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Gigi Hadid in “Gigi Bares it All” by Patrick Demarchelier for Allure Magazine, 12/16

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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Olesya Ivanishcheva & Cirkeline Nielsen in “Beauty At Ease” William Lords, Models.com

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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#thenowsquad by Steven Klein for Vogue Italia, November 2016

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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Alisa Ahmann in “The Cold Wave” by Txema Yeste for Vogue Italia, November 2016

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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Cierra Skye comes from a place up on high into a world where hope but does fly in ‘Tema e Variazioni‘ by Marcus Ohlsson for Models.com. Like pieces of live installation, these works aren’t seen as human specimens rather that are viewed as carriers of creativity. Up close and personal, Skye comes through the celluloid wall with such visceral display, we are left to merely keep up. 

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Cece Yost in “High Shine” by Kalias for SÝN Magazine, Issue XIX

Cece brings in the sparkle as she sets out to “High Shine” by Kailas for SÝN Magazine, Issue XIX. Her skin is smooth as butter, melting down her body like silk seeking form. Red provides backdrop as each image stokes the fires of true passion. Kailas uses a come-hither stare as a source of enticement, while the overbearing innocence of her countenance cannot be denied. Tiny curls spin around her head like so many secrets waiting to be told. 

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Rianne Van Rompaey ‘An Artist of the Floating World’ by Tim Walker for Vogue UK, 12/16

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 Campbell & Birgit Kos by Norbert Schoerner for System Magazine #8, F/W 2016

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 in “Couture Italiano” by Sean and Seng for Pop Magazine, F/W 2016

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 by Txema Yeste for Numéro #178, November 2016

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 by Mario Testino for Vogue Paris, November 2016

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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“Le Choc Des Pigments” by Ben Hassett for Vogue Paris, November 2016

Jamilla Hoogenboom & Aneta Pajak explore the impact of intensity in “Le Choc Des Pigments” shot by Ben Hassett for Vogue Paris, 11/16. Not merely a function of attraction or a progress of pretty, color is a visual construct. The power of pigments is an intense concept, when applied, it inspires you to react. Like a statue that’s erected on site, a milky, white layer falls over every inch of her skin, hair and body.