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Tuesday November 8, 2011 11:47 am

As a student at L’École Supérieure des Arts Appliqués Duperré in Paris photographer Damien Blottière studied fashion. Duperré’s emphasis on the applied arts introduced Blottière to the world of fashion, but through various stints as fashion editor for Mixte, Purple, and Dazed & Confused his full embrace of photography was realized. Blottière’s surgically precise photographic collages are used to illustrate the future in VMAN 24 Winter 2011, the “Decades Issue.”

Tuesday November 8, 2011 10:56 am

Crystal Renn has gone from a hollow-cheeked (read: 95 pounds), unhappy young girl to a glowing, curvy, and wildly successful young woman. The model’s trajectory from an unhealthily skinny unknown to the plus-size face of houses like Chanel and Dolce & Gabbana has been well chronicled (she’s been interviewed by The New York Times and Time magazine, to name a few), as has the fact that her plus-size label is now something of a misnomer.

Monday November 7, 2011 5:59 pm

If you’ve ever gone to their Web site or followed their Twitter, then you likely already know of the Armani Exchange Holiday 2011 campaign that features Francisco Lachowski (Ford Men) and Victoria Lee (Ford Women). Such is the popularity of this Armani line that was launched in the early 1990s that this page would be remiss were it not to also pass comment on the luminescent campaign by photographer Matthew Scrivens.

Monday November 7, 2011 7:55 am

Prep Work

A matte leather miniskirt in chocolate brown gives an understated edge to Alana Zimmer’s polished separates. A ladylike white blouse with a sharp collar looks very boarding school under a neat navy pullover, until the oversize shades, alligator clutch, and masculine gold watch hit you, that is. For a playful spin, sweet ballet flats pull it all together.


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