Hourglass Cosmetics Launches Empowering Lipstick Campaign, GIRL, With 90s Supermodel Jenny Shimizu

We live in a world of unprecedented reach; it’s a time when anyone can use their influence for good,” – Jenny Shimizu

Hourglass Cosmetics is proud to announce the launch of GIRL, a lipstick collection intended to help recognize the good in others and yourself. At the center of the campaign are 20 shades, from Protector to Activist, Innovator to Visionary, brought to life by model-turned-role-model Jenny Shimizu and the #GIRLFORGOOD social media campaign.

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Jenny Shimizu

Hourglass Cosmetics was founded in 2004 when beauty industry veteran Carisa Janes saw a void in the beauty market. Founded with a commitment to reinventing luxury cosmetics, Hourglass has carved a niche for itself as an innovative beauty brand.

Hourglass exists at the revolutionary intersection of science, beauty and luxury. The brand is acclaimed for its breakthrough formulations, technological innovations and unwavering commitment to reinvention. Complexion products are infused with the most groundbreaking active ingredients available to create unbelievably surreal skin. Distinguished by sensorial textures, modern color collections, and sleek custom packaging—Hourglass puts the art in state-of-the-art.Hourglass-Logo-New

Having launched at Barneys New York in 2004, Hourglass is now available at retailers worldwide including Bergdorf Goodman, Nordstrom, John Lewis, Lane Crawford, Blue Mercury, Harvey Nichols, Mecca, Net-A-Porter, Liberty, Space NK, Urban Retreat at Harrod’s, as well as Sephora stores in the US, Mexico, Brazil, Italy, Canada, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. For a list of authorized Hourglass retailers, please visit our online store locator.

Hourglass opened its flagship retail store in 2014, located on Abbot Kinney Blvd, in Venice, California. The 1400-square-foot space features sleek, modern design and sophisticated visuals. The store carries the full Hourglass line, features exclusive merchandise and offers full makeup services.

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The Hourglass Girl Lip Stylo Collection

90s supermodel Jenny Shimizu makes a return to modeling for the launch of GIRL. An iconic image transcends convention and resonates with meaning beyond its surface. No truer words describe the work of Jenny Shimizu. More than a decade after stepping in front of the camera lens, the supermodel, actress and media personality has shined whether dominating the catwalk, working in independent cinema or serving as a judge on the hit Bravo reality show, Make Me A Supermodel.

Born in San Jose, California in June 1967, Jenny grew up in Santa Maria, California and attended California State University, Northridge on a basketball scholarship. She later moved to Los Angeles to open a car garage. Soon after, Jenny was approached by a casting director while saddling her motorcycle outside an L.A. nightclub and introduced to Calvin and Kelly Klein. The designers were looking for a singular, androgynous face to represent their new fragrance, CK One. She landed her first fashion show for Calvin Klein at the Hollywood Bowl, followed by the pioneering black and white ad campaign. After came Banana Republic’s “American Beauty” campaign by Bruce Weber, which cast Jenny front and center on a Times Square billboard. From there, Jenny worked for such designers as Versace, Prada, Jean Paul Gaultier, Yohji Yamamoto, Donna Karan, Anna Sui, Thierry Mugler, Levi’s, J. Crew, The Gap, L.A. Eyeworks and the United Colors of Benetton. In addition, she also modeled in the world renowned Pirelli calendar and was featured in beauty campaigns for Clinique and Shiseido. Throughout the 90’s Jenny appeared in magazine editorials for Italian Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, Allure, Elle, Marie Clare, Italian Glamour, French Glamour and the cover of Australian Vogue. Jenny has shot with fashion’s most celebrated photographers including Richard Avedon, Bruce Weber, Irving Penn, Steven Meisel, Michael Thompson, Mario Sorrenti, Michel Comte, Mario Testino, Ellen Von Unwerth, Paolo Roversi, David LaChapelle, Sean Mortensen, Dusan Reljin and David Sims to name a few.

Likewise, her image is exhibited in museums and books all over the world. Exhibits include The Model as Muse (Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2009) and Catherine Opie: American Photographer, Retrospective (Guggenheim Museum, 2008); as well as a permanent exhibit at the Pirelli Museum. Books include Any Objections? by Mario Testino; Couples by Ellen Von Unwerth; The Art of Makeup by Kevyn Aucoin; Fifty Years of Fashion: New Look to Now by Valerie Steele; and The House of Klein: Fashion, Controversy and Business Obsession by Lisa Marsh.

