakes and that it was never about agenda, it was about friends working together. I interviewed Serge Lutens and he told me not to lower my flag. Most importantly I met Valerie who restored my faith and reignited my belief and passion. Beauty Papers is about artists working together and inspiring each other. It is about community and creation, something we felt was lacking.

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Heather Kemesky by Liz Collins (Camilla Lowther Management) | Stylist Way Perry | Hair Samantha Hillerby (Streeters London) | Makeup Maxine Leonard (Jed Root) | Manicurist Jenny Longworth (Camilla Lowther Management) | Casting Shelley Durkan (New York: D + V Management, London: D + V Management )


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Leila Goldkuhl by Paola Kudacki (Camilla Lowther Management) | Stylist Akari Endo-Gaut (New York: FRANK REPS NY, Los Angeles: FRANK REPS LA) | Hair Kevin Ryan (Art + Commerce) | Makeup Mathias van Hooff (Management + Artists) | Casting Shelley Durkan (New York: D + V Management, London: D + V Management )


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Harleth Kuusik by Amy Troost | Hair Holli Smith | Casting Beth Dubin


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Anabel Krasnotsvetova by Julia Noni (Chris Boals Artists CBA) | Stylist Vittoria Cerciello (New York: FRANK REPS NY, Los Angeles: FRANK REPS LA) | Hair Franco Gobbi (Streeters New York) | Makeup Violette (Management + Artists) | Manicurist Eri Handa | Casting Shelley Durkan (New York: D + V Management, London: D + V Management )


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Briley Jones by Ben Hassett (Management + Artists) | Stylist Anna Trevelyan (Camilla Lowther Management) | Hair Peter Gray (Home Agency) | Makeup Isamaya Ffrench (Streeters London) | Manicurist Martha Fekete (Bryan Bantry)


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Sofia Fanego byPaul Maffi | Stylist Paul Sinclaire (Katy Barker) | Hair Tomo Kono | Manicurist Jin Soon Choi (Jed Root)


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Olivia Jansing by Marcus Ohlsson (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management, Stockholm: LUNDLUND) | Stylist Michelle Cameron (New York: FRANK REPS NY, Los Angeles: FRANK REPS LA) | Hair Rita Marmor (Streeters New York) | Makeup Benjamin Puckey (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management) | Manicurist Honey (Exposure NY) | Casting Shelley Durkan (New York: D + V Management, London: D + V Management )


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Harmony Boucher by David Oldham | Hair Raphael Salley (Streeters London) | Makeup Janeen Witherspoon | Manicurist Imarni (Saint Luke Artist Management)


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The Art of Fashion

March 3rd, 2016 |Posted by models.com

Neiman Marcus releases its Spring 2016 advertising campaign for the “Art of Fashion” series, photographed by Yvan Fabing, starring Xiao Wen Ju frolicking in Etro, Saint Laurent, Chloe among other luxury brands. Worlds of wonder and madness come together producing explosive choreography that sends high fashion even higher. Breaking the rules is well within Fabing’s reach with his history of experimenting with motion. Dolled-up by hairstylist Peter Gray and makeup artist Georgi Sandev, Xiao Wen, our new Industry Icon, quakes with youth and vitality making her this season’s muse of the high end retailer.

Photographer Yvan Fabing | Stylist – Alexandra Carl (Streeters New York) | Hair Stylist – Peter Gray (Home Agency)| Makeup Artist – Georgi Sandev (Streeters New York)

Text by Derrick Gaitér

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Vogue Italia Goes Down the Rabbit Hole

January 12th, 2016 |Posted by Irene Ojo-Felix

It’s a technicolor sartorial dream captured for the latest issue of Vogue Italia featuring platinum vision Marjan Jonkman. Sølve Sundsbø brings unearthly Easter egg hues to alien meadows hosting Alessandro Michele quirky Gucci collection. With stellar styling from the inimitable Patti Wilson the ordinary is transformed into the “so cool” – diaphanous, pastel tinge pieces that complement their peculiar background. Trippy much?

Photographer – Sølve Sundsbø (Art + Commerce)| Stylist – Patti Wilson (Streeters New York) | Hair – Peter Gray (Home Agency) | Makeup – Maria Olsson (Jed Root)

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Twinsies

November 20th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

When it comes to essential biannual glossies Twin Magazine is at the top of the heap. Each exquisite issue provides just the right mix of high fashion and streetwise appeal, making Twin catnip for image enthusiasts and fashion followers alike. Led by creative director, Becky Smith the creatives behind each issue never fail to turn out some truly memorable photos. The fall/winter edition features new work from Boo George (London: Streeters London, Los Angeles: Streeters Los Angeles, New York: Streeters New York), Nick Dorey (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management), Scott Trindle (Management + Artists), Matteo MontanariCelestine Cooney and Naomi Miller (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management) all of whom contribute to the issue’s appealing editorial mix. Whether it is Elisa Sednaoui taking on a sixties style grit in pared down shots by George, or Nadja Bender turning up the heat in a sensual jewelry story by Dorey, Twin hits all the right notes.

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Ph. Boo George / Stylist Celestine Cooney / Model Elisa Sednaoui / Hair Samantha Hillerby / Makeup Niamh Quinn


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Ph. Matteo Montanari / Stylist Naomi Miller (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management) / Model Lindsey Wixson / Hair Peter Gray (Home Agency) / Makeup Stevie Huynh (New York: D + V Management, London: D + V Management )


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Ph. Nick Dorey (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management) / Naomi Miller (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management) / Model Nadja Bender / Hair Mari Ohashi / Makeup Lucy Burt (New York: D + V Management, London: D + V Management )


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Ph. Scott Trindle (Management + Artists) / Stylist Celestine Cooney / Model Eliza Cummings / Hair Mari Ohashi / Makeup Lucy Burt (New York: D + V Management, London: D + V Management )

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Clean Sweep

June 16th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Ginta Lapina plays housemaid in Greg Kadel‘s tongue in cheek story for Vogue Germany. While were certain that no one really dusts their home in head to toe Miu Miu while wearing sky high heels, Ginta looks ravishing all the same. The retro curls by Peter Gray, Nicola Knels‘s on point styling and pastel makeup by Itsuki make for one slightly off kilter, yet very cute editorial.

Casting by Julia Lange | Styling by Nicola Knels | Hair by Peter Gray | Makeup by Itsuki

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Swimming Pool

May 9th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Ashley Smith takes to the pages of Vogue Italia looking luscious in Miles Aldridge‘s beach bunny story, styled by Cathy Kasterine. Wearing cat eye shades, itsy bitsy bikinis and a swinging 60s hair and makeup courtesy of Peter Gray and Lloyd Simmonds, Ashley looks every bit the vintage siren.

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