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China’s Muse

September 9th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

The September issue of Muse draws inspiration from the red hot fashion scene of China. Sølve Sundsbø shoots Anja Rubik for the striking cover styled by Marie Chaix and China’s biggest star Liu Wen stars in a stunning editorial by Sebastian Kim. The issue serves as an artistic tribute to the impact Chinese talent has had on the fashion industry itself and from the looks of it the content is sure to excite.

EDIT: This just in, there is a second cover! The stunning Zhang Ziyi shot by Yu Tsai

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The Many Faces of Sean

January 28th, 2010 |Posted by Betty

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Sean O’Pry. Ph: Fabien Baron for Calvin Klein Watches/Jewelry S/S 10

Is it ever NOT a Sean O moment? A virtual chameleon in front of the lens, Sean always manages to magnify and elevate the brand whatever the message may be. Here, he smolders in Calvin Klein Jeans/Watches  (by Fabien Baron) and soon to appear in the cK Jeans (by Sebastian Kim). His various campaigns this season (click here to see them all) shows off the modeling virtuoso at his finest.

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cK Jeans by Sebastian Kim.

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American Beauty Part 2

January 26th, 2010 |Posted by Betty

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Emily DiDonato. Ph Sebastian Kim for CK Jeans POS. Image courtesy of Request

The fact that Calvin Klein is a star making brand is legendary. Witness last fall’s POS campaign with a certain Jersey girl with the initials JJ who is surging towards stardom. This season, Emily DiDonato (first seen on Feed in 2008 as a fresh faced newcomer) does the honors for CK Jeans, photographed by Sebastian Kim. Adding to her already covetable Maybelline contract, Emily shows that she indeed, can do it all.

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Bits & Bytes: The D&G Quintet

January 11th, 2010 |Posted by Betty

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The young men of the season’s liveliest party have been revealed. We recognize Thomas Hoefnagels, Sebastian Lund, former MOTW Vincent Dienst and Andrea Petri for D&G S/S 10 by Mario Testino. Readers, help us out with the 5th young man. (image courtesy of IMM Bruxelles).

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Modeling:
Lily Cole talks about the making of Dr. Parnassus.

I did a quick interview about the modeling industry for my friend, photographer Lara Rossignol. Lara is a true professional, having shot everyone from Johnny Depp and Liv Tyler to Jermaine Dupre.

She is not the Jersey Shore, that’s for sure! Model Jacquelyn Jablonski‘s on The NY Times Nifty 50.

Made in Brazil said it first.. Arthur Sales would be major… and here’s the first of much to come.

Fashion and photography:
Venetia Scott is one of our favorite stylists out there.. here is a fantastic interview she did with Ponystep. What an insight into her world.

Douglas Perrett‘s malendar (male calendar) is really too cute with some of the top up and coming straight male photographers, including Sebastian Kim and Dan Martensen. Buy it here.

Tsk, tsk.. just more tsk from us for Ms. Lindsay Lohan about her straight out copying of up and coming designer Jen Kao and her dress for Lindsay’s new line, especially as Lindsay was photographed wearing Jen’s dress a month ago. As my little girl would say: Not Nice!

Miscellaneous:
And in case you haven’t heard… Lady Gaga is the new creative director of Polaroid. If she can’t get our beloved Polaroid into the modern era, we don’t know who can.

In the NY Times’ story about MDC’s special preview of V’s size issue, one of the funniest comments was this person who called Karl Lagerfeld a “vacuous, vapid, old parvenu”.

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Double Edged

November 2nd, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

Two sides of Alla Kostromichova are on display in Numero. The versatile Ukrainian beauty poses for the always imaginative Sebastian Kim and the results are lovely. The color images feature Alla looking very Grace Coddington with a wild red mane and funky ensembles while the black and white pictures feature a sleek blonde Alla. Naturally both versions are completely gorgeous but we can’t help but feel a little favoritism towards the flame red tresses. Which version of Alla do you love?

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Bits & Bytes: Rico by Nick

October 23rd, 2009 |Posted by Betty

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Rico Nieves. Ph: Nick Knight, image from Showstudio blog.

And the winner of the VMan/Ford Model contest is Rico Nieves, a charming American out of Ohio, USA. Picked by VMan and the illustrious Nick Knight, look for him in the upcoming VMAN. For more behind the scenes pics go to Showstudio.com.

And the award goes to Ryan McGinley for best advertising campaign.

Tyen is legendary and he’s found new fans over at Fashionista.

Christian Lacroix is interviewed!! Our friend Filep Motwary interviews Lacroix in a fascinating and lengthy interview.

We love these Alexander Wang shoes, specifically shoe 3 and 4.

A sign of the times? Jed Root, home to Michael Thompson and Sebastian Kim has signed the makeup artist’s version of the Sartorialist Michelle Phan. (They actually also rep The Sartorialist,Scott Schuman).

Some more great advice for aspiring photographers and creative folk.

Take a look at Nick Knight‘s new book and some of his iconic images.

You’ve seen the Arlenis Sosa OTM piece on MDC, get more behind the scenes excitement, here on the Imagist.

The Moment talks about designers and their schlubby personal outfits.. quite funny.

HILARIOUS! Fashionista has some great ideas for Halloween costumes including Karl Lagerfeld, Terry Richardson, etc..

Pierre Cardin, one of the original avant garde designers, celebrates 60 years with a new book.

Japan’s Fashion Week kicks off and Ai Tominaga judges the next generation of Asian models.

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American Beauty

August 31st, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

Jacquelyn Jablonski is the girl next door – if the girl next door was 5’9 with perfect proportions, glowing skin and works with Calvin Klein. The natural beauty is soon to be appearing in a sultry shot for CK Jeans POS shot by rising star photographer,Sebastian Kim.


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Image courtesy of Ford Models.

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Sweet Caroline

June 5th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

Caroline Trentini is at her best when she’s looking sweet but sultry. The freckle faced Brazilian charmer vamps it up for Sebastian Kim in the latest Numero. Even though she’s giving attitude as in every picture Caroline’s girlishness is still the focus. Who else could look this sexy while still retaining that impish gleam in her eyes?

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