Endless Summer

April 3rd, 2014 |Posted by Matthew

Last fall, while the rest of the world was settling in for winter, Self Service hit the L.A. coastline for a glimpse into Summer 2014. Soaking up 48 hours of sun and surf, Anna Ewers and Kirsty Hume strike a perfect pair of beach blondes in this carefree California editorial, photographed by Glen Luchford (Art Partner). Anna and Kirsty join up with a band of surfer dudes, catch a few waves, and laze on the shore, all the while sporting spring’s most enviable fashions styled by Marie Chaix (Art Partner). Like any beach weekend, Anna and Kirsty’s jaunt isn’t without its hijinks; after swapping Prada and Proenza Schouler for a wetsuit, Anna goes rogue, paddling out in full Chanel.

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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.

PURE BEAUTY

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.

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THE BEST OF CELEBRITY

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.

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MINIMAL MARVELS

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.

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CREATIVITY RULES

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.

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DESIGNER DOMINATION

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.

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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.

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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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Teenage Dream

October 14th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Venetia Scott‘s atmospheric photographs always serve to provide an appealing alternative to the typical fashion stories and her latest images for Self Service are no exception. Providing an esoteric twist on traditional prom portraits makes for a surprising story. Styled by Poppy Kain and featuring a baby-faced cast including Nastya Kusakina, Sarah Engelland and Frances Coombe, the feature merges the vintage vibe of the imagery with the very latest runway looks. Focusing on playful pieces from Lanvin, Moschino and Vivienne Westwood, Kain creates an uncommonly chic wardrobe fit for both a youthful audience and those well beyond their school years.

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First Look: Self Service+Gisele

September 27th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

The legendary Ms. Bundchen looks better than ever on the cover of the new Self Service Roe Ethridge‘s elegant, stripped down shots capture Gisele’s natural beauty, freckles and all. The barely there makeup by Aaron de Mey and hair by Recine help, but the allure is pure Bundchen! Dressed in sleek seasonal styles by Balenciaga, Céline and Kenzo, selected by none other than Marie Chaix, Gisele looks every inch the supermodel.

Images courtesy of Self Service

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The Look of Hans Feurer

May 24th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

As fashion’s foremost purveyor of nomad chic, Hans Feurer‘s images are unmistakable. Though his body of work is diverse, the pictures that stand out most tend to feature a series of Feurer signatures; layered undone styling, exotic locations and bold tribal makeup. Look at his latest stories for Vogue Paris and Vogue Japan respectively and you’ll see all the trademarks of his aesthetic. VP’s Karmen Pedaru story goes for a harder edge, while his images of Constance Jablonski are all about highlighting her refined beauty, but both stories hinge on variations of the same idea. Take a glimpse back at Feurer’s work over the years and see how he developed the style he’s now known for.

2012 – Karmen Pedaru for Vogue Paris

2012 – Constance Jablonski for Vogue Japan

2011 – Jourdan Dunn for Vogue Paris

2011 – Natasha Poly for Vogue Paris

2010 – Tony Ward for GQ Style Germany

2008 – Erin Heatherton for Muse Magazine

2008 – Scott Barnhill

2007 Jessica Miller for Self Service no. 27

2001 – Erin Wasson for Vogue Paris

1991 – Beverly Peele for Elle France

1983 - American Vogue

1983 – Kenzo

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Malgosia for Vogue Espana

October 3rd, 2008 |Posted by Betty

Whether hard edged for Self Service or flat out stunning for Ferre and Vogue Paris, Malgosia Bela‘s brand of intelligent beauty endures. She celebrates her 10 year anniversary of her first ever cover (for Spanish Vogue) with the new October cover for the Spanish glossy shot by David Vasiljevic, styled by Ludivine Poiblanc. If you missed our MDX interview with the insightful Malgosia, click here.

Ph: David Vasiljevic, styling by Ludivine Poiblanc. Pic courtesy of Trouble Management Reps (photo and styling)

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Painted Lady

September 29th, 2008 |Posted by Janelle

Where Inez and Vinoodh go, Eniko follows. Continuing on their collaborations for Gucci and V, the dynamic duo bring their latest muse to Self Service. The dual covers show a cigarette smoking Mihalik, clad in head to toe body paint. The Roxy Music-esque title ‘More Than This’ hints at the issue’s focus on pushing fashions boundaries.

Eniko Mihalik by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin – Scan by Dieselmax at tFS

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Self Service by Mario

October 29th, 2007 |Posted by Betty

The new Self Service shot by Mario Sorrenti. With current muse du jour, Lara Stone(IMG, 2pm Model Management) and red hot redhead Bartek (Red Model Management), Antony (Public Image Worldwide). Look closely at Antony’s locks now because as they say, change is good…

Photo: Mario Sorrenti for Self Service Photo: Mario Sorrenti for Self Service
   
   
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