Saturday, July 26, 2014

Power Play - Supermodel Icons

Vogue Japan hits the ball out of the park in the Supermodel stakes with a riveting September 2014 cover and editorial featuring fifteen modelling icons. Amongst the stellar cast captured by Luigi and Iango are Linda Evangelista, Stephanie Seymour, Nadja Auermann, Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Eva Herzigova, Carolyn Murphy, Maggie Rizer, Guinevere Van Seenus, Karen Elson, Maria Carla Boscono, Malgosia Bela, Natasha Poly, Saskia de Brauw, and Tao Okamoto. Three generations of top models are paid tribute to from the original early 90's Supers to the character models of the new millennium, and today's current crop of rising stars. In a master stroke of casting genius, casting director Piergiorgio Del Moro's inclusion of Maggie Rizer, Nadja Auermann, and Tao Okamoto provides the crucial element of surprise amongst the line-up of usual suspects. Teutonic platinum blonde Nadja Auermann displays the powerful dynamism which propelled her into the spotlight throughout the 90s while red headed Maggie Rizer continues to stage an impressive comeback following her return to the runway at Louis Vuitton's Fall/Winter 2014 and Cruise 2015 shows. Home grown talent, Tao Okamoto puts her acting talent to use staging on a theatrical display of modelling prowess before Luigo and Iango's lens. Last but by no means least, modelling legends Linda Evangelista, Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, and Stephanie Seymour turn back time showcasing the breathtaking beauty, individualism, and presence which would set the bar for all their successors.

Nadja Auermann & Claudia Schiffer
Vogue Japan - September 2014
Photographer - Luigi & Iango
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Claudia Schiffer
Vogue Japan - September 2014
Photographer - Luigi & Iango
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Naomi Campbell
Vogue Japan - September 2014
Photographer - Luigi & Iango
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Linda Evangelista
Vogue Japan - September 2014
Photographer - Luigi & Iango
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Nadja Auermann
Vogue Japan - September 2014
Photographer - Luigi & Iango
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Stephanie Seymour
Vogue Japan - September 2014
Photographer - Luigi & Iango
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Maria Carla Boscono
Vogue Japan - September 2014
Photographer - Luigi & Iango
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Maggie Rizer
Vogue Japan - September 2014
Photographer - Luigi & Iango
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Carolyn Murphy
Vogue Japan - September 2014
Photographer - Luigi & Iango
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Malgosia Bela
Vogue Japan - September 2014
Photographer - Luigi & Iango
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Eva Herzigova
Vogue Japan - September 2014
Photographer - Luigi & Iango
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Guinevere Van Seenus
Vogue Japan - September 2014
Photographer - Luigi & Iango
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Natasha Poly
Vogue Japan - September 2014
Photographer - Luigi & Iango
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Tao Okamoto
Vogue Japan - September 2014
Photographer - Luigi & Iango
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Saskia de Brauw
Vogue Japan - September 2014
Photographer - Luigi & Iango
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Karen Elson
Vogue Japan - September 2014
Photographer - Luigi & Iango
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Morroccan Dream - Imaan Hammam

With a succession of editorial bookings for Vogue Italia, American Vogue, Paris Vogue, Love, and i-D, Imaan Hammam is the new kid on the block at the top of every credible casting director's hit list. The mixed Moroccan Egyptian beauty galvanised industry attention when she was selected by designer Riccardo Tisci to open Givenchy's Spring/Summer 2014 show. With her rich caramel skin tone, almond shaped brown eyes, tempestuous pout, and spectacular 179 cm frame, Hammam possesses the complete package that appeals to beauty clients, high fashion denizens, and commercial clients in the ilk of Victoria's Secret. When IMA met Hammam recently at the castings for Chloé Resort 2015 in New York, the seventeen year old's youthful enthusiasm, natural charm, and playful spirit were impossible to resist. This month Hammam adds photographer Lachlan Bailey to an impressive list of industry heavyweights she has collaborated with this year including Steven Meisel, Terry Richardson, Craig McDean, Karim Sadli, Mikael Jansson, Angelo Pennetta, and Phil Poynter. Bailey captures Hammam's intoxicating exotic beauty for "Opium du Style" in Paris Vogue's August 2014 issue. Hammam smoulders while showcasing a treasure trove of opulent bracelets, necklaces, and earrings inspired by the Orient and styled by Géraldine Saglio.

Imaan Hammam
Paris Vogue - August 2014
Photographer - Lachlan Bailey
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Paris Vogue - August 2014
Photographer - Lachlan Bailey
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Paris Vogue - August 2014
Photographer - Lachlan Bailey
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Paris Vogue - August 2014
Photographer - Lachlan Bailey
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Paris Vogue - August 2014
Photographer - Lachlan Bailey
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Paris Vogue - August 2014
Photographer - Lachlan Bailey
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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Chasing Pavements - Magda Laguinge

Next Model Management's Magda Laguinge pounds the pavements of New York City in an editorial lensed by David Bellemere for American Elle. The Argentinian's brooding exotic beauty is captured in full flight as she poses next to a construction site, amidst scaffolding, and while exploring the city's environs. Laguinge stops traffic in the Fall/Winter 2014 season's statement pieces by Luis Vuitton, Stella McCartney, Prada, Saint Laurent, Hermés, and Lanvin selected by stylist Samira Nasr. The heavy browed Argentinian was scouted at age thirteen on the beaches of Buenos Aires but did not start modelling until completing her higher school education in 2010. Laguinge's off-kilter beauty, lithe 178 cm frame, and stunning versatility have graced the pages of V, Wonderland, Love, Dazed & Confused, CR Fashion Book, i-D, and the British, Australian, Chinese, Russian, and Italian editions of Vogue. Since her debut at the Fall/Winter 2011 collections, Laguinge has been a permanent runway fixture appearing most recently at Dior and Chanel Cruise 2015 and opening for Chanel at the Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014 collections.

