Wednesday, March 31, 2010

French Elle March 19, 2010 cover: Behati Prinsloo, ph: Kayt Jones

French Elle March 19, 2010 cover
Model: Behati Prinsloo
Photographer: Kayt Jones
Stylist: Elissa Cannelle
Makeup: Lili Choi
Hair:Martyn Foss Calder

Mark Gonzales in Gummo

Purple Magazine: Behati Prinsloo + Mark Gonzales, ph: Ari Marcopoulos

Ari Marcopoulos photographed Behati Prinsloo & Mark Gonzales for a Purple Magazine editorial in New York with stylist Heathermary Jackson

Purple Magazine Editorial
Model: Behati Prinsloo
Photographer: Ari Marcopoulos
Stylist: Heathermary Jackson
Makeup: Romy Soleimani
Hair: Holli Smith

March 2010 Russian Elle Cover - Anne Vyalitsyna, ph: Joshua Jordan

Joshua Jordan photographed Anne Vyalitsyna for an the March 2010 cover of Russian Elle on December 10, 2009 in New York with stylist Ekaterina Mukhina.

March 2010 Russian Elle Cover
Model: Anne Vyalitsyna
Photographer: Joshua Jordan
Stylist: Ekaterina Mukhina
Makeup: Fabiola
Hair: Fred Vandebunt

Monday, March 29, 2010

Karen Elson in the NY Times

From: The New York Times:

Karen Elson Is Dressing the Part, and Singing It


LIFE is unfair and everybody knows it, but should you require a refresher, you need only to watch Karen Elson, the redheaded supermodel, design muse and wife of Jack White of the White Stripes, sing.

There she was Monday night at Le Poisson Rouge in the West Village, performing songs from her debut album in a voice that can go from retro-breathy chanteuse to rootsy belter in a few notes. It was the fourth stop in a whirlwind mini-tour that included Nashville, where she and Mr. White live with their two children, and Austin, Tex., where she played at the South by Southwest music festival. The shows were intended to introduce Ms. Elson as more than just a pretty face, or even a pretty voice, but as an artist in her own right.

At each gig she took the stage in a peach-dyed vintage gown and a 1917 Gibson Style O guitar to give a preview of her album, “The Ghost Who Walks,” which was produced by her rock star husband (who plays the drums on it) and is due out May 25.

At the New York show, a homecoming of sorts, the audience was filled with fashion and music folk: the bassist Melissa Auf der Maur; Agyness Deyn, the model and tastemaker; Grace Coddington, the Vogue editor. The latter sat close enough that Ms. Elson could banter with her about her coral suede shoes, a namesake pair — the Karen — made for her by Tabitha Simmons, also of Vogue.

Mr. White was not there — he is touring in Australia with the Dead Weather, some of whose members also moonlight for Ms. Elson. Her bandmates include Mark Watrous (who has also played with the Raconteurs, another of Mr. White’s bands) on fiddle and pedal steel guitar, and Jackson Smith — son of Patti and husband to Meg White — on electric. The video for the album’s title song, in which Ms. Elson alone sings and strums while her band stands around in the shadows, has already racked up more than 54,000 YouTube views.

This is not the way most bands get their start. But far from discounting her modeling career and famous collaborators, Ms. Elson is straightforward about the advantages they confer.

“If I wasn’t a model, I would never have been around interesting musicians, even had the financial capabilities to say, ‘I don’t have to work right now, I can sit and make my record,’ ” she said the morning after the Poisson Rouge show, over several coffees at the Breslin in the Ace Hotel. Though she has long been musically minded, “I could never have made this record five years ago,” she said. “This record only could have been made with Jack.” They were married in 2005.

Ms. Elson is hardly the first model to take up with a musician, or to aspire to make the transition from runway to stage. Recording an album is an ambition that stretches back at least as far as Twiggy, more recently attracting catwalk legends like Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell. (Surely you remember “La La La Love Song”?)

