Homme Essential Holiday Gift Guide

18 November, 2013 Covers, Fashion 315 comments

We can´t wait for Christmas to finally arrive! Lots of people prefer the warmer seasons, but for all fashionistas, winter will always be the perfect opportunity to dress up, have fun and look amazing of course. And when it´s time to for a man to find inspiration, there´s no better answer than Homme Essential.
For its November issue, Homme Essential brings the best winter looks, and their 2013 holiday gift guide. And no, we won´t forget to mention that stunning model Ben Allen turns this cover into something magical, wearing an amazing emerald suit.
Once upon a time, people said fashion was for women only, then Homme Essential came and obviously changed the rules. Guys, don´t forget to ask Santa for something nice to wear for the season, and if he´s broke, we promise that getting Homme Essential will at least make you feel so much better.

Kate Moss Joins Vogue UK as Contributing Editor

Kate Moss has recently joined Team Vogue UK as a Contributing Editor! In the midst of designing yet another collection with Topshop, the multi-tasking supermodel is trying her hand at fashion editorials.

Kate, who has been on 33 Vogue covers, will be hands on editing photo shoots with her own choice of photographers and models.

“I am absolutely delighted that Kate is going to work with us in this new role,” said Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman. “Her undoubtedly brilliant sense of style, depth of fashion knowledge, and understanding of what makes a wonderful image will be exciting to see used in the pages of British Vogue. I am really looking forward to working with her on ideas.”

Her first story is set to debut for Vogue UK’s upcoming spring issue.


Dia De La Beauty with Nelson Blanton


Model: Mary Ruby with ELITE Models
Photographer: Nelson Blanton of Stylehouse Productions
Hair: Marcus Hoey
Makeup: Lysette Castellanos
Products used:
SKIN: Giorgio Armani luminess silk foundation
EYES: Inglot gel eyeliners
LIPS: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Liptar
LIPS: Melt Cosmetics lipstick
SKIN: Nars Copacabana highlight
EYES: MAC eyeshadows

Rick Genest X Hypebeast “Restless East”

26 September, 2013 All, Campaign, Fashion 138 comments

Rick Genest and Hypebeast collaborates together to create a innovative editorial shot in the rooftops of Hong Kong! Dressed in ETRO, 3.1 Phillip Lim and Burberry Prosurm, Rick overlooks the busy town, while his outfits contrasted on the setting he was set upon.

Rachel Rutt and Seon Sweetens Up An Editorial by Shxpir

Rachel Rutt and Seon creates a sweet and tasty hangout in front of an ice cream truck for Harper’s Bazaar China photographed by Shxpir, with pastel hues and Louis Vuitton it’s a sweet story not to miss.


Carey Mulligan’s Jaw Dropping Flaunt Cover Shoot

Actress and star of the new and upcoming anticipated film version of “The Great Gatsby” Carey Mulligan stuns viewers with her spread and cover of American Flaunt Magazine. The British beauty transforms herself into a sophisticated and mysterious angle for the magazine in colorful images shot by Stevie and Mada. The stylist Elizabeth Stewart had selected standout designs from the high fashion brands such as Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana and Alexander McQueen for Carey to wear in the cathedral-snapped story. /Hair by Jenny Cho @ The Wall Group, Makeup by Georgie Eisdell @ The Wall Group, Props by Taylor Lorentz

Wang Yang In “The Flowers”

The textures and spring of colors comes alive in this editorial photographed by Wang Yang. Model Li Ke beautifies the bright eyeshadow colors of rich gold, orange, magenta and some subtle greens. The beauty shots were beautifully blended with flora in her hair.

 Read more of this story here!

Kait Young Stars In L’Officiel Singapore Cover Story


Young Model Kait Young strikes many poses and lands the cover of L’Officiel Singapore for Chuando & Frey’s lens. Styled from head to toe in Gucci, La Perla, Chanel, Hermes and much more! (Styled by Jack Wang and Jumius Wong) Stunning and fierce as she stands in front of a camera filtered by the black and white some could say she looks like a Catwoman during the day without the whip and costume. Hair by Rick Yang, Makeup by Linsey Li


To see more go to fashiongonerouge.com!

Hottest Woman in the 21st Century: BEYONCE

Lensed by the infamous Terry Richardson and interviewed by GQ’s Amy Wallace, Beyonce’s latest shoot with one of the leading Men’s fashion magazine’s, GQ, is risque to say the least.  With the photos causing magor buzz on the net weeks before the issue even hit stands. All the buzz mounted initially due to the hyper-sexualized image Mrs. Knowles-Carter the new mother was putting fourth, definitely flaunting that flawless-yet controversial post-baby bod.

In the spread, Beyonce is shown doing a variety of poses donning clothing that just maybe about 2 sizes 2 small. While the taste level of the shoot is still up for questing we here at Annex choose to delve a little deeper. Because wether this is a ‘I’ve still got it’ shot or a dig at last months GQ cover girl Rihanna (who wins bar non – sex and bad girl things is just her steez, just look at her instagram).

While we will defintley give Bey here points for looking like one of the sexiest moms on the planet, she also gets a major fail for

allowing her stylist to place her in such overtly provocative clothing – or more like lack thereof. Beyonce is one a mother and two she has reeked of class and elegance ever since realizing her true power to effect and empower women as of late, these images are not of the same woman who was asked to sing for the president of the united states not only once, or twice but a third time. These aren’t images that Mr. Obama would allow his daughters to see, nor would she allow her daughter Blue to feast her eyes upon.

The overall point here  is that from Beyonce we expect more, mainly MORE CLOTHES…! Vogue and Annie please rectify Terry’s wrong doing…!



“They define what’s sexy. And men define what’s feminine. It’s ridiculous.”

While this is no doubt the first stop on the mega train that is Bey’s PR schedule See soon to be Vogue cover,

Superbowl Performance, New Pepsi Deal, and most importantly for those longtime Queen Bey fans is the reuniting of her former girl group Destiny’s Child with the first of new music in almost 10 years, with new song Nuclear produced by The Neptunes frontman Pharelle.


 Check out more of Beyonce’s questionable spread for GQ below…


“That’s how I treat this. I watch my performances, and I wish I could just enjoy them, but I see the light that was late. I see, ‘Oh God, that hair did not work.’ Or ‘I should never do that again.’ I try to perfect myself. I want to grow, and I’m always eager for new information.”

                            Read More of Queen Bey with GQ: Here