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Three Covers of Vogue Paris September 2012




The new covers of Vogue Paris are sporting new typography with top models Daria Werbowy, Kate Moss (she’s rumored to be appearing on the October cover along with George Michael) and Lara Stone gracing it, photographed by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott.

Other makeover in the issue that will be out on August 23rd are, the magazine will features a cleaner, airier design, with remodeled typography and the use of a craft-paper-like brown background — both of which hark back to its look in the Sixties and Seventies; some sections have been renamed to put forward the Vogue brand; the editor’s letter now reverts to its former title, “Le point de vue de Vogue” (“Vogue’s Viewpoint” in English); new features include a fashion opinion column penned by blogger Garance Doré.

Below are more details quoted from WWD:

Vogue Paris editor in chief Emmanuelle Alt and Condé Nast France president Xavier Romatet told WWD that the aim was to reaffirm the magazine’s point of view with a chic, timeless identity. “Vogue Paris must have a Parisian point of view,” said Romatet.

“All the other Vogues carry a country name. Vogue Paris is the only one to carry the name of a city,” noted Alt. “Everyone fantasizes about Paris. It’s the concept of the ‘Parisienne.’ The ‘Parisienne’ is a girl who makes people dream worldwide, rightly or wrongly, a girl who represents a particular style, a taste, an allure.”

Romatet said they saw potential in capitalizing on the Vogue brand. For instance, “Zoom,” a section featuring Vogue editors’ favorite accessories, has been renamed “C’est Vogue” (“It’s Vogue”), while “Livres” (“Books”) becomes “Les Livres de Vogue” (“Vogue’s Books”).

The new layout is the brainchild of 34-year-old Germain Chauveau, who earlier this year succeeded Johan Svensson as artistic director of the magazine. Only minor changes had been made since the previous layout, executed by Fabien Baron for the magazine’s December 2003-January 2004 double issue. Prior to that, the magazine was art directed by design duo M/M (Paris).

The visual tweaks come 18 months after Alt succeeded Carine Roitfeld as editor in chief. “It is very important to make your mark on the layout, to have a magazine tailor-made for the content you want to have,” she said.

Alt said she wants to feature even more profiles, a move already noticeable in the August issue, but also more fashion stories centered on people who represent the Vogue aesthetic.

Doré’s new column is one example. Starting with the September issue, she will contribute a two-page feature called “Humeur” (“Mood”) with her view on a fashion-related topic, peppered with the blogger’s own illustrations.

The theme of the September issue, which runs to about 420 pages, is the color black. Three different covers feature Kate Moss, Daria Werbowy and Lara Stone wearing the same Dolce & Gabbana black dress and photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, who shot 64 fashion pages for the issue. There are also features on designers Iris van Herpen and Gareth Pugh.

The issue has 224 advertising pages, compared with 220 in September 2011.

In 2011, the paid circulation of Vogue Paris in France was 121,103, up from 121,055 in 2010, according to France’s Circulation Audit Bureau. “We are anticipating 2 to 3 percent growth in 2012,” Romatet said, pointing out that Vogue Paris is faring well compared to other publications. A redesign of Vogue France’s Web site, vogue.fr, has already borne fruit. The number of unique visitors to the site is up 35 percent since it was relaunched in February 2012, and advertising revenues on the site have doubled, Romatet said.

Click here to view last year September cover featuring Charlotte Casiraghi, here for 2010 cover with Marion Cottilard, and here for 2009 cover with Lara Stone.

Images via TFS.


Lanvin Fall Winter 2012 Ad Campaign








UPDATED JULY 21st 2012: Added new campaign images photographed by Steven Meisel in New York, featuring “real” people instead of (famous or well known) models, such as Jacqueline Murdock (dancer), Stella Rose (blogger), Rachel Trachtenburg (animal activist and model), Tziporah Salamon (stylist) and Mari Malek (model). Pat McGrath and Guido Palau were responsible for the make up and hair do respectively.
Images via TFS.

Who is this fabulously fierce old lady featured on the Fall Winter 2012 campaign of Lanvin!?

Click the links to view past campaign images of Lanvin: Spring Summer 2012, Fall Winter 2011, Spring Summer 2011, Fall Winter 2010, Spring Summer 2010 and Fall Winter 2009.

Images via TFS.



Net-A-Porter Spring Summer 2012 Ad Campaign




UPDATED MARCH 23rd 2012: Added three campaign images of Net-A-Porter photographed by Patrick Demarchelier featuring Elin Kling, Harley Viera-Newton, Patti Hansen and Theodora Richards. Images via TFS.

UPDATED FEBRUARY 25th 2012: Below images was NOT the Spring Summer 2012 campaign but the updated general online ads. The Spring Summer 2012 campaign images of Net-A-Porter was photographed by Patrick Demarchelier featuring Patti Hansen, Theodora Richards, Harley Viera-Newton and Elin Kling. Images will follow.

Thank you Net-A-Porter for the updates.




Model Anne-Sophie Monrad is replacing Atlanta Cadenet and Hanelli Mustaparta as the new campaign face of Net-A-Porter and photographed by Nagi Sakai with the styling works by Tracey Taylor.

