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Quite some time has passed since retouching these beautiful images of Joan Smalls, lensed by Barnaby Roper. As the time passes, the images continue to patina past perfection. The same can be said about the talented model Smalls and photographer Roper.
Roper's work has appeared in publications such as i-D, Dazed & Confused, and British Vogue. Check out this tutorial out from Nowness.com

The girl in these photos isn't bad all by herself. Today Joan Smalls has an influential account on Instagram with 1.8 Million followers. See full story on Nowness "A Model Muse: Joan Smalls".

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Bespoke Likes: Kourtney Roy In Collaboration With Louis Vuitton

 
Photo Credit: Kourtney Roy Read full interview here: https://bon.se/article/den-oavsiktliga-fotografen/ (Swedish)

Photo Credit: Kourtney Roy
Read full interview here: https://bon.se/article/den-oavsiktliga-fotografen/ (Swedish)

Photo Credit: Kourtney Roy Read full interview here: https://bon.se/article/den-oavsiktliga-fotografen/ (Swedish)

Photo Credit: Kourtney Roy
Read full interview here: https://bon.se/article/den-oavsiktliga-fotografen/ (Swedish)

Louis Vuitton has launched the collection: "City Guides" with the goal of letting fashion photographers show their perspectives of a city, region, or country. In "Fashion Eye California" we are able to follow the talented photographer Kourtney Roy as she traveled through California during her two month long road trip. 

What set's Roy's collaboration with the Louis Vuitton apart from other guidebooks is her use of retro imagery, and her immersion into California road trip car culture. Her car doubled as a mobile studio and wardrobe. With her car packed with wigs, vintage clothes, and accessories she hit the open road in search of locations to shoot, she states in an interview published on Bon.se

Louis Vuitton's first five book titles are being released in November. First out is Fashion Eye California by Kourtney Roy, followed by Shanghai by Wing Shya, Miami by Guy Bourdin, Paris by Jeanloup Sieff and India by Henry Clarke.

 

Bespoke Likes: David Sims And Acne Studios

 

Bespoke adores the British fashion photographer David Sims and his latest shoot for Acne Studios. "I really wanted to do a classic fashion shoot this time," says the Acne Studios Creative Director, Jonny Johansson in an interview for i-D. "That's why I chose to work with David Sims".

The photographs captured light, colors, and shapes in playful yet elegant way. Johansson hoped for a single story, but Sims gave him three: "It was both exciting and interesting for me to give him the freedom to interpret our new collection and see how he explored it by creating stories of his own".

 


The collection is now out in Acne Studio's stores and online.

Photo Credit: David Sims in collaboration with Acne Studios

Photo Credit: David Sims in collaboration with Acne Studios

 

From Us To You, Thank You!

 

This month is all about giving thanks, so tonight, we thank the amazing people who have helped Bespoke grow throughout these last 10 years.

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Rag & Bone

 
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Rag & Bone's 2015 Spring/Summer Menswear collection is in the spotlight this week. With a crew of heavy hitters, designers David Neville and Marcus Wainwright, Photographer Andreas Laszlo Konrath, and makeup artist Keiko Hiramoto. Jerry Seinfeld steps away from his nostalgic 90's style and into the contemporary “fashionsphere”. Seinfeld wasn't alone, as the lookbook also boasted the names Carmelo Anthony, Andreea Diaconu, Camille Rowe, Duffy, Ethan James Green, Gerald DeCock, Glen Luchford, Glenn O'Brien, Gucci Westman, Jack Webb, Lincoln Pilcher, Paul Boche and Yuri Pleskun. Unsurprisingly, the photos made their way to an enormous New York City Billboard.

 

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Beauty Brands, Matthew Sprout

 

Photographer Matthew Sprout grew up in the small town of Elkton, Maryland. He studied graphic design before finding an interest in black and white film which developed into a love for digital photography. Time progressed and Sprout relocated to Brooklyn New York and attended the School of Visual Arts. It is then that his career took off and he gained access and a name in the fashion industry. Shooting for esteemed clients like V Magazine, Kinfolk  and Free People he has quickly developed an identifiable style in his imagery. 

The sensuality yet elegant visuals in the photos speak volumes to the development of Sprouts eye. Photography is something that Sprout found and has flourished in. He says himself, “I just kind of fell into it”.

