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Beauty Bytes: Pure Luxury

August 17th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Christy Turlington, Karolina Kurkova and Liya Kebede by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin for Donna Karan Woman

Donna Karan has always stood for a celebration of modern femininty and the latest fragrance launch from her eponymous line captures that ideal perfectly. Donna Karan Woman is an elegant tribute to the many sides of being a modern woman and the result of a dynamic collaboration between some of the most prominent female talents working. Famed architect Zaha Hadid created the impressive, sculptural bottle, celebrated perfumer Anne Flipo crafted the intoxicating blend of sandalwood, Haitian vetiver and orange blossom and the stunning campaign was shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin and features 3 of extraordinary beauties of substance Karolina, Christy & Liya. The end result is truly a showcase for the power of women and the sensual scent itself is absolutely irresistible.

Francophiles and fragrance addicts rejoice – Serge Lutens comes stateside to Barney’s New York offering their previously Paris only scents at the Madison Avenue location.

Actress Jessica Chastain becomes the latest face of YSL Beaute, taking a starring role in the brand’s campaign for Manifesto. She also shares an adorable story about wearing Opium in the 5th grade.

Aline Weber shows off some beautiful hot pink lids on Into the Gloss‘ exploration of vivid eyeshadow color inspired by Dior Couture.

Nail innovator Jin Soon Choi – woman behind some of the greatest editorial nail moments ever – talks about her brand new line of polishes.

 

Tom Ford Beauty never fails to impress us with its commitment to all out glamour. We’re especially taken by the latest campaign imagery featuring Snejana Onopka wearing a glossy crimson lip and looking every inch the supermodel. You can almost smell the scent of Lavender Palm wafting through the air just by looking at this shot. Get the look on your own with a swipe of the oh so chic Tom Ford Ultra Shine Lipgloss in Lost Cherry. 

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The Look of Daniele & Iango

April 6th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

There are a lot of talented people on the scene, but it is rare to see a fresh photographer break through the glass ceiling. Let’s face it – most of the high profile work still goes to names like Testino / Lindbergh / Meisel, etc.  and while we love all those greats – charting the progress of newer talent can be riveting.  Daniele Duella and Iango Henzi are in the midst of an editorial moment right now, with beautiful work appearing in i-D Magazine, Vogue Japan, Vogue Germany and V Magazine.

The duo showcases a great deal of versatility within their work, but each image is marked by a certain off-kilter elegance. Whether it is China Machado carefully adding a Rick Owens hair comb to Shalom Harlow‘s up-do, or Natasha Poly posed like a debutante in seafoam Chanel, the pictures are always refined: every detail just so, not a hair out of place. Speaking of which, Danielle and Iango’s refined style is always enhanced by the genius hair stylings of their frequent collaborator Luigi Murenu.

Stylist: Patti Wilson | Hair: Luigi Murenu | Makeup: Stephane Marais | Models: Carolyn Murphy, Isabeli Fontana, Guinevere Van Seenus, Shalom Harlow & China Machado for i-D Magazine

Stylist: George Cortina | Hair: Luigi Murenu | Makeup: Jeanine Lobell | Model: Natasha Poly for Vogue Japan

Stylist: Joanne Blades | Hair: Luigi Murenu | Makeup: Karim Rahman | Casting: Julia Lange | Models: Eniko Mihalik, Snejana Onopka, Iris Strubegger & Karolina Kurkova for Vogue Germany

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The Last Mistress

June 9th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Glen Luchford pulls Snejana Onopka into a cool blue world for Vogue Japan: enlisting the icy beauty to play what else, a well dressed woman of mystery. Anastasia Barbieri dresses Snejana in her signature tailored suits, but adds a touch of sex appeal via lingerie looks from Dolce & Gabbana and flowing gowns by Givenchy.

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Alt. Viewpoints

March 23rd, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

After months of waiting Emmanuelle Alt‘s first issue as editor in chief of Vogue Paris is finally on newsstands. With a focus on simple fashion and showcasing the beauty of the clothes, the content seems destined to be a far cry from the audacious stories pioneered by Carine Roitfeld. Take a glimpse at this preview of editorials from the new edition and tell us what you think about Alt’s new vision for Vogue.

See Vogue Paris’ Preview of their April issue at Vogue.fr

Sasha Pivovarova by Hans Feurer

Isabeli Fontana by David Sims

Malgosia Bela by Josh Olins

Gisele Bundchen by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin

Snejana Onopka by Katja Rahlwes

Image Credits | Scans by Diorette & GiseleFans at tFS

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Project Runway

January 13th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Every month Steven Meisel comes up with another ingenious theme for Vogue Italia and this month is all about backstage : Meisel and Lori Goldstein recreate the energy and atmosphere of a runway show but not without adding in a hint of VI’s wry humor. Everything one would expect to see is here; from backstage catfights to wardrobe malfunctions and cigarette breaks. As always the model lineup is impeccable with appearances by Agyness Deyn, Alla Kostromichova, Anna de Rijk, Anna Selezneva, Constance Jablonski, Daria Strokous, Freja Beha Erichsen, Gwen Loos, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Irina Kulikova, Iris Strubegger, Isabeli Fontana, Iselin Steiro, Jac Jagaciak, Jamie Bochert, Kamila Filipcikova, Kasia Struss, Kendra Spears, Karlie Kloss, Lara Stone, Lily Donaldson, Liya Kebede, Magdalena Frackowiak, Mirte Maas, Natasha Poly, Patricia van der Vliet, Ranya Mordanova, Rianne Ten Haken, Rose Cordero, Sasha Pivovarova, Sessilee Lopez, Sigrid Agren, Siri Tollerod, Snejana Onopka and Viktoriya Sosonkina.

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Vogue Italia February 2010 | Image Credit, Diciassette <3

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Attitude Adjustment

October 7th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

Snejana Onopka is a master of the cool glare. Whether her look is come hither or ‘don’t even think about it’ she manages to convey so much with those icy blue eyes. Michelangelo di Battista captures Snejana looking tough but tender in the latest Vogue Italia. Dressed in leather, feathers and spikes chosen by stylist Alice Gentilucci, Snejana looks like a classic bad girl but when you stare into those baby blues you can tell there is so much more to her allure.

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Snejana by Michaelangelo Di Battista | Image Credit – Diciassette @ tFS

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Money Honey

June 16th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

The diva returns! Snejana Onopka is pretty in pink on the cover of Vogue Russia. The waifish supermodel lends her trademark attitude to a Terry Tsiolis story where she works it out in daring pieces from Ann Demeulemeester and Armand Basi. Simon Robins‘ daring fashion choices and Snejana’s ability to make everything look like a million bucks make for a high gloss affair.

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The Russian Wave

August 21st, 2008 |Posted by Betty

Sweeping across magazines and advertising are a wave of mesmerizing and hard working beauties that the blue chip clients just adore. The newest of them all, Anna Selezneva, scores the September Russian Vogue cover shot by Mario Testino/styled by Carine Roitfeld.

The top Russian/Eastern European models, according to Russian Vogue are currently:
Anna Selezneva
Diana Farkhullina
Sasha Pivovarova
Maryna Linchuk
Natasha Poly
Anna Gushina
Snejana Onopka
Olga Sherer
Vlada Roslyakova
Valentina Zeliaeva
Tanya Dziahileva
Irina Kulikova

Anna S/Silent. Ph: Mario Testino for Russian Vogue. pic and info thanks to Achat at tFS

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