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December 10, 2013
Kristen McMenamy plays a modern mermaid on a mission to find her one true love in ‘Far Far From Land’ a high fashion fairy-tale by Tim Walker for W Magazine. Using the fantasy folklore of the “mer-people” Walker lures us to his underwater world, where love is eternal and all that you see is subjected to the amplified echoing of the imagination.
December 5, 2013
Farah Holt stuns in Schiaparelli Couture by Christian Lacroix The Zoo Couture by Baldovino Barani for Odda Magazine #5. Shot at Elsa Schiaparelli’s eclectic Parisian apartment, this story is set up to feel like an extension of Christian Lacroix’s much celebrated show at the Pavillon de Flore of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs this Summer.
November 30, 2013
Once upon a time there lived a dark, ethereal beauty who’s only dream was to make it to the pages of a high fashion magazine. Magda Laguinge goes on a Couture Adventure in ‘Secret Shore’ by Jumbo Tsui for the December 2013 issue of Harper’s Bazaar China.
November 25, 2013
Part queen of hearts part pirate punk circus clown, Cara Delevingne knows how to work a costume in ‘Turn the Lights Off and Let’s Play’ by Richard Bush for i-D Magazine. A timely tribute to the theatrical side of high fashion as Cara prepares to spread her creative wings and conquer the silver screen.
November 24, 2013
Take a fantastical trip through your childhood with a collection of fairy-tales turned high fashion stories in ‘Heroine Chic’ by Chris Nicholls for Fashion Magazine (Canada). Using the art of experimental translation Pamela Bernier reinvents the modern heroine, playing such beloved parts as Goldilocks an the Three Bears, Charlotte’s Web, Mary had a Little Lamb & Princess & the Pea. These tomes hold their own.
November 16, 2013
Breaking through her caterpillar shell Caroline Brasch Nielsen emerges a fully formed high fashion butterfly, in ‘Chrysalide’ by Greg Kadel for Numéro Magazine #149. Taking us through stages of transition, Kadel mixes the momentum of motion with the penetrating power of still photography, for an innovative visual experience I’m calling, The Hollographic Hybrid.
November 15, 2013
Beautifully bizarre, Valerija Kelava stars in ‘S-Sur/Real’ by Julia Hetta for Double Magazine No.26 F/W 2013.14. Taking the idea of free expression to the extreme, Hetta shoots a series of stylish non-sequiturs, meant to discover the divine line of distance that runs between the conscious and unconscious minds.
November 9, 2013
Georgi Andinov gives us high concept fashion art in ‘Panic at the Garden’ starring Bulgarian beauty Vania Bileva for the current issue of 12Magazine. Combining this season’s fascination with all things rebellious, this multi-thematic Punk Floral series uses contrasting elements of style to form a cohesive vision of modern art.
November 7, 2013
Today I wept for all who will miss out on the exquisite experience of Toni Garrn in Txema Yeste’s theater of high fashion ‘Wunderkammer’ for Numéro China #34. Lost in the chamber of wonder Garrn delivers one of the defining performances of her career, proving she is no mere model, she is a modern muse. As I let my eyes peruse each picture I feel my chest swell with a familiar kind of ache.
October 30, 2013
Anastassia Rottie becomes the color in ‘Se Faire Une Couleur’ by Johan Sandberg for Stylist France No. 22. An exciting amalgamation of concept/design, using what the French term as Reflexive Causality, the title of this story indicates that Rottie isn’t just wearing the colors she is being transformed by them.
October 24, 2013
Bringing the drama of high fashion to the face (makeup artist) Aaron de Mey creates the ultimate beauty art in ‘Nights Out’ by Theo Wenner for Purple Fashion F/W 2013/14. Daringly disjointed, Wenner redefines the idea of cohesive with a captivating series of shots only held together by their sensational quality.
October 19, 2013
Leave it to the King of dark arts to deliver the definitive high fashion horror story this season in ‘Disturbia’ by Jeff Bark for Dazed & Confused November 2013. Wearing the finest in high end attire a family of gorgeous ghouls roam the country side seeking to satisfy their hunger for Haute Couture.
October 18, 2013
Kristen McMenamy captures the sanctitude of solitude in this courageous coverstory shot by Dancian for Zoo Magazine. At once both inviting and excluding this edgy editorial interprets the art of isolation with evocative images that erupt into a powerful piece of performance art.
October 15, 2013
Daring to divulge her darker side Samantha Gradoville dances in diaphanous designs in this enigmatic editorial by Paul Maffi for Transmission No.2, The Transparency Issue. Exploring the art of openness she sheds her metaphorical skin as she slowly makes her way though a series of see-through styles artfully ensembled by Rich Aybar.
October 7, 2013
Purrrfectly posed and ready to pounce Juju Ivanyuk stuns in a series of feline inspired high fashion shots by Xavi Gordo for Rabat Magazine F/W 13.14. Cunning & astute, Juju channels one of the animal kingdom’s most captivating creatures making her way through each frame with the stealth moves of a jungle cat.
October 4, 2013
Johan Sandberg uses the power of paradox to prevail in “D’humeur Noire” starring Marta Dyks for Stylist France #19, 26th September 2013. As the jagged edges of juxtaposition rub up against each other it is often the subsequent sparks that can light a true fashion fire.
October 1, 2013
Taking the Jean Theme to another level, David Dunan delivers a distorted vision of bokeh beauty in ’Denim Qui C’est’ starring Carolina Thaler for Stylist France issue #017. An interpretive take on fashion’s famous staple, in the ultimate hi/low mix (stylist) Belen Casadevall blends haute couture with designer denim to create a cutting-edge conceptual story.
September 29, 2013
An exquisite piece of fashion poetry ‘Doves’ soars above the rest by Marizio Bavutti for CR Fashion Book #3. In an industry thick with the contrite clouds of commercialism, Carine Roitfeld has found a way to break free from the artistic apathy and guide us to the fertile ground of high fashion.