Dazed Makes Magic

November 19th, 2015 |Posted by steven.yatsko

The winter issue of Dazed & Confused magazine asks “Do you believe in magic?” It would seem so from the singular talent of cover photographer Collier Schorr who oft turns the ordinary into magic. Here done twofold as she lenses the already unordinary faces of Julia Nobis and Rianne van Rompaey for an inside Louis Vuitton portfolio styled by Robbie Spencer. The mix of simple color play and Collier’s seemingly effortless eye turns out a pair of undisguised, model-centric covers.

Robbie Spencer, Creative Director at Dazed added insight into the cover story saying, “For us, Julia and Rianne represent a new generation of supermodel and are redefining what the term even means. They are enduring and chameleon-like and represent a shift in casting aesthetics within the fashion industry today. We wanted to portray Julia and Rianne in a more real and stripped back way for the covers compared to how they are usually seen in magazines, and as such they were the perfect subjects for Collier. Wearing Louis Vuitton’s Cruise collection and Collier’s personal baseball caps, we focused on their personality and the way they would wear the collection. Models are so often used as mere blank canvases to turn into different characters, but we felt Julia and Rianne didn’t need any make up or distractions. They are both so unique and have such a strong presence in front of the camera.”

The rest of the issue, out next week, features Tinashe, Coco Gordon Moore, Nicolas Ghesquière, Beth Ditto, Anjelica Houston, Rila Fukushima and more.

Julia Nobis and Rianne van Rompaey by Collier Schorr / Stylist Robbie Spencer

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She’s a Day Tripper

November 16th, 2015 |Posted by steven.yatsko

For V Magazine‘s latest issue, the defining face of the aughts Gemma Ward brings the season’s most boho to Brighton Beach in a fashion-fueled day trip. The Aussie icon hardly blends in as photographed by Ben Toms amongst her seaside setting looking vibrant in pairings by Robbie Spencer. Lightly layered looks don’t single out the seasons, and unfussy, windblown hair by Tomo Jidai just makes sense. Another day at the beach, just with lots of Prada, Miu Miu and Chanel.

Gemma Ward by Ben Toms / Stylist Robbie Spencer / Makeup Fulvia Farolfi (New York: Bryan Bantry, Paris: ArtList Paris) / Hair Tomo Jidai (Streeters London)

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Dazed’s New Agenda

August 3rd, 2015 |Posted by steven.yatsko

Dazed & Confused debuts its latest covers and marks the first issue following the print redesign after the recent internal change of posts. The gradation had editor Isabella Burley becoming editor in chief and Robbie Spencer becoming creative director, after serving as its fashion director. The latest issue under their helm is aptly entitled “The New Agenda” and features two distinct bubble gum hued covers with of-the-moment models Molly Bair and Lineisy Montero, with two more covers to be revealed making four in total. Styled by Robbie himself and photographed by the in-demand Roe Ethridge, the images are modern and now, with Dazed’s trademark levity and commentary. It’s the pair’s first fresh take on the longstanding narrative of the magazine and while the covers are distinct from previous Dazed covers they feel familial. Models.com asked Isabella and Robbie for some more insight into the the issue’s new direction:

Dazed has always played an authorial role in defining the cultural zeitgeist: So already being Dazed veterans, plus your new roles, what serves as your editorial compass for the “New Agenda”?

Robbie Spencer 

“We wanted to allow the magazine to be become more fashion focused and to visually lead our cultural agenda, enabling us to focus on things that we feel having meaning and resonate with the Dazed audience, such as the feature about the shifting aesthetics in casting headed up by cover stars Molly Bair and Lineisy Montero. It has a new clarity to it. It still is, and always will have, the Dazed point of view on contextualizing fashion and retain its level of integrity focusing on music art and film but incorporating a more visually led and experimental point of view.

We really felt this next era of Dazed is all about championing the community around Dazed – new and established talents – giving them space and freedom and celebrating what print means now. It’s about stripping away archaic ideals about what print used to mean, and how people absorbed print pre digital-consumption, allowing a new sense of freedom and ability to experiment more with the print format. It is more focused on long format and in depth reads and visually led projects, to create a more collectable read, something that does not attempt to compete with the immediacy of digital content, it is something much more curated and considered, making every page precious, less disposable and instant, which is very exciting for us, we all feel a newly energized enthusiasm towards print and are excited about the future, and proud to be spear heading this new era of Dazed print.”

Isabella Burley

“We really wanted to build on the authoritative editorial voice that has continually shaped the pages of Dazed. I’ve always loved the fact that Dazed has championed such a diverse and unexpected range of subjects – from Iris Apfel to Madonna and FKA twigs. For me, things are always more interesting when they don’t quite make sense. You get that feeling when you see the full cover set for this New Agenda issue. When you have such a strong fashion point of view, you can bring even the most unlikely subjects together. That’s when things get interesting! The cultural trailblazers featured in the pages of this first issue might come from disparate worlds, but they share one important thing in common: the ability to set new agendas. We like to think it makes a strange kind of sense.

