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Gigi Hadid Redefines What It Means to ~ Ride Bareback ~

Gigi Hadid redefines what it means to ride bareback in “Gigi Bares it All” by Patrick Demarchelier for Allure Magazine, December ’16. Beth Fenton uses fashion as a frame, surrounding Gigi in a series of see-thru styles. Subtle features expand, lending themselves to the build up of the eyes. While beauty inspires nature, leaving Sally Branka to swoop in with deep blue shadow. Lashes are left naked, as a cerulean shade covers the lids and then finishes below with a soft, yielding echo. 

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Tear Stained Pain Runs Down My Face - I Survived 2016

Olesya Ivanishcheva & Cirkeline Nielsen take a deep breathe in “Beauty At Ease” by William Lords for Models.com. To give is to get… To honor the idea that there is something greater than ourselves… To accept that I won’t be able to understand everything, but I will be able to BELIEVE. A Crown of Thorns is worn to proudly bare out the beauty of the truth. Military goes mainstream with designs that defy our imagination.  

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Gorgeous Gathers Selfie Nation Speaks #thenowsquad Vogue It

The Selfie Cult takes a stand in “#thenowsquad” by Steven Klein for Vogue Italia, November 2016. Gorgeous gathers as the selfie nation speaks. A compelling look at the progression of modern art. These girls revel at the sight of themselves in this quirky piece of pop-art culture. Are they real or are they robots? At first glance we witness a group of vivacious go-getters, young women who appear to be independent thinkers, yet upon closer examination we see the clique crew take over. 

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Snow Filled Lashes Brave "The Cold Wave" of Winter, Vogue It

Alisa Ahmann adapts to change as she braves “The Cold Wave” shot by Txema Yeste for Vogue Italia, November 2016. The camera reflects the art of life, merging the cinema of story with the welcoming of Winter. Feeling the freeze, these poetic pictures capture what many of us are sensing right now. In this politically charged climate some are left feeling out in the cold. Txema shows us that this is (precisely) when we become sure what we’re made of. 

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Rianne Van Rompaey "An Artist of the Floating World" Vogue Uk

Rianne Van Rompaey plays “An Artist of the Floating World” by Tim Walker for Vogue UK, Dec. 2016. Echoed from the ideology of the current climate, this story looks to find the pathways of our collective mind. Walker uses the title of this, 1986 novel, to illustrate the consternation of these troubling times. Art isn’t always a mirror, often it works to echo emotions in such a way as to elevate the raw message. 

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Edie/Birgit Play Naughty Nurses with a Bit of Twist in System #8

Edie Campbell and Birgit Kos borrow the line, spoken by the great Miuccia Prada, in “I Love Uniforms, They Require No Thought” by Norbert Schoerner for System Magazine #8, F/W 2016. Katie Grand brings a theme to this twisted scene, with costumed designs that are meant to please. Haute couture gets a little crazy, giving garbs an incentive to move beyond the visual realm. These items mix creative concept with contextual excess, allowing fashion to freely flow. 

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Iselin Steiro Turns on the Bright Beauty Lights in Pop Magazine

Iselin Steiro drips in decadence as she aims to display in “Couture Italiano” by Sean and Seng for Pop Magazine, F/W 2016. Driven by its filmic edge, this story unfolds like pictures that move. Done with a masterful hand(s), belief is suspended as the mind trip is made. The most compelling element of this quirky tale, is our inability to guess the time it represents. Tom Guinness suspends disbelief as styles submerge us in a state of high stakes couture. 

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Katie Moore Plays a Fallen Angel Seeking Wings by Txema Yeste

Katie Moore plays a fallen angel seeking new wings in “L’ange déchu” by Txema YesteNuméro #178, November 2016. This story presents an opportunity to reconsider the boundaries of certain verbiage. Words have meaning. Here we have placed upon this pictorial our past understanding of the term… fallen angel. So what I offer forth is a challenge. To break free from our “wicked” world, and consider a definition that moves beyond such typical depictions. 

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Gigi Hadid Brings Us Back to Era of Decadence in Vogue Paris

Gigi Hadid brings us back to the decadence of high design in “Vacances Romaines” by Mario Testino for Vogue Paris, November 2016. Art and excess come together to form a fusion of high-end design. Emmanuelle Alt puts her signature twist all over this story by being excessive without being intrusive. Extravagance is the thing is this inventive mix of vintage and Au courant. This bold combination could be on a collision course of creativity, but instead, it sits in the high hands of Emmanuelle. 

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Yuka Mannami Delivers a Dark Treat "Modern Love" i-D Japan

Yuka Mannami delivers a delicious treat in “Modern Love” by Mario Sorrenti for i-D Japan, Fall 2016. Halloween comes but once a year designed to defy your fears. Even dreams can make you scream… as art and fashion blend in this daring take on the season of scary. Sorrenti brings the night into place as darkness deigns to take shape. Alastair McKimm celebrates costumed creations with fashions that are simple yet intoxicating.