Tag: Magdalena Frackowiak



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magdalena frackowiak, vanessa axente

the house of prada reigns supreme as trendsetter. while some collections might seem over the top or too minimal, it has been proven in the fashion market that the trends created by muiccia prada & her team are those that trickle for many seasons to follow. this season, prada created an imaginative campaign with the photographic aide of steven meisel. between the commercial & the campaign images, which you’re sure to see splashed on billboards and magazines alike in the coming months, prada continues to amaze. between the ombré hair extensions & the beautiful print which appears as a headlining element in the collection, the approach this season is that of pure unadulterated modernism. meisel has been able to flex creatively through a well executed broadcast of an image as well as a direction with the house of prada. much like his work with italian vogue, you don’t know what to expect from season to season, or month to month. i love this campaign in all aspects- the make-up, the hair, the set, the music. it’s all so vividly prada as a full force representation of the collection. i just wish the menswear campaign was as exciting.

as solid as the casting of this campaign may be, porcelain skin galore- i would love to see prada inject more ethnic models into what they do. this, of course, has always been a desire on my end & the basis of most discussions on my site. i understand the need for showcasing a certain image or direction, but the consistent absence of color in fashion is becoming a tiring discussion to bring up. as many campaigns you’ll see this season, very few represent our community. while the images that these brands create may be beautiful, it still promotes not only an unrealistic but biased view of beauty. im all for fantasy, but isn’t true beauty showcased through diversity? as popular and much more visible as models of color have become in the last three years, prada is one powerful label that has not shifted even in the slightest. the refusal to represent these forms of beauty is a big statement. as we’ve seen through the years, milan is among the hardest fashion capitals for models of color to work in. that’s not to say there aren’t exceptions but still. where are we as individuals, as varied shades of ethnic beauty in high end advertising?

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magazine antidote: the shoe issue

fashion publications have done just about every trick in the book to boost sales & to re-attract attention on a global scale. the concept of the cover series is not an uncommon one & magazine antidote comes back with their issue two with five times the vitality as their debut issue along with five female models who are sitting on top of fashion as well. namely the shoe issue, constance jablonski is seen in dior ankle boots, anne vyalistsina is seen in boots by giuseppe, sigrid agren appears in yves saint lauren’t chain detailed ankle boot, magdalena frackowiak is seen in knee-high gucci’s while ashley smith is seen in vuitton boots with hanne gaby odiele rocks louboutins while on crutches. with editing by EIC, yann weber, the covers set the perfect tone for the issue, which focuses on footwear through the lens of giampaolo sgura. as seen on each cover, each respective girl also stars in her own feature editorial as the issue reveals a versatile grouping of thoughtful & well executed spreads. i always love a good cover series & this cast of female models is undeniably great. kept clean against a white backdrop, well placed emphasis allows you to focus on the shoes. strong covers & solid cast.

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delivery from paris: magazine antidote, issue two

very few things in fashion can stop my heart like fashion editorial. in 2008, after i seen italian vogue’s all black issue- i started to take an active interest in high fashion. from paying closer attentions to models & their respective agencies, i started to pay closer attention to photographers, stylists & from there began to look at editors. over the course of time, readers have taken a journey through some of the greatest editorial moments from publications like vogue, elle & numero- internationally. as my knowledge & familiarity of fashion, as a business driven by creative genius, expands; my love for what has represented the core of fashion grows more & more intense. i feel, editorial, is the root of high fashion. editorial can, literally, turn trash into treasure & can turn the biggest runway rejects into photographic magic. they say a picture is worth a thousand words & in this day in age that has never been more true. as the readers, you have had the largest responses to editorial spreads from a number of internationally published fashion magazines. in my own attraction to aesthetic beauty, my own eye has become reshaped in viewing the work of photographers & stylists, who ultimately bring clothes to life through casting of models & the illusion of lighting & angles.