Magda Laguinge
American Elle - August 2014
Photographer - David Bellemere
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American Elle - August 2014
Photographer - David Bellemere
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American Elle - August 2014
Photographer - David Bellemere
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American Elle - August 2014
Photographer - David Bellemere
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American Elle - August 2014
Photographer - David Bellemere
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American Elle - August 2014
Photographer - David Bellemere
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American Elle - August 2014
Photographer - David Bellemere
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American Elle - August 2014
Photographer - David Bellemere
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Twice As Nice - Emily Didonato & Sean O'Pry

V Magazine's Fall/Winter 2014 issue proves to be a flesh fest of epic proportions (46 pages to be exact) with four of IMG Model Management's most in demand female stars disrobing while paired with four very chipper lads. Top models Joan Smalls, Emily Didonato, Amanda Murphy, and Bridget Malcolm prove that "less is (in this case) more" posing alongside male models of the moment Sean O'Pry, Clark Bockelman, Matthew Terry, and Aurelien Muller. Sparks fly as photographer Mario Testino captures the the onscreen chemistry between the models as they pose languidly side-by-side. Fashion Editor Sarajane Hoare understands the thrill of the slow reveal decking out the models in swimwear, Calvin's, long johns, and oversized coats from the Fall/Winter 2014 collections of Jil Sander, Prada, Louis Vuitton, and Dolce & Gabbana. Supernova Joan Smalls brings her trademark Puerto Rican sizzle to the fore while Sports Illustrated Swimsuit regular Emily Didonato continues her high fashion crossover from modelling's commercial realm. Steven Meisel favourite Amanda Murphy and Calvin Klein's newest Obsession Clark Bockelman prove that opposites attract and Australian Bridget Malcolm makes the leap to modelling's major league with her surprise inclusion amongst a stellar cast.

Emily Didonato & Sean O'Pry
V Magazine - Issue 90
Photographer - Mario Testino
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Emily Didonato & Sean O'Pry
V Magazine - Issue 90
Photographer - Mario Testino
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Joan Smalls & Aurelien Muller
V Magazine - Issue 90
Photographer - Mario Testino
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Bridget Malcolm & Matthew Terry
V Magazine - Issue 90
Photographer - Mario Testino
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Joan Smalls & Aurelien Muller
V Magazine - Issue 90
Photographer - Mario Testino
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Emily Didonato & Sean O'Pry
V Magazine - Issue 90
Photographer - Mario Testino
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Clark Bockelman & Amanda Murphy
V Magazine - Issue 90
Photographer - Mario Testino
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Aurelien Muller & Joan Smalls
V Magazine - Issue 90
Photographer - Mario Testino
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Bridget Malcolm & Matthew Terry
V Magazine - Issue 90
Photographer - Mario Testino
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Amanda Murphy & Clark Bockelman
V Magazine - Issue 90
Photographer - Mario Testino
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Joan Smalls & Aurelien Muller
V Magazine - Issue 90
Photographer - Mario Testino
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Clark Bockelman & Amanda Murphy
V Magazine - Issue 90
Photographer - Mario Testino
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Joan Smalls & Aurelien Muller
V Magazine - Issue 90
Photographer - Mario Testino
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Street Chic - Carolyn Murphy

Supermodel Carolyn Murphy returns to the pages of Paris Vogue posing for Patrick Demarchelier for the style bible's August 2014 issue. The stunning veteran model poses for Demarchelier styled to the hilt by Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele in a mish-mash of street chic looks paired with luxuriant fur pieces. Demarchelier captures the classic and timeless blonde hair blue eyed beauty as she strikes a series of energetic poses while wearing Fall/Winter 2014 looks by Moschino, Emilio Pucci, Kenzo, Balmain, and Anthony Vaccarello. Murphy shows no signs of slowing down as she approaches her forties, having appeared in Fall/Winter 2014 campaigns for Max Mara and Moschino, in addition to editorials for British Harper's Bazaar and Vamp. Murphy's enduring appeal is no more apparent than in her long-standing association with Estée Lauder cosmetics. Murphy signed on as a spokesperson for the cosmetics giant in 2001 and continues to bring her trademark elegance and radiant glow to the campaign's imagery today. Proving that versatility is the key to longevity in the fickle world of modelling, Murphy traverses the world's high fashion and commercial modelling appearing within the pages of American Vogue, i-D, Numéro, and Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue.

Carolyn Murphy
Paris Vogue - August 2014
Photographer - Patrick Demarchelier
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Paris Vogue - August 2014
Photographer - Patrick Demarchelier
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Paris Vogue - August 2014
Photographer - Patrick Demarchelier
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Paris Vogue - August 2014
Photographer - Patrick Demarchelier
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Paris Vogue - August 2014
Photographer - Patrick Demarchelier
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Paris Vogue - August 2014
Photographer - Patrick Demarchelier
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Paris Vogue - August 2014
Photographer - Patrick Demarchelier
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Paris Vogue - August 2014
Photographer - Patrick Demarchelier
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