Friday, October 29, 2010

Harper's Bazaar November 2010 Editorial: Rianne ten Haken, ph: Nick Haymes, stylist: Brana Wolf

Nick Haymes photographed Rianne ten Haken for Harper's Bazaar on June 22-23, 2010 in Rochester, New York with stylist Brana Wolf.

Harper's Bazaar November 2010 Editorial
Model: Rianne ten Haken
Photographer: Nick Haymes
Stylist: Brana Wolf
Makeup: Kaori Yanagida
Hair: Rudi Lewis

Dorothea Barth Jorgensen Video Interview

Cushnie et Ochs Spring 2011: Naty Chabanenko, ph: Hugh Lippe, stylist: Nicole Vitagliano

Hugh Lippe photographed Naty Chabanenko for Cushnie et Ochs on October 2, 2010 in Paris with stylist Nicole Vitagliano.

Cushnie et Ochs Spring 2011
Model: Naty Chabanenko
Photographer: Hugh Lippe
Stylist: Nicole Vitagliano
Retouching: Shane Lee Lyons

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Harper's Bazaar November 2010 Editorial: Dorothea Barth Jorgensen, ph: Roe Ethridge, stylist: Heidi Bivens

Roe Ethridge photographed Dorothea Barth Jorgensen for Harper's Bazaar on September 16, 2010 at Drive In Studios with stylist Heidi Bivens.

Harper's Bazaar November 2010 Editorial
Model: Dorothea Barth Jorgensen
Photographer: Roe Ethridge
Stylist: Heidi Bivens
Makeup: Francelle
Hair: Esther Langham

New Viktoriya Sasonkina Polaroids

"Flair in Love" Video: Katrin Thormann by Sandro Suppnig

Sandro Suppnig directed Katrin Thormann for Austrian Flair on June 25, 2010 on Long Island with stylist Patrick Mackie.

"Flair In Love" Video
Model: Katrin Thormann
Director: Sandro Suppnig
Stylist: Patrick Mackie
Makeup: Benjamin Puckey
Hair: Ben Skervin

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

NAAG - Annabelle Tsaboukis, ph: Anna Rose, stylist: Tracy Cyprow

Anna Rose photographed Annabelle Tsaboukis for NAAG on September 27, 2010 in New York with stylist Tracy Cyprow.

NAAG Editorial
Model: Annabelle Tsaboukis
Photographer: Anna Rose
Stylist: Tracy Cyprow
Hair/Makeup: Bryan Lynde

Full editorial can be seen at

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Spanish Vogue November 2010 Video: Iselin Steiro and Toni Garrn, ph: David Vasiljevic

David Vasiljevic hotographed Iselin Steiro and Toni Garrn for Spanish Vogue on July 1, 2010 in Oslo.

Spanish Vogue November 2010 Editorial
Models: Iselin Steiro and Toni Garrn
Photographer: David Vasiljevic

Monday, October 25, 2010

Selita Ebanks at Kanye West's "Runaway" Premier

Calvin Klein Collection wardrobed Selita Ebanks for the New York City premiere of Kayne West’s film, “Runaway,” held Tursday evening in New York City.

Selita wore a custom gunmetal crystal embroidered mini dress designed by the brand’s Women’s Creative Director, Francisco Costa.

West’s debut film, “Runaway,” is the accompaniment to his upcoming album, “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.” The 35 minute film, created and directed by West, stars himself with Ms. Ebanks.

Selita Ebanks in Kanye West's "Runaway"


Kanye West's highly anticipated debut film, "Runaway," finally arrived on Saturday (October 23) and proved to be the "ambitious" effort that fans who previewed the short have been raving about for weeks.

The film's narrative focuses on the ill-fated relationship between West and a phoenix that plummets from the cosmos (Selita Ebanks). Their union is torn apart after the otherworldly creature is discriminated against for her curious behavior and features. Buoyed by West's soulful soundtrack, comprised of G.O.O.D. Friday joints and tracks slated for his forthcoming fifth LP, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, the film's subtexts include themes of social ostracism and rebirth — issues the MC has said he identifies with.

