Blog Archives

Game Day

January 31st, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

With her status as an all-American bombshell, it’s only natural that Kate Upton would be front and center in American Vogue‘s celebration of all things Superbowl. Mario Testino (Art Partner) shoots and Tonne Goodman styles as Upton poses alongside players, owners and high profile fans like Jimmy Fallon and Tracy Morgan. With game day only moments away the carefree story seems especially timely.

View the full story on Vogue.com

k4

k3

k8

k7

voguefeb

Posted in: General news

Double Debut

January 6th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

One of the last season’s most compelling new beauties was the lovely Imaan Hammam, a Givenchy exclusive who opened Tisci’s dazzling S/S show and captured our attention with her graceful presence and unique look. In the months since Imaan has been showing up in all the right places, particularly in the pages of American Vogue where she headlines not one but two stories in the January issue. Posing alongside Liya Kebede in Mikael Jansson‘s tropical escape editorial and showing a completely different side in Craig McDean‘s chic collections story.

IMG_7720

Ph. Mikael Jansson | Fashion Editor – Camilla Nickerson (Art Partner) | See the full story in the database

mcdean

Ph. Craig McDean | Fashion Editor – Grace Coddington

cate

For more from the latest issue of Vogue, be sure to visit Vogue.com

Posted in: General news

The Silk Road

November 19th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

It’s difficult not to have a soft spot for American Vogue‘s actor + model editorials and over the years the magazine has given us more than a few memorable pairings; Gisele and George Clooney, Gemma Ward and Josh Hartnett, Liya Kebede & Andre 3000, the list goes on. For the December issue Vogue takes things to the next level, enlisting Kate Moss and this year’s Oscar front-runner Chiwetel Ejiofor for a Mario Testino (Art Partner) helmed story that takes the pair to Istanbul on a romantic getaway. Sporting resort looks from BurberryJason Wu and a bit of SS14 Proenza Schouler as styled by Tonne Goodman, the pair looks resplendent. With architectural wonders like the Çinili Köşk as the backdrop and Testino showcasing the beauty of Istanbul in every shot the story also serves as an especially chic travel diary. 

See the full story on Vogue.com including a look behind the scenes with Tonne Goodman

magazine-kate-moss-03_155445347813-(1)

magazine-kate-moss-06_155448156822

resort1

chastain

The December issue of American Vogue – Jessica Chastain by Annie Leibovitz on newsstands now.

Posted in: General news

Murphy’s Law

July 31st, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Chic Chicagoan Amanda Murphy is quietly becoming the go to girl for top tier photographers in search of a little All-American charm. With her classic features and soulful brown eyes, Amanda harks back to an earlier period in modeling. It’s easy to imagine off-kilter beauty fitting right in during the late 90s / early 00s, back when all models were expected to have a mix of edge and elegance. It’s that combination that makes Amanda such an in demand commodity, this month alone you’ll find her face in the pages of American Vogue, Vogue Paris and on her 2nd Vogue Italia cover in a row.

vogueitaliacovers

Ph. Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia see the behind the scenes video on Vogue.it

amanda2

Ph. Patrick Demarchelier for American Vogue

amanda1

Ph. Alasdair McLellan for Vogue Paris

Jason Wu

Ph. Mario Sorrenti for Interviewsee the full story on Interview.com

Posted in: General news

Fashion Generation

July 22nd, 2013 |Posted by models.com

Karlie Kloss is joined by electronic music duo Daft Punk in a playful photo shoot for August’s American Vogue. In “All-Ages Show”, Tabitha Simmons (Streeters New York) styles Kloss for a night out on the town in trendy looks for every age, whether you’re 20-something or 60-something. The “Get Lucky” musical duo, looking robotically dapper, stand alongside Kloss, where Kloss’s signature elegance shines through as per usual. The pairing of the young model and electronic duo may seem odd to some, but it most definitely works, delivering an editorial of fabulous fall fashions for every generation.

Photographer: Craig McDean | Hair: Malcolm Edwards | Makeup: Mark Carrasquillo

Text by Victoria Perillo

VIEW THE FULL STORY ON VOGUE.COM

daft-punk-karlie-kloss-1_161058287211

daft-punk-karlie-kloss-5_161102912904

daft-punk-karlie-kloss-9_161105461040

daft-punk-karlie-kloss-4_161101575461

Claire Danes covers the August issue of American Vogue, on stands now.

Posted in: General news

America’s Bombshell

May 10th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Kate Upton.
Mario Testino.
American Vogue.

A testament to the unstoppable power of Upton! Many have tried, few have managed to snag themselves an only girl Vogue cover. Which goes to show you, in this day and age it takes more than a pretty face and a great showlist. To compete at the top tier a girl has to be part poser, part full-fledged media star appealing to not just the fashion crowd, but all demographics.