In 1993 Jenny became personally involved with Madonna, after making a cameo in the music video “Rain” (1993). Then came Foxfire (1996), Jenny’s first feature film and leading role, cast opposite of former love, Angelina Jolie. Despite the flood of gossip she received, Jenny has never been shy or apologetic of her high profile relationships. While in her early 20’s Todd Hughes cast Jenny in the madcap, John Waters-esque murder mystery Ding Dong (1995) and in the early 2000’s the two reunited in The New Women (2001). Jenny’s recent works includes the award-winning feature film, Itty Bitty Titty Committee (2007) directed by Jamie Babbitt; two short films, Four Steps (2009) and Tools 4 Fools (2009); and the feature film, Bob’s New Suit (2009). Continue reading

David Yurman Debuts Fall/Holiday 2016 Advertising Campaign

This season, David Yurman evolves its iconic advertising with a new campaign that also includes a series of six short movies by celebrated photographer Bruce Weber. Featuring models Natalia Vodianova, Jean Campbell, Dilone and other notables, David Yurman once again creates a disruptive campaign that will have broad appeal, touching those who are drawn to the spirit of the imagery.

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An image from the new David Yurman Ad Campaign featuring Natalia Vodianova shot by Bruce Weber (PRNewsFoto/David Yurman)

Since the beginning, David Yurman revolutionized the jewelry and design worlds with advertising campaigns that were a divergence from the typical still life jewelry ads at the time, bringing lifestyle and energy into the photos. This new campaign evolves the brand story and connects it to a youthful spirit and legacy. The photos capture the essence of David Yurman as the quintessential American luxury brand that expresses jewelry in a relaxed and comfortable setting. Creative direction was led by Shahid & Company.

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Dilone in the David Yurman Fall/Holiday 2016 Advertising Campaign

The lifestyle campaign highlights the unconventional artistry for which the brand is known, both through image and product alike. The women in the campaign including Vodianova capture the epitome of a David Yurman woman who is self-confident, empowered and down to earth. The campaign was shot in Southampton, New York, and styled by Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele. The images speak to the intent of the brand since the beginning that jewelry is worn to express each individual person’s style and that the jewelry has always been designed to be layered.

Sometimes in fashion you do a sitting and it’s like a Mixed Martial Arts event,” said Weber about the campaign. “But working for David and Sybil Yurman was an exploration into knowing how beautiful jewelry dictates who a person is. I like their openness and their trust, which is rare.”

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David Yurman Fall/Holiday 2016 Advertising Campaign shot by Bruce Weber

The brand’s new collections are featured throughout, with an emphasis on the yellow gold Pure Form, Stax and Supernova collections for women. The Cable Collectibles, Belmont Curve Link and Solari collections round out the narrative, in addition to iconic David Yurman pieces. For men, the Maritime, Forged Carbon and Chevron collections take center stage, punctuated throughout with David Yurman Revolution timepieces.

Bruce Weber has done an incredible job interpreting the spirit of the brand and evolving the expression to encompass more joy, movement and optimism,” said Gabriella Forte, Chief Executive Officer, David Yurman. “When we look at our customers all over the world, we find a sense of passion and youthfulness that has almost nothing to do with age and everything to do with their outlook. The short films Bruce shot are a nod to vintage home movies that capture the essence of the family portrait, which is so important to the brand. Continue reading

Barneys New York Returns to Downtown Manhattan With New Flagship Store at Historic Chelsea Location

Barneys New York, the luxury specialty retailer, announced the completion of its new downtown flagship. The opening, earler this week, in Chelsea on 7th Avenue between 16th Street and 17th Street marks the return of the store to the same block that the company was founded on in 1923, and where it maintained an iconic presence through the late 1990’s.  The store will occupy almost an entire city block giving a new presence to the 7th Avenue streetscape, and offering a unique and timeless luxury shopping experience for downtown customers.