The movie opens with West bolting furiously down a road tucked away in a forest, his partially unbuttoned shirt flapping against his bare chest. A fireball careening through the clouds lights up the screen as the voice of Nicki Minaj, affecting a colorful British brogue, cryptically introduces the film.

Then it's back to the picturesque country road. A sleek sports car motors along as the film's first song begins, which features West spitting lyrics like, "Too many Urkels on your team/ That's why your wins low," a line he dropped during his 2010 BET Hip-Hop Awards cypher. Suddenly, the MTX Tatra Yeezy's driving crashes, and when he gets out to inspect the damage, he finds a phoenix lying in the road. West carries the fallen creature away from the scene as balls of fire continue to erupt behind them.

The next scene begins with the phoenix sleeping and twitching on a couch in a clean, minimalist room. She starts to awaken as a news report blathers on about a comet that set off a raging blaze and is startled when the broadcast is suddenly flicked off. West appears holding a remote, looks into the camera and utters the film's first few lines of dialogue: "First rule in this world, baby, don't pay attention to anything you see in the news."

During the next few sequences, as the phoenix hangs out in West's backyard and begins to discover her new surroundings, the pair's relationship blossoms as well. The phoenix sways as West knocks out a chopped-up revamp of "Power" on an MPC. A kid decked out in all-red, clutching a baton that spews crimson smoke into the air, heralds one of the film's most dramatic moments. As the megastar-studded collabo "All the Lights" kicks in, fireworks streak the sky and a marching band clad in crimson-colored ensembles appears. The crew leads a giant bust of Michael Jackson's head, as the phoenix and West look on in delight, clutching each other's hands. West's "Lights" lyric "Something wrong, I hold my head/ MJ gone, that n---a dead" blares as the procession continues and eerie-looking marchers sporting pointed red hoods bring up the rear.

In the following scene, the phoenix stumbles through a lesson on dining etiquette, clumsily practicing how to sip from a teacup with her long gilded talons. The moment foreshadows the subsequent scene and climax of the film — a formal dinner party.

The phoenix and West enter an expansive white hall to the buttery strains of 'Ye's second G.O.O.D. Friday release, "Devil in a New Dress." Seated at a large banquet table are several cocoa-skinned diners dressed in white; they shoot disapproving glares at the duo. The phoenix has dressed up her look with a gilded headpiece but disgusts her fellow diners with her inelegant table manners. West seems amused by the scene until the guest next to him strikes up an unsettling conversation.

The man leans in, saying, "Your girlfriend is really beautiful," and West replies proudly, "Thank you."

"Do you know she's a bird?" the guest queries.

"Naw, I never noticed that," Yeezy deadpans, looking pained.

"I mean, like, leave the monkey in the zoo," the man responds.

The brief exchange appears to upset West, who crosses the room and begins to punch out wobbly versions of the otherwise crisp opening notes of "Runaway" on an out-of-tune piano.

Instantly, a wave of dancers sporting black tutus crash the affair and bust out a mix of classical ballet and contemporary footwork. The guests continue to dine as West performs, raising their glasses at one point as the song, which salutes "douche bags," plays on. West climbs atop the piano and belts out "Run away from me, baby!" before the camera circles the company of dancers now frozen in place. Then, several lead dancers take turns at solos, which are spliced together in a seamless, slow-motion montage. The ladies gyrate, execute pas de bourrées and agile arabesques as the garbled Auto-Tuned vocals and choppy violins of the song's extended outro chirp away. When West, still holding court at the piano, puts his hand over his heart, the dancers thunder out as quickly as they came and the diners applaud.

However, the occasion comes to an unfortunate end when the main course is served. A large, plated feathered turkey is set in front of the phoenix. She begins wailing in agony at the sight, wings splayed, her screams driving away the dinner guests. West sits quietly, looking dejected.

