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Spotlight On: Weir Diary

July 24th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Though he’s known for putting together some of the most flawless casts imaginable — see Viktor & Rolf‘s stunning lineup of top tier beauties, and the eclectic group of worldly gents he selected for Berluti – casting director Andrew Weir still finds time to capture the biz’s most beautiful faces in his candid blog, Weir Diary. Getting to the heart of his subjects with honest snapshots that capture them looking unguarded and beautiful, Weir has created an intimate look at fashion from an insider perspective.

Hanne Gaby Odiele

Sean O’Pry

Jessica Miller

Patrick Petitjean

Valerija Kelava

Kate Upton

 

Chad White

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A Brief History of Actors & Models

May 11th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

It is a proven fact that Hollywood actors cannot resist models – Leonardo Dicaprio we’re looking at you – so it is no surprise that magazines frequently pair actors & models together in covers and in editorials. We’re not sure why magazines always go for the actor + models combo instead of say actresses and male models (c’mon someone get Scarlett Johansson and Sean O’Pry  together already) but it is a proven formula that can produce beautiful results.

Or incredibly awkward and somewhat confusing results. Lets take a look back at some of our favorite model meets actor moments – the good, the bad and the just plain weird.

2012: W Magazine  : Tom Cruise + Abbey Lee Kershaw & Edita Vilkeviciute by Mario Sorrenti

W Magazine knows how to push all the right buttons don’t they? What better way to promote the blissfully cheesy 80s jukebox musical Rock of Ages than to put its star on the cover looking like a latter day Bret Michaels? Edita Vilkeviciute and Abbey Lee Kershaw are bringing the heat, but we can’t help but feel that Cruise looks more than a little uncomfortable. Perhaps this is simply his version of bored rock star blasé, but he manages to make standing between two of the world’s most beautiful girls look like a chore; to be honest he had more chemistry with Jeremy Renner in MI:4.

2012: Vogue Espana Clive Owen & Toni Garrn by Alexi Lubomirski

Love Toni, Love Clive. Love the city of Paris. Still he looks like her dad in this. Sorry. Unless they were going for the whole “cool dad takes his glamazon daughter to France thing”, if so then it totally works.

2012: American Vogue - Michael Fassbender and Natalia Vodianova by Craig McDean

Let’s be honest they make the ultimate austere couple.

2012: American Vogue - Eddie Redmayne & Karlie Kloss by Mario Testino

Young love minus the pimples.

2011: American Vogue – Jeremy Irvine & Arizona Muse by David Sims

Ok ok. This is a blatant promo for the film War Horse, but hey it made for an amazing editorial, atmospheric, rich and a showcase for some spectacular fashion.

2010 American Vogue - Ewan McGregor & Natalia Vodianova by Peter Lindbergh

Are you starting to see how much American Vogue likes this concept?

2009: American Vogue - Morgan Freeman & Lara Stone by Bruce Weber

Lara Stone and Morgan Freeman taking a walk around New Orleans, oh to have been a fly on the wall for this shoot…

2008: American Vogue - Jon Hamm & Catherine McNeil by Mario Testino

Let Don Draper show you how it’s done. McNeil and Hamm had a great rapport in all their images, in his Vogue profile he describes her as, “adorable and sweet and so much younger than me that it is terrifying.” Age concerns aside the Testino shoot struck the right balance between glamourous fashion fantasy and celebrity profile.

2006: Vanity Fair - George Clooney & Gemma Ward by Norman Jean Roy

The old Hollywood director and his brand new muse – is it too early to label an editorial a modern classic?

2006: American Vogue – Eric Bana & Gisele Bundchen by Mario Testino

Gisele gets roped into this sort of thing a lot…

2005: American Vogue - Josh Hartnett & Gemma Ward

Can you tell that this gorgeous duo started dating after this was shot?

2004: American Vogue Daria Werbowy and Jake Gyllenhaal

Going out on a limb and saying that Jake had the most fun on this shoot.

1992: Kyle Maclachlan & Linda Evangelista for Barneys

In the years prior to the François-Henri Pinault scandal, Linda dated Twin Peaks star Kyle MacLachlan and found time to appear with him in ads for Barneys and a Meisel Vogue story. Unfortunately the couple that poses together doesn’t always stay together and they broke things off in the mid-90s.

1992: Richard Gere and Cindy Crawford by Herb Ritts

Does it get better than this? The answer is no it doesn’t. It does not get any better, Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr are not going to give you this kind of movie star & model chicness, bask in the glory of this cover.

And none for Leo.

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The Music Men

March 28th, 2012 |Posted by models.com

This past week we were graced with new music videos by two pop divas and a queen. The month started when a Canadian singer Carly Rae Jespen debuted her music video for “Call Me Maybe” featuring the first in spring’s wave of videos with male models. Say goodbye to the days of the model video vixen, we welcome the presence of fashion’s finest men.

No stranger to a Lana Del Rey video, Bradley Soileau makes his second video appearance in “Blue Jeans” as her half-man-half-crocodile pool side lover.

What’s the best way to get over your cheating ex? Katy Perry makes her statement by enlisting with the Marines after catching Lucas Kerr red handed at the office in the “Part of Me” video. Let’s just hope that Katy and Baptiste Giabiconi can find a happier ending than that.

And never to be outdone, Madonna takes no prisoners in her Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott directed video by taking on not one, but five of the top male models in her video for “Girl Gone Wild.”

