The Ideal

November 26th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

At the end of every year Vogue Paris selects an star to guest edit and serve as the inspiration behind a special issue. In the past everyone from Tom Ford to Carla Bruni and John Galliano has taken on the role but for 2015 the magazine snags an icon of French culture to serve as the guiding force for the December/January edition. As a model, muse and enduringly stylish presence on the fashion scene Ines de la Fressange represents for many the ideal of the chic Parisienne woman. We can’t think of a better person to see on the frontpage of Vogue Paris and in Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (Art Partner) striking stylized shots de la Fressange shows she’s still a force in front of the camera.

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Amazing Grace

November 12th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

With her delicate features and bright blue eyes, Grace Hartzel is one of the prettiest models to grace the pages of fashion glossies of late, but don’t let the doll-like beauty fool you Grace is a force to be reckoned with. Over the past few months Grace has been steadily racking up a slew of impressive editorials, working with some of fashion’s coolest publications and best photographers. With three editorials in a row in Vogue Paris, a chic only-girl story in the latest Interview Magazine and compelling shots in British Vogue all eyes are on Grace. Coming off the heels of an impressive season (and exclusive) season is an accomplishment, but following it up with editorial after editorial of quality is what makes a model a star.

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Gregory Harris (Management + Artists) (Photographer) / Elin Svahn (Stylist) / Rudi Lewis (Management + Artists) (Hair Stylist) / Francelle Daly (Makeup Artist) / Nicholas Jardins (Set Designer) / Michelle Lee (Casting Director) / See the full story in the fashion database

 


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Mario Sorrenti (Art Partner) (Photographer) / Suzanne Koller (Fashion Editor/Stylist) / Shay Ashual (Hair Stylist) /Aaron de Mey (Art Partner) (Makeup Artist) / See the full story in the fashion database


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Venetia Scott (Photographer) / Bay Garnett (Fashion Editor/Stylist) / Neil Moodie (New York: D + V Management, London: D + V Management )(Hair Stylist) / See the full story in the fashion database

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The Halloween Edit

October 31st, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Fashion has always held Halloween in a special esteem. Of all the holidays it allows for the most outlandish changes and transformations which means it is right up fashion’s alley. As such there are countless editorials that serve to inspire a bit of seasonal cheer, or at least serve as appropriate fodder for Halloween costumes. Take a look back at 10 editorials that make us think of all-Hallows eve and share your favorite spooky or kooky fashion story in the comments.

01. Ph. Tim Walker
Publication: Harper’s Bazaar
Who better to look to on Halloween than legendary filmmaker (and master of the spooky story) Tim Burton? Bazaar’s fashion trip through Burton’s filmography is a creepy classic.

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02. Ph. Jean-Francois Campos
Publication: Flair
Campos’ Nosferatu-esque zombies might not be as scary as the characters on The Walking Dead but it made for a great spooky editorial.

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03. Ph. Steven Klein (Art Partner)
Publication: Candy Magazine
There are quite a few Steven Klein stories that could be considered Halloween ready, but his fantastical male pregnancy saga for Candy is probably the most outlandish.

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04. Ph. Sofia Sanchez and Mauro Mongiello
Publication: Numéro
Sofia & Mauro took inspiration from Divine for this out there story that captures all the kitschy goodness of John Waters’ over the top film.

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05. Ph. Steven Meisel
Publication: American Vogue
The way in which each and every model on this story took on a classic rock persona was downright inspirational – Omhyra as Prince, Karolina Kurkova as Marilyn Manson, Sophie Dahl as Debbie Harry – the work by Pat McGrathGrace Coddington and Orlando Pita on this story was nothing short of iconic.

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06. Ph. Peter Lindbergh
Publication: Vogue Paris
Some of fashion’s own characters make for incredible costumes, case in point Sasha P morphing into John Galliano for Vogue Paris.

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07. Ph. Thomas Lagrange (Total Management)
Publication: Vogue Japan
You can’t have a Halloween roundup without a little vampirism and LaGrange’s slick beauty story puts a chic twist on bloodsucking.

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08. Ph. Steven Meisel
Publication: Vogue Italia
The inspiration for Meisel’s ‘The Discipline of Fashion’ was Ethel Granger, a woman who tightlaced for years in order to achieve a 13 inch waist! You don’t need to go that far to get into the story or the incredible, unnerving visuals.

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09. Ph. Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin
Publication: V Magazine
A before and after of epic proportions where Eniko, Anja and Raquel are transformed via the use of Paddy Hartley’s transparent face masks. The clear plastic and cutouts distort the wearers face by changing its proportions in ways that range from beautiful to grotesque.

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10. Ph. Craig McDean
Publication: American Vogue
Before everyone was running out to grab their Avengers costume, Coco Rocha was playing fashion superhero in the pages of Vogue with this memorable McDean story.

