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ICONIC spring/summer editorial
2012 DARLING BEAUTY
The impression of a portrait reflected in a mirror. Beauty that never dies, timeless and at the same time breathless. This is how the photographer shows his intimate impression of the power of beauty nowadays. Photo by Giuseppe Vitariello. Assistant Donato Losurdo.
Everything comes back to my mind, joy, pain, risks iâ€™ve been through ...life Photo by Giuseppe Vitariello. Assistant Donato Losurdo.
She is on the right way to be one of the most viewed girl on the magazine not only for editorials, this because she has been too able to talk with the camera and express true sensations. Feeling free to express herself she posed in front of camera with easiness and energy. Photo by Giuseppe Vitariello. Assistant Donato Losurdo. Make-up Aly Tkacuk.
Obsessed by sparks, womens of today want to see themselves shine everywhere paying attention to earrings, dresses, shoes, jackets. Photo by Giuseppe Vitariello. Assistant Donato Losurdo. Make-up Aly Tkacuk.
ALONE IN THE WEST
So far away from home... Hot sun and cold feelings. Photo by Giuseppe Vitariello. Assistant Donato Losurdo. Fashion editor Chiara Mariotti. Make-up Aly Tkacuk.
FAREWELL WITH LOVE
Cold sensation, cold colors... when a woman goes unfaithful, nothing change or maybe juest a farewell can comes into her life. Photo by Giuseppe Vitariello. Assistant Donato Losurdo. Make-up Aly Tkacuk.
On the first ever printed cover of ICONIC is Aly Tkacuk a new model from Ukraine. In the picture she wears brown leather jacket by Zara Man, gold ring limited edition from the special collaboration of H&M with Versace, earrings by H&M, make-up Dior. Photography by Giuseppe Vitariello, assistant Donato Losurdo.
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ICONIC July/August beauty
The latest hi-tech FOUNDATIONS are the ones we-ve all been WAITING for, says Nicola Moluton. Photo by Giuseppe Vitariello. Assistant Donato Losurdo. Make-up Aly Tkacuk.
Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott
The latest hi-tech FOUNDATIONS are the ones we-ve all been WAITING for, says Nicola Moluton. Photo by Mert and Marcus. Assistant Donato Losurdo. Fashion editor Marcello Sideri
5 ways to wear soft hues
SHOPPING ROUNDUP Not Your Granny’s Florals
The rise of Justin Bieber was such a blinding explosion of hair and smiles and YouTube cuteness that it was easy to miss his music’s ironic achievement. By Jon Dolan. Photo by Inez van Lawmsdree and Vinoodh Matadin.
It’s time to look back. Kylie Minogue come out with her new Greatest Hits, anticipated by the single TIMBOMB, while a new star is coming out in the scene of rap music. It’s all about the dirty verse of Azealia Banks.
Here’s how to channel the most beautiful looks seen on the red carpet.
FROM RUNWAY TO RED CARPET
True beauty rock the red carpet of Cannes Film Festival 2012. Photo by Getty Images.
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Aly Tkacuk as model from Ukraine. In the picture she wears brown leather jacket by Zara Man, gold ring limited edition from the special collaboration of H&M with Versace, earrings by H&M, make-up Dior.
Teresa at her first quarter. In the picture she wears denim shirt with silver studs by Denny Rose, white top by Tezrnis, french panties by Intimissimi, make-up Dior.
ICONIC THE LAWS OF FASHION issue #, CONTRIBUTORS
GIUSEPPE VITARIELLO DONATO LOSURDO MARCELLO SIDERI ROSANNA LORUSSO ALY TCKAUK MELANIA MARGIOTTA MARIKA TAMBORRA TERESA VITARIELLO ANDREA CORSANO CHIARA MARIOTTI MARIA FRANCESCA BOVE
The impression of a portrait reflected in a mirror. Beauty that never dies, timeless and at the same time breathless. This is how the photographer shows his intimate impression of the power of beauty nowadays.
photographer Giuseppe Vitariello assistant Donato Losurdo
Brown leather jacket by Zara Man, gold ring limited edition from the special collaboration of H&M with Versace, earrings by H&M, make-up Dior.
Synthetic neck wool by Bottega Veneta, gold ring H&M, earrings by H&M,.
