Written By , on February 1, 2013

Alina German is a bit of a contradiction to us. In one instance she can create a mini-dress with geometric shapes with a sleeveless shoulder-cut design, and in that same breath she can design a handmade ruffled skirt with acrylic lining. Does this signal a greater contradiction happening within German’s own mind? One can never know. But we do hope that if it is a contradiction, it continues, as her Spring/Summer 2013 collection is pleasing on the eyes and creates a distinct look not found elsewhere.


Photo credits:
All items designed by Alina German

Photo Credit: Provided Courtesy of Alina German

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Written By , on January 29, 2013

It’s always fun to introduce a new designer to the ranks of published works. This month is no different. We present Audrey Gerard. We were pointed in her direction by one of the models featured in the shoot and couldn’t resist publishing because her collection is the epitome of fresh. Using solid cuts and asymmetric geometric pattern prints throughout the collection, Gerard shows a versatility welcomed in a new face. A particular favorite of editors here at Papierdoll is the halter gown in gray/taupe with hundreds of roushed accents from waistline to foot. Gerard’s collection is fun to see and we’re hoping she pops up several times over.

Photo credits:
All items designed by Audrey Gerard

Photo & retouches:Christophe Vrankenne
Models: Liesbet Michiels (brown hair) & Ann-Sophie Petlic (blonde)
Make-up:Lorraine Dethier Mua
Hairstyler:Num Derochette
Stylist:Audrey Gérard

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Written By , on December 13, 2012

[two_column]Creating an iconic bag is a feat that only a few have been able to perform. In many instances this iconic bag is created by names that the audience knows, to where most people are familiar. An up and comer rarely creates this type of fashion accessory because it takes time and experience. Designer Choryin Choi has broken both axioms with the creation of her Cydelic collection. Papierdoll interviewed him to get an understanding of how he created his iconic bag as well as her direction for the future. View the photos above. Click here to read the full interview.

Photo credits:
Dress – Cydelic by Choryin
Purse – Cydelic by Choryin
Shoes – Jeffery Campbell
Bracelet – Vince Camuto
Rings – Expression

Top – Cydelic by Choryin
Skirt – Cydelic by Choryin
Purse – Cydelic by Choryin
Shoes – Aldo
Bracelets – Vince Camuto

Dress – Cydelic by Choryin
Vest – Cydelic by Choryin
Purse – Cydelic by Choryin
Shoes – Vince Camuto
Bracelets – Vince Camuto
Ring – Expression

Dress – Cydelic by Choryin
Purse – Cydelic by Choryin
Shoes – Jeffery Campbell

Photographer: Jeff Hui
Model: Anne-Marie Portelance
Designer: Choryin Choi
Stylist: Kenisha Paranso
Makeup Artist: Christina V Nguyen
Hair Stylist: Carlos Pang
Writer: Alexa Tomaszewski

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Written By , on September 28, 2012

[two_column] The Whetherly collection is a view into a world of edgy femininity. Designer Leila Nasseri has taken a mere idea and transformed it into a girl’s a girl’s want-to-have-wardrobe. View the photos for more. [read more] [/two_column]

P h o t o g r a p h y :: A d a m S e c o r e
2 n d U n i t P h o t o g r a p h y :: H o w a r d No u r m a n d
Ma k e u p :: S a g e Ma i t r i a t T h e Wa l l Gr o u p
H a i r :: Ni c o l e Wa l p e r t a t T h e Wa l l Gr o u p
S t y l i s t :: L i a D a v i s
Mo d e l :: Na t a l i e L o v e

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Written By , on August 29, 2012

“(…) an impressive runway debut for a designer whose work experiences chez Galliano and McQueen have clearly paid dividends.” – Hamish Bowles, American Vogue

Born and raised in Denmark, Anne Sofie Madsen studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Design. Anne Sofie Madsen trained under John Galliano for Dior in Paris and worked for acclaimed trend forecasters Peclers, before moving to London to work for Alexander McQueen as Junior Designer. With an impressive resume Anne Sofie Madsen debuted with her couture-inspired collection during London Fashion Week in 2010, announced by the Vauxhall Fashion Scout as a new rising talent. Anne Sofie Madsen launched her eponymous label followed by the debut of her SS12 capsule collection during Copenhagen Fashion Week in August 2011 which was described by American Vogue as being (…) an impressive runway debut for a designer whose work experiences chez Galliano and McQueen have clearly paid dividends.” – Hamish Bowles, American Vogue.

[text from Gen Art designer preview materials]


Anne Sofie Madsen makes her Spring 2013 Collection debut during Mercedes Benz Fashion week in New York this September.