“After Carla Bruni, I expect every model to pick up a guitar,” said Dmitry Komis, a curator and writer who came to the Poisson Rouge show with the designer Zaldy, who styles the Scissor Sisters and who named Ms. Elson as one of his muses. (“She’s so down-to-earthy,” he said.)
Ms. Elson, 31, picked up a guitar — and a four-track — nearly a decade ago when she was living in the East Village, and taught herself to play. Since 2004, she has performed with the Citizens Band, a political cabaret act she helped establish. Before she left her hometown near Manchester, England, to model at 16, she fronted a salsa band.

“I was always singing, as a kid,” she said. “That’s honestly all I’ve ever wanted to do. But really, I doubt I would have ever done it” if not for modeling.

Growing up in “a sleepy, grim, Northern English town,” she said, “there was nothing expected of me. You grew up, you got married, you had kids, and maybe you worked in the supermarket. You didn’t have any aspirations to anything grand.”

Ms. Elson’s fashion career is beyond grand; she has walked or posed for nearly every major designer and photographer, carried campaigns for Yves Saint Laurent and Chanel, graced countless magazine covers and really no longer needs a last name.

So despite the musical credentials, she must now battle an attitude succinctly summed up by a fan at one of her Austin shows. “She’s great,” he said as Ms. Elson sang in a tiny pop-up shop for Third Man, Mr. White’s record label. “I mean, look at her. Look at her!”

Told of the comment, Ms. Elson shrugged it off. “You know, models, people roll their eyes,” she said. She herself was one of them. “I for years just believed that this had to be a personal project,” she said of her music. She feared ridicule: “like it’s like me trying to get more attention. I was cautious because if there’s something bad out there, it’s doubly as bad because you’re a model. It’s like, oh, stick to the day job.”

Now she is in the position of both being in thrall to her looks — because they’re a big part of what makes people interested in her — and pushing against them.

Her album leans toward dark, spare Americana in instrumentation and themes. Ms. Elson wrote the guitar parts and lyrics, and the band and Mr. White did the rest. Ms. Elson said she listened to Harry Smith’s Smithsonian folk anthology for inspiration. Onstage, eyes closed, she weaves like a 1960s folkie.

The title track comes from a nickname she had as a child — Ms. Elson says she was teased about her appearance — but the story is even more gruesome: it’s about a man who murders his lover. “Have you ever been in a relationship where you see a gleam in the person’s eye you’re with and it’s like, wow, you’re scary, you hate me?” she said. “Pre-Jack, there was a lot of anxiety even the men I was dating had, about me being a model or maybe me earning more money than them.”

She credited living in Nashville with helping her gain perspective. She and Mr. White set up house there five years ago and have two children: Scarlett, 3, and Henry, 2.
She wrote the album largely in her walk-in closet and recorded it with Mr. White and friends in their backyard studio. (Real estate is unfair, too.)

Still, Ms. Elson said, South by Southwest, with all the insiders and hype, was daunting. “Put with all the industry types and like, ‘All right girl, sing’ — it very much felt like that, like, O.K., I’ve got to prove myself,” she said.

Mr. White did not respond to requests for comment. But he has been hands-on in the album’s marketing, said Kris Chen, a vice president at XL Recordings, which is releasing “The Ghost Who Walks” with Mr. White’s label. But the album “was carried by her voice,” Mr. Chen said.
Asked who the audience is for her music, Ms. Elson said, “I have no idea.” Still, she plans to tour, likely without Mr. White. “Getting my sea legs, that’s I how I describe it.”

Ms. Elson doesn’t expect to give up modeling. “I think that would be really pretentious — ‘I’m sorry, I’m now a musician,’ ” she said. “Other than viewing them as the golden handcuffs, I might as well just appreciate it. I only hope I can improve the idea of model-slash-anything. I only hope I can do it justice.”