Below are Anne-Sophie Monrad‘s latest show cards for the now running London Fashion Week Fall Winter 2012. She is represented by Storm Models.

Images via Models.com



Tibi Spring Summer 2012 Ad Campaign


Tibi chose the young and talented fashion editor of Wonderland magazine, Julia Sarr-Jamois as their campaign face for Spring Summer 2012.

Images via Models.com






Tavi Gevinson for L’Officiel Netherlands Issue 29


Young fashion blogger Tavi Gevinson looks very elongated on the latest cover of L’Officiel Netherlands photographed by Jean-Paul Goude and styled by Alex Aikiu. Her hair was done by Maxime Mace and Sebastien Quinet while the make up by Tracey Grey.

She’s also landed the October 2011 cover of L’Officiel Paris.

Image via Design Scene.


Net-A-Porter Fall Winter 2011 Ad Campaign Preview


The daughter of Duran Duran basist John Taylor and Amanda de Cadenet, Atlanta Cadenet and model slash blogger Hanelli Mustaparta are photographed by Patrick Demarchelier for the Fall Winter 2011 campaign images of Net-A-Porter.

Images via Models.com


World Batik Summit 2011


The Batik facade


My green cased Blackberry and the id pass


The traditional dancers in rehearsal. Image by Armadina

Batik, a cloth that traditionally uses a manual wax-resist dyeing technique, has been associated with Indonesia since a very long time. But not until The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has officially recognized batik as an Indonesian heritage and cultural treasure in October 02nd 2009. Even though the exquisite fabrics can also be found in other countries, but now more people are aware that batik are originally from Indonesia.

With the new designated title from UNESCO two years ago as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity, batik is even more popular these days. Every Friday, here in Indonesia, most of people are wearing batik to the offices and work places to celebrate our lovely national heritage.

I got a wonderful opportunity to covering the Cultural Evening Performance during World Batik Summmit 2011 in Jakarta Convention Center couple of days ago. That night, a fashion show by 10 fashion designers from 4 countries was held in front of the high profile guests and invitations as the main event.

With more than 30 models, Carmanita, Ramli, Chossy Latu, Danar Hadi, Parang Kencana, Sebastian Gunawan and Anne Avantie from Indonesia are presenting their finest batik designs along with fellow designers from China (Lu Kun), Malaysia (Deanoor) and Japan (Kaoru).

Dea Nabila and Prinka Cassy


The handsome Nikola at SUM

Bulan at Platinum


L Men of The Year 2011 Runner Up, Adijaya, during rehearsal


Supermodel Asia Pacific 2011 winner, Bunga Jelita during rehearsal


Mister International 2009 top 15 finalists from Indonesia, Holly Feriston and Dominique Agisca Diyose. Image by Andreas Yudhi

Another fun part during the event was of course the rehearsal and backstage visit where I can snapped the models before and after the make up. The models for the fashion show are lovely and wonderful mixed of new faces and established ones.

There’s senior catwalker Dessy Mulasari and Nien (who opened the show), new face Hege at Look Models, top names such as Julia Jamil, Teuku Zacky, Katya Talanova, Drina Ciputra, Whulandary Herman, Ilmira, Advina Ratnaningsih, Dhining, Dominique Agisca Diyose, Advina Ratnaningsih, Selvi Rivera, Bunga Jelita, Renata Kusmanto, Hendy Bramantyo, Christina, Kimmy Jayanti and Indonesia‘s ‘IT‘ model of the moment, Prinka Cassy.

Feel free to visit and enjoy our Facebook photo album to view MORE exclusive backstage images of the models during World Batik Summit 2011.

Opening dancers rehearsal


Hendy Bramantyo snapped backstage


The beautiful Whulandary Herman


Larina at Damn! Inc. with the amazing Temple miniature behind her


The make up that night was done by Sariayu team and it was soft smokey eyes with a dash of bright red lips and dramatic eyelashes to create the sexy yet beautiful feeling just like Polina at Damn! Inc. shown above.

Some of the models are sporting a sophisticated little bun with blunt bangs, some of them are having a simple slicked back low ponytail and the others are sporting the very exquisite ‘sanggul‘ or chignon (shown by Ilmira and Mungky) to completed the look by Indonesia‘s foremost Kebaya designer, Mrs. Anne Avantie.

World Batik Summit 2011 exhibition will be held until tomorrow, October 02nd in Jakarta Convention Center. So, if you want to view the amazing displays of various types of batik in one place, this is really the place you want to be. Just like the tagline “Indonesia : Global Home of Batik

A very special thanks to Tara Makmun, Panca Makmun, Andreas Yudhi and Armadina.

Amby.