Barneys New York Downtown Flagship - Ground Floor. Photograph by Scott Frances

Barneys New York Downtown Flagship – Ground Floor. Photograph by Scott Frances

Designed by award-winning New York-based architectural firm Steven Harris Architects, the new 55,000 square foot flagship, spanning five floors, will include men’s and women’s RTW, footwear, accessories, cosmetics, a Blind Barber barbershop, and a Freds restaurant, with a luxurious and modern aesthetic consistent with the Barneys New York brand.

Barneys New York Downtown Flagship - Staircase (2). Photograph by Scott Frances

Barneys New York Downtown Flagship – Staircase. Photograph by Scott Frances

While Barneys New York returns to its original roots, the architecture, technology, services and overall experience reflect the ever-evolving modern store it has become today.  State of the art technology and mobile applications enhance the selling experience; beauty and shopping services will cater to those who value time as a luxury; and the restaurant is a nod to Freds on Madison Avenue, but with a menu all its own that emphasizes drinks and small plates.  The Downtown flagship will carry the curated and discerning edit of merchandise for which Barneys New York is known, and will reflect a neighborhood luxury shopping experience.  Top designers such as Dries Van Noten, Givenchy, and Saint Laurent will be available, as well as XO “Exclusively Ours” brands such as Baraboux handbags, and fragrances from Douglas Little.  The Downtown flagship will also launch exclusive capsule collections from Valentino, Alexander Wang, Elder Statesman, and Sidney Garber, among others.  

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Barneys Spring 2016 Campaign “Our Town” By Bruce Weber Celebrates New York City Pictured: Dandy Wellington, Thelma Washington, and Evetta Petty with Ajak Deng. http://thewindow.barneys.com/bruce-weber-our-town-spring-16/

“The opening of our new Downtown flagship is a unique homecoming for Barneys New York,” said Barneys New York CEO Mark Lee. “Born as a single brick and mortar location over 90 years ago, Barneys New York returns to the same New York City block as a modern 21st century retail force that will offer the downtown customer a unique and unprecedented customer experience.”

The thriving Madison Avenue flagship will maintain its presence as the largest Barneys New York store and, coupled with the smaller neighborhood stores in Brooklyn and the Upper West Side, further pays homage to the deep-routed relationship between Barneys and New York City.  To celebrate this longstanding bond, Barneys’ Spring 2016 campaign entitled “Our Town,” shot by Bruce Weber, aims to honor the way that New York City continues to inspire the brand as a whole. 

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Barneys Spring 2016 Campaign “Our Town” By Bruce Weber Celebrates New York City REGULATION YOHJI YAMAMOTO Crêpe De Chine Jacket / REGULATION YOHJI YAMAMOTO Twill “Boxer” Shorts Pictured: Female construction workers Priscilla Gibson and Shantar Gibson with Ajak Deng. http://thewindow.barneys.com/bruce-weber-our-town-spring-16/

The campaign features both portraits and short films highlighting iconic New Yorkers spanning from notable faces such as Bobby Cannavale, Cyndi Lauper, Lady Gaga, Yoko Ono, and Patti Smith, to local characters like iconic Italian restaurant Rao’s owner, Frank Pellegrino, and nightlife icon Ladyfag.  The images and films of “Our Town” depict New York through Weber’s eyes, and find the humanity, individuality, and soul of each eccentric character and location, truly showcasing the diversity and beauty of the city. 

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Barneys Spring 2016 Campaign “Our Town” By Bruce Weber Celebrates New York City Pictured: the Angulo brothers from The Wolfpack, from left: Makunda, Eddie, Bhavagan, and Narayana. http://thewindow.barneys.com/bruce-weber-our-town-spring-16/ 

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The Barneys New York team collaborated with award-winning New York-based architectural firm Steven Harris Architects on the Downtown flagship store, a continuation of the partnership with that began in early 2012 with renovations at the Madison Avenue and Beverly Hills locations.  Under the direction of founding architect Steven Harris and designer Lucien Rees Roberts, the Barneys New York flagships serve as a unique example of retail design for the residential visionaries.  Lalire March Architects serve as the Executive Architect on the project.  

“The store is completely unique compared to any other store downtown.  It is subtle but inordinately luxurious,”said Steven Harris.  “We wanted to create a calm and tranquil environment with a neutral, but richly varied color palate that truly highlights the merchandise.”