Thursday, March 25, 2010

new Madisyn Ritland Polaroids

i-D Magazine spring 2010 editorial: Mariacarla Boscono, ph: Paola Kudacki, stylist: Havana Laffitte

Paola Kudacki photographed Mariacarla Boscono for an i-D Magazine spring 2010 editorial on December 6-7, 2009 in New York with stylist Havana Laffitte.

i-D Magazine Spring 2010 Editorial
Model: Mariacarla Boscono
Photographer: Paola Kudacki
Stylist: Havana Laffitte
Makeup: Tyron Machhausen
Hair: Peter Gray

i-D Magazine spring 2010 editorial: Mariacarla Boscono, ph: Willy Vanderperre, stylist: Olivier Rizzo

Daniel Jackson photographed Mariacarla Boscono for an i-D Magazine spring 2010 editorial on December 1, 2009 in Paris with stylist Olivier Rizzo.

i-D Magazine Spring 2010 Editorial
Model: Mariacarla Boscono
Photographer: Willy Vanderperre
Stylist: Olivier Rizzo
Makeup: Sally Branka
Hair: Paul Hanlon

The Last Magazine spring 2010 Cover: Mariacarla Boscono, ph: Daniel Jackson

Daniel Jackson photographed Mariacarla Boscono for The Last Magazine spring 2010 cover on December 5, 2009 in New York with stylist Alastair McKimm .

The Last Magazine Spring 2010 Cover
Model:Mariacarla Boscono
Photographer: Daniel Jackson
Stylist: Alastair McKimm
Makeup: Sally Branka
Hair: Kevin Ryan

Muse Magazine Spring 2010 cover: Mariacarla Boscono, ph: Terry Richardson

Terry Richardson photographed Mariacarla Boscono for the Muse Magazine spring 2010 Cover on December 4, 2009 in New York with stylist Leslie Lessin.

Muse Magazine spring 2010 Cover
Model:Mariacarla Boscono
Photographer: Terry Richardson
Stylist: Leslie Lessin
Makeup: Frank B
Hair: Peter Gray

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Stolen Roses

This acoustic performance of 'Stolen Roses' was shot in Laurel Canyon, California. It was directed by Maximilla Lukacs and Sarah Sophie Flicker.

Karen Elson at Le Poisson Rouge on March 22, 2010


Karen Elson's forthcoming album The Ghost Who Walks marks the debut solo release from the singer/songwriter. After finding success as a model at an early age, Karen has kept her musical career on something of a slow burn until now. She's been garnering widespread critical acclaim as a founding member of Manhattan's celebrated political cabaret troupe The Citizens Band for several years, and her beguiling voice has appeared on recordings from Robert Plant and Cat Power, but it wasn't until 2009 that Karen entered the Third Man Studio in Nashville, Tennessee to record 11 of her own songs. With production by Jack White, the forthcoming album is set to be released on Third Man/XL in the summer. Karen Elson's performed at Le Poisson Rouge on March 22, 2010. This was first New York City show as a solo artist.

Songs: a cover of "Milk and Honey" and the title track from her album " The Ghost Who Walks":

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Kylie Bax, Photo: Steven Klein, Stylist: Edward Enninful

i-D Magazine March 1998
Model: Kylie Bax
Photographer: Steven Klein
Stylist: Edward Enninful
Hair: Michael Boadi

Kylie Bax
Wears: Vintage coat, dress and bag
Age: 23
CV: Born in New Zealand. Scouted in a regional beauty contest at 17. Campaigns include Versace, Clinique, Louis Vuitton, DKNY, Anna Sui, Sonia Rykiel
Famous for: Slightly odd androgyny, part David Bowie circa Man Who Fell To Earth and part Madame Gres. Always immaculately turned out

"Personally, I think that all you need to be well dressed is a really good winter coat"

V Magazine #64 - Iselin Steiro, ph: Inez van Lamsweerde + Vinoodh Matadin, stylist: Panos Yiapanis

Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin photographed Iselin Steiro for a V Magazine #64 editorial on January 7, 2010 in New York with stylist Panos Yiapanis.