NEWS IN FASHION
5Ways To Wear
It’s all too easy to get in a dark color rut when getting dressed. Ensconcing yourself in black, gray, and navy creates a solid uniform you can trust will always make you look slim and cool; those colors also happen to go with any accessory in your wardrobe. The only problem with all of your dark threads is that they get you in a boring wardrobe funk. Remember when you used to see pretty things and get excited about wearing them? Now is the time to rekindle your childlike love of tea party dresses and Easter-egg colors. Spring 2012 was awash in what fashion journalists are terming “sorbets.” They’re actually not as difficult to pull off as you might think. It’s worth looking at some runway trends to find inspiration for your own lighter spring looks. Glide into the office on a high, diaphanous note and let femininity rule the boardroom.
Louis Vuitton This sunny yellow color really flatters warm skin tones. A little jacket such as this over a shift is perfect for running in and out of air conditioned shops and offices. Prada A pale pink knee-length skirt will speak to the ballerina inside of every fashionista’s heart.
TopShop Coral Shark Print Clasp Purse $16
Before you hit the stores to buy up what your closet has been missing for so long, think about your coloring. No, it’s not about whether you’re an autumn, spring, or winter, that old fad has been out for decades. There is actually a pink, blue, and yellow shade suitable for every woman, determined by your skin’s undertones. There are two choices: warm or cool. A woman of color can be cool, just as a woman who thinks of herself as “pale” or “pasty” can be warm-toned. How can you tell? Go ahead and turn your wrist over so the underside is showing. Look at your veins. If they have a greenish cast you’re warm, if they have a purplish cast you’re cool. Cool-toned ladies should stay with cool colors and warm with warm. Take yellow for example, a sunshine yellow is best on a warm-toned gal, whereas a light, barely there yellow works on cool tones.
Ralph Lauren Cool skin tones look divine in this icy blue color. Pair it with one of your gray pieces for something simple and chic.
Now that you’re armed with tone advice, take a look at some of the best runway looks of the season and see if you can’t get excited to add some soft, light colors into your looks.
Ralph Lauren The palest of hues and the lightest of fabrics work well for a picnic on a sunny day. The maxi length can be dressed up with jewelry and metallic sandals or dressed down with a brown belt and leather flats. Warm skin tones look best in something like this; such vintage faded colors tend to wash out cool skin tones.
Ralph Lauren This green frock rides the line between mint and jewel-toned and it’s a perfect transition piece from spring to summer.
Obsessed by sparks, womens of today want to see themselves shine everywhere paying attention to earrings, dresses, shoes, jackets. No worry about confortable, they wear everything that makes them shine as stars.
Photography Giuseppe Vitariello assistant Donato losurdo hair and make-up Aly Tckacuk
She wear a red dress by Versace Jeans spring/summer 2012 with golden studs details on the straps. Earrings by Bulgari Vintage Collection, make-up EstĂŠe Lauder
Black dress by Versace Jeans spring/ summer 2012 with golden studs details, jewels limited edition by Versace for H&M, black shoes by Patrizia Pepe, make-up EstĂŠe Lauder.
Not Your Granny’s Florals
The time has come to retire your cozy and equally boring winter uniform. Get a head start on spring’s bright palette by adding in a few floral pieces. We know what you’re thinking: flowers for spring? How original. Put the been-there-donethat attitude aside and start to think of this annual trend in a bigger, bolder way. This season, forget about the grannychic micro prints that tend to emulate an overgrown garden; instead, get your hands on some of the more graphic pieces that are sure to make your outfit a complete show-stopper. On the top-left H&M Pants $14.95. On the left J.Crew Peplum Top € 280.
Left. Zara Floral Print TShirt € 28,00.
On the top Zara fish print dress 79,95 €. Gleeso Printed Canvas Short 132 € at Ted Baker London.
On the top, Stones Risch Blazer 119 € at Piperlime. Julie Haus Devi Dress 364 € at Shopbop.
FIRST QUARTER EVERYTHING COMES BACK TO MY MIND JOYS, PAIN, RISKS I’VE BEEN THROUGH ...LIFE photographed by Giuseppe Vitariello assistant Donato Losurdo
Black jacket by Denny Rose ss 2012, bras by Intimissimi, make-up EstĂŠe Lauder.