The exterior of the Downtown flagship store is defined by the 170 foot stainless steel marquee running along the 7th Avenue façade and wrapping the corner of 16th Street.  The striking store front provides ample space for Barneys’ world-renowned window displays, with two feature windows on 7th Avenue, and three additional windows providing views into the store. 

Barneys New York Downtown Flagship - Staircase. Photograph by Scott Frances

Barneys New York Downtown Flagship – Staircase. Photograph by Scott Frances

A central atrium with an exquisite spiral staircase provides views of the adjoining floors and encourages shoppers to discover the space.  The vast sculptural stair connects the lower Foundation level to the third floor, and serves as an ode to the store design of the original Barneys.  The atrium features glass with a custom abstract design of mirrored vertical, horizontal and diagonal lines inspired by Agnes Martin and Fred Sandback.

Barneys New York Downtown Flagship - Mens Third Floor. Photograph by Scott Frances

Barneys New York Downtown Flagship – Mens Third Floor. Photograph by Scott Frances

The new flagship’s ground level will highlight men’s and women’s leather goods and accessories, as well as women’s fine jewelry.  A volume of black nero marble, carefully placed between the exterior and interior, marks the entry and becomes a dramatic display wall for jewelry.  Mirror polished stainless steel clad columns, evocative of John McCracken‘s work, further open up the space, while hand rubbed brass accents add a level of warmth.  Biomorphic shaped tables made from granite and marble display a curated selection of leather goods and accessories.  Continue reading

Lands’ End Collaborates With Iconic Photographer Bruce Weber On “We Believe In You” Holiday Campaign

Lands’ End has announced a new global, multimedia holiday campaign captured by iconic photographer Bruce Weber. The extraordinary campaign, We Believe in You, visually portrays the heartfelt moments and genuine connections of multi-generational families and friends. These beautiful images and videos will bring the brand’s holiday campaign to life debuting on landsend.com and globally in print, online and on social media beginning in early November.

Lands' End is announcing a new global, multimedia holiday campaign captured by iconic American photographer Bruce Weber. The extraordinary campaign, "We Believe in You", visually portrays the heartfelt moments and genuine connections of multigenerational families and friends.  These beautiful images and videos will bring the brand's holiday campaign to life debuting on landsend.com and globally in print, online and on social media beginning in early November. (PRNewsFoto/Lands' End, Inc.)

Lands’ End is announcing a new global, multimedia holiday campaign captured by iconic American photographer Bruce Weber.  (PRNewsFoto/Lands’ End, Inc.)

The campaign features a diverse group of women, men, and children – a genuine combination of models, family members and neighbors. The product assortment showcased includes everything from the Lands’ End holiday collection, the cherished classics to more modern styles that have been seen in the fall and upcoming holiday catalogs. The Home Collection, including festive holiday gifts, is used throughout.

At Lands’ End, we appreciate and deeply value the rich relationships we have with our customers and look forward to celebrating the holidays with them, our extended Lands’ End family,” said Federica Marchionni, Chief Executive Officer, Lands’ End. “The holidays are filled with the glory of love, hope, gratitude and quality time spent with loved ones, embracing the warmth of family and the appreciation of good friends. Within this campaign, Bruce Weber did a beautiful job bringing my vision to life and capturing the spirit and heart of Lands’ End at the holidays through real, emotional connections with children, parents and grandparents. We believe in this campaign, we believe in our customers and I thank them for believing in us.

To accomplish this, the company identified a partner who shares in their beliefs and values.

As a photographer, it’s really important when you start a new project to have the energy and enthusiasm of a cheerleader. Everything depends on the people you’re working with and photographing, as well as your connection to them – you want them to express their best imaginable spirit,” said Weber. “Through this project, I’ve come to admire Lands’ End’s commitment to the environment and I appreciate how they want their clothes to become a part of people’s lives in a very real way. I wanted that same feeling for my photographs, so I chose new and old friends to be part of this experience.”

For more than 50 years, Lands’ End has been dedicated to providing legendary quality, value and customer service that defines the core values of the company. Under the helm of Ms. Marchionni, the brand continues to elevate its positioning through impactful initiatives including innovative lifestyle campaigns, digital and print advertising in major media outlets, new catalog formats for easier shopping, and customer friendly updates to the online site.