Mrs. Anne Avantie and her beloved mother, Mrs. Amie Indriati


The elegant Mungky


Merry at JIM and Dea Nabila backstage after the hair do


The always fun Kimmy Jayanti


The flawless Renata Kusmanto


The energetic dancers


Our friend, fellow blogger Armadina and photographer Andreas Yudhi


It girl of the moment, Prinka Cassy in backstage during final run through


The boys (from top left clockwise : Nico Christianto, Wesley, Jacoeb, Nikola, Holly Feriston, Adijaya, J Ryan, Hendy Bramantyo and Fernando) backstage before the show. Image by Andreas Yudhi


The beautiful flower arrangement by Bellish

Tia strike a pose in Danar Hadi

Ilmira before the finale

Christina smiles backstage with the intricate head piece


J Ryan in his second look


Hege at Look Models with Katya Talanova and Julia Jamil, both at Damn! Inc. Image by Armadina


Table arrangement with white orchids from Bellish


Tavi Gevinson for L’Officiel Paris October 2011


Young fashion blogger, Tavi Gevinson landed yet another magazine cover! The sassy 15 year old was the cover girl of POP magazine back in 2009.

Click here to view last year cover featuring Dakota Johnson and here for 2009 cover featuring Chloe Sevigny.

Image via TFS.


Elin Kling, Laura Ponte & Blanca Suárez for Woman Magazine Spain September 2011



ELLE Style Awards 2011


Well, it was my very first award show. Of course that year-end-awarding-event in high school doesn’t count! It feels great to just mingling, sipping wine and eat canapes (I do eat a lot, thank God to my great metabolism system) before the show started at 8.15 pm with a video presentation of Elle Indonesia‘s 3rd Anniversary fashion spreads with models Mateusz Rogenbuk (the March/April cover boy of Men’s Folio Indonesia) and the doll faced Ksenia Shapovalova (did you know that she was represented by Elite Milan?). Click here to visit the blog of Elle Indonesia‘s Associate Fashion Editor, Yoland Handoko, to see the superb fashion spreads of their 3rd Anniversary issue.

The first five awards of the night are Model of The Year – Kelly Tandiono (B Management) who looked so fresh in summer colored ensemble; Young Hairstylist of The Year – Tedza Syahriyal; Blogger of The Year – Michelle Koesnadi (the title will be ours next year, amen! LOL); Music Group of The Year – RAN (they also performed that night) and Woman Designer of The Year – Lenny Agustin who made an acceptance video due to her umrah to Mecca at the time.

Lenny Agustin presented five gold-ish looks and she was not the only designer held fashion show on the night. The others are Mel Ahyar/Luxurious Dream, Oka Diputra/Serenity Dream, Sapto Djojokartiko/Romantic Dream and Irsan/Surreal Dream. Edwan Handoko managed the choreography very well and the fabulous Qiqi Franky did the makeup. One of the highlights of the night was when Nien showed up from the opposite side of the runway and wearing a long-train kimono styled black dress. She walked gracefully and managed to presented the dress perfectly. Awesome!

The next five awards are Fashion Label of The Year – Danjyo Hiyoji; Young Make Up Artist of The Year – Husein Yunior; Young Photographer of The Year – Glenn Prasetya; Actress of The Year – Laura Basuki and Actor of The Year – Reza Rahadian. Teges Prita Soraya received a special award, Pond’s Woman of The Year and the much coveted award for Fashion Designer of The Year goes to our friend, Sapto Djojokartiko!! Congratulations mas Sapto, you deserved it!!

I’ll see you at ELLE Style Award 2012!

The 2011 ELLE Style Awards was held on Friday, April 29th 2011 at the new Citadines Hotel Sabang, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Amby of art8amby

Images by amby and via Sapto Djojokartiko.


The crowd



Blondes trio: Eugenia, Zoya & Masha at the make up and hair room


Nien, the girl who closed the fashion show in THAT Irsan dress!


Isabela & Priscilla posed after make up and hair


Yuni before the fashion show

Lenny Agustin fashion show


Mel Ahyar fashion show


Oka Diputra fashion show


Sapto Djojokartiko fashion show


Irsan fashion show


The long-train finale dress by Irsan

Music performance by Music Group of The Year winner - RAN


Model of The Year - Kelly Tandiono


Young Hairstylist of The Year - Tedza Syahriyal


Blogger of The Year - Michelle Koesnadi


Fashion Label of The Year - Danjyo Hiyoji


Pond's Woman of The Year - Teges Prita Soraya


Young Makeup Artist of The Year - Husein Yunior


Young Photographer of The Year - Glenn Prasetya

Actress of The Year - Laura Basuki

Actor of The Year - Reza Rahadian

Fashion Designer of The Year - Sapto Djojokartiko


Elle Indonesia's Editor In Chief - Adeline Juni Mewengkang


Model and Emcee of the night - Aline Adita


Elle Indonesia's Associate Fashion Editor - Yoland Handoko


Elle Indonesia's Beauty & Health Writer - Zefanya Deby Pangemanan


Former child singer and now a blogger, designer and stylist - Geofanny Jacobs Tambunan


Fashion designer - Ichwan Toha


Model of The Year 2011 - Kelly Tandiono of B Management


Actress of The Year 2011 - Laura Basuki


Miss Indonesia Universe 2008 - Zivanna Letisha Siregar


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