White top Tezenis, french panties Intimissimi, denim shirt Denny Rose, make-up Dior.
BEGINNING On the road of succes. Marika the new face of IM agency makes her first shooting for the magazine. Lensed as never did before. She is on the right way to be one of the most viewed girl on the magazine not only for editorials, this because she has been too able to talk with the camera and express true sensations. Feeling free to express herself she posed in front of camera with easiness and energy. She is Marika right here just for you.
Photographer Giuseppe Vitariello assistant Donato Losurdo hair and make-up Aly Tkacuk
Quilted jacket with gold strings Les Copains, red pants by Denny Rose ss 2011, black top by Tezenis, pullover by Bershka, leather bracelet with gold details by Zara, make-up Calvin Klein Cosmetics.
Wool jacket Coperativa Pescatori Posillipo, silver leggins by Tezenis, white shirt with print by Zara Man, shoes by Converse, jewels by H&M, make-up Calvin Klein Cosmetics.
The latest hi-tech FOUNDATIONS are the ones we-ve all been WAITING for, says Nicola Moluton
The antidote to our pin-sharp, high-definition, 40 megapixels-and-counting world? It’s all a blur. Smothering the skin with light-diffusing particles and complexion-blurring pigmentsthat impart a “halo effect” is the approach taken by beauty companies right now, with foundations benefitting from the kind of cutting-edge science normally reserved for anti-ageing miracle creams. Estée Lauder’s invisible Fluid Makeu, £27, is so wightless that it appears to dissipate almost entirely on applicatio, leaving nothing but a flattering glow. Foam foundationsgive a hazier finish than traditional fluid textures, and the newest - Shu Uemura’s Face Architect, £29, and Maybelline’s Dream Nude Airfoam, £9 - are more luminous than ever. Daniel Sandler’s new Invisible Radiance Foundation, £28 , gives fuller coverage without forgoing the glow, while L’Oréal Paris’s Lumi Magique, £11, comes in a range of primer, concealer and foundation so you can layer its Liquid Light technology and positively radiate with soft-focus brilliance. Megapixels, we fear you no longer. In this picture: the make-up artist used a Red Lipstick by CK Calvin Klein Cosmetics to give a little touch of glamour to her lips (says Aly).
A lone in the west
Photographer Giuseppe Vitariello assistant Donato Losurdo editor Chiara Mariotti hair and make-up Aly Tkacuk
Black coat by Les Copains, black suite with rubber band on the ankles by Denny Rose ss 2011, leather bracelet with gold details by Zara, necklace with leather strap and gold plate by Zara, make-up Collistar and Chanel cosmatics.
Wool jacket Zara, blue dress with bow by Fix Design, shoes by Tata Italia, jewels by Zara,
Tull dress with denim waistcoat Denny Rose, leather bracalet with gold details by Zara, earring by H&M accessories.
It’s all about Mert & Marcus
“We do Mert & Marcus pictures. Without Mert it would’nt be a Mert & Marcus picture, without Marcus it wouldn’t be a Mert & Marcus picture”
This is a world where nothing remains anonymous for long. Where even an editor’s slightest move becomes the subject of fashion gossip, sending the rumor mill spinning with sotries of intrigue. Where the personale details of fashion’s leading lights are passionately deliberated over in the dimmed light of East End pubs and East Village eateries. In today’s culture of imposed accessibility, Mert & Marcus have, despite their fame, remained velied in mystique, beyond the reach of the prying lenses af the blog paparazzi and Twitter stars. With every year, every story and every campaign, the myth of Mert & Marcus has gown stronger. With no furtherado, for the first time, in their own images and words they told the story of the reclusive duo who have defined fashion photography over the past decade. Interview by Erik Torstensson
MUSIC THE BIBER-BIT
