25 Magazine Issue 2 Preview | Toni Garrn


Erotica, fashion, and art. 25 Magazine has it all. In this 25 Magazine Issue 2 preview, Toni Garrn tantalises in an abstract fashion that has become the magazine’s signature.

Allow me to leave you with a surprisingly safe-for-work preview along with some quotes from model-turned-editor of 25 Magazine, Anja Rubik, as she shares her thoughts on a women’s sexuality –a subject predominant in every issue. It just never gets old doesn’t it?

25 magazine issue 2, anja rubik

“I want to start by saying that working on 25 every day has changed my life. Of course taking on the role of Editor and meeting the rotating cast of contributors to the journal were new for me, and I was ready for that challenge and will be forever. What I was not ready for was the reaction to the last issue’s use of erotica. The unexpected backlash made me realize that our generation is more conservative than that of our parents. Basically, celebrating a woman’s body as having a sexuality instead of merely being sexual is viewed as wrong. The media operates on a paradox—it’s no secret—where selling the notion of unobtainable beauty is allowed, while portraits of women just being women are simultaneously shunned. However, I still want to continue pushing the boundaries of what a female fashion magazine can be.”

25 Magazine issue 2, Anja Rubik

“A woman is present” is the title of our second issue and it’s dedicated to women who have made a remarkable impact on our world today, breaking the glass ceiling in the fields of design, fashion, and art. Some have created their own successful brands from the ground up, and others are the head designers of major fashion houses. One such example is Marina Abramović. Throughout her career, she has walked The Great Wall, sat in museums for seven hundred and fifty hours, and scored manifestos. MoMA’s 2010 retrospective of her career has solidified her as one of the most remarkable artists of our time. Inside this issue, through letting us into her archives, she shares with us how erotica and how sexual energy lives within her work.”

25 Magazine issue 2, Anja Rubik

“Also in this issue is the iconic Michèle Lamy, best known as the muse to Rick Owens. Lamy agreed to give us a rare glimpse into the brand, including the elusive “Owen’s family,” the people who work with her in the fashion house. The crew are so much more than cogs in a wheel—they eat together, travel together, and are so close that it seems as if they even live together. It was an experience we won’t forget.”

25 Magazine issue 2, Anja Rubik

“For me, starting this magazine has helped me channel the kind of sexual energy I find every woman to possess, and I’m thankful, because it’s opened my eyes to more experiences and the difference we can all make. The women celebrated in these pages have started an important conversation about variations of erotica, and have proven that sexual energy is the source of creation. Without it, where would we be? It’s not an easy question to answer, because the answer continues to be written. I hope we can be a part of it. Enjoy this issue.”

25 Magazine issue 2, Anja Rubik

25 Magazine issue 2, Anja Rubik

25 Magazine issue 2, Anja Rubik

25 Magazine issue 2, Anja Rubik

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The Vogue Italia July 2012 Collections main editorial shot by Steven Meisel, featuring the Fall/Winter 2012/2013 collections has got to be one of the best editorials to date this year –if not the whole of this year.

Starring Vanessa Axente, Julia Nobis, Erjona Ala, Mackenzie Drazan, Lida Fox and Elena Bartels on the three-page cover –all wearing Gucci– with Ros Georgiou, Hedvig Palm and Lula Österdahl in the rest of the shoot, the models managed to blend effortless together while pulling off a myriad of acts that you would never have thought would befit the clothes they were wearing. Immaculate styling by Karl Templer and peculiar yet ingenious set designs by Mary Howard complete this winning editorial spread.

Check out the rest of this spectacular editorial featuring Vanessa Axente, Julia Nobis, Erjona Ala, Mackenzie Drazan, Lida Fox, Elena Bartels, Ros Georgiou, Hedvig Palm and Lula Österdahl by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia July 2012, showcasing the Fall/Winter 2012/2013 Collections below.

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Miu Miu

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Alexander McQueen

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Givenchy

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Comme des Garcons

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Bottega Veneta

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Prada

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Marc Jacobs

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Balenciaga

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Lanvin

Vanessa Axente, Julia Nobis, Erjona Ala, Mackenzie Drazan, Lida Fox, Ros Georgiou, Hedvig Palm, Lula Österdahl, Elena Bartels, Steven Meisel, Karl Templer

Versace

Vanessa Axente, Julia Nobis, Erjona Ala, Mackenzie Drazan, Lida Fox, Ros Georgiou, Hedvig Palm, Lula Österdahl, Elena Bartels, Steven Meisel, Karl Templer

Rick Owens

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Louis Vuitton

Images Courtesy of vogue.it/Steven Meisel

Carine Roitfeld for Barneys Fall Ad Campaign Preview

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Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld wears his own clothes, Carine Roitfeld in Rick Owens.

The Carine Roitfeld for Barneys Fall ad campaign features Carine Roitfeld herself, her daughter Julia Restoin Roitfeld, her son Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld and a host of other names including fashion stylist Marie-Amelié Sauvé, jewelry designer Victoire de Castellane, fashion personality Dasha Zhukova and models Naomi Campbell and Natasha Poly. Shot by Mario Sorrenti, the Carine’s World-themed Barneys Fall Campaign features a myriad of black outfits from the likes of Azzedine Alaïa, Proenza Schouler, Givenchy, Balenciaga, Fendi and The Row. Check out the rest of the Carine Roitfeld for Barneys Fall Ad Campaign Preview below.

