Symbols of Success Part Two
The list of influencers and connoisseurs continues. Don’t forget to have a look at Part One + Part Three. Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen // Needless of explanation, these two have been in the public eye since the age of nine months. They have matured and made the world theirs, with people following their every move as twins. Mary-Kate was awarded the status of fashion icon by the New York...
I’m thinking of a four letter word that explains how I feel about these covers… nope. It completely escaped me. Multiple covers always add to the mystique and value of a magazine, and these are a celebration of the female body. Shot by Mert & Marcus, the quadruplet of covers consists of Jeneil Williams, Kristen McMenamy, Lara Stone, and Daria Werbowy the Canadian. I can just see somebody...
Elisabeth Ouni Interview
An amazing Belgian once told me, “You only live once”. This girl went by many names, the most popular being Ouni. I wanted to make my first live audio interview somebody special, so after I’d been following her blog, No Balls, No Glory; A Polaroid Story, for quite some time, I’d decided that she would be a great personality to start off the new year (I had the idea back in...
Just Passing Thru
Rejection can hurt, deprive or stop a male or female from going forward in pursuit of happiness, success, romance, empowerment, motivation, life goals or business but just ask yourself this one question: Are your aspirations, dreams or goals more important than what your friends or family have to say and if the answer is 100% YES! then you are already successful and determined within and that...
Symbols of Success Part One
All of the people about to be mentioned here have something in common. Yes, they may have once been famous, but what separates these true individuals from the rest of the famous creative world, is that these individuals never stopped creating, and no matter how their fame affected them, whether positively or negatively, they continued to devote their time passionately to their craft. LOU DOILLON...
Hero Issue Two
Finally got some previews from the new Hero issue. And by new I mean it came out last December. I know, a bit late to my inbox. It all seems a bit tired, anyway. These shoots seem to be a bit jaded and bland. First shoot by Bruno Staub featuring Alexander from Major Model Management Paris and Clement from Bananas Paris styled by Jean-Michel Clerc. Second shoot by Matthew Kristall featuring Ryan B...
Ain't Nothin' Like The Real Thing
A lazy Sunday only means one thing: videos! Thanks to Jonathan Waiter for sharing the inspiration. Read my interview with Jonathan Waiter. And apparently I have to warn you that there is indecent exposure in the third video, in case you haven’t seen a pee pee before or something. Bruce Weber made the third video for YSL F/W 2010.
Dree Hemingway + Angelo Pennetta
Okay, after seeing this beautiful video by Angelo Pennetta I take back what I said the other day about Dree Hemingway. It may have been uncalled for, and I don’t know much about her. Kudos to her for looking so elusive in this great video.
Jameel Amini + Charge of the Black Brigade
In an effort to help out a photographer who goes by the name of “Jam”, I hereby bring you a look at his/her (this wasn’t clarified, Jam) editorial Charge of the Black Brigade. Simply because I like confiture of all sorts, I thought it rational that I post this, even if it’s merely for a treat. Whether or not I like it is irrelevant, because a solid effort was made which...
Dazed & Confused + Magdalena Frackowiak
Dazed & Confused is known for pushing the envelope when it comes to editorials, and this one is no exception. I think, for once, the focus seems actually to be the clothes. Which is a bit of a rarity in fashion. So strange. I love the bones in this editorial; Magdalena serves up a huge dish of thin that I just keeps me craving more. Little piece of trivia: Dazed & Confused has been...
Vogue Paris + Morrocco
One of the more popular African countries received a visit from Carine Roitfeld and her team of marksmen (Inez + Vinoodh) for the new issue of Vogue Paris featuring Lara Stone, her boobs, Freja Beha Erichsen, and the other model (Dree Boringway read: Hemingway). I watched my first episode of Jersey Shore today, and have to say that guidos are probably the only people that live up to, and are proud...
Self Service + Elise Crombez
This girl’s debut may have been in the year 2000, but she is back from her hiatus as a model appearing in Self Service’s The Obsessions: Intentional Absurdity. A throwback to 80’s glamour ads, this editorial is kind of fresh in a way. Well, we haven’t seen it in a long time, just like Elise Crombez.
