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STEPHEN THOMPSON: TRANSCENDENT

Stephen Thompson shines with the kind of life force that is just profoundly inspiring.PH The ImagistStephen Thompson shines with the kind of life force that is just profoundly inspiring. PH. The Imagist

At the end of a quick shoot with the most buzzed about man in modeling right this minute, Major's Stephen Thompson said the most unexpected thing.

NOM DE GUERRE: FALL/WINTER 2010: COUNTDOWN TO VIOLENCE

Collection 11 originates with an examination of contemporary military war tactics PH: Eric SwainCollection 11 originates with an examination of contemporary military war tactics PH Eric Swain

Of course you saw Hintmag's fab first look of Nom de Guerre's new video for their collection and as TI's love for the Nom de Guerre brand knows no bounds

TI DATE: Daniel Peddle Deluged

I know, I know I've been roaming the streets a LOT recently but this will be funI know, I know I've been roaming the streets a LOT recently but this will be fun

Ned Ambler: A Great American Eye

Jean and Amandaray Ph. Ned AmblerJean and Amandaray Ph. Ned Ambler

It is just like five years ago when every ambitious young thing landing in NY felt compelled to declare themselves a stylist. And five years before that a DJ or a "publicist" if not the ungodly hybrid of "publicist to DJ's" . I really ought not to talk but now the new thing in NY is to be a casting director with fantastic new people like Daniel Peddle, Jessica Weinstein and Julia Semonova locking it down with some stronger and stronger clients each season.
But in the same way that you have to fall silent at the mention of Judy Blame in the field of styling, the name Ned Ambler is just iconic when it comes to the proposition of casting. In the 90's his was the eye that resulted in club kids like Jenny Talia being scraped off the sidewalks of Avenue A and deposited in a flourescent white photo-studio for CK Jeans. How great it was in the mid-90's to have a city bus dock beside you and see all the kids from the clubs ( Lois Samuels, Richard Elms, Jenny Shimuzu) profiling for CK 1. Ambler was indefatiguable in his hunt for strong, real, immediate faces , fresh off the streets . Everyone from Levi's to Versace, Jil Sander, Valentino, and Dolce & Gabbana harnessed Ambler's brave and open eye to create a great moment in fashion. Magazines like Vogue, Italian Vogue, L’Uomo Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, W, Interview, Details, and The Face got a dose of realness via his intervention.

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