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Yesterday houses like Christian Dior and Giambattista Valli continued the Couture Week affair. Outside the shows, Melodie Jeng caught the models dressed-down and stylish, acting casual like any proper Parisienne would.

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Sabina Lobova & Irina Liss
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Sasha Pivovarova
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Rachel Finninger
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Ola Rudnicka
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Lexi Boling
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Leelee Sobieski & Daria Strokous
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Karly Loyce
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Inga Dezhina
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Hedvig Palm & Emmy Rappe
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Harleth Kuusik & Molly Bair
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Alexandra Elizabeth Ljadov

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Paris Haute Couture is in full swing after Atelier Versace yesterday. During the who’s who of high-fashion, Melodie Jeng was there to capture the post-show Parisian blocks bristling with top models in their Haute cliques.


Vanessa Moody, Maartje Verhoef and Julia van Os

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Stella Lucia

Mariacarla Boscono

Ondria Hardin

Mica Arganaraz

Marjan Jonkman

Fei Fei Sun

Anja Rubik

July 1st, 2015 by Irene Ojo-Felix
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Donna Karan by Inez and Vinoodh

It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to one of the most prolific designers of our lifetime, Donna Karan, who announced yesterday that she was stepping down from her namesake line of over 30 years, with LVMH suspending the runway shows and collections “for a period of time.” The 66-year-old designer who set the standard for American fashion will stay on with the company in an advisory role and focus her attention to the Urban Zen Company and Foundation that she co-founded with Sonja Nuttall. Karan started the label in 1984 with her late husband, Stephan Weiss and Takiyho Inc., after her position as head of design at Anne Klein. Yet, with the end of one of Donna’s lines means another will live on with the continuation of the DKNY brand headed by newly named creative directors Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne.

Donna had many muses including some of the most recognizable women in the world like Iman, Kate Moss, Milla Jovovich and Amber Valetta. Here’s just a few of our favorite campaigns of the last decade including Karen Elson, Karlie Kloss, Andreea Diaconu, Erin Wasson and more. We’ll miss you Donna.

To see more of her iconic campaigns click here.

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Karlie Kloss S/S 13 by Patrick Demarchelier.

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Adriana Lima S/S 14 by Russell James

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Andreea Diaconu S/S 15 by Peter Lindbergh

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Erin Wasson S/S 05 by Peter Lindbergh

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Bianca Balti F/W 05 by Peter Lindbergh

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July 1st, 2015 by Steven Yatsko
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Frustrated by observing the lack of diversity in the industry and the dangerous message that one ideal fits all I felt there was a real need to voice a different approach. So when on a last train home from Paris whilst chatting with Valerie, we found common ground in our observations – the idea for Beauty Papers was born” says Maxine Leonard, co-founder of Beauty Papers.

Beauty Papers, a new beauty magazine, launches Issue 0, the “Foundation Issue”, previewed exclusively here on Models.com. The brainchild of Maxine Leonard and Valerie Wickes, it features pages packed with bold beauty and essays aiming to liberate the stale state of affairs.

The punchy stories are teamed by the skin-obsessed, expert in conjuring new modes of makeup. Paola Kudacki, Benjamin Puckey and Kevin Ryan keep the skin palette crisp and simple on Sarah Brannon: water and glossy patina. Bruno Staub, Maxine Leonard and Romina Manenti use shadow and brown-hued contouring to a painterly effect. Ben Hassett’s images of muse Guinevere Van Seenus go the way of pure drama–plastics, feathers, and deep color by makeup artist Kanako Takase and hairstylist Recine. Check out the preview below and make sure to get your copy of the magazine to see more.

www.beautypapers.com



Sarah Brannon by Paola Kudacki (Camilla Lowther Management), Styling Natasha Royt (Art + Commerce), Makeup Benjamin Puckey (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management), Hair Kevin Ryan (Art + Commerce), Nails Casey Herman





Sabina Lobova by Bruno Staub (Chris Boals Artists CBA), Styling Way Perry, Makeup Maxine Leonard (Jed Root), Hair Romina Manenti (Home Agency), Nails Elisa Ferri (See Management)