JUSTIN BIEBER The rise of Justin Bieber was such a blinding explosion of hair and smiles and YouTube cuteness that it was easy to miss his music’s ironic achievement: its light touch. His first two releases – the 2009 EP My World and 2010’s full-length My World 2.0 – were snuggle-fresh and butterfly-light, luxuriating in R&B bubblegum and first-blush puppy lust. At a time when 12-year-olds can get porn on their iPod Touches, the Biebs made flirty innocence thrive. But Justin’s 18 now, legal and, according to Believe, fully lethal. “Swag, swag, swag on you/Chillin’ by the fire while we’re eating fondue,” he sings on the sinewy electro-pop single “Boyfriend,” easing the transition from pup to playa in one of the year’s more awesome lyrics. On Believe, Biebs’ voice has deepened (physically and digitally), the beats are more driving and libidinous, the sonic settings more intense and wide-ranging. Bieber aspires to the tight versatility of his benefactor Usher, who is one of the album’s executive producers. Bieber’s revamped sound makes room for universalist Euro-house (“All Around the World”) and high-drama hip-hop boom (“As Long as You Love Me”), and on “Right Here,” Drake and Bieber go low-talking Lothario to low-talking Lothario. It’s cosmopolitan pop sophistication, designed to make this the Bieber album 18-and-over
folks can like without feeling like they’re joining NAMBLA. Believe’s recently legal euphemisms aren’t always smooth. On “Fall,” he croons, somewhat ickily, “If you spread your wings, you can fly away with me.” Sometimes he barrels through euphemism entirely. The bonus track, “Maria,” about a real-life fan’s phony paternity suit, is “Billie Jean” by way of Matt Lauer Reports – “She’s crazy/Crazy in love!” Bieber sings, sowing his celebrityvictimhood oats. Sometimes, however, the results are excellent and hilarious. On the Max Martin-produced disco-inferno “Beauty and the Beat,” Nicki Minaj swoops down like a horny hawk: “Justin Bieber/ You know I’m gonna hit ‘em with the ether/Buns out, wiener/But I gotta keep an eye out for Selena.” Bieber doesn’t have the soulful vocal snaps of a Justin Timberlake or the shockand-awe charisma of a Britney Spears. His gently sparkling persona can get overwhelmed by all the sonic gear-switching, technological tomfoolery and sweaty come-ons; it can all feel a bit rushed. The best song on Believe, “Thought of You,” has it both ways, combining the impulse to wait with the impulse to get down into a pure-pop fever dream. Over producer Diplo’s superhero piano stabs, double-time hand claps and a whoosh-trance build that leads to a chorus Lady Gaga would give her favorite wig for, Bieber goes into spirals of falsetto rapture as a cyclone of contradictory emotion: “I’m in love with the thought of you/Not the things you do,” he admits. It’s the moment where Justin lives most honestly in the swag-and fondue-deprived world of his fans – crushed out to the point of asphyxiation, pulled in a million directions, chasing feelings he can’t understand to consequences he’ll probably regret. It’s where he’s a kid again. By JON DOLAN
On the right the cover of the new album named “BELIEVE” with the first single “BOYFRIEND”.
COMING OUT The long-awaited debut EP from this Harlem MC is four tracks – including her breakthrough single, “212,” and more shit talk than you’d get at a Friday night nail salon – that spin hip-hop backward and forward. Banks kicks things off with chatty Franglish rhymes, but she also quotes A Tribe Called Quest and spits fire over bulbous deep-house jams cooked up by progressive Brooklyn producer Machinedrum. More, please. By WILL HERMES
With electronic grooves dominating Top 40 radio, Australia’s Kylie Minogue and her euphoric dance pop are more relevant than ever. This 21-track set plays like a crash course in the history of international club style – from the aerobic corn of her fluke 1988 hit “The Loco-Motion” to 2010’s feistier French house-inspired “Get Outta My Way.” By BARRY WALTERS
Sneakers Rise to New Heights this Season Get a major height boost without the pain of high heels in this yearâ€™s hottest footwear, sneakers. Whether it be ultra-luxe high-tops, sneaker-style boots, or color-blocked sneaker wedges, designers have jumped on the sneaker wagon producing incredibly stylish and fashion-forward footwear that feel both modern and fresh. With so many choices out there, take a look at the top fashion sneakers, that make us more than giddy to walk tall.
A Mirror for Your Feet Definitely not for the faint of heart, these mirror sneakers from Margiela are not only attention-grabbing, they pretty much steal the whole spotlight off of anyone or anything. If you have fashion guts, these are the right sneakers for you. These gold high-top sneaker feature lace-up front and velcro ankle straps that make for a very sleek and modern design. Pair these futuristic high-tops with a frilly dress for hyper contrast or with skinny jeans and a tank top to boost your outfit. Rita Ora wears Maison Martin Margiela Line 22 Mirror Sneakers 530 euro.
