Manhattan Transfers

January 27th, 2015 |Posted by Janelle

The nonchalance and grit of late 70s Manhattan takes center stage in new editorials from Parisienne staples Vogue Paris and Numéro. In Lachlan Bailey (Management + Artists)’s striking VP story, Vanessa Moody is a chic beauty with a shag haircut and a wardrobe of 70s staples, from ribbed turtlenecks to navel grazing necklaces. Géraldine Saglio (Management + Artists) pulls out all the stops creating an authentically retro wardrobe for Moody. Little details like rotary phones in Vanessa’s apartment, classic cars and the backdrop of Harlem brownstones make the viewing experience especially pleasurable.

In Numero Greg Kadel captures vintage Manhattan in beautiful black & white with Ronja Furrer looking like she stepped out of a classic film. Havana Laffitte provides the era appropriate wardrobe, but mixes in a few modern elements like a metallic jacket for added interest.

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Lachlan Bailey (Photographer) Géraldine Saglio (Fashion Editor/Stylist) James Pecis (Hair Stylist) Marla Belt (Makeup Artist) Eli Metcalf (Set Designer) Elisa Ferri (Manicurist) / See the full story in the fashion database


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Greg Kadel (Photographer) Havana Laffitte (Fashion Editor/Stylist) Dennis Lanni (Hair Stylist) Mariel Barrera (Makeup Artist) Gille Mills (Set Designer) Elena Capo (Manicurist) / See the full story in the fashion database 

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Alexander Wang’s Wild Ride

January 21st, 2015 |Posted by Janelle

The latest campaign for Alexander Wang is bright, colorful and filled with covetable clothes, but it works mainly because the images ring true. Is there any designer more likely to charter a party bus and rave across New York with a bevy of models?
Steven Klein (Art Partner) vibrant ads take the sneaker-centric spring collection and reimagine it as a rollicking good time complete with neon colors and glimpses of the Manhattan skyline peeking out from the bus’ open roof. Pascal Dangin‘s skillful art direction keeps the campaign’s LED imagery and flashing lights from ever seeming chaotic, while Karl Templer‘s styling keeps the focus firmly on those killer clothes. Models Sarah BrannonAnna EwersBinx WaltonDylan XueLexi Boling and Vanessa Moody are all along for the party, making each photo seem like an expression of youthful jubilance.

Alexander Wang (Designer) / Steven Klein (Photographer) / Pascal Dangin (Creative Director)  / Akki Shirakawa (Hair Stylist) / Diane Kendal (Makeup Artist) / Stefan Beckman (Set Designer)

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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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Crimson Peak

January 14th, 2015 |Posted by Janelle

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Camilla Akrans (New York: Management + Artists, Stockholm: LUNDLUND).
Vogue Germany.

A flawless coverstory from start to finish, Akrans adjusts her signature style shifting into harder territory with a bold red color palette and imagery filled with artistry. Vanessa goes full throttle showcasing her posing skills like never before, conveying sensuality and elegance all in a glance. Sheer makeup by Wendy Rowe and slicked back hair by Franco Gobbi complete the story, which is easily among the month’s best.

See more from the February Issue on Vogue.de

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La Clique

January 13th, 2015 |Posted by Janelle

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W Magazine.

Fashion is ruled by cliques and W pays tribute to the season’s fiercest girl gangs with an ultra-slick set of portraits filled with top models & newcomers. With Edward Enninful pulling out the very best in Spring fashions and Steven Klein serving up saturated colors and off-kilter scenarios the story crackles with energy. Shon and Val Garland work overtime to create a series of larger than life looks, from coquettes dressed in oversized bows, to camo clad soldier girls to create a cross-section of the season’s dominant archetypes.

View the full story on W Magazine.com

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Ondria Hardin, Lexi Boling, Amanda Murphy, Jamie Bochert, Molly Bair & Vanessa Moody

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Katlin Aas, Andreja Pejic, Nastya Sten, Harleth Kuusik, Daria Strokous & Snejana Onopka

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Jessica Burley, Charlotte Wiggins, Grace Plowden, Neelam Gill, Sam Rollinson & Matilda Lowther

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Wang Takes No Prisoners!

July 29th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Alexander Wang knows how to hold your attention and the designer always manages to surprise with his provocative campaigns. For fall Wang has got things on lockdown – literally. Citing the idea of “survival mode” as an inspiration Wang and Steven Klein (Art Partner) serve up women’s prison imagery with a fashion twist. Anna EwersVanessa MoodyLexi BolingKatlin Aas and Kat Hessen sport the utilitarian fall collection as they’re plunged into a world of strict rules, strip searches and  confinement. With Karl Templer styling you’re not going to see any orange jumpsuits and the girls look exceptional even as they impatiently await sentencing. All in all the ads mesh perfectly with the label’s spirit of youthful rebellion and provide the season’s most in-your-face campaign moment via that extreme on the floor shot.

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The In Crowd

July 8th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

A gathering of cool kids will always be a fashion moment unto itself and Steven Meisel taps into that idea for the latest issue of Vogue Italia. Instead of an otherworldly setting Meisel enlists Edie Campbell, Lexi Boling, Amanda Murphy, Vanessa Moody, Julia NobisMeghan CollisonRJ King, Yuri Pleskun, David Axell, Geron McKinley, Dorian Reeves, David Alexander Flinn, Cameron Keesling and Tobias Hayduk for a pared down shoot that recreates the look and feel of a happening cafe setting. Mariana Santana and Anna Ewers join the fun in the accompanying editorial where models blow smoke rings as they sport heavy black liner and subtly 60s style coifs for a look that nods to the retro without being too referential. As usual Mary Howard‘s production design is flawless and the New Wave vibes are hammered home by Pat McGrath‘s makeup and Guido Palau‘s hair.

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See the full cover & accompanying video by Gordon von Stiener on Vogue.it

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Americana

June 17th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Mikael Jansson takes a voyage upstate for a rustic editorial that pairs pieces from fashion’s most luxurious labels with a down home backdrop that speaks to America’s working class roots. Wearing Louis Vuitton and Prada to the local rail-station or back-alley isn’t an every day occurrence, but in the knowing hands of Karl Templer the pieces seem down to earth rather than lofty. As worn by the youthful cast led by Grace Hartzel, Tami Williams, Harleth Kuusik, Nastya Sten, Vanessa Moody, Waleska GorczevskiDani Witt and Julia Hafstrom these designer looks represent the dressed down uniform girls everywhere. With this story Interview Magazine adds another hit to this month’s impressive editorial lineup.

See the full story in the MDC Fashion database

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