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Cover Confidential

March 20th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Feburary and March are big business for fashion magazines with glossies often debuting some of their best and brightest content during these months focused on spring collections, renewal and change. Take a look back at some of the most interesting covers from the boundlessly creative, to the simply beautiful.

PURE BEAUTY

Antidote Magazine‘s romance issue boasted multiple covers by Cuneyt Akeroglu featuring some of the world’s most beautiful women. United by their simple yet effective photography and their chic take on the magazine’s pristine subjects these covers were something special.

As one of fashion’s coolest faces Leona Binx Walton is typically photographed looking grungy, avant garde or off-kilter. Her Self Service cover with it’s effective beauty statement and clean layout showed another side. Collier Schorr portrait brings out Binx’s beauty, while maintaining her character.

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THE BEST OF CELEBRITY

There are few actresses as effervescent as Marion Cotillard and Interview Magazine‘s March cover captured the La Vie En Rose star’s elegant side with a shot by Craig McDean that positively crackles with good ol’ fashioned glamour. Styled by Karl Templer with makeup by Christophe Danchaud and a 40s coif by Sam McKnight the image strikes the right balance between retro film siren and modern glamour - as does the accompanying fashion story. 

On the flip side, Dazed & Confused‘s rough and tumble cover of Scarlett Johansson finds the star’s inner bad girl and brings it to the forefront with a vibrant shot by Benjamin Alexander Huseby . The combo of red background and Saint Laurent biker jacket and Scar-Jo’s glare makes for an appealing contrast to the typical smiling celebrity glamour shot.

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MINIMAL MARVELS

You can’t go wrong with a picture of Daria Werbowy and The Last Magazine served up an epic large format image the superstar looking foreboding for it’s spring issue –  Mikael Jansson‘s in your face shot captures Werbowy at her rawest and best.

The Gentlewoman always errs on the side of minimalism, but the pulpy red cover of Vivienne Westwood by Alasdair McLellan (Art Partner) was the perfect merger of timelessness and modernity.

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CREATIVITY RULES

Nick Knight‘s trippy photography has always struck a chord with surrealists and on the cover of GARAGE‘s spring/summer edition he twists and morphs Karlie Kloss and Cara Delevingne into unbidden creatures designs that were eventually tattooed onto the skin of Garage readers – how’s that for taking things to the next level.

E.T. got a fashion makeover with Lindsey Wixson taking over the frontpage of CR Fashion Book with an expressive Sebastian Faena image that puts Wixson’s otherworldly visage to good use with a sweet nod to an 80s favorite.

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DESIGNER DOMINATION

Karl Lagerfeld’s watercolor inspired spring Chanel collection has proved a hit with editors, in addition to appearing in the pages of just about every magazine imaginable his paint by numbers dresses found themselves on a variety of covers in March, most notably Vogue China, where two of the designer’s creations took center stage.

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Ph. Mario Testino for Vogue China | Ph. Marc de Groot for Vogue Netherlands | Ph. Nat Prakobsantisuk for Vogue Thailand

Not one to be outdone, Miuccia Prada also made a strong showing this March (and April) with a variety of painterly spring looks from her collections showing up on the cover of several different magazines.

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Ph. Cuneyt Akeroglu for Vogue Spain | Emma Summerton for Vogue Australia | Mario Testino for British Vogue | Elle Greece | Thomas Whiteside for Elle UK | Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue Japan 

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Queen Cara

November 20th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

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Fashion’s current queen of all media grabs her scepter and poses up a storm in the pages of i-D. With an Elizabethan meets avant-garde theme (very Vivienne Westwood) and a wild array of new fashion, the cover and accompanying story are an off-kilter take on tradition. With Cara set to take Hollywood by storm (the Brit beauty has two films slated for 2014) it is great to see images that put her flair for drama to good use.

See the full story and more from the latest issue on the iD.co

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Teenage Dream

October 14th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Venetia Scott‘s atmospheric photographs always serve to provide an appealing alternative to the typical fashion stories and her latest images for Self Service are no exception. Providing an esoteric twist on traditional prom portraits makes for a surprising story. Styled by Poppy Kain and featuring a baby-faced cast including Nastya Kusakina, Sarah Engelland and Frances Coombe, the feature merges the vintage vibe of the imagery with the very latest runway looks. Focusing on playful pieces from Lanvin, Moschino and Vivienne Westwood, Kain creates an uncommonly chic wardrobe fit for both a youthful audience and those well beyond their school years.