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Written By , on August 9, 2012

[two_column] Designer and fashion baroness, R. Shay Miles collaborated with prolific photographer Arturo Torres and the beauty and style mavens of Evolving Images Inc. and Chinaka Hoshi, to channel a glamorous time-period in cinematic history. [read more] [/two_column]

[two_column_last] Photographer: Arturo Torres Photography
Model: Faith Garcia (Represented by JE Model Management)
Makeup: Tavia Garland of Evolving Images Inc.
Makeup Assistant: Leina Novicio of Evolving Images Inc.
Hair: D.Naylor of Chinaka Hoshi
Styling: Desiree Young of Evolving Images Inc.
Shoes: Footcandy, Walnut Creek, Calif.
Venue: Empress Theatre, Vallejo, Calif.
Vintage Vehicle/Driver: Johnny “Shotgun” Stokes for 1937 Buick Oldsmobile
Where to buy: DunUp Boutique, San Francisco, Calif. [/two_column_last]

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Written By , on July 7, 2011

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[two_column]Imagine having New York City as your virtual playground. Photographer Tomaas had his way with the city in this foto story. Melding beautiful fashion with an incomparable team, he set out to create a view into fall fashion that can be worn endlessly and is without trend. We present The Visitors. [/two_column] [two_column_last] Photographer: TOMAAS
Represented by Robert Bacall Reps

Photographer Assistants:
Patricia Tscharskyj
Guillermo Real
Dustin Cantrell
Tyler Peterson

Stylist: Carlton Jones
Asst-Jacinto Onofore
Make Up Artist: Fiona Thatcher For Make Up For Ever.
HAIR STYLIST: Seiji Uehara

Models: Yana & Adriana from Ford Models [/two_column_last]

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Written By , on October 1, 2008

Photography Patrick Clinton

photography Patrick Clinton
make up and hair Leo Oley for Macpro
models Ola and Alesia (Muse Models)
stylist Cheryl Gray

There’s something non-committal about the Autumn season. Recently the weather has left many confused. It’s not quite warm, it’s not quite cold, nor on its way to cold. That’s the case at least in the mid-atlantic and north east. Maybe its due to global warming. Others around the world have noticed the trend as well and so they state that the weather is not Autumn, but Autumnish. It’s not a word you will find in the dictionary, its a recently created word. When photographer Patrick Clinton came to us with these photos editors all stated that the photos reminded them of Autumn but in that same non-committal manner. It was very… Autumnish.

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Written By , on September 2, 2008

Photography Anne-Marie Michel

Photography: Anne-Marie Michel
Styling: Aradia Crockett
Hair: Daminie Hutton at Ash Salon, Covent Garden
Makeup: Mayu
Model: Sarah Arnold from Bookings Models

Fashion is haunted by trends of seasons past. Normally you’ll find yourself wincing at old photos from an earlier decade when shoulder pads were in. Bell bottoms are now the thing as illustrated by our retro article this month. Photographer Anne-Marie Michel delves into a sort of 3-d mystical look at this season’s fall fashions with a host of international designers. No red/blue glasses necessary, just enjoy the effect.

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Written By , on August 2, 2008

Photography Anne-Marie Michel

Photography: Anne-Marie Michel www.annemariemichel.com
Fashion stylist: Aradia Crockett www.fashionstylists.co.uk
Makeup artist: Sandra Cooke www.sandracooke.net
Hair stylist: H from Ash Salons, Covent Garden
Photography Assistant:Johanna Nyholm

Model: Amanda Mitchell from Bookings Models www.bookingsmodels.co.uk
Opening the box of clothes from German designer Bo Van Melskens was like Christmas come early. Each piece more exciting than the next, the combination of impeccable cut and tailoring, shapes created from slippery lurex and rigid silks.

After enveloping my self in the collection, I wanted to create a shoot, using almost exclusively their designs, as I thought it would be both beautiful and thought provoking. Designed by Danish Designer Sarah Elbo, the designs come from the creative hubbub that is Berlin, where she both lives and works.

A collection based on a specific story, who central character, Bo, a feminine dandy, serves as Elbo’s muse and inspiration from the label’s clothes, stories and music. Snapshots of her life attest to her wild side, unpretentious glamour, joie de vivre and a touch of melancholy.

Elbo herself describes the collection ‘as made up from body-hugging to outrageously oversized, shades of pastel yellow and pale pink meet deep olive and black’. Classic Jackie O style meets futurist, spacey flavours. Balloon shapes, quirky details, zips and intricate motif designs give the clothes both depth and huge originality. Dreamy, unique, feminine and classic all rolled into one label; I am dying to see the SS09 collection!

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