Self Service taps the respective hotness of 8 big names with photographer/model pairings for their Melanie Ward guest-edited issue. The multiple covers offer quite the well-rounded spectrum of talent and most sought-after faces.
Kate Moss is more than a mere model, the veteran super has been quietly diversifying her personal brand with an array of key collaborations and partnerships. As a designer Moss’ has released several collections with fashion giant, Topshop each one selling out faster than her last. The pieces – largely inspired by Moss’ storied vintage collection strike a chord with Topshop’s youthful clientele and Moss’ legion of acolytes. With the next collection set to debut in May it’s only natural that Kate & Co. would kick things into high gear with a media blitz. Fresh looks from the collection can be seen on Moss’ May covers of Harper’s BazaarandBritish Vogue, where Moss takes a hands on approach styling fellow catwalker Freja Beha Erichsen in a bohemian look within the issue’s pages.
Vogue Parishas always loved a dynamic girl on the go story and this month they serve on up featuring Saskia de Brauw. Sporting a bleach blonde crop and a bold red lip courtesy of Yadim (Art Partner) Saskia looks more glamorous than ever. The luxe story is styled to perfection by Clare Richardsonwho pulls piecesfrom Givenchy, Dior, Blumarine and Moschino, mixing transparent sequined gowns and ornate cocktail dresses to create a look that works with Terry Richardson (Art Partner)’s sleek snapshot style. With city lights flickering the background and a decadent vibe running through each image, this editorial stands out in an issue filled with chic model content.
It’s that time of year again- the V Man/Ford Models search. Since 2008 VMAN has partnered with Ford Models to seek out the next famous face in men’s fashion. Once a year, entrants from around the world submit to the search online for the chance to sign with Ford and be on the cover of VMAN. Past winners include Clark Cord, Joseph Dolce, and Calvin Klein underwear/fragrance model-of-the-moment, Matthew Terry. The winner will be photographed by none other than Karl Lagerfeld for the cover of VMAN 30, the magazine’s upcoming tenth anniversary issue. Look for the unveiling of the winner’s cover this summer and follow the search on Twitter at #shotbyKarl and #VMANFordSearch. (Text: Matt Meyer)
It is no secret that fashion frequently cribs from cinema for editorial inspiration and in the latest Vogue Paris, Terry Richardson recreates the look and feel of John Cassavetes’ film, Gloria. With Joan Smalls taking on the titular role and Géraldine Saglio styling, the VP version of things is considerably more glamourous, but the story is essentially the same – former mob mistresses becomes accidental guardian of a young boy. On the big screen that means shoot outs and grit and in the pages of Vogue that means playground trips and bright red Valentino gowns.
Both the edit and its inspiration are heavy on early 80s / late 70s chic, but we wouldn’t have minded if Joan went all badass and started taking down mobsters. We know the era of Emmanuelle Alt means that Vogue Paris is kindler and gentler, but with source material this fierce it seems a shame not to take things to the next level.
The iconic men’s publication rediscovers the power of having a model on its cover – sure we would have liked to see a corresponding editorial, but when you’ve got Sean, Sims & some white on white styling courtesy of Beat Bolliger you don’t need anything more.