Porter’s Power

February 4th, 2015 |Posted by Janelle

Porter Magazine has always featured intelligent fashion commentary and effortlessly beautiful editorials, so for the magazine’s 1 year anniversary they had to do things bigger and better. Supermodel Natalia Vodianova fronts the spring 2015 issue in a seasonally appropriate shot by Ryan McGinley. Surrounded by crimson leaves and sporting an ethereal ensemble by Valentino Natalia looks radiant, but she’s more than just a pretty face. Inside Natalia talks about her rise from poverty to international fame and  and the passion projects that have enriched her life. Though each of the accompanying photos by McGinley are lovely Natalia’s soulful and daring spirit are what makes his profile truly fascinating.

PORTER’s Editor-in-Chief, Lucy Yeomans, selected Vodianova to embody the magazine’s commitment to showcasing inspiring women, saying  “When I look back at PORTER’s first year, what stands out for me the most is just how many incredible women from around the world, like Natalia, have graced our pages. From activists to authors, songwriters to supermodels, tech pioneers to theatre impresarios; it is these women’s unique stories that have defined our magazine’s very particular DNA – about women, by women and for women.”

To see the full interview with Natalia Vodianova buy the latest issue of PORTER, on sale globally on Friday February 6. Also available as a Digital Edition, or go to Net-A-Porter

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photography by Ryan McGinley, courtesy PORTER magazine

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Valentino’s Youth Quake

January 15th, 2015 |Posted by Janelle

Looking at the names behind many of the seasons campaigns can often give you a sense of déjà vu. For whatever reason, brands almost always go with a certain set of established photographers; Meisel, Klein, Teller, Testino – all incredible, but at this point they are also the usual suspects. It is rare for a new name to make its way onto the campaign list, but this season Valentino‘s Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli went with relatively unknown photographer, Michal Pudelkal-pudelka-to-shoot-spring-ads-8108958″>Telling WWD they went with a new photographer specifically for the fresh perspective, “Talent must be supported.” says Chiuri “He is not well known, but we were impressed by his images; you can see strength and fragility at the same time. His aesthetic taste is poetic, and he has a cinematographic vision. He is not informed on fashion, he has more of an artistic path and it’s interesting to see how he works, with preparatory sketches, as he draws the sets for the photos.” The choice makes for a refreshing campaign, models Vanessa Moody, Grace Simmons, Hedvig Palm, Maartje Verhoef and Clémentine Deraedt feature in a series of ethereal shots created on the beaches of Punta Ala.

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Collections Notice

December 18th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

The collections serve as the starting point for a stellar feature for Vogue Germanys January issue. Giampaolo Sgura (New York: ArtList NY, Paris: ArtList Paris) shoots the all-star cast of Andreea Diaconu, Hilary Rhoda, Amanda Wellsh, Karmen Pedaru and Ronja Furrer for an expansive review of the season’s best looks. Every design house worth mentioning is included, from standards like Céline, Givenchy and Valentino, to white hot labels like Delpozo, Simone Rocha and Erdem. Christiane Arp and Nicola Knels share styling duties on this exquisite collections story and their eye-catching selections make Sgura’s images pop.

See the full story at ArtList

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Pure Couture

December 11th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

When we think of couture we often think of the pomp and circumstance that can accompany those gilded gowns, but V Magazine offers an alternative to the frou frou with a pared down couture story that’s all about the simple beauty of well made clothes. Amanda Murphy stars in Benjamin Alexander Huseby‘s editorial in the latest issue, sporting elegant pieces from Dior, Atelier Versace and Valentino in soulful black and white images. Jodie Barnes provides the styling wizardry, mixing in combat boots and long gloves for an added touch of chic.

For more from Issue 92 visit VMagazine.com

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Pop Couture

August 25th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Numéro finds itself in a mod-mood for September with 5 graphic covers shot by Karl Lagerfeld. Utilizing a black and white patterned backdrop and a series of swingy looks from the latest collections, Lagerfeld creates a sixties mood on modern girls Sasha Luss,Lexi Boling and Maartje Verhoef. The streamlined pieces from Jean Paul Gaultier, Dior, Armani Prive, Valentino and of course Chanel showcase a youthful and carefree side of couture – still elegant but completely in line with the way modern women dress.

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The Valentino Vibe

July 22nd, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Master photographer David Bailey (Visual Artist UK ) has created some of the most iconic fashion imagery of all time and as lensman for the newest Valentino campaign Bailey brings an appealing simplicity to the black and white portraits of elegant fresh faces. Models Harleth KuusikMaartje VerhoefIne Neefs and Josephine Van Delden look regal in Bailey’s stately portraits, showing off the pop-art influenced collection by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli. The end result is a campaign that eschews trendiness in favor of elegance and the kind of graceful imagery that will look just as fresh decades from now.

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Fiesta of Solitude

June 2nd, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Emma Summerton creates a true fashion fantasy in the latest Vogue Japan, joining forces with Giovanna Battaglia for a sartorial tale where every look is a showstopper. Malaika Firth poses in key looks from Givenchy, Delpozo and Valentino, each one more intricate than the last. Battaglia fearlessly mixes in color, pattern and print for a maximalist look that works perfectly with Summerton’s saturated colors. Even with the barrage of attention grabbing designer looks and statement accessories Malaika’s natural beauty shines through – making her the perfect girl to carry off the editorial’s bombastic theme.

See the full story in the fashion database

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Toy Story

March 26th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Tim Walker brings boundless creativity to the pages of W Magazine, with a spirited couture story that transforms models into living dolls straight out of the toy chest. Edward Enninful provides a treasure trove of spring couture looks selecting the very best from Schiaparelli, Dior, Chanel and Valentino then mixing them with pieces from National Theatre Costume and jewels from Buccellati and Harry Winston. The combination makes for an fairytale mix that seems fit for a Broadway production or fantastical film. The appealing cast of Nastya StenMalaika Firth, Natalie WestlingOla RudnickaEsmerelda Seay ReynoldsRiley MontanaLaura O’GradyJake Love and Sang Woo Kim add to the story’s beauty bringing their fresh faces and a bouyant youthful spirit to Walker’s images.

See the full ‘Babes in Toyland’ story on W Magazine.com

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