Lida Fox by Benjamin Lennox (Management + Artists), Styling Phoebe Arnold, Makeup Mathias van Hooff (Management + Artists), Hair Neil Moodie (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management)



Crista Cober by Miguel Reveriego, Styling Ada Kokosar (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY), Makeup Ozzy Salvatierra (New York: Streeters New York, Los Angeles: Streeters Los Angeles), Hair Peter Gray (Home Agency), Nails Naomi Yasuda (Streeters New York), Casting by Beth Dubin



Guinevere Van Seenus by Ben Hassett, Styling Jaime Kay Waxman (Tim Howard Management), Makeup Kanako Takase, Hair Recine, Nails Madeline Poole (BRIDGE Artists), Casting by Beth Dubin

June 30th, 2015 by Mitch Ryan
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Sunday was the last day of Paris Men’s Fashion Week and to recap Model.com’s men’s fashion editor, Jonathan Shia, highlights his favorite male model moments.

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Zikale and Simon Skitch at Lanvin

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Zhao Qinghe and Anthony Gilardot at Kenzo

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Tim Schuhmacher at Dries Van Noten

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Tommaso de Benedictis at La Perle

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Jackson Hale before the Valentino show

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Thibaud Charon and Sven de Vries after Melinda Gloss

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The finale at Dries Van Noten

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Thibaud Charon and Rhys Pickering at Berluti

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TAO Dance Theatre performing at Y-3

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Serge Rigvava, Ted Le Sueur, Marc Schulze and Piero Mendez after Raf Simons

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Rhys Pickering

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Serge Rigvava at Dior Homme

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Piero Mendez, Rhys Pickering and Sven de Vries at Phillip Lim

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Niels Trispel and Matthieu Gregoire

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Max Streetley and Daisuke Ueda at Berluti

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Niels Trispel and Dominik Hahn at Kolor

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Max Streetley and Ben Allen at 3.1 Phillip Lim

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Max Esken and his Y-3 hair

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Luca Stascheit and Hugh Laughton Scott at 3.1 Phillip Lim

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Luca Stascheit and Piero Mendez

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Laurie Harding, Rhys Pickering and Callum Rockall at Dries Van Noten

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Julien Sabaud, Guerrino Santulliana, Dimytri Lebedyev and Anthony Gilardot at Berluti

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Jeroen Smits at his Issey Miyake fitting

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Hugh Laughton Scott at Dior Homme

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Erik van Gils and Frederik Ruegger at Kolor

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Harvey James, Jonas Kloch and Charlie James

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Darwin Gray

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Finale at Dries Van Noten

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Charlie James and Yannick Abrath at Berluti

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Charlie James and Marc Schulze at Dior Homme

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Bom Chan Lee, Nash Bajart and Sang Woo Kim at 3.1 Phillip Lim

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Charlie Ayres Taylor and Erik van Gils at Kenzo

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Benjamin Jarvis, Parker van Noord and Sven de Vries at Berluti

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Arnis Cielava and Finnlay Davis at Lanvin

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Ben Allen and Felix Gesnouin after Melinda Gloss

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Anthony Gilardot and Arthur Gosse at 3.1 Phillip Lim

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Alexander Beck and Felix Gesnouin at Berluti

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Abiah Hostvedt and Jos Whiteman at 3.1 Phillip Lim

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Adam Butcher and Roberto Sipos after Walter Van Beirendonck

June 29th, 2015 by Steven Yatsko
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June 26th, 2015 by Mitch Ryan
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Elle Muliarchyk goes underground with Aline Weber envisioning the Brazilian model in all sorts of mercurial nighttime hues. Smokey and romantic is the team’s beauty motif, partnering the bold rouges with playful accents. The after-hour glam is the creation of Sir John while the carefree hair is courtesy of David von Cannon. Designer Zana Bayne provides her ultra-femme leather harnesses to the mix to vamp it up and add to the rebellious look.

