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Seeing Spots

May 30th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

When Haider Ackermann filled his S/S13 runway with transparent creations emblazoned with black and white dots, it seemed like an unusual move. Polka dots are a fashion standard dating back years, but the diminutive patterns are more often associated with the prim styles of the 1950s than with the kinds of cutting-edge wares favored on Paris’ runways. The designer so known for his innovative use of lush, saturated color was showing another side, taking one of the most uncool of motifs and making it feel new.

In keeping with the current craze for all things graphic, stylists have embraced the versatility of these simple circles, working Ackermann’s creations into a variety of editorials. On occasion the interpretations don’t veer too far from the runway approach (fashion abides by the ‘if it ain’t broke don’t fix it’ mantra whenever it can) but the excitement comes when the spots are complimented by clashing patterns to create a dynamic visual treat. Whether it is layering in another of Ackermann’s prints from S/S or adding a bold kimono for interest, the real fun lies in the mix which offers stylists an opportunity to show their creativity.


W Magazine | Photographer: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott | Fashion Editor/ Stylist:Edward Enninful | Hair: Malcolm Edwards | Makeup: Lucia Pieroni | Set Designer: Poppy Bartlett | Manicurist: Anatole Rainey | Model: Ondria Hardin


Vogue China | Photographer: Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin | Fashion Editor/ Stylist: Nicoletta Santoro (New York: Management + Artists, Paris: Management + Artists) | Hair: James Pecis | Makeup: Tom Pecheux | Manucurist: Gina Viviano | Casting: Piergiorgio Del Moro | Model: Arizona Muse


032C Photographer: Jamie Morgan | Styling:Jodie Barnes | Hair: Tomo Jidai | Make-up:Laura Dominique | Model: Arizona Muse


Elle France | Photogrpaher: Bjarne Jonasson | Stylist: Michele Beaurenaut | Model: Xiao Wen Ju


Vogue Thailand | Photographer: David Bellemere | Stylist: Anna Schiffel | Model: Anna de Rijk


Numero | Photographer: Greg Harris | Stylist: Sheila Single | Model: Stef Van Der Laan


Elle Italia | Photographer: Alexei Hay | Casting: Paul Hunt at JN Casting | Model: Pau Bertolini


Vogue China | Photographer: Sharif Hamza (Cadence New York) | Fashion Editor/ Stylist: Tiina Laakkonen | Hair: Esther Langham | Makeup: Francelle Daly | Model: Ji Hye Park


Marie Claire Magazine | Photographer: Danilo Gallinari | Fashion Editor: Enrique Campos | Hair: Javier Palacio | Makeup: Tatyana Makarova| Manicure: Lucia Cheptene | Model: Harmony Boucher


W Magazine | Photographer: Tim Walker | Fashion Editor/ Stylist: Jacob K | Hair: Julien d’Ys | Makeup: Stephane Marais | Set Designer: Rhea Thierstein | Model: Tilda Swinton


10 Magazine |  Photographer: Robert Schoerner | Fashion Editor/Stylist: Sophia Neophitou | Model: Kristen McMenamy


Vogue Russia | Photographer: Tom Craig | Fashion Editor/ Stylist: Olga Dunina | Model:Arizona Muse


i-D Magazine | Photographer: Mari Sarai | Fashion Editor/ Stylist: Erika Kurihara | Hair: Tomo Jidai | Makeup: Janeen Witherspoon | Casting: Shelley Durkan | Model: Soo Joo


Vogue Turkey | Photographer: Cuneyt Akeroglu | Fashion Editor/ Stylist: Semra Russell| Hair: Colin Gold | Model: Stina Rapp Wastenson



British Vogue | Photographer: Josh Olins| Fashion Editor/ Stylist: Clare Richardson | Hair: Shon | Makeup: Sally Branka | Set Designer: Kadu Lennox | Models: Meghan Collison and Juliana Schurig

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Young Love

May 13th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

With the weather heating up and legions of young trendsetters wrapping up their semesters Mikael Jansson and Karl Templer dreamy exploration of teenagers in love seems especially timely. The lighthearted story in the latest issue of Interview features the current crop of fresh faces as beautiful couples getting back to nature in the season’s swimwear favorites. Jansson and Templer’s take on budding romance is filled with an evocative youthful innocence that captures the  sweetness of first love.

See the full story on Interview

Hair : Shon | Makeup: Mark CarrasquilloModels: Tilda Lindstam, Sasha Luss,Irina Kravchenkoo, Katya Riabinkina,Amanda Murphy,Kremi Otashliyska, Lisa Verberght, Irina Nikolaeva, Maja Salamon, Giedre Kiaulenaite, Charlie Westerberg, Janis Ancens, Tomek Szalanski, Nicola Wincenc, Alex Bouchard, Fielding Lewis, Nicholas Costa,Chris Davis,  Raphael Wolf and Jeremy Matos





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Double Vision: Clear Winner

March 27th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Transparency was all over the S/S13 runways and as the season draws closer it seems fitting to explore one of its dominant trends. The house whose designs exemplified the look was VALENTINO, where designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli showed a variety of pieces that utilized transparency expertly, revealing skin but keeping the demure sophistication the brand has become known for. Whether they were dazzling with delicate embroidery, or creating a sublime showcase for the body via cutouts, the duo set the standard for diaphanous dressing.