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High Kloss

October 6th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

In case you had any doubts about the Karlie Kloss domination of the world take a look at what America’s sweetheart has been up to of late. In addition to being named as the new face of L’Oreal, Karlie has found the time to snap up a fresh cover of Vogue Italia alongside fellow stars Sasha Pivovarova and Lexi Boling. As though that weren’t enough Karlie also graces the October issues of Vogue Netherlands and Vogue Russia and the front page of a little magazine called Lucky - which is usually reserved for the Hollywood celebrity set. Editorially Karlie is no slouch either and her continued presence in Vogue Paris is a testament to that fact – all in all if you’re in need of a Karlie fix you’re sure to get it this month.

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Ph. Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia

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Ph. Paola Kudacki for Lucky

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Ph. Alique for Vogue Netherlands

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Ph. Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue Russia

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Ph. David Sims for Vogue Paris

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Polymath

September 22nd, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

It is hard to think of a model more innately chic than Natasha Poly and when you look at her latest work it’s easy to see why the Russian beauty is fashion’s go-to girl for glamour. On Luigi & Iango slick cover for October’s Vogue Germany Natasha is a vision in smoky eyeshadow and nude lips by Virginia Young (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management). The seductive editorial showcases Natasha at her most alluring, especially when she’s wearing little more than a wide brimmed hat ad a come hither stare.

In the pages of Vogue Paris Natasha heads in a completely different direction via an enchanting story with her daughter Aleksandra. Shot by Mario Testino (Art Partner) and featuring two generations of Poly pretty the cover celebrates Natasha’s new chapter as muse & mother. Though it might be a little too early to pick the Prada opener of S/S 2035 we can already see where the adorable Aleksandra could easily follow in the footsteps of her model mom; she’s already landed a Vogue cover and a space in Testino’s star-studded towel series before even learning how to walk.

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Natasha Poly by Luigi & Iango for Vogue Germany

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Natasha Poly by Mario Testino for Vogue Paris

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The Amanda Show

August 27th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Nothing like an old school glamour girl to set hearts racing and get photographers inspired. At the moment the exquisite Amanda Wellsh is exactly that girl and her steady stream of only girl editorials in top tier publications shows exactly why she’s so in demand. Whether she’s channelling Béatrice Dalle in Vogue Paris, or taking it back to the swinging sixties for Vogue Australia, Amanda is always the right choice. No wonder photographers like Glen Luchford (Art Partner), Benny Horne, Sebastian Kim (Management + Artists) and Ezra Petronio can’t get enough.

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Vogue Paris by Glen Luchford (Art Partner)

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Porter Magazine by Ezra Petronio

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Vogue Espana by Benny Horne

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Vogue Australia by Sebastian Kim (Management + Artists)

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LV Overload!

August 26th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

If there is one collection that is getting editorial love this September it is Nicolas Ghesquière’s debut for Louis Vuitton. While LVMH is generally no slouch in the editorial department, Ghesquire’s work has gone that extra mile – appearing on the cover of or within the pages of almost every single September issue thus far. For fans of the designer’s work the constant sight of logo printed belts and playful dresses has been an appealing constant thread amidst the past few months of editorials and covers, but how much is too much? Take a look at the line’s recent front page appearances and decide. Stylists show no signs of slowing down with their Vuitton obsession so you can expect to see the iconic luxury label rack up even more covers as the month winds down.

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Purple Fashion by Olaf Breuning, model Ola Rudnicka

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Vogue Ukraine by Yelena Yemchuk, model Karen Elson

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Vogue Australia by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, model Freja Beha Erichsen

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Jalouse, model Marthe Wiggers

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WSJ by Josh Olins, model dDaria Werbowy

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Vogue China by Patrick Demarchelier, star Fan Bing Bing

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Marie Claire UK by David Roemer

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Vogue Korea by Sebastian Kim (Management + Artists), model Anja Rubik

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Vogue Japan, model Cara Delevingne

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Vogue Paris by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (Art Partner), model Natalia Vodianova

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W Magazine Trends Supplement by Christian MacDonald, model Constance Jablonski

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L’Officiel Mexico by Joe Lai, model Lena Hardt

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Raquel Renaissance

August 15th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

In the pantheon of essential models, Raquel Zimmermann reigns supreme. With her elegant features and powerful presence in front of the camera Raquel has become a standard bearer and industry icon – after a brief break Zimmermann has stepped back onto the scene, re-teaming with the powerful photographers whom she’s frequently collaborated with and creating a wealth of  impressive editorial and advertising imagery. David SimsSteven MeiselMert Alas and Marcus Piggott (Art Partner) and Mario Sorrenti (Art Partner) have all worked with Zimmerman recently and the results have been impressive. While only time will tell what’s yet to come for Ms. Zimmermann one thing is certain – we’ll be seeing a lot of her in the coming months.

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Vogue Paris September / Ph. Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (Art Partner)

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W Magazine September / Ph. Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (Art Partner)

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Gucci F/W 14 Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (Art Partner)

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Moschino F/W 14 Steven Meisel

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Vogue Paris August / Ph. Mario Sorrenti (Art Partner)

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Love Magazine / Ph. David Sims

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