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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Hey, Big Spender!

March 14th, 2014 |Posted by Matthew

Whetting your envy for retail therapy, British Vogue’s April issue follows a bevy of fresh faces as they embark upon a shopping fantasy along Paris’ storied Avenue Montaigne. Nigel Shafran shoots 9 rising girls—Estella Brons, Binx Walton, and Olympia Campbell among them—as they set to popping tags at fashion’s biggest brands, including Céline, Louis Vuitton, and Alaia. Snapping each girl at a different stage of the shopping ritual, the series finds Natalie Westling at David Chipperfield’s Valentino boutique and Ine Neefs hilariously praying before the window at Chanel. Though Irina Liss and Elodia Prieto are the only girls seen leaving stores with bags in tow, we can’t pity the others; styled by Joe McKenna, every girl, from Harleth Kuusik to Alewya Demmisse, looks like she owns the place. / See the full story on MAP

 

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Season to Season

November 15th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

The collections come to life in the pages of V Magazine with Sølve Sundsbø and Kacper Kasprzyk shooting resort and couture respectively. A good fashion story never goes out of style and V offers up two distinctive takes on dressing – with Beat Bolliger (Art Partner) styling a sleek resort selection using pieces from Bottega VenetaBurberry and Céline on Zlata Mangafic to create a fashion focused studio shoot with style. Tom Van Dorpe (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists) pulls out all the eveningwear stops with his couture selection, utilizing the best  of Valentino and Dior to great effect in Kasprzyk’s moody images, while Manon Leloup pulls off the couture looks perfectly. Take a look at both stories and a special video from the resort shoot.

For even more V don’t forget to check out V Magazine.com

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Zlata Mangafic by Sølve Sundsbø for V, styled by Beat Bolliger (Art Partner)

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Manon Leloup by Kacper Kasprzyk for V, styled by Tom van Dorpe

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Double Vision: Clear Winner

March 27th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Transparency was all over the S/S13 runways and as the season draws closer it seems fitting to explore one of its dominant trends. The house whose designs exemplified the look was VALENTINO, where designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli showed a variety of pieces that utilized transparency expertly, revealing skin but keeping the demure sophistication the brand has become known for. Whether they were dazzling with delicate embroidery, or creating a sublime showcase for the body via cutouts, the duo set the standard for diaphanous dressing.

One piece in particular took the look to its logical endpoint and dazzled with its whimsical cheekiness. The PVC trenchcoat embellished with the line’s signature rockstuds has become an editorial favorite, with stylists providing their own take on the Valentino look. The trench lends itself to a myriad of different interpretations and stylists did not disappoint, creating a variety of looks that range from sensual, to avant-garde. When a garment can go from the all out sexy of Missy Rayder‘s powerful image in Numero, to the easy cool on the back of Angela Lindvall it more than proves its versatility.

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Vogue Italia - Ph. Paolo Roversi | Styling – Cathy Edwards | Model – Guinevere Van Seenus | Hair – Shon | Makeup – Yadim

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Numero – Ph. Greg Harris | Styling – Elizabeth Sulcer | Model – Missy Rayder | Hair – Holli Smith | Makeup – Benjamin Puckey

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Purple Diary - Ph. Max Snow | Styling – Vanessa Traina (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists) | Model – Iekeliene Stange | Hair – Tamara Mcnaughton | Makeup – Hung Vanngo

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V Magazine - Ph. Sharif Hamza (Cadence New York) | Styling – Tom Van Dorpe (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists) | Hair – Shay Ashual | Makeup – Maud Laceppe

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Vogue Paris – Ph. Mario Sorrenti | Styling -Marie Chaix | Model – Anja Rubik | Hair – James Pecis | Makeup – Yadim

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Elle Spain – Ph. Juan Aldabaldatrecu | Styling – Inmaculada Jiménez | Model – Angela Lindvall |

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Vogue Germany - Ph. Knoepfel & Indlekofer | Styling – Nicola Knels | Model – Maria Bradley | Hair – Rita Marmor | Makeup – Benjamin Puckey

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Marie Claire Magazine – Ph. Dancian | Styling – Nina Sterghiou | Hair – Kenshin Asano | Make-up – Aya Komatsu

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Vogue China – Ph. Boo George | Stylist – Victoria Young | Model – Katlin Aas

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L’Officiel – Ph. Jonathan Segade | Styling: Alexandra Elbim | Model – Theres Alexandersson | Hair: Marc Orsatelli | Make-up: Eny Whitehead

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V for Victory

March 14th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Jeneil Williams.
Roe Ethridge.
Marie Chaix.
The Gentlewoman.

A subtly sensual tribute to the one of the most beautiful details, a simple v that reveals a hint of skin and tantalizes in the process. Clad in streamlined pieces from Valentino, Dior and Gucci, Jeneil radiates power, elegance and of course, chic.

MAKEUP: Lisa Houghton

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Images via The Gentlewoman – see the full story & more from issue no. 7 on The Gentlewoman.com

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