Iconic Stylist John Barrett Opens New Salon In New York City At 54 Bond Street

New Downtown Location Is The First Of John Barrett’s Manhattan Expansion

New Salon Opening Coincides with Announcement of Notable Collaborations with Esteemed Beauty Professionals

The opening of our Bond Street salon defines the moment our uptown heritage fuses with the cultural vibrancy of downtown. It perfectly captures our vision for the future of John Barrett.”John Barrett, Founder and Creative Director, John Barrett Holdings, LLC.

John Barrett has officially opened the doors to his new downtown Manhattan destination at 54 Bond Street in the historic NoHo (North of Houston Street) district. The debut of John Barrett Bond Street marks the beginning of a new era for the brand that will ultimately define the future of the modern luxury salon experience.

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John Barrett (Photo: http://www.palmbeachdailynews.com)

John Barrett is widely well-regarded within the industry for providing the ultimate luxury salon experience, with the highest standards for excellence in artistry and service. The debut of the new salon expands upon this foundation, with the infusion of fresh, inspired artistic talent, innovation in hair, spa, and nail services, as well as a tightly edited selection of the most coveted and inventive beauty products. The salon will also feature exclusive collaborations and a curated selection of luxury merchandise suited to the Bond Street clientele.

The Bond Street salon is an architectural masterpiece, with a rich, storied history set in Manhattan’s cultural epicenter of art, fashion and design,” says Jim Hedges, CEO of John Barrett Holdings LLC. “It so appropriately captures the emerging vision for our brand, leading us into the next chapter of growth that will elevate the standard in the luxury salon category.”

Bond Street Salon Design

The former site of the Bouwerie Lane Theater, the landmark building was once home to world-renowned painters, composers, screen sirens, musicians, and artists such as Lauren Hutton, Jane Russell, Pearl Bailey, Brice Marden and Helen Hays.

Designed by notable architect Daniel Romualdez, the new 2,200 square feet salon is modern, plush, and luxuriously appointed. The stylish space retains its original architectural splendor with a nod to its historical significance, modernized with a blend of opulent materials found throughout the two-story space. Here you’ll find brushed pewter, custom-chrome finishes flanked with sleek mirrors, glossy black wood trim, and a punch of color from the brand’s signature terrazzo lavender floors. Hand-oiled, smoke stained oak floors with a smooth, satiny finish are mixed into the flooring design as well, in both the color and treatment rooms.

Exterior shot of John Barrett Bond Street

Exterior shot of John Barrett Bond Street (Photo: http://www.johnbarrett.com

The sunbathed salon features a main floor with ten stations for cut and style and a ground level punctuated with eleven color stations and three manicure and pedicure stations. Dual wash areas are accented with silver-stroked ceilings and a glowing light cove for balanced illumination. Changing and rest areas feel posh and intimate.

The atelier-like environment is part salon, part boutique and part exhibition space, offering clients a spectacular array of exclusive merchandise and art, housed within custom glass and polished chrome vitrines scattered throughout the space. Tom Ford Beauty is the featured color cosmetic brand and is used exclusively by the resident makeup artists for makeup applications and lessons. A full styling station is tucked away on the main floor for brow and lash services.Tom-Ford-Beauty

We are creating a 360-degree experience to deliver new and innovative services, spa treatment protocols, and technologies that haven’t been available before,” says Hedges. “The salon will be a place of discovery and engagement, enabling us to expand into different luxury categories, and reinvent the salon experience beyond anything that currently exists.”

The new salon is one of many John Barrett locations planned to open across the country in the coming year. “Demand for our services continues to increase each successive year, so this comes at the perfect time,” says Barrett. “Nothing excites me more than spreading the magic we have created at the flagship over the years and embracing the downtown style and vitality of Bond Street. It is this energy that will fuel the next phase of our expansion in New York and across the country.

John Barrett Bond Street Notable Collaborations

John Barrett Launches First Tammy Fender Spa in New York City

John Barrett has formed a partnership with renowned Palm Beach-based holistic skincare authority Tammy Fender, bringing her legendary spa treatments to the Bond Street salon in New York City – the only location outside Palm Beach where her coveted spa treatments can be found. The treatments will be administered by aestheticians selected and trained by Fender in the custom-designed spa treatment rooms located on the mezzanine level.