Fashion and music seem to go hand in hand and we can’t help but wonder; who will be the next fabulous face in this growing trend?

Carly Rae Jespen – “Call Me Maybe” featuring Holden Nowell

Lana Del Rey – “Blue Jeans” featuring Bradley Soileau

Katy Perry – “Part of Me” featuring Lucas Kerr

Madonna – “Girl Gone Wild” featuring Brad Alphonso, Jon Kortajarena, Rob Evans, Sean O’Pry, and Simon Nessman

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Homme Goods

March 14th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Sean O’Pry.
David Sims.
Vogue Hommes International.

The iconic men’s publication rediscovers the power of having a model on its cover – sure we would have liked to see a corresponding editorial, but when you’ve got Sean, Sims & some white on white styling courtesy of Beat Bolliger you don’t need anything more.

Meanwhile on Vogue Hommes Japan, a male model dream team shot by Terry Richardson makes the cover. Allen Taylor, Dae Na, Justin Halley and the stunning Stenmark twins (Jordan & Zac) wear matching tuxes in the sleek shot styled by Nicola Formichetti.

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Girl Gone Wild

March 9th, 2012 |Posted by Betty

Madonna
Mert and Marcus
and 4 Male supers

What more can you want from a music video? Watch the teaser to Madonna’s Girl Gone Wild video with 4 of the most beautiful men in modeling today; Sean O’Pry, Simon Nessman, Jon Kortajarena and Rob Evans. The full video comes out March 26th.

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Beauty Bytes : Arizona’s New Look

November 18th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Tom Ford’s cosmetics line is still the most buzzed about development in beauty and Into the Gloss’ Emily Weiss explores the collection with a gorgeous shoot starring Arizona Muse. Doing double duty as photographer and makeup artist, Emily created a stunning look on Arizona featuring some of the brand’s key products. A little Noir Absolute for Eyes, a swipe of Lost Cherry lipgloss and Arizona looks flawless. We’re loving Miss Muse’ brand new pageboy crop too! Read the full article here.

Are you a fan of Viktor & Rolf and their mega-popular scent Flowerbomb? The duo is set to launch the masculine version Spicebomb in January. What made them go with spice instead of say citrus or vetiver? Rolf Snoeren tells WWD “We felt that if flowers were a very typical feminine scent, spices were the masculine opposite.” Good to know. Look for the campaign in magazines soon, starring the gorgeous Sean O’Pry

Sean O’Pry looking phenomenal in the Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin image from the campaign.

Remember Prescriptives – the cult beauty line where you could get custom foundations and perfectly blended lipsticks? They’re baaaaaack! Check out their relaunched website for a chance to score your favorites.

If you look inside Uma Thurman’s makeup bag you’ll find loads of Givenchy and a little Laura Mercier too.

WMagazine’s Jane Larkworthy picks the best indie scents and they’re all incredible – we spot Byredo, MCMC and Joya.

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Versace Vision

June 17th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Versaces latest campaign offers a bold take on the brands iconography. We’ve come to associate Versace with all things overtly sexy, but Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott‘s F/W campaign shows a darker side with atmospheric shots starring Saskia de Brauw and Sean O’Pry. The powerful pictures have a larger than life and cinematic feel, with both models displaying graceful poise.

When asked in WWD about the change in image, Donatella offered this explanation: “For me, it is expected to have the blonde girl, the sexy girl, and this is what Versace meant recently, but I thought about how in the past, when Gianni used girls like Kristen McMenamy and Stella Tennant, everyone was always saying, ‘Wow, this is not a Versace girl, she is not blonde.’ Sometimes you need to renew yourself to work better and to make a little bit of a push.”

Art Direction by Giovanni Bianco | Styling by Joe McKenna

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Bits & Bytes: Ragtag!

May 26th, 2011 |Posted by Betty


Tao Okamoto by Russell James. Image courtesy of Tao

Naomi! Liu! Sean O! and more….Tao Okamoto’s Save Japan event is finally here. See items donated by the legendary Naomi Campbell, top models Jenny Shimizu, Heidi Mount, Liu Wen, Sean O’Pry and industry figures like François Nars, Cecilia Dean, Marie Chaix, Phillip Lim, Catherine Malandrino, Thakoon, Pamela Love and many more to raise money for the disaster in Japan. Though the location is called Saturday, the event is actually on Sunday, the 29th. Though we’re dying to see all the fashion items donated by such an eclectic and fabulous crowd, even better may be the chance to see some of these faces on Sunday pitching in for such a great cause. See you Sunday!

The awesome Sally Lyndley talks styling with Katie Grand on Fashionista. Also make sure you check out Katie’s new website, KatieGrand.com.

Carine Roitfeld, the “editrix/dominatrix” talks about her resemblance to Iggy Pop. Love it.

The Imagist has images of Ellen von Unwerth shot by the iconic Guy Bourdin, before she became a top photographer.

Lady Gaga and Karl Lagerfeld‘s t-shirts are our favorites in the Uniqlo t-shirt benefiting the Japanese Red Cross, available next month. Which is yours?

We love Mcqueen as much as the next person but it’s still fascinating to read about his dark side.

Are you Twitter? You’re not? Maybe that’s better, says the NYTimes. Meanwhile the entire MDC crew is: @themoskovic, @hisssquad, @ninjasze, @sansartifice, @fsorrenti, @jonathanshia.

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