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through the lens of mariano vivanco, styled by beth fenton, cindy crawford appears for muse magazine. shot for the publication’s summer 2013 issue, cindy appears flawless as ever in my follow up post which praised her as the all american girl. what is particularly interesting about cindy and has remained interesting since her career began is her signature beauty mark. the mole was at first seen as a flaw by casting agent and modeling agencies but eventually became crawford’s industry distinction. the ability to turn a flaw into something beautiful is really where fashion and cultural impact live. while more individualized flaws like gapped teeth or awkward body language have now become glamorized, it’s nice to see cindy still killing it.

it appears that a comeback of the original supers is well underway. with naomi campbell and cindy still making waves editorially for the past four years, linda evangelista remains a favorite of photographers steven meisel and karl lagerfeld and has more recently began booking covers again. for the fall campaign season, christy turlington, who has been a long time contracted face for maybelline cosmetics, has reportedly shot a campaign for calvin kleing. this holds true to what i spoke of in the post prior to this one- true supermodels never die. while the industry has made a valiant effort to bring such females to the surface through manipulation of advertising and overall presence, its pretty safe to say that there will never be another 90’s supermodel moment for us. at least not for very, very long. while the original supers remain consistent, the new girls still have a lot to learn. perfect choice by vivanco, going with sepia- it adds a feel of classic that accentuates cindy’s place in fashion history.

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daria strokous for vogue russia

represented by women model management, daria graces has had a consistent string of recent hits which have earned her a no. 19 ranking within the top 50 female model ranking in fashion. shot by mariano vivanco, you may recognize daria from her runway rampage- as she walked the couture shows for dior, valentino, alais, elie saab & giambattista valli. strongly visible in all aspects of high end fashion, aside from landing this august cover, daria graces W korea’s august cover & has booked the FW11 jil sander campaign; a return for strokous considering that she also booked the sander label’s spring campaing. the cover shot is polished & refined, vivianco hits his mark especially well as the russian model sits poised. as a slight indication of what may be revealed behind the cover, the cosmetic elements channel a mod, twiggy vibe. i like the dark nails & the heavy liner but have never been a fan of flat hair. originally signed to IMG in 2007, daria is seemingly hitting her stride which can see her star rising for the upcoming show season. while not a completely outstanding face amidst the dozens of girls who look similar to her- all it takes is a campaign & a mean ass runway walk to take the spot. real shit, after being shot by steven meisel & becoming the face of prada, what else is really left?  put this one on your radar & we’ll find out.

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hercules celebrates five year anniversary

what yo’ name iz? andres velencoso-sgura, emilio flores, diego fragoso,
travis cannata & parker gregory

in one of the best male model cover series’ in fashion publication, hercules magazine flexes their casting muscle in celebrating their 5th year anniversary with some new & veteran male faces. seen bordered in radiant red, each image is different & stunning all the same- shot by paola kudacki & mariano vivanco, hercules is one of my favorite male style publications. im definitely looking forward to taking an in-depth look at this issue, as im expecting some major celebratory work.

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lady gaga for i-d

poised to be honored at this years CFDA awards as a fashion icon, lady gaga has made no attempts to go full steam ahead with her intent to conquer the world of pop culture, music & fashion through constant exposure & in your face attitude. shot in this grayscaled image by mariano vivanco, gaga is on a quest to use her new album as a platform for yet another visual transformation, borrowing influence from alexander mcqueen’s SS10 plato’s atlantis collection; which was the platform gaga used to debut her international smash, “bad romance”. in using prosthetics, gaga is knowledgeable in her efforts to adapt bits & pieces from others & apply them to her ‘fame dripped’ persona.  already a developed fashion darling, gaga’s stylish is the creative director of the revived thierry mugler label, which gaga walked & sonically soundtracked in paris for both the labels menswear & womenswear shows. in addition to being heavily involved at mugler, rick genest, the face of mugler menswear, also appears in her “born this way” music video, which is the lead single of her album of the same title. while the most interesting thing about gaga is her habits of constant image hi-jacking, i will say that this cover is stunning & her mcqueen inspiration is well applied. but at which point do celebrities & their labels decide that you’ve surpassed the level of overexposure. from the runway to the charts, on the blogs & front page news. isn’t gaga tiring us as an audience.

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rick genest for mugler, fall

as a rising star for his involvement with mugler & fittingly alongside gaga for her ‘born this way’ campaign, rick genest appears for the fall campaign for mugler menswear. shot in black & white, relatively similar to the collections hype previews before the first collection debuted, i feel as though the campaign images make the collection that much more chic. im very about contrast- whether it be black against white, pink against yellow, light against dark or with something more subdued against something extreme. i love the simplicity that is felt in being contrasted to rick’s over the top tatted body. while in the past years we’ve seen male models tap into the tattoo subculture, no model has ever been this vividly tatted & working in fashion. not represented by an agency & seemingly below industry height requirements, genest is setting the stage for a new world of models to open up. shot by mariano vivanco & styled by mugler creative direction, nicola formichetti, rick is the official face of the brand for as far as we can see. while i do admire the groundbreaking move to cast genest- doesn’t he prove to be a distraction to the clothes rather than a compliment? models are a large factor of fashion as they either compliment or take away from the effect of design. one things for sure, when you see genest, the last thing you’re looking at are the clothes. while pop phenom gaga proves to be the distraction of choice for womenswear- is there a greater message at what we’re being distracted by or is there an underlying simplicity that is simply itching to be redefined? all that aside, this definitely gets us thinking.  

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editorialesque » snejana for numéro korea

snejana opopka is represented women model management.
you’ve recently seen her in the gucci cruise ad campaign with natasha poly.
i always like a dope dark edge when regarding image, it provides more depth.
the styling in this edit is death, the sequin harem pant & the balmain coat in image two. ill.
images shot by mariano vivanco for numéro korea no. 17, december.
sick styling credit to charles vareene.

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snejana onopka for numéro korea

snejana is represented by women model managment.
she appears for cover of the december issue of korean numéro.
usually sporting more natural looks, snejana is seen completely transformed.
& this cover aint shit compared to the editorial that is inside the issue.
photographic cover credit to mariano vivanco.

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