In regards to Molly and Lineisy, they are at the forefront of an important and electrifying new agenda in fashion – it’s so important to us that we celebrate that. They are igniting new conversations and in turn shaping our cultural landscape. What’s more they are two of the most relatable models we’ve had in years. I’m obsessed with Molly’s instagram!”

Images courtesy of Dazed Magazine

Molly Bair & Lineisy Montero by Roe Ethridge / Styling Robbie Spencer / Makeup Yadim (Art Partner) / Hair Esther Langham (Art + Commerce) / Casting Noah Shelley (Los Angeles: Streeters Los Angeles, New York: Streeters New York)

Molly Bair

Lineisy Montero

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A Delphic Curation

March 3rd, 2015 |Posted by Irene Ojo-Felix

Jewelry designer Delfina Delettrez takes over the latest issue of A Magazine with her striking, surrealist style and the results are transformative as expected. Nadja Auermann covers the issue in never before photographed vintage Roberto Capucci pieces sourced directly from Roman collectors. The exquisite and colorful archive pieces are styled by Robbie Spencer with Raphael Salley (Streeters London) and Gemma Smith-Edhouse on the beauty team. Matthew Stone captures the polymorphic essence of Nadja as she fearlessly takes on these sculptural gowns with her fluid motions and timeless grace.

View the full story in the database.







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High Contrast

January 22nd, 2015 |Posted by Janelle

Daniel Jackson and Robbie Spencer bring a touch of minimal elegance to the pages of Harper’s Bazaar with a stylized shoot starring Mica Arganaraz. With a focus on the season’s graphic pieces, from Versace, Calvin Klein and Givenchy, Spencer and Jackson create a simple and effective story filled with subtly sexy looks that highlight Mica’s lithe physique. Worn with casual ease by Mica this wardrobe of body conscious luxury wares makes for one of Bazaar’s most appealing recent stories.

See the full story in the fashion database




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Surrealist State

December 16th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

As the most talked about model of the moment, Kendall Jenner has been everywhere this year – including on the cover of Dazed & Confused, where she displayed an appealingly avant garde side in Ben Toms‘ eclectic cover shots styled by Robbie Spencer. The concept goes one step further with the release of Toms’ trippy accompanying film which sees the raven haired beauty posing in a variety of haute fashion looks accented by glossy makeup by Yadim (Art Partner) and Shon‘s larger than life hair styles. In keeping with Dazed’s tradition of outside the box content the film has a weird and wonderful style reminiscent of vintage video.

For more exclusive outtakes from Kendall’s cover shoot head over to Dazed Digital






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Changing Faces

November 25th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Ben Toms.
Robbie Spencer.
Kendall Jenner.

As the social media generation’s unofficial face, Kendall has come to represent changes in the way modeling stars are made. From reality star, to social media upstart and finally top model, Kendall has blazed her own unique trail through the industry so a cover of fashion’s most inventive magazine seems only fitting. Shot by Toms and styled by Spencer, Jenner is in her element as both a futuristic pinup and a nouveau mod. A special 3rd cover features both images spliced together by artist, Doug Abraham.




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September 10th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle


Nicki Minaj by Jeff Bark (Management + Artists) styled by Robbie Spencer / All Images Courtesy Dazed & Confused

Demure might not be the first word that comes to mind when you think of Nicki Minaj, but on the new covers of Dazed & Confused the stunning singer / rapper / actress and newly signed One Management model is ladylike in Chanel and Miu Miu. Jeff Bark (Management + Artists) and Robbie Spencer offer a refined new perspective on an artist who continues to evolve & surprise. Though she sports a slinky gold swimsuit in one shot, the images are more elegant than outlandish – think 40s era pinup rather than aughts pop star. The launch of the Dazed covers wraps up a busy NYFW for Minaj, who sat front row at several shows and even found the time to teach the models at Alexander Wang how to dance.

Inside the issue models are given the spotlight via a luxurious sportswear feature by Ben Toms styled by Mattias Karlsson. Capturing the casual yet exclusive vibe of the moment the story features Helena Severin lounging in a series of looks that could be ripped from the runways or taken straight out of the closet of a chic athlete. Karlsson’s combinations are on point, with puffy bubble jackets and printed swimwear looking haute when paired with sky high heels.

For even more from Dazed’s A/W Issue head on over to Dazed Digital for an in depth preview.






Helena Severin by Ben Toms, styled by Mattias Karlsson

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