V Magazine spring #64 Editorial
Model: Iselin Steiro
Photographer: Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin
Stylist: Panos Yiapanis
Hair: Jimmy Paul
Makeup: Peter Philips

V Magazine #64: Angela Lindvall, ph: Inez van Lamsweerde + Vinoodh Matadin, stylist: Panos Yiapanis

Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin photographed Angela Lindvall for a V Magazine #64 editorial on January 7, 2010 in New York with stylist Panos Yiapanis.

V Magazine #64 Editorial
Model: Angela Lindvall
Photographer: Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin
Stylist: Panos Yiapanis
Hair: Jimmy Paul
Makeup: Peter Philips

Monday, March 22, 2010

The Kids Are All Right: Planet Awesome Kid/Global Action for Children on


As nice as it was here in New York, plenty of fashion folks with children (David Neville and Gucci Westman, Jenna Lyons, and host Mary Alice Stephenson) spent Saturday afternoon inside at Milk Gallery at a fundraiser held by Planet Awesome Kid. The Web site is one part The Sartorialist for the under-12 set and another part party planner, and the beneficiary of the event was Global Action for Children, a charity whose honorary chair is Angelina Jolie. She and Brad weren’t in attendance, but there were models (like Dorothea Barth Jorgensen, pictured) and A-listers (Brooke Shields included) for moms and dads to ogle, while the kids watched break dancing by Kid Flash and Full Circle Soul, painted alongside the world-famous graffiti artist Aero, or got spotted for a fashion campaign. No word on whether it was coincidence or kismet that a KCD employee casting tots for a Benetton ad took a break from work upstairs to check out the party.
—Nicole Phelps
Photo: Craig Arend

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Pink - Pin Curl Perfection

Pin curls came in fashion in the 1920s to 40s. Although quite an old way of making hair styles, it is amazing how this art of styling hair has remained famous after so many years. Maybe this is so because they are easy to make and style. It is an easy to do hairstyle that can be self-made in the house yet having impressive results.

Popstars Hairstyle: Pink - Pin Curl Perfection

Apart from this, they can save you a trip to the salon saving you some pennies. To make the hairstyle even more unique and trendy, you may decide to have pink -pin curls. This means having pin curls on pink hair. The hair can be dyed all pink or just have some highlights.

Pink - Pin Curl Hairstyle

In order to have them perfectly, you may choose to go to a hair stylist to have your hair colored pink in accordance with your preference. When the hair is still wet, curl some of it on your finger, and then secure at the end with a booby pin. Do this till all hair is curled up and secured, then leave it to dry. After drying, you can remove the pins comb through slightly for the perfect finish.

Pin Curl Hairstyle - Pink

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Britney Spears - Dark Long Hairstyle

Britney Spears is a well known celebrity who is known for her abrupt change in hair color and styles. It is rumored that one can tell the mood she is in with her hairstyle. For example, when she was on top of her game she had a golden blond hair color.

Britney Spears - Dark hairstyle

This was when things were doing well for her career wise or otherwise. Later at a period when news reported one of her lowest moments in 2007, she shaved her hair bald. This almost makes you believe what is said that a woman’s glory is in her hair. Her latest change in hairstyle was coloring her long hair dark.

Britney Spears - Long Dark Hairstyle

This was revealed when she came out in the company of her new love Jason Trawick. Although the color change was new, it was not a very new thing for her to do as she had earlier worn her color brown when she was in a relationship with her ex husband Kevin Federline.

Popstars Hairstyle - Long Dark Hairstyle

There are many opinions concerning her new hairdo. There are those who are of the opinion that she looks good in blonde and that it gives her a nice princess look. Still others are fine with her new dark hair and think that she looks good in any hairstyle.

Britney Spears - Dark Look