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For the November issue of W Magazine, Sharif Hamza photographs a glamourous quartet, Ajak Deng, Ming Xi, Alana Zimmer and Hanna Holman for this suburban styled fashion editorial.

For the November issue of Soma Magazine, the incredible Judith Bedard works some experimental lingerie and jacket combinations; she is photographed by Filippo Del Vita.

For the December cover of Harper’s Bazaar Spain, photographer Txema Yeste shoots Aline Weber in this series of wintery, elegant images.

Vivienne Westwood is investing 1 million of her own funds to launch a 7 million pound fundraising campaign supporting the rainforest charity Cool Earth. The action is to highlight World Bank’s expenditure failings as a staggering 90% of funds pledged to halt deforestation remains unspent.

Many of Modernism’s great artists name the Greek 16th Century painter El Greco as a major source of inspiration and fascination, including Cezanne, van Gogh, Picasso, Delauney, Macke, and Marc. About 100 works by them and other modernist painters will be juxtaposed with 40 of El Greco’s original works from major international collections, including New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and Metropolitan Museum of Art at Museum Kunstpalast from April 28 – August 12, 2012.

Marc Jacobs is the latest designer to have an exhibition of his work as a central focus in a museum. Jacobs joins an esteemed bunch of designers—the late Alexander McQueen, Jean Paul Gaultier, Madame Grès, the Japanese avant-gardists— who’ve all recently had major exhibitions dedicated to their work.

A feminist, activist, and video pioneer, Iveković came of age in the early 1970s during the period known as the Croatian Spring, when artists broke free from mainstream institutional settings, laying the ground for a form of praxis antipodal to official art.

Jim Jones Revue is an English garage rock band that embodies a faded glory of the genre’s classic past. Herve Coutin, a Paris photographer, works his magic, capturing the band’s most primal energy frame by frame.

Top model Arizona Muse unites with photographer Hedi Slimane for a deluxe photoshoot now published in Vogue Russia December.

The Rag & Bone DIY Project is unconventional – it gives the model the absolute freedom in terms of styling, leaving her to arrange her own photoshoot.

Exclusive V Magazine‘s black and white images with sculpturial models shot by photographer Rad Hourani.

The first exhibition to consider Buckminster Fuller’s Bay Area design legacy, this presentation will feature 65 of some of Fuller’s most iconic projects alongside those by local designers inspired by his oeuvre.

Incase and The Andy Warhol Foundation have released a new series of designs for the holiday season.

Miranda Kerr photographed by Terry Richardson for Terry Richardson’s Diary

As one of four covers for The Fantasy Issue this one shot by Elena Rendina is by far my favorite. Free, as always with her signature pink hair meets the viewer with a confrontational gaze, eyes beautifully defined by make-up artist Thomas De Kluyver.

The first major museum exhibition to focus on themes of gender and sexuality in modern American portraiture, HIDE/SEEK: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture brings together more than one hundred works in a wide range of media, including paintings, photographs, works on paper, film, and installation art.

Twenty year old New York based photographer Christina DeO (http://www.christinadeo.com/) had published this beautiful set of photographs that tells the story of her woman and her memories.

A broad mix of architectural styles characterizes this densely populated South Yarra street, from traditional pitched-roof weatherboard terraces to flat-roofed rendered block-work apartment buildings. Narrow buildings sit tightly side-by-side along the one-way street.

This eastern inspired fashion editorial was captured by Alexi Lubomirski for the latest issue of Vogue Germany and stars Karlie Kloss in floral designs.

Pop superstar Gwen Stefani stars on the cover, and in an editorial spread, for the November issue of InStyle, shot by Michelangelo di Battista in sparkly glamourous designs.

During an almost year long global odyssey, renowned photographer Terry Richardson brilliantly captured the intimate, random, behind-the-scenes moments of Lady Gaga in all aspects of her life.

A work hangs on a wall during an exhibition by Brazilian ‘Pop’ artist Romero Britto at the Imitate Modern Gallery on November 16, 2011 in London, England.

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles is exhibiting Hedi Slimane’s California Song, which spans the photographer’s “California period.” The collection traces Slimane’s “explorations of cycles of urban youth culture and artistic communities, through installations of photographic essays.. And publications.”

Award-winning photographer Norman Seeff’s image of Apple founder and CEO Steve Jobs was recently featured on the cover of Time and on the back cover of the Walter Isaascon-penned biography “Steve Jobs”.