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Julia Restoin Roitfeld wears Givenchy.

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Carine Roitfeld wears Rick Owens. This image will also be featured on the cover of the Barneys’ women’s designer book.

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Natasha Poly wears The Row.

“Our goal with the campaign was to create a personal experience with someone who has extraordinary style like Carine.” -Barneys creative director Dennis Freedman

The Carine Roitfeld for Barneys Fall Ad Campaign will launch in Barneys’ stores, barneys.com and various September fashion magazines come September.

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Tilda Swinton | W Magazine August 2011

Tilda Swinton, W Magazine

Veteran actress Tilda Swinton covers the latest W Magazine August 2011 issue and also stars in an editorial spread titled Planet Tilda. Shot by Tim Walker and styled by Jacob Kjeldgaard, the theme was imagined by Tilda Swinton herself and her close aide Jerry Stafford, inspired by Arnold Genthe’s portraits of Greta Garbo, Ingmar Bergman’s The Seventh Seal, and the work of French artist Claude Cahun who is known for toying with the concepts of gender and sexuality in the 1920′s.

Tilda Swinton is pictured in several androgynous looks, some of which were set against a landscape reminiscent of the middle ages while the others featured a simple white background like that of the cover. Tilda Swinton wore mostly monochrome outfits which fitted a mood that was serene and placid; I’m sure this is one of the best W Magazine covers and editorials to date. Agreed?

Tilda Swinton wears a Salvatore Ferragamo silk velvet tuxedo jacket and silk blouse; Acne silk velvet pants with belt; Patricia Underwood for Chris Benz hat and Sermoneta gloves on the cover.

Tilda Swinton, W Magazine, Tim Walker

Tilda Swinton wears a Blumarine wool coat and dress; Stella McCartney fleece wool and cashmere turtleneck; Tommy Hilfiger silk pants; J.W. Anderson cashmere skirt; Patricia Underwood for Chris Benz hat; Comme des Garçons belt; Maison Martin Margiela gloves and Rick Owens boots.

Tilda Swinton, W Magazine, Tim Walker

Tilda Swinton wears a Celine cotton turtleneck top.

Tilda Swinton, W Magazine, Tim Walker

Tilda Swinton wears a Acne wool jacket; Akris wool dress; Tommy Hilfiger silk pants and LaCrasia gloves.

Tilda Swinton, W Magazine, Tim Walker

Tilda Swinton wears a Chloe leather jacket; Maison Martin Margiela polyurethane and polyester dress; Jil Sander cashmere and silk hooded turtleneck; Maison Martin Margiela gloves and Rick Owens boots.

Tilda Swinton, W Magazine, Tim Walker

Tilda Swinton wears a Zero + Maria Cornejo llama hair coat; Hugo Boss cotton turtleneck; John Rocha silk pants; Gucci silk chiffon dress; Eres cap and Rick Owens boots.

Tilda Swinton, W Magazine, Tim Walker

Tilda Swinton wears a Comme des Garçons wool jacket; Hugo Boss cotton and polyester shirt; Acne polyester skirt; Sermoneta gloves; Agent Provocateur hosiery and Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci shoes.

Tilda Swinton, W Magazine, Tim Walker

Tilda Swinton wears a Giorgio Armani wool and silk jacket and Sermoneta gloves.

Tilda Swinton, W Magazine, Tim Walker

Tilda Swinton wears a VPL latex coat and dress; National Theatre Costume Hire Store bodysuit and Maison Martin Margiela boots.

Tilda Swinton, W Magazine, Tim Walker

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Tilda Swinton wears a Haider Ackermann wool caftan with silk lapels and wool pants; Ralph Lauren Black Label cashmere sweater; Haider Ackermann belt and Burberry shoes.

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Tilda Swinton wears a Stella McCartney wool, polyamide, and elastane jacket; twill and rayon blouse; and rayon pants; National Theatre Costume Hire Store bodysuit and Sermoneta gloves.

Read the full article on Tilda Swinton for W Magazine where she talks about her dabble with fashion. Tilda Swinton is also the star of the Pringle of Scotland Fall 2011 campaign; video below.

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Sasha Pivovarova by Hedi Slimane | Vogue Japan August 2011

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Hedi Slimane photographed Sasha Pivovarova for an editorial spread titled Tough Love for Vogue Japan August 2011, styled by Mika Mizutani. Characteristic of Hedi Slimane, Sasha Pivovarova was shot in mostly black and white imagery donning soon-to-be-released Fall 2011 collections from the likes of Louis Vuitton, Azzedine Alaia, Gucci, Rick Owens, Ann Demeulemeester, Balenciaga and Haider Ackermann among others.

I don’t know if I will ever get bored with Hedi Slimane’s style and his mostly blonde subjects like Sasha Pivovarova here. Till then, while we wait for his return to fashion design, let’s indulge for now, shall we?

Sasha Pivovarova, Hedi Slimane, Vogue Japan, photography

Sasha Pivovarova, Hedi Slimane, Vogue Japan, photography

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Sasha Pivovarova, Hedi Slimane, Vogue Japan, photography

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Sasha Pivovarova, Hedi Slimane, Vogue Japan, photography

Sasha Pivovarova, Hedi Slimane, Vogue Japan, photography

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