An Indian Affair

Fashion photographer Mario Testino travels to the lush locales of India for Vogue India‘s 10th anniversary and the cover story sets the perfect tone for the special guest edited issue. Kendall Jenner, who now is in double digit numbers for international Vogue covers, lands the coveted spot set in the stunning Samode Palace, outside of Jaipur. Outside of the cover shoot, the issue features the rising faces in the industry from Nora Attal, Marjan Jonkman, Kelly Gale, fresh face Nidhi Sunil, and actor Hopper Penn along with some of India’s greatest Bollywood stars Katrina Kaif and Sushant Singh Rajput. To mark the special issue and in support of the charity ‘Girl Rising India’, an effort to end poverty and ensure that girls get a quality education, Testino is selling a limited-edition print of one of the images from the cover story which will be on sale on Mira Mira.

Take a peek at some of the images below and pick up the special issue when it hits newsstands May 4th!

Photographer – Mario Testino | Stylist – Sarajane Hoare (Paris: Home Agency, New York: Home Agency) | Model – Kendall Jenner


Photographer – Mario Testino | Stylist – Anastasia Barbieri (Art Partner) | Model – Nora Attal and Marjan Jonkman


Photographer – Mario Testino | Stylist – George Cortina (Camilla Lowther Management) | Model – Nidhi Suni


Photographer – Mario Testino | Models – Kelly Gale and Hopper Penn


Photographer – Mario Testino | Actress – Katrina Kaif


Photographer – Mario Testino | Stylist – Michael Philouze (Streeters New York) | Actor – Sushant Singh Rajput

Shedding Light on Spring

Spanish men’s magazine Hercules Magazine takes a light touch for spring in a new issue with four covers by Amit, Alessio Boni, Thomas Giddings, and Bruce Weber bordered in a gentle pastel pink. Themed around “A New Light,” the magazine offers a considered take on the new season, from Giddings’s cover feature on actor Karl Glusman to Jan Lehner and Mitchell Belk’s moody feature starring Tim Dibble. Boni teams up with Francesco Sourigues for a poetic exploration of rising gender-bending designer Palomo Spain, while Benjamin Vnuk and Gabriella Norberg find a retro appeal to the season’s prints. Amit and Pau Avia’s street cast story brings a classic eye to a cast of striking individuals, and Louis Bauvir loses himself in Serge Leblon and Benoit Martinengo’s story.

Take an exclusive first look at the new issue below.


Marcos del Río | Photographer – Alessio Boni | Stylist – Francesco Sourigues (De Facto)


Photographer – Amit | Stylist – Pau Avia


Photographer – Bruce Weber


Karl Glusman | Photographer – Thomas Giddings (Creative and Partners) | Stylist – David Vivirido


Tim Dibble | Photographer – Jan Lehner (New York: Webber Represents , London: Webber Represents) | Stylist – Mitchell Belk (Bryant Artists)


Tim Dibble | Photographer – Jan Lehner (New York: Webber Represents , London: Webber Represents) | Stylist – Mitchell Belk (Bryant Artists)


John Zuanich | Photographer – Bruce Weber


Alton Mason | Photographer – Benjamin Vnuk (New York: ArtList, Stockholm: LUNDLUND, Paris: ArtList Paris) | Stylist – Gabriella Norberg


Alton Mason | Photographer – Benjamin Vnuk (New York: ArtList, Stockholm: LUNDLUND, Paris: ArtList Paris) | Stylist – Gabriella Norberg


Luis Toledo | Photographer – Matthieu Lavanchy | Stylist – David Vivirido


Luis Toledo | Photographer – Matthieu Lavanchy | Stylist – David Vivirido


Karl Glusman | Photographer – Thomas Giddings (Creative and Partners) | Stylist – David Vivirido


Karl Glusman | Photographer – Thomas Giddings (Creative and Partners) | Stylist – David Vivirido


Marcos del Río | Photographer – Alessio Boni | Stylist – Francesco Sourigues (De Facto)


Marcos del Río | Photographer – Alessio Boni | Stylist – Francesco Sourigues (De Facto)


Left: Diego Uceda | Right: Juan Jesus Troyano and Marcos del Río | Photographer – Alessio Boni | Stylist – Francesco Sourigues (De Facto)


Photographer – Amit | Stylist – Pau Avia


Photographer – Amit | Stylist – Pau Avia


Louis Bauvir | Photographer – Serge Leblon (Management + Artists) | Stylist – Benoit Martinengo


Louis Bauvir | Photographer – Serge Leblon (Management + Artists) | Stylist – Benoit Martinengo


Liam Samuels | Photographer – Stas Komarovski (New York: D + V Management, London: D + V Management ) | Stylist – Miguel Enamorado (Style Departments)


Left: Luis Cañete | Right: Elioth Vera | Photographer – Gorka Postigo | Stylist – Nono Vázquez


Left: Luis Mba | Right: Marcos del Río | Photographer – Gorka Postigo | Stylist – Nono Vázquez


Left: Marcos del Río | Right: Oscar Kindelan | Photographer – Gorka Postigo | Stylist – Nono Vázquez

Introducing Behind the Blinds

Originally founded by Michael Marson as an online platform to explore what he calls the “fascinating world of all things visual,” Brussels-based Behind the Blinds has now made its way into print, with a second issue just out that celebrates the theme of “No Ordinary Love.” “The magazine is fueled by frequent encounters with an international collective of stylists and photographers,” Marson explains, “and complemented with carte-blanche interventions by invited artists and interviews with creative talents, both established and upcoming.”

With four covers, by Pierre Debusschere, Alexandre Haefeli, Gregory Derkenne, and Marco Van Rijt, the issue delves into passions and loves, offering its contributors the opportunity to explore their own creative ideas with editorial independence. “We give them a platform where they can express themselves freely and deeply,” Marson says. “Following our gut feeling, the challenge is to let go and respect each other’s creative output, to create a chaos of harmonies.”