See the full story and more from Venetia Scott at CLM

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Keeping Up With Ms. Moss

January 24th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

What would the fashion world do without the one and only Kate Moss? The always in demand Miss Moss is back and better than ever, racking up campaigns and editorials with an ease befitting her legendary status as the defining model of the past two decades. No one does it better, so kick back, relax and just take in the plentiful Kate goodness. Whether she’s looking lush on the cover of Love Magazine latest issue, or showing off her natural beauty in pared down ads for Vivienne Westwood and Rag & Bone, Kate looks stunning, it’s easy to see why the biz is still infatuated with Kate after all these years.

Look for a special Kate Moss surprise coming soon to Models.com!

Kate by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for LOVE no. 9, fashion editor Katie Grand

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Kate by Kate for Rag & Bone

Kate by Juergen Teller for Vivienne Westwood

Kate for Givenchy by Mert & Marcus

Kate by Mario Testino for Stuart Weitzman

Kate by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for Versace

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Enter Pigalle

April 13th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

When Dazed & Confused isn’t answering the question – Is East London Dead – via gorgeously shot mini-movies by Walter Pfeiffer (view the film here on Dazed Digital) they’re taking us on a tour of legendary artist’s haunts in Paris. Photography master Jim Goldberg takes to the streets in his edgy exploration of Degas’ Parisian hangouts. Marie PiovesanMelodie Monrose & Marte Mei van Haaster are elegant artists muses clad in designer outfits that resemble ballet costumes. The shoot showcases Katie Shillingford‘s always impressive styling skill and host of ruffled treats from the likes of Alexander McQueen,Vivienne Westwood and Theyskens Theory.

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10×10

May 11th, 2010 |Posted by Betty

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Preview of Hannah Holman by Norbert Schoerner for 10 Summer Issue 2010.

10′s always been our go to magazine for inventively beautiful imagery combined with a slightly madcap sense of humor that’s refreshing in a industry that so often takes itself way too seriously. We always look forward to their monthly Ten Heads feature but for their summer issue, celebrating their 10 year anniversary, they’ve outdone themselves with, what else, but 10 covers of their favorite Fashion Gods: Alber Elbaz, Azzedine Alaia, Donatella Versace, Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana, Helmut Lang, John Galliano, Karl Lagerfeld, Ralph Lauren, Tom Ford and Vivienne Westwood. Who’s your favorite of these 10 men and women with their larger than life personas? Check out the previews at 10 Women and 10 Men.

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Alber’s cover

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Happy 10 year anniversary, 10!

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Preview of Melissa Tammerijn by Andrea Spotorno

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Preview of Clinton Weber by Sean Thomas for 10 Men.

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Sid Ellisdon by Mark Pillai for 10 Men Summer 2010

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Bits and Bytes: Model Home Project

July 28th, 2009 |Posted by Betty

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“The Model Home Project was founded in 2006 with the simple goal of wanting to give back. We are now pursuing a vision to create a movement within the fashion community to utilize its unique influence on culture to inspire people to be involved in worthy projects and affect positive change around the world.” from Model Home Project website. Think top male models giving back to the community. See you there tomorrow!

What does it take to be a photographer’s agent? A Photo Editor talks to Carol Leflufy, former Art & Commerce rep who has worked with Steven Meisel and Annie Leibovitz.

Sean O’Pry talks to Matthew Edelstein for Interview Magazine about being one of the world’s top male models.

Aww, designers when they were young. Check out Michael Kors, Vivienne Westwood and Jason Wu.

The Brazilians always rock; look at this handsome male beauty shot by Didio.

Edilson Nascimento in a pool by Jeremy Kost. Guaranteed hotness.

Vogue UK interviews Nick Knight!

Casting director Natalie Joos, is interviewed by TheMalcolm. We learn about her first jobs as an assistant to Glenn O’Brien and studio manager of Craig McDean to her current casting gigs for Hugo Boss and working with Jay Z/Beyonce!

Hanne Gaby Odiele‘s place, it’s dark and cool

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Kate and Viv

September 18th, 2008 |Posted by Betty

Greg Kessler captures Kate Moss, Vivienne Westwood and Vivienne’s head designer in London at Viv’s show. Greg shoots backstage for Style.com and NY Times and is one of the hardest working guys we know. We just did one fashion week (NY) and are completely wiped out. Not sure how he does all 4 of them, season after season! Check out his blog, Go Backstage. And just so you know Jourdan Dunn opened and closed what sounded like a pretty exciting show.

Other news from London: Naomi walks 3 times for her charity event for pregnant women and infants. Other fabulous models walking for her? Tyson Beckford and yes, Vivienne Westwood. In fashion, we always come full circle.

Photo: Greg Kessler. Pic from Go Backstage.

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