American Splendor

February 29th, 2016 |Posted by steven.yatsko

Carine Roitfeld thinks Camila Morrone may be the next hot topic and has the body to back it up. You can see why in the latest CR Fashion Book dubbed “Made in America” wherein the model  flexes her patriotic splendor in swimwear à la Baywatch. Photographed beachside by Sebastian Faena and styled by Carine herself, the bombshell stepdaughter to Al Pacino (sorry, Al) is definitely a dish worth watching. See a preview of the CR editorial exclusively here on

Camila Morrone by Sebastian Faena | Styling Carine Roitfeld




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Carine’s American Girls

February 24th, 2016 |Posted by steven.yatsko

CR Fashion Book picks its all-star American girls for the latest issue’s four covers. Gigi Hadid carries Carine’s torch, rising star Staz Lindes glows as a beauty beacon and newcomers Bentley Mescall and Kayla Scott fill us with all sorts of American pride. See the covers below before the issue hits stands February 26th.

Gigi Hadid by Sebastian Faena

Kayla Scott by Rory van Millingen

Staz Lindes by Bjorn Iooss (Jed Root)

Bentley Mescall by Felix Cooper

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Roitfeld rolls out CR Men’s Book

July 16th, 2015 |Posted by steven.yatsko

Amidst the inaugural New York Fashion Week: Men’s, Carine Roitfeld announced the addition of a new men-focused supplement to CR Fashion Book aptly dubbed CR Men’s Book. The first issue of “CR Men’s” will debut come September 10th when issue 7 of CR Fashion hits stands. For 7, CR says the magazine, “explores the collision of classicism and eccentricity, celebrating the iconoclasts and free-thinkers who drive creativity today.” The menswear driven magazine will feature of-the-moment males like Jaden Smith, Lucky Blue Smith, Oliver Greenall, Logan Flatte and Love Rönnlund–here photographed by Sebastian Faena. Carine admits, “Clothes don’t make the man, but they help!” Certainly this is more kindle to the current menswear renaissance.

Photos courtesy of CR Fashion Book

Love Rönnlund

Oliver Greenall

Logan Flatte

Jaden Smith

Lucky Blue Smith

All photographed by Sebastian Faena (New York: Total Management, Los Angeles: Total Management, Paris: Total Management)

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Birth of Marilyn

March 18th, 2015 |Posted by steven.yatsko

“The transformation from innocent to icon isn’t easy–or accidental” says the “Jolie Laide” issue of CR Fashion Book. On that note, the story photographed by Sebastian Faena (Los Angeles: Total Management, Paris: Total Management, New York: Total Management) conceptually takes model Kitty Hayes “from child to calendar girl to seductress” as she is transformed into America’s iconic and breathless beauty Marilyn Monroe. The seventeen-year-old Hayes beams a mouth full of hardware and is championed by Carine Roitfeld herself, putting Kitty on the cover. The hardware serves as an unusual but apropos accessory considering the issue’s motif with the breakout from Reading, London, scouted back when she was twelve.

For her metamorphosis Hayes is re-imagined by Roitfeld who costumes her in modern classics with cherry red lips and ribboned, honey locks, and then eventually to the infamous shade of blonde Monroe took as she transformed, all the while wearing her braces. It’s one of the more redolent styling choices (even if not by choice), something that is symbolic of many things: change, imperfection, innocence, and a touchstone of adolescence. That semblance of girlhood is flouted as soon as pigtails become a suggestive, curvy lean and the braces graduate to a nose bandage. The issue is out on newsstands now.

Photos courtesy of CR Fashion Book

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Bazaar’s Beauties

July 31st, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

When Carine Roitfeld selects her favorite fashion icons you’re sure to get an eclectic list and for September’s Harper’s Bazaar the editor unleashes her biggest project since becoming the magazine’s Global Fashion Director. Sebastian Faena shoots and Roitfeld styles an impactful portfolio of models, actresses and influencers handpicked to represent fashion’s history and its future. From familiar faces like Lauren Hutton, Iman Abdulmajid, Cindy CrawfordStephanie Seymour and cover star Linda Evangelista, to brand new names like Roitfeld’s latest muse Gigi Hadid. Naturally Roitfeld faves like Lara StoneJoan SmallsMariacarla Boscono and Carolyn Murphy are featured and look exquisite alongside images of Hollywood A-Listers like Lady Gaga and Penelope Cruz.

