Topic: Saskia de Brauw

Guess Which (Female!) Model Landed The Saint Laurent Paris Men’s Campaign?

Guess Which (Female!) Model Landed The Saint Laurent Paris Men's Campaign?

Last week, we met Casey Legler, a striking female artist working as a male model (she’s even on the men’s board at Ford). We were so very excited to encounter a female trailblazer of this sort, after a few seasons dominated by Andrej Pejic. Apparently, though, we spoke too soon, because right out of the gate this week comes the brand new Spring 2013 Saint Laurent Paris menswear campaign, starring one of our favorite models, Saskia de Brauw… who happens to be a very beautiful woman. More »

Gallery: The Best Fashion Models Of 2011

Gallery: The Best Fashion Models Of 2011

Okay, we promise this is our last 2011 round-up (it is, after all, 2012). We’ve already sifted through the best red carpet looks of last year, its most controversial advertisements, the best and worst dressed and the most annoying… now we must celebrate all of its best fashion models. This year saw Karlie Kloss shoot for the title of supermodel, Crystal Renn land her first (and much-deserved) Vogue cover, the startling debut of Saskia de Brauw, the rise of Arizona Muse, the continuing reign of Freja Beha Erichsen and the all-out domination of Andrej Pejic. Check out these and more of the year’s top models, then tell us your favorite. More »

Karl Lagerfeld Designed A Special Collection For Net-a-Porter

Karl Lagerfeld Designed A Special Collection For Net-a-Porter

Karl Lagerfeld doesn’t sleep: between his many designing duties (Chanel, Fendi, Lagerfeld) and collaborations (Macy’s Impulse), the man’s also a full-time fashion photographer, makes everything from wine labels to perfumes and has to devote an hour or two a day to hating ugly children. Still, he managed to fire off another collection: this time for online shopping powerhouse Net-A-Porter.
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Ready-To-Click: Marc Jacobs Monday

Ready-To-Click: Marc Jacobs Monday

Marc Jacobs to the movies? -Styleite

Do good $10 jeans really exist? -Refinery29

Michelle Obama opts for Tracy Reese. -Poshglam

Classic coats for plus-size women. -The Frisky

The top 10 free fashion-centric iPhone apps. -The High Low

An extremely disturbing Smurfette makeup how-to. -StyleList

Some warm Fall coats on a budget. -College Candy

Take Halloween costumes to the bedroom? – YourTango

Fall-appropriate fragrances. Betty Confidential

…And beauty. -Birchbox

Mert & Marcus’ Love Editorial Stars Supermodels, Hints At Bestiality & Necrophilia… But Is It Beautiful?

Mert & Marcus' Love Editorial Stars Supermodels, Hints At Bestiality & Necrophilia... But Is It Beautiful?

Love magazine is making quite a splash with its August issue: rolling out a bunch of different covers, featuring established top models (Lara, Mariacarla), up-and-comers (Daphne G), and young Hollywood muses (Hailee Steinfeld, Elle Fanning). The covers are all striking and moody (each star is crying, after all) but none of them so much as approach the darkness of Mert & Marcus’ editorial within, What Lies Beneath. Starring a cadre of major models–Lara Stone, Mariacarla Boscono, Saksia de Brauw, Kristen McMenamy, Guinevere van Seenus–and alludes to sex, death, myth (Leda & the Swan!), and a nightmarish mix of all three. Also, it’s full of nudity, so be warned. More »

Gallery: The Cover Spread of Carine Roitfeld’s Final French ‘Vogue’ Is Here

Gallery: The Cover Spread of Carine Roitfeld's Final French 'Vogue' Is Here

A little while back, I had a minor freakout when Carine Roitfeld cast a then-(mostly) unknown Dutch model named Saskia de Brauw to be the face of her final cover at Vogue Paris. I freaked out mostly because Saskia is 1) awesome looking and 2) 29, which is (unfortunately) straight up old for a model to breakthrough. It’s a striking, strange, slightly unnerving cover (the polar opposite of Emmanuelle Alt’s inaugural cover featuring Gisele Bundchen) and here’s the accompanying editorial, which also features whitehot new-ish comer Daphne Groeneveld, who was, alas, at the more common age of 15 when she appeared on the cover of her first French Vogue. The shoot–lensed by Mert & Marcus, styled by Carine–has a seedy, off-putting, voyeuristic feel to it, as if the images were nothing more than stills from security camera footage. What do you think? Was this a strong way to go out? (Also, it’s Vogue Paris, so there’s some nip. If your workplace is not down with mostly-unsexy Fashion Nudity, you may want want to stop at slide 12). More »