Akiima, Charlee Fraser, Andreja Pejic & Fernanda Ly Promote Diverse Faces Of Australian Fashion

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Akiima, Charlee Fraser, Andreja Pejic & Fernanda Ly Promote Diverse Faces Of Australian Fashion

Models Akiima, Charlee Fraser, Andreja Pejic and Fernanda Ly cover the April 2018 issue of Vogue Australia, lensed by Patrick Demarchelier, posing as people first and fashion models second. The quartet pens pwerful and personal stories for the issue, with their histories highlighted before their favorite face savers. Still, the cover story promotes them as 'The Faces Uniting Australian Fashion'.

Vogue Australia's editor-in-chief Edwina McCann says of the issue: "“It felt timely to celebrate that fact, because it truly reflects who we are. Despite being a multicultural country, we have long subscribed to a homogenous standard of beauty. Charlee Fraser, Akiima, Fernanda Ly and Andreja Pejić prove that thinking – and casting – is archaic.”

Sara Sampaio Launches Graff's Green Lady Diamonds Campaign. Will Sara Also Take On The 'Peace' Diamond Project?

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Sara Sampaio Launches Graff's Green Lady Diamonds Campaign. Will Sara Also Take On The 'Peace' Diamond Project?

Portuguese model and VS Angel Sara Sampaio is the new face of Graff Diamonds. Lensed by Patrick Demarchelier for Graff's Green Lady campaign Sara shines wearing a pair of 50 carat emerald cut diamond earrings as well as a 35 carat emerald cut D Flawless diamond ring. 

In November 2015 How To Spend It Magazine interviewed Laurence Graff, chairman of Graff Diamonds, in advance of the sale of an exceptional diamond called Blue Moon, in advance of its Sotheby's sale for $48.5m. 

Vivienne Becker amplifies the impact Laurence Graff has had on the fine jewelry business with his pioneering mine-to-market business model. Graff brought together "the disparate sectors of the traditional fragmented diamond supply chain, with its total disconnect between the miners at the source, the cutters and dealers and the artistry of the finished jewels."

The 'Peace' Diamond From Sierre Leone

AOC hasn't written about diamonds and blood diamonds for several years, but the journey to market of the 'Peace' diamond caught our attention.

It was Laurence Graff who won the Dec. 2017 bidding in New York, acquiring the so-called 'Peace' diamond from the government of Sierra Leone. 

Iman & Imaan Hammam As Arabian Queens Lensed By Patrick Demarchelier For Vogue Arabia

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Iman & Imaan Hammam As Arabian Queens Lensed By Patrick Demarchelier For Vogue Arabia

Iconic model Iman joins Imaan Hammam, following up on their smashing covers for the March 2018 issue of Vogue Arabia. Patrick Demarchelier is behind the lens with styling by Michael Philouze and fashion direction by Katie Trotter. 

Iman & Imaan Hammam Cover March 2018 Vogue Arabia, Wearing Contrasting Turbans By Nnenne Stella

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The March 2018 issue of Vogue Arabia sent gasps through the fashion industry as rising model Imaan Hammam joined forces with supermodel and industry icon Iman Abdulmajid on one of three industry covers. Michael Philouze styles the duo with images by Patrick Demarchelier. 

Sharing the joint cover in which the two wear contrasting black and white feathers and turban headpieces, Vogue Arabia wrote on Instagram: “Two generations of icons unite for the anniversary issue of Vogue Arabia, with not one, but three covers.” It is the first birthday for this international brand of Vogue. They go on to explain, “With life stories deeply rooted in the Arab world, @imaanhammam and @the_real_iman are the perfect cover stars for the bumper March issue.” 

Boston Globe Writes Fashion Industry Sexual Expose On Patrick Demarchelier, Greg Kadel, David Bellemere, Karl Templer & More Model Aggression

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Boston Globe Writes Fashion Industry Sexual Expose On Patrick Demarchelier, Greg Kadel, David Bellemere, Karl Templer & More Model Aggression

In what is becoming a fashion industry #MeToo moment, The Boston Globe released their investigation of sexual assault and misconduct accusations against at least 25 photographers, agents, stylists, and casting directors including Patrick Demarchelier, David Bellemere, Greg Kadel, Seth Sabal, Karl Templer and more. 

Models offering testimony include Abbey Lee, RJ King, Myla Dalbesio, Chloe Hayward and more prominent names in the industry. 

One of the industry's most prominent voices Coco Rocha told the Globe's Spotlight team that when she refused to get naked on the set at age 16, the photographer replaced her with a girl younger and more obedient. Months later, another famous photographer simulated an orgasm as he took her picture.

On her first test shoot at age 15, Dasha Alexander said the photographer held the camera in one hand and digitally penetrated her with his other. The move would make the pictures more "raw" and "sensual". I find this move laughable because a woman's sensuality is much more innate. If anything, the photographer would inspire raw fear -- unless the model was in full agreement with the gesture. If the photographer didn't ask her in advance about this digital penetration, he is guilty of sexual assault.