The Block Is Hot

April 12th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Nothing better than an early look at new fashion content and the latest issue of The Block Magazine is chock full of striking imagery featuring faves from the worlds of  music, fashion, art and film. Dubbed the “Issue of Marriage Equality” the Block is covered by three standouts, Garbage’s iconic singer the flame haired Shirley Manson, stunning top model Ymre Stiekema and everyone’s favorite poser / artist / actor the quirky Boyd Holbrook.

Of course we don’t judge a mag by its cover alone, because inside The Block there is plenty to love. Jeff Hahn‘s emotive images of real life couples, Tom Allen’s dreamy stills featuring the work of choreographer Justin Peck, Victor Demarchelier‘s NYC themed showcase for  Didier Malige‘s fascinating hair artistry story and Hugh Lippe‘s stark exploration of cutting edge menswear, all caught our eye. Don’t take our word for it of course – have a look at our exclusive preview to see some of the most striking shots inside the issue.

Shirley Manson

Photography Bon Duke – Styling Matthe Violante

Photography  Peter Stanglmayr - Styling  Andreas Kokkino

Photography Catherine Servel - Styling Michelle Cameron – Model Ymre Stiekema

Photography Hugh Lippe - Styling Vanessa Chow

Photography Jeff Hahn

Photography Tom Allen

Photography Victor Demarchelier, Hair Didier Malige,

Boyd Holbrook by Doug Inglish

Share:
  • Facebook
  • MySpace
  • TwitThis
  • E-mail this story to a friend!
  • StumbleUpon
  • Digg
  • Reddit

Posted in: General news

Collective Soul

January 10th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Daniel Jackson celebrates the looks of the season in British Vogues collections special. Shooting the signature pieces from the spring/summer collections as selected by Francesca Burns. Every piece you’d expect to see is there, from the salmon tinted Calvin Klein spaghetti strap shift, to McQueen’s extravagantly detailed chiffon numbers. Added bonus – each ensemble is paired with a girl who elevates the look, from Maria Bradley’s innate edge adding an ounce of cool to Armani’s classic suit, to Elise Crombez showing you exactly how YSL ought to be worn.

Romee Strijd in Calvin Klein

Maria Bradley in Giorgio Armani

Doutzen Kroes in Dolce & Gabbana

Ymre Stiekema in Ralph Lauren

Emily Baker in Donna Karan

Kirsi Pyrhonen in Burberry

Codie Young in Alexander McQueen

Vika Falileeva in Chanel

Kati Nescher in Louis Vuitton

Elise Crombez in Yves Saint Laurent

Share:
  • Facebook
  • MySpace
  • TwitThis
  • E-mail this story to a friend!
  • StumbleUpon
  • Digg
  • Reddit

Posted in: General news

Drive

December 20th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

On the runway Prada’s Spring/Summer mix of car motifs and couch cushion patterns veered towards camp, but in Steven Meisel‘s stunning campaign imagery the very same looks are the perfect blend of elegance and kitsch. Only the very best campaigns can make you rethink a collection, by bringing out its essence. In Meisel’s shots Ymre StiekemaMeghan CollisonKatryn KrugerNatasha Poly & Elise Crombez preen at a gas station on vintage hotrods whose “spiky rear fins and bodies emblazoned with flames reflect the design motifs in the collection.” Press releases aside, the girls are phenomenal, the clothes are elevated to a new threshold and the chunky necklaces from the brand new jewelry collection look like a dream.

Share:
  • Facebook
  • MySpace
  • TwitThis
  • E-mail this story to a friend!
  • StumbleUpon
  • Digg
  • Reddit

Posted in: General news

Diamond Princess

December 15th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

John Akehurst.
Ymre Stiekema.
Sam Ranger.
Exit Magazine.

Stunning Van Cleef & Arpels jewels, luscious fur and one of fashion’s most striking faces, all topped off with festive makeup by Janeen Witherspoon – almost too much extravagance to handle, but somehow we’ll manage.

Share:
  • Facebook
  • MySpace
  • TwitThis
  • E-mail this story to a friend!
  • StumbleUpon
  • Digg
  • Reddit

Posted in: General news

Otherworldly

February 22nd, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Rene Habermacher transforms Ymre Stiekema into an otherworldly beauty for POP with an eerie editorial styled by Isabelle Kontoure. The unique story features art by Efi Spyrou and clothing by Antonio Marras combined to create an appealing sculptural look.

Share:
  • Facebook
  • MySpace
  • TwitThis
  • E-mail this story to a friend!
  • StumbleUpon
  • Digg
  • Reddit

Posted in: General news

Blondes on Blondes

September 2nd, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

POP magazine has a thing for blondes; from Britney Spears on the cover, to the their portfolio of handpicked golden haired ladies, this issue might as well be dedicated to solely to all things blonde. Speaking of that Angus Munro cast portfolio, Jamie Morgan shoots just about every blonde – bleached and otherwise, in this special editorial. Who do you think has the best shot in the story and which blonde beauties should have been a part of this editorial.