SneakerBoot-Hybrid If you consider racing to sample sales a sport, then these sneakerstyle boots from See by Chloe might be just the right fit for you. While not exactly full-fledge athletic gear, sporty features like laces, velcro-fastening ankle straps, and striped rubber soles will get you into the sneaker trend with fashion-forward feet. Not only are these leather co-
vered sneaker wedges hip and chic, they are also super comfy, just as if you were wearing... sneakers. See By Chloe Leather and Suede Sneaker Style Ankle Boots 310 euro.
Sneakers have never looked this glamorous. Undoubtedly, itâ€™s shoe master, Giuseppe Zanotti, who brings such luxury, bordering on decadence, to high-tops. The metallic blush leather softens the punk-chic spikes, while zip fastening hardware gives these lustrous sneakers edgy features. These ultra glam kicks will boost any casual outfit, or provide edge to girly attire. Giuseppe Zanotti Studded Metallic Leather Sneakers 670 euro.
While this year’s Cannes Film Festival worked fashion ensembles like no other, it was the gorgeous hair and makeup looks that really captivated. Here’s how to channel the most beautiful looks seen on the red carpet. Arguably Cannes’ most fashionable starlett, Diane Kruger, looked the epitome of elegance during the festival’s opening ceremony. Kruger, who wore a gorgeous Giambattista Valli ensemble, complemented her pastelhued gown with bronze-smokey lids and a glowing complexion. While Kruger’s entire makeup looked beyond flawless, it was her elegant, neat bun that got me swooning. Lana del Rey showed off her sultry side with an Old Hollywood Glamour hairdo. To get Lana’s beautiful retro waves, make sure to prep your hair with a styling product that will keep your locks frizz-free and held in place several hours after application. To achieve this look, prep your hair with Bumble and Bumble’s Styling Cream $25, a lightweight styling cream that will keep your hair in check well into the wee hours of the night. The always gorgeous Reese Witherspoon showed off her growing bump in a stunning Atelier Versace gown. The sparkling navy hue complemented the actress’ fair complexion and bright blue eyes. Reese further highlighted the gown’s shimmery color by opting for smokey blue lids. She topped her sultry eye makeup by rimming her lids with a silver pencil, a makeup trick that will give your eyes an extra pop of light. While Kristen Stewart showed off several beautiful looks while in Cannes, it was her alluring red lip that captured my eye. Complementing her gorgeous red Reem Acra gown, Kristen chose a bold red lip color that brightened her whole visage. Work your own sexy pout with the help of Make Up For Ever’s Rouge Artist Natural in Red $19. This bold and creamy lipstick will leave your lips supple and moisturized for a good eight hours.
TO RED CARPET
As one of fashion’s top runway models, Natasha Poly has the smoldering-eyes thing down pat. On the Gucci fall 2012 catwalk, her unwavering stare was accompanied by pursed blackberry lips that accentuated razor-sharp cheekbones. Poly wore Gucci again over the weekend, at the Cannes Film Festival, only this time her steady gaze was offset by a radiant smile. Sure, Poly’s eyes were rimmed with runway-ready black, but they appeared more elegant than edgy, thanks to a winged shape and softened texture: instead of heavy liner, her look was achieved using L’Oréal Paris Infallible Eye Shadow in Eternal Black. For a flawless complexion, the L’Oréal Paris spokesmodel also wore the brand’s True Match Super-Blendable Makeup, which boasts SPF 17—something that undoubtedly appealed to her: “The one thing I always use is sunscreen,” she once told us. “I enjoy the sun, but I try to be careful.” The 28year old actress wore a black multi coloured Dolce & Gabbana floral gown at the Cannes red carpet this year. The look reminds me of Spanish Flamenco dancers which she carried off really well without looking too dramatic. She wore her hair in a side swept bouffant ponytail which totally compliments her floral dress and natural makeup. I’m digging her shoes, just that they are boring black...where are the colours baby? But then with so much of drama going on the dress, she decided to play safe with the shoes.