Later, as the couple sit on his roof, she asks where statues come from. However, as 'Ye begins to explain, she cuts him off and insists sculptures that populate the globe are just phoenixes that have been turned to stone by a rigid society and declares she has to "burn" and return home.

"Do you know what I hate most about your world?" she asks West. "Anything that is different you try to change. You try to tear it down." West begs her to stay and they make love, the phoenix, bathed in red light, writhing on top of West to the balmy, Auto-Tuned a cappella vocals that kick off West's Bon Iver-assisted track "Lost in the World."

West wakes up the following morning alone on the roof and, realizing the phoenix has decided to return to her realm, darts off into the forest, playing out the film's opening scene. But the phoenix has already started her fiery journey back home, outfitted in a golden breastplate. She looks forlorn as she shoots into the sky, leaving behind a brilliant blaze and a desperate West still sprinting through the forest.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Confessional Series Partt II: Britt Maren behind the scenes at Alexander Wang


The countdown has officially begun. In the hours leading up to Alexander Wang’s highly anticipated spring 2011 offering, Britt Maren walks us through her final preparations, emotions, and expectations. The culmination: Maren leads the charge, opening the designer’s collection. Catch her transformation from small-town girl to most-sought-after model in part two of the Confessional series.

See the video at

Hercules Fall 2010 Editorial: Behati Prinsloo, ph: Mariano Vivanco, stylist: Nicola Formichetti

Mariano Vivanco photographed Behati Prinsloo for Hercules Magazine on June 30, 2010 in New York with stylist Nicola Formichetti.

Hercules Magazine Fall 2010 Editorial
Model: Behati Prinsloo
Photographer: Mariano Vivanco
Stylist: Nicola Formichetti
Makeup: Maki Ryoke
Hair: Peter gray

French Vogue November 2010 Cover: Natasha Poly, Ph: Mario Sorrenti

Mario Sorrenti photographed Natasha Poly in October, 2010 in Paris for the November 2010 cover of French Vogue

French Vogue November 2010 Cover
Model: Natasha Poly
Photographer: Mario Sorrenti

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Confessional Series Partt I: Britt Maren behind the scenes at Alexander Wang


In the first part of Alexander Wang's Confessional series, catch fresh-faced Britt Maren’s fittings and run-throughs in the days leading up to her very first collections fashion show. Maren was plucked from relative obscurity in Houston, and her excitement and nervousness are practically palpable—especially in the moments before she undergoes a dramatic makeover at the hands of master colorist Guido Palau. Come to again tomorrow for more on Maren’s road to the spring 2011 runway.

Click here to see the video.

Self Service Fall 2010: Christina Kruse, Ph: Steven Meisel, Stylist: Joe McKenna

The Fall 2010 Issue of Self Service is dedicated to stylist Joe McKenna. The magazine features a section called "Favorite Tearsheets: A subjective selection of Joe McKenna's work".

This tearsheet originally ran in the May 1995 issue of Italian Vogue

Italian Vogue editorial - May 1995
Model: Christina Kruse
Photographer: Steven Meisel
Stylist: Joe McKenna

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Kristy Kaurova by Greg Harris

Mirte Maas Video Diary - New York Magazine


Model Diaries: Mirte Maas Rides Her Motorbike to Alexander McQueen

After she walked for Calvin Klein, Proenza Schouler, and Michael Kors in New York, we armed top model Mirte Maas with a digicam before she jetted off to Europe. The footage we got in return was chock full of appearances from Liu Wen and Caroline Brasch Nielsen, among others. Watch Mirte goof off with Julia Nobis and pose for pictures with fellow Dutchies Lisanne de Jong and Patricia van der Vliet. The brave soul even dared to film during a runway run-through at Chanel. And what's Mirte's mode of transportation between the Valentino and Alexander McQueen shows? Riding her badass motorbike, of course!

See the video here:

Monday, October 18, 2010

"Ten Times Rosie" Behind the Scenes: Rosie Huntington Whiteley

Rankin photographed Rosie Huntington Whiteley on March 28-April 7, 2010 in Los Angeles with stylist Maryam Malkapour.