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Linn

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Glamour UK Nicole Scherzinger

 
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“It’s so easy to be dependent whether we’re in a relationship or not” Nicole Scherzinger tells Glamour UK in the magazines November issue. The X Factor panel member and ex Pussycat doll covers November’s issue where inside she tells us about her new relationship and dabbling in acting. Scherzinger continues on discussing the beauty of her happiness and relationship with Tennis star Grigor Dimitrov. “My grandma always used to say, to find the person you wanna marry, you have to find the person you wanna work on your relationship with for the rest of your life”, she adds. “That’s the key word: work”.

 

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Linn

 

Uniqlo Life Wear Book Spring Summer 2016

 

Model, stylist, writer and editor, Carine Roitfeld is an influential woman within the fashion world. In the latest edition of the Uniqlo SS16 Life Wear Book readers are privy to an intimate interview with the CR Fashion Book Editor-in-Chief. This is Roitfeld’s second collaboration with Uniqlo where she takes a moment to speak on the importance of dressing well in different situations. As a mother of two with a full-on career and an equally busy social life, Roitfeld values the ability to allow her fashion choices to stay true to herself. "You don't need many clothes, just the right ones - the ones that make you feel good" she explains.

Roitfeld shares the issue with the famed tennis superstar Novak Djokovic. Not only the cover star, Djokovic is found throughout the issue. Again adding intimacy, we get to know the Tennis Star outside of the court. Readers learn of his vegetarian lifestyle and the strong, close-knit family he belongs to. He goes to mention how his two brothers were influential in his early career, when he had self doubts. Further, Novak elaborates on the values that keep him level headed and grounded. “To be the best in the world today, you can't be just a tennis player, focused on hitting the ball." Novak explains, "You need to arrange a complete life around tennis, not all about tennis. Family, emotions stability, being social, open-minded, not surpassing emotions, staying curious, staying connected to what you love. These things go beyond tennis". It’s these core values that make the father/brother/husband/Tennis Open winner the well rounded man and athlete that he is. Novak is style in the comfortable, practical, and stylish pieces from the collection showcasing the versatility of Uniqlo’s products that makes the clothing company so sought after. 

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Dominick & Linn

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Amore And Sorvete by Derek Kettela

 

Envisioned and established by Bridgette Gale, Amore & Sorvete is a boutique high-end swimwear line based in Perth, Australia. Encompassing a bold colour palette, elegant embellishments and avant-garde design, Gale has transcended the swimwear norms and has created a brand coveted by women globally. 

The Amore & Sorvete girl is described by Gale as “someone who has the confidence to wear a stand-out bikini on the beach and feel amazing”. With that being said, it goes without saying why the brand chose the stunning Emily Ratajkowski as the face for this season. 

Lensed by Derek Kettela, Ratajkowski is bronzed and glowing pool side for the campaign. Featured are the brand’s  Hula Hula and Windstar suits, beautifully and perfectly modeled by Ratajkowski. 

Bespoke is pleased to have worked with photographer Derek Kettela to complete the retouching of his images for Amore & Sorvete. 

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Dominick & Linn

 

Glamour German x Kylie Genner

Kylie Jenner has come a long way since the Kardashian/Jenner super family entered prime time almost a decade ago. The 19 year old socialite has quickly become one of the most talked about members of the family. This new acclaimed spotlight has turned into a fulltime career with multiple business ventures for Kylie. Her makeup tutorials and lip kits attract millions of viewers and hundreds of thousands of buyers. The “Social Media” issue of Glamour UK featured a softer and more business-oriented Kylie Jenner. Glamour goes on to highlight the multiple business ventures Kylie has entered to build her own self-run empire. 

Photographer Alexei Hay, who has shot for Marie Claire and Vogue, lensed the cover and accompanying story photographs of Jenner for this issue. Known for his portraiture, Hay has captured Kylie in a new light. Vulnerability and Elegance are both captured on Jenners face. We see past the glitz and the glam and focus on a beautiful and independent young woman. Retouching by Bespoke Digital. 