Marson, an avid fan of visual culture since a young age, says the move to print felt like a necessary change, even as the website attracted contributions from a range of talents like Alessandro dell’Acqua, Paul Smith, and Jean-Charles de Castelbajac. “We realized the web’s limitations,” Marson explains. “It could never equal the quality and feel of a printed copy. We wanted to create a tangible object, a collection of images and points of view. I like very much the idea of discovering something new with every page you turn—like a novel in which you jump from a fashion story to a review to an artist contribution and back again.”

As for the future, that is still to be decided, which is exactly how Marson wants it: “We like to surprise and deviate from the expected paths with every issue. We hope to discover through these orchestrated encounters what is now unknown to us. That is why we give our collaborators a maximum of freedom to express themselves and explore different visions, without compromise.”


Axel at Hakim Model Agency (Brussels) and Juliet at Tomorrow Is Another Day (Cologne) | Photographer – Pierre Debusschere (New York: Art + Commerce, New York: Art + Commerce) | Stylist – Pierre Daras


Roos van Bosstraeten | Photographer – Gregory Derkenne | Stylist – Michael Marson


Lasse Gronkjaer Jensen at Scoop Models (Copenhagen) | Photographer – Marco van Rijt (2DM MANAGEMENT) | Stylist – Oliver Fussing (Linkdetails)


Photographer – Alexandre Haefeli | Stylist – Michael Marson


Joshua Bering | Photographer and stylist – Michael Marson


Vincent Van Duysen | Photographer – Alex Salinas


Anton Schmidt at Scoop Models (Copenhagen) | Photographer – Marco van Rijt (2DM MANAGEMENT) | Stylist – Oliver Fussing (Linkdetails)


Lasse Gronkjaer Jensen at Scoop Models (Copenhagen) and Wilbert Eskildsen | Photographer – Marco van Rijt (2DM MANAGEMENT) | Stylist – Oliver Fussing (Linkdetails)


Photographer – Alexandre Haefeli | Stylist – Michael Marson


Axel at Hakim Model Agency (Brussels) and Juliet at Tomorrow Is Another Day (Cologne) | Photographer – Pierre Debusschere (New York: Art + Commerce, New York: Art + Commerce) | Stylist – Pierre Daras


Axel at Hakim Model Agency (Brussels) | Photographer – Pierre Debusschere (New York: Art + Commerce, New York: Art + Commerce) | Stylist – Pierre Daras


David Trulík | Photographer – Ignazio | Stylist – Thomas Davis


Damien Chapelle | Photographer – Nagib Chtaïb | Stylist – Michael Marson


Dries Van Noten | Photographer – Schohaja


Mathis Magni | Photographer – Nagib Chtaïb | Stylist – Michael Marson


Irina Liss | Photographer – David Alexander Flinn | Stylist – Heathermary Jackson


Roberto Sipos | Photographer – Zeb Daemen | Stylist – Alex Van Der Steen


Jack Chambers | Photographer – Aline & Jacqueline Tappia | Stylist – Alba Melendo


Safari and Iago Santibanez | Photographer – Sean Alexander Geraghty | Stylist – Benoit Bethume


Mateo Garnier | Photographer – Maxime Vigato | Stylist – Pauline Collet


Roos van Bosstraeten | Photographer – Gregory Derkenne | Stylist – Michael Marson


Roos van Bosstraeten | Photographer – Gregory Derkenne | Stylist – Michael Marson

First Look: Narcisse Magazine

For Narcisse Magazine‘s 6th issue, the task was simple enough: nude. The order becomes more obvious–more decidedly understated, less naked–the moment seeing inside any of the 5 cover stories that star the likes of Emily DiDonato, Luma Grothe, Lucky Blue Smith and more. “Nude” celebrates the untampered, untouched and the color itself and done so respectively by each of the magazine’s image-makers with undecorated restraint. Exclusively preview the covers and inside the issue below.


Alessandra Ambrosio by Yu Tsai (Cartel & Co) | Stylist Cat Wennekamp | Makeup Kathy Jeung | Hair Stylist Giannandrea | Art Director Rene Gloor


Daphne Groeneveld by Aingeru Zorita (De Facto) | Stylist Azadeh Zoraghi | Makeup Steven Canavan (L’Atelier NYC) | Hair Stylist Rudy Martins | Manicurist Kelly B (De Facto)


Lucky Blue Smith by Marcin Tyszka (ONIRIM) | Stylist Rene Gloor | Makeup Damian Garozzo | Hair Stylist Helene Bidard (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList)


Emily DiDonato by David Roemer (Atelier Management) | Stylist Azadeh Zoraghi | Makeup Frankie Boyd (Streeters New York) | Hair Stylist Nicolas Eldin (Art Department)


Luma Grothe by Damien Krisl (Cadence) | Stylist Rene Gloor | Makeup Morgane Martini (The Wall Group) | Hair Stylist Jean Baptiste Santens

All stories cast by Amy Lowles

Both Sides Now

The crowd milling about after any fashion show can be separated into two groups—those who walked and those who watched. Most models, no matter how many fashion weeks they’ve done, will tell you that they’ve never actually seen a runway show, but V Man is here to fix that, with a new video that puts British model Patrick O’Donnell in the editor’s seat during the Milan Fall 2017 shows. Dressed in an appropriately varied selection of designer looks, O’Donnell sits front row, hits up the best parties, and heads backstage for quick chats with Donatella Versace, Jeremy Scott, and Dean and Dan Caten of Dsquared2 on a packed trip to the Italian city.

Check out the video below and read more at VMan.