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Nobody Does It Better

October 15th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Gisele Bundchen.
Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin
Emmanuelle Alt.
Vogue Paris

A November beauty special to remember! Gisele goes full glam with makeup by Yadim and hair by Christiaan, the end result is perfection as always.


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First Look : Blown Away

July 9th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Anyone who paid close attention to the collections can tell you about the season’s biggest trend – volume, but few can bring it to life the way V Magazine can. Sølve Sundsbø and Beat Bolliger take the larger than life proportions glimpsed on the runway and capture them in all their expansive glory on the back of Suvi Koponen. Luxe pieces from Giorgio ArmaniPradaDior and Chanel are showcased in glorious fashion and the explosive hair by Didier Malige works perfectly with the voluminous theme.

Makeup – Yadim | Nails – Honey (Exposure NY)






All Images Solve Sunsbo for V Magazine | Images Courtesy V Magazine 

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Second Cummings

May 16th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Eliza Cummings is back and better than ever! Fresh off a solid show season the Brit phenom is racking up editorial mileage in all the coolest magazines, gracing the pages of Dazed & Confused, Vogue China and i-D Magazine with new stories that showcase her versatility. No matter the scenario Eliza manages to exude the kind of nonchalant cool that will always be in high demand.

159951-800wVogue China | Photographer: Daniel Jackson | Fashion Editor: Alastair McKimm | Hair: Didier Malige | Makeup: Yadim | Model: Eliza Cummings | See more in MDC Fashion Database


Dazed & Confused | Photographer: Ruth Hogben  | Fashion editor: Katie Shillingford  | Model: Eliza Cummings | See more in MDC Fashion Database



i-D Magazine | Photographer: Alasdair McLellan | Fashion Editor: Jonathan Kaye (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists) | Hair: Tina Outen | Makeup: Lucia Pica | Model: Eliza Cummings | See more in MDC Fashion Database



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First Look : Interview Germany

April 17th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Interview Germany‘s latest issue is a bold mix of chic stories from top tier talent. With newly appointed, International Fashion Director, Julia von Boehm joining fashion director, Klaus Stockhausen for the first time the May issue represents something of a turning point for the publication. From the start you know you’re in for something different; two covers grab your attention, one featuring iconic German actress, Katja Riemann and the other starring top model Cara Delevingne as a doe-eyed vamp. Inside the magazine is dominated by imagery with attitude – the content that runs the gamut from sexy – Ben Hassett‘s avant-garde beauty story starring Marie Piovesan is sure to quicken your pulse, to simply captivating, Sebastian Faena shoots Magda Laguinge like we’ve never seen her before.  Casting by Samuel Ellis Scheinman.

Don’t take our word for it – get a first look inside the brand new issue of Interview Germany.


Ph. Peter Lindbergh | Model – Cara Delevingne



Ph. Ben Hassett | Model – Marie Piovesan | Hair – Akki Shirakawa | Makeup – Yadim




Ph. Sebastian Faena | Styling – Julia von Boehm | Model – Magda Laguinge | Hair – Shay Ashual | Makeup – Jeanine Lobell



Ph. Charlotte Wales | Styling – Clare Byrne | Models – Dauphine Mckee and Muriel Beal | Hair – Wesley O’Meara | Makeup – Justine Purdue




Ph. Olaf Wipperfürth | Styling – Klaus Stockhausen | Star – Katja Riemann |

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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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

10polinainstyleInStyle UK – Ph. Arved Colvin-Smith | Styling: Amanda Bellan | Hair: Soichi Inagaki | Make-up: Natsumi Narita |Manicure: Katie Jane Hughes


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


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


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

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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.



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,


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

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East Meets West

November 13th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Asia and its diverse cultures have long had an unmistakable impact on the industry, but in recent years the influence has been especially prevalent. The growth of the Asian market and the rise of a new generation of influential Asian talents has prompted designers and photographers to look East in search of inspiration. The F/W runways were filled with pieces whose details seemed cribbed from traditional Chinese, Japanese, and Korean fashions. Two fresh editorials showcase the season’s East Asian-inspired fashions in uniquely beautiful ways.

First Fabien Baron reinterprets the myth of the samurai in Interview with a striking and suitably stark story that owes as much to history as it does to larger-than-life, action-packed anime. Meghan Collison stars in Baron’s expressive fantasy and brandishes a katana as she poses in looks from Haider Ackermann, Gareth Pugh, and Issey Miyake. Karl Templer‘s styling prowess is on full display, even as he mixes together the perfect modern approximation of the samurai look. | View the full story on

Vogue China‘s interpretation is no less elegant, but the approach is softer and sexier. Karim Sadli shoots the always alluring Liu Wen in pieces that focus on rich embroidery and detailed pattern. Set against the refined backdrop of an airy drawing room and featuring a host of Balmain, Proenza, and Dries van Noten selected by Alastair McKimm, the story offers an alternative imagining of this look. There are no well-dressed warriors or brandished swords, just a beautiful girl looking especially chic.

Interview Magazine
Ph. Fabien Baron
Fashion Editor – Karl Templer
Hair – Luigi Murenu | Makeup – Francelle Daly
Model – Meghan Collison

Zac Posen jacket, Maison Martin Margiela gloves

Haider Ackermann jacket, skirt and belt, Issey Miyake collar, Calvin Klein collar

Gareth Pugh top, collar and boots, Issey Miyake pants

Nicolas Andreas Taralis top

Meghan Collison by Fabien Baron for Interview, November 2012

Vogue China
Ph. Karim Sadli
Fashion Editor – Alastair McKimm
Hair – Yannick D’Is (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists) | Makeup – Yadim

Proenza Schouler dress, Dior shoes

Balmain vest and mini dress, Dior shoes

Dries Van Noten blazer

Jean Paul Gaultier robe,

Liu Wen by Karim Sadli for Vogue China December 2012

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Behind the Scenes: Kenzo

October 9th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Paris fashion week was filled with beautiful moments du jour, but none were quite as cool as KENZO‘s safari chic collection. Filled with references to the original ‘Jungle Jap’ store, started by founder Kenzo Takada and an offbeat eclecticism that looked great on the runway, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim pulled off one of the season’s most inventive showings. Experience what it was like behind the scenes with this incredible video that takes you backstage and into the front row. Enjoy the incredible girls – Fei Fei Sun, Irina Nikolaeva, Ming Xi, Liu Wen, Jeneil Williams, Caroline Brasch Nielsen – the list goes on, the incredible makeup by Yadim and of course the clothes. You’ll feel like you’re right there enjoying a cookie in the front row!

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