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Shoe Fetish

September 21st, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Antidote Magazine‘s third issue is devoted entirely to sky high heels and the women who love them. The publication’s six covers capture the sexiness and perilous nature of high heels with glam images shot by Giampaolo Sgura and styled by editor in chief Yann WeberFeaturing several of the most in demand blondes wearing little more than panties and pumps, the covers starring Constance JablonskiAnne Vyalitsyna, Ashley Smith, Magdalena FrackowiakSigrid Agren and a crutch-wielding Hanne Gaby Odiele look phenomenal.

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Let’s DANSK

August 2nd, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Dansk never fails to excite us with new content and for fall the mag is already on the right track with an incredible image of Magdalena gracing the first of their covers.  Naturally, their second looks just as good: Sigrid Agren features in a gritty yet gorgeous shot by Aitken Jolly, that captures the spirt of the “something wicked this way comes” headline. Jolly’s black and white image is definitely showcasing the devious side of the typically sweet Miss Agren.

Inside you’ll find favorites like Clement Chabernaud, Julia Saner, Barbara Palvin, Patricia van der Vliet, Dree Hemingway, Josephine Skriver and James Smith along with interviews with fashion heavyweights like Gucci’s Frida Gianini, Dries Van Noten and Acne’s Jonny Johansson.

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Projection

June 27th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott specialize in photography that plays with perception and their new campaign for Gucci pre-fall is no exception. An ultra luxe image of Sigrid Agren dominates the frame, but look closely and you’ll see that she’s a projection: one whose beauty is apparently blinding Lenz von Johnston, who is hiding in the background. Will the overlapping theme carry into the fall campaign, in which Miss Agren also stars – only time will tell.

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mdc ♥s: Gorgeous Hair!

May 5th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle


The lovely Sigrid Agren sports sleek hair backstage at Jill Stuart | Picture by Betty Sze

Beautiful hair is a prerequisite models, but who doesn’t want to look like they have perfect tresses? Team MDC spent the past month testing out shampoos, conditioners and styling products in an effort to find the very best. We’ve narrowed it down to a few favorites, but be sure to tell us your personal picks in the comments!

Best Styling Tools – T3

Used backstage at shows by experts like Orlando Pita the T3 line of tools has become an industry standard. These aren’t your ordinary hair dryers -  the lightweight line features a patent pending tourmaline design and boasts a 60% faster drying time than most dryers on the market. We tested the award winning Featherweight on girls with straight and curly hair and without fail the dryer finished the job in under 10 minutes, with no frizz or flyways. It is no wonder then that Allure Magazine named this their top choice four years in a row! Added bonus, the equally impressive Manetamer flatiron can be used on wet or dry hair to take your look to that next level.

Best Line for Straight Hair – Bumble & Bumble

Super sleek center parted looks are a perennial fashion favorite and for girls with naturally stick straight texture the Bumble and Bumble line delivers the tools to keep hair well conditioned, free of frizz and blessed with that coveted shine. If you’re looking to perfect that blowout try a bit of the a try a little of the silicone infused, Straight. Anyone in search of sheen needs to give the Let It Shine range a try. The lineup of shampoo, conditioner and lightweight finishing spray leave your hair gleaming.

Best Line for Relaxed & Natural Hair – Phytospecific

Relaxed hair requires special care and Phytospecific‘s deluxe range offers everything from deep conditioning to extra gentle shampoos infused with shea butter and sunflower oil to hydrate and condition. Fans of the French line include everyone from Essence editor Mikki Taylor, to supermodel Veronica Webb, so we knew our hair was in good hands. from Our favorites from the line included the Intense Nutrition Shampoo & Mask as well as the Moisturizing Styling Cream, the trio left our once brittle hair feeling soft and luxurious.

Best Line for Color Treated Hair – Bumble & Bumble

What can we say, Bumble and Bumble’s products are just tops and for anyone who dyes their hair (whether you’re just covering grays or going platinum) their lineup for color treated hair is great. Top choices include the Mending Masque – for damaged strands in need of a little TLC and the Mending Shampoo an ultra-hydrating creation that can deep clean without stripping away color.

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Blondes on Blondes

September 2nd, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

POP magazine has a thing for blondes; from Britney Spears on the cover, to the their portfolio of handpicked golden haired ladies, this issue might as well be dedicated to solely to all things blonde. Speaking of that Angus Munro cast portfolio, Jamie Morgan shoots just about every blonde – bleached and otherwise, in this special editorial. Who do you think has the best shot in the story and which blonde beauties should have been a part of this editorial.