Photographer Elle Muliarchyk
Model Aline WeberNext New York
Hair David von Cannon ( Streeters)
Makeup Sir John (Streeters)
Stylist Zana Bayne and Todd Pendu
Manicurist Geraldine Holford
Producer Jazmin Alvarez
Retouching Anthony Goble
Shot at George Brown Studio

June 26th, 2015 by Irene Ojo-Felix
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Paris men’s fashion week is rolling along and Melodie Jeng is capturing all the cool style from the city of love for Models.com. See your favorite runway standouts running through the streets below!

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Abiah Hostvedt

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Ben Allen & Andrew Westermann

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Dominik Sadoch

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Jacob Bird & Benjamin Jarvis

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Matvey Lykov

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Michael Bernasiak

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Ryan Hassaine

June 25th, 2015 by models.com
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Menswear mania continues as Paris Fashion Week kicked off yesterday. Of course, the cobbled streets were alive with au courant models of both sexes ready to be snapped by photographer Melodie Jeng for Models.com.

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Michael Lockley
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Richard Biedul
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Saskia de Brauw
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Nykhor Paul
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Yassine Rahal and Marie Meyer
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Mica Arganaraz
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Felix Gesnouin
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Aymeline Valade

June 22nd, 2015 by Irene Ojo-Felix
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Colorist Aura Friedman by photographer Tom Munro. All images courtesy of Aura Friedman

The world of Technicolor dreamcoat hues has caught on quickly in modeling as the sure fire way to get noticed. Colorist extraordinaire, Aura Friedman, stands as one of the leaders for the trend having transformed tresses into every pigment imaginable for magazines like Teen Vogue, Marie Claire, i-D, and Wonderland. Models like Soo Joo Park, Charlotte Carey, & Aline Weber have put their strands in her hands to transform them into shades of a Pantone color wheel, from Aruba blue to Papaya to Celestial blond. We talked with the hair painter about the altering nature of hair dye, the importance of individuality, and who she can’t wait to get her hands on next.

There was a time when Friedman remembers changing a model’s hair to an unexpected color wasn’t as accepted as now. “My first transformation of Soo Joo we thought ‘This is going to be insane! People are going to go crazy’ and it literally took a year before people really caught on.” But when they did, it was an explosion. From campaigns with Chanel to walking for Tom Ford, Soo Joo’s path blasted to the top with a L’Oreal Paris contract cementing her place amongst fashion’s elite.

Yet, it’s not always as easy as piling on the toner for every model that walks through Friedman’s door. The master stresses that personality has more to do with carrying the look than anything. “Just like an actress can become type casted, it’s easy for a model to become type casted when it comes to wild colored hair. I think that there are very special girls, like Charlotte Free, Yuan Bo Chao, or Chloe Norgaard, that are the exception but I don’t think that’s the case for every model who dyes their hair those colors.” With the added factor of maintenance, it brings to question just how many barrels of Manic Panic or Pravana will it take to stand out to casting directors come September?

And, why this sudden push for unnatural shades on the runway and in reality? Friedman theorizes, “it’s not the 80s anymore where people have to conform and be a part of society’s boxes. We have a lot of dot-comers that look however they want and move into the upper echelon. It’s more about wearing on the outside what you’re feeling on the inside.” Silver-gray and cotton candy pink dyed hair has almost become the norm with models like Marga Esquivel and Fernanda Ly taking on the brazen hues with ease. Only time will tell how long this painterly trend will stick but for now, the artsy strands are a refreshing departure from what nature intended.

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Photographer – Enrique Badulescu (Art Partner) for Teen Vogue, Model – Ashley Smith

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Photographer – Dario Catellani (New York: ArtList NY, Paris: ArtList Paris) for Lurve Magazine, Model – Soo Joo Park

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Photographer – Benjamin Vnuk (LUNDLUND) for Styleby Magazine, Model – Charlotte Carey

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Photographer – Michael Casker for Schön Magazine, Models – Jessica Strother & Abiah Hostvedt

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