Monday, February 27, 2012

Valentina interviews Eugene Souleiman for Interview Russia March 2012

Valentina interviews Eugene Souleiman for Interview Russia March 2012
Model:  Valentina Zelyaeva
Photographer:  Tom Allen
Hair:  Eugene Souleiman

Interview Russia March 2012 | Heather Marks by Arno Frugier

Interview Russia March 2012
Model:  Heather Marks
Photographer:  Arno Frugier
Stylist:  Gro Curtis
Hair:  Luke Baker
Makeup:  Junko

PF March 2012 Cover | Heather Marks by Maxim Repin

PF March 2012 Cover
Model:  Heather Marks
Photographer:  Maxim Repin

Alberta Ferretti S/S 2012 | Daria Strokous by Glen Luchford

Alberta Ferretti S/S 2012
Model:  Daria Strokous
Photographer:  Glen Luchford
Casting:  Michelle Lee for KCD
Hair:  Kevin Ryan
Makeup:  Val Garland

Siviglia S/S 2012 | Isbeli Fontana by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott

Siviglia S/S 2012
Model:  Isabeli Fontana
Male model:  Joost Van Der Hulst
Photographer:  Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott
Set Designer:  Gerard Santos

Vogue Japan April 2012 | Jourdan Dunn & Daria Strokous by Josh Olins

Vogue Japan April 2012
Models:  Jourdan Dunn & Daria Strokous
Photographer:  Josh Olins
Stylist:  Giovanna Bataglia
Hair:  Shon
Makeup:  Sally Branka

Gianfranco Ferre F/W 2012 Show | Daria Strokous, Toni Garrn, Ginta Lapin, & Mirte Maas

Gianfranco Ferre F/W 2012 Show
Models:  Daria Strokous, Toni Garrn, Ginta Lapina & Mirte Maas

Daria (Opened)





Missoni F/W 2012 Show | Milana Kruz & Zuzanna Stankiewicz

Missoni F/W 2012 Show
Models:  Milana Kruz & Zuzanna Stankiewicz



Salvatore Ferragamo F/W 2012 Show | Kasia Struss, Toni Garrn, Daria Strokous, & Ginta Lapina

Salvatore Ferragamo F/W 2012 Show
Models:  Kasia Struss, Toni Garrn, Daria Strokous, & Ginta Lapina

Kasia (opened)





Friday, February 24, 2012

cK One Cosmetics campaign preview (Fei Fei Sun, Eliza Cummings and Herieth Paul), ph: David Sims, stylist: Panos Yiapanis

cK One Cosmetics
Models: Fei Fei Sun, Eliza Cummings and Herieth Paul/WOMEN
Photographer: David Sims
Stylist: Panos Yiapanis
Creative Director: Fabien Baron
Art Director: Yuki Iwashiro
Hair: Christiaan Houtenbos
Makeup: Mark Carrasquillo
Manicurist: Yuna Park

L’Oréal Paris Inks A Deal With Natasha Poly

Since making her grand entrée into the world of high fashion with a turn on the Emanuel Ungaro runway in 2004, there’s been no stopping Natasha Poly. The Russian-born beauty with the almondine eyes and high cheekbones has walked for everyone who is anyone and nabbed campaigns for Dolce & Gabbana, Alberta Ferretti, Givenchy, Jil Sander, and Gucci fragrances in the process. But as far as Poly’s concerned, she’s only just made it big. “I’ve been doing modeling for almost ten years and I’ve been working so hard to reach this moment,” she says of being named L’Oréal Paris’ newest spokesperson. “My dream came true. I’ve reached a point where I can actually send a message to people, saying to them, ‘You’re worth it—we’re worth it.” A L’Oréal user since early childhood—”my first exposure was the shampoos. The quality and the smell was so special,” she recalls—her first major beauty contract has perhaps been a long time coming; Poly wanted to be a professional makeup artist before she took up the catwalk full time. “I’ve always loved cosmetics and I always need to have my products backstage at fashion shows,” she says, products like L’Oréal’s Color Riche Lipstick in Red and its Voluminous Million Lashes Extra-Black mascara. “I curl my eyelashes and then apply this mascara; it really opens up the eyes.”

Poly’s first order of business for the French brand will be serving face time for its cult-classic Elnett hair spray—a fashion week essential—and its Preference hair color collection. An acolyte of Paris-based colorist Christophe Robin, Poly has been dyeing her hair varying shades of flaxen for the past five years and is diligent about post-dye job maintenance. “In my emergency kit, I have a mask from Kérastase,” she admits, mentioning that haircare and skincare are “the most important stuff” when it comes to keeping up appearances. “It’s my job—I always need to look good,” she says—even when she has to walk in back-to-back shows in four different cities. To keep her face from showing the wear and tear of the extra mileage, Poly swears by L’Oréal’s Youth Code Lumière. “It refreshes your skin. I massage it in every morning.”

Product swag aside, Poly is just generally excited to be a part of team L’Oréal, which already includes fellow supermodels Doutzen Kroes, Bianca Balti, Claudia Schiffer, Liya Kebede, and Barbara Palvin. “It’s beauty that’s approachable to everyone,” she says of the brand’s reach, “and it’s giving power to women of the world to be iconic and powerful and confident.” Watch the behind-the-scenes video for Poly’s first campaign above, and look out for her on the Versace runway tonight.

—Celia Ellenberg

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Prada S/S 2012 Backstage | Ginta Lapina by Boo George / Love Magazine

Prada S/S 2012
Model:  Ginta Lapina
Photographer:  Boo George
Hair:  Guido Palau
Makeup:  Pat McGrath

T by Alexander Wang | Amanda Hendrick

T by Alexander Wang
Model:  Amanda Hendrick

Muse Magazine S/S 2012 | Ginta Lapina by Benjamin Lennox

Muse Magazine Spring/Summer 2012
Model:  Ginta Lapina
Photographer:  Benjamin Lennox
Stylist:  Charles Varenne
Hair:  Bok Hee
Makeup:  Maud Laceppe

Alberta Ferretti F/W 2012 Show | Kasia, Tanya D., Daria, & Mirte

Albertta Ferretti F/W 2012 Show
Models:  Kasia Struss, Tanya Dyagileva, Daria Strokous, Mirte Maas


Tanya D.




Tanya D.