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Deja Vu: Flower Girls

April 5th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

When we first saw Craig McDean‘s gorgeous new story in the latest Interview we were blown away. The combo of Katryn Kruger, a floral overlay and Stella McCartney‘s clothes made for an especially appealing series of images (see the full story on Interview Mag.com) but then we got to thinking – what did McDean’s shots remind us of?

There aren’t many wholly original ideas out there, so if you look back far enough you’ll find a recent editorial image that looks like something from the past. Turns out we didn’t have to look back very far since Sølve Sundsbø‘s beautiful images of Edita Vilkeviciute from last year were also sort of in the same vein. Fun coincidence, but not a real trip on the way back machine. Take a look at Emil Cadoo‘s double exposure images that look eerily similar to McDean’s shots but predate them by nearly 50 years. Twenty years before that the great fashion photographer, Horst P. Horst created his own spin on the theme with a singularly gorgeous shot in Vogue. Four photographers, one visually appealing concept and 65 years separating them. Who do you think captured the idea best?

2012: Katryn Kruger by Craig McDean for Interview

2011: Edita Vilkeviciute by Sølve Sundsbø for Vogue Japan

1963 & 1968: Emil Cadoo

1947: Horst P. Horst

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PreFall & Pre-Fails

January 11th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Two pre-fall looks we love, two pre-fall looks we don’t.
The collections dissected with commentary- every other day till the pre-season wraps.

LOVED ITDEREK LAM
This look isn’t reinventing the wheel, but Derek made the whole sage utilitarian thing look so luxe on Caroline Brasch Nielsen that we can’t help but love it. Wearable, practical and completely in line with the pre-fall aesthetic.

WTF?!BALENCIAGA
The problem with being a consumate trendsetter is that sometimes you’re just too ahead of the curve. Nicolas Ghesquiere has perfectly approximated what we’ll all be wearing post-apocalypse, right down to the multiple hats and protective gloves. We can barely see the lovely Marte Mei van Haaster beneath all this!

LOVED ITNINA RICCI
Who can argue with perfection? This dramatic Nina Ricci number looks couture worthy on Josephine Skriver.

OIC…STELLA McCARTNEY
When Stella McCartney labeled herself “too sensible” earlier in the week we failed to see the problem, however after viewing these glorified long johns we’re starting to understand where she’s coming from. There is a time and a place for thermal underwear and pre-fall is not it. Even Marique Schimmel can’t pull off Snuggie-chic.

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Serpent’s Kiss

December 12th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

The latest edition of Oyster Magazine features the dangerous curves of Daisy Lowe and a slithering serpent twisting its way around her body. The imagery is classic, a beautiful woman as the ultimate temptation, a motif we’ve seen in everything from renaissance paintings to Avedon portraits, but Will Davidson makes it feel fresh. Focusing on the slinky selection of Stella McCartneyLouis Vuitton & Azzedine Alaia chosen by Stevie Dance and Daisy’s sixties chic look, Davidson crafts a story that is stark yet sensual.

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Dressed to Kill

August 29th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Natasa Vojnovic‘s skill in front of the camera is legendary and she brings her all to the pages of Tush with a striking cover/editorial by Txema Yeste. Wearing menswear inspired pieces from 3.1 Phillip Lim, Salvatore Ferragamo and Stella McCartney, Natasa poses and preens in leather jackets and tailored suiting. Bernat Buscató‘s inventive styling gives Natasa plenty to work with wardrobe wise, but the attitude she brings to each shot is all her own.

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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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Signs of the Times

November 4th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

British Vogue has always been adept at capturing the whimsical side of fashion and this month they go all out with a special story by Tim Gutt that takes cues from astrology. With Siri Tollerod expressively playing all the signs and set designer Shona Heath contributing some truly inspiring sets and costumes to compliment Kate Phelan‘s styling, this edit is a whole lot of fun. Do you think the outfits match the signs? Let us know in the comments!

Virgo in Christopher KaneTaurus in Dolce & Gabbana
Scorpio in Altuzarra

Pisces in Miu Miu


Aquarius in a special costume designed by Shona Heath

Sagittarius in Givenchy

Capricorn in Chloe

Leo in Lanvin

Aries in Alexander McQueen


Gemini in Stella McCartney

Cancer in Nina Ricci

Libra in Louise Goldin

Image Credit | Scanned by Gossiping @ tFS

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Bits & Bytes: Raquel by Ruth

July 28th, 2010 |Posted by Betty


Just a little bit obsessed with this video by Ruth Hogben for Showstudio, featuring Gareth Pugh F/W 10. Raquel Zimmermann shows why she is fast becoming legendary…

Fashion news:

Speaking of Showstudio, this is all part of 30 contributors each creating an exclusive film for the groundbreaking website. Expect Lady Gaga, Craig McDean and more.

Incredible that Stella McCartney is changing such an old British tradition! You go girl!

How gorgeous is Roberto Cavalli‘s 40th Anniversary book? Looks sumptuous…

We love Mary Howard‘s work for Meisel and Annie Leibovitz. Find out from Style.com about this one chair Mary used, that I will name “the supermodel”.

Miscellaneous:

Leslie Sweeney, one of the founders of Art & Commerce is leaving A&C after 28 years. “Leslie was a founding partner of Art + Commerce in 1982 and virtually created the idea that agencies would represent stylists (and hair/makeup artists). During her career, she has shepherded the careers of industry defining artists such as Lori Goldstein, Brana Wolf, Camilla Nickerson, Orlando Pita and Gucci Westman.” Good luck Leslie!

Peter Arnell, the incredible advertising guru behind THAT iconic DKNY campaign, loses 256 pounds (there’s before and after pictures). Inspirational!

Modeling News:

New York Models is touring the US and looking for their next star

The cult of Kristen McMenamy continues. We love how 2 of the hottest faces in modeling right now are Kristen McMenamy and Freja Beha Erichsen, 2 very unconventional and non-cookie cutter beauties.

Some very handsome new American faces below. Left Erik from Next LA and Brandon from Chosen Management.

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Ryan’s Hope

February 3rd, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

Admit it, campaigns can get a little boring every now and then. The same stock poses, settings, concepts – things can seem slightly redundant which is precisely why a fresh view stands out so much. Ryan McGinley is known for his photographic work as an artist but he has been steadily increasing his presence on the fashion scene. For Stella McCartney’s S/S campaign McGinley creates a fantastical water colored world featuring Kate Moss. McGinley himself is no stranger to the campaign scene, he’s also doing duty as this season’s Marc Jacobs face.

Kate Moss for Stella McCartney S/S 09. Ph: Ryan McGinley, watercolors by Dinos Chapman (art direction by Chris Simmonds/Partner and Partner)

Ryan McGinley by Juergen Teller

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