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Dominick & Linn

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Art director Lisa Rahman
Photographs Alexei Hay
Nails Tom Bachik
Fashion Danielle Van Camp
Make Up Pati Dubroff
Hair Styling Jen Atkin

Calvin Klein by Thomas Giddings

Photographs Thomas Giddings
Fashion Emilie Kareh
Models Julia Jamin and Ben Jordan

Thomas Giddings’ found his passion and apt for photography using a disposable camera he was given on a family trip to Los Angeles when he was 6. From there photography manifested into a collection of work that is distinguished and sought after by a list of culture and fashion publications. 

Giddings continues to work with Calvin Klein bringing us a SS 16 campaign that is easy on our senses. Working with Creative Director Ben Keren and Art Director Ian Basilion, the images evoke a calming array of emotions. Soft shadows and pastels highlight the clothing and models. Unique to Giddings style, each photograph acts as a portrait that somehow simultaneously draws equal grace to the garment as it does model wearing it.

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Dominick & Linn

The Wall Street Journal Magazine, Sacha Maric

 

London born, Brooklyn based photographer Sacha Maric is no stranger to the photography world. With two books of his personal work printed and numerous images in fashion and style publications, it is easy to spot his work. From Nylon to Interview his almost documentary style photographs effortlessly blend a story between clothing and model. 

This latest set of images are no exception. Maric shoots model Sophie Katherine for WSJ Magazine’s September issue. WSJ Senior Fashion Editor, Laura Stoloff puts words to this story, “Never met a white shirt I didn’t like”. It is hard not to fall in love with the simplicity of the white shirt given how Maric captures Katherine against the simple beige background in the most lighthearted of poses. We find ourselves equally in love with shirt as we are with model.

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Dominick & Linn

 

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Photographs Sacha Maric
Model Sophie Katherine
Make Up and Nails Katie Mellinger

 

Models.com, Alex John Beck

 
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Photographs Alex John Beck
Model Charlotte Carey
Hair Marco Barca
Make Up Morgane Martini

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Autumn is around the corner and we are slowly starting to feel relief from Summer’s inferno. The streets of New York were especially hot and sticky this summer, hydration was as necessary as seeing Hamilton on Broadway. 

Still with a few solid hot days left we can look to Models.com to quench our thirst. Alex John Beck has delivered an alluring set of images that make you want to get wet in the heat. Featuring model Charlotte Carey,  there is something about these images that illuminates all the blissful aspects of heat and hydration. 


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The Fragrance of Norman Norell

 

Norell Elixir, the fragrance who draws its name sake from legendary designer, Norman Norell, has returned with an elusive new scent. Akin to his infamous sequined dresses Norell Elixir is bold and allures you by your senses. An enticing blend of cool spices, white flowers, and dark woods, this Eau de Parfum commands a presence and demands due attention. 

Norell has taken the fragrance a step further with a brilliantly directed campaign. Lensed by Michael Avedon, the american photographer renowned for his experimental capture of portraits, the woman and the beautifully designed bottle become one sophisticated masterpiece. One can only dream of what sent the bottle will emit. 

Bespoke Digital is delighted to have worked with Lloyd & Co to retouch these beautiful campaign images. 

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Dominick & Linn 

 
 
 
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Playboy, "Drawn Together"

 

Model Langley Fox
Photographs Kava Gorna

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Like the Playboy name, the Hemingway name has a long history behind it, and just as Playboy recently revamped its overall look and approach, so has Langley Fox. Formerly, Langley Fox Hemingway, Langley shed the Hemingway name and has begun making her own name for herself. Her personal rebrand has if anything excelled her career and brought to light her talents. At 27, Fox is in high demand by artpop and cultural outlets globally. Her artistic talent has continued to be commissioned by magazines and other artist alike.

It was these talents that brought her and Playboy together for this illustrated pictorial, "Drawn Together". Jointly with photographer Kava Gorna, the two ran loose in nature taking pictures and drawing inspiration for the illustrations that overlay the images. 

"We went out with a loose plan on a hot summer day among flowers, trees, lakes, blue skies and lots of laughs. It was almost obvious that nature would become the thread," Langley tells Playboy. You can almost feel the heat and the serenity through the images lensed by Gorna. Langley's illustrations thoughtfully add a whimsical and innocent feel to the nude portraits of her. Bespoke is happy to have had the opportunity to retouch these images.