See the full portfolio of icons on Harper’s




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Cover Confidential

March 20th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Feburary and March are big business for fashion magazines with glossies often debuting some of their best and brightest content during these months focused on spring collections, renewal and change. Take a look back at some of the most interesting covers from the boundlessly creative, to the simply beautiful.


Antidote Magazine‘s romance issue boasted multiple covers by Cuneyt Akeroglu featuring some of the world’s most beautiful women. United by their simple yet effective photography and their chic take on the magazine’s pristine subjects these covers were something special.

As one of fashion’s coolest faces Leona Binx Walton is typically photographed looking grungy, avant garde or off-kilter. Her Self Service cover with it’s effective beauty statement and clean layout showed another side. Collier Schorr portrait brings out Binx’s beauty, while maintaining her character.



There are few actresses as effervescent as Marion Cotillard and Interview Magazine‘s March cover captured the La Vie En Rose star’s elegant side with a shot by Craig McDean that positively crackles with good ol’ fashioned glamour. Styled by Karl Templer with makeup by Christophe Danchaud and a 40s coif by Sam McKnight the image strikes the right balance between retro film siren and modern glamour – as does the accompanying fashion story. 

On the flip side, Dazed & Confused‘s rough and tumble cover of Scarlett Johansson finds the star’s inner bad girl and brings it to the forefront with a vibrant shot by Benjamin Alexander Huseby . The combo of red background and Saint Laurent biker jacket and Scar-Jo’s glare makes for an appealing contrast to the typical smiling celebrity glamour shot.



You can’t go wrong with a picture of Daria Werbowy and The Last Magazine served up an epic large format image the superstar looking foreboding for it’s spring issue –  Mikael Jansson‘s in your face shot captures Werbowy at her rawest and best.

The Gentlewoman always errs on the side of minimalism, but the pulpy red cover of Vivienne Westwood by Alasdair McLellan (Art Partner) was the perfect merger of timelessness and modernity.



Nick Knight‘s trippy photography has always struck a chord with surrealists and on the cover of GARAGE‘s spring/summer edition he twists and morphs Karlie Kloss and Cara Delevingne into unbidden creatures designs that were eventually tattooed onto the skin of Garage readers – how’s that for taking things to the next level.

E.T. got a fashion makeover with Lindsey Wixson taking over the frontpage of CR Fashion Book with an expressive Sebastian Faena image that puts Wixson’s otherworldly visage to good use with a sweet nod to an 80s favorite.



Karl Lagerfeld’s watercolor inspired spring Chanel collection has proved a hit with editors, in addition to appearing in the pages of just about every magazine imaginable his paint by numbers dresses found themselves on a variety of covers in March, most notably Vogue China, where two of the designer’s creations took center stage.


Ph. Mario Testino for Vogue China | Ph. Marc de Groot for Vogue Netherlands | Ph. Nat Prakobsantisuk for Vogue Thailand

Not one to be outdone, Miuccia Prada also made a strong showing this March (and April) with a variety of painterly spring looks from her collections showing up on the cover of several different magazines.


Ph. Cuneyt Akeroglu for Vogue Spain | Emma Summerton for Vogue Australia | Mario Testino for British Vogue | Elle Greece | Thomas Whiteside for Elle UK | Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue Japan 

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March 5th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

A good ol’ Hefty bag gets the high fashion treatment in the pages of CR Fashion Book with an inventive editorial that mixes high fashion accessories with disposable plastics. Sebastian Faena shoots as Ashleigh Good poses in torn garbage bags she’s fashioned into outfits. The torn and tattered looks are paired with haute pieces from Saint Laurent Paris, Gucci and Chanel for a unique juxtaposition of high class and pure trash. With her platinum blonde coif and matte red lips Ashleigh carries off the total look with elegance and Faena’s cheeky shots strike the right balance between sexy and playful.

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Oh Gigi

February 19th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Miss Gigi Hadid is experiencing a high fashion moment this month with a slate of ultrachic editorial work the latest of which is V Magazine‘s cheeky story by Sebastian Faena. Gigi’s curves and curls are on full display in Faena’s images which offer a sexy take on the typical studio shoot. Julia von Boehm styles Gigi in an array of pieces from Burberry, Chanel and Calvin Klein but the natural beauty can’t resist showing off her birthday suit in a couple of coy shots.

For even more from V88 head on over to





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