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Age-defying icons: 9 legendary women (Sophia! Twiggy! Yoko!) on the art of personal style

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Culture: Age

Read what Sophia Loren, Twiggy and more have to share about the wisdom of aging and the stories of art, music and fashion.

Sophia Loren | Twiggy | Yoko Ono | Joan Collins | Donna Karan
Annie Nightingale | Deborah Harry | Iris Apfel | Mary Mcfadden

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Grand Dame: Check out our photo shoot with legendary model China Machado

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FASHION May 2012 | China Machado

Legendary model China Machado reclaims her throne at 82 years-old in resplendent blooms and bold jewels fit for a modern-day queen.

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They said/We said: Israel has become the first country to legally ban the use of underweight models

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It’s been a landmark year for the international modeling industry what with the CFDA’s new suggested age restrictions and the somewhat ridiculous banning of a bajillion British ads. But now, Israel has become the first country to legally regulate the weight of working models.

According to the bill passed Monday, models attending castings must now bring medical documentation from the past three months proving they have a BMI of at least 18.5—below which the World Health Organization deems you officially malnourished. As a point of reference, Kate Moss has a BMI of around 17 whereas Naomi Campbell’s is a totally shocking 6.5. Well, looks like those two can officially say goodbye to an Israeli ad campaign.

All ads produced for the Israeli market must also have a clear statement saying the photo has been altered to make the model appear skinnier. We can only imagine the happy dance the British Advertising Standards Authority is doing right now.

Of course, there are some critics who are saying the new law should be based on health, not on weight. According to them, some models are naturally very thin and would be unfairly excluded from work because of their normal size.

The new rules won’t apply to foreign publications sold in Israel, so we can’t expect to see any major international changes just yet. But this is a definite step in the right direction. Clearly, the loose industry guidelines set in the US and UK aren’t quite enough to set some of the more rebellious designers straight (hint hint: Marc Jacobs).
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One fine photo: Photographed by Monic Richard for FASHION’s November 1994 issue

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One fine photo: Liisa Winkler

FASHION November 1994. Photography by Monic Richard. Styled by Catherine Franklin.

“This photo captures the essence of spring: everything is vibrant and new,” says Maarten Sluyter, FASHION’s current art director. “You can almost smell the fresh air. The model featured, Liisa Winkler, studied ballet, and she brings an air of elegance and spontaneity to this shot. Her pose evokes a sense of playfulness and highlights the voluminous skirt. I love that her hair isn’t perfectly in place; it goes with the natural setting and seems to mirror the leafy trees. This is what living in the moment looks like.” Read more »


They said/We said: 16-year-old model Hailey Clauson’s non-stop train of controversy continues

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Image via Pop Magazine

Just when we thought the CFDA was making headway with its policy on improved working conditions for models, a very strange Pop Magazine editorial featuring 16-year-old American model Hailey Clauson has surfaced. Shot by Tyron Lebon and styled by Max Pearmain, the surreal and extremely sexualized shoot includes Clauson posing with nude models (including a porn star) and, in one shot, being choked by the hand of an unknown male. Read more »


Q&A: 5 minutes with Heather Marks

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Q&A: 5 minutes with Heather Marks

Photography by Tina Chang

Fresh off her Spring 2012 exclusive for Givenchy in Paris, jetsetting New York–based supermodel Heather Marks (a Calgary native) took a few moments to chat with us backstage at Edmonton’s Fashion with Compassion breast cancer fundraiser and fashion show. Despite insider access to fashion for nearly a decade, this 23-year-old beauty with rockstar style still has an appreciation for the simpler things in life.

Where do you shop when you’re back in Alberta?
“I always stop by Aritzia and I like going to Gravitypope on 17th Avenue [in Calgary] for shoes. Holt Renfrew is also a favourite.”

What’s your favourite accessory at the moment?
“I got a new Chanel bag that I’m currently obsessing over. It’s not your classic shape. It’s a little bit more round, a little bit more funky.” Read more »


Spring 2012 preview: New York

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Spring 2012 preview: New York

FASHION’s team shares the colour and drama from this season’s four-city fashion tour. First up, New York!

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One fine photo: Jessica Stam, photographed by Gabor Jurina for FASHION’s February 2005 issue

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Jessica Stam

Styled by Susie Sheffman; hair by Marco Greco for artistgrouplimited.com/Angst; makeup by Simone Otis for artistgrouplimited.com.

“There’s something extremely appealing about Jessica Stam’s red hair, electric blue eyes and red lips; they stand out against the white background,” says art director Maarten Sluyter, who joined FASHION in February 2011. “The lighting is so soft and fresh, like a Sunday morning when you’re just waking up and there’s no rush to get out of bed. It makes me think of Marilyn Monroe’s last photo shoot; Stam has captured that same feeling of desire and vulnerability. Because there’s very little fashion in this shot, it has a timeless quality. I could see this photo a hundred times and never get tired of it.” Read more »


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