Bits & Bytes: The Next Gen

November 2nd, 2011 |Posted by Betty


Only in fashion can a boy in Ksubi shorts hang out with a girl dressed in a Burberry coat. Love this story by Thomas Cooksey for Contributing Editor, styled by Kim Howells for Contributing Editor. With the amazing Harry Goodwins and Stephanie Rad.

Who doesn’t love Azzedine Alaïa? Well, we know one editrix who doesn’t but everyone else certainly does. Read his interview with Style.com’s Dirk Standen.

Artist Jirka Väätäinen recreates Disney princesses. Who thinks Sleeping Beauty looks like Lara Stone meets Emily Baker?

One of our favorite runway coaches, Mac Folkes creates this really cool magazine that shows us why print is still so very viable.

Watch former Prada campaign face, Rasa Zukauskaite tongue twisting in her native Lithuanian.

Obsessed with Florence Welch and her work with Chanel. Watch the backstage video of the S/S 12 show with Florence’s amazing voice.

In the 80’s and 90’s Carré Otis was one of the original supermodels. Her new book, Beauty Disrupted,  details her battles with anorexia, drug addiction, violence, suicide, domestic violence and rape by the owner of her agency, Gerald Marie. I hope that other models will not have to face the same sad and tragic events Carré dealt with.

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Bits & Bytes: Russian Revelation

June 24th, 2010 |Posted by Betty

Get ready for the Russians. Oleg Antosik stars solo in Dior Homme by Karl Lagerfeld in an austere campaign for F/W 10. Oleg, found by Alexey from Black Management, is soon appearing with Lara Stone in cK Jeans. Quite an auspicious beginning for the young man.

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If you STILL haven’t heard yet, Givenchy says goodbye to the runway for couture. Sniff.

Made in Brazil has a humorous post on some of Milan’s most popular trends.

If you’re like most of us and don’t have a Birkin yet, Fashion Week Daily has a hilarious way to get “one”.


Photography news:

On the heels of the news that Abercrombie & Fitch is restarting its infamous and quite legendary publication, WWD asks “Does Sex Sell”?.

This may be one of my favorite recent editorials. Dazed & Confused, Richard Burbridge and a very twisted, beautiful concept of the war hero. Amazing makeup by Chanel’s Peter Philips.

For you up and coming photographers, here’s an explanation of the whole “buyout” process.


Modeling news:

The British beauty Stephanie Rad is interviewed by Ponyryder.

If you haven’t read Giorgio Armani‘s thought on model Tom Nicon‘s death, read about it now. Also, Tom Nicon has a Facebook page, RIP Tom Nicon, we will not forget you, if you want to join it.

Brooklyn Decker is such a sweetheart, that when we heard she got voted by Esquire’s readers , the sexiest woman alive, we were super happy. If you missed it the first time, catch our exclusive video interview with the lovely lady from the beginning of the year.

The charms of a largely ornamental male with lots of leisure time.” Otherwise known as a gigolo: the NY Times reflects on the trends in fashion and models.

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Bits & Bytes: Holiday Edition 2009

December 29th, 2009 |Posted by Betty

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In true holiday spirit, Art & Commerce makes a donation to City Harvest. Watercolor by the incomparable Mats Gustafson.

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Modeling news:
For those of you who have been away for the holidays on some tropical island and are not obsessively checking the Internet every single day….. Gisele Bundchen finally names her baby.

In other “unless you’ve been under a rock or on a tropical isle” news, Tyra Banks is ending her talk show.

British Vogue highlights their 23 models to watch for 2010. Some are familiar like former MOTW’s Stephanie Rad, Keats Kolyasnikova, Frida and Heidi Rock. We love the new Portia and several other new fabulous faces.

In the on going process of adding slash to their job descriptions, Erin Wasson is rumored to start acting and Noah Mills is ALREADY acting. For those who might remember, we tweeted back in Sept about who was the top model rumored to appear in the new SATC 2… From MOTW to SATC in a mere 7 years, you go Noah! In other former MOTW news, Dolce & Gabbana favorite Adam Senn is supposedly dating Lindsay Lohan. Do what you will with that info.

Speaking of model/slash, Hyoni Kang‘s new store gets a visit by Style.com.

Jezebel’s Jenna highlights the sad plight of the industry when the unbelievable Lara Stone is considered “fat”.

Oh too cute. Coco Rocha and a gaggle of 5 year olds visit her agency.

Fashion and photography:
So sad, amazing brand PHI (designed by the amazing Andreas Melbostad) closes

OMG. You thought Vinoodh Matadin was hot now? Look at this NSFW picture from 1986.

Only because Lady Gaga was THE fashion influence of the year, check out this one man’s obsessive creation of 39 of her looks on Barbie dolls. Kinda nuts in a totally fabulous way.

2009 Lists:
Fashion Week Daily‘s Chic citizens of 2009… Here’s numbers 6-10and 1-5.

Jezebel‘s top 10 fashion successes and failures of the year. They also have a pretty good list of their top models of the decade. We would have included Kate Moss who went from a mere supermodel to a model power broker with her recent deals with Topshop.

Contrast this with French Vogue’s 30 top models of the 00’s. All we can say is that of all the INCREDIBLE photos they’ve taken of Daria Werbowy (whose had 3 VP covers in the last year and a half), Anja Rubik, Gisele Bundchen and Lily Donaldson, they chose THOSE to represent these girls??? Congrats to Kasia Struss to making the list.. nice girls don’t always finish last!

Craig from Altamira who obsessively details the models’ streetstyle has some of his best dressed list of 2009.

Miscellaneous:
In the “I just get tired from reading this post” news, Derek Blasberg, just might be the hardest partying man of 2009. Check out these exclusive pics for V Magazine from Derek’s camera.

Some of our favorite agency Xmas emails: Luke Worral’s agents at D1 have Elfed themselves; this slightly creepy, culty video filled with boys and candles from the folks at Nine Daughters and a Stereo, the hilarious card below from the team at Ford NY‘s men’s division and the people at One Management who step in front of the camera for once.

To end the year, take a look at this gorgeous editorial, The 12 days of Christmas from American Vogue Dec 98 from the inimitable team of Steven Meisel and our favorite person in fashion,Grace Coddington.

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Double Dolce

June 22nd, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

Dolce & Gabbana packs a one-two punch for campaign season, unleashing two choice ads for the fall winter season. First up the mainline campaign by Steven Klein which takes Mariacarla Boscono, Edita Vilkeviciute & Heidi Mount into the casino for a high stakes, high fashion mix of color and movement.

Next up the younger set takes the stage for D&G by Mario Testino Fresh faces Hanna Rundolf, Ragnhild Jevne, Katie Fogarty, Sara Blomqvist & Stephanie Rad lounge in a drawing room looking lovely while the boys Danny Schwarz, Philipp Bierbaum and Jakob Hybholt create a mirror image in the same locale.

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