Sigrid Agren

Jana Kaye, Constance Jablonski & Hanne B

Ymre Stiekema & Carmen Kass

Candice Swanepoel

Brooklyn Decker & Diana Farkhullina

Hanne Gaby Odiele, Erin Axtell & Tori Praever

Marloes Horst

Ylonka Verheul & Antonella Graef

Kirsty Hume, Doutzen Kroes & Lily Donaldson

Patricia van der Vliet

Shirley Mallman & Kirby Kenny

Vlada Roslyakova, Maryna Linchuk & Abbey Lee Kershaw

Hana Soukupova

Naomi Preizler, Jenny Sinkaberg & Valentina Zeliaeva

Kirsten Owen

Image Credit | Scanned by Fearless123 @ tFS

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Collaborative Arts

July 26th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Notice how many of F/Ws fashion ads involve collaborations with contemporary artists? Stella McCartney enlists artist Barry Reigate to illustrate the otherwise minimalist ads starring Natalia Vodianova and shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott , the cartoonish style fits with McCartney’s quirky image and is slightly reminiscent of last seasons Disneyfied ads with Sigrid Agren.

Stella F/W 10

Barry Reigate, Real Special Very Painting, 2009

Bottega Venetta has Robert Longo all but recreate the look of his classic ‘Men In Cities’ series, only with Alla Kostromichova and Terron Wood doing all the movements.


Bottega F/W 10


Robert Longo, Men In Cities – Men Trapped In Ice, 1980

Not to be outdone, Missoni goes all out with a mini-film by experimental filmmaker, Kenneth Anger; the bold and trippy clip (watch it in its entirety here) features Margherita Missoni and a host of others.


Missoni F/W 10 by Kenneth Anger

Do you love all the current artist collaborations? Let us know which is your favorite!

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The Campaign Trail

July 13th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

It isn’t even August, but we’ve already gotten a peak at the majority of fall campaigns, new ads just keep coming out of the woodwork and this week’s batch is especially eclectic. Moschino offers up a cowgirl themed ad with an over the top image of Alessandra Ambrosio shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. Celine repeats their successful formula of Juergen Teller portraits, enlisting Sigrid Agren and Emma Balfour to wear Phoebe Philo’s sleek designs. Tommy Hilfiger plays up the All American heritage of the brand with a roadtrip themed campaign shot by Craig McDean, starring Noah Mills, Iselin Steiro, Heloise Guerin, Jacquelyn Jablonski and a host of others. Last but certainly not least, JPG shows Crystal Renn, Emma Xie and Kelly Moreira looking phenomenal in pieces from his Russian themed collection.

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Bits & Bytes: Andrejyny

July 12th, 2010 |Posted by Betty


Andrej by Richard Stow for Martyn Bal F/W 10

How great is that title by Frockwriter about hot boy of the moment, Andrej Pejic? Raise your hand if you asked yourself who was the girl at the S/S 11 men’s shows? Though only walking in 4 of the top ones (Jean Paul Gaultier, John Galliano, Raf Simons and Paul Smith) and not a brand new face, Andrej’s recent blue chip bookings has put him on the modeling map at lightening speed. His striking looks certainly challenge the “normal” ideals of  masculine beauty but read how Andrej is arriving at the perfect time for androgyny. Also, check out how the blogosphere is lighting up over this young man.


Andrej in John Galliano S/S 11, June 2010, Paris. Image from Style.com.


Haven’t heard about the Carine Roitfeld biography yet? Yep, it’s coming.

See, we told you, Riccardo Tisci‘s Givenchy HC is a huge hit with the fashion critics.

Love Acne Paper? Us too. Watch the cool process of printing the actual magazine.

So for all you fashion and Lady Gaga fans, stylist Nicola Formichetti‘s Facebook page is finally up! Join here and become a fan.

So the new Celine campaign is out by Juergen Teller. On the one hand it features the normal young and beautiful face (Sigrid Agren) that we’ve come to expect from the high fashion campaigns. On the other side is 90′s superstar Emma Balfour who we adore but is definitely no longer the nubile face she was. Do you think this juxtaposition works or not here ?

Rising young photographers, here’s a practical guide to do’s and don’ts on a photoshoot. Remember it’s as much about being professional and easy to work with as about your talent. The days of diva-hood are loooong gone.

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