Qvest Fall 2010 Cover
Model: Rosie Huntington Whiteley
Photographer: Rankin
Stylist: Maryam Malkapour
Makeup: Kathy Jeung
Hair: Yiotis Panayiotou

Yves Saint Laurent Editition 24 - Ginta Lapina by Ezra Petronio, Stylist: Joe McKenna

Eszra Petronio filmed Ginta Lapina for Yves Saint Laurent Edition 24 on Aug 31-Sep 1, 2010 in Paris with stylist Joe McKenna.

Yves Saint Laurent Edition 24
Model: Ginta Lapina
Photographer: Ezra Petronio
Stylist: Joe McKenna

Ralph Lauren Collection Fall 2010 Campaign Video: Valentina Zelyaeva and Lais Ribeiro

Carter Berg photographed Valentina Zelyaeva for the Ralph Lauren Fall 2010 campaign on April 29, 2010 with stylist Michel Botbol.

Ralph Lauren Fall 2010 Campaign
Models: Valentina Zelyaeva and Lais Ribeiro
Photographer: Carter Berg
Stylist: Michel Botbol
Hair: Esther Langham
Makeup: Bonnie Maller

Elle Ukraine November 2010 Cover: Kristy Kaurova, ph: Terry Tsiolis, stylist: Lester Garcia

Terry Tsiolis photographed Kristy Kaurova for Elle on June 20-21, 2010 in New York with stylist Lester Garcia.

Ukraine Elle November 2010 Cover
Model: Kristy Kaurova
Photographer: Terry Tsiolis
Stylist: Lester Garcia
Makeup Artist: Stevie Huynh
Hair: Esther Langham
Casting Director: Anita Bitton/The Establishment

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Commercial - Ginta Lapina, Director: Romain Gavras The Top Ten Models of Spring 2011: Britt Maren

Written by Brittany Adams for

The Top Ten Models of Spring 2011

Britt Maren (Women)

This Texas-raised Swede racked up an impressive tally of bookings, including Marc Jacobs, Balmain, and Chanel, after making her runway debut in the leadoff spot at Alexander Wang. Britt ensured her standout status when Guido Palau chopped her tawny locks into an edgy, peroxide pixie cut backstage at Balenciaga.

Qvest Fall 2010 Cover: Rosie Huntington Whiteley, Ph: Rankin

Rankin photographed Rosie Huntington Whiteley on March 28-April 7, 2010 in Los Angeles with stylist Maryam Malkapour.

Qvest Fall 2010 Cover
Model: Rosie Huntington Whiteley
Photographer: Rankin
Stylist: Maryam Malkapour
Makeup: Kathy Jeung
Hair: Yiotis Panayiotou

November 2010 Vogue Espana Cover - Caroline Trentini, Iselin Steiro, Toni Garrn, Kasia Struss and Anne Vyalitsyna

Patrick Demarchelier photographed Caroline Trentini, Iselin Steiro, Toni Garrn, Kasia Struss and Anne Vyalitsyna for the cover of Spanish Vogue on July 20, 2010 at Pier 59 Studios, Studio #10 in New York with stylist Belén Antolín.

Vogue Espana November 2010 Cover
Models: Caroline Trentini, Iselin Steiro, Toni Garrn, Kasia Struss and Anne Vyalitsyna
Photographer: Patrick Demarchelier
Stylist: Belén Antolín
Makeup: Brigitte Reiss-Andersen
Hair: Diego Da Silva

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Chronology: a film by Luca Guadagnino featuring Mariacarla Boscono


Mariacarla: Field of Fashion

The Model Wears a Selection from Net-a-Porter on the Set of Luca Guadagnino's Chronology