See the full slideshow on Vogue.com

img-kateuptoncover10_112604408931

kate-upton-cover-08_101909374235

kate-upton-cover-07_101908155762

kate-upton-cover-06_101907369160

kate-upton-cover-05_101907456123

kate-upton-cover-03_101905437444

Posted in: General news

Past Meets Present: The Mod Moment

January 23rd, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

By its very nature, fashion is in a constant state of change, but the industry has a way of rehashing the past every few seasons with collections that draw inspiration from key moments in fashion’s history.  Nostalgia was the predominant fashion mode of the aughts, and it saw  designers revisiting everything from 1920s flapper fixtures, to ’80s powerdressing and (gasp) ’90s grunge redux. We may have just entered into 2013, but when it comes to manufacturing clothing that looks awfully similar to styles that could have been worn generations earlier, designers show no signs of stopping.

Case in point, S/S 13’s mod moment, which saw a wealth of graphic prints invading the runway. Checks, stripes, and houndstooth patterns  made appearances on the runways of labels like Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Michael Kors and Dolce & Gabbana, offering a pleasant alternative to spring’s tried-and-true florals and providing a bit of deja vu. Granted, these design elements are timeless, but fans of ’60s style will recognize the cuts and patterns that make up these new designs as the hallmarks of mod innovators. Take a look at  the work of Pierre Cardin, Mary Quant, André Courrèges, and Ossie Clark,  and you can’t help but see where Marc Jacobs and co. took their lead from.

With the very same designs getting major play in the pages of this month’s magazines, editors have been showcasing these looks in a variety of ways. Most choose to play up the retro appeal inherent in these collections by creating stories reminiscent of days past: what says ’60s more than an angular Vidal Sasson bob or an oversized bouffant? Others focus in on the graphic element, shooting the pieces against white backdrops and playing up the contrast.

 

PAST

Designer Ossie Clark and one of his creations

Models in Who Are You Polly Magoo, 1966

Houndstooth Coat, Ph. Art Kane, 1966

Designs by Andre Courreges,


PRESENT

Vogue Japan | Ph. Emma Summerton | Styling Patti Wilson | Model Aymeline Valade | Makeup Dotti


American Vogue | Ph. Steven Klein | Styling Grace Coddington | Models Carolyn Murphy and Karen Elson


Harper’s Bazaar | Ph. Greg Harris | Stylist Tony Irvine | Model Marte Mei van Haaster | Hair Akki Shirakawa | Makeup Pep Gay

Marte Mei van Haaster in Louis VuittonMarc Jacobs and Michael Kors


Harper’s Bazaar Spain Ph. Txema Yeste | Styling Melania Pan | Model Ginta Lapina | Hair Olivier Lebrun (See Management) | Makeup Christopher Kam

Ginta Lapina in Louis VuittonDolce & Gabbana & Michael Kors


Vogue Japan Ph. Victor Demarchelier (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists) | Styling Sabino Pantone | Model Jessica Stam | Hair Didier Malige | Makeup Adrien Pinault (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists)

Stam inLouis Vuitton & Acne


Vogue China Ph. Daniel Jackson | Styling Nicoletta Santoro | Models Kel Markey, Agnés Nabuurs, Athena Wilson, Bo Don & Chiharu Okunugi | Hair Yannick D’Is (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists) | Makeup Yadim

Posted in: General news

Blast from the Past: Claude Montana

November 9th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Looking back on the season that was and some of the runway proportion plays, we started to think back to the larger than life silhouettes of the 1980s. Back when a shoulder pad was de rigueur you couldn’t open up a fashion magazine without seeing the incredible designs of Claude Montana. Focusing on exquisite construction, luxurious materials and of course shape, Montana’s eponymous label flourished from 1979 until 1997, and for two years in the early nineties he even held down the reigns at Lanvin and yes there was life before Alber.

The amount of designers who namecheck Montana as an inspiration is staggering, the late Alexander McQueen cited him as a primary influence and numerous others owe a great deal to Montana’s inventive spirit. Take a trip back to the past with a glimpse at some incredible House of Montana pieces, as worn by top models of the era. The clothes may be over 20 years old, but notice how relevant and modern they still seem – the ruffled skirt on the red suit wouldn’t seem out of place on this season’s Balenciaga runway, the oversized shearling jacket would work with today’s Rag & Bone and that dramatic white column for Lanvin, could appear on any red carpet today and be completely refreshing.

Jenny Howarth by Paolo Roversi for Montana, 1986

Jenny Howarth by Paolo Roversi for Montana 1988

Linda Evangelista in Montana in American Vogue, 1987

Annelisse Seubert in Montana, 1992

Linda Evangelista by Paolo Roversi for Lanvin S/S 90, by Montana

Karen Mulder by Paolo Roversi for Lanvin by Montana, 1991

Claudia Mason on the cover of British Vogue in Montana, 1993

 

Emma Sjoberg in Elle by Gilles Bensimon, 1991

Emma Sjoberg in Montana 1992 ads

Posted in: General news

Next Posts Previous Posts