Archive for ‘Jac’

September 21, 2010

Atelier Versace Fall 2010 Lookbook


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Monika Jagaciak for Atelier Versace Fall 2010 Lookbook

It is difficult to choose one shot to feature because all of it is breathtaking.  With a lookbook like this, there hardly needs to be any sort of concept to interest me.  When I first saw an Atelier Versace Lookbook (Kasia Struss for the Atelier Versace Lookbook Spring 2010), I was blown away.  Donatella has always been known for her creativity and the innate sexiness of her dresses, but she has proven that she can do Haute Couture with the best of them.  This is no different.  While the dresses from the last one are more armor-like with clever cut-outs, these are sleek and well-crafted with a high slit.  There is a timeless quality about the Fall 2010 Lookbook.  I feel like Donatella is going for more high glamour, and she’s achieved it.   Of course, I was already sold at Jac.

I can now say with certainty that she is my absolute favorite model.  Funnily enough, I think she has the makings of a young Coco Rocha (who was my favorite model, but still is one of my top 10).  Jac’s figure is well-proportioned and just right for these curve-hugging gowns.  She has a smoldering gaze that pulls me every time.  And she’s young at that.  Although she’s already rapidly becoming an industry favorite, she’ll continue to learn and grow.

Would you just look at the last shot?  Her hands are what make this shot spectacular.  They are balleticly (I know. Not a word but it fits so too bad) graceful and wonderfully arched.

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September 14, 2010

Models Own

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Monika Jagaciak, Hannah Holman, Ann Kenny, Kirby Kenny, Julia Nobis, Mirte Maas & Tati Cotliar by Paolo Roversi for Interview September 2010

I adore Jac.  Sooooo much.  She’s rapidly becoming my favorite model.   In any case, Interview shoots the next model favorites.  They’re all young but they’re quickly becoming known.  I like how each model has a more romantic shot with cozy knits and then a grittier street shot.  Paolo always does excellent work.  I’m a bit surprised that he shot for Interview though.

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September 8, 2010

Kamila Filipcikova & Monika Jagaciak by David Sims

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Kamila Filipcikova & Monika Jagaciak by David Sims for Vogue Paris June/July 2009

I can’t believe that I never posted this.  These are early efforts from Jac and I’m glad that she’s grown quite a bit.  What is undeniable is how gorgeous both models are.  The styling reminds me of Dolce & Gabbana’s aesthetic (especially recently) with the hourglass silhouette and exquisite craftsmanship.  It’s an old classic.

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August 3, 2010

L’hiver Avant L’hiver

Freja Beha Erichsen, Iselin Steiro, Joan Smalls, Daria Werbowy, Isabeli Fontana, Crystal Renn, Frida Gustavsson, Aline Weber, and Monika Jagaciak by David Sims for Vogue Paris August 2010

Styled by Carine Roitfeld and Emmanuelle Alt

Bloody epic.  As if I couldn’t love Carine and Emmanuelle enough.  I’ll just let the pictures speak for themselves.

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May 29, 2010

Monika Jagaciak for Numéro #114

Monika Jagaciak by Sølve Sundsbø for Numéro #114 June/July 2010 Cover

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I absolutely love her.  She’s most definitely one of my favorites.  Not to mention she has frequented the pages of Numéro quite often.  She’s quite impressive for one so young.

March 29, 2010

Beyond White

Now this is a Jac editorial I can get into.  And can I say, what a successful year for her!  She opened and closed so many shows for Fall/Winter 2010!    I’m so happy for her, especially since she’s so young.  Not to mention that apparently Calvin Klein might be ending her exclusivity with them and moving onto Lara Stone.  In any case, this is a positively angelic editorial for her.  There is a maturity to her model at last; not to mention those fabulous cheekbones are being put to work as per usual.  She’s stunning and clearly has/had no awkward phase that most go through.

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February 15, 2010

Alexander Wang Fall 2010

Alexander Wang there is no limit to my love for you and your designs.  You are my absolutely favorite designer.  That being said, wtf is up with that hair?  After watching the live stream (which totally made my day btw), I went like absolutely shit crazy over everything about it.  From my tweets alone one could just see crazed partially gibberish enthusiasm for your creations.  Ok now onto the real review:

Alexander Wang grew up.  However he still knows his girl really well.  He has done a complete 180 on the grunge look that made him famous and broadened his appeal to a whole other level.  But he has stayed true to himself.  The Alexander Wang girl may have grown up but that doesn’t mean she has to follow the rules.  His influence was Wallstreet and businesswomen in banker suits which is a great depart from his master of the perfectly stretched tee shirt and casual edginess.   As Vogue would put it, “Polished yes, but hardly proper. Wang knows his girl, and she’s not following the office dress code.”  Not only that, he has a love of the heavier fabrics; this season it is “velvet du jour” as he would say and has used it liberally throughout the collection.  One can see his signature touch all over it; it is gothic and it haunting. It is sophisticated and sexy.  It is growing up without conforming to society.  I love it.  I love his music selection, the way the models walked like slow stalking panthers.  I love that he opened and closed with Natalia Vodianova.  I love the cut-out lace tops and thigh high leg warmers.  Alexander Wang has the staying power and creativity.  Wangettes around the world: rejoice.

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February 5, 2010

Calvin Klein Spring 2010 Ad Campaign

How fantastic is it that Jac returns once again to be the face of Calvin Klein Spring 2010?  She’s such a rising star.  I love her.  She’s rapidly becoming my favorite model behind Abbey Lee Kershaw.

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January 9, 2010

Various Ad Campaigns

Did you like how creative that title is? hahaha I’m tired and lazy. But I felt bad about not doing posts lately. And these aren’t even proper ones…oh well. I’ll edit them later. I love the simplicity of the Gianfranco Ferre and CK, with Dree Hemingway and Jak, respectively.  Not to mention that I love Anj in whatever she does.   Claudia Schiffer is simply breathtaking in the Salvatore Ferragamo ad.  These are some of my favorite models: Sasha Pivovarova, Anja Rubik, Dree Hemingway, Jak, etc.








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December 11, 2009

Monika Jagaciak

Charmingly known as Jac, she is one of my new favorite models. She’s very young and yet, already a rising star (she managed to land a Hermes campaign at 13!). I first noticed her in Alexander Wang this season; she is quite pretty. Well all models are striking in some manner, but she just really caught my eye. The close-ups are breathtaking; pulling her hair back was a great move because she has marvelous eyes. Now there’s a word I don’t use very often. However, her eyes are really a marvel to behold. And I think that as she continues to grow and learn, she’ll be a great model. She has natural talent. Hopefully she doesn’t get caught up in the many vices the fashion world offers.

Monika Jagaciak in Numéro #109 December/January 2010


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