What happens when you bring three passionate and visionary Italians together to make a film? “Drama of course!,” says model Mariacarla Boscono. Under the direction of Luca Guadagnino and through the lens of director of photography Alessio Bolzoni, Boscono brings a dark and dreamlike romance to Chronology (the director's cut of the film premieres today on NOWNESS). Here we present a photo shoot of Boscono, taken by Bolzoni in the gardens of Harpsden Court, the centuries-old house in Henley-on-Thames, England, where Chronology was shot. These still images offer the chance to linger over the sumptuous clothes seen in the film, which is styled by AnOther Magazine fashion director Cathy Edwards. Referring to Guadagnino's feature film, Edwards says: “In I am Love, Tilda Swinton’s character goes through a transformation that is also reflected in her clothes. I was inspired by this as well as by how Luca uses color to punctuate the narrative.” The garments, curated from the autumn 2010 selection of online luxury retailer Net-a-Porter (who co-produced the project with NOWNESS), reflect key designer trends of the season. “I liked the idea of picking different elements from my five favorites,” explains Edwards; “so you get color from Miu Miu, gothic lace from Christopher Kane, graphic structure from Yves Saint Laurent, etc…” And while the surreal mood of the film elevates the fashion to an otherworldly fantasy, these are covetable clothes that stylish women can actually wear, notes Edwards.

Swedish Elle November 2010 Cover - Anne Vyalitsyna, ph: John Scarisbrick, stylist: Martina Senke

Joshn Scarisbrick photographed Anne Vyalitsyna for the cover of Swedish Elle on June 3, 2010 in Stockholm with stylist Martina Senke.

Swedish Elle November 2010 Cover
Model: Anne Vyalitsyna
Photographer: John Scarisbrick
Stylist: Martina Senke
Makeup: Linda Öhrström
Hair: Martina Senke

Oyster #89 Cover - Martha Streck, ph: Jolijn Snijders

Jolijn Snijders photographed Martha Streck for the cover of Oyster Magazine on August 21, 2010 in New York with stylist Imogene Snijders.

Oyster Magazine Issue #89 Cover
Model: Martha Streck
Photographer: Jolijn Snijders
Stylist: Imogene Barron
Hair: Katsumi Matsuo
Makeup: Ingeborg

Women's Wear Daily October 13, 2010 Cover - Feifei Sun in Celine

Womens Wear Daily October 12, 2010 Cover - Mariacarla Boscono in Givenchy

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture campaign - Ginta Lapina shot by Terry Richardson

Terry Richardson filmed Ginta Lapina for Yves Saint Laurent Cosmetics on May 20-21, 2010 in Paris with stylist Joe McKenna.

Yves Saint Laurent Fall 2010 Cosmetics Campaign
Model: Ginta Lapina
Photographer: Terry Richardson
Stylist: Joe McKenna

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Miu Miu Spring 2011 Show

Miu Miu Spring 2011 Show
Time: October 6, 2010 at 7:00 pm
Designer: Miuccia Prada
Casting Director: Russell Marsh
Models: Kasia Struss, Ginta Lapina, Nimue Smit and Mirte Maas

Kasia Struss

Ginta Lapina

Nimue Smit

Mirte Maas

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Louis Vuitton Spring 2011 Show Video

Louis Vuitton Spring 2011 Show Video
Time: October 6, 2010 at 2:30 pm
Designer: Marc Jacobs
Stylist: Katie Grand
Models: Christina Kruse, Aline Weber, Kasia Struss, Jamie Bochert, Carmen Kass, Bruna Tenorio, Ginta Lapina, Rianne ten Haken, and Britt Maren

Louis Vuitton Spring 2011 Show

Louis Vuitton Spring 2011 Show
Time: October 6, 2010 at 2:30 pm
Designer: Marc Jacobs
Stylist: Katie Grand
Models: Christina Kruse, Aline Weber, Kasia Struss, Jamie Bochert, Carmen Kass, Bruna Tenorio, Ginta Lapina, Rianne ten Haken, and Britt Maren

Christina Kruse

Aline Weber

Kasia Struss

Jamie Bochert

Carmen Kass

Bruna Tenorio

Ginta Lapina

Rianne ten Haken

Britt Maren