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The Antidote

November 30th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

With a fresh perspective and a wealth of creativity, Antidote provides a cure for the common fashion magazine. Devised as an alternative to traditional fare, the magazine gives one photographer free range to interpret an editorial theme via a variety of photo stories. The inaugural issue tackles the topic of denim with a series of breathtaking shoots created by Thomas Lagrange and editor in chief Yann Weber, plus accompanying articles that detail the history and mythology of everyone’s favorite wardrobe staple.

Eniko Mihalik by Thomas Lagrange

Jacquelyn Jablonski

Alana Zimmer

Caroline Brasch Nielsen

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Super Duper

November 30th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Gisele.
Meisel.
Together again for an image that screams supermodel. VI presents your first look at Spring 2011 and it looks very good indeed.

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Makeover Monster

November 29th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Another day, another tantalizing glimpse at Tom Ford‘s issue of Vogue Paris. This time around the editorial is shot by Mr. Ford himself and styled by none other than Carine Roitfeld. Considering the duo’s lengthy history of creating controversy inducing imagery together at Gucci, it is only natural that this story pushes a few buttons. Ford’s surgery-centric tale of a woman’s body modifications, looks eeriely similar to the classic Makeover Madness special from Vogue Italia, but with Crystal Renn in the starring role and an extra layer of sex added into the mix, it is just different enough to keep us interested.




Image Credit | Fashion_Screen

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The Biz : J. Crew Sold

November 29th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle



Liu Wen and Tom Pecheux in China for the launch of Estee’s Pure Color Collection

In a surprising move, J.Crew has been sold for over 3 Billion, NY Times explains the logic behind the sale and the history of iconic chief exec Millard S. Drexler. | NYT

Black Friday sales go through the roof, but does that mean an upbeat outlook for the holiday season? | The Atlantic

Estee Lauder heads to China with great fanfare, Women’s Wear Daily reports: “The new China campaign was kicked off Nov. 19 in Beijing with a fashion show and party that boiled over into an ecstatic homecoming for Liu Wen. Liu, a native of the Chinese capital, was named Estée Lauder’s first Chinese global brand representative earlier this year. The show and press reaction was described by one onlooking executive as a heady response “not rivaled since the launch of Opium in New York City” in 1978.” | WWD

McQueen takes full control of their McQ line “following the expiration of its licensing pact with Italy’s SINV SpA” | WWD

How exactly will the charges of tax fraud impact D&G’s bottom line? | Luxury Daily

Alexa Chung broadens her horizons with a new show on PBS, will public television viewers embrace fashion’s it-girl? | NYT

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Don’t Miss: Turkey Day!

November 24th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 24th

What better way to spend the holiday than surrounded by friends and family, eating Turkey and watching the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade? This year’s lineup of performers is especially exciting, with appearances by Gladys Knight, The Roots, Kylie Minogue and our favorite, Kanye West. Get pumped by taking a peak at his Bowery Ballroom performance.

Interested in spending your Thanksgiving helping those less fortunate? Check out this great guide to volunteering.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 25th

Black Friday is going to be epic as always. Be sure to prepare yourself for the fray with the Washington Post’s guide to all things Black Friday. Stay safe while shopping, no deal is worth risking injury!

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 26th

Take in a little art this weekend at the debut exhibition of artist, Sophie Crumb – DCKT has plenty of eclectic and interesting stuff to view from the daughter of R. Crumb.

MDC WISHES EVERYONE A HAPPY THANKSGIVING, WE’LL BE BACK ON MONDAY NOV, 29th!!

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The Future…

November 24th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Can you believe it is already time for 2011 magazines? The new Vogue Nippon gives us a stunning image of Gisele Bundchen by Mario Sorrenti, but what else will 2011 bring to the world of magazines? Leave a comment telling us what you’d like to see more of in magazines in the upcoming year.

And speaking of the future, take a peak at Vogue Paris’ 2011 calendar by Mikael Jansson featuring Daria Werbowy; It doesn’t get hotter than this.

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mdc ♥’s : my beautiful dark twisted fantasy

November 23rd, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

A weekly roundup of things we’re into

Time to start picking up those coffee table tomes, everyone knows they make great holiday gifts. One notable title has to be Taschen’s limited edition Pucci retrospective. Covered in the brand’s signature statement patterns and filled with historical details about founder, Emilio Pucci’s rise to prominence, this is a must have.

Jeff Koons + Kiehl’s and an excuse to stock up on body lotion - what is not to love about this? Plus all of the profits go to support The Koons Family Institute, an initiative of the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children.

What list would be complete without Mr. West? Given that he is already hip hop’s most fashionable gentleman and a noted model appreciator we’ve always had a soft spot for Kanye. Critics are already calling his latest album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy a masterpiece and with its boundary pushing songs it most definitely counts as required listening. Check it out on iTunes.

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Men of Honor

November 23rd, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Edward Kim brings together some of the industry’s biggest male models for Details magazine’s special editorial by John Balsom. The male supermodels are in full effect and looking phenomenal in laid back styles chosen by Allan Kennedy.


Oriol Elcacho

Tyson Ballou

RJ Rogenski

Brad Kroenig

Ben Hill
Arthur Kulkov
Tommy Dunn


Sasha Knezevic

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