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The Givenchy Groove

May 21st, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Riccardo Tisci brings his unique vision for Givenchy to the pages of Vogue Paris with an incredible editorial by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. Featuring R&B star Ciara (looking incredibly model-esque) and Givenchy regulars Simon Nessman, Paolo Roldan, Manuel Ramos, Emil Dostovic, Dafne Cejas and Jonathan Marquez, the story sizzles with its sexy and uninhibited vision.

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Perfect 10

October 29th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

Every season there are a few choice moments that get us excited about fashion all over again. Whether these moments come courtesy of established designers or emerging talents is irrelevant: what matters is how these instances make us feel. This season was chock full of excitement for everyone involved, but these were the moments, places, people and things that made me stand up and take note.

01. Alexander McQueen

The show of the season hands-down and a personal favorite: everything, from the sci-fi makeup to the outlandish shoes, was unlike anything else. In a season where designers were cutting back, scaling down and generally eschewing creativity in favor of monotony,Alexander McQueen managed to break boundaries and inspire.

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02. Acne

Ingenious little details are what set Acne Jeans apart from other lines; the metal touches on their jeans this season managed to be reminiscent of Balenciaga without feeling derivative. I cannot wait to see these jeans worn in real life by especially daring girls

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(Image Courtesy of Acne)

03. Danielle Scutt

There was something so unabashedly girly about the glittering pink lips Hannah Murray gave the girls at Danielle Scutt’s show. The look isn’t particularly user friendly off the runway, but the hard texture of the glitter just stands out beautifully against that bright fuchsia lip color: tiny little changes can really elevate a look from ordinary to extraordinary.

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04. Viktor and Rolf

The idea of Viktor & Rolfsawing into their tulle ball gowns with chainsaws is the kind of ultimate fashion moment that deserves to be preserved. Here’s to hoping that someone has video of the momentous preparations that led up to their S/S show.

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05. DARIA at Balmain

In a season dominated by newcomers, it was refreshing to see a familiar face. Ms. Werbowy’s opening slot at Balmain was the highlight of the show – gold lamé bondage dresses notwithstanding – and the selective appearance reminded us just how a true modeling MVP can elevate a whole look.

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06. Christopher Kane

Like everyone else looking at Kane, I really expected an encore presentation of either fall’s tough girl chic or last spring’s dainty scalloped edges: unforeseen were the series of plaid dresses straight out of a Laura Ingalls Wilder book. If there was anyone on earth who saw this coming, they deserve either a special medal or their own psychic hotline ala Sylvia Brown. Christopher just keeps us on our toes, even if you didn’t love this collection you still have to wonder just what is coming next.

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07. Gareth Pugh

Granted, the Pugh feathers were definitely conjuring images of Phillip Treacy’s creations for McQueen, but you can’t deny the visual impact they gave on the runway.

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08. Rick Owens

This was perhaps the lightest, brightest, most freewheeling Rick Owens collection ever crafted. One could practically hear birds chirping in the background, from the cheerfulness of it all.

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09. Ohne Titel

If you didn’t pick up on the strappy bondage inspired shoe trend this season, you were either fast-asleep or purposefully ignoring the wave of perilous footwear coming our way. Of all the staggering heels designed to entice our inner foot fetishist, Ohne Titel‘s were the most fabulous.

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(Image Courtesy of Elle.com)

10. Givenchy

Riccardo Tisci is constantly critiqued for his lack of cohesiveness within collections, but I have always found that the lack of cohesion can make for welcome surprises. One of my favorite dresses of the season was a frothy yellow number worn by Ranya Mordanova: in a collection praised for its graphic black and white severity, this was a welcome and wholly unexpected touch of softness and delicacy. On the right girl – someone please contact Thandie Newton’s publicist – I can imagine this being the perfect spring dress.

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(Image courtesy of Vogue.co.uk)

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Gaga for Givenchy

October 6th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

Givenchy S/S 2010

Givenchy has become the Paris show to watch when it comes to eclectic casting. With its mix of re-discovered favorites, fresh faces and house staples there was truly something for everyone. Whether you’re a 90s model fan enjoying the welcome shock of seeing both Michele Hicks and Kirsty Hume on the runway again or new faces watcher charting the course of fast rising star Antonella Graef there was excitement to be found. Riccardo Tisci’s graphic black and white collection shone on each and every model selected but there were a few girls in particular that grabbed our attention.

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While Antonella Graef (Top S/S 10 Newcomer) snagged the bulk of our attention with her second time opening Givenchy (she opened couture too) there were almost too many cool girls to count. Mirte MaasAlla Kostromichova and Jacquelyn Jablonski continue to book only the best shows and top 10 newcomer Frida Gustavsson‘s winning streak extended into Paris. Exclusives like the Elena Ivanova (WM Paris) and Nastya Karzan provided welcome surprises and Tisci favorites like Lily Donaldson, Iselin Steiro, Lakshmi Menon and Meghan Collison all made appearances – important to note given just how many established girls spent their S/S seasons away from the catwalk.

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Gwen Loos (Marilyn). Emily DiDonato. Jacquelyn Jablonski.

One of the most continuously interesting things about Givenchy’s casting is that each season it manages to change our view of certain girls. Take Maybelline face Emily DiDonato for example. Pre-Givenchy and she’s the the definition of wholesome, All-American sexiness (witness OTM’s video interview with her)-  a little eyebrow bleach and matte lipstick later and she’s one of Tisci androgynously beautiful heroines. Same goes for Italian bombshell Bianca Balti and the sultry Elena Melnik. The way every girl transforms once they enter into Tisci’s world is really what makes this show as powerful as it is season after season.

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Natasha by Riccardo

September 9th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

Just when you thought we couldn’t possibly give you more Natasha Poly goodness we present her cover of Muse. Imagined by Riccardo Tisci and shot by Panos Yiapanis, the haunting shot captures Natasha at her most ethereal.

See the complete exclusive models.com Muse preview here

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Bits and Bytes: New face Brian!

June 16th, 2009 |Posted by Betty

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New face Brian Putzy with Red Model Management has the name to match his pugnacious boxer’s face and build.
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See Natasha Poly‘s early pics when she was featured on the Ones2Watch.

Oh no! Male models might mess up their pretty faces.

The CFDA winners! Rodarte, Italo Zuchelli for Calvin Klein, Alexander Wang and more. Click here to see the full list.

And here’s the CFDA afterparty; check out some of your favorite designers like Alexander Wang, Riccardo Tisci, Richard Chai, etc

Currently in this season’s Roberto Cavalli campaign, sexy Brazilian Carlos Freire has an interview with Ponyryder.

If you missed MDC’s Beautystyle with Charlotte Di Calypso (current Chanel Chance fragrance face), catch up with the French beauty here.

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Poly-Amorous

November 5th, 2008 |Posted by Janelle

Natasha Poly is a singular vision of beauty in the newest A Magazine. The issue curated by Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci, features many of the designer’s favorite faces but Poly as shot by Luigi Mureno, takes the proverbial cake.

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