Ian Markell + Nothing Like It
The best part about my interviews, is that it’s even better to see what happens to the people after I talk to them. Ian Markell, whose interview appeared here December 22, has been updating his site. Not only am I still impressed, but I thought it worthy of sharing his prized possessions with all of you. You can check out how the negotiations with Ian Markell went down here. All images / Ian...
Tom Ford + About A Boy
Nicholas Hoult is somebody you may never have ever heard of. It appears as though he just popped onto the scene for these ads by Tom Ford, which are a bit more subtle than his racy ads of the past. However, maybe the racy part of this was that the main male model chosen for the campaign was actually the star of one of my favourite films About a Boy? Yes, it’s true. This is much the very same...
Asian Energy + Vogue China
About time Vogue did some “out-of-the-box” thinking. An editorial dedicated to Asian models in Vogue China. Original, guys. Even though this could have been predicted, it’s still nice to see some of the lesser-knowns get some face time, even if it is restricted to East Asia. I would vote for Tao if she ran for governess, or president or whatever they have over there. She looks...
I Love Fake + Robbie Wadge
Jolijn Snijders still rocks the show. Physical manifestation of artistic genius. Speaking of genius, have you seen the new Interview cover of Jay-Z? MITCHELL: If you think about all the guys in hip-hop that you came up with, you’re one of the only ones who is still here—and part of the reason is that a lot of those guys didn’t break out of that box you’re talking about. In fact, most of them are...
The Side Boob
Who do you think is the breast model, excuse me, best model out there? Now that we’ve seen the rack of basically every female model in existence (certain more conservative models not included), I’ve sorted through some recent imagery to find what I think is equally as effective while keeping dignity intact — the side boob. Although still quite revealing, I find this approach not only...
HEDI SLIMANE / The Genius
Interview excerpts / Index Magazine Dear Hedi Slimane, We’ve never met, but I’m sure we’d get along. I just found out that you are friends with another great creative, Gus Van Sant. Apparently I’m not too far from him. You obviously have no mailing address that I can find, so I’ll have to put this out to the world in hopes that you will one day come across it. The...
Naleye Junior + Double Dutch
Everything good in this world seems to be Dutch. My life is seriously lacking a windmill. If you’re Dutch give me a holler. Naleye Junior is. And his career is no wind short of being gusty. Okay, I’m not sure what that means, I’m just going with the whole windmill theme. I did a project once on The Netherlands. I think they call it Holland, though. All it did was solidify my...
This Used to Be My Playground + Terry Gates
It probably won’t be too long before this gets around town, if you know what I mean. But once in a blue moon, The Ones 2 Watch actually features some killer new talent and dashing editorials. Terry Gates’ photography is a bit refreshing, in that he put a wet-haired model beside an indigenous looking Mexican holding a talley of Coke. I don’t know about you, but to me that just...
Willis Hip Interview
Willis Hip, whose hipness transcends more than just his surname, is the creator of Vinyl & Vodka. Documenting trends in music for a little over four months, he’s recently branched into fashion. It only seems natural, after all, he’s two degrees away from celebrity Tavi Gevinson. Willis Hip even started his own online zine, Vinyl & Vodka, which features an interview with...
Jethro Cave + Joost Vandebrug
The new The Contributing Editor site has been launched, and it is, as promised, a sight for sore eyes. Joost Vandebrug shoots super stealth Jethro Cave in My Baby Rocks Me With One Steady Roll. Sorry for lack of posting, I just moved to a new place and it’s taking a while to set up and I’m forced to steal internet connection. Thievery! Video / The Contributing Editor.
Curves Ahead + Sølve Sundsbo
I don’t quite comprehend what is so curves ahead about this editorial, people have been fat for ages. I do agree, however, with the introduction of plus-sized models in high fashion. Sølve Sundsbo brings us these paunchy proportional beauties in an astounding way. He always seems to be up to a challenge, and a challenge this would be. I can get used to this. Can’t wait for more from V...
Hanne Gaby + Muse / Running Wild
I was going to take screenshots of these pictures to enhance the degraded quality feel, but I was too lazy. In some way this editorial is letting us know that your cell phone has come a long way and can now take magazine quality photos. I knew 2010 would bring us advanced technology! Hanne Gaby manages to keep sexy while romping through the forest — another sign that a model has potential. Maybe...