Sigrid Agren

Jana Kaye, Constance Jablonski & Hanne B

Ymre Stiekema & Carmen Kass

Candice Swanepoel

Brooklyn Decker & Diana Farkhullina

Hanne Gaby Odiele, Erin Axtell & Tori Praever

Marloes Horst

Ylonka Verheul & Antonella Graef

Kirsty Hume, Doutzen Kroes & Lily Donaldson

Patricia van der Vliet

Shirley Mallman & Kirby Kenny

Vlada Roslyakova, Maryna Linchuk & Abbey Lee Kershaw

Hana Soukupova

Naomi Preizler, Jenny Sinkaberg & Valentina Zeliaeva

Kirsten Owen

Image Credit | Scanned by Fearless123 @ tFS

Share:
  • Facebook
  • MySpace
  • TwitThis
  • E-mail this story to a friend!
  • StumbleUpon
  • Digg
  • Reddit

Posted in: General news

Bits & Bytes: Beauties by Emanuela

April 14th, 2010 |Posted by Betty

6a00d8341c4f4c53ef01347fd78283970c-800wi

6a00d8341c4f4c53ef01347fd78319970c-pi
Made in Brazil posted beautiful shots shot by Victoria’s Secret favorite Emanuela de Paula backstage at a Brazilian fashion show of her fellow Brazilian bombshells. As he says, “You gotta love a model for taking really beautiful pictures as opposed to just snapping them on a blackberry or an iPhone and posting them on twitter.” We say, AMEN!
View more of Emanuela’s pictures here.

——————————-

Fashion news:
Raise your hand if you love uberstylist and editor Polly Mellen.

Julie Gilhart from Barney’s is Stylefile’s Future of Fashion interview part 5.

Julia Restoin-Roitfeld and her friend, casting director Natalie Joos go through Julia’s closet.

We think this is Anna Dello Russo‘s blog because it is just too fabulous not to be.

If you STILL do not know who Malcolm Mclaren was (and you know who you are), go here to read about his importance to pop culture and fashion. Here’s Cathy Horyn’s tribute to him: call me crazy but doesn’t young Vivienne Westwood look like Lara Stone here?

We are big fans of Siki Im (look for our upcoming special shots from his F/W 10 show). The Nowness has an arresting video of his collection which was inspired by “American Psycho” (video from Wardenclyffe).

Modeling news:

Ponyryder interviews Dutch beauty Ymre Stiekema

Emme is a plus size model that we adore and is super inspiring.

Alla Kostromichova has won Elle’s Model of the Year award back in her hometown in the Ukraine.

Supermodel Gisele Bundchen has a new baby, is revered in Brazil and post pregnancy… looks like this. Life sometimes is a tiny bit unfair, no?

Iman is iconic! The CFDA will honor one of our favorite faces EVER!

Check out Mike Z from Chosen Management. How gorgeous!
mz1

And Brazilian beauty Ramon from Made in Brazil.
6a00d8341c4f4c53ef01347fb80139970c-800wi

Share:
  • Facebook
  • MySpace
  • TwitThis
  • E-mail this story to a friend!
  • StumbleUpon
  • Digg
  • Reddit

Posted in: General news

Dutch Masters

September 29th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

Modeling moves in cycles and every few seasons it seems as though there is another set of great girls hailing from a new place. This season is all about stunning Dutch girls and it is easy to see why. Who better to embody the classicism and straightforward prettiness that defines the current look than the beauties of the Netherlands? As established Dutch models like Lara Stone and Ymre Stiekema lead the pack a host of new faces have been steadily gaining prominence these past few seasons, here is a crash course in the Dutch faces to watch.

pat

Patricia van der Vliet : With a Prada exclusive and a super selective New York season under her belt, Patricia is definitely a face to watch for Paris. Wouldn’t her perfect proportions and cool beauty look just right at Lanvin or YSL?

mirte

Mirte Maas : The stunning Mirte has a slot on the Top 10 Newcomers list and has made appearances at Prada, Calvin Klein and every other runway worth talking about. Add in the early editorial buzz and you’ve got a superstar in the making.

bregje

Bregje Heinen : As one of the MVPs of Milan, Bregje is poised to repeat her success in Paris. Though she’s got enviable proportions and a walk that just wont quit, special attention must be payed to that undeniably beautiful face. Pillow lips, an icy blue stare and the kind of sensuality that makes beauty contract dreams come true.

nicola

Nicola Haffmans : With her distinctive feline look and womanly allure, Nicola was among the stars of London Fashion week. Luella, Christopher Kane, Pringle – if there was a hip London runway she was on it. The sleek edge that blew London away will definitely impress Paris.

lisanne1

Lisanne de Jong : Alexander Wang enthusiast and Prada exclusive, Lisanne is a former Model of the Week. Her natural beauty and engaging personality make her stand out from the pack of lanky blondes. Paris should provide nothing but excitement as we can easily envision Lisanne on the most directional runways.

nimue

Nimue Smit : Though she’s only been in the game for a few seasons the enchanting Nimue is already a star in her own right. Prada campaign? Check. Vogue Italia? Check. Another flawless season? Naturally.

annad

Anna de Rijk : Anna has been on a roll since her Prada exclusive last season. With strong editorial work and impeccable seasons in each and every market there is really no stopping this regal classic beauty.

nicole

Nicole Hofman : Quality is better than quantity, with a debut at Burberry that set tongues wagging Nicole Hofman placed herself on the fast track for success. After showing up at Prada looking lovely this very fresh face is all but gauranteed to have an interesting Paris season. Expect to see her on only the most exclusive runways.

Share:
  • Facebook
  • MySpace
  • TwitThis
  • E-mail this story to a friend!
  • StumbleUpon
  • Digg
  • Reddit

Posted in: General news

Previous Posts