my level of expectance for dope shit at this point, is probably the highest it’s ever been since the creation of this blog. i feel like the content i’ve pulled has only shown a glimpse into what i see, in my mind, as definitive fashion. fashion to me is not about the social aspects, it’s beyond the celebrity & bigger than the hype- fashion is the process in which beauty, through design & anatomy, is made timeless. style is perspective & fashion is the foundation of that. revealed here november of 2010, the french based magazine antidote blew my mind with it’s own concept of a magazine. as a blogger, when you’re recieving email after email, hour after hour; the novelty certainly wears off while your level of selectivity becomes tested. there are dozens of spreads that are submitted each month by independent photographers, established publications & photographers on the come up, that never get published. the way i approach my selection process is simple- if i don’t have anything to say about it, im not publishing it. in many other cases, time is also a factor as is the consideration of models, stylists & photographers used. all this & the spreads or things that are published for you have some thread of association to what i love. whether that’s a bad bitch, incredible styling or something as simple as lighting- each post is it’s own entity based on the narrative that i supply you after grabbing your attention visually.

by way of editor-in-chief, yann weber, i recieved issue two of magazine antidote. while i’ve previously showed the publication in a past fashion report, im consistently blown away by the level of execution brought forth by the individuals that have created it. from model casting to photographers involved, the creation of magazine antidote is nothing less than groundbreaking. after initially getting over the shock of the size & the hardcover of the magazine when recieving issue one, my level of enthusiasm for issue two was, well..doubled. & speaking of double- magazine antidote’s issue two: the shoe issue is twice the size of american vogue’s september issue. yes, i kid you not- it’s that major. fashion publications can also be judged on their advertisers- doubts of which are quickly relinquised by the fact that elie saab’s stunning fragrance campaign starring anja rubik greets you upon cracking the binding & hermes’ fall campaign bids you farewell on the backside of the bookzine. as seen, i chose the magdalena frackowiak cover & recieved it, thinking it was so beautiful- i had to snap a couple of images. in the next series of posts, i will be including some spreads from the issue & further discussing what stands out about these spreads. a sneak of parker gregory & sigrid agren can be seen as well as a few beauty shots of the cover. shot by giampaolo sgura, i am beyond amazed & incredibly impressed by this issue. i’m also very excited to present this issues content & to have been selected as an involved participant in allowing to see something from issue one, onward.

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fall collections, new york: altuzarra

urban refinement is how i would describe the FW11 collection presented by joseph altuzarra. luxurious use of fur was seen on the collections coats as models walked the runway in sheer tops, larger than life parkas, argyle & satin gowns. interesting design was seen in the collections dresses, it was chaotic but still sexy- very interesting. a wide range of basic colors was used for the collection palette as shades of grey, brown, red, white, neutral & black were seen with a bit of gold undertones. equipped with a red statement lip & catlined eye daphne groenveld opened the show as karolina kurkova, karmen pedaru, arizona muse, joan smalls, toni garrn, jacquelyn jablonski, jourdan dunn, frida gustavsson, karlie kloss, magdalena frackowiak, hanne gaby odiele, fei fei sun, jac jagaciak, ashley smith, constance jablonski, liu wen, sigrid agren walked leading to kasia struss, who closed the show. a beautiful collection of daring design that allowed sophisticated pieces to become urbanized through styling.

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fall shwpckg: dna models, new york

as an agency that hosts some of the most well known icons in the industry, DNA models presents their women’s board for the FW11 show season in new york. known names & familiar faces include edita vilkevicute, amanda laine, siri tollerod, magdalena frackowiak, maryna linchuk, hind sahli & kim noorda. while each female named ususally books the biggest & best shows, unseen things can happen once the runway lights are set. i always expect big things from edita, siri, maryna & magdalena- im waiting to see which shows hind sahli will be booking, i love her rich features & have taken notice of her through the few bookings she had with bennetton, H&M & spanish vogue. im also a big fan of kirsi phyrhonen after her stunning italian vogue feature; i anticipate great bookings from her as well this season. a promising set, all in all.

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editorialesque » magdalena frackowiak for muse

appearing for the winter issue of muse, magdalena frackowiak appears in white attire through the lens of maciek kobielski. styled by darcy backler, the spread focuses on more raw forms of beauty, magdalena appears beautifully while the images appear much less polished than other publications like vogue or harper’s bazaar. represented by DNA models, magdalena ranks no. 13 within the top 50 female models of fashion & hails from poland. appearing throughout 2010 for louis vuitton, lanvin, max mara & givenchy campaigns, magdalena is one of the most outstanding female models & her bone structure sets her apart. her ability to transform into the vision of most design directions affords her the opportunity to stay on top.

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