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Dominick & Linn

 

The Art of Collaboration, Bottega Veneta

Art and Fashion are two worlds that are almost always synonymous with each other. The latest campaign by the Italian leather goods brand, Bottega Veneta, has masterfully blended the two worlds to bring to your pallet, "The Art of Collaboration".

Nearly 15 years in the making, "The Art of Collaboration" is the realization of Bottega Veneta's Creative Director, Tomas Maier's, vision he introduced in June of 2001 when he assumed his position. Maier's goal was to take his passion for photography and create advertising campaigns that would broaden the impressions of what Bottega Veneta means as a brand. 

The latest installment of this collective body of work puts Vivane Sassen behind the lens for the Fall / Winter 2016 collection. Shot in Sicily, Italy this season blends Bottega Veneta with the Italian artist Alberto Burri's "The Great Cretto". A grandiose piece, the Cretto is a landscape artwork that pays homage to the ruined Sicilian village of Gibellina that was destroyed in 1968 by the Belice Earthquake. 

A testament to the time taken and value of each Bottega Veneta piece, the Cretto took nearly 31 years to complete. The artwork is made of a cracked white bed of concrete spanning over 86,122 square feet. 

The juxtaposition of the rigid Cretto and delicate nature of each piece of clothing brings to the forefront the sophisticated nature of Bottega Veneta. Sassen's flawless ability to blend the two in photographs speaks to Maier's vision of bringing art and fashion together for a breathtaking collaboration. 

Bespoke Digital is delighted to have been apart of the production process, retouching the images of the campaign. 

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Dominick & Linn

 
 
 

Photographs Viviane Sassen
Creative Director Tomas Maier
Models Simon Fitskie and Rianne Van Rompaey

 

Human Race, Humankind, Human Being

 
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“Hu is short for human – human being, human race, humankind..., But Hu, itself is also a reference to color. As human beings, we all have a color. We all look different, we all speak different languages, but we’re all connected." These are the words of Pharrell Williams as he describes the message behind his latest collaboration with Adidas. 

The HU collection represents cultural diversity through apparel and footwear. A custom designed collection for social and racial equality working to articulate Williams' vision of love, passion, and energy throughout humankind.

HU made its first apparence earlier this summer in July when Adidas and Williams released the yellow addition of the Adidas NMD's. This latest release is made of 19 unique pieces including 14 apparel pieces and 5 styles of footwear. A statement, flags, stripes, and translations of "Human Race" are unique to the pieces of the collection. 

Specific to the footwear, this HU-Collection has added more colors including "Scarlet,” “Black,” “Sharp Blue,” “Green” and “Tangerine.”. 

HU, Adidas x Pharrell were released on September 29 online and in stores. As always, Bespoke is delighted to have been a part of the work, retouching the images of the campaign.
 

Editors
Dominick & Linn

 

Muse Fashion Magazine, Thomas Giddings

 

Thomas Giddings has mastered the art of capturing women. This time model, Mali Koopman, is the woman in front of Giddings. Blending subtleties of architecture and shadow work Giddings highlights the beauty and majesty of Koopman, heightening her power and poise. Giddings lenses Koopman for Muse Fashion Magazine, retouching by Bespoke Digital.


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Dominick & Linn

 

Let Us Eat Cake!

 
CR Fashion Book issue 9
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CR-Fashionbook issue 9 is now on stands. The Marie Antoinette theme pays due homage to history's most controversial and misunderstood heroine. Of course, this issue would not have Carine Roitfeld's backing if the imagery and fashion were not as opulent and thoughtful as the halls of Versailles.

The theme and choice of bad gal Rihanna as the cover model speaks to Roitfeld's thoughts on contemporary feminism. "I wanted to show that she is not just a villain to be despised or a muse to be channeled... She is neither actually. She is a prototype for contemporary fame, body, beauty, celebrity, and femininity. Everything done by her and to her has influenced society's concept of womanhood for better or worse." Roitfeld is quoted saying.

CR Fashionbook has taken a time in history and brilliantly modernized it while staying true to the essence of women's style, beauty, aura and strength. We are delighted to have worked with Sebastian Faena and his images of Lara Stone and to ultimately be apart of this issue that celebrates powerful women.

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Dominick & Linn