I am absolutely delighted to be working with the legendary John Barrett for the official national launch of our custom treatment services,” says Tammy. “This partnership will bring our years of expertise to an even greater audience with a brand that so perfectly mirrors our own passion for quality and unparalleled client experience.”

The Gallery at John Barrett, 54 Bond

John Barrett has collaborated with art collector’s initiative, Circa 1881, to curate a custom gallery for the Bond Street location, featuring fashion photography from Bruce Weber, Helmut Newton, Steven Meisel, Steven Klein, Richard Avedon, Chuck Close and Andy Warhol. The sweeping floor-to-ceiling gallery wall features rare images of Madonna, Cindy Crawford, Kate Moss and Johnny Depp, among others. All works are available for sale.

John Barrett Partners with Assouline to Curate Bond Street Library

For the first time in its history, luxury book publisher Assouline joined forces with a salon to curate a library of selected titles in fashion, art, photography, travel, design and culture, to be featured on the salon’s main floor.

John Barrett Introduces “The Nail Room” at Bond Street in Collaboration with Nail Industry Visionary, Tracylee Percival

John Barrett sought out Tracylee Percival, the new Director of Manicure Services and Education, to design and develop an unprecedented nail program. “The Nail Room” is a new and transformative concept in the nail realm, one that is in line with John Barrett’s reputation for innovation and creativity. Continue reading

World famous photographers Bruce Weber and David Bailey showcase the Nokia Lumia 1020 with captivating images of Harlem

Two of the world’s greatest photographers capture the spirit of famous New York community in unique collaboration

Behind the scenes image of the Bruce Weber and David Bailey Nokia Lumia 1020 Shoot; in Harlem; New York. Images taken on a Nokia Lumia 1020

Behind the scenes image of the Bruce Weber and David Bailey Nokia Lumia 1020 Shoot; in Harlem; New York. Images taken on a Nokia Lumia 1020

With the Nokia Lumia 1020, “you’ve got it”. That’s the verdict of David Bailey and Bruce Weber, two of the world’s best-known photographers, who used the 41 megapixel Nokia Lumia 1020 in a unique collaboration to capture the spirit and soul of Harlem, New York. Weber and Bailey spent 24 hours in Harlem in July on a quest to capture the heart and soul of New York’s vibrant community. It was the first time the life-long friends had worked together on a project.

Behind the scenes image of the Bruce Weber and David Bailey (above) Nokia Lumia 1020 Shoot; in Harlem; New York. Images taken on a Nokia Lumia 1020

Behind the scenes image of the Bruce Weber and David Bailey (above) Nokia Lumia 1020 Shoot; in Harlem; New York. Images taken on a Nokia Lumia 1020

Nokia is a global leader in mobile communications whose products have become an integral part of the lives of people around the world. Every day, more than 1.3 billion people use their Nokia to capture and share experiences, access information, find their way or simply to speak to one another. Nokia’s technological and design innovations have made its brand one of the most recognized in the world. Continue reading

CR Fashion Book #3 is Here

CR Fashion Book #3 Covers with Kim Kardashian and Emily Ratajkowski, Saville Dorfman and Diogo de Castro Gomes

CR Fashion Book #3 Covers with Kim Kardashian and Emily Ratajkowski, Saville Dorfman and Diogo de Castro Gomes

Carine Roitfeld’s bi-annual fashion magazine CR Fashion Book (which has a starring role in the upcoming “Mademoiselle C” documentary) is launching its third issue today and it features the proverbial cast of thousands. Roitfeld enlisted respected photographers and personal pals to give issue Fashion Book #3 something most of the recent Fall issues didn’t have: interesting and bold photo-editorials featuring equally interesting people and inspiring situations. Who would have thought that was possible in New York fashion publishing?

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The cover(s) features a close up shot of Kim Kardashian (seriously looking fabulous in all her pregnant glory!!–and I am not a Kim Kardashian fan) and model Emily Ratajkowski of “Blurred Lines” video fame. Inside there are fashion features shot by Tom Ford, Sebastian Faena and Bruce Weber. Roitfeld herself also photographs for the first time with a tribute to the opera singer Farinelli. (Farinelli was the stage name of Carlo Maria Michelangelo Nicola Broschi, celebrated Italian castrato singer of the 18th century and one of the greatest singers in the history of opera.) Continue reading