One piece in particular took the look to its logical endpoint and dazzled with its whimsical cheekiness. The PVC trenchcoat embellished with the line’s signature rockstuds has become an editorial favorite, with stylists providing their own take on the Valentino look. The trench lends itself to a myriad of different interpretations and stylists did not disappoint, creating a variety of looks that range from sensual, to avant-garde. When a garment can go from the all out sexy of Missy Rayder‘s powerful image in Numero, to the easy cool on the back of Angela Lindvall it more than proves its versatility.


Vogue Italia – Ph. Paolo Roversi | Styling – Cathy Edwards | Model – Guinevere Van Seenus | Hair – Shon | Makeup – Yadim


Numero – Ph. Greg Harris | Styling – Elizabeth Sulcer | Model – Missy Rayder | Hair – Holli Smith | Makeup – Benjamin Puckey


Purple Diary – Ph. Max Snow | Styling – Vanessa Traina (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists) | Model – Iekeliene Stange | Hair – Tamara Mcnaughton | Makeup – Hung Vanngo


V Magazine – Ph. Sharif Hamza (Cadence New York) | Styling – Tom Van Dorpe (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists) | Hair – Shay Ashual | Makeup – Maud Laceppe


Vogue Paris – Ph. Mario Sorrenti | Styling –Marie Chaix | Model – Anja Rubik | Hair – James Pecis | Makeup – Yadim


Elle Spain – Ph. Juan Aldabaldatrecu | Styling – Inmaculada Jiménez | Model – Angela Lindvall |


Vogue Germany – Ph. Knoepfel & Indlekofer | Styling – Nicola Knels | Model – Maria Bradley | Hair – Rita Marmor | Makeup – Benjamin Puckey

10polinainstyleInStyle UK – Ph. Arved Colvin-Smith | Styling: Amanda Bellan | Hair: Soichi Inagaki | Make-up: Natsumi Narita |Manicure: Katie Jane Hughes


Marie Claire Magazine – Ph. Dancian | Styling – Nina Sterghiou | Hair – Kenshin Asano | Make-up – Aya Komatsu


Vogue China – Ph. Boo George | Stylist – Victoria Young | Model – Katlin Aas


L’Officiel – Ph. Jonathan Segade | Styling: Alexandra Elbim | Model – Theres Alexandersson | Hair: Marc Orsatelli | Make-up: Eny Whitehead

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August 15th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Vogue Paris takes Joan Smalls and Hailey Clauson into coquettish territory in a lovely new story by Josh Olins. Wearing elegant pieces chosen by Veronique Didry, Joan and Hailey shine in polka-dots, leopard prints and a series of black berets. Looking carefree and seductive, the duo walk matching pooches through the streets and pout while lounging on the grass in Celine and David Yurman. Life is just a day in the park for these beauties and for anyone who says different, Joan has a few choice gestures for them.

HAIR Shon MAKEUP Lucia Pica MANICURE Jenny Longworth

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A Cut Above

August 5th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Vogue Italia‘s theme for the month is versatility and what better platform than a beauty story to showcase a model’s skill for transformation. Kirsi Pyrhonen sports a variety of looks in Josh Olins story, from boy short, to retro bouffant in shades of brown, blonde and firecracker red: the outlandish dos by Shon look phenomenal and so does Kirsi.

FASHION EDITOR Cathy Kasterine MAKEUP Sally Branka HAIR COLOR Sam Steele MANICURE Mike Pocock SET DESIGN Max Bellhouse

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Mystery Men

August 1st, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

You can never have enough male models looking suave, thankfully VMan understands that. Not only are there two phenomenal new faces on the cover of the mag’s Archetypes issue, inside you’ll find all your favorites like Salieu Jalloh, Clement Chabernaud, Lenz von Johnston, Harry Goodwins, Paul Boche and Jacob Coupe in a gorgeous, mystery themed story by Josh Olins. With a lineup of fall’s best capes, trenches, jackets and coats, selected by Clare Richardson the story brings out the stylish sleuth in each of these charmers.


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Baby Love

July 1st, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Has Josh Olins formed the perfect girl group for V Magazine? Wang Xiao, Rila Fukushima and Xiao Wen Ju, look absolutely lovely playing a modern day version of the 1960s supergroups like The Supremes and Shirelles in this cheeky story from V72. Dressed in pre-fall’s grooviest pieces from Stella McCartney, Balenciaga and Celine – selected by stylist Jay Massacret, the girls look like they’ve got the whole retro thing down pat. Maki Ryoke and Shon provide the ladies with the prerequisite winged liner and bouffant hairstyles, but the attitude is all their own. If these girls can carry a tune, the music world better watch out!

V72 – The Transformation Issue, hits newsstands July 7th

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In A Daze

May 16th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Ben Toms shoots a colorful and kinetic story for Dazed & Confused featuring girl of the moment, Saskia de Brauw. The out of sight styling by Jacob K, mixes print and pattern for a fresh spin on some of the season’s popular pieces, while hair and makeup by Shon and Hiromi Ueda, add to the overall feeling of off-kilter cool. We can’t help but love Saskia in this and those studded flats that feature prominently.

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