In the world of high fashion certain models will come along and change the way we think about beauty. It’s the difference between being a Model and a Muse. A modern beauty, Karen Elson has influenced some of today’s most innovative designers, and remains an inspiring force within the industry. She is the very definition of fashion forward. Her mere presence infuses a futuristic element into any shoot, giving it instant ‘style-cred’ within the community.
Patrick Demarchelier is a voice for today’s disenfranchised youth in, ‘Boom or a Dangerous Game,’ in the October issue of Vogue Russia. Capturing the pent up passion of a lost generation, these images reflect a trend I’m calling, The New Power Punk Movement. More than a popular fashion look, these pictures offer a window into young people’s struggle for identity.
Looking at icons through the eras, ‘The Role Model Issue’ explodes in the Fall 2012 issue of i-D Magazine. Shot by Daniele Duella and Iango Henzi, these stunning images represent the modeling industry through the decades. Each one a powerhouse ‘super-model,’ Linda Evangelista, Stephanie Seymour, Natasha Poly, Amber Valletta, Karen Elson, Isabeli Fontana, Guinevere van Seenus, Kristen McMenamy and Gisele Bündchen all made a supreme mark on fashion at large.
In this twisted take on school-girls gone bad, Thom Kerr delivers in, ‘We Do What We Want,’ for the latest issue of Black Magazine. Things run amok as Josephine Le Tutour, Rhianna Porter and Emily Green channel their wicked ways, in this story of magic & mischief. Not to be taken lightly, our ‘charmed-ones’ conjure up a variety of dark styles, complete with edgy accessories and killer accouterments.
Daniel Jackson celebrates the 70’s scene in the F/W 2012 issue of Another Magazine. A time when musical heroes were known for embodying their characters, heart & soul, this layout is a grand dedication to the decade of decadence. Transport yourself back as models Erjona Ala, Laura Kampman, Maria Bradley and Melissa Stasiuk channel the great icons of era, in this authentic tribute to the Art of Rock/Roll.
September 16, 2012
Published in: Pop Culture
Anna G pops off the page in a violent clash of vibrancy for, ‘The New Day,’ by Marta Macha for the Fall 2012 issue of Dew Magazine. Stylist Marta Morawiecka delights us with a kaleidoscope of color combinations & ultra-modern accessories – complete with a (diamond cut) crystal-blue, gemstone eye patch. Traditional punk meets 80’s rock, for this edgy hybrid style I’m calling, The New Power Punk Movement.
It’s a tale of terror under ‘A Full Moon,’ in Ellen von Unwerth’s ode to 50’s era B-movies, currently showing in the Fall/Winter 2012 issue of Vs. Magazine. Coco Rocha embodies her dual role as Scream-Queen & Object of Desire, in this high-fashion homage to low-budget horror. Celebrating the over-the-top, kitch drama associated with this style of film-making, Unwerth dedicates her vision to the conspicuous exploits of this popular cult genre.
Daphne Groenveld gets ‘A Fresh Start’ in Mariano Vivanco’s dark, romantic cover/editorial for the September issue of Muse Magazine. Wearing a variety of modern looks ranging from hipster-chic to evening-cool, the platinum beauty captures the carefree vibe of youth, by mixing high/low fashion with a rebellious edge.
Bjarne Jonasson takes the art of beauty to the extreme in ‘A Flash in the Dark’ for the September/October issue of Wonderland Magazine. Makeup artist Kelly Cornwell transforms Julia Valimaki into a unique fashion character, with wild paint splatters crawling up her chest/neck, and futuristic, furry eyebrows setting off a sculpted head of plaster of paris hair. This Fall all roads lead to the avant-garde, and Wonderland doesn’t disappoint, with this unique compilation of beauty shots dedicated to this season’s obsession with the extreme arts.
Lost in a lilac paradise, Elizabeth Olsen floats amidst a sea of lavender & lilies, in the September 2012 issue of Bullett Magazine by Jeff Bark. Capturing her sweetly-tenacious quality, Nick Haramis explores the many sides of the young ingenue in, ‘The Charmed Life of Elizabeth Olsen.’ Wearing a variety of high-end designs including Chanel, Balmain, Dior and Marchesa, the the pert beauty is adorned with a punkish-pink wig & bright lips to match – eclectic styling perfect for the self-acclaimed “old soul.” Cast in a halo of light, these ethereal images are a great match for this talented actress that can seem to do no wrong.
September 2, 2012
Published in: Pop Culture
Nothing gets a girl back on her feet like a fabulous cover/editorial, and Vanessa Paradis looks ready for anything on the September 2012 Cover of Jalouse Magazine shot by Alexei Hay. Appearing particularly perky, it’s clear this girl is ready to break out of the background and go leading lady. Newly separated from Johnny Depp, the French beauty appears fresher than ever, in a variety of fashionable styles from designers including, Carven, Maje, Naf Naf, Innamorato and Maison Michel.
Playing a mutant-beauty, Emma Stone captures the art of transformation in this cover/editorial by Mikael Jansson for the September 2012 issue of Interview Magazine. Pop-Culture is so saturated with modern celebrities using their image to control the audience, the idea of ‘transformation’ has lost it’s resonance. And as a society we’ve become so jaded by the concept, the idea of change has no meaning.